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Guide to Cat Colors, Patterns by Majnouna

Guide to Cat Colors, Patterns

February 23, 2014
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"One of the fundamental conditions of happiness is to know that everything that one does has a meaning in eternity" - Titus Burckhardt

I have a BA in graphic design and my body of work encompasses illustration, comics, tutorials, digital games and children's books, but above all I am now a calligraphy artist based in London. I learned the essence of the ancient Kufi script from master calligrapher Samir Sayegh, in Beirut, through years of close collaboration. With him I learned to breathe new life into a traditional art, not merely copying or reviving its old forms but finding a contemporary language for it. The resulting calligraphic mandalas evoke the magic that comes through when form and meaning are one.
Drop by my website,, for a better view at my work, or click for my resume.

Ho ho ho

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 16, 2013, 12:20 AM

Two months and a half since my last journal! Come to think of it I've barely been around dA at all since, and yet I'm working on so many things.
First and more importantly: If you're interested in my calligraphy, please subscribe to my monthly newsletter for proper news, sneak peeks, offers and other interesting tidbits. As I'm working towards a show on a different scale, I don't know how much of it I'll want to post here.
My beautiful letterpress card sets are now available individually, or will be again after Christmas: a small festive market at the Arab British Centre last week absolutely wiped out my stock, my God!! And I have a handful of screen prints that are slightly worn by handling, very little but enough for me to prefer not to display them. I want to sell them at a clearance price so please note me for the list.

Tutorial news: I am now a contributor to Vectuts+ and have been revisiting my tutorials on the fundamentals of drawing humans for that site, in a more text-based fashion. This alternative approach may suit some of you or at least complement the charts, so you'll find them here (doing them in order is recommended).

Last time I wrote, I was moving; I've been properly installed since and am very happy here in this warm flat where I have room to both work and bake my heart's content! :D I haven't had an open house like this since I left Beirut, with friends always dropping by for tea ^^

Well, merry Christmas and may 2014 be real!

While the cookbook makes its slow progress, what kind of recipes would you like to see posted? 

155 deviants said More quick food
111 deviants said World dishes
50 deviants said Lebanese food
44 deviants said Breads
38 deviants said Basics (tomato sauce, mayo...)
11 deviants said Other (please specify)


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LuccaDeLucca Mar 13, 2014  Student General Artist
No worries! Thanks for replying. I'll do it as you prefere.
WOW! Your work is absolutely amazing! Great job! They helped me a lot! ^^
PS: Thank you for the llama! Greatly appreciated! :D
Majnouna Mar 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Glad it helps!
Beautiful and accomplished work in my humble opinion. I applaud your sharing of such.
Majnouna Mar 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :)
Pich-Hana Mar 1, 2014  Student General Artist
You tutorial really helps me...thank you!!Frozen - HUG! 
Majnouna Mar 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow! your art is beautiful! And the calligraphy stuff has a technology vibe which I love. Keep up the good work!
Majnouna Feb 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
That's a lovely comment, thank you!
You're welcome! I was watching the pattern tutorials in order to make a 7 pointed star arabesque like this…
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