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Guide to Cat Colors, Patterns by Majnouna

Guide to Cat Colors, Patterns

February 23, 2014
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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,, 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? 

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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Skadi-r 16 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
I feel very fortunate for finding you :) Really, I was depressed because I am not able to study about drawing and painting and now Im sure I'll improve my skills a lot thanks to you :D Thank you for all your tutorials! You are very generous with sharing all those tutorials Hug 
Thanks for all your tutorials. Are just BEAUTIFUL, I love you so much. <3
Majnouna Apr 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Welcome! ^^
Spacemecha Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm struggling with physical description.  Your tutorials are super helpful.   Thank you so much for creating them.
Majnouna Apr 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
No problem!
You are indeed the tutorial queen. I can't thank you enough! And your graphics/illustrations are simply adorable!
Majnouna Mar 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you!
LuccaDeLucca Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Hi Joumana! How is it going? Firstly, congratulations on your tutorials. All of them are just perfect and fit for studants looking for something more.
I'd like to post your tutorials on my Facebook page. Its all about arts, and some of my subscribers are asking for study material and resources. I'm able to translate them well.
I lived in Auckland, New Zealand, where I worked and studied 3 years. I'm aware about your rights, and I'll make sure to not commercialize your tutos and I'll make sure to give you proper credit. The page is…. Unfortunately its all in Brazillian Portuguese. As some overseas friends are demanding for an English version of it, soon we'll have that sorted.

You can send your answer through my email:


Majnouna Mar 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hi Lucca, I'm afraid the answer is no. You can post links to my tutorials but you may not post the tutorials themselves or translate them.
VictorHugo Mar 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
besides, a brazilian who doesn´t speak english have no right to live. >:)
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