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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 ...more

How To : Draw a bunny rabbit with Jan Brett

Celebrated and award-winning children's illustrator, Jan Brett, shows how to sketch a bunny in this instructional video. Learn how to draw and paint a rabbit by following Jan's simple directions that go from making easy shapes to the finished product. Let kids join in the fun ...more

How To : Draw and paint a manga snowy mountain in Photoshop

Learn how to draw and paint snowy, rocky mountains for manga, anime, comics and illustration in Photoshop. This step by step video shows you how to do so by laying down the base color, blocking in shape for painting, assigning value and color composition, and refining detail f ...more

How To : Draw people kissing

The video is about how to draw and paint a kissing couple. You have to have the imagination of the final position of the characters you wish to draw. The guidelines are drawn first. The limbs and features are drawn around the guidelines. After details like the face, the clothe ...more

How To : Paint distant trees in watercolor

Learn the required techniques for painting distant watercolor trees. In other words, these are the trees that sit in the distant landscape, providing the background - the 'supporting cast' if you like - for the more important elements in your painting, maybe a house, a figure ...more

How To : Paint a rose in watercolor

In this 'How to Paint a Rose' tutorial video you'll learn one of the most popular subjects for painting in watercolor. You'll see how to get the delicate transitions from light to dark in the petals and the deeper colors of the leaves and stem. Two round brushes were used - a ...more

How To : Use putty erasers when drawing

This drawing tutorial covers how to use an eraser to create light and pick out fine points of detail in your pictures (yep - they're used for much more than simply erasing mistakes). Use putty erasers when drawing. Click through to watch this video on how-to-draw-and-paint.com

How To : Draw and paint an eye in Photoshop

This is a a video demonstrating how to paint an eye from start to finish using Photoshop. Learn to use different brushes for different effects. There is no audio but the end result is amazing!

How To : Paint a Pet Portrait

If you want to capture your pet in an oil-based portrait, this video series will help guide you along the way as you paint your animal masterpiece. In the video below, get started by learning about all of the supplies you'll need for drawing pet portraits. To see the other vid ...more

How To : Paint different things with acrylic paint

This tutorial will show you what you need to get started with acrylic painting and how to quickly produce some simple but effective paintings on a wide variety of surfaces - and not just with paint brushes either! Paint different things with acrylic paint. Click through to wat ...more

How To : Draw and paint a female gypsy dancer

Impress others with your artistic skills by learning to paint a gypsy dancer on the computer. Construct a rough sketch line drawing of a girl dancing. Use a soft brush to airbrush some colors in. Use as few colors as possible. Don't worry about the value yet. This will be a ba ...more

How To : Draw with pen and ink

Learn how to draw using the traditional dip pen technique, as well as the more modern sketching pens - oh, and a couple of items you might not have thought about... Draw with pen and ink. Click through to watch this video on how-to-draw-and-paint.com

How To : Paint summer trees in watercolor

Learn how to paint lush summer trees in watercolor using just two colors and three brushes. Then look at a complete tree portrait in a landscape setting. Here you'll find out how to 'turn on the sunlight' with the contrast between sun and shadows and how to exploit those green ...more

How To : Paint watercolor clouds and skies

Learning to paint watercolor clouds and skies effectively is the key to getting off to a good start with most watercolor landscapes. This short video tutorial shows you how to avoid common pitfalls and achieve excellent results over and over again. For more information, includ ...more

How To : Draw and paint a Mecha style robot

If you want to draw and paint a robot Mecha style you should first make a square and color this in a dark gray. Draw a silhouette in a darker gray color. You should draw basic body parts such as the head, arms and limbs and shoulder. You should draw this with simple dark layer ...more

How To : Draw & paint Superman a speed painting

Gordon Bruce shows an easy and speedy way to draw and paint a superman. First draw the head portion with a oval face and add eyes, nose etc,. Now come to the body portion which have big muscled arms and a thin body, having the triangle with S symbol at the center. Now draw the ...more

How To : Draw with water soluble pencils

Not to be confused with watercolor pencils: Learn how to draw using the very versatile water soluble pencil. Draw with water soluble pencils. Click through to watch this video on how-to-draw-and-paint.com

How To : Draw several different shadows

Drawing shadows is an important skill in art which you need to master. However, it needn't be difficult and this tutorial video covers several basic shapes to show you how and where shadows fall, depending also on the direction of the light. Draw several different shadows. Cli ...more

How To : Draw and paint Al Gore

This video is a time lapse drawing and painting of former Vice President Al Gore. Attempt to make "Mr. Global Warming" look like Mr. "hottie" Global Warming. Stage 1 is a pencil drawing. In Stage 2, scan the drawing, adjust the mid tones digitally, and then reprint it. In stag ...more

How To : Draw with paper and pencils

Did you know that most professional artists never use a pencil sharpener? Find out what they do use and why and also learn about the different paper mediums that can be used for drawing and sketching. Draw with paper and pencils. Click through to watch this video on how-to-dra ...more

How To : Begin drawing silhouettes

Watch this two part instructional drawing video to begin drawing silhouettes. When drawing any form, try to identify the parts that will appear as a silhouette in your field of vision. Begin to bridge the gap between drawing and painting using contrast and shading to render co ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 3: 3D Modeling

Today's segment of Making Art on Your iOS Device takes us into the third dimension. The below apps are suitable for beginners looking to venture into the world of 3d modeling, as well as pros who simply want the basics of Maya in their pocket. Build models/3D mockups or small ...more

News : Mind the Epic Gap!

"Mind Your Step" is a gargantuan street illusion staged in Stockholm's most public square, Sergels torg. Created by artist Erik Johansson, the illusion will be up until June 12th, so swing by if you happen to be in Sweden. Erik has documented his entire creative process here, ...more

How To : Draw wheels in perspective

Check out this video to learn how to draw wheels in perspective. Learn the easy way of drawing or painting wheels or arches in perspective. This video shows you a simple way to get them upright and vertical - and looking right - first time, every time. No complex measuring or ...more

How To : Draw a caricature of Kanye West

Joe Bluhm shows you how to draw a caricatures of Kanye West in Illustrator. The principles he covers are not related to illustrator but can be applied to other drawing softwares or traditional drawing and painting methods. Part 1 of 6 - How to Draw a caricature of Kanye West. ...more

News : Russell Crotty's Astronomical Paper Globes

When Cerek mentioned astronomy-inspired artwork in his Astronomy World introduction post, I immediately thought of Russell Crotty. Crotty is a California artist who creates beautiful sculptures and drawings inspired by astronomy, landscape, and surfing. An enthusiastic amateu ...more

How To : Paint a portrait

It’s like a personal photo, except classier, and you can make the model look slightly more attractive than they really are. You Will Need: * An easel * A volunteer model * Directional lights * A camera * Drawing and painting surfaces * A sketching medium, like charcoal or pe ...more

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