Hot Fine Art How-Tos

How To: Use spray paint safely

Whether you're a graffiti artist or a home crafter who uses a lot of spray paint for various backyard projects, it's important to use your spray paint safely. This short, basic but useful video introduces you to a few of the air filter masks on the market. It also teaches you a bit about how to use them and how to keep them operating correctly. Use spray paint safely.

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: Remove work from the hump

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to take your work off the hump. The detailed instructions in this helpful how-to video are good for intermediate potters. Removing your work from the hump will be easy after you've watched this instructional video.

How To: Draw a person's face from the front

TVLessonDotCom teaches you how to draw a person's face from the front. Start with a basic oval shape. You can do this part in pencil and then erase it. Use a vertical cross line and a horizontal one. Add two more horizontal ones to break the face into sections: hairline, eyes, nose and mouth and then chin. The eyes are small oval shapes. You can also create a small circle in the middle and then eyebrows. Draw the nose next and then add the mouth. Everything must be in proportion, so the verti...

How To: Adjust your exposure with your ISO

Want a way to reduce or increase the exposure of your camera's sensor without actually having to adjust ambient light levels? Apart from changing the aperture of your lens, you can adjust your camera's ISO setting, which will increase or decrease your sensor's sensitivity to light. To learn more about ISO, and to get started using custom ISO settings on your own DSLR, watch this free photographer's guide.

How To: Prepare a screen print

Check out this instructional printmaking video that demonstrates how to prepare a screen print. Even though they're brand new, they're contaminated by fingerprints, oil and greases that penetrate as mesh. So follow the simple step by step instructions in this printmaking tutorial to prepare your screen prints.

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: Begin drawing three dimensional objects

Watch this instructional drawing video to draw objects in space. You can draw three dimensional objects if you can create the illusion of depth within a space. If the page is a space, how can you make a series of points appear as though they are floating within that open space? This video includes a few helpful definitions for beginning to draw perspective.

How To: Draw a realistic human eye

In this video tutorial, "Miki Falls" manga artist Mark Crilley shows us how to draw a realistic eye. For any artist who aspires to draw realistically, it's essential to get eyes right. The eyes, after all, are the "window to the soul," and if something's off with a drawing of an eye, we will always notice.

Quick Tip: Use a Wired Headset as a Shutter Release Trigger for Your DSLR Camera

Whether you're trying to get an unconventional angle or just want to include yourself in the picture, there are plenty of times when a remote trigger can come in really handy. Of course, if you want to buy one, you have tons of options. But if you already have an Xbox 360 headset, all you have to do is plug it in. YouTube user Gurnarok accidentally found that by plugging his Xbox headset into his camera's remote port, the on/off toggle triggered the shutter release and flash.

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