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How To : Draw a koi fish in Photoshop

This is an excellent kids tutorial to draw a koi fish easy and simply using a Adobe Photoshop. The artist shows you how to hand draw the body, add the fins and other features of the fish. Then you create guidelines to make a perfect pattern of scales on the fish. Next he start ...more

How To : Symmetrically wing your eyeliner

Red Bull isn't the only thing that gives you wings. In fact, you can don a pair of wings yourself by painting on winged cat liner on your eyelids. Winged liner is a coveted makeup look because it helps to lengthen and enlarge small eyes, make close set eyes appear farther apar ...more

News : Trippy 3D Illusion Graffiti

Paper Donut is a collaborative graffiti project between Justine Ricaud and Alexis Facca. The French duo paint geometrical illusions as urban art (with the exception of the gallery installation below). They've also posted some detail shots that give you some sense of how it was ...more

News : That Graffiti Is Playing Tricks on Me

Mimmo Rubino applies the art of brain melting to the streets with his perspective-distorting, optical illusion graffiti art. The coolest part is Mimmo includes links to Google Maps for some of the pieces, so you can go take a look for yourself (if you happen to be in the vicin ...more

News : Truly Impressive Fire Box Optical Illusion

Wow. Really fantastic fire illusion by WonderHowTo favorite, BrussPup. Hang in there, the magic starts to happen at 0:34. Previously, Jerry Andrus and His Impossible Box. Create Fake 3D Objects with Camera Illusions. Artist With Waaay Too Much Time and Money, Paints Pointless ...more

How To : Origami a sailboat

Watch this instructional origami video to fold an origami sailboat. This origami boat is folded and designed by Joost Langeveld. This instructor paints the origami paper to enhance the visual illusion. He holds the origami paper in front of several completed examples of the or ...more

How To : Use the Unsharp Mask in Paint Shop Pro

Unsharp mask in Paint Shop Pro is the preferred method in sharpening. What this tool does, is increase the contrast between light and dark. In other words, it makes lines darker, giving the illusion of being sharpened. This tutorial shows you how to use it.

How To : Pick a paint color

Choosing a paint color is a creative and fun way to begin any home decorating project. The right color can easily brighten up a dark room, or create the illusion of more space in smaller areas. For this project, you will need; foam brush,a handful of 6-inch by 4-inch pieces of ...more

News : Artist Paints the World Invisible

“Western Imports”, by artist Cayetano Ferrer, uses inkjet prints to create site-specific optical illusions in public spaces. "Ferrer uses existing forms in order to engage in a dialog about the constant flux of the built, contemporary environment. Using inkjet prints on exist ...more

News : Paintings That Live and Breathe

Washington, D.C. based artist Alexa Meade completely redefines traditional body painting. She paints with acrylic paint directly on human flesh and clothing, making her subjects appear as if they were part of a painting (or a living painting immersed in everyday life). Meade' ...more

Get Mind-Screwed : The Grand Illusion of the Year

The Illusion Contest of the Year recently announced their top ten finalists, and the overwhelming crowd and jury favorite is Impossible Motion: Magnet-like Slopes by Koukichi Sugihara of the Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences in Japan. Ready? Brain- ...more

How To : Origami a snowdrop

Watch this instructional origami video on how to make an origami snowdrop, folded and designed by Joost Langeveld. The flower of this snowdrop plant should be folded from a triangular piece of paper. The snowdrop flowers in the background serve as ready inspiration for this ti ...more

How To : Paint Halloween pumpkin nails

Begin by painting your full nails orange. Any orange will work for this design; just keep in mind that more than one coat of nail polish may be needed to get a bold and opaque shade. I did two coats of orange to get the coverage shown in the photograph. Using a liner brush li ...more

How To : 11 Ways to Make Your Living Space Look Bigger

Is your tiny city apartment or super modest house starting to feel a bit too cramped for comfort? While most of us don't have the luxury of hiring an architect to add on more kitchen space, or the money to live in a more spacious apartment, there are a number of simple things ...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

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

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 : The Latest and Greatest Kinect Hacks

Nobody could predict the success of Microsoft's Kinect, not even Microsoft themselves. So, it was quite a surprise when it ended up earning a Guinness World Record for fastest-selling consumer electronics device, and an even bigger surprise to see people buying one that didn't ...more

News : Debunk those damn ghost girl videos

Who is this oddly painted man? Sage or idiot? Captain Disillusion puts Japan under the microscope to debunk the mirror girl ghost camera trick illusion. Yeah. We like Captain D. Just the right mix of arrogance, tomfoolery, and smarts in his tutorials. Debunk the mirror ghost ...more

News : Write With Light

LIGHTFAKTOR is a Cologne artists collective experimenting with the "possibilities yielded by bulb (long-term) exposure and painting." The technique employed has been coined "light writing" - Wikipedia's definition: "Light writing is an emerging form of stop motion animation ...more

How To : Fashion a 'Star Wars' Rey Costume for Halloween

"I'm Rey." That's what a lot of people will be saying again this Halloween, as Rey costumes are sure to be another favorite of trick-or-treaters and cosplayers. Yes, on Oct. 31 we all have a chance to be the scavenger of Jakku who just so happens to be the "new hope" for a Jed ...more

How To : Build Wonder Woman's Armor for Halloween

Wonder Woman has always been a Halloween and cosplay staple. It's a costume that's both dependable and stylish — just like the Amazon who wears it. This year's reprise with Gal Gadot offers a fresh take on the old standby, with more muted colors, a tougher demeanor, and a deci ...more

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