Have you seen the work of Marco Mazzoni? The arabesques of color balanced on darkness, the fleshiness, the decay and the longing–if anyone has pushed colored pencil to its limits, it’s him. Not to mention his sublime technique.
An artist is not defined by his or her tools, but they help. You could be an art student, a dilettante, or an artistic genius; working with colored pencils that you like can only give you more pleasure. And those pencils could be from Arteza, from Faber-Castell, or from Prismacolor. And they’re all good brands–each is simply suited for a different kind of person and different kind of artist. So, which is best suited for you?
A long time ago, people donned costumes on Halloween so all the ghouls and ghosts and creepy things would mistake them as fellow spirits–and so not abduct them. Now that the supernatural’s disappeared from our everyday lives, Halloween’s become another excuse to dress up–whether in something creepy, or something flat out awesome. Enter the Halloween cosplay.
Cosplay’s really been starting to catch on in America. A bunch of shops catering to the US of A have popped up–but how are you supposed to know which sell quality cosplays, and which sell rags? And before we even start talking about quality, how do you decide who, from millions of characters, you want to cosplay? Let a fellow geek walk you through everything.
Sometimes, life feels like a game of whack-a-mole. You finish one thing, and something else pops up. You finish that thing, and then something else pops up. It’s a frustrating, dizzying, tear-inducing game, and you need to stop. Relax. Gaze upon a mini Zen garden.
There’s something about ripples–maybe the way they seem to just flow on forever, freely–that’s supremely calming. This, all Zen gardens have in common. But–and here, we return to the practical side of things–every kit has its own features: from the kind of sand and rocks used to what little statues are included. Only once you know what’s out there (and know yourself) can you find the garden that speaks most directly to you.
There are a bunch of reasons you may want a robot pet. Maybe you’re tired of coming home to an empty, silent apartment, tired of sitting down at the dinner table with no one by your side or at your feet. Or maybe you’re looking for a Christmas present for your kid, something to keep them occupied so they’ll stop bugging you all the time. And so on.
Well, depending on who or what the pet is for, the form your robot is going to take will differ. So we’ll talk about some factors to consider when going shopping, before introducing you to ten sweethearts you’re going to want to take home.
There’s one fact dog lovers everywhere will understand: dogs love to chew. Which is fine, as long as they’re not leaving gnawed off pieces of your sofa for you to find three days later. When you do find that detached limb, though, frustration settles in like sinking in quicksand. What can you do to save your furniture?
Get your pup a chew toy! A durable one, which can withstand those snapping, powerful jaws. There’s a wide variety of material to choose from–such as plastic, rubber, wood, and rope. We’ll introduce you to some tough, but safe, chew toys for your dog, saving your slippers in the process.
You’re at a concert and, as always, the band is a series of impressionist blurs on stage. You need opera glasses. After all, sporting events, concerts, plays, and the opera are all more exciting when you can actually see what’s going on.
Opera glasses aren’t limited to those dainty lorgnettes you see in movies, exclusive to Victorian era ladies up in their boxes. There’s actually a diversity of types and features. So let’s talk about what opera glasses are and how to find one that’ll work for you, in the 21st century.
eBooks have come a long way and gone through many transformations since being released over ten years ago. The advantages of eBook readers are multifold over spine-and-cover books and tablets. You’ve got obvious things like memory space, to clarity and lighting, distraction free reading, and even waterproofing.
With so many different companies, ranging from Sony to Amazon, there are tons of options. To find the perfect eBook reader, think first–what kind of bookworm are you?