News: Screenprint Your Tights

We've seen screenprinted t-shirts, sweatshirts, maybe even a dress or tie... but what about tights? Predicted trend forecast for 2010, these hand printed tights are available in limited quantities from designer Les Queues de Sardines. You can buy now at (my favorite) Colette, the famed French boutique, always on the forefront of fashion.

How To: Draw an adorable cartoon turtle

In this video, we learn how to draw a cartoon turtle. Start by drawing a circle with two large circles inside of it for eyes and a head. Next, draw a long neck for the turtle leading into a small shell. Make the bottom of the shell flat and a small tail sticking out of the back. Next, draw four feet coming from the bottom, then shade the back feet. Draw scales onto the shell, then draw a cute smile onto the turtle. Next, draw toes onto the feet and you will be done with your cute turtle. you ...

How To: Draw a graffiti cartoon character on paper

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a graffiti cartoon character on paper. First, draw the outline of the head and then draw in a waved line for the mouth. From here, draw a circle nose and then round eyes with curved eyebrows. Draw big round ears on each side. Then, draw in the hand holding a spray paint can and draw the body around this. The character should be wearing a short sleeved shirt and the other hand should be flipping off the screen. Draw in the pants and shoes, drawing lines o...

How To: Draw with basic shapes

In this Fine Art video tutorial you will learn how to draw with basic shapes and apply them. The four basic shapes are spheres, cubes, cylinders and cones. A sphere is a three dimensional circle. On paper it will look flat without shading. Make sure you practice all kinds of circles. A cube is a three dimensional square. You can make a basic cube by drawing two squares and then join the corners. Cylinders are tubes or pipes. Draw two ellipses and join them by lines. If you are just starting o...

How To: Draw a star

Follow the guidelines outlined in this video to learn how to draw a star well. The first step is to draw a letter V upside down. Secondly move the paper clockwise and draw another V upside down connected to the previous V. Keep repeating this process of turning the paper, until you draw five V shapes, each one connecting to the next one. Finally, you should have drawn your star accurately.

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: Draw SpiderMan

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Spiderman. First, draw the outline of Spiderman's body while hanging from a web up in the air. Then, use a darker line to draw over the original sketch of the body. Start to fill in details of the entire body and the face of the character. Next, fill in the small details of Spiderman. Draw the details down to what the bottom of the shoes on his suit look like. Make sure the face has all the right details, then add in lines to the web to make it look more...

How To: Draw a Beautiful Unicorn

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a beautiful unicorn. Start by outlining the unicorn, using circles to show where the head and joints are. Draw long lines for the legs and the tail. Then, draw on the point for the head and start to add in the details of the body. As you continue, add the hair on the back of the unicorn and then shade all around the body. Add colors to the unicorn and then start to make the background. Show it in front of a purple and blue background with a large moon, g...

How To: Draw a wolf step-by-step

In this video, we learn how to draw a wolf step-by-step. First, draw out an outline of the body using circles and lines to show where the legs will go. Next, make the snout for the nose and then draw in the ears and the eyes. Next, draw in lines around the outside of the wolf to show that it has fur. Next, use a darker pen to outline the wolf, then add in details to the legs and the rest of the lower body. Add in a tail that is curved but not high in the air. When you are done, you will have ...

How To: Decorate ceramics with a torch

Try using a blowtorch to dry the outer portion of a ceramic pot. While the clay is still on the pottery wheel, cut light marks into the outer wall of the pot. Dry the outermost layer of wet clay with a blowtorch. When you continue to stretch and form the wet clay on the wheel, witness an interesting cracking effect.

How To: Fit a lamp base into pottery with Simon Leach

In this video by Simon Leach, we learn how to fit a lamp base into pottery with Simon Leach. First, you will take the lamp base that has all the wires inside of it. From here, you will wire the cables through the proper fittings for the light. Then, you need to put a hole in the bottom of the lamp base so you can string the light base through and then place the light bulb on top. When you are finished, the pottery can sit on top of the base and then you can add a light shade to finish up the ...

How To: Draw a perfect eye

In this video, we learn how to draw a perfect eye. Start out by drawing the outline of the eye, the create the basic shape. After this, draw the crease above the eye and then the inside details of the eye. Darken the pupil, then add in lines around the pupil to show detail. Create a circle eraser mark near the pupil to show the eye having a glare, making it look more glossy. After this, shade in the sides of the eye and underneath where the bottom lash line is. From here, create the eyebrow a...

How To: Draw manga mouths in four different ways

Characters in Japanese manga tend to have very expressive mouths, ranging from a smirky little line on one page to a giant "O" mouth on the next page. In this video, "Miki Falls" manga creator Mark Crilley shows how to draw mouths the manga way. And we won't just learn to draw one sort of mouth, we'll learn four different styles.

Human Mutation Through Age: Year 0 To 100 Side-By-Side

Luckily for us, human aging is a long, slow process. One day newborn babe... 36,500 days later, you're old. Really old. And how you looked in between is all but forgotten. To see a side-by-side mapping of the long and slow human mutation process, check out Danish photojournalists Sofia Wraber and Nanna Kreutzmann's 101 photographs of males, ages 0 to 100.

How To: Draw portraits

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw portraits. First, you will use a light touch of the pencil to draw the outline of the face and hair. Make sure to include the jaw bone and create a line for the chin. Next, use the side of the pencil to draw on the shading underneath the features of the face, which you will gently outline with the pencil as well. As you add more detail, you will increase the color with the pencil to create a bolder image. After this you will draw in the ears and the hair...

How To: Paddle clay

In this video, we learn how to paddle clay. Start off by placing the clay on the wheel and turning it on so it's moving quickly. You wan tot make sure you are using a lot of water and keeping the clay moist, as well as your hand. Make sure the bottom is even around on all sides, or it will turn out off center. Place your hands around the clay and cradle it until it makes a round and even shape. Continue to do this until you can put your hands on the side of the pot and work your clay on the i...

How To: Write a name in an old school graffiti style

Although many may consider it disgusting, there are still people out there who see graffiti as an art form. It requires skill and the right type of materials in order to write anything in graffiti style. Now doing it on other people's properties not so good, but on a piece of paper, that's much better. In this video tutoria, you'll see how to write a name in an old school graffiti style. So good luck, enjoy, and please don't break the law by tagging up things that don't belong to you!

News: Obsessively Crafted Sculptures Made of Salt

Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto's medium of choice is none other than your simple household table salt, fragile and completely ephemeral. Yamamoto creates beautiful installations with the medium, salt being a strong symbol in Japanese death culture (as well as several other cultures around the world:  Hinduism, Catholicism, Egyptian and Aztec mythology).

How To: Draw a hand holding a sword

If you want to draw fantasy illustrations of brave knights slaying dragons or heroic warriors charging into battle against armies of barbarians, it's essential to know how to draw a hand holding a sword. If you try to draw a hand with a sword from memory, it probably won't turn out looking quite right. In this video, "Miki Falls" manga creator Mark Crilley shows you how to draw a hand holding a sword, getting the details right.

How To: Take photographs like Gregory Crewdson

In this Ovation TV original special, acclaimed photographer Gregory Crewdson shares with us his insight into his photographic techniques. Like a film, he uses a lot of production, a lot of lighting, a lot of set design. He is an American photographer best known for elaborately staged, surreal scenes of American homes and neighborhoods. Learn how to take pictures like this master artist.

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