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Arabic Calligraphy Tree by aLoLaa Arabic Calligraphy Tree by aLoLaa
Part of my Final Major Project, I chose to focus on my native language, I love arabic calligraphy and i knew that I wouldn't be able to achieve the standard of trained calligraphers, so i chose to explore it in this way...

The words in the calligraphy are from the poem ( Ana Al Ensan ) By Kareem Al Iraqi

There are many contextual reasons why I chose to illustrat the tree, the biggest reason is the link in the poem to nature.

Inspirations behind this are... Hassan Massoudy and Piet Mondrian
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amrelkhooly Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
LOTR3005 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist
genius :ooooooooooooooooooooooo
wissammax Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
as an art work its so nice
but for rules of arabic calligraphy , it's so far from the rules
Myriamu Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing !!
rahman2040 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Amazing.. hats off to u.
It looks as world map....

Sura 85, The Galaxies (Al-Burooj)

[85:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[85:1] The sky and its galaxies.

[85:2] The promised day.

[85:3] The witness and the witnessed.

[85:4] Woe to the people of the canyon.

[85:5] They ignited a blazing fire.

[85:6] Then sat around it.

[85:7] To watch the burning of the believers.

[85:8] They hated them for no other reason than believing in GOD, the Almighty, the Praiseworthy.

[85:9] To Him belongs the kingship of the heavens and the earth. And GOD witnesses all things.

[85:10] Surely, those who persecute the believing men and women, then fail to repent, have incurred the retribution of Gehenna; they have incurred the retribution of burning.

[85:11] Surely, those who believed and led a righteous life, have deserved gardens with flowing streams. This is the greatest triumph.

[85:12] Indeed, your Lord's blow is severe.

[85:13] He is the One who initiates and repeats.

[85:14] And He is the Forgiving, Most Kind.

[85:15] Possessor of the glorious throne.

[85:16] Doer of whatever He wills.

[85:17] Did you note the history of the troops?

[85:18] Pharaoh and Thamūd?

[85:19] Those who disbelieve are plagued with denial.

[85:20] GOD is fully aware of them.

[85:21] Indeed, it is a glorious Quran.

[85:22] In a preserved master tablet.

VLoves2Draw Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah thats Alot of work that looks like it payed off
Dahnoony Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
very nice :)
oboudiart Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice ,
Lionbytes Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
wow, that's a lot of work!
Roguekid1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I'm taking Arabic (I'm in 7th grade in the US) and I love to see it in art. I also happen to love trees, and it was purely by chance I came across this. It's beautiful! Someday I'll try to read it, when I know more of the language.
mebr15 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Student
this is amazing
MukatKiKaarn Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful idea! ^^ The writing actually gives the negative space this really nice texture. I'll have to read the poem, some time.
TeenageCupid Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
really gr8 job managing ur positive and negative space :)
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July 4, 2008
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Jun 12, 2008, 6:06:24 AM