Mehndi Practice For Beginners:
Dreaming about applying mehndi on your own? or Want to learn mehndi? You can wake up to this good news: Applying mehndi is easy and you can do it like a professional by mastering some basic mehndi design shapes. The shapes could be from simple dot, swirl, or paisley, which you can build into some complex starburst or round mehndi designs or a grand paisley mehndi designs.
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It takes as much time as it requires for you to master these basic shapes. You need to keep practicing the line strokes, petals and leaves strokes like almost it is effortless while keeping up with the shapes.
Lets look into each of these basic shapes, how and where they are better used.
Dots are definitely easy. There isn’t nothing much to worry about the learning dots. But, the key point is the size of dots and where you use them.
Check this out, how the dots beautifully enhanced the mehndi design. Look closely, you’ll find these:
- 2 size dots string on fingers
- Dots in rhombus shape on little finger and thumb.
- Peacock feather style dotting
- In the petals of the main flower and so on
Learn mehndi by mastering borders. Borders usually round off a design and then start a new one to extend the mehndi design as desired. You can always invent a new border design mixing up the basic shapes.
Check this mehndi design with lots of borders not only rounding up the paisley and main flowers but also extending into long leaf border, humps and lines borders.
3. Petals And Leaves
Petals and leaves contribute to most grand designs, again this is based on the way you use the flowers in different sizes and areas.
Here’s is once such mehndi design with flowers such as roses and hump petal. Sometimes not filling the petal areas like the hump petals in this mehndi designs gives an elegant look. And the roses are filled with a spiral.
You can also see different shapes of leaves giving it more of a creeper look and there are dots to filling in the gaps.
4. Fillings For Petals
Coming to the filling part, flowers and leaves are filled in with different types of strokes to give in their respective looks.
In this mehndi design, you can see the filling in flowers is a thick to thin stroke to give the flowers the look of a petal. The paisleys are filled with spirals and the design is completed with different leaves.
5. Fillings For leaves
Filling the leaves is more like recreating the veins the leaves in realty have. You can see in the above image,
6. Outer Adornments
The outer adornments are usually the extensions to the borders. In the borders example image, you can see how the borders are adorned with dots and leaf strokes.
7. Drops And Dangles
Drops and dangles are more feminine. The proof is the trending usage of tassels from cloths to bags to footwear. So why not get more feminine touch with a dangle mehndi also.
This is one simple dangle style mehndi. You can use any of the design from the drops and dangles image above or create a new one and use it for your customized dangle mehndi.
Learn Mehndi Designs Step By Step
When coming to application, you may stumble upon in the beginning to choose the next right shape to add. Feel free to make mistakes and experiment the mixing up different shapes or create a new one and use.
I recommend to start to learn mehndi step by step as shown in the picture above.
Firstly, get your strokes and shapes right by practicing and then start building up gradually understanding what fits in next or what enhances the existing look of the design.
Mehndi Learning Tips
Create row after row of lines, humps, circles, paisleys, triangles, vines, etc. before you even attempt to create simple designs. Shapes and lines are the building blocks of Henna design.
Even professional artists still practice, there is always room for improvement.
- Use a good quality henna or mehndi paste.
- Getting a good grip on holding the cone is important. It makes the design come clean. Check, in advance which size and shape cone are suitable for you.
- Practice the basics shapes to learn mehndi. Try creating lines moving your hand at different speeds, squeezing hard, and then lightly while practicing the above basic shapes. This will help you master the smooth transitioning in drawing without any breakage.
- While practicing, first try to imitate the design you like then check where exactly there’s any difference.
- Now your creativity comes in, develop your own style. Once you’ve had some practice under your belt, you’ve gotten some feedback, you’ve learned and are learning from other artists, it’s time to break out and develop your own style.
I hope this will help you making your new creative mehndi design.