The Gond paintings are always done freehand. Putting brush straight to canvas or paper, they seldom need an outline or rough sketch. These paintings are characterized by their dots and lines on the flat colored backgrounds which collectively make up a total graphic. The bodies are seldom in a single color but are laid out in beautifully demarcated shades and clean geometrical lines. Every gond painter has developed his own mannerisms for painting this subject. Visual ingenuity is not uncommon for the pradhans of the Gond tribe of Madhya Pradesh who make the Gond paintings.
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