Drawing an Allover Banarasi sketch involves creating a repeating pattern that covers the entire surface. Here are some general steps to get you started:
- Sketch the basic outline of the design on a piece of paper. You can use a pencil or a pen, but make sure the lines are light and easy to erase if you make a mistake.
- Decide on the size of the pattern and mark the repeat points. This will ensure that the pattern lines up perfectly when repeated.
- Start filling in the details of the design. Banarasi patterns typically feature intricate floral or paisley motifs, as well as geometric shapes like diamonds and hexagons. You can use a reference image or create your own design.
- Use a pen or marker to darken the lines of the design. This will make the design more visible and help it stand out.
- Add shading and details to the design to give it depth and texture. You can use cross-hatching or stippling techniques to create shadows and highlights.
- Once you are happy with the design, erase any stray pencil marks and clean up any smudges or mistakes.
- To add color to the design, you can use colored pencils or markers. Banarasi designs typically feature bold, bright colors like gold, red, and green.
- Once the design is complete, use a scanner or photocopier to create a repeating pattern. This can be done by lining up the repeat points and copying the design multiple times, or by using a computer program to create a digital repeat.
- The final step is to transfer the design onto the fabric or surface you want to decorate. You can use a transfer pencil or transfer paper to transfer the design onto fabric, or you can use a stencil to transfer the design onto a surface like a wall or a piece of furniture.