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Mobile Suit Gundam: The Shows

New shows for the ''Mobile Suit Gundam'' franchise have been appearing for decades. Here's a road map for all the shows in the series.

Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie (DVD) Review

The first spinoff movie from the hit 90s anime series Cardcaptors, Cardcaptor Sakura The Movie has finally been re-released for its 15th anniversary but does it hold up after all this time?

Art Library

Art libraries are great ways of researching different artists and paintings from the past and there are many available, both online and also traditional libraries with printed publications. This article takes a broad look at ...

Tips for Painting Wood Furniture

Remove varnish top coats with sandpaper, prior to application.sandpapier image by Thomas Aumann from Fotolia.comWhen it comes to painting wood furniture, preparation is key to avoiding paint failure. In addition, improper application techniques can lead to unattractive finishes, marred...

How to Draw a Comic Book Cover

Comic book covers can be eye catching with the detail work and color. The amount of work put into a comic book cover can take minutes or it can longer depending on the artist and their vision for the drawing. Varying the line thickness using inking pens can give the appearance of thickness and depth

How to Paint on Curved Objects

While there is no set historical time period that can be attributed to the beginning of painting, it is safe to assume that painting has been a part of human history from the beginning. Painting allows the artist to represent a specific mood through the colors and direction of the piece, therefore t

How to Paint a College Girl's Room

College students -- or those of college age -- often graduate from their high school decor. It is time to redecorate your room to reflect your new position in life. College students are typically forbidden from painting their dorm room walls, but if you live off-campus, you have more freedom to deco

How to Get Lead Writing to Show Up on Black Paper

Writing or drawing in pencil on black paper can be challenging because many of the lead colors don't show up as distinctly on black as they do on white or other colors. However, there are some steps you can take to make your pencil drawings stand out against a black background.

17th Century Paintings of Women

Most types of paintings which prominently featured women who were not of religious or mythical importance in 17th century Western art were portraits. Occasionally, painters, such as Diego Velasquez or Johannes Vermeer, would feature women in domestic scenes who were not posing for a commissioned por

How to Draw for Oil Paintings

An important first step in oil painting is to make a drawing on the canvas to establish the composition. Traditionally, this first drawing was made with vine charcoal. Vine charcoal is the ideal medium for this under drawing, because you can easily rub it off with a rag if you make a mistake, yet th

My Favorite Anime Downloads

I'm about to discuss my favorite anime and manga.Here's a little taste of what titles I watch and like/love.

How to Use Gold Leaf Sheets

Craftsmen make gold leaf by hammering gold into tissue-thin sheets. Gold leaf is most often used in a process called gilding in which the sheets are applied to decorative items such as statues, picture frames or mirrors. Gold leaf is also commonly used in interior decoration and architecture and is

How to Strip Paint From Concrete

Stripping paint off of concrete can be a challenge. Concrete is very porous, so paint has a tendency to form a very strong bond with it. The key to stripping paint off of your concrete is to use a heavy-duty stripper designed for use on concrete. A concrete stripper is designed to absorb into the co

How to Paint a Built-In Wall Unit

If you'd like to alter the look of a built-in wall unit by refinishing it with paint, consider a critical point before starting the application process. Untreated wall units will ultimately reject painted finishes. Treat your wall unit with a primer base coat, or flaking will occur. Use a particular