How To: Draw the iris of an eye

In this video we learn how to draw the iris of an eye. First, draw the outline of the eye and then draw the first layer of crosshatch on the eye. This is just diagonal lines overlapping each other. For the next step get out your 3B or 2B pencil and go over the first layer that you just made matching the tones of your reference image. Then, add in the darkness for the pencil making it completely black. Leave a square on the upper corner of the eye that is white to create a glare. Then, add in ...

How To: Begin drawing backgrounds

Once you've learned to draw sculptural forms in perspective you will naturally want to begin placing several objects within a common space. You would like to draw a background. The trouble is, when drawing in perspective, there is no flat background. It helps to map out the space using halfway points to make note of significant objects. Watch this four part instructional video to draw several objects against a single background.

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: Do waterless lithography

This video walks you through the steps of how to do waterless lithography. Waterless lithography is a lithographic process that does not require heavy or expensive presses or too many toxic chemicals. It is based in the idea that water and silicone don't mix.

How To: Craft a bi-fold duct tape wallet

In this video we learn how to craft a bi-fold duct tape wallet. First, cut four pieces of duct tape 7.5 inches long and another slightly shorter. For the first two pieces, connect them so they are overlapping each other, then place the other two on top of them. After this, take the other piece and tape it on the top so it's a flap. Then, make one more of these the exact same way. Once you have both sides, you will place one on top of the other and line them up. After this, grab a piece of tap...

How To: Spray paint with a layering technique

Try out a layering technique using spray paint. Always wear a mask when painting with spray paint indoors. Create interesting compositions on old shopping bags. Add depth and tone to stencils by building up layers of material texture, drawing and spray paint. Dry your work with a heat gun if you have one.

How To: Add 3D effects and shading to graffiti letters

In this tutorial, we learn how to add 3D effects and shading to graffiti letters. To start, you will draw a simple letter with a pencil. Then, take one point under the letter in the middle and draw a darker outline. Next, you will draw an outline around the first outline to make it look 3D. Next, you will shade in the area in the middle of the letter and anything that is in between the first letter and the second. After this, you will add in lines and additional detailing to make the letters ...

How To: Make a surreal paper mache hand

If you're looking for ideas for creepy decorations to make for your next Halloween party, or just want to have a little fun, you can use papier mache, cardbord paper, a little foil and some paint to create a surreal cartoon hand.

How To: Draw a female nude in 90 seconds

Precise drawing, as needed in fields like comic book art and architecture, forces you to really perfect your draftsmanship and get every last line and dot down to perfect scale. But art also requires a bit more looseness, especially if you're sketching at a museum or doing a figure drawing class without much time allotted to you.

How To: Write the letter B in calligraphy copperplate

In this video, we learn how to write the letter "b" in calligraphy copperplate. Start off with a piece of lined paper and your calligraphy pen. Create a smooth curved line going down, with a dot that is at the end of the line. After this, create a swirl on the left hand side of the line, then curve it out to make the top of the letter of the humps on the "b". Make sure you grab ink often, especially when you want to make a bolder line. Continue down to make the humps of the letter, then when ...

How To: Drawing a realistic cartoon face

This video teaches the secret of drawing a realistic cartoon face in simple steps. First draw an oval in a plain paper using a pencil ,then make a light cross inside the oval. Now make a pair of eyes by drawing a coin like image on both sides of the horizontal line. On the vertical line draw the nose. Make a line below the nose for the mouth. Draw two vertical lines on the sides of oval and erase the line coming out from the oval. Make a light curve from the oval for cheeks and highlight the ...

How To: Pour acrylic paint

Demonstration of Helen's unique acrylic pouring technique. This technique comes to life when the acrylic paint is mixed with water and, literally, poured onto the canvas, creating free-flowing shapes and forms.

News: Paper-made Girls

Korean artist Osang Gwon creates more than just alluring paper-made girls. Gwon has moved past traditional papercraft, taking volumes of photographs of his subjects and constructing sculptural forms from the carefully arranged 2D images. Gwon shows in galleries, and has done commissioned projects for both Fendi and Nike.

How To: Draw eyebrows and eye lashes

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw eyebrows and eye lashes. First, sketch out the basic shape of the eyebrow. Cross edge with a 2B pencil, then blend it in to lighten in and act as a skin tone. Then, draw the actual hair with a B pencil, going upwards with the pencil strokes in the front area. For eyelashes, you will sketch out the outline with a 2H, then draw the eyelid and the hairs for the lashes. Draw in the direction and the shape of the eye to give off the illusion that it's round. ...

How To: Make a complete duct tape wallet with an ID holder

You know those little clear pockets in your wallet that perfectly fit your driving license or school ID card? Didn't think you could get them in a homemade duct tape wallet, did you? Well, think again! In this clip, you will learn how to make a complex wallet out of tape including credit card slots and a see through ID holder. Follow along and get started.

How To: Sculpt a polymer clay pawn

This video tutorial sculpting tutorial series shows how to craft a polymer clay pawn chess piece. Follow along with the steps to build and embellish this chess piece with human-like detail. Watch these instructional videos and learn how to make a sculpted polymer clay pawn chess piece.

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.

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