Why Islamic Illumination?

I dedicate this blog post to every single person who wants to understand why I’m working on Ottoman Islamic Illumination Art, and what to expect when you learn it. While I was working in a graphic design, I fell in love with designing patterns. At that time, my designs were pure digital designs. Even the…

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White Gold Halkar Şemse

A pencil sketch is the beginning yet it only shows the general look of the design. With colors, painting technique and outlines each pattern will have its own identity of beauty. There are limited choices of colors to use for traditional Ottoman Illumination Painting, yet each pattern has a different ambiance to it. If you’re…

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Painting a Cloud Pattern

It’s a cloud pattern this time. Being confused at the beginning as to how to draw a certain motif, or how to construct a full pattern is completely normal. It takes some time to understand the concept and practice it. Yet, if you learned it from a professional or have your own source of learning…

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