Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Blow painting

This is my first experience doing blow painting. Although i had done this long back during my school days. But this particular art work gave me a sense of joy and satisfaction. The best part of this art is, its very spontaneous and every stroke gives vivid forms. Here in the picture below, I created a card board template of bird, placed it on a white sheet and started blowing colors in all direction.

Normally you would think I used straw to blow paint, but thats a bad idea. I used an old ball pen, removed the refill and the bottom cap which holds the refill. Basically use any kind narrow tube with a tapered end. This will create more air pressure when you blow.

Things you would need to make this type of painting:

  1. Poster colors
  2. Round brush
  3. Color palette
  4. An old ball pen (without refill)
First keep the colors of you choice ready in a palette. Mix water in such a way that its not too thick or very watery. When you put a paint drop and blow, it should move freely and should retain color for a long stroke.
In the artwork above, i cut a template of a bird using thin cardboard. Then one by one, I put color drops at the edge of the template and blow it out wards. And the result, you can see above. Believe me its the most fun art work and gives your great satisfaction. Try it out share me your inputs.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Future of Nano Technology

The following video simply blew my mind. In the video they show about some Nano Technology coating which they put on different types of material, And after that the material does not absorb a single drop of water. Just imagine, having this nano coating put on your Car! You don't have to wash your car and in turn we can save lot of water and also our precious time. Probably there might dust sitting on it, maybe it can be removed thru a blower. Also another wierd idea came to my mind, what if this coating is put on our dining plates !!!! We dont have to wash our plates. ha ha ... (Just that there might be more bacteria build up :] )

But on a serious note, this technology can save lots on money in terms of maintenance free solution. For example: paints on house, machinery, automobiles, furniture and the list is endless.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Mangalore - Not the same mangalore it used to be

Last weekend in mangalore and the week before that gave me a very disappointment view about the charm and beauty of mangalore city. Early morning after my bus crossed Netravathi bridge, I was shocked to see plastic bags and other thrash on either side of the road. Earlier the strech from the bridge to BC road junction was very green and clean. Now some dwellings have come up on either side and people have just dumped building debris allover.