Consider a normal and ideal height for a girl in 5feet 8inches in height. The book of Andrew Loomis is a good guide for drawing realistic human figures. It explains the body proportions, techniques, drawing the parts, human movements, and poses of the body. These are the impor ...more
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Need to calculate the domain and range of a graphed piecewise function? Learn how with this free video lesson. From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the In ...more
Stop-motion animation is somewhat out of favor in the digital age, but there will always be a demand for its timeless look. This video will teach you one important technique for making stop-motion animation out of Legos: how to make them fly. Or at least appear to by flying in ...more
If for no other reason than the fact that you're bored beyond belief during spring break or holiday and you need something involved and fun to do fast, this tutorial shows you a great way to pass the time. And unlike simply sitting on the couch and pigging out or shopping with ...more
Improve your drawing from memory and your ability to sketch sexy female figures by mastering a few techniques to drawing hourglass hips. This easy tutorial shows you how to really master the technique of drawing sexy, feminine and curvy hips.
The foundation of most fine arts educations begins with the drawing of the human figure. These human figure drawing tutorials are brought to you by Cy Porter of solomation.com. Search WonderHowTo for more figure drawing tutorials by Cy. This tutorial introduces perspective te ...more
Rave light shows are one of the most intimate and enjoyable experiences that people can share at a rave, but getting started when you don't know what you're doing can be a scary thought. Watch this video to learn how you can perform some basic glove lighshow moves like the fig ...more
Composite figures are composed of several geometric shapes and are three-dimensional shapes. The first composite shape is a combination of a rectangular prism and a pyramid. To find the volume of the entire shape you find the volume of each individual shape and add them togeth ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make hands with modeling sugar paste. Begin by rolling a small ball of paste into a tear drop shape. Then flatten the end, making it look like a ping pong paddle. To make the thumb, use a knife and cut into the side of the flat end ...more
This video tutorial features all kinds of tips on drawing the human head; in this case you will learn how to draw Luke Skywalker and make starships out of simple shapes. Learn how to sketch Star Wars by watching this drawing video.
Carved wood figures always present an aura of mystery. From the fearsome tribal masks of Africa to the towering totems of British Columbia, indigenous peoples have long created wooden guardians to channel their spirits and protect their peoples. Puppets can even move like us, ...more
In this video tutorial the author shows how to find the perimeter and area of a complex figure. He shows that a complex figure can be subdivided into standard geometric figures. In the current example he divides the complex figure into a rectangle and a triangle. Now he comput ...more
Learn how to make a Figure Four Deadfall trap- Wilderness Survival Skills, demonstrated by Paul Scheiter of Hedgehog Leatheworks. Learn how to survive in the wild. You never know when you'll be stranded on a desert island, lost in the deep woods, or be a contender for Survival ...more
In this tutorial the author explains how to compute the area of a complex figure. Now he first defines what a complex figure is by saying that a complex figure is a figure made up of two or more basic shapes. He uses an example to convey his idea and breaks that sample figure ...more
If your A/C in your car turns on but isn't blowing any cold air, you might have one of a few problems. In this video you will learn how to check the compressor, the pressure in the system, and how to add refrigerant if it's low.
Apple's iWork '09 is full of great features, including a simple and elegant way to add up a column of numbers in a spreadsheet. This detailed video shows you just what to do to get down and add up. The simple task of adding a column of numbers in iWork Numbers can be done ele ...more
This video shows you how to correctly animate a walking stick figure in Pivot. It covers principles of animation and tips more than specifics of the software.
If you want to make cakes that look professional and almost good enough to sell, then meet gumpaste, your new BFF. A mixture of sugar, water, egg white and gelatin, it's a sweet, pliable cake decorating material that's as easy to shape as polymer clay. Too see just how easy i ...more
Scottish sculptor and painter Alan Herriot shows how he made the life-size bronze sculpture of a man, titled The Ancient Mariner.
We all know we should dress for our body type, and that there are different cuts and fits of clothing specifically tailored to enhance our shapes, but there exists one universally flattering piece of clothing out there that we believe flatters all: the pencil skirt. When purc ...more
From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Internet, it's easier than ever to follow in their footsteps. With this installment from Internet pedagogical sup ...more
There are a lot of different types of sutures out there, as any of your doctors, nurses, and medical students know, and performing them properly is a vital part of your job. This video details how to perform a figure of eight suture on a surgical patient. It is definitely made ...more
In this tutorial Cy starts out a human figure from above in 3/4 view. Some tips for putting the horizon line on the page. The foundation of most fine arts educations begins with the drawing of the human figure. These human figure drawing tutorials are brought to you by Cy Por ...more
Mike demonstrates this basic trap: Figure 4 Deadfall. The Figure 4 deadfall is similar to a Paiute Deadfall. Whether you are venturing on a rugged camping trip, or simply want to brush on your outdoor survival skills, this video will come in handy. Learn how to make a figure 4 ...more
In this four part video series, Barbara Dewey teaches viewers how to make cloth and foam puppets and ventriloquist figures. Email her for free patterns. Part 1 of 4 - How to Make cloth and foam puppets and ventriloquist figures. Part 2 of 4 - How to Make cloth and foam puppet ...more
Android's stock battery menu is pretty decent. You can see which apps have been using the most power, and you can tell when your CPU was awake or asleep, among other things. But a lot of times, battery-sucking services will get lumped under the generic "Android System" header, ...more
Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle. This string art video demonstrates how to make a Jacob's Ladder. Song by Alice Cooper. Browsing the International String Figure Association website, I came across Gadan Rock St ...more
In this video, you will learn how to stretch your back to strengthen your spirals while figure skating. First, lay on your stomach. Next, lift your arm and opposite leg in the air. Hold this for a few seconds and then alternate. The next exercise involve bringing your back up ...more
The FG-42 machine gun is one of the many brilliantly-designed weapons the Nazi war machine produced during its misguided attempt to take over the world. If you want to make a WWII battles set out of Legos, having some tiny versions of these guns will make your Nazi pieces much ...more
Learn how to tie the Double Figure Eight Loop Knot (aka Bunny Ears) for climbing. The animated knot tying tutorial is the best you'll find. With this knot tying how to, you can tie the Double Figure Eight Loop Knot fast or slow, or pause it at every step along the way. Learn t ...more
Wrestling with the whys are wherefores of WiFi? Can't figure out how to secure your network? Take heart: This remarkably thorough, seven-part home networking tutorial will get you up and running faster than you can say `Wireless G.' This video shows how to set up a Linksys wi ...more
To figure out a tip without a calculator, first remove the pennies amount in the bill. For example, if your bill is $23.76 becomes $23.70. To figure out a 10% tip, move the decimal point one place to the left. So, 23.70 becomes 2.370 or $2.37. Bump up that number to $2.30 or $ ...more
A female body is the most beautiful body in the world. Let's try to draw a female figure. First draw the basic shapes of the female posture. A good body is generally in 'S' shape. The curves have to be drawn properly like the legs, breast, stomach and then the face. When one f ...more
Use everything you've ever learned about drawing inanimate objects to draw the human figure. You will need to use efficient lines and accurate perspective to draw a number of basic shapes that will come together in the shape of a human body. Watch this instructional drawing vi ...more
The foundation of most fine arts educations begins with the drawing of the human figure. These human figure drawing tutorials are brought to you by Cy Porter of solomation.com. Search WonderHowTo for more figure drawing tutorials by Cy. In this figure drawing tutorial, Cy dis ...more
Love rave music? Get your rave dance on with help from this free lesson. All you will need to complete this tutorial is your dance shoes and your glow sticks. Learn how to do the figure-8 rave dance with help from an expert, Cedric Turner. Turner has been a professional hip-h ...more
Lorraine McKay shows us how to make a Scottish tam o'shanter figure with fondant. First, take a hat shaped piece of cake with fondant, then take a smaller ball of fondant and roll it into a small sausage shape, then glue it onto the cake. Use a smaller piece of fondant for the ...more
This how-to video shows you how to tie a figure eight suture. This is useful for finishing up oral surgery dealing with things such as tooth extraction. First, pull the string through one side of the gum with your tools. Next, take the end and pull it through on the other side ...more
Figuring out what was causing your old car battery to drain power was easy, but on modern cars it's more complicated due to their large number of electrical devices. In this video you'll learn how to find out what's draining the battery on your new car and fix it.
See how to make a figure four deadfall trap. This is a great survival trap that can be easily constructed (with practice) out of very basic materials that in most environments can be easily found. The trap can also be made with very limited, or primative tools. This trap is a ...more
Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string figure Crow's Feet. Song: Stuzz (DJ Deep Jr.) - Punk's Life Browsing the International String Figure A ...more
One of the hardest things in figure drawing to master is proportion, but in this video Sheldon shows you how to the draw a figure proportionally. Using the head size as unit of measure, Sheldon will teach how many heads there are in a human figure drawing, a cartoon figure dra ...more
Learn how to construct an improved version of the figure four deadfall trap. Learn how to survive in the wild. You never know when you'll be stranded on a desert island, lost in the deep woods, or be a contender for Survival, the TV show. This series of videos, by Hedgehog Lea ...more
If you're into animation, you can't pass this up... see how to widen a LEGO mini-figure's arm motion for brickfilms. Brickfilms are animated films using LEGO, Mega Bloks, or other plastic construction building block toys. Most are stop motion, but some brickfilms are even made ...more
This particular Superman, unlike the real crime-fighting hero, isn't impenetrable and made of brawny, rippling muscles, but is just as fascinating and deserving of praise and awe. Devised by the ingenious mind of origami folder Jo Nakashima, this origami Superman is based on ...more
Learn how you can create a figure 8 bun hair style with this tutorial. You will need long hair for this hairstyle. Watch this video demonstration and you can create a figure 8 bun hair style with your own hair.
This is a video showing how to reseal, or "recard" a vintage Star Wars action figure to a reproduction cardback. When finished, it looks like an original unopenend figure mint on the card. This video shows all the tools you will need and explains exactly how to recard the figu ...more
Professional Wrestler John will show you how to perform a Figure-4 leg lock, step by step. He first leads in with a Snap Suplex to put his opponent on the ground, and then demonstrates a proper Figure-4 Leg Lock. John then talks you through the entire process, while demonstrat ...more
Learning to do ice skating jumps can be a little frightening. This how to video tutorial will help you learn a large number of the basic jumps that are part of figure skating. Watch and learn how to mastered the following ice skating jumps: 1) Ballet 2) Half-flip 3) Loop, toe ...more
Learn how to draw a moving figure. This helpful video is a bit fuzzy, but still informative.
In this four part video series, Barbara Dewey teaches viewers how to make soft-sculpture puppets and ventriloquist figures. Email her for free patterns. Part 1 of 4 - How to Make soft sculpture puppets and ventriloquist figures. Part 2 of 4 - How to Make soft sculpture puppet ...more
"Miki Falls" creator Mark Crilley presents another drawing demo, this time with an emphasis on rendering clothing and using lines to suggest a three-dimensional surface.
From Prime It Up and for the beginning painter, an end to end tutorial about painting a 40K Ork to a tabletop standard. This sequence covers how to do skin highlighting and ink washing. Part 1 of 3 - How to Skin highlight and ink a warhammer 40k figure. Part 2 of 3 - How to S ...more
The Terminator is Arnold Schwarzenegger's most famous character, and arguably the most popular cinema cyborg of all time. This two-part video features detailed instructions for making your own very small terminator out of two Lego figures, one skeleton and one normal, and some ...more
In this series of crafts videos, our young comics and science fiction fan (and professional actor) Halley Joseph Eveland will talk you through the creation of pipe cleaner action figures. As you bend, twist and snip your colored pipe cleaners, watch these fun versions of your ...more
Figure 8 method of casting on creates a seamless cast on. Watch this knitting how to video to learn how easy it is to cast on stitches in knitting using the figure 8 method. Once you have mastered this style of casting on you can move on to your favorite knitting project.
Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a parachute / tent. Song: Miles Davis - So What. Browsing the International String Figure Association website, ...more
Save money by making your own jewelry at home! Learn how to make yourself a beautiful Egyptian link, figure 8 necklace by following the easy to follow instructions in this two-part video. The wire used in this example is a standard 0.035 sterling silver wire. You can substitut ...more
This is the ultimate guide to drawing correct human proportions. If you've always had trouble with it in high school art class or in art school, this video condenses all the information into a tight package that's fun and easy to understand. This will uncover all the tricks to ...more
A step by step guide on making your own stick figure clip in Flash 8. This video is good for someone who has worked with Flash previously.