"We may have come on different ships, but we are in the same boat now"
- Martin Luther King Jr.
This Illustration Friday submission was created using ancient batik techniques on paper. The unique process involves batik dyes and wax resist. Each color is washed across the whole image. The color is preserved with molten wax and a new color dye wash is applied. The color combinations are created when one color is washed over the top of another. This image used only primary colors (red, blue and yellow). The green and orange hues where created by the natural blending of the primaries to their secondary and tertiary colors. Although a thorough understanding of color theory and the ancient batik processes is required to get the end result, I like to think that these images chose the beautiful colors themselves.