Kerala Mural Painting Tutorial | Traditional Indian Art Form

Kerala Mural Painting Tutorial | Traditional Indian Art Form

Hello my creative tribe!!! So it’s been long that I have done any Indian art form or a painting tutorial So today let’s do one. And today we are doing mural painting Let’s go to God’s own country, a land that has been blessed with abundant nature, exotic wildlife, Colorful festivals and rich culture. Yes I am talking about Kerala, a state at the southernmost tip of India and here you will get to see extremely beautiful temples mosques and churches and on the walls of these temples and churches Can be found very famous Indian art form, which is called mural painting So like always let’s start with the origin and style and theme and then process of the painting So let’s first know about the origin of this painting This is an ancient Indian art form which dates back to around 7th 8th century Which is quite old and it is said that tradition of painting walls Started in Kerala. So the theme of this painting is related to Hindu gods and goddesses and this kind of painting style can be seen in abundance in a temple, which is called Guruvayur in Trichur which is very famous for mural paintings Mural paintings are rich in colors. They are bold vibrant yet very delicate Red, ochre blue and green are mainly used colors and in olden days natural dyes and pigments were used but these days all synthetic colors are used. And shading is the key in mural paintings Earlier, it was done only on walls But these days mural can be done on fabric, paper, canvas walls anywhere!!! So you will need one artist bad A4 130 GSM, a pencil, acrylic colors, paint brushes. And the first step is Trace or hand draw the figure on drawing paper Figures are drawn very artistically in mural paintings. So remember if you are drawing it freehand, then you can refer to some Images on internet or if you already have some mural paintings then you can refer to them and then try to recreate some patterns from that painting. Patterns like this are very common in mural paintings Once you are happy with the design then you can trace it either with fine tip black pen or dark HB pencil. Once the design is ready. It’s now time to fill colors, which is the most important part of mural painting. so I do it in two ways. First is color wash technique, which is this First, I will fill the pattern with solid color and While it is still wet, I will dip the brush in water, remove the excess water. I’ll remove the color only from the center part of the pattern and I’ll just leave the edges as is so that edges appear little darker and the center part of the pattern appears lighter So that is called color wash technique. Once it is dried, I’ll just give outline to it with a darker shade And The second technique is…. First, I’ll fill the lighter shade in all the patterns and then I’ll give an outline with darker shade and while doing this just remember that color consistency should be 70% should be the color and 30% should be water And this is how first I’m filling the lighter color and then giving an outline of darker shade and then using wet brush I’ll just spread the darker shade so that it merges seamlessly with the lighter shade and To give it finishing touches, I’ll just use wet brush and remove the excess paint from everywhere. Now here is why shading is so important in mural painting So here you can see the patterns few are non shaded and I have done shading in these patterns And here I would like to show you the consistency of color. I have mixed 30% of water and 70% is color Once all the patterns are filled with colors. The last step is to give a black outline to all the patterns. Other than black you can give the outline using same color in darker shade. So the key is that you should keep the middle part of any pattern in mural painting lighter and the edges should be darker. Now I am giving some finishing touches any empty spaces should be filled with colors and Here is the final look of mural painting. How do you like it? So I really hope you like this mural painting tutorial and will be making one and if you do don’t forget to share with me on my Instagram here is the Instagram ID and this is my Facebook ID so don’t forget to share your creations and That’s all for today and I’ll see you soon in my next video till then watch either this video or this. Wish you all Love, Luck and Sunshine. Bye. Bye

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  2. u r amazing madam…i just love painting and my main inspiration u only madam i luv u lot..๐ŸŒน Happy republic day๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

  3. Beautiful painting Disha..was waiting for your painting tutorial..i was just wondering if we could work on the background first and then get in to detailing as it's quite intricate

  4. It's so so beautiful disha I liked the way you did the shading part and also your tips thank you so much disha I would like to see more of painting tutorial videos if possible from you because you give very good tips and make the painting look easy. Always love your work๐Ÿ˜Š disha โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  5. Hi Disha after watching your living room decor video I got inspired and did a couple of Kerala mural. Now after watching your video I think I could have waited for tutorial so that I could have done a better job !

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  7. A mรญ me gusta mucho dibujar , lo volvere a hacer ๐ŸŽจ una lindura me encanto me super encanto!!!!!!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒปque viva la India !!!!!!! ๐Ÿฏโ˜‰โ˜‰โ˜‰โ˜‰โ˜‰โ˜‰โ˜‰โ˜‰โ˜‰

  8. Beautiful Disha ji. Nice to see your video. You will look beautiful with a bindhi.Hope you take my comment in good way.Is background filling necessary for this painting?

  9. The most important thing in your video is that you describe so nicely and neatly that it became easy for us… thank you and hat's off

  10. The colour wash technique which colour medium is best suited. Poster or acrylic . Can this be done by oil colour?

  11. Greetings DMD, Frist, Great Thanks for the prize distribution as much awaited. Congratulations! for the winners Vasudha and Jessica !
    Now, WoW! Amazing artistic skills even in the newly learned art! Bit by bit you are Conquering all the arts in India. Well Done, Keep going. Hope and wish to be expertise in all Indian arts and achieve great heights and top awards. Thanks for sharing. Rv.

  12. You made my life beautiful y coz i saw your warli art painting and i painted my walls i updated my status on whatsapp by seeing my status i got 3 projects am very happy and they asked me to paint on there shirts and on frock.
    Am bit counfued that how much should I charge them or do it for free,can you please help me on this

  13. amazing:) .. Disha. .. can you make a tutorial video for Tikuli art.? i have seen some articles and videos but i did not get the proper basic techniques..

  14. This is so beautiful. I am so inspire by you and I want to replicate this one (I have never painted anything other than a house). Will you please share outline our sketch of this one with me. I can't do this free hand. Checked online but could not find this one but different.

  15. Wonderful! Please visit some parts of Rajasthan to see mural painting arts in the forts of Different cities. You will love it as being an intelligent, curious artist. Thanks.

  16. Loved this painting Disha! Will surely try my hand! โคโคThanks! Also the soothing background music is very relaxing!

  17. Super ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ super super wonderful

  18. Hi Disha! As i was browsing on youtube i happened to hop on your channel – was amazed with your talent – Love your Mural painting.

  19. It is so close as I am not able to see it clearly So please keep your art with some distance from camera , but still a like for it

  20. Mural painting is the very popular traditional Indian art form in India. If you want to see the actual mural painting examples, you need to visit Rajasthan. To know the intricacies in Indian traditional art, you need to read the blog

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