How To: Convert a halogen lamp into a makeshift ring light

In this tutorial, we learn how to convert a halogen lamp into a makeshift ring light. Instead of pointing this light straight at the person you are photographing, you can use a ring light to make the halogen light less harsh. The prices for ring lights are very expensive, so making this yourself can save you a lot of money. First, go out and buy a round metal mesh object wherever you can find one. You will also need tin foil, a plastic cup, and wire cutters. First, set the metal bowl on top o...

How To: Draw Super Shadow from Sonic the Hedgehog

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Super Shadow from Sonic the Hedgehog. Start off by drawing the spikes for the hair, then draw the ears and the eyes on the face. After this, draw the arms, upper body, lower body, and legs. When you are finished with this, use a dark pen to outline the cartoon character and draw in any additional details. Next, you will add in colors to the character, using reds on the outside of the hair and legs, then orange and tan on the inside. Finish this off with ...

How To: Make a ceramic slab plate

In this video, we learn how to make a ceramic slab plate. First, roll out the ceramic. After this, place the clay on butcher or newspaper and smooth it out with a plastic card. Repeat this on the other side. Next, use a paper template to help cut your design or use a circular object. Cut slits to help remove the surrounding clay. Use the excess clay to build support pieces then curve the edges of the plate up and place the support pieces underneath. Use a piece of leather to smooth the edges....

How To: Take photos of floating / flying / levitating people

Do you believe you can fly? Or at least, believe that you can take pictures where it looks like you or other people are flying? Or at least jumping really high? This video will show you how to take pictures of flying, floating, levitating, or high-jumping people using a digital camera, tripod, stool, and photo editing software like Photoshop or GIMP. Either way, the effect is surprisingly easy to create and can help you make some really amazing photos.

How To: Draw the sideview of a woman's face

Idrawgirls demonstrates how to draw side view of a woman or a girl. This is a very quick sketch done in Photoshop. First ¾ of a round is made. Then a pointed jaw and a very rough sketch of hair one or two hair, eyes and nose are drawn. Next a thick and dark eyebrow is drawn, darken the eye lashes, and give shade to the eyes. The borders of the face are darkened. Now required shades are given to the face. Now a long slightly bended hair is drawn and given shades. There is a beautiful girl's si...

How To: Draw a manga woman in knights armor

Digital Painting and Drawing: Learn to draw woman face profile or side view, a knight in armor, facial figure, head and figure slightly step by step with costume step by step. This drawing, painting using Photoshop video tutorial shows you from basic rough sketching to finish drawing quick concept for comics cartoon illustration, manga, anime. The video demonstrates how to quickly create an efficient concept design from concept idea into visual. Video tutorial. Cartoon, illustration, comics, ...

How To: Draw a bridge

This tutorial from Drawing Now demonstrates how to draw a bridge, one of the most common items in landscape drawing and one for which proper use of perspective is crucial. Watching this is sure to improve you art skills.

How To: Take UV Pictures

This video will show you how you can take UV (ultraviolet) pictures with any basic camera. In a few easy steps, you too can be seeing the world in a whole new way.

How To: Draw a multi-point perspective concept

The video shows how to draw a multi- point perspective by drawing it in easy to view steps. It shows how to draw the subject in the simplest form possible to achieve the finishing results. It starts out with a single horizontal line then the line is divided in half with a vertical line and the remaining lines drawn are on an angle and rectangles which are worked in to the video to achieve the final results of a multi- point perspective.

How To: Take self-measurements and make a custom tank top pattern

In this Threadbanger video, Secret Life of a Bionerd gives you tips on making a custom tank top pattern. She'll teach you how to measure yourself, along with making a simple pattern from those measurements. Making this tank pattern sure makes life easier when sewing. This is the basics to starting your own tank top designs, and opens the door to create many other pieces as well. Once you get this method down, you will love collecting homemade patterns.

How To: Draw a glass bottle

In this tutorial we learn how to draw a glass bottle. To start the bottle, you will draw the outline of the bottle starting with the cap to the base. After this, start to shade in the top and around the sides of the bottle. Small lines will create the effect of the bottle seeming to be transparent. After this, start to shade in around the sides of the bottle and on the bottom. Draw the inside lines and the other side as well so you can see that it is clear. Then, use the eraser to smear the c...

How To: Draw a person's face like a professional

Draw a persons face with this lesson by a professional artist. Start with a basic oval shape. Draw a light guideline through the middle of the face, then a cross line where the eyes might go. Then, draw a line for the nose and mouth. This will leave your drawling divided in three sections. Next, you begin the eyes. Draw oval shapes on the eye line. Then, draw the circles for the middle of the eyes. Then draw in the brows. Next, begin drawing the nose then the mouth. Now you're ready to draw t...

How To: Draw people using boxes

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw people using boxes. Start off by drawing a box for the head, then a box for the body that is bigger then the top box. Keep drawing boxes and rectangles to make the entire body, tracing over it with lines, then filling the body in with muscles and bones. After this, make the face and add on hair to the body. Use shading to make the figure look more realistic. The boxes should give you an outline of where each body part will go, and give you a guide on how...

How To: Choose a narrative theme for a photo series

This instructional photography video provides some helpful tips on how to build narrative ideas surrounding body of photography work that you'll want to create. You can use these techniques when building a book, a web site or a series of consistent images for your story. You will not only make your photography work more interesting, but working with narrative will train you to become a better story teller.

How To: Make faceted pottery

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to make faceted pottery using some common faceting methods such as wire cut faceting. The detailed instructions in this helpful how-to video are geared toward intermediate potters and will allow you to make pretty faceted pottery.

How To: Draw an olive tree

Michael Weisner, an animator and a graphic designer, shows us in this video how to draw an olive tree using a piece of writing paper and a writing utensil. First, it should be taken into account that olive trees are grown in rocky soil, which other trees cannot be grown in and the soil around the base of the tree should be rocky ground. Next, proceed to the trunk of the tree, which is a curved and branching structure. After that, we are shown to move on to the leaves of the tree, which are cr...

How To: Paint your shoes

This instructional video shows you how to be creative and paint your shoes. You will need acrylic paint, paint brushes of different sizes, waterproof permanent markers, and spray lacquer. You should create a base coat with white paint. Draw whichever designs you want with a permanent marker. Next color the design with the acrylic paint. Using one color so your paint doesn't dry out. Fill in the background with whichever color you chose. Then spray with a lacquer and you are finished.

How To: Draw Kagome Higurashi from InuYasha

In this video, we learn how to draw Kagome Higurashi. Start with drawing the head and the reference lines for the face. Draw in the eyes slightly to the left, then draw in the rest of the details of the face. Make sure the eyes are wide and bright, and there are eyelashes on the sides of the eyes. Next, draw in a nose and a mouth, then an ear on the right hand side of the face. Draw in bangs and the rest of the hair for the character. Make sure there is a long neck with shoulders draw in as w...

How To: Print, Cut & Fold Your Own DIY Hermès Handbag

Yay, you can now own the iconic Hermès bag for next to nothing! There's one catch—it's made of paper. Hermès is currently offering several free downloadable templates for the "Kelly Paper Bag" on the company's Facebook page. Not exactly usable in the traditional sense, but it still comes directly from the official Hermès design studio, and who doesn't love papercraft?

How To: Paint believable rocks

Wilson Bickford teaches us how to paint believable rocks in this tutorial. To begin, you will first start with an easel and several paints. Wet your small paint brush with a mixture of brown and black and paint a rock shape on the paper. You will do this by drawing many lumps and bumps to make it look like a natural rock. Use white paint on the side of the rock to give it a light glare where the sun would naturally hit it. To finish the rock, paint on browns to it, to add a dirt color and mak...

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