Practice on Paper:
If you don’t know how to apply mehndi or heena, start doing it on paper first using pen or mehndi cone, I prefer cone, as in the end you are going to use cone.
Practice Straight Lines:
Learn how to draw straight lines, keep cone on 1-2 inch distance, it helps in drawing straight line, you will only understand it when you will practically do this.
Practice Curved Lines:
After straight lines, start practicing curvy lines, they will help you in making leaves shapes
After lines, practice circles, circles are bit tricky but once you will practice it, you will have no issue and because of curved lines practice, you should not face difficulty
Practice to Draw Patterns Closely:
After you are done with practicing straight and curved lines, and circles, start practicing how to draw lines closely, then practice curved lines and in the end practice circles.
You are Good to Go:
After this much practicing on paper with cone, you are good to go and practice on hand. Believe it or not, with this practice you have learnt how to apply mehndi / heena, as it is all about drawing circles, lines, dots, mango shape (curved lines are practice of mango shape and leaves actually :-) ) and filling (that’s why we practice to draw patterns closely)
I hope this will help you, I am attaching a video by mehndi artist to make you bit clear.
Video by: http://divinehenna.com.au
If you find this article helpful or if you have any suggestions, please let me know :-)