I began making a small stash of henna patterns, on a load of old envelopes I got from a scrapstore. But in the end I wanted to paint this up as a finished thing in itself- they are great fun to draw and slightly hypnotic. I think this was a Moroccan design. Partly related to meditation, partly, possibly, for repelling the evil eye.
I'm a bit obsessed by Moroccan patterns, and pattern generally at the moment.
It's drawn in pencil, inked in orangey drawing ink, and I painted in the white triangles last. This kind of exercise is really good for improving your coordination.
Ideally it should have been perfect as that little error in the bottom right throws the hypnotic effect a little. (one useful thing you get in posting pics is seeing them with a fresh eye and noticing things you can correct!)