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Majnouna

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What I Learned From Doing Mark of the Conifer by Droemar, journal

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I trained in graphic design and my body of work encompasses illustration, comics, tutorials, digital games and children's books. I was apprenticed to a master calligrapher for several years and I am now settled in London, UK as a full-time artist and author. I use the ancient Kufi script or abstract geometry to create art infused with meaning and reverence, and for this I revive historical art materials from the early medieval period. I prepare all my paints, inks, binders from raw materials.

My illustration work is now focused on the things I love the most: food, wildlife, and cultural diversity. Simple things that have filled my life with a magic I hope to pass on.


My Artist's website: Majnouna

My illustration/recipes/slow living website Cedarseed

In view of dA being scraped to feed AI engines with stolen art, for which a class-action suit has now been filed against them, I have at last done what I kept putting off, and put all my work in storage. The tutorials are still available on cedarseed.com/tutorials The recipes (more of them) are still available on cedarseed.com/category/recipes . Most of my illustrations and photos are still on cedarseed.com among other things. Malaak can still be read on malaakonline.com. My main art practice, and where my real attention is, is on majnouna.com and I have a lot happening elsewhere on the web (such as my really cool substack: majnouna.substack.com). I’m also on instagram (@joumajnouna) and majnouna@zirk.us on Mastodon. 18 years on dA is long enough, and for at least half of that I found the site uninviting and barely usable. See you under other skies.
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Hello strangers, Just dropping in to announce that after many years of trying to create an online course, you can finally learn Arabic calligraphy with me on Domestika — specifically the Kufi style I specialise in. Check out the trailer for what to expect!
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I hope everyone's well and keeping safe! Since January, and especially during the last 3 months of (ongoing) isolation, I have worked on this groundbreaking book: A handbook of materials and art technology used in early Islamic manuscripts, for artists and art lovers alike. This is a concise, approachable, illustrated manual examining the main materials used in manuscripts during the Abbasid period, their qualities, and when safe, how to prepare and use them. 126 pages in full colour, A5-sized and wirebound for maximum practicality, with all the necessary technical info (such as the difference between paint and ink, binders, other additives) and lots of historical recipes! It is largely based on medieval Arabic inkmaking treatises that have not been translated, let alone by someone experienced in the use of these materials, so this material is being brought to a general audience for the very first time. The book is now available from my shop, but please be patient with
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Your human types guide is very fascinating and thank you so much for making it! I was looking for a detailed visual explanation but couldn't find one till now. Keep up the amazing work! ^_^

Heey I came across one of your armenia themed arworks. Nice one. I thought are you maybe armenian?

No but I spent a lot of time in the Armenian community and visited Hayastan twice!

Ohhh that is great! Did you like it? Any favourite places?

I love it! Geghard would have to be my favourite. I also went to Artsakh.

Hey J. I'm taking a look around dA after many years. I don't recognise anything. How've you been?