WAYS OF LOOKING

ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUES

1. BATIK

The term Batik is an indonesian-malay word which refers to the process of dying fabric by making use of a resistant technique, covering areas of cloth with a dye-resistant substance to prevent them from absorbing colours. To make a batik, selected areas are blocked out by brushing or drawing hot wax over them, and the cloth is then dyed. The parts covered in wax resist the dye and remain the original color. This process of waxing and dyeing can be repeated to create more elaborate and colourful designs. After the final dyeing the wax is removed and the cloth is ready for wearing or showing.

Contemporary batik, while qwing much to the past, is markedly different from the more traditional and formal styles. For example, the artist may use etching, discharge dyeing, stencils, different tools for waxing and dyeing, wax recipes with different resist values and work with silk, cotton, wool, leather, paper or even wood and ceramics.

thetis-clacker
By Thetis Blacker

Batik Artist Thetis Blacker

on cotton.jpg
By Thetis Blacker

Batik Artist Thetis Blacker

sarah hale.jpg
By Sarah Hale

http://riverguild.weebly.com/sarah-hale.html

natalie-guess
By Natalie Guess

http://www.natalieguess.com/gallery_95499.html

joy troyer.jpg
By Joy Troyer

http://www.dyeingarts.com

baldwin.jpg
By Baldwin

http://www.imagekind.com/art/stunning/baldwin/mixed-media/fine-art-prints

marina elphick.jpg
By Marina Elphick

BATIK: My latest works on paper

heather gatt.jpg
By Heather Gatt

http://sableandox.co.uk/evening-whitby-harbour-batik-on-cotton.html

jonathan evans.jpg
By Jonathan Evans

http://www.jonathanevans-batikart.com/artOfBatik.php

meesha.jpg
By Meesha

http://meesha-b.deviantart.com/art/Finger-Paints-2-Garden-273036807

2. COLLAGE

Collage, derived from the French word “coller (to glue)”, is a technique of an art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the art work is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.

A collage may include magazines and newspaper clippings, ribbons, paint, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artworks or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas. The origins of collage can be traced back hundreds of years, but this technique made a dramatic reappearance in the early 20th century as an art form of novelty.

The term collage was coined by both Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in the beginning of the 20th century when collage became a distinctive part of modern art.

melissa grimes.jpg
By Melissa Grimes

https://collageillustration.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/my-collage-illustrations/

patrick-bremer
By Patrick

Bremerhttp://66.media.tumblr.com/9feca67d7ee42259248892b3e347e4f1/tumblr_n09ubfJ87U1qcflzio2_500.jpg

colin johnson.jpg
By Colin Johnson

Hyper Collage

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By Marco Cibola

http://vi.sualize.us/marco_cibola_design_you_trust_worlds_most_famous_social_inspiration_illustration_collage_art_picture_3xrL.html

jennifer ingram.jpg
By Jennifer Ingram

http://www.redbubble.com/people/ladyji/works/8664918-texas-state-collage

julien pacaud.jpg
By Julien Pacaud

http://waxinandmilkin.com/page/128

travis-bedel
By Travis Bedel

Surreal Anatomical Collages Fused With Flowers By Travis Bedel

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by Hilary Pecis

http://www.fecalface.com/SF/nyc/134-austin-gold-rush/958-hilary-pecis

ali gulec.jpg
By Ali Gulec

Collage Skull Illustrations By Ali Gulec, A Fresh Approach On The Skull Art

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By Charles Wilkin

http://www.charlesscottwilkin.com/?cat=5

3. WATERCOLOR

Watercolor is a painting method in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-based solution. Watercolor painting has the reputation of being quite demanding. Unlike oil or acrylic painting, where the paints essentially stay where they are put and dry more or less in the form they are applied, water is an active and complex partner in the watercolor painting process, changing both the absorbency and shape of the paper when it is wet and the outlines and appearance of the paint as it dries. The difficulty in watercolor painting is almost entirely in learning how to anticipate and leverage the behaviour of water, rather than attempting to control or dominate it.

marion-bolognesi
By Marion Bolognesi

http://weheartit.com/entry/group/179957

grzegorz-wrobel
By Grzegorz Wróbel

Watercolors by Grzegorz Wróbel

janet-rogers
By Janet Rogers

http://www.watercolorsbyrogers.com/pages-janet/paintings-janet.html

lara-zombie
By Lara Zombie

Watercolor paintings by Lara Zombie

jacqui-taylor
By Jacqui Taylor

http://www.creativebloq.com/illustration/water-colours-7-pro-tips-9134466

lana-moes
By Lana Moes

http://aworldofcreativepeople.blogspot.in/2015/06/lana-moes.html

richard_briggs
By Richard Briggs

Venice

svenja-jodicke
By Svenja Jodicke

http://artpicsdesign.blogspot.in/2013/03/svenja-jodicke-paints-people-with.html

maria kondimae.jpg
By Maria Kondimae

There are stars in the night…

hector-trunnec
By Hector Trunnec

http://abduzeedo.com/watercolor-illustrations-hector-trunnec

4. VECTOR

Vector graphics are created from points, lines, shapes and curves that are based on mathematical formulas. These elements are filled with color, blends, tints or gradients, and lines have a stroke attribute such as a solid or dashed line with different thicknesses and colours. The benefit of vector art is that it is reslution independent i.e. it can be scaled to any size, from large billboard to a business card, with no loss of detail or sharpness. Vector art is created using vector illustration software programs, such as Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw.

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60+ Epic Examples of Vector Art

mel-marcelo
By Mel Marcelo

20 Wonderful Vector Art works created by Mel Marcelo

cengiz-bodur
By Cengiz Bodur

http://theinspirationgrid.com/abstract-vector-illustrations-by-cengiz-bodur/

spanky
By Spanky

Spanky – Incredible Vector Artist

chris-leavens
By Chris Leavens

http://chrisleavens.com/portfolio

rizado
By Rizado

https://www.vectorstock.com/royalty-free-vector/owl-head-vector-1550090

jeremy-young
By Jeremy Young

http://weheartit.com/entry/group/26078150

musical_graphic

http://dryicons.com/free-graphics/preview/musical-graphic/

wallpaper.jpg

Butterfly Vector and Flower Vector Art Wallpaper

heraldry-vector-art_7569.jpg

http://www.freepik.com/free-vector/heraldry-vector-art_334524.htm

5. PEN AND INK

In fine art, the term ‘pen and ink’ denotes a drawing technique involving the use of black and other colored inks which are applied to a support (generally paper) with either a dip pen or a reservoir pen. This traditional, versatile media has been used by Western artists since ancient Egyptian times, for sketches, finished drawings or ink and wash paintings. It is also one of the main mediums involved in book illustration and in Surrealistic automatic drawing.

rens-ink
By Rens Ink

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/leopard-rens-ink.html

alfred-basha
By Alfred Basha

Surreal Black Ink Illustrations By Alfred Basha

joni-solis
By Joni Solis

https://artofhorses.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/arabian-horse-art-pen-and-ink-drawing/

randal-birkey
By Randal Birkey

A House in the Woods

d-b-clemons
D.B. Clemons

https://dbclemons.wordpress.com/2011/11/

anthony-m-grimaldi
By Anthony M. Grimaldi

http://archinect.com/people/project/30754106/the-who/30758914

luke-dixon
By Luke Dixon

Ink Drawings of Luke Dixon

yellena-james
By Yellena James

Yellena James

valerio-carrubba-painting3

Surreal Paintings Of The Human Anatomy Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

rachel-blair-ink
Rachel Blair Ink

https://rachelblairink.wordpress.com/tag/infectious-disease/

PHOTOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES

1. High Speed Photography

High speed photography is the art of photographing a rapidly occurring event. depending on the event to be photographed, methods range from use of ultra-short time flash exposures to producing lots of exposures in a split-second. Seemingly frozen in time, a lot of photographers have their own special method of doing high speed photography. The usual photographic flash component offers a flash that lasts around a thousandth of a second (a millisecond). But photographic flash component used in high speed photography is so much quicker than this, and it creayes a flash of light around a microsecond (a millionth of a second). This lets us freeze time through pictures that are happening tremendously fast.

henry-kelley
By Henry Kelley

https://plus.google.com/108133650012275813495

jaco-vosloo
By Jaco Vosloo

https://www.flickr.com/photos/26505222@N05/favorites/

richard-gillberg
By Richard Gillberg

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gillberg/

alan-sailer
By Alan Sailer

http://izismile.com/2010/09/page/5/

oriol-domingo
By Oriol Domingo

https://plus.google.com/111604807231169974745

markus-reugels
By Markus Reugels

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1376971/Eau-water-picture-Artist-Markus-Reugels-makes-splash-amazing-portfolio-liquid-droplets.html

linden-gledhill
By Linden Gledhill

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/29400/title/Biochemist-photo-fiddler/

photography24

25 Stunning Examples of High Speed Photography

speeding_bullet_03.jpghttp://www.onelargeprawn.co.za/tag/flickr/

ian-mcguirk
By Ian McGuirk

https://www.pixoto.com/images-photography/food-and-drink/alcohol-and-drinks/coca-cola-6483332829806592

2. TILT SHIFT PHOTOGRAPHY

Tilt-Shift photography is a creative technique whereby a photograph of a life-size location or object is manipulated to give an optical illusion of a photograph of a miniature scale model. Altering the focus of the photography in Photoshop (or similar program) simulates the shallow depth of field normally encountered with macro lenses making the scene seem much smaller than it actually is. In addition to focus manipulation, the tilt-shift photography effect is improved by increasing color saturation and contrast, to simulate the bright paint often found on scale models. Most tilt-shift photographs are taken from a high angle to further simulate the effect of looking down on a miniature. The technique is particularly effective on buildings, cars, trains and people.

mikes-blender
Mike’s Blender

http://www.mikesblender.com/tokyo_tiltshift.php

anthony_mair
By Anthony Mair

http://vegasseven.com/LittleVegas/

36691-1920x1200.jpg

Applicable Representation of City Centres With Heritage Importance

Gatwick-Airport.jpg

http://www.photoshoptutorials.eu/tilt-shift/

danny gregory.jpg

EDM# 30: Draw a chair. See a new place.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

http://www.stuffmakesmehappy.com/2013/07/30-astounding-tilt-shift-photography.html

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http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/tilt-shift-photography-80-beautiful-examples-tutorials-ultimate-guide/

daniel-espirito-santo
By Daniel Espírito Santo

http://www.cruzine.com/2010/11/10/tilt-shift-photography/

tilt_shift_by_binouse49-d3hiekv.jpg

http://dekoradum.deviantart.com/journal/Tilt-Shift-Photography-Feature-346084638

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85+ BreathTaking Tilt-Shift Photography and Resources

3. INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY

Infrared, or “IR” photography, offers photographers of all abilities and budgets the opportunity to explore a new world-the world of the unseen. Our eyes literally cannot see the IR light, as it lies just beyond what is classified as the ‘visible’ spectrum-that which human eyes can detect. When we take photographs using infrared-equipped film or cameras, we are exposed to the world that can often look very different from that we are accustomed to seeing. Colours, textures, leaves and plants, human skin, and all other manner of objects can reflect IR light in unique and interesting ways, ones that cannot be mimicked with tools such as Photoshop.

michi-lauke
By Michi Lauke

http://michilauke.deviantart.com/art/Cherry-Blossom-Tree-infrared-162189841

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https://infraredphotographyasia.wordpress.com/2011/10/

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http://darrenenns.no-ip.org/dmenns/ir.html

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Photoessay : Infrared Street Photography by Steven Sappore

860227-clouds-infrared-photography-lakes-reflections-trees-water.jpg

https://www.walldevil.com/17736-clouds-infrared-photography-lakes-reflections-trees-water.html

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http://acidcow.com/pics/16129-beautiful-infrared-landscapes-75-pics.html

hong-kong-elegantly-photographed-in-infrared

http://sobadsogood.com/2016/01/12/hong-kong-photographed-in-infrared-by-photographer-yiu-yu-hoi/

richard-mosse
By Richard Mosse

mitch-rossow
By Mitch Rossow

Weeping Willow Infrared

daniel-hosie
By Daniel Hosie

20 Stunning Infrared Photographs

4. PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPHY

Panoramic photography, also known as wide format photography, is a special technique that stitches multiple images from the same camera together to form a single, wide photograph (vertical or horizontal). The term “panorama” literally means “all sight” in Greek and it first originated from painters who wanted to capture a wide view of a landscape, not just a certain part of it. The first panoramic photographs were made by simply aligning printed versions of film, which did not turn out very well, beacause it was close to impossible to perfectly align photographs. Today, digital panoramic photography is quite popular and common not only among landscape photographers, but also among architectural and cityscape photographers.

keith-mcinnes
By Keith Mclnnes

https://keithmcinnes.wordpress.com/tag/night/

delobbo
By Delobbo

http://delobbo.deviantart.com/gallery/

randy-kosek
By Randy Kosek

http://www.360cities.net/panoramic-photo-tutorials/converting-panorama-images-to-photo-overlays-for-google-earth

will-milne-photography
By Wil Milne

http://willmilnephotography.com/panoramic-photography-services-will-milne.html

craig-williams
By Craig Williams

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2771752/Our-world-wide-screen-Stunning-panoramic-photographs-taken-land-sea-sky-capture-nature-s-beauty.html

pisa_01.jpg

https://www.airpano.com/360Degree-VirtualTour.php?3D=Pisa-Tuscany-Central-Italy

20091110-Death-Valley-207.jpg

Panoramic Photography Tutorial

larapoe.jpg

http://larapoe.deviantart.com/art/Norway-panorama-329636667

david-balyeat
By David Balyeat

Beaches and Oceans

dani-lew
By Dani Lew

http://danilew.biz/blog/2015/03/22/light-trails-in-downtown-phoenix/

5. MOTION BLUR PHOTOGRAPHY

Motion blur is the apparent streaking of rapidly moving objects in a still image or a sequence of images such as a movie or animation. It results when the image being recorded changes during the recording of a single exposure, either due to rapid movement or long exposure.

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Fast Photos: 12 Motion-Blur & Time-Lapse Photographers

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http://estrellasweatphotography.weebly.com/samples.html

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30+ Most Creative Motion Blur Photography Examples to Inspire

christopher-martin
By Christopher Martin

https://christophermartinphotography.com/tag/city/

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Flash and Motion Blur

jim-richardson
By Jim Richardson

A guide to Panning

woman-park-running-motion-blur.jpg

http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/tip/4189/mastering-panning-photographing-moving-subjects/

motion-blur-coast-600x400.jpg

https://amandasherpy.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/motion-photography-2/

vicco-gallo
By Vicco Gallo

http://picssr.com/photos/galllo/interesting/page2?nsid=38400107@N04

startrails_one_guinjata

Blurred lines. How to achieve motion blur in wildlife photography

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