Shato brikhto (Happy New Year of 2019)! I am excited to share a new design piece of mine — a visual expression of the Assyrian capital, Nineveh. I also detail some of my research, design process, and other musings in this post. Nineveh is part of a lettering & illustration series I am working on, which... Continue Reading →
SOCOTRA, Yemen . . . a celestial island of Dragon Blood trees and dragonflies. Her fragile ecosystem is falling apart. It was a slow death at first; climate change is a familiar culprit. Her wounds took a turn for the worse amid the ongoing war against Yemen. The world must not turn away from this injustice.... Continue Reading →
I wish all my Coptic and Assyrian brothers and sisters a blessed and peaceful holiday. I wish for a peaceful and glorious era for the Middle East (and the world) in the near future. Salam and Shalom.
Sana'a: The Capital City of Yemen. In this post, I introduce my first art piece of 2018, in which I combine lettering and illustration. The concept of the lettering was to have Sana'a written in four different scripts: Sabaean, Arabic, Hebrew, and Syriac. Those languages fall into the Semitic branch of languages, have similar origins,... Continue Reading →
The King, The Scribe, and the Archer I have updated my Epic of Gilgamesh page with more recent sketches. However, if you find my sketches to be lacking in colour and excitement, you might consider checking out the newest addition to my portfolio; Persephone and Zephyrus will redirect you to the appropriate page! Persephone and Zephyrus
This episode ties directly to my previous one (The OttoMON-STER Upstairs), and shows events that happen in Yitzhak and Daliah's apartment that are simultaneous to the events in Heidar's apartment. Here we are introduced to three new characters—Itzhak the Israelite, Daliah the Palestinian, and the third being Kurosh (Cyrus) the Persian. My personal views on... Continue Reading →
This illustration is directly inspired by a very enchanting performance by Sukhishvili (Georgian National Ballet), called "Samaiya". You can read details on their English website over here, and definitely check out their other excellent performances! This is my 2nd draft — I plan to create final one on canvas with gouache using this exact colour scheme (and... Continue Reading →
I illustrated this 3-piece poster in the first week of April 2015, mainly to promote the diversity of Yemen. When the 3 pieces are combined, it creates the full 6" by 15" scene. At that point in time, Yemen had faced two weeks of non-stop bombing and airstrikes from saudi arabia. It is now early September,... Continue Reading →