Make Large Abstract Paintings

How To : Make large abstract paintings

Ever wanted a large scale abstract painting for your home or office? Learn how to create your own abstract masterpiece in this free online video series about painting abstract murals taught by expert painter David A. Clemen. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make large abstract paintings. ...more

How To : Create abstract paintings for your home

Paint a large scale, modern abstract painting for your home! This free online video art lesson will teach you everything you need to know from supplies to technique and it's all taught by expert David A. Clemen. Part 1 of 15 - How to Create abstract paintings for your home. Cr ...more

How To : Hang small & large framed pictures on a wall

I bet you can't wait to hang that beautiful painting you just ran across. But before you try to hang it and damage your wall take a point from Barbara K. In this video she will demonstrate exactly how to hang small & large paintings on your wall. Hang a heavy framed picture o ...more

How To : Fold a square gift box with floral ornament

This beautiful geometric box, which reminds us of midcentury abstract expressionist paintings, is a wonderful handmade way to showcase a Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart. Take a look at this simple origami video (suitable even for origami folding neophytes) to learn h ...more

How To : Fold a square shaped gift box with a star knob

This beautiful geometric box, which reminds us of midcentury abstract expressionist paintings, is a wonderful handmade way to showcase a Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart. Check out this video to learn how to build this box from the ground up. It's super easy and quite ...more

How To : Build a simple float frame for your painting

Building a frame for your paintings can save you money and provide one more creation of which to be proud. Normally recommended for abstract paintings, basic float frames offer a professional feel to your art. This video demonstrates how to build a very simple float frame, whi ...more

News : Meticulously Hand Drawn Photorealistic Hair-Art

Amazing series of charcoal/graphite drawings and oil paintings by Hong Chun Zhang. "Twin Spirits are large charcoal hair drawings, self-portraits of my twin sister and me. I use long hair to exaggerate our major characteristic and as a metaphor to reveal something that is bey ...more

How To : Mount a large Chinese rice paper painting

This video tutorial shows how to mount a large Chinese rice paper painting. Rice paper is extremely fragile and prone to tearing, thus requiring a technique sensitive to it's structure. Learn how to mount a large Chinese rice paper painting by watching this instructional frami ...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 : Make a Canon Shutter Release Cable

This article will show you how to make a shutter release cable for a Canon camera. It took me about half an hour once all of my materials were gathered. I came in at a total of about eight dollars. It has three switches and buttons. The black button on mine triggers the auto f ...more

How To : Make a wide-mouthed screaming face in Photoshop

Munch's The Scream is one of the world's most famous paintings, and at least since it was painted people have had a fascination with images of larger-than-life mouths screaming. This video will show you how to use Photoshop to create some cool screaming face effects, like maki ...more

How To : Hang Curtains Without Making Holes in the Wall

For anyone who lives in a space that may frown upon making holes in the walls, or for anyone who may not want to take on such a task, there's a simple alternative to hanging curtains or drapes. And the answer is brilliantly simple. Look no further than 3M Command hooks. Yes, ...more

How To : Paint Your Car's Interior for a Two-Tone Look

Painting your car's interior is a great way to enhance your driving surroundings and give you a new plush look. In most cases it can even increase the value of your car when you trade it in or sell it. You could spend hundreds, even thousands for changing or replacing your in ...more

How To : Beat Angry Birds level 3-14 with three stars

Level 3-14 of Angry Birds is sort of abstract, almost like a cubist painting. Oh Rovio, you're so good at game design. This video will show you how to beat level 3-14 with the full three stars, earning you the love and respect of all the other birds for sure.

How To : Make and arrange a painting palette

In this tutorial, we learn how to make and arrange a painting palette. First, you will need to buy a large palette that can handle a lot of different colors on it. Now, use the sides to add in the different colors that you are going to use. Use the middle of the palette to mix ...more

News : Vibrant Color Photography Challenge: Yellow

Oooh. Since I already eliminated myself, I can just fill up the corkboard. Ok. I really won't do that. But I had to share this one. I think this is my favorite abstract light painting. This was taken in Las Vegas. I think this was using lights from one of the hotels in the Man ...more

How To : Draw ceramic pots

The video is without voice. It describes abstract art. First a swirl of rings is formed which indicates potter's wheel. Four big pots of different styles are formed of which one has handles. Two earthen small shaped vessels with pointed tip is formed and also there is one very ...more

How To : Draw dragonflies in Chinese painting

In this video, we learn how to draw dragonflies in Chinese painting. Start out with rice paper, then soak your medium sized combination hair brush in water. Next, squeeze the moisture and then push the ink out. Now, position the brush so it's comfortable and touches the paper ...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 : Paint Bedroom Walls like a pro

To prepare a bedroom for walls to be painted, remove as much furniture and objects from the room. You can leave the larger furniture in the center of the room, covered. Fill in any holes or cracks in the wall with a patch. Also, remove any hardware or outlet plates from the wa ...more

How To : Do silk painting or batik

Jill Kennedy is the famous UK author of several books on her favorite art - silk painting. In this video, she demonstrates how wax is often preferential to gutta or other resists for it's ability to contain or hold colors. It can be used in larger areas while providing similar ...more

How To : Build a cool cardboard RC airplane

Model airplanes are cool and all, but making them out of your typical 8 1/2 X 11 printer paper isn't going to cut it for long, especially if any sort of rain or misplaced foot is involved. Make your awesome model airplanes even more awesome by crafting them out of sturdy cardb ...more

How To : Draw a panda bear with a Chinese painting brush

This video demonstration feature a young girl painting one of China's national icons: the Panda Bear. The paper she uses is covered in silver flakes, which give the piece a shiny, cartoonish quality. That is one happy looking little bear. Brushes: large wolf hair brush and a ...more

How To : Paint a wall landscape mural

A blank wall makes an excellent canvas for a large-scale mural to add a special and personal touch to any room. Follow along with the demonstrating artists as she transform the white wall into a landscape mural. When using latex house paints, be sure to create a design that do ...more

How To : Gain tonal values in your monochromatic painting

Monochromatic painting challenges you to take control of value and tone in your artwork. Learn how an oil painter approaches creating an underpainting, blocking in large areas of value, and working the details. Gain tonal values in your monochromatic painting. Click through to ...more

How To : Make a Buddhist Mandala

A Mandala is a sacred part of meditation. Instead of searching everywhere to purchase one, this tutorial will show you how to make your own, and feel spiritually closer to your creation. Used in Hindu and Buddhist meditation, a Mandala is a geometric sand painting whose patter ...more

How To : Remove water stains from walls and ceilings

Are you sick and tired of staring at that water damage on your ceiling? There’s no need to sleep staring at that annoying water spot on the ceiling when it's so easy to get rid of! Loose the spots with the easy steps listed in this video. You Will Need: • A bucket • Bleach ...more

How To : Paint your kitchen cabinets

Need a change? Brighten up your kitchen and give your cabinets a new look with a fresh coat of paint. In this tutorial, learn how to paint your kithcen cabinets a fast and efficient way. You Will Need: • A screwdriver • Grease-cutting cleanser • A sponge • Wood putty • A ...more

How To : Make a mask

We need a plaster roll, some vaseline,and a hair band. Put some vaseline under the eyes. Plaster the strips to 1/3 of an inch, dip it in the water and place it across the nose. Then take another strip, dip it in the water and place it across the earlier one. Take a larger stri ...more

How To : Make a hand-painted tie for Father’s Day

Handmade gifts are always appreciated. Hand painting ties can be wonderful, creative work, especially if it is for Dad on Father’s Day. You’ll make a keepsake he’ll treasure forever. You Will Need: • Fabric • Scissors • A tie pattern • Needle and thread • Wax paper • A ...more

How To : Choose the right frame for a picture

Stumped on what frame to use for your favorite piece of artwork or photo? The perfect frame will make your painting, photograph, or piece of artwork stand out on your wall. Here's how to find an ideal match. You Will Need: • A picture or other form of artwork • Measuring ta ...more

How To : Choose wall paint colors

Looking to spruce up your living room or bedroom? Learn to combine a vivid imagination with good paint sense to choose the right colors for your walls and feel good about your surroundings. You Will Need: • Knowledge about each room • Paint • Poster board Step 1: Think about ...more

How To : Design and draw with lead like an architect

Take a lesson in architecture from renowned architect Doug Patt by watching this video tutorial. If you want to learn about drawing and designing, without going to school, Doug's just the teacher. Watch to see how to design and draw with lead like an architect. In this episod ...more

How To : Create abstract art design principles

Abstract art may seem random but it often utilizes basic art and design theories. Learn more about making an abstract painting in this free art lesson from an art instructor. Part 1 of 23 - How to Create abstract art design principles. Create abstract art design principles - P ...more

Minecraft : Much to Do About Gardens

The order was given months ago: Build me a royal garden. and less poetically expanded, I dunno, with crops n stuff. Those were the words of my (formerly serial killer) uncle, whose castle sits in the middle of everything, requiring a garden fit for a king. The yard behind ...more

How To : Decorate a ceramic lamp base

In this video we learn how to decorate a ceramic lamp base with Simon Leach. First, grab a small paint brush and then apply paint to it. Once you have this, start to paint your chosen design onto the pot. Painting a leaf or a plant will be the most appropriate for a large jar ...more

How To : Mix and make paper mache

In this tutorial, we learn how to mix and make paper mache. To do this, you will need: flour, water, and a large mixing bowl. Start off by pouring the flour into the mixing bowl, then adding in warm water in the same amount as the flour. After this, mix it together until you h ...more

How To : Draw a large room with sectioned off spaces

When vanishing point perspective was first discovered in the early Renaissance, artists were astounded by how the draftsman tool was able to transform a flat, 2D space (that until then always looked like a flat, 2D space without perspective) into a believable 3D image. We've b ...more

How To : Draw abstract watermelons

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw abstract watermelons. First, draw a circle, followed by wavy lines coming out of it just like the sun. Next, draw half watermelon shapes all over the picture you just draw. Now, fill in the picture with yellow circles on the inside of the ...more

How To : Create your own functional green screen

This video tutorial show you how to make your own functional green screen to create special effects. If you try to isolate a subject on a film with a dynamic background there is a good chance to loose parts of the subjects during the process. By using a monochromatic backgroun ...more

How To : Transform into a doll for Halloween

1. Remove the old makeup and sealer. If you are working on a vinyl or resin doll, you can remove the makeup with a non-acetone nail polish remover. Afterward, wash the face well with soap and water. Work at any stubborn stains with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. 2. Sand the head, i ...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

Technology Begets Art : Google Earth Gets Trippy

Enter the warped geography of Clement Valla, a recent R.I.S.D. MFA graduate who fancies himself a sort of Google Earth preservationist. The artist's "Postcards from Google Earth, Bridges" series manipulates the software's alogrithmic mappings as an exploration of human/compute ...more

How To : Decorate a cardboard sun mirror

Decorate a Cardboard Sun Mirror- Acrylic Painting Project- Art and Craft Leona from Artists Resource demonstrates how to decorate a cardboard Sun Mirror. The items required are Marabu-Decorlack Acryl starter set of 6 acrylic gloss paints, a large sheet of cardboard, a ruler, a ...more

How To : Make a mini polymer clay waffle for a dollhouse

Garden of Imagination demonstrates how to make miniature blueberry polymer clay waffles for use in a doll house. Starting with a small ball of either ecru-colored clay, or pearl-white, you can blend in tiny black glass pebbles to resemble blueberries or raisins. The ball is th ...more

How To : Draw a stone angel in Photoshop

Stephanie Valentin teaches us how to draw a stone angel in Photoshop. You create a new document of 1100 x 200 pixels. You sketch the character with a black brush of 5 pixels and 100% of opacity on a new layer. Keep this layer of the whole painting process. Then create a new la ...more

How To : Paint with acrylics

Aspiring artists? Try your hand at painting with acrylic paints with this instructional video. Follow these tips & be on your way to creating a personal masterpiece. You Will Need: • A painting surface • Acrylic paint • Brushes • Gesso • Fine sandpaper • A medium • A p ...more

How To : Put on a puppet show

Whether you use shadow puppets or marionettes, put on a fanciful puppet show with these tips. Step 1: Decide on script Decide on the puppet show script you wish to use. Write your own dialogue for a creative, personalized touch, or use an already-written script. TIP: Puppet ...more

How To : Make a great witch costume

The witch is the blue-chip stock of Halloween costumes — reliable return, low risk. You Will Need * A long black dress * Black cloak or shawl * Pointy black shoes * Striped stockings * A witch's hat * Face paint or makeup * Black lipstick * Peppercorns * Green or black washabl ...more

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