Translating Indian miniature paintings into a time-based medium
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The purpose of this research and the corresponding project is to explore and interpret the qualities of the traditional art form of Indian miniature paintings into a digital, time based medium. These are beautiful, finely-drawn paintings with rich detailed patterns and striking bold colors. Intricately and meticulously drawn, they employ an alternative means of representation distinctly different from a conventional lens-based perspective. Most 3-dimensional digital media makes use of either a real or a virtual camera to inform the representation of space. In this project I deviate from this convention to create a new visual style for animation. The project demonstrates how a consistent yet different visual look can be achieved that retains the richness and visual expression of the traditional painting style through the use of new technology.