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Art Marketing
This article was written as a response to a conversation that took place one fine night (night for some, day for others) on an online artist community. There was a discussion about how hard it can be to get your art out there, and how it won't market itself, no matter how good you are. Since the author has survived studies for Business and Economics bachelor's degree, forth came the incentive to write down a few tips that others might hopefully find useful in their quest through the art world. While it has definitely expanded beyond the scope of a few short hints, the author hopes that you will find this article an interesting read and, in the best case, also useful. ;)
First of all, the three main aspects to marketing are location, location and location. It is more obvious with real life, but it is nonetheless important online. This can be split down into several parts.
A) Traffic
B) Website
A) Traffic is the online version of target audience. To do a successful
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dA setting, Patreon rising

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 11, 2017, 3:54 AM

I'm very much alive but it looks like I'm over deviantART. I'm not leaving as such, but I have no motivation to post work here anymore. I'm just getting too old for this site. The calligraphy art I am now fully focused on doesn't belong here.
If you're into that work, I would love to see more of you on Patreon and get some more artist engagement there. I post the finished pieces in public, so you can follow me there for free, although starting from $2 you get to see early sketches, thought processes, and other insights I just don't post anywhere else, among other perks.
I actually spent a whole day hanging out at Patreon headquarters this week, a beautiful space filled with beautiful bright people who genuinely want feedback and ideas, so it's more than just another platform to me now.

Otherwise, that work gets posted on which now also has a blog for announcements. is for what are now hobbies: my illustration, photography etc.
The recipes have their dedicated blog: Joumana's Cookbook.
Finally, for something completely different: For Love of the Earth.

See you around the webs!

PS: Did you know birds actually sing all night? I'm jetlagged AF and made this random discovery :|


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Artist | Professional | Varied
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 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, where I am dedicated full-time to my own calligraphy, going deeper into the potential of the ancient art of the Kufic script, which I also teach, while pursuing illustration for my own pleasure. I'm also an avid cook and baker, and all-time animal lover, with a passion for ethnography and a history of globetrotting.

You'll find my work on my dual website, Majnouna (calligraphy) / Cedarseed (everything else). My CV is here.


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specialized666 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Professional General Artist
Hi, have an awesome day :happybounce:
Skobeloff Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for your tutorials! :heart:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
senarath Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama and I really fell in love with your works!!
Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
fantasynovelreader Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the llama :)
optimismeBoo Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! Your tutorials helped me in the long run!! I'm so glad I found you!!
Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you! And good to hear!
Fiercedeity1770 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Student Filmographer
Happy Birthday, my friend. ^^
Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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