Technique: The art of Madhubani painting requires skill and implies a certain technique. This technique requires simple raw materials that are easily located in villages such as bamboo sticks and cotton.
Firstly the cotton is wrapped around a bamboo stick to serve as a brush. Then the brush is dipped in colors and applied on to the fabric. No shading technique is used. The outline is done with double lines. The gaps between the two lines are filled with cross or straight lines. Colors are not used in linear paintings.
- Black - By blending soot and cow dung
- Yellow - From turmeric, pollen, lime, milk of banyan leaves,
- Blue -Indigo
- Red - Kusam flower juice or red sandalwood
- Green - wood apple tree leaves
- White - Rice powder
- Orange - Palasha flowers
This is a traditional fork art form from India and has commendably succeeded in getting international recognistion. The colors used are bold and vibrant and the themes most prominently revolve around daily activities, nature, flora - fauna and Hindu deities.
Here's a little something i tried :)