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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.

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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? 

156 deviants said More quick food
112 deviants said World dishes
51 deviants said Lebanese food
45 deviants said Breads
38 deviants said Basics (tomato sauce, mayo...)
11 deviants said Other (please specify)


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You're welcome! I was watching the pattern tutorials in order to make a 7 pointed star arabesque like this…
versionstudio Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Can I print the recipes you drew and keep it.I wanna cook those dishes someday for my future husband and family. It look soo cute to read and yummy too~ <3
Majnouna Mar 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Sure :)
versionstudio Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
owww thank you!
Eruanna17 Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello there! I just happened across your deviantART-page and I have to say that it's great! All those impressibly detailed tutorials will help me a lot :)
I'm hoping that I can try some of the recipes, too, they look so tasty Chew
So thank you and you probably don't need me telling you this but keep up the great work :thumbsup:
Majnouna Apr 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much!
Marikokitty Feb 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama
SirFerrick Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh hey its YOU! Your tutorials are crazy impressive, I saw them all stockpiled on another website (I believe it was your Majnouna website). Anywho yes, I have never seen tutorials that go into even half as much detail. or a tenth even, probably.
Majnouna Feb 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Ooh, thanks very much! :D
SirFerrick Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Oh hey also, I think I remember seeing a tutorial of faces looking in different directions (A little like this… but without hair and not as anime and with more faces and I think maybe shading? Not sure on the shading..) was that yours?
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