You may love your old electric kiln like a child, but it's time to get in touch with the times and update that sucker! Watch this ceramics tutorial by potter Simon Leach to learn how to turn your old electric kiln into a snazzy new propane gas kiln.
Learn how to photograph the beauty of the male form. We will show some of the things you will need to know to take great shots of the male nude…from finding models, to posing, composition, and lighting. Photograph a nude man.
This video discusses how to emboss using acrylic paints, like faux plastic.
Scared to start silkscreening because of the cost? Silkscreen print frames can actually be made at home, and can be used over and over again. Learn how to make a silk screen print frame at home by watching this video printmaking tutorial.
Improve your drawing from memory and your ability to sketch sexy female figures by mastering a few techniques to drawing hourglass hips. This easy tutorial shows you how to really master the technique of drawing sexy, feminine and curvy hips.
Watch this video for a quick demonstration of burnishing and filling gaps, a soldering copper foil technique.
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.
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a hand on the hip. Start out by drawing the arm first. You will need to make sure to add in the different features of the arm to make it look more realistic. After you have drawn on the arm, then you can draw on the hand angled like it is sitting on a hip. Make sure you draw the fingers close to each other, not clenched or spread apart. Once you have finished, you can draw on the lines on the hands and the arms, then use shading to finish up the hand on ...
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 ...
Watch this instructional video to make a mini glass mobile. You will need pliers, pieces of wire, some wire rings, and a fishing loop to attach the different pieces. The earlier processes involved melting wire to pieces of glass, but here we witness the fun part of making a mobile. With a small hand made S hook, the mobile can hang in any doorway or window frame.
The nose is a focal point of someone's face. In this tutorial, learn how to master the art of the "comic book nose" so that your characters really come alive.
Have you always admired tie dye shirts but didn't know how to make those fancy patterns? This tutorial will give you step-by-step instructions on how to make the V pattern on a shirt. Start by soaking the shirt in soda ash to get it ready to accept the dye. Next you'll learn how to do special folds and ties to create the specific V pattern on the shirt. You'll also learn how to use a bottle dye application technique to get the rainbow colored pattern look. In then end, you'll have a colorful ...
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. ...
This video tutorial shows how to use Smooth-On's ReoFlex urethane mold rubber to cast a simple 1-piece block mold. Learn how to mix, pour, form, and create a one piece mold to create duplicates of an original object.
Comic books are a great way to express yourself and you no longer need a pencil and paper to draw these books. In this three episode tutorial, learn how to use computer programs to draw professional style comics and share them online. This method of comic drawing is the new industry standard, so follow along and learn how to make your comics stand out above the rest.
Watch this video to learn how make an airbrush flame layout. Make your airbrushing look professional!
Need a little help making your 3D letters? This quick tutorial on how to draw embossed or three-dimension letters makes it look pretty easy, revealing secrets on how to get perfectly-shaped three-dimensional lettering for your next art project or handmade holiday card! Write 3D embossed text & letters.
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.
This week's episode of "The Discount Trendsetter Show" will show you how to recycle an old handbag for under $5.00. This revamp works just as well with an old duffel bag. This cheap project will show you how to renovate something old into a trendy, but simple mail carrier style bag. Watch this fashion how-to video and learn how to recycle a handbag or a duffel bag.
in this video Evan Burse teaches us an easy way to draw Toothless from the 3D cartoon how to train your dragon.
A mortar and pestle is a pair of tools that has been used since antiquity for grinding spices. This tutorial shows you how to turn some raw clay into a ceramic mortar and pestle on a pottery wheel. Make sure to glaze it using non-toxic glaze!
Learn the right way to draw a wolf with its full body, by watching this video. The artist begins by drawing three circles faintly and connecting them with a line, representing the head and body of the wolf. Next, the skeletal structures of the legs are outlined. The tail and ears are faintly outlined next. The artist then begins outlining the face in detail, adding the eyes, nose, mouth, ears etc to the wolf’s head. The body is now outlined adding rough edges to indicate fur. The legs of the ...
There are plenty of ways to mount your camera on your bike, but there's not much you can do about uneven surfaces on the road that cause your videos to end up looking shaky. If you're on a motorcycle, it's even worse because turns force you to lean, which makes your video tilt.
This clip offers lessons in how to draw boys in the Japanese manga style. Breaking down the hair, eyes, and mouth, it gives you a bunch of tips and tricks to make a very realistic face. For more information, including step-by-step instructions, and to get started drawing your own manga boys, watch this video guide.
Seascapes are a beautiful and interesting subject of oil paintings. Learn step by step techniques to oil painting in this free instructional video series.
This video demonstrates how to paint a lake in watercolors.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a Lace Cardigan with the Sewing Studio. First, you will need to gather all of your tools and the material. Now, cut out a piece of fabric into a large rectangle. Now, draw and cut out the pattern from the diagram you see in the video. After this, finish up the raw edges with stitching, then line up the two lower edges and sew along the edges. This will be the seam on the center back of the cardigan. Next, attach the triangle to the top of the neckline an...
Hands are a tricky thing to draw. Not everybody can get them right. It takes times and practice to draw hands realistically. This particular tutorial will show you how to draw a hand making a "peace sign". Make sure to pause the video after each step and look at the screen every few seconds while you are drawing.
Lets airbrush some heat! Ed Hubbs teaches you one of the most popular automotive airbrushing techniques in the world, painting fire. This is a three part series, as it is very detailed in explaining and showing you how to successfully master this skill, so sit back, learn and enjoy! :-)
Simon Leach shows us how to throw a large bowl.
Looking for a Variable-ND filter without having to spend $300? There's a way that you can actually make your own for as little as $10-$20 using some cheap circular polarization filters! Instead of getting a picture tutorial, in this video, you will get a fully commentated walkthrough of the process that he uses to remove the lenses and more to create his own filter!
The great thing about drawing in the anime or manga style is that once you've learned how to draw one girl you can easily learn to draw any girl, from the main female character in "Chobits" to Sailor Moon. This is because there's so much crossover in how women are depicted.
Who says you can't be feminine and powerful at the same time? This female superhero, equipped with a skintight bodysuit that leaves little to the imagination, a cape, and belt, also posses a nice set of...muscles. Not the type of gal you want to mess with, she's uberfeminine yet clearly knows how to stand her ground.
Clay pottery is a fun and creative art form that can be done with slabs of clay and not only on a spinning wheel. This free video clip series will show you several tips on how to construct clay mug handles and open a world of design ideas for you.
Watch this video tutorial of custom skateboard spray painting. This could be on your skateboard! The theme of this one is 'Master of the Universe.'
Personification of the Infinite Consciousness. Lord of Hosts. Master of the Universe. These are just three of the hundred-odd titles of the Hindu god Ganesha. Luckily, drawing the Hindu deity Ganesha isn't so complicated.
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...
This video shows you how to make fabric dye using ingredients you can find in your kitchen. Perfect for an arts and crafts project or a handmade fashion statement!
Not many people use film cameras anymore, so it can be hard to find the materials to develop your own photos at home since most local camera stores are closing. But it's actually relatively easy to make homemade developer, and you can make it with a few relatively common ingredients.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper mache baby elephant. To begin, you will need a pattern, which you can find at Ultimate Paper Mache. There is a grid on the pattern that you can use to expand onto a large piece of particle board. This will give you the entire body for the elephant. After you cut the elephant out of the board, glue and nail it together with spacers in between the body parts. After this, crumple up newspaper and then tape and squish it onto the wood until the muscl...