Indo-Gulf Design

Today's Workshop Wednesday is a quick video with instructions on an Indo-Gulf design.  Gulf designs are prominent in the UAE and Middle East.  Gulf designs are also known as "Khalijee"

In the future, you will start to see more Gulf inspired art, as this is something that a couple of the artists with Henna Art would like to work on.  For now, here is an artist's take on an Indo-Gulf design.

Gulf designs are distinct in that they play with positive-negative space.  Big, bold flowers and leaves are often seen in Gulf designs.  This design is Indo-Gulf because of the Indian inspired elements in the design, such as the intricate flowers.  An addition of small dots in sets of three and single, make this design whimsical and complete the look.  Here's a step by step video of how this design was done.  Enjoy!