My Advice to Aspiring Artists: IV. Learning to Go Step by Step

By: F.K. Art Intern Nimah Bhura

There is always an order in which one does things. A series of steps is essential to success. One doesn’t just wake up one day and master an art form. There is always a starting point and an ending point, and in between are several steps that lead you to be great. Steps help periodically break up an amount of work, and they help a you fully master a skill.

When learning the art of Arabic calligraphy, I first began by going through all the letters. I vigorously practiced them until they were perfect, or close to it. Next, I began forming words from the letters I had learned. I learned how to connect letters so that they were proportional and in sync. Finally, I moved on to sentences; I was taught how create a line of harmonious words and letters that created utter beauty. These steps were vital in my development as a calligrapher. Steps provide a starting point and milestones of improvement that help determine your level of skill, and that help you become better at what you are doing.

Author’s Bio: I am a High School student just trying to learn more about art. I own 5 galleries and over 100 pieces of my work are featured all over the world— I wish. I am just trying to communicate a message to anyone who will listen, even if that is just my parents

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I express my intellectual longing for creative ideas through Islamic art by fusing colors, lines, dots, and words together to inspire a meaning worth imagining. My work explores universal values of love, life, faith, prayer, beauty, and divine that synthesizes feelings and pictograms through lettering.
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