Mehndi is the application of henna as a temporary skin decoration. It is practiced in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and the Maldives and is applied during special occasions like weddings and religious festivals. Mehndi art is often referred to as henna tattoos even though the the pigments applied are temporary.
You can see some beautiful lines, shapes and patterns used in the mehndi art below.
Android Jones' abstract portraits are something to behold. You can't help but be entranced by all the shapes, colors, and patterns beautifully interwoven together. I highly suggest taking a look at the full sized images on his portfolio. They are truly pieces of art.
Here's a video of Jones creating his self portrait:
Did you notice anything interesting about that wallpaper at first glance? Take a closer look, and you can see Cecilia Paredes' face blending into the background. Cecilia wraps, covers, and paints her own body to match the background, and presents herself as part of the landscape. Her body looks as if it is disappearing. An experienc she describes as very exciting.
Cecelia Webber's designs are not only beautiful, meticulous, well compositioned pieces of art, they are also composed solely from photographs of the nude human form. Each composition can take up to two months to complete. Webber poses, photographs, cuts, rotates, and colors each piece to form such beautiful flowers, butterflies, and leaves. She even poses for photos herself. An up close view of these works is an absolute must!
These are some dark but still amazingly beautiful illustrations by Yana Moskaluk. They are based off of different Russian fairy tales. I love the exact very precise use of lines in the drawings, the selective coloring, and the use of patterns in these illustrations. There are some more lovely illustrations in Yana's portfolio.