Hot Fine Art How-Tos

How To: Draw people sitting down

Drawing a person sitting down and other sittign positions can sometimes be really tricky. The next time you run into a problem, be sure to use this great video as a guide. In this video, black charcoal is used and three different sitting positions are gone over.

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 a front view of a nude woman

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.

How To: Understanding the difference between ink & watercolor

Learn how to understand the Difference between Chinese ink and watercolor with Chinese paintings. There are several differences between ink and watercolor art. Learn how to spot these variations with this video tutorial from Blue Heron Arts. This tutorial shows the differences between Chinese and Western culture paintings, which is largely rooted in the use of rice paper in Chinese artwork as well as the stretching of the paper prior to painting. Additionally, different types of paints are us...

How To: Draw a graffiti style hip hop cartoon character

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a graffiti style hip hop cartoon character. First, make a circle, then draw long triangles for eyes and a mouth plus a rectangular shaped body with very large feet. Then, draw in the arms with large hands and draw a hat on the top of the head. Then, fill in the color for eyebrows and fill in the pupils. After this, outline the character with a darker pencil or a black marker and fill in details for the outfit, like pants and a long sleeved shirt. To fini...

How To: Draw a graffiti cartoon character on paper

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a graffiti cartoon character on paper. First, draw the outline of the head and then draw in a waved line for the mouth. From here, draw a circle nose and then round eyes with curved eyebrows. Draw big round ears on each side. Then, draw in the hand holding a spray paint can and draw the body around this. The character should be wearing a short sleeved shirt and the other hand should be flipping off the screen. Draw in the pants and shoes, drawing lines o...

How To: Glaze oil paint over colored pencils

Watch this fine art video tutorial to learn how to glaze oil paint over colored pencils. "What you are seeing is a short time lapse of me layering color with illustration markers (prismacolor) and color pencils. I have discovered that using markers and color pencils is a much faster way to build a foundation for a painting (if you could still call it that).

How To: Draw an emo angel chibi character

This video describes how to draw an emo-angel chibi. First draw eyebrows, make sure they are dark and thick, then draw half circles going down from them- these are the eyes. Then draw in the eyeballs centered in the middle of the eye. Next draw dark around the bottom of the eyes. Draw lines drooping coming from the darkness around the bottom of the eye, on both eyes. Next draw other dark lines coming down the forhead. Next draw a line coming down from both eyes, and curve them to make small c...

How To: Use opaque watercolors in Chinese watercolor painting

The esteemed tradition of Chinese watercolor goes back thousands of years and hasn't changed much in terms of composition, subject matter, and materials used. So back then as much as today sky dieties and kings would sip green tea outside pagodas perched high above the clouds, surrounded by monumental mountains and far removed from mortal space.

How To: Draw a bemused lion head for beginners

Simba from "The Lion King" couldn't have done it better himself. In this video tutorial you'll learn how to sketch out a very realistic lion head held in a bemused expression. Whether you love lions or find them frightening, drawing this lion head is an excellent way to gain knowledge of anatomy and how it affects different poses.

How To: Draw Shisui Uchiha from Naruto

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Shisui Uchiha. First, draw the outline of the face. After this, draw in the eyes pushing on the pencil harder to make them darker. Then, draw in the band around the forehead and draw in the details of the face as well as the facial features. Add in lines on the face to make it look more realistic and aged. From here, draw in the hair on top of the head, adding a lot of lines to show the strands. From here, draw the shoulders on the body under the head an...

How To: Draw a girl

Drawing a woman is a lot like drawing a man, only curvier. You can use triangles to sketch the basic form of a woman, giving you a guideline to sketch in more and more detail until you’ve given her the look you want.

How To: Draw a perfect eye

In this video, we learn how to draw a perfect eye. Start out by drawing the outline of the eye, the create the basic shape. After this, draw the crease above the eye and then the inside details of the eye. Darken the pupil, then add in lines around the pupil to show detail. Create a circle eraser mark near the pupil to show the eye having a glare, making it look more glossy. After this, shade in the sides of the eye and underneath where the bottom lash line is. From here, create the eyebrow a...

How To: Take better photographs for selling on eBay

In this video, we learn how to take better pictures for eBay. If you're selling something on eBay, you want your item to look good so it will sell quickly. People are more likely to buy from you if you have good pictures which showcase the product you're selling. The first thing you can do is to clean the product thoroughly and then set it on a sheet with a green background and green all around it. From here, take different shots with your camera and then load it onto your computer. After it'...

How To: Make a ceramic slab plate

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....

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: 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: 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: Draw transparent objects

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw transparent objects. Start out using light pencil markings, and draw the basic shape of the bowl. After you have the round top and have make it three dimensional, add shading to the bottom circle in the bowl so that you can see the bottom of the inside. After this, add shading to the side of the bowl to give it a realistic feel like it's sitting on a table. Next, use your eraser to remove some of the shading, then fill in darker pencil marks onto these s...

How To: Take photographs like Gregory Crewdson

In this Ovation TV original special, acclaimed photographer Gregory Crewdson shares with us his insight into his photographic techniques. Like a film, he uses a lot of production, a lot of lighting, a lot of set design. He is an American photographer best known for elaborately staged, surreal scenes of American homes and neighborhoods. Learn how to take pictures like this master artist.

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