The other day while I was doing some work on my website, trying to make it as easy to access as possible, I noticed there is a lot of useful content on my Islamic geometry website you might not be aware of. This makes it an amazing occasion to create a blog post and have everything listed and linked in one place.
Many of you know that I am an artist, designer and educator, so the amount of information that can be found on my website is vast and deep. And I don’t want you to miss any of that.
Let’s see together how you can use my content and get the most out of it.
This page is packed full of information for everyone who wants to start studying Islamic geometric patterns.
On this page, you can find:
- Supplies list: both for drawing and painting, beginners and advanced learners. For each item, you have a direct link to Amazon, and you can also find links to blog posts that will give you instructions on how to choose the best watercolour paper, where to purchase a good quality compass and so on.
- Books, websites and Facebook groups: on this page, you will find the books I recommend, including a short flip-through and direct link to Amazon. You will also find a list of websites about Islamic geometry and Facebook groups. Facebook groups are amazing because you can find interesting posts and free tutorials.
- Free tutorials: oh yes, they are FREE. On this page, you can find essential information such as the division of a circle, zellige shapes study and many more. Each pattern has a description indicating the place or monument where it can be found.
- Online courses: I am the only one teaching zellige patterns and pattern analysis, so make sure to check my courses if you want to bring your knowledge to another level.
- Coaching: my coaching is for anyone who wants to earn money as an Islamic geometry artist or doesn’t feel like a beginner anymore and needs assistance with pattern analysis and construction.
This page alone is a gold mine.
Obviously, you are reading this because you know about the existence of my blog.
This is the second year I am writing it, and let me brag a bit about it.
The first year I talked about all the technical details of Islamic geometry, such as compasses, pencils, paper, how to set up your art studio etc. This second year is more about motivation and small details.
Everything you need to know that is not covered on the Get Started page is covered here. You also have a research bar for quick research and categories.
So make sure you read all those posts because there is a ton of information you are probably researching that has already been covered in my blog.
In the “useful content on my Islamic geometry website, you might not be aware of” list, there are also things that are not necessarily related to drawing.
If you are an artist and you want to sell your artwork or collaborate with companies, I suggest you take a look at this page. Besides pictures of my collaborations on this page, you can also find my brand book and a couple of freebies useful for this type of job.
Why am I saying this? Let me tell you a secret.
The best way to start selling your artwork and doing company collaborations is to find an artist you like and then try to understand how they do what they do.
My inspiration, for example, is Jenna Rainey, and I have learnt a lot just by looking at what she does.
And I am literally showing you my brand book for free. You are welcome to take a look at it (don’t steal it or copy it, please). You can take inspiration for your own brand book and by using the freebies I share on this page, you are set to success.
Since I started teaching, I have attracted more students than potential customers, but I am and will always be an Islamic geometry artist in the first place.
In my shop, you can find not only original artwork but also prints and everyday items such as mugs, carpets, and bags…all with my artwork on it. I mean, who doesn’t like a mug with cute Islamic geometry on it?
If you also want to take a look at my portfolio, you can do it here.
This is my favourite thing inside this “useful content on my Islamic geometry website, you might not be aware of” list.
Besides the Get Started page and my Blog, the freebies are another great source of knowledge, so make sure to download them all.
I have made sure to sprinkle freebies on each page because I like the idea of it being like a treasure hunt. But because I love you so much, I will also make a list here so that you can easily access them:
- How to use a compass
- Circle division tutorial
- How to transfer a drawing on paper
- How to weave a geometric pattern
- How to fix a watercolour mistake
- How to choose the perfect colour palette
- Free digital print
- How to send pitch emails to companies for collaboration
- How to price your artwork
- How to improve your accuracy
- Different types of compass
- Get started with Islamic geometry
- Mini Islamic geometry colouring book
And this is the end of my “useful content on my Islamic geometry website, you might not be aware of” list!
I’ve been itching to make this blog post for a very long time because I constantly receive messages from people asking about things that are already on my website, and I thought that this could be a “Start from here” kind of post.
Now go forth and let your creativity flow like a river of vibrant colours and intricate patterns. Let’s keep the Islamic geometry vibes alive and thriving! Happy creating!
Content on my Islamic geometry website you might not be aware of
August 22, 2023