Saturday, August 13, 2016
It's a Pikachu in a floating origami boat. Obviously.
This week's Illustration Friday prompt is "origami", and I just happened to come across a photo of a Pikachu in a floating origami boat as I was searching for inspiration.
I was thinking specifically of origami boats because that's really the only origami thing I know how to make. Unless paper airplanes count... do they?
My mom taught me to make origami boats many years ago, and I remember how amazed I was when she just folded a piece of paper a few times. Then it was a hat, then she unfolded it and *POOF* it was a boat!
However, I can't explain Pikachu. But he makes for a cute boat-mouse-thing, and I'm trying to connect to my whimsical side, so there we go.
Meego downloaded the much anticipated PC game, "No Man's Sky" yesterday. I'm not a gamer, but I've got them in the family, so I learn about these things from the fringes. I watched a bit over his shoulder as he explained a few things to me, and I found the game is quite visually stunning. It makes me think how far we've come. Can Pong even be considered a video game anymore?
I hear game developers are getting away from "realistic" graphics and moving more toward "unique" imagery because games have gotten so realistic looking that there's not much further to go. So I like the look of No Man's Sky, and that's the only part of it I can review because I know nothing.
In the meantime, I'll stick to drawing Pikachus in boats in my little sketchbook.