Warli painting have a very basic graphic vocabulary like Circles, Triangles, Squares & lines. Straight were are not part of traditional Warli art, in old paintings these lines are made up of series of dots now artists are using straight lines. Elements of Warli painting represent members of community and nature and events depicted in Warli paintings are part of their social life. There are some common patterns in Warli art like ‘Lagnacha Chauk’, it is a traditional panting for marriage ceremony. Repetitive visual elements includes Tree of life, Tarpa dance, Baarisi festival and Peran.
Warli painting never uses religious iconography such as figures of gods and religious symbols. It represents the nature as a god and talks about human dependence and association with nature. Warli paintings depict a sense of uniformity in people and highlights close social relations within their community members. Elements in paintings such as trees, animals, events, social gatherings and formations of humans are from real life scenarios and situations. A Warli painting can also be a visual narration of their traditional stories. Artists nowadays are including elements of modern world such as bicycle, car, building, computers, airplane and trains.