Everything you need to know about Gouache paint, what it is? how it is used? Best gouache paint brands and how to start painting with gouache.Read More
التذهيب الإسلامي يُستخدم في تزيين حواشي المصاحف وكتب الشعر وكتب التي تغلبها المنمنمات. فن التذهيب مُستلهم من الطبيعة بشكل كبير ولكن قواعد الرسوم مُستندة على الهندسة الإسلامية والتي تكون مخبوءة بالتفاصيل النباتية المعروفة في هذا الفن كما في الصورRead More
Where to find Islamic Patterns to paint?
Mosques, Gardens and Palaces
Museums and Galleries
The subject of botany in Indian miniature is different than the how it is portrayed and painted in European/Western botanical studies. The subjects in Indian miniature are stylised plants and trees that are more focused on the aesthetics and the beauty of nature rather than the scientific aspect. As the name suggests a lot of the miniature work is done on a small scale with very fine brushes.Read More
How to get started with Islamic patterns? I am writing this guide to help you get started with Islamic art and patterns.
What is Islamic Art?
What are islamic patterns?
What are the islamic pattern types?
Where to learn islamic geometric patterns?
Where to learn biomorphic patterns?
What’s the meaning of Islamic pattern?
How to have a creative Ramadan? | Six ways to have a more creative month
Connect creativity to spirituality
Create something related to Ramadan
Set yourself a time to be creative
Dedicate a space for creativity
Have a creative Ramadan social
Give yourself a creative goal
This post covers the basics of botanical drawing and botanical painting and break it down to eight steps that will help you get started.Read More
Botany is so fascinating and I am trying to understand it better to create better artwork. I took two workshops to help me: Introduction to Botany and Painting Botany and Taxonomy and I am going to share all the things I learnt with you on this post!Read More
Have you always wanted to learn the art of islamic illumination (tezhip) and it is always taught far away from you? Well now you can learn the basics with me online and start making your own gold and painting with it following the traditional painting order!Read More
This gift guide is perfect for the Islamic art lovers, artists and creatives in your life and it will fill you with ideas.Read More
What are the recommended brushes used for Islamic illumination? Is there a perfect size for islamic illumination brushes? What are the best brands?Read More
Can artists declutter and have a clutter-free spaces? My artist friend said it was impossible, but I disagree. Here are fives to help you declutter and minimise your art space to have empty surfaces to work on.Read More
Lustre tiles are shiny and have a gold like layer on top, but there is a method to making and painting them that you might not read about in making ceramic tiles. This post will tell you how to do your own tile from start to finish!Read More
There are so many styles and techniques to ceramic tiles. The term itself is a big umbrella to tens of variations. This post will focus on traditional Islamic tiles that use a black outline around the biomorphic (vegetal and floral) patterns.Read More