Friction Undressing: Art Gets Naughty with Erasable Ink + Blowdryers

Photo credits: Twitter @micro280 via Mashable

Photo credits: Twitter @micro280 via Mashable

Have you ever wanted to erase the clothes on your favorite anime character?

You’re not alone. Artists are finding their own ways to undress their creations using erasable ink for a bit of naughty fun.

 

Erasable ink pens like Pilot’s Frixion series which comes in many colors and these super kawaii milk-bottle pens let artists erase mistakes from their works with ease.

 

Of course, the human mind knows no bounds when it comes to creativity (especially when it comes to being naughty!). Artists are erasing more than their mistakes, they’re erasing full outfits completely intentionally.

The name of Pilot’s pen line “FriXion” gives insight into how erasable pens actually work.

The most common kind of modern erasable ink pen uses “thermochromic ink” which turns clear when it is heated.  For most small erasing tasks, plenty of heat is generated via friction between the eraser and paper.

 

These naughty artists have found a quicker way to undress their creations, and are instead using the heat of a blowdryer instead of friction caused by the pens built-in rubbery erasers. The artists are calling the new trend フリクション脱衣 (furikushon datsui) which means “friction undressing.”

 

There’s a whole hashtag devoted to furikushon datsui on Twitter with lots of quick videos of the process. It looks like the trend was first started by @micro280.

 

Watching is the best way to see what the friction undressing trend is all about. Check out these Youtube videos of the process!

 

Photo credits: Twitter @micro280 via Mashable

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