How to Draw a Flower & Create Shading | Henna & Mehndi Art

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I'm Lisa Butterworth sometimes known as Kenziand I'm a henna artist and the owner of a henna supply business, kenzi.


Today I'llunleash your inner henna artist and have you drawing henna designs all over your friendsand anyone else who will sit still.

Once you've practice the basics for doing henna designs;lines, circles, dots and leaves then you can build into a bigger design.

I'm gonna showyou how to make a really basic flower kind of in the Indian style and it's using a lotof the skills that you should of already be practicing.

So I like to just start a flowerwith a dot or a spiral in the middle and these designs just build from the center out.

SoI'm just gonna create a little scalloped edge around the little spiral that I made.

Andthen I'm gonna start creating some petals.

You can make your petals any shape you want.

And just let your creativity flow.

There's really no wrong way to do this.

We're notdrawing any particular flower.

This is not a botany class.

We're just drawing somethingthat looks like a flower.

So if you want your flower to have a little more shape and bodyto it you can you can do some shading.

And usually what I do is I make sure the hennaon the edges of the petals is a little bit thicker and I then just pull the henna downusing tip of my tool.

And this gives a kind of illusion of some shading.

The other thingyou can do is do it from the center of the flower out towards the edge of the petal andthis will give your design a little bit more depth.

So once you have your simple flowerlike this you can kind of build on it and start creating other things.

You can add anotherlayer around it just by creating a really simple outline like this.

And then once yourfinished with the outline you can add another layer of scallops or some more petals or whateveryou want.

I'm just gonna do some little flower buds coming out on the edges here.

And thatis how you draw a really simple flower in the Indian style.

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