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Peregrine Falcon by Majnouna Peregrine Falcon :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 9 0 Barn owl by Majnouna Barn owl :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 6 1
A Pocketful of Love: handmade book Kickstarter! :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 36 3
Conference of the Birds: the Nightingale by Majnouna Conference of the Birds: the Nightingale :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 120 14 Conference of the Birds: The Goldfinch by Majnouna Conference of the Birds: The Goldfinch :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 136 4 Majnouna silver collection by Majnouna Majnouna silver collection :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 58 16 Nut Milks by Majnouna Nut Milks :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 182 22 Art into Jewelry by Majnouna Art into Jewelry :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 43 12 Banana Omelette by Majnouna Banana Omelette :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 129 32 Joumana's Cookbook to color... by Majnouna Joumana's Cookbook to color... :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 63 6 Batata Harra (Spicy potatoes) by Majnouna Batata Harra (Spicy potatoes) :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 145 17 Stuffed Peppers (Lebanese style) by Majnouna Stuffed Peppers (Lebanese style) :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 145 14 Lemon-Leek Pizza by Majnouna Lemon-Leek Pizza :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 120 13 Quick Loaf by Majnouna Quick Loaf :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 164 8 French Onion Soup by Majnouna French Onion Soup :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 169 16
Over the Shoulder: Eight Hundred :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 29 12

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deviantART 101 - Part Three
deviantART 101 - Part One
    1. Getting Started
    2. Linking on deviantART
    3. Thumbnails
    4. Subscriptions
deviantART 101 - Part Two
5. Getting Involved
6. Daily Deviations
You may have heard about Daily Deviations, heard the term DD, seen a Daily Deviation badge on a certain deviation. You may have even received one yourself. However, there's still too many people on deviantART who do not know. It's time to shed some light on this feature.
What is a Daily Deviation?
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"The Daily Deviation is a daily feature chosen from the galleries here on deviantART.
A small assortment of submissions are chosen each day by a select group of staff/volunteer members who wish to showcase an image which they found impressive or ot
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Kitten Maker by Kamirah Kitten Maker :iconkamirah:Kamirah 24,215 5,006 420 -Pixel Art- Icons for RPG by 7Soul1 420 -Pixel Art- Icons for RPG :icon7soul1:7Soul1 3,993 598
deviantART 101 - Part Two
deviantART 101 - Part One included:
1. Getting Started
2. Linking on deviantART
3. Thumbnails
4. Subscriptions
5. Getting Involved
deviantART describes itself as a "community of artists and those devoted to art". So this is more than just a website where you can upload your art, it is a COMMUNITY, a place where millions of people hang out, support and inspire one another and enjoy each other's art. Becoming a part of this community can be very hard at first, but let's find out how you can get involved.
a) Comments
Every artist loves a good comment. That doesn't necessarily mean that you should go and tell everyone how fabulous they and their art are, but a good comment can also include constructive criticism. You should always consider how you word things. If you must critisize a deviation (always read the artist's comment first, maybe they are not looking for a critiq
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slow life by matabi slow life :iconmatabi:matabi 7,298 348
deviantART 101 - Part One
So you've decided to join the biggest online art community - now what? It's all a bit big around here, right? Quite a lot of people, and even more deviations! Well, let's try and make this experience as awesome as possible!
1. Getting Started
First of all, you probably want people who come to your page to actually stay on your page and browse your gallery. So it's best to let them know a bit about you and present yourself as an active user. You can easily do this by uploading an avatar, setting up user page, editing your Devious Info, etc.
To find out more, watch the following awesome video
or read the following Frequently Asked Questions:
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Now when you start uploading your art, you might be just a little overwhelmed by the amount of galleries and subgalleries. Just to give you an idea, the photography gallery alone consists of 16 subgalleries and another 64 subcategories! So it
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Balance by Winterspirit Balance :iconwinterspirit:Winterspirit 354 64
Spicy tips for critiques and your own works!
Spanish Translation can be found - here
It's been a while since I posted an informative article, this one is specifically for my student LostWithinDreams :) as she actually requested me to write something that she could learn from. So I hope I can help teach you guys something.
:bulletred: What is a critique?
:bulletred: Pointers to aid in critiques and tips you can apply to your own artworks
:bulletred: Creative ways to enhance a piece
Below I will try to point out tips that you can mention in your critiques which you can also apply to your own artwork to help build on the structure of your critiques and works. It is lengthy; I'll try not to bore you by adding some photos to spice it up. So go grab some popcorn or your favourite snack while you read – if you can multitask of course :P
Please note that these are my personal tips that I have learnt and picked up during the course of learning, you
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Painting a Car Digitally III.I by husseindesign Painting a Car Digitally III.I :iconhusseindesign:husseindesign 2,642 420


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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