Making an animated cartoon requires creativity, dedication and patience, but it doesn't necessarily require money. You can use freely available resources on the web to research and analyze animation and to educate yourself about how to make an animated cartoon. Once you've come up with an idea, exec
When planning that disco night party, you want to get the illumination just right and create the disco ambiance you want. This will give your party crowd that dancing mood. As you are adding the colored light filters, think of color balance, keeping enough warm lights such as red and yellow, as well
Gouache (pronounced "gwash") is a type of water-soluble paint that is much like watercolor paint, though it is more opaque. It is diluted with water and applied to heavy paper with a brush in much the same way, but because it is not as translucent as watercolor paint, the artist does not rely on the
The stone gargoyle from the Gothic period usually refers to a grotesque beast perched on its haunches seen leaning several feet outward from the edge of buildings. More than just a cosmetic attachment, the gargoyle acts as a waterspout designed to divert water from roofs and parapets. Today stone ga
Oh no, to the great followers of Sakura this should be a low blow. Sakura has always been the person who controls the emotions of the group and asked everyone to do the right thing from the first episodes of Naruto to the present day.
Unlike most types of wood, cedar contains a large amount of sap-based natural tannins, making cedar one of the most durable and weather resistant natural woods known. These tannins, however, are located just under the surface of the wood, and when painted over, they have a tendency to bleed through
A gallery of images from the annual New York-area comics and anime convention.
Waxed canvas coats are made of a woven canvas fabric that is coated in a blend of oil and wax to make it waterproof. Heavy duty waxed coats can be washed like any other garment: Toss them in the washing machine and hang them up to air-dry. Lightweight waxed canvas coats require special care and more
Customizing your walls with tissue paper is fairly simple to do and can be used to create various effects, which include giving the walls a leather-like or mottled appearance. These effects can be enhanced by applying a glaze over the tissue paper. The glaze can be in a contrasting or a similar colo
Words in storybooks tell a story quite memorably. However, if you want to truly inspire your imagination, try a mural that tells your eyes the endeavors of characters in a scene. Paint a colorful story mural on a wall in your home, in the living room, basement or a bedroom.
Read a review of Taimashin: The Red Spider Exorcist Volume 1, a horror manga series by Hideyuki Kikuchi and Shin Yong-Gwan from Digital Manga Publishing. Megumi is a Japanese woman working in Korea who is bedeviled by a series of horrifying demons. Her only hope may be Fujiwara, an exorcist with sup
Canadians looking for an anime fix now have a new place to hang. Get the details here.
Eyes are arguably the most important part of the face, the key to facial expressions which reveal emotions and tell a story. It can take a lot of practice and patience to draw eyes that look realistic and give life to a character.
Secretary desks come in a variety of styles, but most have one thing in common: tight awkward shelves that make staining and varnishing difficult. If you'd like to refinish a secretary desk, you'll need to employ a small paintbrush that will fit inside these areas. Secretary desks are finished with
Problems with your car sound system present all sorts of trouble. Without your favorite tunes to enhance whatever mood you're in, even the shortest drive can seem like a monotonous task. Before you return the stereo or have it sent to repair, look over these steps. It may be that a simple fix will s
Before you attempt to refinish metal lawn chairs, know the proper materials to use and the appropriate way to employ them, or you will end up with a messy finish that won't stand the test of time. Metal is a nonporous surface. This characteristic leaves it ill-suited for new finishes. You must pre-t