Hot Fine Art How-Tos

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 an anime fox step by step

This video illustrate us how to draw an animated fox step by step. Here are the following steps:Step 1: Take a piece of paper and pencil.Step 2; Draw a small oval shape, this is the face of the fox and within this face draw two lines representing the eyes. Draw a small circle between and a bit lower then the eyes representing the mouth.Step 3: Draw the body of the fox by drawing a hands free semicircle and extend the semicircle with two very small circle on the lower side representing the leg...

How To: Blend colored pencils with a paintbrush

Watch this fine art video tutorial to learn how to blend colored pencils with a paintbrush. "Today, I am going to demonstrate a new artistic technique. I am going to merge the best qualities of two artistic mediums; oil painting and color pencil. What you are now watching is a time lapse of me building up layers of illustration marker and color pencil over a pencil drawing.

How To: Set up a big white infinity sweep for photo studio

This instructional photography video shows how to setup large white infinity backgrounds in the photo studio. The key components to this setup is include this six foot octobox softbox light, which requires quite a bit of power; a framed aluminum reflector; the background itself is vinyl floor painted white; and a black baffle to shield the camera from lens flare. Set up professional looking shoots and take great portraits with this tutorial.

How To: Draw a girl's hand

The video demonstrated clearly about how to draw and sketch the hand of a girl in an easy way. First the illustrator drew a rectangular circle in the plain window. Then he drew another rectangular shape close to the first and divided the second shape into two halves so that it will look like fingers.

How To: Decorate bisque pottery with red iron oxide

This is a video tutorial of decorating bisque with red iron oxide. Red iron oxide can be layered, fired, watered-down, and used in many ways to add a finish to a piece of bisque pottery. Bisqueware absorbs the color easily, so the two materials work well together. Pick up some new ideas for how to decorate bisque pottery with red iron oxide by watching this video ceramic design tutorial.

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 a bronze metal effect on ceramics

This instructional painting video demonstrates how to paint a bronze effect on ceramics. You can use this technique on just about any surface, such as wood, canvas, metal, plastic, or paper. Apply gold metallic paint, Bitumen, cadmium yellow paint and primary blue paint. Dry the metallic surface with a heat gun if you have one.

How To: Draw a manga face sideways

In this video, we learn how to draw a manga face sideways. start by drawing a round circle with a light pencil. After this, draw a chin that is from the side view. Next, add on the nose and make the chin look more prominent, like you are seeing the profile of the face. After this, draw on the ear to the center of the face, then start to add in further details. Make the eye and add shading by the nose to make it appear as though there's another eye. Add in eyelashes, then start to add in hair ...

How To: Braid fabric without it fraying

Watch this fashion tutorial video from ThreadBanger to learn how to braid fabric without it fraying. You'll need three strips of fabric, pins, and a sewing machine. You can embellish just about anything with your new braids, and this instructional video will help you braid like a pro.

HowTo: Photograph an Atomic Bomb

George Yoshitake is one of the remaining living cameramen to have photographed the nuclear bomb. His documentation of the military detonation of hundreds of atom bombs from 1956 to 1962 reveals the truly chilling effect of the weapon. Below, images and explanatory captions via the New York Times. Don't miss the melting school bus. Creepy.

How To: Draw a cool graffiti design

Talented graffiti-artist-for-hire Wizard here demonstrates a user-requested drawing of a cholo figure and some very elaborate script. As will most of his demonstrations, he works in pencil and black ink on grid paper, creating small and somewhat austere designs with undeniable virtuosity and charm. His demonstration services are quite a bargain at only $5!

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