Personally, I had never heard of or seen rice-paddy art before. Boyfriend knows what I like, so he forwarded an e-mail to me with these pictures.
This is when they plant the rice plants. Nothing special you'd think.
All ready to start growing.
And then it starts showing a little...
And a little more..
The colors are not ink or anything. Just different types of rice.
It needs a little more..
Fully grown and true art if you ask me.
Here's another example.
Napoleon in Inkadate, Japan.
And an up close picture from the ground. Apparently this started in 1993. I think it is really amazing.