How to draw Women dancing in Warli

Introduction:  Warli art is one of the oldest tribal arts of India. It is named after the tribe Warli. They hailed from the coastal areas of Maharashtra and Gujarat. Warli has a basic graphic representation: a circle, triangle and a square.It is an earthy art form. A circle represents nature like sun and moon.The triangle represents trees and mountains and the square represents an enclosed space or a piece of land.These pictorial representations were painted only during special occasions like weddings and during the harvest season. I will be doing a series of Warli art drawing tutorials.

I first saw this art in a Chitrakala Parishath Exhibition in Bangalore,India.I have always had a keen interest in knowing the history of different art forms from different parts of India and this interest of mine, made me dig more into Warli art. Now Warli art has been incorporated in textile Industries,in home decor, Jewelry and much more.
Today’s tutorial is how to draw Women dancing in Warli.

Click below to find the previous tutorials in Warli
http://rashmiandi.com/2016/03/17/how-to-draw-men-playing-drum-in-warli/
http://rashmiandi.com/2016/03/16/how-to-draw-a-bird-in-warli/
http://rashmiandi.com/2016/02/26/warli-basics-borders/
http://rashmiandi.com/2016/02/23/diy-warli-cork-coasters/http://rashmiandi.com/2016/02/22/how-to-draw-peacock-in-warli-art/

Step 1 Draw a small triangle which forms the lower half of the body

Draw a small triangle which forms the lower half of the body.

Step 2 Then draw in similar way the upper triangle which forms the upper body of the woman. Please see the pictorial representation for drawing the upper triangle, because it changes as per different dance postures.

Draw in similar way the upper triangle which forms the upper body of the woman.

Step 3 Draw the arms and legs. Again please refer to the pictorial representation because it changes as per different dance postures.

Draw the arms and legs

Step 4 Draw head and add a small bun kinda thing representing tied hair and shade them.

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Draw head and add a small bun kinda thing representing tied hair and shade them.

Step 5 Step back and admire the ladies grooving in Warli style:)

Enjoy!
Happy Drawing!
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