Shop More Submit  Join Login
×
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo
  • Art Gifts




Details

Submitted on
June 17, 2011
Image Size
79.4 KB
Resolution
800×850
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
1,881 (1 today)
Favourites
54 (who?)
Comments
31
×
Longing by Majnouna Longing by Majnouna
Complete list of originals for sale, silkscreen and other prints in my Calligraphy Catalogue. Commission info here.

I wanted to work on more calligraphy, and the word: شوق Shawq, or Longing, was suggested to me.
It turned out to be quite a challenge. It doesn't offer much to work with, and forces its dots upon you because it would be too easy to misread it as Souq (bazaar) without them. It called for a cursive solution, but my training is with the geometric Kufi, so I was leaning towards a geometric solution, particularly one I could arrange in a circle, which is my current shtick.

The final solution was a sudden click: by the end of the study I knew I wanted to open up the Qaf and gild the space inside to symbolize potential, but I had almost given up when the egg shape came to mind, a perfect expression of the pregnancy of Longing.
Then the 3-circle design fell into place, nicely mirrored by the dots on the ش, and the circular arrangement called for itself.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconsharingan-zero:
Sharingan-Zero Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
I love it, so artistic!
Reply
:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Great!
Reply
:iconkessima:
Kessima Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is so beautiful! Great work.
Reply
:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot!
Reply
:iconchibimita:
Chibimita Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student General Artist
This reminds me of it. [link]
Reply
:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hmmm...
Reply
:iconchibimita:
Chibimita Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student General Artist
maybe I was exaggerating a bit....:-S
Reply
:iconmedievallass:
medievallass Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful work Cedarseed! It's really eye catching. The use of red on white with the gold is stunning. There is definitely a sense of Shawq about it. I love the concept of a rounded pregnancy of longing.

Hayley :floating:
Reply
:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! :hug:
Reply
:iconmedievallass:
medievallass Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome, your work is wonderful!

Hayley :floating:
Reply
Add a Comment: