Why Ottoman Illumination?

I dedicate this blog post to every single person who wants to understand why I’m working on Ottoman Islamic Illumination Art, and what to expect when you learn it. While I was working in a graphic design, I fell in love with designing patterns. At that time, my designs were pure digital designs. Even the…

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New Choice

I’m constantly looking for new opportunities. Expanding one’s abilities and skills is essential with time. The most important question to ask yourself constantly, ‘what is it that I want?’. We can easily get attempted by others’ stories and lifestyles, soon adapting their ambitions to our lives and live as though they are our ambitions. Only…

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Upcoming Online Workshop

Just like the previous workshop I’m publishing this post for the upcoming online workshop. This post will be updated constantly until the workshop is fully published. This is the design we’ll be working on: The online workshop will be published as one full workshop. It won’t be divided like the previous course. But it’ll still…

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White Gold Halkar Şemse

A pencil sketch is the beginning yet it only shows the general look of the design. With colors, painting technique and outlines each pattern will have its own identity of beauty. There are limited choices of colors to use for traditional Ottoman Illumination Painting, yet each pattern has a different ambiance to it. If you’re…

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Your Talents And Passion

Finding your talent or talents will create a beautiful world and open up chances to you. The more talents you find, the more chances you’ll have. Yet, without concentration it’s easy to lose sight of what you’re doing and how to overcome the confusion state. Many of us have at least one talent since we…

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Fashion Drawing Course

It’s about time I do a fashion drawing course for you guys! I’ve been thinking about it for some time but had my hands full with pattern designing and painting. Everything requires preparation and ideas organizing so I waited for things to settle before making this announcement. Fashion drawing is a simple art compared to…

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Painting a Cloud Pattern

It’s a cloud pattern this time. Being confused at the beginning as to how to draw a certain motif, or how to construct a full pattern is completely normal. It takes some time to understand the concept and practice it. Yet, if you learned it from a professional or have your own source of learning…

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Obstacles: Are they real? Or do we imagine them?

Sometimes, we put obstacles unconsciously to prevent us from moving forward. Why? Mostly fear. If that fear increases, we might be steps away from achieving what we want to do in our lives. Once you’re aware of your fear, and face it, it won’t be able to control you. Life will be open up to…

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The Wonders of Calligraphy

Calligraphy … the beauty of artistic writing. In all languages, calligraphic writings are a wonder. My native language is Arabic, and I love Arabic Calligraphy a lot. I don’t remember taking calligraphy classes before but I certainly love it. In my free time, I often practice writing calligraphic letters but I still am an amateur.…

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