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Genesis by Majnouna Genesis by Majnouna
Complete list of originals for sale, silkscreen and other prints in my Calligraphy Catalogue. Commission info here.

Khalq خلق is creation; I use genesis as title to differentiate it from, say, artistic creation. There are several verbs in Arabic that express a creative action with subtle distinctions between them, but khalaqa is the one used for the initial creative act, creation ex nihilo.

This design is based on a dream I had several months ago of a single point of force exploding into myriads and myriads of life forms, all visible as silhouettes in shades of green. It took many more hours of work than usual, and despite mixing silver into the paint, the result lacks the dazzling sheen I was hoping for, but I may give it a final iridescent wash to correct this. At any rate I think it would make a beautiful silkscreen in the future. The abundantly illustrated creation process is here: [link]

Materials: Acrylic, mica pigment, ink pens, gilding
Paper: Fabriano Pittura 400 gsm, 50x50cm
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Alene Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is gorgeous, it reminds me of a cross-stitch (in fact, it would look pretty fabulous as one) but you must have been going cross-eyed creating it! Interesting that the genesis of this piece took a while, that's quite symbolic in itself! =P
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
I did go totally loopy working on this :lol: Wish I could say it had taken 6 days!
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Alene Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Life seldom turns out that perfectly, does it? =P
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sprawlingdark Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my absolute favorites of these you've done so far. The calligraphy is lovely and creates an image that really resonates with the word (though I don't know arabic). I adore your use of color in this one, it really makes it stand out and catch my eye.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot! It was really a piece of work!
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the-Loony Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student General Artist
woahh... beautiful colors, maj!!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cheers!
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ratravarman Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This reminds me of Life, the first attempt in computer programming to create what is now called cellular automata. [link]
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
How very interesting!
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ratravarman Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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MasonBee Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ooo now that is lovely.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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tomakiri Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
السلام عليكم، ممكن أسألك ايش بيسمو هذا النوع من الخط العربي؟ عاجبني و حابة أتعلم عنه أكثر، و شكراً
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
كوفي :)
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fawad87 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student
I don't know what to say about this beautiful piece of Art,
composition is AWESOME,n green looks cool!
and actually I also see creation process,you must have a big heart,I mean high level of patience,........
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot :) It definitely takes treasures of patience...
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fawad87 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student
most welcome dear friend!
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KtObermanns Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Splendid.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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astarayel Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
While I generally prefer your simpler styles, I have to say that this one fits perfectly with the idea of خلق and is absolutely hypnotizing. Even though my brain understands that the pattern is repeating, my eyes can't stop looking at every little detail!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's an unusual piece :nod: Not many words would work with this treatment. I also find it hypnotizing and I'd like to redo it (:dies:) in a different medium where the green can glow more...
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astarayel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
What medium would you choose, if you were to redo this design? It must have taken you days to get all the lines even drawn out...
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Egg tempera, probably :) on gesso board -- and with a black background this time!
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astarayel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
That sounds gorgeous--I hope you have the chance/time to try that out! :)
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
I will, I'm going to be renting a work studio pretty soon and that will open up all sorts of possibilities :)
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astarayel Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
That sounds exciting! Having a big space like that to work would be amazing.
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really do like how this looks as if a small field of clovers has sprung up along the board. Beautiful work!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nice analogy!
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Call em as I see em! :D
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