Simon Leach gets back to basic in this installment of his ceramics instruction video series. He teaches you first how to find places todig clay, then how to apply a red iron oxide slip to some flower pots he's working on. Multiple lessons in one video! This one is sure to teach you some interesting new pottery techinques.
This is silk screen production, the cheap and easy DIY way! In order to make this easy silkscreen for making cool T-shirt logos and designs, you'll need some acrylic paint, paintbrushes, cheap net curtain (patterned or plain), vinyl sign sheets, blackboard (or cork board), and some fabric paints to paint with. Also, you'll need a CraftROBO precision cutter. Soon, you'll have your very own screen-printed tee shirt, thanks to your very own homemade silkscreen.
Watch this video to learn how to make a simple mold and cast Smooth-Cast 300 liquid plastic and resin into it.
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...
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!
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.
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.
How do you make a plastic bottle sit on top of a Rubik's Cube without a Rubik's Cube? It may seem like a brain teaser, but it's more like something you would see in an Escher drawing. An optical illusion. A three-dimensional world trapped in a two-dimensional image, which is exactly what's going on in this Rubik's Cube illusion.
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.
Learn the basic steps to build a 6 inch cube for the Form and Space Foundation class at Otis College of Art and Design. This video is great for any beginning design and art students.
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...
Aspiring artists? Try your hand at painting with acrylic paints with this instructional video. Follow these tips & be on your way to creating a personal masterpiece.
Chibi Itachi is quite the character. If you want to learn how to draw this "little" Chibi Itachi character, it's really quite simple. DragoArt has this video tutorial on how to draw Chibi Itachi. Get more detailed instructions on the step-by-step cartoon drawing here.
This comprehensive video series by Bob Davies serves as a basics drawing lessons that are excellent for beginners just starting off in addition to tips for intermediate artists. This series covers all the basics of drawing from choosing paper, drawing medium (graphite,charcoal,etc) and techniques in many of the different medium. These videos will cover pencil, felt pens, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor pencils and erasing techniques.
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.
Watch this instructional fashion design videos to customize a pair of Nike Air Force One sneakers. Make sure to clean the shoe with nail polish remover, or acetone to remove the finish. Tape off the areas of the shoe you want to protect. Here is one example of how to paint your Air Force Ones and give them a customized look.
I hate having my picture taken. It's awkward, and I almost always end up thinking, "Is that what I look like all the time?" Most of us think we look awful in photos, probably because we all subconsciously act and carry ourselves a little differently when we know there's a camera on us.
In this video, we learn how to make a ceramic slab plate. First, roll out the ceramic. After this, place the clay on butcher or newspaper and smooth it out with a plastic card. Repeat this on the other side. Next, use a paper template to help cut your design or use a circular object. Cut slits to help remove the surrounding clay. Use the excess clay to build support pieces then curve the edges of the plate up and place the support pieces underneath. Use a piece of leather to smooth the edges....
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.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to paint sand. Users will need a palette knife and paint brush. The colors needed for the sand are: iron oxide, pure white, burnt umber and burnt salmon. Collect all 4 colors on the palette knife and apply it lightly onto the canvas. If it is too dark, add some more white paint. Then use a paint brush to smooth out the edges and blend the sand together. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in art and painting, and would like to lea...
Watch this video to learn how to make a mold of a face using Body Double Silicone Rubber. This is a great technique for making masks or sculptures! Watch as he casts a finished lightweight casting.
In this three-part how-to from everyone's favorite potter (wizard children notwithstanding), Simon Leach talks about the process of building a small raku kiln. For insight into Mr. Leach's kiln-building process, watch this helpful how-to.
Scottish sculptor and painter Alan Herriot shows how he made the life-size bronze sculpture of a man, titled The Ancient Mariner.
Let's face it people: Guys want this body and girls want to date it (no objectification here at all). Achieve the body of superheroes, supervillains, and super toned celebrities on paper by checking out this tutorial on how to sketch a very muscular dude.
Drawing someone sitting down can be tricky. Having some trouble? Follow this video as a guide the next time you'd like to draw someone sitting down.
This is a detailed description of how-to transfer laser prints to cotton and other surfaces. Works like an iron-on, but without the cost or textile restrictions. Make solvent transfers from laser prints.
In this video you will see how to sketch a picture of a rose using a pencil. You will start from the but and work your way outward adding petals. Each line is shown slowly so that it is easy to recreate what is being drawn. This is a basic rose that you can vary to your own esthetic because just like no two flowers re the same neither are two flower sketches.
Do you have a mirror that needs fitting in your bathroom, living room, or bedroom? From My Glass Trades, a video on how to cut mirror. Learn about the tools and techniques used to cut mirror and how to use an oil filled glass cutter and neophenolic L square. Get your project done the right way, and study up before you begin!
Tornados are a force of nature, and very fun to draw. This tutorial from the fine folks at Drawing Now demonstrates how to draw a tornado surrounded by flying cars and trees. Here are their step-by-step instructions:
Some kids are just born to draw. In this 2-part video from her series Oliart, child artist Olivia demonstrates how to draw a face in pencil, using proven geometric techniques to get the proportions correct. It includes such tips are how to draw a mouth by using the eyes as a guide to its proportions. We truly can learn everything we need to know from the children.
In this video, we learn how to write numbers in calligraphy copperplate. To write the number five, you will simply make the shape of the number, but add in a thick edge to the bump and curved edges to the end. To write the six, use a thick line on the side of the number and a thin line for the circle in the middle. To make the seven, the top should be curved and thick, and the lower line should be very thick with a straight edge. To make the eight, draw the number so that the left edge is thi...
Learn How to Draw the Adventures of Tintin Secret of the Unicorn with the best drawing tutorial online. For the full tutorial with step by step & speed control visit: How to draw
You've probably seen millions of caricatures, or drawings that exaggerate reality by either over or under emphasizing a person's traits (so former president Bill Clinton would have a really big chin and Christina Ricci would have a really prominent forehead).
Have you ever heard of wet felting? Well, it's the oldest form of textile making and relatively easy to work, thanks to this tutorial by ThreadBanger. Learn how to create a classic-looking beret for this winter season. No sewing required!
Martha Stewart uses OOMOO 30 silicone rubber to make a mold of a tree branch and make a casting in liquid plastic to use as a peg coat rack.
If you sew a lot, your probably have a massive quantity of old fabric scraps lying around. This four-part video will teach you how to recycle those strips into all sorts of fun textile projects. These include a quilt, tie-dye strips, and notebook covers for your children's (or your) books for school. No matter what your tastes, there is probably a cool fashion recycling tip for you in here.
Try to use the same brand of spray paint throughout the project, read the instructions, follow them. Different brands may have different instructions, this is why we advise against mixing brands. Begin by lightly sanding your project with 600 grit sand paper, anything lower can potentially scratch your project. Use a sturdy tape to cover the parts you want to leave unpainted. Use a very light coating of primer, sand it with 600 grit sand paper (lightly). To add 'special effects' to the job, u...
In this Fine Art video tutorial you will learn how to make your own duct tape dress form. This video is from www.thunderlily.com. The materials you will need for this project are an old t-shirt, duct tape, strips of fabric to put around your neck and arms and a pair of gloves. Wear the old t-shirt and stand upright. Tape around the chest and waist to keep your shape as shown in the video. Add extra fabric around the neck. Then tape all over the t-shirt and cover the entire t-shirt. Then remov...
Trees are beautiful and they are essential to any landscape. In this tutorial, learn to paint simple trees.
In this video, we learn how to draw a graffiti spray can. Start out by drawing the top of the can with the nozzle on the very top. Use a half circle with a thick line under it to make the top. Next, draw the rest of the can creating a face on the side of the can with a mouth, nose, ears, and eyes. Then, draw in the bottom of the can using a circle shape and filling it on black so it looks sealed. Add in some lines to show the can spraying, then write in graffiti letters underneath to finish!