how to draw henna
Drawing  henna, Added by Dawn, March 11, 2010, 9:47:40 am
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Uploaded: March 11, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
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Updated: March 11, 2010
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Well, out of all the tattoo designs I have submitted so far here on Dragoart, there is one particular pattern that is missing from the tattoo section. This time, the design I am about to submit for you all is only worn by females. I will show you "how to draw henna", step by step. For you ladies out there, you might already know what this type of inking is. But for those of you that have no idea what I'm talking about, let me give you some 411. First off, henna is the name of a plant that grows in subtropical areas like Africa, Southern Asia, and other hot semi-arid weather zones. The plant produces dye which then gets extracted and turned into a powdery substance. Places like India, Pakistan, Morocco, Sudan, Egypt, Iran, and other places, cultivate the henna plant for resale. Out of all the places I just listed, what country do you think produces more henna? If you guessed India, you're right. A place called Rajasthan located in India, is where you will find an abundant supply of henna because there is over one hundred henna suppliers operating in Sojat City. As for the tattoo, well that's easy. If you where to take a henna leaf and break it apart and rub it on your skin, there will be no stain left behind. The staining of a henna tattoo only takes place when applied properly. First you have to take the henna powder and mix it with an acidic liquid like lemon juice, and turn it into a thick matter that has the consistency of toothpaste. Once that is done you have to let the paste sit for at least seven to twelve hours before it can be used as a tattooing agent. The sitting process is so that the lawsome from the leaf powder is released. After all is said and done, your body is ready to be inked with henna paste. Once applied, you have to let the design pattern sit and dry. Once the substance is dried, all you have to do is brush off, or scrap away the flaky residue. Now you have a wonderful henna tattoo that will last anywhere from one to four weeks. This pattern that you will learn how to draw is one that is commonly seen incorporated with a henna design. Females will often get their hands, and feet inked, as well as the face, and arms. I hope you like this tutorial on "how to draw henna". As you already know I shall return with some more drawing fun. Adios amigos!