Thursday, May 15, 2014

Update a mask to a new species

Ever have a hard time finding just what you want, but something very similar?

I had a friend who wanted a Zebra mask but had a hard time finding one that looked nice.  But he did find a donkey mask he like.

He asked me to paint it to become a Zebra for him

The mask scared me a bit, but I was able to do the job with some acrylic paints.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Anime Review: GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class

GA is a started off as a 4 panel comic strip about students in an Art school.  They've translated it into an anime of just mini stories of their simple adventures of learning about art.  The style is much like Lucky Star in which you can jump in and out at any moment and it gives you a little smile on the cuteness.

Besides the cuteness, what I like about the show is that you can actually learn a lot about art.  They throw in tons of little art tidbits as you watch the students learn and practice art in their courses.  They learn -> Audience learns.

On the first episode alone I learned about
- Pictogram vs an Monogram
- Paints that Blend rather than Layer
- How to make Eraser Puddy