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A Year of Islamic Geometry: Blogs Wrap-Up


This is Islamic geometry in a nutshell.

A recap of all my blogs with direct link to each one of them so that it’s easier for you to read what interests you.

I hope that you will stick with me next year while I juggle between my job and my passion for Islamic geometry.

I don’t think I’m going to keep making weekly blog posts in 2021 but if you have any topic that I haven’t covered in here don’t be afraid to contact me 🙂

In the meantime here is a roundup of the things we have learnt this year:

  1. Back to basics: What is Islamic art?

  2. How I started with Islamic geometric patterns

  3. 3 tips for learning Islamic art

  4. 3 rules to improve the accuracy of your geometric drawings

  5. Top 3 books about Islamic geometric patterns

  6. Top 3 websites for Islamic geometry students

  7. Online learning vs. in-person classes: what’s better?

  8. 7 Islamic art artists share their best advice

  9. Digital vs. hand-drawn geometric patterns

  10. 3 computer programs for Islamic geometric patterns

  11. Learn How to use Geogebra: the basics

  12. 3 essential tools for geometry drawing

  13. 3 tools that make geometry drawing easier

  14. Why you should invest in high-quality drafting tools

  15. Different types of drawing compass

  16. How to use a drawing compass

  17. Where to find the best drafting compass

  18. What makes a good drafting compass

  19. Why should you have more than one drawing compass?

  20. Wooden vs. mechanical pencils in geometry drawing

  21. The best pencil lead for geometric drawing

  22. How to transfer a drawing onto watercolour paper

  23. The use of protractor in Islamic geometry

  24. Weaving a geometric pattern

  25. Are you afraid of painting?

  26. Draw geometric constructions using colours

  27. Colour theory: the ultimate guide

  28. Different types of paint for art

  29. Watercolour paint characteristics

  30. Is watercolour paint quality important?

  31. How to choose your colour palette

  32. 3 painting ideas for for geometric designs

  33. 3 common watercolour mistakes

  34. How to fix a watercolour mistakes

  35. 3 watercolour tips for beginners

  36. How to choose the best watercolour paper

  37. How to make prints of your artwork

  38. How to set the price of your artwork

  39. Instagram for creatives

  40. Do you need a website as an artist?

  41. How to overcome artist’s block

  42. Home art studio: pros and cons

  43. How to set up a home studio

  44. How to find your why

  45. 3 things I’ve learnt from you

  46. Are you happy or frustrated?

  47. One year from now you will wish you had started today


A Year of Islamic Geometry: Blogs Wrap-Up

December 16, 2020

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  1. Vivien says:

    Many thanks Sandy for all the wonderful blogs over the year.

    I hope 2021 will be a productive, happy and healthy year for you.


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