Whole bunch of Arabic tattoos

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A personal monogram in Arabic calligraphy.

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This is a piece in the shape of a hamsa, the bird.

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Pinecone calligraphy

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Did a piece in the shape of a Pacific Northwest pine cone.

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Aalia Mariam

 

Two names, Aalia and Mariam.

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Stonefield Arabic Logo

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This is a logo I did for a company called Stonefield. They wanted me to write the literal translation of that compound word in Arabic, حقل الحجر, in a square shape that invokes their English logo:

So I came up with this:

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Fareed’s Family on new Paper

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Fun project here, I was commissioned to do a piece containing four names, siblings, to be presented as a gift at a family function.

He said he wanted the tashkeel in a customized blue-green ink. I mixed some colors in an inkwell and sent him this:

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I came up with this:

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I did it with a 1/4″ bamboo pen, in all black. Then I edited it to what it would look like with the dyed background and custom ink.

I wanted to try this new paper, so I built a massive dying tray out of birch plywood, 3ftx4ft wide, then lacquered the entire thing with polyester resin, and dumped 6 gallons of Indian black tea in and dyed a couple of 18×35 inch sheets of white paper until they were a warm cream. IMG_1258

Then, using an Ikea piece of desk glass as a makeshift light table to transfer my small drawing to a large paper, I did the final piece:

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Before ink corrections:

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Done.

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Surah ar-Rum, on marriage.

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This is a wedding gift of a wife to her husband. It is Surah ar-Rum, verse 21: And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquillity in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.

FinalHand dyed paper, black, red, and grey ink.

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