Hot Fine Art How-Tos

How To: Draw a snowman's face

Michael Weisner shows aspiring artists how to draw a snowman's face on a piece of paper using any writing utensil. In order to save time, Michael has drawn a rough outline sketch in pencil to give an idea of what the finished product should look like. However, it is not necessary to do this and by following the directions, one should be able to sufficiently draw a the snowman. First, begin by drawing a circle for the head and then two large circles for the coal eyes, adding detail to show tha...

How To: Paint on plexiglass

Watch this instructional painting video to begin painting on plexiglass. Create some cool effects using spray paint, paint thinner, acrylic paint. Make marks and unique textures using your finger, scratching tools and stencils.

How To: Draw architectural landscape

This video, which is part of series of videos that teach drawing, shows how to draw a complex drawing of beautifully landscaped buildings. This video shows line by line drawing of an architectural landscape and would be easy to follow along. After drawing buildings, stairs with railings, trees, planting boxes, walkways, courtyards, decorative garden items and people, the artist then adds color. By using a few colors, texture and detail is added to this complex drawing. This video makes drawin...

How To: Draw an elf ear

Michael Weiner (2D Illustrator) explains that before drawing an elf ear, one should have a clean white sheet and a drawing utensil (HB Pencil). Especially a light graded pencil helps to save time. While drawing an elf ear one needs to draw the outer line of the ear i.e. to draw a small base of the ear. In the step, you would need to draw the point which connects the outer line of the ear for example, the outer line of a leaf. In the step, after completing the base of the ear, you would need t...

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: Paint in a Norwegian folk style called "rosemaling"

In this video, Linnea Rose teaches us how to paint in a Norwegian folk style called "rosemaling". With this, you will double load your brush and do the strokes in the correct way. To double load your brush, first dip one corner into a color, then dip another color into the other color. After this, stroke again in between the two colors. Next, go to your canvas and simply stroke a looped shake on the paper. Firmly press down with your brush and as your curve around you lift it up to the chisel...

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: Spray dye fabric

Just dye it! In this crafty how to video, Melissa shows you the moves to make plain fabric into a showpiece. Also, find out which scissors every self-respecting sewer should keep in her sewing kit. Watch this tutorial and get this brightly colored, fashion forward look in no time.

How To: Draw different types of anime/manga hair

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw different types of anime/manga hair. Different types of hair can completely change the look of a character. For example, if you are going to draw hair on a girl manga character, you will want to make it curly and long. Use long lines with bangs to make this hair look more realistic. For guy manga characters, you will want to add a lot of triangles to the hair to make it look like spikes all over and give him short bangs as well. Give each of these your u...

How To: Draw Michael Jackson dancing

Hang the King of Pop on your wall with help from this video! Learn how to draw Michael Jackson doing one of his famous dance moves with help from Drawing Now. Search WonderHowTo for more videos from Drawing Now to learn how to draw a variety of characters and cartoons!

How To: Paint on ceramic dinner plates

In this how-to video, you will learn how to paint on your ceramic dinner plates. You will need a ceramic paint kit, a soft pencil, masking tape, a porcelain painter pen, scrap paper, scissors, scrap paper, tracing paper, Celtic patterns, and a jar of water. Place the tracing paper over the copy of the Celtic patterns. Tape both down to the surface with the tape. Trace the pattern onto the tracing paper using the pencil. Clean the plate and stick tracing paper over the plate. Trace over the pa...

How To: Draw a realistic manga face

In this video, "Miki Falls" manga creator Mark Crilley shows us how to draw a realistic manga face. Manga has a unique style, and if you get minor details wrong it can really add up to make your characters look strange and unappealing. This video takes you through the process of drawing manga faces, step by step.

How To: Paint a pomegranate

In this tutorial, we learn how to paint a pomegranate. First, paint the circle for the pomegranate. After this, shade the right side with a dark red and the rest with a lighter shade of red. From here, add in a medium red all over the pomegranate and then add another shade over that. From here, start to layer on more additional colors of red to the pomegranate to make it appear more realistic. When finished, paint on the background with whites and grays that are mixed together. Add white to t...

How To: Draw a pot weed leaf perfectly

This video describes how to draw a weed leaf. First of all, you have to draw the picture roughly. You just have to draw the leaves from one starting point. You have to draw the leaves in round shape start at one piont. Draw the leaves by start with the thin line which is the vein of the leaf. Draw the leaf very long than the egg shape. Make sure that the bottom side of the leaves very short to give the weed leaf effect and draw the leaf in the natural way that one leaf is overlap with another...

How To: Draw a bowl of fruit

There's nothing like a delicious bowl of fruit to fill your body with energy and nurtrition. Now learn how to fill your walls full of energy and nutrition with help from this Hawks Vs. Pigeon Production. In this free drawing tutorial, learn how to draw a bowl of fruit.

How To: Repair a Lomography Diana camera shutter

If your film camera shutter has stopped working, chances are that the shutter spring has become detached. This photography tutorial shows you how to disassemble the Lomography Diana Plus shutter assembly and re-attach the spring. You will need a small screwdriver to make this camera repair.

How To: Draw a woolly mammoth

In this video, we learn how to draw a woolly mammoth. Start off by drawing the head, body, tusks, and feet. After you have the basic outline of the animal done, draw over it with a black paintbrush over the entire body and erase the lines underneath that. Next, draw in an eye and color the mammoth brown. Color the tusks ivory, then make the background of the picture purple with green underneath. Next, color the background with orange making it look sunny but also like sunset. To finish, start...

How To: Draw shoes

There’s so much you can do with a shoe. Be it the house in a fairy tale or just on the foot of a man, you will want to know how to sketch a good shoe. Keep on practicing and try giving your shoes a little wear-and-tear character.

How To: Print, Cut & Fold Your Own DIY Hermès Handbag

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?

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.

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