The Art of Sight

This post is a very focused exploration of art and should not be taken as an exhaustive history, thus I will be ignoring some of the rather unusual and fascinating styles out there such as Impressionism, Cubism, Expressionism, Surrealism, and other such avant garde tangents.  I’ll do a post on those at a later time. …

The Sensible Seeds of Art

  The first form of art was likely a simple story.  We don’t know what the story was about, nor can we say who told it.  I imagine it began naturally as a response to that age old question, “how was your day?”  This would have been the first time one dared to ask the…

A Plea to Female Gamers

Check other great works of art by Sam Spratt Back in my time, gaming was a guy thing, like G-I-Joes or Transformers.  Females had their Barbie doll games, and males had their first person shooters, real time strategy, and roll playing games.  Girls don’t fight wars, control armies, or save fantastical realms from destruction.  They…

A Good Excuse to Procrastinate: Portal 2

I took a quick break from editing through Void Voyage 1 to enjoy Valve’s next gem of a game.  For those whose only encounter with games extend to the length a bird can be slung at a house of pigs, the first Portal was a gem in its own right. It’s a unique, non-violent game,…

5 Minute Piano Lessons: How to Play Chords

Photo by Mike Hulsebus Remember, chords are made of intervals stacked on top of each other.  Most beautiful chords are intervals of thirds.  Last lesson we learned of what makes a C Major chord.  Now we will learn how to play it properly. Pesky little 4 finger Unless you’ve been practicing the C Major scale…

The Last Book I Read?

The last real book I read was Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. Protagonist, Guy Montag, fights against a dystopian world gone mad: firemen using flamethrowers, robot dogs chasing the innocent, and books burnt to a crisp by an ignorant public going the way of underrated film, Idiocracy. A chilling look into Idiocracy‘s dumbstopian future. Bradbury’s story…

Video Game Fanart to Die For

While surfing the web for some cool waves, I ran across a rather awesome thread on NeoGAF completely dedicated to video game fanart.  If you love great art and games, take the time and check it out.  Be prepared to drop your jaw. Here are some of my favorites.

5 Minute Piano Lessons: Basic Fingering

This picture demonstrates proper rounded fingering As a teacher of twenty five students, I highly recommend private lessons.  For those on the go, wishing to learn what they can, this is the place for you. It takes years of study to play the piano correctly.  I will only be touching on the finer points here. …