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A Pocketful of Love: handmade book Kickstarter! :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 33 3
Conference of the Birds: the Nightingale by Majnouna Conference of the Birds: the Nightingale :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 117 14 Conference of the Birds: The Goldfinch by Majnouna Conference of the Birds: The Goldfinch :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 135 4 Majnouna silver collection by Majnouna Majnouna silver collection :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 58 16 Nut Milks by Majnouna Nut Milks :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 180 22 Art into Jewelry by Majnouna Art into Jewelry :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 43 11 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 146 17 Stuffed Peppers (Lebanese style) by Majnouna Stuffed Peppers (Lebanese style) :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 144 14 Lemon-Leek Pizza by Majnouna Lemon-Leek Pizza :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 121 13 Quick Loaf by Majnouna Quick Loaf :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 164 8 French Onion Soup by Majnouna French Onion Soup :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 167 16
Over the Shoulder: Eight Hundred :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 29 12
Attraction by Majnouna Attraction :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 89 7 Sun-moon by Majnouna Sun-moon :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 113 15

I Just Sold...

Guide to Horse Colors and Patterns

1 week and 4 days ago
30x40 Inch Print

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Project Educate Interview: Cedarseed
Today on this fine New Years Eve, we'll be interviewing Majnouna for Project Educate! She's a former volunteer for deviantART and has her own website:
She's responsible for these INCREDIBLY detailed tutorials:

Tell us a little bit about yourself!
Not much to say, I'm a Lebanese creative, trained as a graphic designer and self-taught as an illustrator. My day job consists in making digital games, and I was apprenticed to a calligraphy master so I do a lot of that as well. My personal love is comics, and my published works so far are Malaak: Angel of Peace and Driving in Lebanon.
How did you get into your chosen media?
Chance or fate, depending how you look at it! I never even heard of graphic design until a career orientation day at school, where I instantly knew that's what I needed to do (originally I was looking into veterinary studies); the calligraph
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5 Comics on DA That Manage To Do Things RIGHT
Wurr by Paperiapina
The skinny: Horribly deformed, heroic hellhounds seek out a new home in a land forbidden to their kind.
Why It Doesn't Suck: First off, the whole premise brilliantly takes the Beauty Equals Goodness trope and completely turns it on its head.  Aside from that, it just about subverts every wolf comic trope there is.  Sleek, beautiful, romantic icons these guys ain't.  There is no prophecy, no aesop about man being evil, and probably above all, no romanticizing what it means to be a hunter.  The pack has almost no petty squabbling, puts up with each other's foibles, and has to because they know the alternative is death.  No angst, no whining or existential crises, just shutting up and putting up with each other because it means living another day.  Considering most wolf comics take the opportunity to put whiny teen
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DJ Coulz Suit Tutorial: BASICS by DJCoulz DJ Coulz Suit Tutorial: BASICS :icondjcoulz:DJCoulz 4,487 421 Colors tutorial by Ranoartwork Colors tutorial :iconranoartwork:Ranoartwork 1,827 104 Scale Tutorial by Droemar Scale Tutorial :icondroemar:Droemar 3,548 161


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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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!
Fiercedeity1770 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Student Filmographer
You're welcome
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