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What is the name of this 3D object creation technique?

This is a relatively new trend in graphical design which is known as low poly design or low polygon design. If you google "low poly design" you'll find plenty of tutorials on how to produce ...
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How to paint the background of a portrait painting?

The paint does make a difference in whether or not you can easily paint over the background. Watercolor, for example, does not easily cover other art and you would need to use a different technique ...
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How do I replicate this misty spray paint texture/pattern?

If the material is metal, one can use a wrinkle finish powdercoat to accomplish this result. It's not quite exactly the same texture, but wrinkle finish powdercoat may qualify in that it's random and ...
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What is the name of this knit stitch?

This pattern is done in moss stitch/seed stitch, which are two names for the same stitch. There are plenty of resources on line for learning it, but it is really very simple: Cast on an odd number ...
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How to paint the background of a portrait painting?

You could try applying a frisket to the bird and flowers first (to isolate and protect your lighter more detailed areas) before beginning painting your background. Once your background color/colors ...
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Does this type of hemming have a name, and is it fixable by hand?

The "Stitching" on the edge of your sleeve, is actually a strip of fabric, that was folded around the raw edge of the loden cloth, and sewn to the loden cloth. This strip of fabric is called "...
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How do I join polyester tubular yarn skeins together?

So, in the meantime, I'm trying something a bit different... It's not the neatest sewing job, but I've managed to sew the strands together, doing a basic up and down through the middle (with the ...
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What's the name for the pen and ink drawing style seen in J. J. Grandville's art?

The kind of shading with many thin lines is called hatching. (image source) It's very common in ink or pen drawings and printing techniques like etching or woodblock printing. A sub-category of ...
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What is way to make the painting where it seems as if colors in it have been splashed on it?

The process is called working wet into wet. Wet into wet means the paint medium (be it water colour, acrylic paint, oil paint, ink) is applied to a surface still "wet" with solvent/medium. The ...
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What is this type of art called?

It's an aquarelle painting and from the looks of it either watercolors or inks (or both) were used. This technique uses lots of water, so you need really thick paper for it. Many hobby / craft / art ...
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What are the technical terms/techniques involved in sewing "paper bag" like bags?

So there is a lot to unpack here, hah. But seeing from other comments that you are new to sewing, I can understand how it can be a little daunting to try and make a direct replication of something you'...
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How does one approach drawing mountains for landscape/environment concept art

I don't have any experience with Photoshop textures, so I'll limit my answer to general information. Colors First pick the "pure" color of the rock in bright daylight, which will be the base color ...
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Double-sided Eyelets?

The double-sided ones are often called "grommets". Good search terms are "fabric grommets" or "fabric grommet tool". Amazon has a huge selection, including different ...
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Does drawing on a transparent sheet what you can see behind it have a name?

The method or technique with which you copy a subject by following its lines with a pencil (or other tool) on the surface it appears on or behind is simply called tracing. I am not familiar with the ...
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What is the name of the following kinds of patterns?

The mathematical term for this kind of pattern would be pmm wallpaper pattern. There are seventeen types of repeating planar patterns, and this is one of the simplest ones. The characteristics of ...
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Does this type of hemming have a name, and is it fixable by hand?

In order to answer, I want to back up a minute, and explain a bit about how loden fabric is made. Loden is a type of felted/fulled wool fabric, which means that an original fabric is created by ...
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What are the different pencil/pen holding techniques for drawing? Which should be followed in which case?

There is a previous discussion here: What exercises can I do to improve the line quality of my drawings? Holding a pencil is mostly up to the artist's preference. Discussed in the link above, if you ...
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What's this art style?

Some sources found: (More pertaining to the first image) Don't think their is a definite term per se, but here is some info: Term 1: "Illustration on photo/photograph" When searching Google ...
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How to permanently bend bamboo?

In most commercial applications, the bamboo is treated with steam to soften it. You can also soften it by soaking in water, but it takes a lot longer. You can even apply heat to the bamboo, which ...
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What is this decorative motif called?

I don't know if this was intended but after looking for banded column style I ran into rustification or rustication: Rustication is a form of exterior ornamentation particular to buildings in the ...
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What type of weave is this?

The front looks like standard knitting (stockinette stitch).The picture quality of the back is too low to say for sure, but it looks similar to how the backside a stockinette stitch should look. The ...
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What knitting/weave style is this?

Is it doable by hand? Yes, every knitting pattern is doable by hand. You might need some tutorials and experience to make it look good, but it's doable by hand. The main problem with such a light ...
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Matte repainting technique for action figures

First, if you haven't already, disassemble the figures. This will allow for easier reach of those parts that are usually obscured, a more even application of the paint, and a cleaner colouring around ...
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What are the different pencil/pen holding techniques for drawing? Which should be followed in which case?

For an adult with fully-developed motor skills, the holding technique that's best for you for a specific application will largely come naturally. Some muscles are stronger than others, some joints ...
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What are the different pencil/pen holding techniques for drawing? Which should be followed in which case?

It's mostly a matter of preference, but the way you hold a pen(cil) does influence the pressure, precision, range, and rotation. Everyone develops a preferred way of holding a pen (often when learning ...
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How are sketches like this drawn?

One way I think is common among comic artists is through instancing*: after having drawn a few of the figures in different positions, you can copy instances of these individual figures unto the panel ...
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What technique has been used for this illustration?

It is very likely made using silkscreen or lithography. Since these designs seem to have been made using stencils cut out of paper, I think silk screen printing would have been the more practical ...
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What is the name of this kind of mechanism?

Armadillo Flip That's what I found: Source Source Source
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