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Guide to Cat Colors, Patterns by Majnouna

Guide to Cat Colors, Patterns


February 23, 2014
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Majnouna
Joumana
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United Kingdom
"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, Majnouna.com, 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? 

38%
156 deviants said More quick food
27%
112 deviants said World dishes
12%
51 deviants said Lebanese food
11%
45 deviants said Breads
9%
38 deviants said Basics (tomato sauce, mayo...)
3%
11 deviants said Other (please specify)

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:iconunderscythe:
You're welcome! I was watching the pattern tutorials in order to make a 7 pointed star arabesque like this info.sonicretro.org/images/1/1…
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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
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Majnouna Mar 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Sure :)
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versionstudio Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
owww thank you!
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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:
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Majnouna Apr 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much!
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Marikokitty Feb 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama
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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.
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Majnouna Feb 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Ooh, thanks very much! :D
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SirFerrick Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime!

Oh hey also, I think I remember seeing a tutorial of faces looking in different directions (A little like this th01.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i… 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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