Traditional Mehndi Designs (英語) ペーパーバック – 2000/2/1
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The ancient art of henna body painting, still practiced in India, Africa, and the Middle East, is now popular in the West. This book contains over five hundred traditional Indian henna designs. A short introduction presents a brief history of henna body art as well as information on how to apply the designs.
I was disappointed!
It is true there are a lot of pictures however, some pictures are too small and you have to enlarge them to be able to see the detail clearly.
Who has a photocopier in their house and is willing to waste money on copying the images in order to make them large enough to see, honestly?
The other thing was all the pages have inked all over each other and smudged on top of each other so there are marks on every page which shouldn't be there.
I agree the patterns are also stolen from Indian henna books and none of them are the author's original work!
Though mostly filled with intricate designs for the hands and feet, the elaborateness of the illustrations is hardly intimidating. The pictures are clear and beautiful and all that a person needs to create what he or she sees on the page is not masterful artistry but time and patience.
However, maybe the pictures aren't as important to other people. Maybe the long and thorough introduction is favorable for some, but for me, Beukel's book was rife with what I wanted to know: hundreds of designs to make it easy for one to copy and, more importantly, to inspire the artist.