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What technique provides a graded transmission of light through a translucent material with a smooth outer surface?

Does anyone happen to know the name of the technique where you put a relief on the inside surface of a translucent material, so the outside is smooth, but light shining through it has shading ...
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What type of stitch is on the interior of this hat?

I want to create a pattern for this beanie by Paa, a label which tragically ceased operations this year. They made beautifully cozy hats and I never had the chance to acquire one. I’m not an ...
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How can I adopt a specific style in illustration?

Basically I used to doodle a lot when I was younger and decided to get back into it. I managed to find a comic and game artist that EXACTLY matches what I want my drawings to look like, and my goal is ...
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Identifying charcoal drawing equipment in a YouTube video

I am new to charcoal and want to play around. I watched this video and I am trying to understand what tools and equipment he is using. At the beginning of the video, it seems he is spreading lines ...
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Getting bubbles out of a print glued to glass

I printed a picture from my computer on regular printer paper. I then put a coat of Mod Podge on a glass block and glued the picture to it, but there were bubbles in the picture. While I'm trying to ...
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What is the reason for the repeated indentations covering most of the surface of clock frames?

Many clock frames, as below, show a pattern of repeated indentations covering most of the surface of the frame. The still is from a video showing the behaviour of the clockwork which is not relevant. ...
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What's this chair design name? [closed]

I've seen this chair in many places, for instance as sold in Brazil (under the name "Old Jones"): as sold in UK ("Butler Milo Iron & Leather Accent Chair"): (there are other ...
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In oil paintings, how do you paint transparent highlights?

I've been trying to figure this out for quite a while. The technique is ancient, and has been used by artists as different as Caravaggio and Manet. Each highlight appears to have been done in a single ...
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Does anyone know how to make/ identify this typography style?

This design has been in my mind for a quite while. Do any of you know how to create/identify this kind of typography? I need some help because this kind of design intrigued me a lot. Source ...
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What process was used to make these pieces?

I picked these up at a market. Both the lady who sold them to me and the framer who is framing them said they think they were made by hand. I've done a fair amount of googling to try and find a ...
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What is holding this geode together and how?

I have a nice geode sample that is sadly structurally unsound, and I am looking for a solution to make it sturdier so I don't run as much of a risk of it breaking on me. I have a separate geode that ...
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What is the name of this kind of mechanism?

What is the name of this folding canopy mechanism where arc-shaped spines are hinged around a central pivot?: I have googled high and low and coming up blank... feel like I'm missing a vital keyword! ...
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What technique has been used for this illustration?

This is a package from a swiss brand called Geigy. It’s made in the 60s. What technique has been used to create the ant would you say?
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Does drawing on a transparent sheet what you can see behind it have a name?

There is a picture frame which has a transparent sheet fixed within it. This is placed on an easel, and the artist can physically see the target image through the transparent sheet. All they need to ...
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Are there "forensic" tools that can typically be done at home to identify fiber content of yarn or fabric?

An old question, Is there a way to determine the fiber content of a yarn if I've lost the label?, asked about identifying the fiber content of mystery yarn. The answer it received described a number ...
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What is the name of this 3D rendering style/technique with solid colors and black outlines?

Is there a specific name for this style of 3d art where objects have a black outline/border? Some of them are colorful (like Lucha Fury) while some of them have a simple color and shading (like the ...
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How to permanently bend bamboo?

I notice that rakes made out of bamboo have curved tines (as shown below). How can I permanently bend bamboo like there tines?
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What's the name for the pen and ink drawing style seen in J. J. Grandville's art?

I don't know much about art history or different drawing traditions, but I often see this style of line art (done in pen and ink I think?) which uses many thin lines for shading. Some examples of what ...
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What is the name of the knit stitch on these given pictures?

what is the name of the knit stitch in the pictures on this page: https://www.pimkie.fr/p/pull-grosse-maille-408383E23A0B.html Are there some patterns online using the same stitch? Regards.
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How are sketches like this drawn?

Are these sketches simply drawn by hand with a lot of effort or is there a trick to them? Credit: Naruto, Vol. 1: Uzumaki Naruto (9781569319000) (Version with higher resolution)
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What's this art style?

I've seen a couple cool pictures with drawing on certain parts. I was curious if there was an actual name for this style. You can see the background and parts of the subject are the photo, and then ...
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Double-sided Eyelets?

I have some cheap eyelet pliers and aluminium eyelets. They produce reasonable attractive results on one side but an ugly mess on the other. Often this doesn't matter as you only see one side, but ...
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What are the different pencil/pen holding techniques for drawing? Which should be followed in which case?

I have seen on Instagram that artists are able to draw curved lines which appear as if drawn by machines. I have also observed artists holding their pen in different ways than what is taught in ...
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How do I replicate this misty spray paint texture/pattern?

I am restoring some old Microscopes and the existing coatings are in poor shape. I would like to strip the castings and refinish them to look as original as possible. Unfortunately, I am unable to ...
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Matte repainting technique for action figures

I stripped the old layer of the paint off of my Nendoroid and Figma PVC action figures and want to repaint them. I don't want them to be flashy and reflective and look dopey, however. Is there any ...
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How does one approach drawing mountains for landscape/environment concept art

I feel like I'm about to answer my own question, but I'll ask anyway. I find that when I draw mountains, I'm not really sure how to proceed. Because of how textured mountains look from a distance, it ...
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What knitting/weave style is this?

Here it is used on a simple and light winter hat. Also: is this doable by hand? Front: Back:
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What's the name of a concept where objects take on forms out of different things?

I think the title is the most proper question that could come up in my mind, as for an example - take a look at 2014 ESC postcards: or this: Thanks in advance!
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What are the technical terms/techniques involved in sewing "paper bag" like bags?

I was wondering if anyone knows the technical terminology for the various techniques/strategies/stitches used in the following pictures? It looks like each panel in the first picture are separate ...
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What are joined and unjoined fonts?

I'm recently learning font design and typography. I found that even a same font style can have two font versions: joined and unjoined. I'd tried to google it, but got no explanation. What's the ...
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Advice on how to make a pea pod style ring

I tried on these rings and I thought they were really beautiful. I was wondering how I could reproduce one - I want to do a silver course, so I would like to do one that includes this technique if it'...
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What type of weave is this?

It's a super durable shirt and I want another like it, but I bought it over 10 years ago. It's 100 % cotton and is a Reebok NBA "Hardwood Classics" shirt.
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What is this type of art called?

What is the type of art below called? And what type of paper and colors are used here? Can I do that using acrylic colors?
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How to cut a small cylinder out of a chunk of foam with some precision

I have a parallelogram shaped chunk of foam, the kind of foam you find in headphone ear pads. Let's say it's 50mm long on both sides and 5mm thick. What is the best way to cut 5mm long, 2mm diameter ...
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How do I join polyester tubular yarn skeins together?

I'm working on a moss stitch knit baby blanket with Hobbycraft's In The Zone tubular yarn, which is 100% polyester. I've come to the end of my first skein and I'm struggling to figure the best way to ...
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Pirate sword painting

So, I've thought of using glue to stick pieces of cardboard together into a sword and then putting aluminum foil on it and painting it to look like it has rusted. Turns out, for paint to stick to ...
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What makes the Hobbit Holes look so cosy? [closed]

I hope I chose the right SE site for this question and it is not too general, but I'm having a hard time to approach this question and I did not find any better place to ask. I'm trying to identify ...
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Which of these pictures is more abstract?

Let's consider the two following illustrations from the NASA posters collection: N°1 N°2 Click images for larger version My questions are: Would it make sense to state that one of these picture is ...
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Fasteners other than Hook and Loop

I am looking for fastener options to connect two fabrics and also keep them detachable. I am working on an adjustable knee brace. Small hook and loop ("Velcro") patches are a good option, ...
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Name for technique of scribbling, then drawing of bits of scribble

I remember there being a technique for scribbling on paper (semi-absent-minded-ly), then looking at the scribbles to find shapes and inspiration. This is an example of it: https://youtu.be/...
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What is this crochet stitch?

Can anyone tell me what type of crochet stitch is being used here in the light green area (above the pink on the wrist). It looks like possibly 3 dc stitches in one hole, but I'm wondering if anyone ...
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Creating Color Bleed From Magazine Cutouts

Im currently working on an art collage project where I want to cause the dyes and inks from magazine cutouts to bleed, smear, and run across their paper. I have tried paint thinner, bleach, vinegar, ...
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What is the name of this knit stitch?

I want to make the head band in this video. It's not in English and I'm not familiar with that knitting style as I'm a beginner. Could somebody tell me the name of the knit stitch?
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What is the name of the following kinds of patterns?

I have found the following patterns online and am wondering what exactly they are called?
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What is this decorative motif called?

I was walking past an old building on Canal Street, NYC, and I saw this: Is there a term for the... peanuty pattern around this column? I can't remember the address of this building, though I am ...
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Does this type of hemming have a name, and is it fixable by hand?

Both sleeve ends of a jacket end in this type of stitching, which after a decade, is starting to come apart. The jacket itself is Tyrolean, made of loden, which is a type of melton wool. I don't know ...
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The Whisper of Glocken by John Worsley: which painting technique is it?

I am trying to learn painting by mimicking the adaption of The Whisper of Glocken by John Worsley. I just love it! I just need to know which techniques does he used there. The link above and the ...
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Method for high clarity plique à jour

I notice that Laliques famous plique à jour pieces have remarkable clarity. Typical modern works, or those examples I see being done by artisans on YouTube are always much more cloudy or translucent. ...
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What is way to make the painting where it seems as if colors in it have been splashed on it?

Found this on the cover page of some book: It looks as if the colors have been splashed here. What is the way to make such painting?
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What is the name of Japanese printing which uses hammered leaves on white cloth?

I once saw on TV a type of craft work that used the shapes and colours of leaves arranged carefully in between folded white canvas cloth and beaten with a small hammer. The result was a beautiful copy ...
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