Brighten up a rainy day with a beautiful painted umbrella. You'll stand out from the crowd, even in a downpour, if you follow this video's instructions on making stencils to decorate an umbrella. Heads will turn when you show off your fun design!
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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
Make art on a budget! The kids will have a blast making their own finger paints! You Will Need * 1/2 c. cornstarch * 1/2 tsp. salt * 2 c. cold water * Food coloring * 1 medium saucepan * Mini storage bowls with lids * 1 tbsp. glycerin Step 1: Mix ingredients in the saucepan M ...more
Painting on giant billboards on the side of buildings is a dying art form. This amazing documentary tells the story of some of these modern masters. More info to be found here.
This video was very informative and well planned. However, the video does become boring after the first two minutes. It will become easier for an individual to comprehend with this video if perhaps there are better examples that artists can relate too. Perhaps if the demonstra ...more
This week, Kenley Collins, of the Project Runway fame, shows us how to turn an old vintage skirt into a summer must have with fabric paints. Follow along with the tips in this how-to video, and revamp some of your own old clothes. Threadbanger is one of WonderHowTo's favorite ...more
Don’t panic if you’ve got a budding Picasso at home—cleaning crayon off of painted walls is simple. Check out this Howcast video tutorial on how to clean crayon marks off of painted walls. You Will Need * A clean white rag * A clean sponge * Liquid dish detergent * A bowl or ...more
In the plant world, not all things are green. This also is especially true for ferns. These plants can grow in a variety of different colors and differ from many other types as well. In this tutorial, you'll find out about the Japanese painted fern and how you can use it in y ...more
Photoshop is filled with all sorts of fun little tricks it can take hours just to use some of them. From the folded paper look, to a create an awesome stencil image, Photoshop can do so much! So in this tutorial, find out how to make a cool painted grunge border with the infam ...more
Carly Waito's beautifully rendered oil paintings of minerals totally inspire me to pick up a brush and start painting. Waito showed her series at Toronto's Narwhal Art Projects: "A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design with a degree in Industrial Design, Waito's ...more
Thread Heads bring you this cool tutorial from Andrew Hanson on making an awesome punk rock t-shirt out of an old shirt using spray paint and stencils.
Amazing new technology by PrintDreams—pocket-sized ink jet printer with a built-in digital camera. Swipe it across the page, and you have an instant print.
“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
Just like magic - incredible new project from Sweatshoppe in which video is "painted" onto a wall. Video demonstration below, (don't miss it! absolutely visually amazing). Process works as follows (Design Boom): "Sweatshoppe...uses video mapping techniques as a means of vide ...more
Who doesn't love a good alliteration? These postcards were painted in Paris between 1899 and 1910 and were supposed to imagine what Paris would be like in the year 2000. I think they were all right on the money, don't you? I wish they had captions so that we could tell what ea ...more
Augmented reality is expected to eventually change everything, and the prevailing view is that those changes will be for the better. The converse view, however, is that the technology will further erode privacy. A new Netflix film called Anon, starring Clive Owen and Amanda S ...more
Artist Felice Varini has been playing with the art of illusion since 1979. This piece takes on the incredible scale of an entire Swiss village. From Core77: "In Cercle et suite d'éclats, Varini...superimposes perfect circles on the town of Vercorin in the Swiss Alps. From i ...more
If print is a dying media, you might as well destroy books in the most beautiful way possible. Guy Laramée is a Montreal-based interdisciplinary artist who turns old books, such as the Encyclopedia Brittanica, into intricately-carved works of art using mostly a sand blaster a ...more
The fatal crash of Air France Flight 447 is one of the most tragic accidents in avionic history — while it also serves as a stark reminder of what can go wrong when humans rely too much on driverless vehicles. The tragic 2009 plane crash off the coast of Brazil involved an Ai ...more
Painting with watercolors doesn't have to be left to the experts! Now you can learn the basics, from supplies to techniques for creating interesting paintings in this free online art lesson on video about painting taught by expert Larry Dubitsky. Begin watercolor painting - Pa ...more
Have you ever screwed up a painting before? Beyond repair? Well, it might be able to be saved after all, at least, thanks to these tips from Merrill Kazanjian. He recently screwed up a dry brush color portrait of New York Yankee Captain Derek Jeter. He messed it up, but was a ...more
This video shows the artist beginning an oil painting by blocking in the sky and foreground underpainting. Part 1 of 3 - How to Do an oil painting from start to finish. Part 2 of 3 - How to Do an oil painting from start to finish. Part 3 of 3 - How to Do an oil painting from ...more
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
In this video series, the artist shows you from beginning to end all the steps for completing an oil painting, including blocking, underpainting, painting detail, trees and foliage, and finishing touches. Part 1 of 3 - How to Do an oil painting 'White Barn' from start to finis ...more
Polish your watercolor painting skills with this tutorial, which features tips on how to create several watercolor painting effects. You'll learn how to do a wash, a glaze, dry brush detailing, dropping color, and bleeding. Combine the methods together for a watercolor paint ...more
When fancy kicks started making their way into the indie scene, the art of custom leather shoe painting exploded. If you want to custom paint some kicks to show you creativity in this high-visibility area, watch this video for an in-depth guide to prepping any leather (not pat ...more
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
Sessions Online School of Fine Arts brings you this tutorial video on painting. Search WonderHowTo for Sessions Online School of Fine Arts for more art tutorials. This video art lesson demonstrates how to use color as value in the art of portrait painting.
Sessions Online School of Fine Arts brings you this tutorial video on painting. Search WonderHowTo for Sessions Online School of Fine Arts for more art tutorials. This video art lesson demonstrates how to do an underpainting for portrait painting.
draw a rooster India ink and watercolor on Chinese rice paper. This fluid style of painting takes lot of practice and does not allow for mistakes. Every brush stroke counts. Get out some newsprint to practice painting these majestic roosters.
Photoshopuniverse shows you how to simulate a watercolor painting on Photoshop. With this you can take any photo and make it look like it was a water color painting. Take any photo and then duplicate the layer 3 times including original. Focus on the first layer go to cut out. ...more
This clip presents detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to texture 3D objects with projection painting in Blender 2.5. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the looko ...more
Look like a Botticelli painting by radiating with glowing skin, rosy cheeks and nude lips. Catch up with makeup artist Sylvia Del Orto for the skinny on how to look like a goddess.
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
Woof woof! Face painting sure can liven up an otherwise tedious children's party, and few things get get the kids howling more than turning their face into a wolf! This simple how to shows the steps to create the base and work your way up to the finished scary product. Werewol ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to create stop motion light painting for animation First, you need to be outdoors in the dark or in a very dark room. Then, grab a still camera that can open a shutter for a long amount of time to capture the lighting. Next, lock the camera down ...more
Tired of boring solid or white walls? You don't have to pay for an expensive remodeling job! You can add some color and brighten up any room with this quick and helpful interior decoration tip. Use two or more colors to paint stripes on your walls and add a splash of color to ...more
This clip provides detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to texture a head with projection painting when working in Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the ...more
This series is the basic training you need to get up and running with Photoshop, so that you can be a better digital painter. Knowing how to use all the tools and options that pertain to digital painting, photomanipulation, and photo editing will save you lots of time, so it's ...more
With the release of Blender 2.49, comes the ability to stencil images onto your model via projection. This tutorial goes through the process of setting up your model and it’s UVs in order to “projection paint” your textures onto the model. Whether you're new to the Blender Fou ...more
Looking for face painting designs? Learn how to make a pirate, batman signal, rainbow, and Mardi Gras mask with face paints in this free video series about face painting ideas. Part 1 of 16 - How to Get face painting ideas. Get face painting ideas - Part 2 of 16. Click through ...more
Sometimes you will need a hammer to put together the stretchers for your canvas. Learn how to stretch and prepare a canvas for painting from a professional artist in this free video. Prepare a canvas for painting - Part 1 of 16. Click through to watch this video on expertvilla ...more
Animate drawings by scanning them and painting them on the computer. Learn how to scan and color hand-drawn animations using Adobe Photoshop and Flash in this free computer art lesson from a professor of animation and interactive media. Part 1 of 15 - How to Digitally ink and ...more
Learn how to stretch your paper and prepare it for painting in the watercolor style from this how-to video series. Pick up some techniques for watercolor, like wet on wet paint, using salt for texture, creating shadows, detailing, color choice, and finishing. Watch these video ...more
This video teaches the secrets of using acetate sheet to develop watercolor painting. Some tips of using acetate sheet to develop watercolor painting are: Acetate sheets will come to use mainly when painting flowers, nature, birds, animals, etc. (e.g., flower in this video). I ...more
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
Before you start a paint job you will need to prime the surface of the wall. Priming is necessary if the wall is a dark color or stained or bumpy at all. Once you've decided to prime and paint, check out this tutorial for advice on how to go about it. You Will Need • Dropclot ...more
In this video, we learn how to prepare surfaces before painting with Lowe's. First, you will need to place a drop cloth on the floor and apply painter's tape to all the outlets and spots you don't want paint to touch. After this, clean off the walls and remove all the dust and ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to understand artist tools for painting. The first tool is plastic, which can be use for great textures on the painting. Cheap brushes are great for painting in big spaces and fan brushes are great for painting wider widths. A badger hair brush w ...more
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
From Prime It Up and for the beginning painter comes an end to end tutorial about painting a 40K Space Ork. This sequence covers tools, mold lines, and their removal. Part 1 of 4 - How to Prepare a warhammer 40k mold for painting. Part 2 of 4 - How to Prepare a warhammer 40k ...more
Nikola Tesla. He was the man behind some of the greatest inventions of all time, including radio and alternating current. But perhaps his most visually fascinating invention is the Tesla coil. While maintaining a low current, it can produce dangerous high frequencies and volta ...more
Tim Carter demonstrates how to get professional painting results by caulking all cracks between woodwork and walls before painting. What are the most important tools when painting an interior wall? The paint brush or the paint roller? No, it is the caulk gun. The caulk gun is ...more
Chinese tradition has always honored lotus flowers. Essentially, the lotus flower represents peace, creativity and purity amid adverse surroundings. This is a perfect subject matter for sumi ink painting. Watch this instructional painting video to practice painting lotus flowe ...more
Watch this instructional painting video to draw a roaring tiger with India ink and water color on Chinese rice paper. This fluid style of painting takes lot of practice and does not allow for mistakes. Every brush stroke counts. Get out some newsprint to practice painting thes ...more
Since sumi-e ink paintings or any sort of painting on rice paper warp the surface and create waves, they can be quite complicated to frame. The fragility of the paper is also something to take into consideration, and requires a special technique that won't tear the painting. L ...more
Watch this instructional painting video to paint a dragon with India ink and watercolor on Chinese rice paper. This fluid style of painting takes lot of practice and does not allow for mistakes. Every brush stroke counts. Get out some newsprint to practice painting these majes ...more
Watch this instructional painting video to paint a tabby cat with India ink and watercolor on Chinese rice paper. This fluid style of painting takes lot of practice and does not allow for mistakes. Every brush stroke counts. Get out some newsprint to practice painting these ad ...more
Watch this instructional painting video to paint an orchid with India ink and watercolor on Chinese rice paper. This fluid style of painting takes lot of practice and does not allow for mistakes. Every brush stroke counts. Get out some newsprint to practice painting these beau ...more
Watch this instructional painting video to paint a hummingbird with India ink and watercolor on Chinese rice paper. This fluid style of painting takes lot of practice and does not allow for mistakes. Every brush stroke counts. Get out some newsprint to practice painting these ...more