Saturday, March 11, 2006






Illustration Friday - Tatoo

I am early this week! Alright! Well the first thought this week was Tatoo on Fantasy Island - "The Plane, The Plane, Boss, The Plane!" I was about to do a caricature and I saw that was done! So I started to think back to Art history courses I took especially those courses of the body art of Africa and other cultures. I love how elegant many Indians are especially, when they are adorn with Henna/Mendhi tatoos on there hands and feet. Henna tatoos have such a rich history that there has been evidence that the toes and fingers of Pharohs were adorn prior to mummification. But, here I have depicted the main association of Mendhi - used in the Indian culture as ceremonial art for wedding ceremonies.

19 Comments:

At 8:45 AM, Anonymous Majeak Ann said...

so much beauty and elegance.

 
At 9:10 AM, Blogger zordis said...

Vilnara this is so natural, Very beautiful and tells so much of this culture. My mind is stuck on this subject and you do it sucsessfully!

I did not see your insect and I must say it is a beauty.

Nice work!

 
At 9:38 AM, Blogger disappointed said...

this is great! the tribal thing comes through - I have not posted my present day contribution yet - but I think you might like it...I am just about to add some colour...then I will show it. The pic on my blog at the moment is from 6 years ago.

 
At 11:57 AM, Anonymous Kary said...

I like this one a lot.

 
At 12:10 PM, Blogger ValGalArt said...

exceptional idea, love that you did it in a sepia tone too!

 
At 5:43 PM, Blogger Toni said...

This is great!! Love the spin you put on tatoo.
I forgot all about henna tatoos. you just keep getting better and better.

 
At 6:39 PM, Blogger Rowantree said...

Great stilyzed characters !

 
At 7:57 PM, Blogger carla said...

I love the use of pattern throughout! This is such an elegant bride! I saw in the NY Times Sunday Styles "wedding of the week" where the Indian couple had a ceremony that lasted something like 18 days (I'm probabaly exaggerating...I only looked at the caption) and traveled through several different cities! Imagine that...

 
At 4:44 AM, Blogger Jessica Wong said...

Wow! Henna tattoos...What a great take for this week's topic, Wilnara. It's beautiful as usual, even with just a colour. By the way your entry for last week's insect is really good too! Beautiful butterflies.

 
At 9:28 AM, Blogger andrea said...

I love that her clothing also looks tattooed. Nice work ~ simple and so effective.

 
At 10:16 AM, Blogger georg said...

Again you've made a beautiful image - great with those henna-art at her dress too - I'm looking forward to see your next illos - hugs from Denmark

 
At 10:25 AM, Blogger Roz Foster said...

Nice embodiment of henna tattooing. I've always wanted to do this. It's such a beautiful art and lovely ritual.

 
At 2:19 PM, Blogger CATRAVEN said...

Wonderful detail and line to your exquisite lady!

 
At 8:55 PM, Blogger Carolyn said...

Hi Wilnara, how are you!?!
Lovely drawing, very elegant and exotic!

 
At 4:25 PM, Blogger The Unknown said...

This is lovely.
love

 
At 10:54 PM, Blogger scribblesk said...

Elegant!

 
At 3:47 PM, Blogger shang said...

will...this is amazing just like you, sophisticated and elegant.

 
At 2:03 AM, Blogger Christine Lim Simpson said...

Gorgeous, Wilnara. Your butterfly is awesome too. Works superbly as a banner. :)

 
At 1:48 PM, Blogger Andrea said...

Love the facial expression, it really conveys that she loves what she is doing. Nice work!

 

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