Gond art or painting is a tribal art form that is practised by one of the largest tribes in India- “The Gonds”. The tribal community of Gond is one of India’s largest indigenous communities who showed their art as an expression of their day to day life. Gond paintings recorded the tribes’ connection with their natural surrounding with the use of bright, vivid naturally derived colours from the soil, plant sap, leaves or flowers. This post has easy steps and bright colours Gond art inspired painting ideas for kids. If you are looking for an art activity idea for kids, you should explore this tribal Indian artform for its easy and simple characteristics.
characteristics of Gond paintings
Gond painting is one of the most loved Indian Folk art form. While the traditional Gond art originated in Madhya Pradesh. It is also practised in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and also Odisha. The tribes of Gonds used traditional motifs for decorating the walls and floors of their houses. Gond paintings are inspired by nature and include painting simple everyday creatures like fish, birds, cows, elephants, trees etc. The tribal art is majorly characterized by double-lined outlines, the detail added in the form of dots and dashes and the use of vivid bright colours.
Gond art inspired painting ideas for kids
Materials You Need:
A paper plate or any paper
Black marker/Sketch pens
Method to draw Gond art
Draw an outline of any animals such as peacock or birds and a tree with a pencil
Paint different parts of their body using bright colours. use various colours to obtain different shades.
Paint the tree branches Green
Paint various patterns like dots and dashes on different parts of the animals and tree using different colours.
Use a black marker to give an outline. Draw green patterns on the leaves of the tree.
You may also add details to the painting with black lines with the marker/ fine brush.