Monday, May 7, 2012

DIY - How To Make Madhubani Paintings

From a long time I have been thinking about making a Madhubani Painting (to be precise almost 6 months). All because I am such a lazy bum. Finally, I have come out of my hibernation and completed the sketch on Sunday.

Probably, by next weekend my Madhubani Painting will be ready. As you can see the work is in progress :)

Work In Progress

Madhubani Paintings are also known as Mithila Paintings, is a traditional art form which traces its origin to the city of Sita Mithila, Bihar. There is a village with the name of Madhubani, where women used to make them on freshly plastered mud walls of thier huts. But now they are made on hand made paper, cloth, canvas and various other objects also.

It is said that this style of painting originated at the time of the Ramayana, when King Janak commissioned artists to make the paintings at the time of marriage of his daughter, Sita, to Lord Ram.

How To Make Madhubani Painting?
Now now I know you must be thinking Madhubani Paintings are so complicated. They are but its not at all difficult to make a Madhubani Painting.

You require-
- A design
- Pencil
- Colors (Poster colors for paper)
- Brushes
- Black outliner
- Good Quality Paper

Just sketch the design on paper. If you are not good at drawing, you can use Trace paper and carbon paper and just copy the design on paper or cloth.
Now all you have to do is fill the colors. After they dry, then only make the outlines.
If using paper let it dry for few hours. And if you are making the painting on a cloth, then iron the backside of the cloth. Ta da !! Your painting is ready, Just get it framed.

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