How to Draw a Matki Step by Step

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how to draw a matki
How to Draw a Matki

Matki (or matka) is a Hindi word used for an earthen pot. It is used all over the Indian subcontinent, as a home “water storage cooler”. We are going to draw a matki step by step and after drawing a matka we are going to colour it.

In this tutorial, we will show you step by step drawing of matki for kids. Especially this tutorial is for kids and beginners.

Art Materials & Equipment

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Marker
  • Pencil Color
  • Eraser (Erase If Made Mistake)
  • Sharpener (To Sharp Pencil)
  • Compass (Alternative)

About Matki

Matki (or matka) is a Hindi word used for an earthen pot. It is used all over the Indian subcontinent, as a home “water storage cooler”. It has been in use since ancient times and can be found in houses of every class.

They are made by the combination of two types of mud clay: the first is taken from the surface of the earth and the second after digging more than 10 feet deeper into the earth. Making a Matka takes a considerable amount of time. It is a long process of at least 8 days.

The clay is mixed with water, shaped, finished, polished, dried, and baked in a kiln for 5 days. At last, it becomes a completed eastern earthen pot, a home water cooler. In current times, in India, the earthen pots have undergone change, with taps being attached for people’s convenience.

Krishna Janmashtami

Janmashtami is also known as Krishna Janmashtami marks the birth of Lord Krishna and is one of the huge festivals in the Hindu religion. Janmashtami is also celebrated in houses in different ways. People decorate both the inside and outside of the house with lights. They perform pujas and offerings at different temples. Janmashtami is considered one of the most pompous and joyous festivals in Hinduism.

Krishna loves to eat Makhan, which he used to steal from his mother’s kitchen. Krishna steals Makhan (Curd) from the matki or matka in the kitchen. You must have noticed how good it tastes curd in an earthen pot. We get this taste because of the earthen pot.

Also Read: How to Draw Krishna

Steps To Draw A Matki

Let’s start our today’s tutorial on drawing the matki for kids quickly. We try to make our tutorial simple and sweet. You can see the short demo in the image below. And you can follow the stepwise instructions in detail below. Follow the steps below to easily draw matki step by step.

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How to Draw Matki Step by Step

1Draw Oval

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How to Draw Matki Step 1

We are starting by drawing some references or rough lines. Draw an oval roughly as shown in the image above. Here you can use a pencil to draw rough lines as we will erase these lines in future steps.

2Draw Another Oval

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How to Draw Matki Step 2

Now draw another oval line just touching the first one roughly as in the image above. Here you can use a pencil to draw rough lines as we will erase these lines in future steps.

3Draw Matki Outline

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How to Draw Matki Step 3

First roughly draw the mouth of matki roughly. Then draw an outline of matki body fairly as in the image above. Here we use the reference lines that we drew earlier for drawing the matki’s body. Use a marker or pen for drawing the outline fairly.

4Draw Matki Mouth

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How to Draw Matki Step 4

Similarly, using the references lines draw matki mouth as in the image above. Then erase all the rough lines that we drew earlier.

5Complete Matki Mouth

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How to Draw Matki Step 5

Draw a circle inside a matki mouth to complete the drawing as in the image above.

6Draw Matki’s Design

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How to Draw Matki Step 6

Now on the body of matki, draw a rectangular design as in the image above. First, draw three curves at the top and bottom of the matka body and then draw a line inside of it.

7Draw Curd

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How to Draw Matki Step 7

As we are drawing a Dahi handi matka for Krishna Janmashtami, draw irregular lines inside of matka for making curd as in the image above.

Colouring a Matki

After the drawing of a matki is completed we move forward with coloring the matki. For coloring, we had chosen some basic colours. We fill orange colour to the body of the matki. While colouring a matki we use red and dark green for the cross design. For lining, we use yellow colour. And light yellow for colouring the curd. You can fill color according to our wish too.

Colour Details:

  • Dark Green
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Light Yellow
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Janmashtami Drawing Matki

Also Read: How to Draw a Bansuri

Final Image of Matki

After colouring, we get a realistic matka dahi handi. You can use a pencil colour(we made it digital).

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Janmashtami Drawing Matki

Great Job 

Finally, we draw a matka dahi handi and colour it beautifully. I hope you find our tutorial easy and simple. We try our best to make an easy to follow tutorial. Especially, this tutorial is for kids and beginners. Thus, school kids may find our tutorial helpful.

This is how you can draw a matki easily with a stepwise tutorial for kids. Comment below if you find our tutorial helpful and suggest “NAME” if you have any requests or you have any problems while drawing it.

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