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How To: Draw a nude woman

If you’ve got someone who’s agreed to pose in her birthday suit, you’re halfway there! Learn how to draw a naked woman by watching this video drawing tutorial. This how to draw tutorial will have you drawing nude females in no time.

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!

News: SPLAT! Art Made from Everyday Household Items

Tom Friedman. One of my very favorite contemporary artists. Friedman injects the wonder into the humdrum. He creates magic from the unsuspected with his incredible sculptures assembled from simple, everyday materials. His materials have included: toilet paper, drinking straws, construction paper, masking tape, toothpicks, bubblegum, spaghetti, toothpaste, soap powder, sugar cubes.

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: 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: 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 Aladdin and Jasmine from the movie Aladdin

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Aladdin and Jasmine. Start by drawing Jasmine, draw her hair on first, then start working on her face and head. Add on her earrings, eyebrows, and mouth. Make sure to pay attention to details and use a picture as a reference to what they should look like. Fill in Jasmine with the colors she wears in the movie, and then start to work on Aladdin. Draw in his hair to start, then make sure to draw on his hat on the very top of his head. Draw his face, giving...

How To: Draw small faces on paper

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw small faces on paper. This is best for drawing on comic books, because the faces are smaller than on regular drawings. First, give yourself a scale size to see how large you want the faces on the paper to be. If you are new at drawing, use the square method to learn how to measure the face and learn how to draw the face so the body is scaled to the size of the head. Start out by drawing the head and adding in shading details. You will start with the guid...

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.

News: Fold-It-Yourself Pinhole Camera

Easy as 1-2-3... Print, fold and start taking pictures. Free download and instructions for the Czechoslovakian designed Dirkon camera here. The Dirkon uses 35mm film and takes hazy, blurred, highly saturated pictures typical of the pinhole format. Image examples below.

How To: Make a gelatin plate for printmaking

Food grade gelatin can be used as a printing surface. It is soft and malleable and allows for the transfer of shapes and great detail. You will need gelatin, water, a measuring spoon, a spoon, and a whisk. Watch this video printmaking tutorial and learn how to make a gelating plate.

How To: Decorate a ceramic lamp base

In this video we learn how to decorate a ceramic lamp base with Simon Leach. First, grab a small paint brush and then apply paint to it. Once you have this, start to paint your chosen design onto the pot. Painting a leaf or a plant will be the most appropriate for a large jar or lamp base. Use a brush that will move along the pot and create unique lines. Go all around the pot until your design is finished. Let this dry and then rinse your pot off when you are done. Let your personality shine ...

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: Make a simple clay and ash glaze

This method of making glaze utilizes environmental supplies. That way there's no need to rely on a clay supply store, so it's great to save money or time if it's a distance to the nearest supplier. Watch this video pottery tutorial and learn how to make a simple ceramic glaze for firing out of clay remnants and wood ash. It's appropriate for use on raw glazing projects as well.

How To: Bleach your jeans with a spray bottle

Fashion Television is responding to viewers request to learn how to bleach jeans. First, you need a spray bottle. Any bottle will do, and you want to fill more than half the bottle with bleach, and the rest of the bottle with bleach. If you use only bleach, you will ruin your clothing. Go outside to bleach jeans because it is dangerous to use it in the home. You must bleach items in a well ventilated areas. All you have to do is just spray the jeans. Wait for it to dry, and if you do not like...

How To: Draw a girl's hand

The video demonstrated clearly about how to draw and sketch the hand of a girl in an easy way. First the illustrator drew a rectangular circle in the plain window. Then he drew another rectangular shape close to the first and divided the second shape into two halves so that it will look like fingers.