Watch this instructional ceramics video to learn how to polish a piece of hand built clay sculpture before you fire it. Every piece of hand built clay sculpture should dry very slowly to avoid cracking. Use the back of a spoon to slowly polish out any imperfections on a smooth surface.
Whether you're a graffiti artist or a home crafter who uses a lot of spray paint for various backyard projects, it's important to use your spray paint safely. This short, basic but useful video introduces you to a few of the air filter masks on the market. It also teaches you a bit about how to use them and how to keep them operating correctly. Use spray paint safely.
Learn how to draw from a professional artist! This drawing video tutorial will teach you how to draw a front view of a nude woman. This drawing demonstration will help you in the art of sketching and drawing naked women for your art projects. This is the Reilly technique for a front nude pose.
Remember the young Parker who taught us how to make fun things like the ghost trap from Ghostbusters and the cheap severed leg effect? Well, he's definitely grown since then, and in his latest video he takes a more practical approach to DIY with a cheap and easy soft box for you home photography studio.
Bokeh (which translates to "blur" in Japanese) is a photography technique referring to the blurred areas of a photograph. Basic bokeh photographs often have one point of focus, while the background falls away into a dreamy, blurred haze.
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?
Check out this video for a primer on Sumi-e painting. This video show you how to prepare your ink, table and brush to begin painting.
How to clean up your screen printing screen.
When you're capturing video with a DSLR, not having some type of stabilization system can lead to some pretty awful and shaky scenes. Camera instability is not only painful to watch, but breaks the fourth wall. Once that the invisible barrier between filmmaker and audience is apparent, it may break down that magical relationship between the two.
Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to take your work off the hump. The detailed instructions in this helpful how-to video are good for intermediate potters. Removing your work from the hump will be easy after you've watched this instructional video.
TVLessonDotCom teaches you how to draw a person's face from the front. Start with a basic oval shape. You can do this part in pencil and then erase it. Use a vertical cross line and a horizontal one. Add two more horizontal ones to break the face into sections: hairline, eyes, nose and mouth and then chin. The eyes are small oval shapes. You can also create a small circle in the middle and then eyebrows. Draw the nose next and then add the mouth. Everything must be in proportion, so the verti...
Now that's art. Watch this instructional drawing video to draw a nice nude butt. You can practice drawing quick sketches like this by drawing figures in magazines or sketching from life. Draw a nude butt.
Want a way to reduce or increase the exposure of your camera's sensor without actually having to adjust ambient light levels? Apart from changing the aperture of your lens, you can adjust your camera's ISO setting, which will increase or decrease your sensor's sensitivity to light. To learn more about ISO, and to get started using custom ISO settings on your own DSLR, watch this free photographer's guide.
Is sculpting in your blood? Find out with this fun and easy clay sculpting project. Make a trout sculpture in just a few easy steps and learn about materials and more from expert sculptor Jorge Benlloch.
Check out this instructional printmaking video that demonstrates how to prepare a screen print. Even though they're brand new, they're contaminated by fingerprints, oil and greases that penetrate as mesh. So follow the simple step by step instructions in this printmaking tutorial to prepare your screen prints.
Watch this video to learn how to make a simple mold and cast Smooth-Cast 300 liquid plastic and resin into it.
A beauty dish is a device that redistributes the flash on your camera to make the lighting more flattering in portraits. It's called a "beauty dish" because it's used most commonly in fashion and beauty photography.
Shooting a photo or video in a car can be rather difficult without a proper mount, and if you want to secure your camera outside the car, it can be just plain expensive. Luckily, there are tons of DIY camera mounts for both inside and outside your vehicle, and most of them are pretty cheap to make. Here are some of the best.
Samsung is helping photographers in getting more utility out of their cameras with their new Samsung Smart Camera App. With it, your device becomes a powerful viewfinder for your Samsung camera, allowing you to not only frame shots, but control multiple aspects of the camera, right through your phone.
Polymer clay is an exciting arts & crafts medium. Actually, "clay" is a misnomer; it contains no true clay, but rather consists of tiny particles of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) combined with plasticizer, which is what makes it malleable like clay.
Love taking photos with your smartphone, but don't have a zoom? This tutorial by Unitips will show you how to DIY one with a few simple parts. All you'll need is 1/4" bolts, washers, and wingnuts (two each), some sheet metal, and a pair of binoculars.
Need a little inspiration and lesson when it comes to drawing graffiti and cool lettering? In this great tutorial, learn, step by step, how to sketch goo dripping cool graffiti letters. Good luck!
If you're a tits guy who finds godlike perfection in the big ones, then this is the perfect Photoshop tutorial for you.
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.
This video tutorial shows how to sculpt a realistic human head out of clay. Follow along with artist, Philippe Faraut, and learn how to mold, scrape, and design a human bust sculpture.
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.
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.
Watch this video to learn how to make a mold of a female torso using Body Double RTV silicone rubber. This is a great technique for sculptors!
Use alginate to make a mold and cast of an arm. Watch this video for a detailed list of needed ingredients and step by step instructions on how to do it yourself. This is a good technique for sculpture or special effects.
Watch this instructional drawing video to draw objects in space. You can draw three dimensional objects if you can create the illusion of depth within a space. If the page is a space, how can you make a series of points appear as though they are floating within that open space? This video includes a few helpful definitions for beginning to draw perspective.
In this 2 part how-to video, Simon Leach, who normally shows you how to make pottery, instead shows you something else. In this tutorial, Leach shows you how to make and build a small propane downdraft kiln. Follow along with Simon Leach, and you too could be building your own kiln in your backyard.
Got an old pair of Nikes or other sneakers lying around? Learn how to customize your shoes and paint your own designs and graphics on them. You'll need acetone to treat the sneakers and water-based acrylic paint.
Learn how to draw from a professional artist! This drawing video tutorial will teach you how to draw a side view of a nude woman. This drawing demonstration will help you in the art of sketching and drawing naked women for your art projects. This is the Reilly technique for a side nude pose.
Design your dream home! Starting from the basic idea of a house, this series of videos shows you how to draw the layout of a house as if you were an architect. Draw walls, windows, doors and large furniture to make sure you've gotten all your details correct.
This tutorial shows you how to add hair to a manga face. Two male hairstyles and two female hairstyles are demonstrated - a bun or topknot and loose hair for women, and a short shaggy cut and long ponytail for men.
Learn about using the Dremel™ tool for engraving glass. A Dremel tool can be used for creating decorative effects.
Matt Baker blows a simple clear Pyrex spoon using the lampworking technique. Perfect for intermediate beginners. Do not attempt this unless you have a clear knowledge of glass blowing safety!
In this video tutorial, "Miki Falls" manga artist Mark Crilley shows us how to draw a realistic eye. For any artist who aspires to draw realistically, it's essential to get eyes right. The eyes, after all, are the "window to the soul," and if something's off with a drawing of an eye, we will always notice.
Learn how to make it look like the subjects of your photos are spinning by changing the shutter speed and making the background streak.
Whether you're trying to get an unconventional angle or just want to include yourself in the picture, there are plenty of times when a remote trigger can come in really handy. Of course, if you want to buy one, you have tons of options. But if you already have an Xbox 360 headset, all you have to do is plug it in. YouTube user Gurnarok accidentally found that by plugging his Xbox headset into his camera's remote port, the on/off toggle triggered the shutter release and flash.