Back to the Basics

Right! Back after a long time with new post, and a new topic. This time it’s a little bit different, though. A lot goes every now and then and you find yourself stuck in situations that don’t seem to be solved! It’s funny, I guess but it’s true. For the longest time, I’ve been caught…

تصاميم مطبوعة جديدة

شنو رايكم بكتابة المقالة باللهجة العامية هالمرة؟ أدري قصرت معاكم من ناحية اللغة بس تعودت من سنين كتاباتي كلها باللغة الانجليزيه وحتى من ناحية التعبير عن أفكاري و آرائي كلها باللغة الانجليزيه .. المهم ،باختصار، قررت اخصص هذه المقالة بالعربي او باللهجة العامية عشان الكل يكون بالصوره. وان شاءالله راح احاول اترجم مقالاتي السابقة عشان…

Face Painting with Patterns

So … I’m out of country and that’s the main reason for the lack of updates. I really was planning on writing a different post but it’ll take longer to finish. That’s why I decided to update my blog wit this post instead. For the past few months I experimented painting on different mediums. That…

Painting Hatayi Motifs 2

  Follow my blog with Bloglovin Last week I finished recording the last video from painting my Hatai motifs. I used different materials to show you the difference in each one of the painted flowers. You can’t tell the difference until all the paint dried for sometimes when painting with pigments, the paint seems pale…

Painting a Hatayi Motif

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I uploaded two different videos of me painting the Hatais that I practice drawing every now and then. Ottoman patterns/motifs do require a lot of dedication, and patience. So when I have a busy schedule I tend to practice less and less. Yet, I always force myself to draw a…

Islamic Patterns & Tezhib

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Beginning 2015 I joined Turkish illumination/gilding course with my wonderful teacher Dilara Yarci. It simply means painting with gold. This requires special gold ink and technique to paint old Ottoman motifs. The complication of the process lies in drawing the motifs first, then at painting them. And one of the…

It’s Published!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Remember my online teaching class? I published all videos yesterday! Now you can access the class and take your time watching the clips and working on your project. As I mentioned in my previous post, I uploaded a 1-minute intro video on YouTube: http://youtube.com/watch?v=J3hplA1YzIg. And I uploaded the same video…