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Mehndi Mandala 2 by ChaoticatCreations Mehndi Mandala 2 by ChaoticatCreations
Drawn last summer at various sunny locations, me, a brown pen, and a book of handmade paper.... designs for mehndi/henna.
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democrattotheend Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Love it! Very well done.
kyrsun Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
amoooon Featured By Owner May 30, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
i like this style
ChaoticatCreations Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you :peace:
grapefruiit Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
wow this is awesome! i've done similar designs but i didn't know there was a name for them.. O_o;; heheh anyways! i was just wondering where you buy brown pens? i've looked *EVERYWHERE* for them but i can't find any!
ChaoticatCreations Featured By Owner May 27, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
I got them from an art shop here in the UK. You can buy coloured pens seperately. I used fineliners in this, but am planning on trying a thicker nibbed pen too.

You could always just buy a pack of cheap felt tips and use the browns in there!

Mehndi is the indian name for designs drawn on the skin with henna and Mandalas are circular designs, originally used for meditation.

Thanks for commenting :D
grapefruiit Featured By Owner May 28, 2006
awesome~ :) thanks for the suggestions
faizan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005
yay finally art from south asia. i have never seen Mehndi (henna) designs on deviantART so far.
the handmade paper and the colour is very middle-east style of work.
its beautiful.
conskeptical Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2005
pretty. the pen/paper combination really sets off the design very well too. i love the interplay between the symmetry/geometry and the irregular element from the freehand style. compelling!
trash60 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005
i have a book of handmad paper, but its so cool the way it is i don't want to mess with it. this would fit in great inside of it though. looks like the henna stuff a bit.
ChaoticatCreations Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
I know exactly what you mean. This one i have has a handmade paper cover which is lacy and even sewn with a gorgeous gold pattern, almost too good to use, but i decided, whats the use in it if it remains empty? like a candle you never burn. I cant rob it of it's main purpose in life, so i thought of a theme and decided to fill the book with mehndi, mainly drawn in brown, so it becomes a kinda art book!

and, i have to say, it's a pleasure to work on handmade paper, and the results... well you can see for yourself!!
chibitetsuo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2005   Traditional Artist
Wow, youre ability to draw these mandalas are outstanding. The handmade paper really adds a nice effect to the art.
ChaoticatCreations Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
You're to kind :D, thanks for visiting...

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