On the way back to home from school, i was caught up in a rain. And then i started wondering about it. What makes a rain look like rain? And why? So, this entire next week, i'll be probably posting my thoughts about how this and that works and why it looks like.
My observations on the rain, but more of, on water: Rain is a series of dropping water...drops... Each individual drop is sphear shaped when completely still. As it starts dropping affected by the gravity, it's 80-99 % of the mass get's into the tip, while there is a little tail being developed behind it. The faster the drop falls, the longer the tail, the thinner the whole drop is, and the smaller the tip is. As the tail increases it's lenght, it also increases the chances of the tail breaking appart into smaller drops, or particles.
When the water is accumulated on edges of the surffaces, it runs down until it reaches the down most point, or when it reaches a point before an "uphill". Then it accumalates into a drop, until it can't no longer withstand the force of gravity, and then finally breaks apart. When it drops, the water is left to accumulate another drop once more, a little drop behind the main drop formed by the breaking apart action and finally the main drop, WHICH is has a Dissorted shape, caused by the tail hitting the main drop body from inertia.
Also, water doesn't have a true color. It's see through, and it gets the color from objects it reflect and/or dissorts (when the are behind/underneath/anything the water). Water is shaded, just like almost anything else. Water doesn't have a color it self, the color is given when it has additional things mixed in. But, even after this study, i can't draw the water properly D:
And when kids draw the rain drops as straight lines instead of drops with little tails, they're actually drawing them more correctly than otherwise ^^
Also, some stuff about the teeth. Did you wonder why the dentists apply the filling in a special way? It is so the the two teeth must always "mold" together. You can see it for your self in the mirror : the lower row of the teeth have a special bends for the fangs and other teeth.
Have a bit observations left in my mind, I hope someone finds this atleast a bit interesting : / Oh and i'll still be drawing, just got some erm...stuff to do... *coughtekkenonlinecough*