The gond paintings are always done free hand. 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 flat colored background which collectively make up a total graphic. The bodies are seldom in a single colour, but are laid out in beautifully demarcated shades and clean geometrical lines. Every gond painter has developed his own mannerism for painting this subject. Visual ingenuity is not uncommon for the pardhans of the gond tribe of madhya pradesh who make the gond paintings.