How To: Draw perspective shadows using a light source

This video demonstrates the process for drawing prospective shadows using a light source. Start with the shadow vanishing point which is directly below the light source on the horizon line. Draw lines from the shadow vanishing point to the front three corners of your box. Next draw lines from your light source to the top three corners of your box. Where the shadow lines intersect, that area defines the shadow area and can be filled in for shadows. The shadows, of course, will line up with you...

How To: Make your own cookie cutters with Threadbanger

Had enough of cookie-cutter cookie cutters? Make your own! It's easier than you'd think. So easy, in fact, that this DIY guide from Threadbanger can present a complete overview of the process in about three minutes' time. For complete instructions, and to get started a-makin' your own cookie cutters, watch this video guide.

How To: Draw a hentai style Defective Reaper from Soul Chasers

This video drawing tutorial demonstrates an original fanart of Defective Reaper (meaning not "eyeballed", "copied" ,"pose-jacked", or "traced" from another existing source). For devotees of anime or hentai style, or those looking to get inspired by the Japanese manga type technique, this video will offer some inspiration. Check out this video drawing tutorial and learn how to sketch a hentai style Defective Reaper from Soul Chasers.

How To: Tie a toga for men

Toga parties are an essential part of the college experience! Don't get stuck at your next toga party with a sheet that keeps falling off, check out this video and learn how to tie your outfit properly.

How To: Make a plaster bat for drying out your wet clay

Simon Leach is an online pottery instruction legend, and in this three-part video, he instructs us in a procedure somewhat outside his normal area of expertise by creating a homemade plaster bat, which is basically a flat plaster block used for drying wet clay. For the hardcore at-home ceramics whiz this could be a very fun and rewarding project. Just make sure you are comfortable working with both plaster and clay!

How To: Draw a realistic human eye

In this video tutorial, "Miki Falls" manga artist Mark Crilley shows us how to draw a realistic eye. For any artist who aspires to draw realistically, it's essential to get eyes right. The eyes, after all, are the "window to the soul," and if something's off with a drawing of an eye, we will always notice.

How To: Draw a hot Ecchi girl on Open Canvas

This video drawing tutorial demonstrates the quick sketching of a hot anime girl character in Open Canvas. Use the method as a basic guideline for your own sketches, modifying stance, pose, proportion, and other finer details to make the work of art your own. Check out this video art lesson and learn how to draw a hot Ecchi girl on Open Canvas.

How To: Make a Canon Shutter Release Cable

This article will show you how to make a shutter release cable for a Canon camera. It took me about half an hour once all of my materials were gathered. I came in at a total of about eight dollars. It has three switches and buttons. The black button on mine triggers the auto focus. The red button triggers the shutter. Finally, the switch triggers the bulb mode, or long exposure. This can be used to take astronomical photos that show the movement of the stars in the picture. The release cable ...

How To: Load film into a Hasselblad back

This is a how-to video featuring the A12 film back for a Hasselblad 500 series camera. Watch this photography tutorial to begin using your antique Hasselblad camera and all of its confusing parts. Once you are aware of the unique film loading process for this camera, you can adopt this camera into your photography practice and begin shooting.

How To: Draw a fantasy unicorn

This video illustrates how to draw a fantasy unicorn. Here are the following steps: Step 1: First of all take a sheet of paper and pencil and start drawing the head in a cone shape with the cone having round edge ,this cone represents the head.

How To: Create a sexy, backless halter top with Gianny L

Have a hot date tonight and nothing to wear? Learn how to create a sexy, backless halter top with Gianny L! The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. It's simple and easy to make this backless halter top that goes with anything! Slap it on with a pair of jeans and you're ready for a hot night out

How To: Do glaze trailing and pouring for pottery

Simon Leach teaches us how to glaze trailing and pouring for pottery. First, you will dip the entire pot into the glaze after you have poured it into the middle. Wind up your wrist as you are pouring it out so you cover all of the sides in it. Just dip it down a little bit so it goes over the edge of the tip to cover the mouth of it. To use a balloon wand, fill it with the glaze and then use this to glaze the pots. Simply drop the liquid onto the pot in straight lines as you are turning it wi...

How To: Make a cat-ear fleece hat

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a cat-ear fleece hat. First, take fleece and combine two edges together to make two cat ears. Sew these together and then turn them inside out so you have the ears you like. Next, take a piece of fleece and sew it together so it becomes a hat. Turn it inside out so you can't see the marks on it. When you are finished, you will have a cute fleece hate perfect for anyone in the winter! You can jazz this up by using any type of material you would like and p...

How To: Use an abstract design technique with polymer clay

She teaches us how to make a beautiful jewelry pendant for a necklace out of polymer clay. She starts with kneading a black base. She then sends it through a pasta machine. After she has a black flat sheet she rolls it into a ball again. Then, she takes the other five colors and starts rolling tiny little ball. She attaches them to the base black ball. Next, she creates a snake with the colors swirling around. She sends it back through the pasta machine to create a perfectly flat surface. To ...

How To: Tilt-shift photography to create a miniature effect

Kipkay from Make Magazine shows us how to create a photographic illusion, making things look smaller than they really are with tilt-shift photography. Materials needed include rubber plunger, an oversized lens, a plastic body cap, a single lens (or digital single lens) camera, a hot glue gun, a sanding file, and a disposable object for a plastic backing, such as a VHS tape case. With this great tutorial and a little work, create the illusion of a miniaturized world with this photographic tech...

How To: Draw the female figure

Human beings are one of the hardest things to draw. If you are having trouble drawing the female figure, have a look at this tutorial. This tutorial will show you how to split the human body up into 8 different parts, making it easier to focus on a specific area and draw it. This video was made on Photoshop, but you can just as easily follow the same steps in pencil. Follow along and soon you will be drawing realistic looking people easily.

How To: Draw a female body form

Learn how to draw the female body with this tutorial from AEROblivion taking you through an extensive step by step process, hopefully making it easier on you, the artist! By starting at the head and working your way down, and with this tutorial at your side, results are sure to improve overtime!

How To: Draw a horse with Jan Brett

Celebrated and award-winning children's illustrator, Jan Brett, shows how to sketch a horse. Jan teaches how to draw a colt and the Friesian horse breed specifically. Learn how to draw a baby horse by following Jan's simple instructions that go from making easy shapes to the finished product. Jan's friendly demeanor and basic instructions make this a great tutorial for kids as well as adults.

How To: Draw a simple horse (caballo)

Capture the striking beauty of the horse in a simple artistic drawing. This video guide illustrates the step-by-step details to drawing a horse, so if you've never been able to before, this is where you should start. It's really simple. Add a horn on top and you've got yourself a unicorn! "Caballo" is the Spanish translation of horse.

How To: Bleach your jeans for a stylish faded look

In this tutorial, Tom Howard shows us how to bleach jeans the proper way. This is far better than just placing your clothes in the washing machine the normal way. To do this the correct way, put your water level low (for one item) in your washing machine. Now, make sure the temperature is around 50 degrees give or take 5 degrees. Now, add 1/2 c of chlorine, adding more if you want your jeans to be lighter. Now, leave this is to soak for about 20 minutes and wash your jeans for 30 minutes. Mak...

How To: Draw a leopard

Start with a faint outline of the leopards head which is an oval shape and is body which is connected to the head, then add the outlines of the legs ears and tail. In the oval draw the proper perspective lines for the face of the leopard. Now draw the outline of the tree or branch the leopard is laying on. Begin to darken the outlines, drawing with proper perspective, while adding the outlines for facial features. Add your shading depending on your light source then begin to erase the faint l...

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