Hot Fine Art How-Tos

How To: Paint believable rocks

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...

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: Bleach your jeans with a spray bottle

Fashion Television is responding to viewers request to learn how to bleach jeans. First, you need a spray bottle. Any bottle will do, and you want to fill more than half the bottle with bleach, and the rest of the bottle with bleach. If you use only bleach, you will ruin your clothing. Go outside to bleach jeans because it is dangerous to use it in the home. You must bleach items in a well ventilated areas. All you have to do is just spray the jeans. Wait for it to dry, and if you do not like...

How To: Do Acrylic Painting on Feathers

In this video series, watch as artist Carolyn Travisano teaches how to d acrylic painting on feathers. Learn how to choose the feathers, choose brushes, choose paint, how to get inspiration, how to prepare the paint pallet, how to design a layout, how to fill in colors, how to do stage comparisons, how to work the feathers, how to add detail, how to do shadowing, how to do the finishing spray, and how to mount the feathers.

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: Make a Kufi cap with Threadbanger

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a Kufi cap with Threadbanger. First, grab a thick black jersey material and your added material of choice. Cut the fabric in a circle pattern to make the size of your head. Then, cut the band material for 3 inches longer then your head measurement. Fold the material and create the bands with thick cardboard. Once you do this iron the bands down and then fold the added material down as well. Adhere the piece pieces together while still folded, then sew th...

How To: Draw an 18 wheeler semi truck

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw an 18 wheeler semi truck. Start out using a pencil to draw the outline of the truck, using lines on a vertical point to make sure everything is even. After this, use your pencil to smudge darker marks throughout the truck. Next, use the pencil to make darker lines for the outline of the truck and add in more details to it. Make sure to draw in the tires, as well as the windshield and the headlights. Turn the paper around to get the best angles while draw...

How To: Draw basic desert animals

In under five minutes, illustrator Michael Weisner demonstrates how to draw a trio of cartoon desert animals and it's easy to see how you can take the methods he shows you and apply it to drawing all kinds of creatures. With a few well-chosen strokes of a black felt pen, you can be the one bringing cartoon rattlesnakes, prairie dogs and lizards to life. Succinct, clear and well-presented, this video is an unfussy look at some basic but impressive drawing methods that anyone can use, be they a...

How To: Shoot your baby's photos like a professional

In this tutorial, we learn how to shoot your baby's photos like a professional. If you want to take great photos of your baby but don't want to pay a professional, just use these quick tips. First, determine the type of flash you should be using on your camera. Use the manual that comes with your camera to find the right settings for you depending on where you're taking the pictures. You can also edit the pictures on your computer to make the colors stand out and the image more crisp and clea...

How To: Make retro 70's string art with ThreadBanger

This video is 70's string art tutorial, decor yourself. The way the women is describing, is that you can use anything to do this, get a piece of thick wood, paint it white, use a ruler, and measure halfway, draw a dot. Draw a circle around it, with the dot being in the middle. take nails all the way around the center of the circle, and thread the whole thing, until you turn out with a very beautiful and creative circle design that you can hang on your livingroom wall, theres also other design...

How To: Make a bomber hat

ThreadBanger give us a great recipe to make a unisex bomber hat using just a flannel shirt, white faux fur, a measuring tape, the bomber hat pattern, a sewing machine, and two and a half hours of your creative time. Add pom-poms at the ears to give it extra flavor! Super cool look for both dudes and ladies.

How To: Take photos of floating / flying / levitating people

Do you believe you can fly? Or at least, believe that you can take pictures where it looks like you or other people are flying? Or at least jumping really high? This video will show you how to take pictures of flying, floating, levitating, or high-jumping people using a digital camera, tripod, stool, and photo editing software like Photoshop or GIMP. Either way, the effect is surprisingly easy to create and can help you make some really amazing photos.

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: Draw a neighborhood using an imaginary box

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a neighborhood using an imaginary box. First, draw a straight line and then the boxes should go around it. Continue to draw additional boxes around the line, then fill them in with the outline and further details. Draw in the roof, walls, windows, and doors. When you finish with the details, start to shade them in and then add in the street details. Make sure to give the ground some rough edges and also add in lights on the street. Add as many details as...

How To: Do a quick draw of Sonic the Hedgehog

In this video, we learn how to do a quick draw of Sonic the Hedgehog. First, use your pen to draw the nose and the mouth. After this, draw in the eyes and the eyebrows above them. From here, draw in the spiky hair on top of the head, using big spikes. Draw in the ears in the hair and then draw in lines to create more details. Next, draw in the arm and the hand, with a glove on the hand. After this, draw in the details of the clothes, drawing in folds on them. From here, draw in the legs and t...

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