I don’t know why I’m so amazed by this. It’s rather academic in it’s application but the results still speak for themselves! And the steadiness and shore-handedness needed for the slow drop!
How many ways do you love that!
And of course if that is too abstract for you there is always this:
Kind of a UV map hydro-printing thing.
Now that takes me back a few years to when I used to use “deepaint3D”
The physical process is interesting enough but what I marvel at is the artistry in creating the dip painting in the first place - and knowing what the pattern on the surface will turn into on the dipped object.
There’s an artist locally who custom paints wallpaper this way. I’m always amazed when I watch him paint and dip and get consistent results over & over and then switches to another pattern and does it again.
There are pretty interesting machines that “print” the paint patterns onto the water for these systems.