Hot Fine Art How-Tos

How To: Use a potato peeler as a fluting tool

In this video, we learn how to use a potato peeler as a fluting tool. First, take your wet pot and then grab the potato peeler. Use broad strokes along the side of the pot and press down hard and you peel the clay off of the sides. You will need to go over the same spot a few times to be able to see, but once you go around the entire pot you will see the different shapes in the marks. Once you are finished going all the way around the pot, your hands will be tired but it will be fluted with t...

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: Decorate bisque pottery with red iron oxide

This is a video tutorial of decorating bisque with red iron oxide. Red iron oxide can be layered, fired, watered-down, and used in many ways to add a finish to a piece of bisque pottery. Bisqueware absorbs the color easily, so the two materials work well together. Pick up some new ideas for how to decorate bisque pottery with red iron oxide by watching this video ceramic design tutorial.

How To: Sketch a busy street

Miandza teaches you how to sketch a busy street. You start by drawing a horizontal line and add 2 diagonal lines, for all 3 lines to meet in the middle. Using those diagonal lines, draw vertical lines, at the same distance from each other. These will act as buildings. Also start creating the road in the middle. Add details to the buildings like doors, windows or pieces of decoration. Create trees and two large towers in the far end. The road will have a truck and the pavement should be filled...

How To: Draw manga/anime girls

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a manga girl. He uses a Photoshop-like program on the computer to generate this character. He starts off the picture by starting off with a basic shape for the body and face. He uses light sketching, before using more thick lines to create the details of her face and body. He draws a lot of lines, to make sure that the girl is symmetrical. He makes it look even more elaborate, to parts such as the hair and face, by layering multiple details.

How To: Draw girls and women

This a simple drawing video targeted for and taught by a young girl. The instructor demonstrates how she sketches out female figures, either little girls or women, on her drawing board. She makes additional remarks about hoe to modify and personalize these renderings. So gather up some pens or pencils and paper, and check out this cute little video. You'll learn how to sketch people in no time!

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: 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: Turn a tank top or tee into a better fitting, cute, unique shirt

Your tanks and your tees aren't fitting just right, don't throw them away or toss them in a storage box just yet. Grab some scissors and cut that sucker up, then mold it in a better fitting, unique and cute shirt. The easiest part is simply slicing up the back up the shirt, but then comes the strings. Watch and see for yourself. This is a great way to transform a normal T-shirt or tank top into something more creative.

How To: Draw oak bark for illustration

To draw oak bark, first understand the way the bark grows, and use natural, uneven lines to indicate each piece of bark. Render oak bark in a natural way with tips from a professional illustrator in this free instructional video on drawing. If you learn how to draw oak bark, you can enhance your landscape drawings.

How To: Draw a basic wolf using simple shapes

In this video, we learn how to draw a basic wolf using simple shapes. First, draw the head of the wolf looking down with it's mouth open. Next, draw two circles to show where the front and back feet will go. Next, draw the fur onto the animal, then draw in the fur. Next, draw in the details of the face and the paws as well. Take your time while you are drawing this and make sure to erase any unwanted lines are you are going along. Add in the fur to detail the wolf and give it more personality...

How To: Bodypaint a dragon on a female body

Body painting isn't just art, it's sexy. More and more people are shedding their clothes and adding some paint for a new shocking look that is bound to drop jaws. If you're not into being painted into a Picasso, then maybe you'd like to try your hands on the other side of the paint brush…

How To: Draw a furry cartoon fox

This video illustrate us how to draw a furry cartoon fox. Here are the following steps.Step 1: First of all take a sheet of paper and pencil and start by drawing a oval shape representing the face of the fox.Step 2: Now draw a nose and two oval shape eyes in the face.Now from the bottom of the face draw an oval structure representing the belly of the fox.Step 3: Now from the lower belly draw two small legs with feet.Step 4: Now draw a tail from the back of the mid lower portion representing t...

How To: Tie a toga for young men

This video is a must-see for all those freshman pledges headed to toga parties down on fraternity row. Or better yet, the girlfriends that are dressing those guys! She begins by wrapping the sheet around the back of the male model. One end is at the chest while the other end is wrapped over the opposing shoulder after making the entire loop around his body. She pins one corner at the left shoulder blade, pulling the loose excess to the back. She pulls the other corner underneath his arm and t...

How To: Write 3D embossed text & letters

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.

How To: Tie dye a v pattern

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 ...

How To: Sculpt & carve fake teeth from soap

Need a use for a model tooth? Learn with this "Tooth Carving 101" tutorial how to carve a fake tooth from a bar of soap. One will need a small carving knife, a bar of soap and about thirty minutes. Your fake tooth with make for one heck of peculiar mantel piece.

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!

How To: Draw manga body proportions

In this video, "Miki Falls" manga cartoonist Mark Crilley shows how to draw body proportions for manga comics. Characters in manga proportions are often proportioned differently than characters in American comics, with larger heads and more childlike bodies. This video show you how to get manga bodies right.

How To: Cut flat laminated glass

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to cut laminated glass. Laminated glass is a safety glass that has two pieces of glass with a plastic foam in between. The materials required to cut laminated glass are: an oil glass cutter, L-square, razor blade and an optional propane torch. Begin by marking the glass to your preferred measurement. Then use the L-square to line up the marking. Then use the oil glass cutter to cut down the marked line. Flip it over do the same on the other side. Then...

How To: Draw a manga girl

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a manga girl. Start off by drawing the outline of the body, starting with the head. After this, draw the neck and shoulders, leading down to the rest of the body. Make sure to give the character feminine curves as you are drawing. Then, add in the features of the face and then give her bangs and short spiky hair. Next, draw a long sleeved shirt on her, that has wide shoulders on it. Continue to draw, making sure to add on lines to show contours where the...

How To: Draw a dead fox

You need a pen and a white sheet of paper. First of all start by drawing the outline of the head of the fox. Now you have to draw the outline of the grass on which the fox head is resting. Make many cross lines inside the grass outline to indicate grass. Now draw the neck and the ear of the fox. Also draw the grass surrounding the head of the fox. Now sketch the body line of the fox. Make cross lines on the body of the fox. Draw the front legs of the fox. Draw the grass outside the fox’s body...

How To: Use the Manfrotto Super Clamp

Did you ever have trouble keeping a steady shot with a camera or camcorder when you didn't have a tripod ready? In this video, Steve from Cameras Brookwood shows you why a Manfrotto Super Clamp might just be the tool for you. A Super Clamp can open up to three inches and attaches any camera weighing up to fifteen kilograms to a post, beam, or table. To use the Super Clamp, open it fully and place it around the object that you want to attach it to. Turn the crank until the Super Clamp is snug,...

How To: Draw a horse shoe

This video, brought to you by animator, graphic designer and 2D illustrator Mike Weisner, illustrates how to draw a horseshoe in under two minutes. All you will need to complete the task in this instructional video is a piece of paper and a writing utensil. Mike takes you step by step through the process of creating this easy to learn cartoon style image. If you are a beginner that wants to learn how to draw in this style, this video is for you.

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