Light Painting

How To : Build a very inexpensvie grow light system

Jack takes you throught the steps of creating a plant light. Begin with a large sterolight container, all thread,bolts, nuts and washers, and a power strip with tie wraps to hold it togethers You'll use flourescent lights and two pieces of plywood. Two nuts are used to hold th ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 2: Painting

Whereas yesterday's segment of Making Art on Your iOS Device focused on the technical elements of drawing from life, today we enter the painterly realm of David Hockney and Jorge Colombo. The apps below can be categorized under "painting"—or more accurately, the digital creat ...more

How To : Paint an Engine Block

Tired of your old engine looking... not so good? Clean it up and enhance the overall look with a simple paint job! In this episode, we show you how to paint your engine block, costing you only a few bucks and about an hour or two of your time! First your must remove all greas ...more

News : 5 Truly Last Minute Halloween Costumes

It's already Halloween and the night is fast approaching. You swore to yourself last year that you wouldn't wait until the last minute again for a Halloween costume, yet here you are on Samhain without a costume… again. All of the costume shops are sure to be crammed with last ...more

News : Etching Graffiti with Explosives

There's more than one way to make graffiti. Option 1: Use a paintball robot. Option 2: Make rainbows-on-the-go with a bicycle. Option 3: Use a hanger and a spray can to speed tag on the run. Option 4: Use an iPhone app and a projector to paint with light. Option 5. Do it with ...more

News : Creating the Cosmos With Ink, Paint & Water

Artist Pery Burge uses water, paint and ink to create images that look like they might have been captured by the Hubble Telescope or under the super-zoom of a powerful microscope. "I use a Canon EOS 500D digital camera with EF100mm F2.8 macro lens and Speedlite 420EX flash, a ...more

How To : Draw a scene from Star Wars

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a scene from Star Wars. Start off by coloring the background peach, then adding orange with the spray paint tool to the bottom. After this, color in clouds to the sky with a light tan. From here, add in a spaceship in the sky and then two ...more

How To : Draw a Sony PSP device in MS Paint

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a PSP in Ms Paint. First, draw the outline of the PSP with a light pencil marking. After this, draw in the details to the controller. Use details to make the buttons and make them look 3D. After this, you will add in shading to the button ...more

How To : Make a Universal Soldier eye

In this tutorial we learn how to make a Universal Soldier eye. You will need: old head set, cardboard, hot glue gun, screwdriver, pen, flash light, knife, saw, black paint, and masking tape. First take the cardboard and cut it out into two rectangles. Place these around the he ...more

How To : Paint mountains, water, and clouds in Photoshop

Want to draw a quick scene in Photoshop that contains mountains, clouds and water. Just watch this video. You start with a rough sketch of the mountains and other elements of the scene using a round brushes of varying sizes. The presenter stresses on keeping in mind, the ligh ...more

How To : Draw the Black Queen of Chess

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw the Black Queen of Chess. First, you will need to draw the outline of the character using a light pencil on paint or another drawing program on your computer. After this, use a dark blue pencil to draw the outline of the body on darker an ...more

News : Photoshop Magic Brings Van Gogh to Life

Art nerds rejoice. With the aid of Photoshop, the folks at Artcyclopedia have doctored Van Gogh's paintings to give the effect of a three dimensional model (the same effect used in tilt-shift photography). Artcyclopedia says: "The effect is simulated in Photoshop, by adjusti ...more

How To : Paint orchid flowers with watercolor paints

In this video, we learn how to pain orchid flowers with watercolor paints. Start out by using a light lilac color on the petals. Use a thin brush to push the colors around on the picture so you have slight shading around the different petals. Use a darker purple color in the m ...more

How To : Paint a water drop effect on your RC cars

In this tutorial, we learn how to paint a water drop effect on your RC cars. This is very easy to do but very easy to mess up as well. Make sure you are careful while you are doing this so results come out well. First, grab your color change paint and spray a coat of it on the ...more

How To : Paint great lips in Adobe Photoshop CS3

If you are a seasoned veteran or a newcomer to digital painting in Adobe Photoshop CS3, making lips look great can be tough. In this great three-part video series, Neil Fontaine goes into great detail in each video, showing the amount of detail required to create great looking ...more

How To : Paint palm tree nails

In order to paint palm trees on your nails, you will need the following: white matte base nail polish and a variety of other colors. You will need toothpicks, if you do not have fine brushes in your polish. After you have manicured your nails and applied a base coat, apply a ...more

How To : Spray paint graffiti

To spray paint graffiti, you will need the following: 2 cans of spray paint and a mask. You will need to have an idea of the design you want to paint, before you begin this project, because you will need to work quickly. Put on your safety/protective gear. Paint an outline of ...more

How To : Paint rainbow nails with rhinestones

In this tutorial, we learn how to paint rainbow nails with rhinestones. First, paint the nails light blue and let them dry. After this, grab several other colors, enough so that you have the colors of the rainbow. Now, paint lines onto the left hand corner going diagonally acr ...more

How To : Paint blue & white corner flames on your nails

In this video, we learn how to paint blue and white corner flames on your nails. First, paint a pearl base on the nail and let it dry completely. Now, grab the black nail polish and paint waves on the nail going from the top to the bottom. Next, grab the white nail polish and ...more

How To : Apply copper eyeshadow for a summer look

In this video, we learn how to apply copper eyeshadow for a summer look. First, apply a base on your lid using a MAC Paint Pot. Now, take a dark brown color that has shimmer to it and apply it to the crease of the eye. Apply a light brown or copper color to the entire lid afte ...more

How To : Transform into a broken statue for Halloween

In this tutorial, we learn how to transform into a broken statue for Halloween. Start off by putting your hair back in a beanie, then painting your face white with a sponge. Next, stop halfway through your face so one side is still normal and the other side is completely white ...more

How To : Draw a cartoon golden retriever puppy dog

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a cartoon golden retriever puppy dog. Start off by drawing the face with intersecting lines on it so you know where the nose, eyes and mouth go. Then, keep outlining the rest of the body including the legs and tail. Next, use a darker bru ...more

How To : Apply and blend eyeshadow

In this video, we learn how to apply and blend eyeshadow. First, you want to start by adding a primer to your eyelids. Now, use a large brush to brush a light shadow onto your entire eyelid. After this, use a smaller brush to brush a lighter shadow onto the inner crease of you ...more

How To : Paint nails with a gold and blue rhinestone design

In this tutorial, we learn how to paint nail with a gold and blue rhinestone design. First, start off with your acrylic nail, then paint a white zig zag line throughout the entire nail. After this, apply a green nail polish to the top triangle of the nail. Next, apply a gold/p ...more

How To : Draw Iron Man from scratch in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Iron Man from scratch in Photoshop. Begin by drawing an outline of the entire Iron Man with a light gray pencil in this program. After you have done this, use a black paintbrush and draw over the lines to make cleaner marks. Next, start t ...more

How To : Paint a leaf tree with oil paints

In this tutorial, we learn how to paint a leaf tree with oil paints. First, paint light green on the leaves using a blank canvas. After this, add in a dark green color to make the stems and the middle of the leaf. Use different greens to draw the leaf out towards where the tre ...more

How To : Mix purple & silver for a dramatic makeup look

In this tutorial, we learn how to mix purple & silver for a dramatic makeup look. First, apply primer to your entire eye lid. After this, use purple paint and brush it onto the outer edge of the eye and the crease on top. Next, paint the purple under the brow bone, and then pa ...more

iPad Fingerpainting : Museum Worthy?

Representational painting requires great skill and practice. The best examples aptly capture light, breathing life into the work. Accurate proportion and perspective is an asset. Matching what you perceive as the correct color to what actually is the correct color requires a h ...more

How To : Paint believable rocks

Wilson Bickford teaches us how to paint believable rocks in this tutorial. To begin, you will first start with an easel and several paints. Wet your small paint brush with a mixture of brown and black and paint a rock shape on the paper. You will do this by drawing many lumps ...more

How To : Get a shimmery brown eye look like Kim Kardashian

In this video, we learn how to get a shimmery brown eye like Kim Kardashian with Ren Ren. First, prime your lids with a neutral Mac paint pot color. Next, add a light shimmer eyeshadow onto the eye with a slightly damp brush. Now, apply a highlight to your eye crease with a br ...more

How To : Create a watercolor effect using rubber stamps

Even as early as first grade art class, you learn that watercolor/painting is an entirely different category from stamping, which basically requires a stamp pad and rubber stamp. But this tutorial blurs the line between the two art forms in the most attractive way possible. W ...more

How To : Render a 3D model of a car within modo

Learn how to go about rendering a car within modo. This clip discusses basic shader creation, studio lighting setup and how to approach to every single material using shader trees, raytracing with blurry reflection and global illuminations. What's more, you'll see how to creat ...more

How To : Paint an ocean in your composition

In this Fine Art video tutorial you will learn how to paint an ocean in your composition from Angeline-Marie Martinez, a professional artist. She shows one of the ways of painting an ocean in this clip. Her canvas is already painted with a back ground of the sky on top and wat ...more

How To : Create edgy, romantic corset lace nails

Your nails looking a little chubby lately? Rein them into shape with mini nail corsets! Watch this tutorial to learn how to paint very sexy lace corsets on your talons for nails that become their own fashion accessories. The nail look is slightly bondage inspired and 100% rom ...more

How To : Reduce freckles using Photoshop

In this how-to video, you will learn how to reduce freckles in Photoshop. This is useful for editing people who have a lot of freckles. First, open the file in Photoshop and copy the background layer. Apply a Gaussian blur to the layer. Adjust it so that the freckles are no lo ...more

How To : Spray paint properly

Try to use the same brand of spray paint throughout the project, read the instructions, follow them. Different brands may have different instructions, this is why we advise against mixing brands. Begin by lightly sanding your project with 600 grit sand paper, anything lower ca ...more

How To : Use a clay bar on the exterior of your automobile

In this how-to video, you will learn how to use a clay bar for paint decontamination on your car. To clay, make sure you use a brand new bar. Break the bar into about three pieces and save the other pieces for later. The clay will remove the contaminants from the paint. Flatte ...more

How To : Make a mini burrito for a doll & dollhouse

The first step in making burritos for a dollhouse is to take some off white clay and roll it as thin as you can get it. After that, take a small circle using a small circular cutter of some sort. Next, make the "beans" with translucent liquid sculpting clay and some red clay b ...more

How To : Prep for painting

Expert Real Estate Tips and Andy Sjostrom with The Good Handyman demonstrate how to prep for painting. A good handyman will handle your items with care. Be sure to remove light fixtures. Before you begin to tape off an area, take a damp rag and clean the areas that will be tap ...more

How To : Draw Spongebob Squarepants on your computer

1985rey teaches you how to draw SpongeBob Squarepants on your computer, using Paint. To start with an existing picture of the character to get the look and feel, use the brush tool, using black and make a large spongy head. Add circles on the side to make it look like 3D. Draw ...more

How To : Create your own headlines in GIMP

Hulldo teaches you how to create your own headlines in GIMP. You start off with a new file and paint that a light brown. Make a selection on the file and create a new layer on top. Color that layer black and add Gaussian blur. Put that layer beneath so it will make a shadow on ...more

How To : Paint an avacado

This is a silent video by artist Dan P. Carr. It is filmed in fast action, the video is approximately 3 minutes long but in real time the painting took 50 minutes to complete. It is done on a small canvas with oil paints. It shows the development of the avocado from a simple o ...more

How To : Draw daffodils

The first step is to draw the daffodil's outer parts carefully. The second step is to draw the circle shape for inner surface of flower. The third step is to draw the cubical surface for the flower outside. The fourth step is to draw the cylindrical and rectangular parts of fl ...more

How To : Paint digital paintings in Photoshop

If you are looking to improve your Photoshop skills by learning how to digital paint in it, this video shows you how to do it. To do this, open a new Photoshop canvas and select your brush to paint with. In this example the author shows how to paint a pear for demonstration pu ...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 : Paint funky paint splattered 80's inspired nails

This tutorial shows a quick, interesting 80's inspired neon colored nail design. Using a base coat and then 2 layers of a while polish will establish the white background for these nails. Using a light, thin brush, make thin lines horizontally across your nails in a kind of bl ...more

How To : Create a mocha pearl eyes makeup look

Youtube Makeup diva Julie G gives us another installment in her glamorous makeup tutorials. Whether you're new to makeup application or you're a practiced hand, Julie's style ideas and tips are sure to give you some inspiration. This look is called "Mocha Pearl Eyes', and can ...more

How To : Make a cyanotype

This lesson is the second of a series exploring alternative process photography. In this lesson, learn how to create a Cyanotype using a digital negative. Step by step instructions are included with samples and illustrations. Follow along with this photo lesson and learn how t ...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

How To : Create baby doll-inspired hair and makeup

Get the most out of your hair, turn yourself into the beauty you are with just a little hair-styling and a little makeup. Watch this video tutorial on how to create baby doll-inspired hair and makeup. Yep, that's right... learn how to make gorgeous curly hair and beautiful mak ...more

How To : Do an ambient occlusion bake in Modo 201

Go beyond the traditional 3D workflow to an immersive creative experience with the software Modo, created by Luxology. Modo is the next evolution of 3D modeling, painting and rendering for Mac and PC. Modo includes 3D sculpting tools, animation and network rendering, and advan ...more

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