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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Online Ottoman Illumination Workshop

It’s better that I write a descriptive post regarding the Ottoman Illumination Workshop that I’m working on. I promised that I’ll keep students interested in learning this art updated with the progress for this online workshop, so I decided to write everything here. Once the workshop is up and ready, there will be a registration…

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Analyzing Patterns #1 Part 1

It’s about time I start a new series of analyzing patterns. It’s not until I observed some of the photos I took when I traveled to Turkey that I better understood the patterns used in most of their decor and designs. Being able to reach such a level is true happiness that me studying the…

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