Draw & Paint & Comics & Animation : Society & Culture & Entertainment

- Rss

What to Consider When Selecting a Monument for Your Pet

What to Consider When Selecting a Monument for Your Pet

We all know that along with the wonderful love and joy of having a pet will come the devastation and heartbreak of losing them. No one looks forward to this day or those that will ... ......[Read More]
FanimeCon 2008 ? Trigun Cosplay

FanimeCon 2008 ? Trigun Cosplay

Trigun Cosplay at FanimeCon 2008, San Jose, CA, May 23 - 26, 2008......[Read More]
Great Anime Available

Great Anime Available

If you were to question ten people what the greatest anime are you would be sure to get 10 different answers. Every one has their perfect picks, but there are one or two that I think sit on every one's top ten or classics list for the most superb magna.......[Read More]
How to Calculate Gallons of Paint Needed for a Room

How to Calculate Gallons of Paint Needed for a Room

When it comes to painting a room in your home, few things are more frustrating than running out of paint halfway through. This can cause inconsistencies in the finish and it may be difficult to match a custom shade that's already been applied to the walls. Calculate how many gallons of paint you nee......[Read More]
How to Mount a Watercolor on Matboard

How to Mount a Watercolor on Matboard

Mounting makes a great presentation choice for watercolor paintings with deckled edges. A deckled edge is the thin, raw-textured edge of watercolor paper that has not been cut to a smooth edge. Mounting, or placing the artwork on top of backing material, allows you to show off this rough edge. Matbo......[Read More]
Kinds of Materials for Graphic Artists

Kinds of Materials for Graphic Artists

A graphic designer must have an arsenal of tools and materials at her disposal. The types, quantity and quality of the materials will vary, depending on the artist's focus or specialty. For example, a photographer will need more materials that enhance her need to produce great photographs, while a l......[Read More]
Easy Way to Paint Doors & Woodwork

Easy Way to Paint Doors & Woodwork

If you are painting doors and woodwork, make all the necessary preparations and ensure all your equipment is in order. You will need the correct paint along with all the tools including brushes, solvent and supplies needed to clean up. Getting your work area and materials organized first is the easy......[Read More]
How to Paint a Finished Floor

How to Paint a Finished Floor

Painting bare wood floors is a relatively straightforward task involving a primer base coat and acrylic finish. Unfortunately, painting finished floors is an entirely different scenario. Coated with protective waterproof sealers, finished floors cannot adequately absorb the necessary primer base coa......[Read More]
How to Oil Paint Steps

How to Oil Paint Steps

Oil painting uses oil-based paints instead of water-based paints, which are used in acrylic or watercolor painting. Since oil-based paints cannot be washed off with water, oil painting requires the use of linseed oil to thin out the paint and turpentine to clean the paint off. There are a few guidel......[Read More]
FanimeCon 2008 ? Mushishi Cosplay

FanimeCon 2008 ? Mushishi Cosplay

Mushishi Cosplay at FanimeCon 2008, San Jose, CA, May 23 - 26, 2008......[Read More]
How to Repaint Metal Fixtures in a Bathroom

How to Repaint Metal Fixtures in a Bathroom

Faucets, handles and spouts are all considered plumbing fixtures and are often a paint metal for both a practical and attractive finish. They are the aesthetic parts of an otherwise utilitarian bathroom, and they can make or break a room's look. After a few year's use, these fixtures can lose their......[Read More]
What Is a Salary Draw?

What Is a Salary Draw?

A salary draw is used in industries in which compensation is based on performance. These industries often use commission as a primary or sole form of compensation, and while this is not attractive to everyone, it is appealing to some. When an employee accepts a draw, he is relying heavily on his per......[Read More]
How to Draw a Tree Trunk

How to Draw a Tree Trunk

Trees are abundant in many places all over the world and thus are a common subject for drawing among the very young to the very old. The ability to draw a tree trunk is often an essential part of making a landscape drawing or a study for a landscape painting. If your goal is to make a more realisti......[Read More]
Manga Inking Techniques

Manga Inking Techniques

The inking job in a manga -- a Japanese graphic novel -- can greatly impact how people perceive the artwork. There are different options as far as shading and creating character outlines that can strongly influence the look of the artwork. You can employ as many of the different styles as you like t......[Read More]
How to Draw a Cartoon Shark

How to Draw a Cartoon Shark

Anyone can learn to draw a cartoon shark using these simple steps. Even a child can do it! You can try adjusting the length and size of the fins and body of the shark to add character and individuality to your cartoon sharks. Kids especially will have a great time with this fun, confidence-boosting ......[Read More]
How to Paint Wheels With the Tires On

How to Paint Wheels With the Tires On

Before you attempt to paint a wheel, you should know one critical thing. Wheels are made of nonporous metal, a surface ill-suited for paint adhesion. If you attempt to paint bare metal, you will end up with significant paint failure in the form of chipping. You must coat the wheel with a particular ......[Read More]
History of Bleach Series

History of Bleach Series

Bleach is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tite Kubo. Bleach is a 200+ manga series (which evolved into anime series) which follows the adventures of Ichigo Kurosaki. Ichigo becomes a Soul Reaper (Shinigami) which is similar to Grim Reaper in American culture. Ichigo becomes a Soul......[Read More]
How to Mix Fair Skin Tones With Oil Paint

How to Mix Fair Skin Tones With Oil Paint

Mixing fair and light-colored skin tones is not a simple matter of squeezing some flesh tone or portrait pink paint out of a tube and adding some black or white. Artists have been grappling with the problem of mixing and painting light skin tone colors in various kinds of paint since ancient times. ......[Read More]
How to Paint With Pearl Glaze

How to Paint With Pearl Glaze

Pearl glaze is one of the many finishes you can use to enhance the appearance of objects around the home. It is especially common for use on bathtubs, sinks and walls. Pearl glaze gives a shiny, transparent look to your fixtures and installments and it helps to protect these items from future damage......[Read More]