(Folk Art of Bihar)
Long time ago, at the time of Ramayana,King Janak,Sita's father asked the artists of Mithila region in Bihar to do a painting of his Daughter's Marriage to Lord Rama.This is how te tradition of Madhubani also called Mithila painting started.
It was earlier done on walls,but now people do it on paper and cloth.the colours were made from plants.The motifs were from nature and mytilogical events and themes revolved around Hindu deities and natural objects like sun,moon etc.,
This style of painting does not leave any empty space.The gaps are filled with flowers,animals or any geometrical patterns.Traditionally , madhubani painting was taught by mothers to their daughters,but now everyone does it.
You will require:
Handmade paper (better to go for plain rather than textured)
Black Marker (for outlining)
Brushes(2-3 brushes of different sizes)preferably 000 brush
How to do ???
1.Trace the design/or the required design you want ...any madhubani design is fine.
2.Now in the handmade paper draw the border using pencil or straight away with marker or trace it
3.Trace the whole picture using Carbon sheet.(Here i used a black carbon paper)
4.Now i did the border using the marker for the whole picture.
5.Finally i coloured it using poster colours.
6.Madhubani painting is done.