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How To : Draw light-colored hair in cartoon characters

Drawing light-colored hair requires accenting the highlights with darker shadowed areas along the root line. Render light-colored hair in graphite with tips from a professional illustrator in this free instructional video on drawing. If your favorite cartoon character has ligh ...more

How To : Begin drawing using direct light

How do you draw an object to look three dimensional? After blocking out the silhouette of a form, you can begin to render it's three dimensional qualities. An easy way to begin giving an object sculptural form is to think about where the light is coming from. Note the lightest ...more

How To : Add rim light to a drawing in Adobe Photoshop

Rim light is the light in the background or immediately surrounding your figure. Using a black and white drawing, this tutorial shows you a few techniques in Photoshop you can use to play around a little bit with rim light to make your picture really pop!

News : iPad + Light Drawing = Holographic Magic

Dentsu London collaborates with BERG to create this futuristic stop motion animation. Made with light drawings on the iPad, the result is beautiful. The first 1:40 of the video describes the creative process. Enjoy: “Making Future Magic”.

How To : Draw perspective shadows using a light source

This video demonstrates the process for drawing prospective shadows using a light source. Start with the shadow vanishing point which is directly below the light source on the horizon line. Draw lines from the shadow vanishing point to the front three corners of your box. Next ...more

How To : Draw a moodily lit face

How to draw a face in MS Paint. The video is obviously made by a professional, it shows a sped up replay of a man using MS Paint to draw a very well done face. He starts with the basic outlines, then moves into coloration and shading. Notice all of the shading is done in uniso ...more

How To : Cut & light a cigar

This instructional video by docstogiefresh shows you the proper way how to cut and light a cigar. When cutting a cigar make sure not to cut too much off the tip. Cut the small cap as shown keeping in mind that you can always go back and cut it again but if you cut too much off ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 2

I assume at this point you have already completed your control panel using Part 1 of this How To guide. Now, if you are anything like me, you couldn't fight the urge to play, and you have your panel sitting on saw horses in the living room. Depending on your situation, your s ...more

How To : Draw Disney's Winnie the Pooh

This is a video tutorial that is showing its audience how to draw Winnie the Pooh from Disney. The first step in drawing Winnie the Pooh is to draw a light circle that will end up being Winnie's head. Then draw construction lines through the circle for the mouth, eyes, and nos ...more

How To : Design a cartoon environment in Adobe Flash

In this tutorial, we learn how to design a cartoon environment in Adobe Flash. Start out by picking the color for the green. Use different types of green, making a gradient so it transitions from a lighter to a darker color. After this, draw on the sky making it go from darker ...more

How To : Do a simple, quick light painting with flashlights

Light painting (or light writing) is a relatively new art form combining flashlights and long camera exposures to create amazing still images with designs literally drawn on them in light. This video features an experienced light painter teaching you the basics of the at in on ...more

How To : Master drawing a fearful human eye in two minutes

Watch this fine art video tutorial to learn how to master drawing a fearful eye in two minutes. In two minutes you will be able to draw the expression of fear in the eye. "Notice that a fearful eye features a distinct gap between the iris and the top eyelid. This separation i ...more

How To : Dye your hair in an ombre shade at home

We don't know how the ombre hair trend got started, but if nothing else it certainly is interesting. Like ombre clothes, ombre hair fades from one color to another, like watercolor painting. On hair this means a deep brown on the crown of the head fading into a light blond on ...more

How To : Draw realistic hair in Photoshop

Stephanie Valentin will show you how to draw realistic hair in Photoshop. Add a new layer of paint to shape the hair, and do it with a round brush. Create hairs all around the shape with a smudge tool. Then add a new layer and draw a line with a soft round brush and smudge too ...more

How To : Use heavy & light pronunciations in Arabic

In this tutorial, we learn how to use heavy & light pronunciations in Arabic. As you practice doing these pronunciations, you will need to watch the video where the letters are drawn out for you. It will also help you to hear the pronunciation done by a native speaker so you c ...more

How To : Light paint with a camera, flashlights, and tripod

Light painting or light writing is one of the coolest of the coolest multimedia arts. It consists of setting a camera for a very long exposure in a dark area, then moving light sources around in front of the camera. When the aperture finally closes, you will have a photo where ...more

How To : Create a light box effect for your advertising campaign

Light boxing is a pervasive technique in advertising, used to draw attention to the featured product. You can replicate this effect in Adobe Photoshop. Starting from a blank document, this tutorial walks you through the process of creating your own light box effect.

How To : Create clouds over a sea in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Make Christmas lights in Illustrator

Learn how to create a string of 3D, multi-colored Christmas lights and turn them into a custom pattern brush that you can draw with along any path. Make Christmas lights in Illustrator. Click through to watch this video on layersmagazine.com

How To : Work with layers in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Draw an anime style angel

In this how to video, you will learn how to draw an angel. First, start out with the basic sketch of the drawing. Remember, eyes go in the middle of the head. Drawing the head first will help proportion the rest of the body. Use long strokes with the wrist to draw the hair. Tr ...more

How To : Fix, enhance, and retouch photos in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Draw a basic horse

Watch this how-to draw a horse video for a walk through of this horse drawing. To begin with you want to start to define the major areas of the head like the nose, mouth ears and eyes of the horse along with the general shape of the head. At this stage keep your lines loose a ...more

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 : 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 : Map electrical circuits in your home

If you are planning to add any new outlets, lights or appliances, it is helpful to have a map (or schematic drawing) of your electrical circuits. This will help you determine if you can tap into an existing circuit or if you need to run a new circuit from the breaker panel. In ...more

How To : Draw a waterfall landscape by hand

In this video, we learn how to draw a waterfall landscape by hand. Start out by drawing the outline for the drawing with a light pencil. From here, you will start to fill in the different areas with the shading where you would like it. After this, bring in your browns to the r ...more

How To : Create Lunar New Year inspired tiger eyes

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a realistic looking cut using cinema makeup. This is a great look for a new year or holiday look that you want to make yourself look more unique and stand out! First, take a brow pencil and redefine your brows so they are darker and mor ...more

How To : Create a 3D lettered sign in lights

In order to create 3D lettered signs in lights, you will need to first create an object. Open Illustrator. Type your letters on the page. Adjust the font to the style you would like. Click on "effect". Then, click on "3D". This will allow you to rotate the image for the angle ...more

How To : Do easy smokey eyes for an older woman

Sharon Connolly, Image Consultant, demonstrates how to create a fabulous smoky eyes look. Start by brushing a very light color over the eyelid area from the lashes to the brow, accenting the inner corner of the eye. Then apply a brown shadow from the lashes to just above the ...more

How To : Apply four styles of lighting

This video tutorial will show you how to apply four styles of lighting. This video teaches you how to apply four styles of lighting, namely Rembrandt, Beauty, Cameo and filling in from the Key Side. You will learn about high contrast lighting schemes, dealing with the amount o ...more

How To : Apply a drag queen makeup look

The first thing to do to prepare to apply your drag queen makeup look is to pin back all your hair so it is not in your face. Make sure your face is clean before applying make up. Begin by applying pear soap to your eyebrows with a small brush. Brush on your neutral powder. Pa ...more

How To : Tone abs with a dumbbell double wood chop exercise

Before attempting this abs workout from Men's Health, make sure you're loose and start off light before increasing the weight. This "dumbbell double wood chop" exercise is a more advanced one, so be careful… start off light. Hold a light dumb-bell with a hand over hand grip, ...more

How To : Make an animated movie

Hey, want to make an animated movie, but you don't know how to start? First of all, you need a good idea. Good ideas are hard to find, but you could always steal one from someone more talented than you. Found a good idea? Very good. Now take good care of it, over time that ide ...more

How To : Become Fashion Friendly By Painting Your Nails

Do you wanna be that person who stands out in a crowd? Our society dictates our fashion sense. We believe we all must look like who ever is the "most popular" in the media (TV, film, magazines etc.). Our choice to express our self is very limited because of the stigma of what ...more

How To : Draw a realistic looking woman's face

This video will show you how to make a realistic drawing of a woman's face. Start with an circle for the head shape, establish the eye line which is usually at the halfway point. The nose is one fourth of the distance between the eyes and the chin, and the mouth is halfway bet ...more

How To : Create a Neytiri Avatar makeup look

The Na'vi don't have eyebrows. While you could just paint your makeup on over your brows if you don't have prosthetic appliances to cover them, a neat trick is to take a giant glue stick (or the spirit gum) and go over your eyebrows with it, rubbing the stick in the opposite d ...more

How To : Glaze artwork (painting with transparency)

Watch this tutorial to learn how to glaze artwork (painting with transparency). Make sure to pause the video after each step and look at the screen every few seconds while you are drawing. "What is Glazing? The technical answer is 1.) multiple thin layers of transparent oil p ...more

How To : Build up tones with cross hatching when drawing

Watch this tutorial to learn how to build up tones with cross hatching when drawing. Make sure to pause the video after each step and look at the screen every few seconds while you are drawing. Check out the Shading Resource. "I will teach you about drawing pencils and when ...more

How To : Illustrate with markers and colored pencils

Watch this fine art video tutorial to learn how to illustrate with markers and colored pencils. "This video shows my process for making an illustration (non tradigital). I use illustration markers (usually prismacolor) and color pencils (usually prisma once again) and a wax b ...more

How To : Master drawing a human eye in two minutes

Watch this fine art video tutorial to learn how to master drawing a human eye in two minutes. "A helpful trick with observational drawing is to see what you are drawing, as shapes. The basic shape of the human eye is similar to an almond shape. But this is only one of the sev ...more

How To : Sharpen an axe or knife with the Boy Scouts

You never know when you may need to sharpen an axe... and who better to learn from than the Boy Scouts? Brace the axe head on the ground between a log about 6" in diameter and two woooden pegs or tent stakes. Sharpen your axe with an 8-10 inch mill bastard file. Be sure to wea ...more

How To : Draw clouds that you can touch

Cloud drawing is a snap, and it's a great place to learn how to smudge your pencil lead when you are drawing. Step 1 - The cloud shape Create your shape using circular motions to define the outline. If you're having problems getting nice circles, go get a compass and use that ...more

How To : Create a rainbow in Photoshop

Open the picture you wish to place a rainbow within. A good scene has clouds that are receding into the distance and the light angle coming in from the front of the scene. A rainbow effect appears when by the sun is shining from behind you into the mist-filled air where it is ...more

How To : Draw a screaming angry mouth

Watch this tutorial to learn how to draw a screaming angry mouth. Make sure to pause the video after each step and look at the screen every few seconds while you are drawing. "Step 1- Draw a big U shape but make the two lines at the top of the U point slightly outwards and aw ...more

How To : Take Better Photos Without a Better Camera

Taking great photos doesn’t mean you have to invest in an expensive camera. By learning a little bit about photography and the camera you have, you can use a simple point-and-shoot to capture amazing pictures. Try out these tips to begin! 1. Take the time to learn your camera ...more

How To : Create fire and smoke using Pyro FX in Houdini 10

The new Pyro FX in Houdini 10 are very impressive with improved workflow. The Pyro FX are great for creating 3D fire and smoke effects. And in this video tutorial series, you will learn the Pyro FX workflow in-depth and the parameters used to create fire and smoke effects. You ...more

How To : Make Sure Your Dinner Party Is a Success

Holiday dinners can be the same every year, but many are starting to switch it up, making new traditions and getting a new dining experience for everyone at the table. It’s not unusual to see sweet potatoes on an Easter dinner menu or lamb at Thanksgiving dinner. Some people ...more

How To : Master Figure Drawing By Erasing

Master Figure Drawing using an Eraser Having trouble with the human form in your figure drawing class? Or just looking to impress your girlfriend or boyfriend with your art skills with a beautiful drawing of their figure? Here is a simple tip to trick your brain into using mo ...more

How To : Draw a pegasus, a fantasy horse with wings

This video shows us how to draw a Pegasus, a fantasy horse with wings. Firstly draw the parts of the Pegasus roughly using light shades starting of with head, body, limbs, tail and wings. Then darken the parts previously drawn using darker shades and then add the feathers to t ...more

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