Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Nico Canvas GN 1


Are you looking for serious comics about the reality of learning art? Then read. Would you rather read about an active and lively art student who apparently didn’t really prepare for her oil painting major, went to art school anyway, and has all the subtleties of a pink bulldozer? Well, my friends, this book might be for you. The story follows Nico, a young woman who leaves her small island community for the Continental University of the Arts. Nico is almost unbearably lively and eccentric, the stereotype of a freewheeling art student whose fiction is more than reality, and while fiction is not obligated to conform to reality, it relies on the idea that in order to become In particular, Nico has to comically risk alienating readers. She has a lot to do.

Of course, she’s not the only character in the story. All of the players in this article are exaggerated to the point of near-universal damage, each using a basic metaphor and then running as far as possible. While Nico is our innocence and has never been challenged with not being able to smile, her senior, Togo, is introduced while filming all the newcomers on campus without their consent, looking for something he can take advantage of of people. It was Nico, of course, and soon he was manipulating her for his own benefit – he has a history of it, if school theft is to be believed. And then there’s Shadow Rock, the perfect stereotypical jerk professor who lets the class know whose grades and takes pride in how many people fail his seminars, and in March, tops Nico’s whiteboard buddies The artist, and Nishino Mori, are serious students who are drawn into the Nico project. Mizuki is as close as our favorite character, but she’s so innocuous that she’s just a bit There , saying that Nico needs anything to hear to move the plot forward. We were told she was a famous, or at least professional illustrator, and she decided to go back to school to study classical oil painting, but we never saw her work, which meant we had to trust the creator at this point. And she didn’t do enough to earn trust in the book, especially since we’re in the same boat as Nico and Nishinomori’s art – we didn’t really see it, we just read how it was. In a story set in art school and based on the art of the students, this is a major issue. Based on my experience teaching art students and watching my sister go through art undergraduate and MFA classes, I can’t say this book is true. The creator does say she is based on her art school experience, but either she is very different from most art students I know, or she painted the whole thing with a free daylight brush. The story is at stake in the eccentricity of heroine Nico’s elaborate eccentricity, which, frankly, is a bit over the top. Nico is so ~zany~ and ~special~ that she becomes difficult to take seriously, and we have to question why she majored in oil painting instead of illustration or performance art (assuming it’s a major), since she’s so focused on acting. While using hair as a brush in the Togo show is a neat trick, her apparent ignorance of most painting materials and techniques feels jarring, as if she was accepted into school just because she’s the heroine. While that’s true in a writing sense — that’s the premise of the series, after all — it doesn’t quite work in practice, especially when the series likes it and also exists. That’s not to say that all series with the same theme need to be built in exactly the same way, if you don’t care about the other two more serious stories, then this might work for you. But it feels like it’s trying too hard, and that does get it bogged down, especially when the professor points to Nico as an example of an art school “welcoming weirdos like her.”

On the bright side, Shadow Rock does need to be demolished, and Nico’s idea for a “failed exhibit” is A nice idea. Men not only punished her for expressing her opinions and defending her classmates, but also called her a monkey multiple times in class, which was far beyond acceptable behavior. Nico’s plan with Édouard Manet in Century is also one of the better parts of the book, although there is probably one more point that is very emphasized Impressionism, which is still a great way to introduce a bit of art history into the mix. While we may not see Nico’s own or anyone else’s artwork, Zhizhi North art is fascinating. It has a s 292 Girl feel good, feel good nostalgic, the page is well set up, Make the book easy to read.

I was, maybe, too hard on the first volume. It’s not a bad book by any means, and Nico’s drive to succeed is admirable. But the candy-colored vision of art school is a bit over the top, and Nico can take a lot on his own, especially if you relate more to Nishinoori, who is always uncomfortable with her acting on his behalf. It’s best not to take this kind of book too seriously, and if you can do it, it might end up being fun.




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