The Art Series
Chiaroscuro: The rendering of light and shade in painting; the subtle gradations and marked variations of light and shade for dramatic effect. The style of painting light within deep shadows.
Rating: NC17 Fandom: NewS Genre: Romance, Smut, Angst aka "the one you can't pronounce"
Primary colors: Red, yellow, and blue, the mixture of which will yield all other colors in the spectrum but which themselves cannot be produced through a mixture of other colors.
Rating: G Fandom: Kanjani8 Genre: Friendship, Angst aka "the one about the operation"
Trompe l'oeil: A term meaning "Fool the eye" in French. It involves rendering a subject with such detail and attention to lighting and perspective that the finished piece appears real and three-dimensional.
Rating: G Fandom: NewS, Kanjani8 Genre: Friendship, slight Romance and Angst aka "the one where they number the poses"
Value and Tone: Values - the relative lightness and darkness of greys or colors. Tone - the light and dark values of a color.
Rating: NC17 Fandom: NewS Genre: Smut and Angst aka "the one with the fight"
Grisaille: The technique of painting a highly-modeled, black and white monochromatic base painting and then glazing it with transparent colors.
Rating: G Fandom: NewS, Kanjani8 Genre: Romance, Friendship aka "the one where he says it"
Gestalt: Gestalt theory states that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Creating effective designs depends on creating and balancing gestalt.
Rating: NC17 Fandom: Kanjani8, NewS Genre: Smut, Romance and Friendship aka "the eito orgy"
Impasto: Thickly applied oil or acrylic paint that leaves dimensional texture through brushstrokes or palette knife marks.
Rating NC17 Fandom: NewS Genre: Smut and Romance aka "finally!"
Notan: A Japanese art/compositional term meaning "Dark-Light". It's the interplay of dark and light, positive and negative, and the implications of all opposites balancing harmoniously as one, in creating art.
Rating: NC17 Fandom: NewS, Kanjani8 Genre: Romance, Smut, Friendship aka "the last one"