Why Ottoman 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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New Choice

I’m constantly looking for new opportunities. Expanding one’s abilities and skills is essential with time. The most important question to ask yourself constantly, ‘what is it that I want?’. We can easily get attempted by others’ stories and lifestyles, soon adapting their ambitions to our lives and live as though they are our ambitions. Only…

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Upcoming Online Workshop

Just like the previous workshop I’m publishing this post for the upcoming online workshop. This post will be updated constantly until the workshop is fully published. This is the design we’ll be working on: The online workshop will be published as one full workshop. It won’t be divided like the previous course. But it’ll still…

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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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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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