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Picture It – Sudohbucks for all!

February 8, 2012, by , posted in Art

Whether it be those infamously fabulous Somy televisions or weird bright yellow letters that almost look like McDonalds but not quite, parodies of brands have been a mainstay of anime (and Western media!) since probably the beginning. Perhaps owing to their explosive growth in Asia and the instantly recognisable green circle and bold white letters, Starbucks seems to be one of the current favourites for parody, thanks to some very high profile inclusions!

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Picture It – Or rather, Paint It.

February 1, 2012, by , posted in Art

Sometimes when we look at a picture, we don’t stop to look at the entirety of it. We may appreciate the effect it has, find it attractive, and so on, but we don’t step too close to look at the fine details of it.

Just a simple artist introduction today – nothing too profound. The artist is ume, someone I found on my brief trips through Tumblr. Her work was immediately arresting, and so I followed the source link to her pixiv page to check out her other works. I really like the use of colours, and the paint-brush like strokes which make up the painting. The overall effect of colour and composition is amazing. In itself, I suppose you could also call this appreciation of landscape art – similar but not quite like the cityscapes.

If you look closely at it, the artwork just seems like a mess of brush strokes, but take a couple of steps back, and what a different effect it creates. It looks messy underneath, but turns out as something worthy of admiration.

If you have a pixiv account, feel free to check out her page, but otherwise, click the images below to enlarge.

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Picture It – Where the noms are.

January 25, 2012, by , posted in Art

Since neither the vein nor the approach to these posts are set, I thought I would follow on a similar vein from Ruby last week, albeit with less skill and a meandering train of thought. As he lead you on a little trip through citypr0n– oh, I’m sorry, I mean cityscapes last week, this time’s post is on food in anime/manga (although predominantly I’ll be drawing on anime examples here).

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Picture It – In A City, Not Sure What I’m Doing!

January 18, 2012, by , posted in Art

Chances are you live in one of these… sort of! On today’s Picture It: Cityscapes!

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Picture It – Be scared, be very scared… of fanart. (Safe for Work)

January 11, 2012, by , posted in Art, Features

In almost all the artist communities, the large majority of works each community holds will probably consist of fanart over original art. This is not only limited to animes or manga, but also fanart of movies, of books – basically anything.

Naturally, fanart often delves in character history, specific situations (either imagined or existing in the original story), relationships between certain characters (by which I undoubtedly also mean of a romantic nature), … ‘ecchi’ (perverted) images, and much, much more besides. Artists are unbelievably creative, and anything you can imagine, it will probably have been done, or someone is doing it.

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