As Picasso said, every child is an artist. Thinking back to your own childhood, you probably have fond memories of creating. While some have more talent than others, there is a joy in simply choosing the colors to use to fill in your coloring book or drawing rudimentary figures in pencil on a sheet of ordinary paper. Summer is now officially here. The kids are out of school and looking for something to do. (Yeah, can you remember the last time you had the pleasure of saying, "I'm bored?") So now is the time to plan some art projects for the summer to keep the young ones occupied and doing something more productive than video games.
Drafting students get the bulk of their supplies from art supply stores. With that in mind, we thought we'd share some ideas on what the basic needs are for beginning drafting students.
It's that "back to school" time of year, and that means the purchase of school supplies. For new art students, now's the time to make sure that you have all the basic art supplies that every art student needs. Let's run through the list.
You probably know what manga is or else you wouldn't have clicked on this art tip. Just in case you don't, though, the simple Merriam-Webster definition is "a Japanese comic book or graphic novel." The word, commonly pronounced main-guh in the United States, is actually pronounced maw-nnn-gah in its native Japan. Manga is often turned into Japanese cartoons or anime. At least that's typical in Japan. But manga has seen its popularity rise dramatically in the U.S. and typically the manga evolves from the anime.