When Halloween comes around it's easy to give in to the rampant orange and black decor paraded at every drugstore and mass retailer. But if you truly want a unique decoration for the spooky holiday, consider watching this tutorial to learn how to make a glow-in-the-dark portra ...more
Painting Portraits with Acrylic
Acrylic paintings of the human face are a great form of artistic expression. Paint acrylic portraits with tips from an illustrator in this free video series on art and painting. Part 1 of 15 - How to Paint portraits with acrylic. Paint portraits with acrylic - Part 2 of 15. Cl ...more
Watch this painting tutorial and learn a method to paint acrylic paintings using an imaging editing program called Gimp. No drawing skills required. If you want to learn how to use acrylic paint but don't want to spend a ton of cash on supplies, here's how. The supplies are st ...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
In this video series, watch as artist Carolyn Travisano teaches how to d acrylic painting on feathers. Learn how to choose the feathers, choose brushes, choose paint, how to get inspiration, how to prepare the paint pallet, how to design a layout, how to fill in colors, how to ...more
This tutorial will show you what you need to get started with acrylic painting and how to quickly produce some simple but effective paintings on a wide variety of surfaces - and not just with paint brushes either! Paint different things with acrylic paint. Click through to wat ...more
Painting on a cake may seem counterintuitive, since the paint that most of us are familiar with is acrylic or watercolor paint, both of which are way toxic. But the project in this video uses an entirely different type of paint: cake paint. Cake paint is edible and comes in a ...more
Spring-loaded clothespins are used for more than just clothes. If you looked in anyone's home, you'll see these springy wooden clothespins used for things like chip clips, photo holders and even for attaching sports cards on bicycle spokes. They're even used in the film indust ...more
This introduction to acrylic painting will help you decide what paints you need to get started. Cy Porter of Solomation.com gives seasoned advice on thich acrylic paints to choose.
Check out this video to learn how to paint in acrylic paints. This video with Bob Davies is an introduction to acrylic painting.
This painting tutorial demonstrates how to make a painting of an eye with acrylic paint. Use a photograph as a reference. Begin with light washes of paint, and slowly lay down more paint mixed with liquid medium or drying retardant. Use small amounts of blending color as a fin ...more
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
Artist Matt Busch finally begins the color painting process, showing how to lay in your under-painting with acrylic washes. The episode also touches on 'procrastination' (let's face it, a common artist trait) and even covers using an Air-Brush! Learn how to paint Star Wars by ...more
This video is a demonstration of painting a landscape using acrylics.
Tim Carter demonstrates why acrylic house paint is one to consider for your home. Tim points out how the painting process is and should be the cheapest part of home remodleing, but if you use the wrong paint you will be repainting too soon. The video uses an exterior house pai ...more
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
First of all to make a glass you need to find a bottle, preferably a gallery glass bottle. Take off the top lid from its pointed top. Clean this cap and if you put it inverted it appears just like a miniature glass. The tutor advises to use empty bottles' caps for making the g ...more
Learn how to stretch fine art canvas paintings with a gallery wrap. Instruction is provided by master acrylic artist Ginger Cook in this video painting tutorial. Watch this instructional video and start stretching your own fine art canvases.
Merrill Kazanjian has this painting tutorial which shows the process of his Hawaiian landscape mixed media painting. Follow along with the video and try to learn some of the painting techniques Merrill uses. He uses acrylic paint and at the end, puts his own twist on a boring ...more
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
Curious about acrylic paints and how to apply them to your fantasy-inspired works of art? Get some tips from a professional! This tutorial hosted by Ed Beard, an internationally reknown fantasy artist known for his published works in Magic the Gathering and Tolkien takes us th ...more
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
This instructional painting video demonstrates how to create texture and layers to a mixed media painting using Bitumen and glue. You will also need acrylic paint, contact glue, a spray paint, rust protector, and some type of thinner. Experiment with these materials to generat ...more
This video demonstrates how to create an artwork using ordinary aluminum foil from your kitchen. This technique is good for those people who have no inspiration of what to paint but want to be creative. This collage technique is a fun way for beginners to experiment with textu ...more
Watch this instructional painting video to begin painting on plexiglass. Create some cool effects using spray paint, paint thinner, acrylic paint. Make marks and unique textures using your finger, scratching tools and stencils.
Watch this instructional painting video to create a water like effect on the surface of canvas, wood or paper. Use acrylic paint and a spray bottle with some paint thinner. Spray the turpentine onto wet paint and watch the paint separate into shapes that look like the surface ...more
Gunmetal gray is one of the coolest, most biker-chic finishes out there when it comes to jewelry making. If you enjoy working with filigree pieces in your bracelets and necklaces, why not make them less granny fantastic and more urban chic by adding a nickel-free gunmetal fini ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to paint aluminum siding. Steps: 1. Rub siding with cloth to check for powdery paint pigment and mildew. 2. Cover ground and nearby shrubs with drop cloths. 3. Test old siding paint for lead using a lead test kit; if lead is p ...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
If you were impressed by the previously featured Pedro Campos, then check out these photorealistic acrylic paintings by Campos' equally apt colleague, Tom Martin. Mind-blowing. Previously, Nope, This Is NOT a Black and White Photograph. Painting or Photograph?
In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to use markers & water to create a watercolor stamp look. You can use rubber and acrylic stamp for this. You will need water based markers, minimister and card stock. Select you stamp and color it with markers as you woul ...more
The Lost Thing is a lovely short written by Shaun Tan and co-directed by Tan and Andrew Ruhemann (executive producer of the fantastic doc My Kid Could Paint That). Based on the award-winning children’s book of the same title (also by Tan), the piece was created over a span of ...more
Sandra Scheetz Wise discusses the differences between painting with water colors, oils , and acrylics then goes over why she likes acrylics and shows you how to paint with them. Part 1 of 15 - How to Paint with acrylic paint. Paint with acrylic paint - Part 2 of 15. Click thro ...more
In this acrylic painting tutorial, learn the basics of how to paint, with acrylic painting tips and techniques for beginners, including painting instructions and an acrylic painting demonstration. Expert painter Melody Mann demonstrates how to use various art supplies and tool ...more
In this series of expert videos, you will receive an introduction to acrylic painting. Expert Kristine Mueller will show you what types of art supplies you'll need to get started and where to buy them. She demonstrates how to pick the best brushes and paints, shows you how to ...more
This tutorial talks you through the vital processes of painting: color mixing and color choice. Although the artist is about to paint an oil, this tutorial is applicable to all color mediums from pastel to watercolor, acrylic, and gauche.
Looking to get seriously tatted up? Your best bet is probably to head Down Under. Meet Steve Butcher, a New Zealand native who is changing the tattoo game in a big way. While there are a lot of amazing artists out there, the level of detail Butcher is able to achieve is truly ...more
More than a year after Harley Quinn made her splash in the summer of 2016, her popularity has not waned one bit. According to Google Trends, the Harley Quinn costume remains ever popular, trailing only Wonder Woman in searches. These two DC Comics characters provide a powerful ...more
This tutorial will show you how to customize a Monster High doll using a My Little Pony Equestria Girls Mini. Watch this video to see how it is done. When you are done painting your custom doll, add a thin layer of Mod podge to seal the paint. Materials used include: Air dry ...more
If you've ever wanted to see a selfie stick in centuries old works of art, now's your chance. The Art Gallery of Ontario is launching an exhibit called "ReBlink." The exhibit uses augmented reality to give modern updates to their paintings which visitors can see through their ...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.
In this hilarious episode, Matt Busch continues the painting process as he pays tribute to the legendary Bob Ross in The Joy of STAR WARS Painting. See how Matt paints with thicker, opaque acrylics, with tips like using a toothbrush to create texture. Learn how to paint Star W ...more
Part 1 of a three part video showing how to paint a tranquil harbourside scene in acrylics. Part 1 deals with the composition and tonal values. Part 2 continues by adding the base colours and developing aerial perspective. Part 3 concludes with the details and highlights. Part ...more
Adding a patina to brass stampings is what gives it an aged, beautifully vintage look. If you've never worked with patinas before, then check out this jewelry crafting video to learn about how to use different types of patinas - including resin and acrylic paint - to make a fl ...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 what is needed in preparation for portrait painting.
Got an old pair of Nikes or other sneakers lying around? Learn how to customize your shoes and paint your own designs and graphics on them. You'll need acetone to treat the sneakers and water-based acrylic paint.
Merrill is quite the artist, but he, like everyone else, must "draw" from inspiration. And he has discovered a new technique from Igor Kazarin's YouTube channel Portrait Drawing. In this video, he'll cover this technique as he shows you how to create a Nelson Mandela portrait ...more
This video is a demonstration of painting two horses in a modernist style using oil paints. Watch and learn the techniques the artist uses to create this work of art.
The colors on a dead fish can get a bit dull, but a little bit of acrylic paint will add a life-like vibrancy to the stuffed taxidermy mount. The demonstrator walks through the steps of adding fresh and realistic color to a perch mount with the help of some paint. Watch this v ...more
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
The video Photoshop painting tutorial shows a great technique for creating a beautiful portrait as well as some great general tips for painting in general. Learn how to paint a digital portrait on Photoshop by watching this instructional video.
Oil painting is an artistic process that involves using pigments bound with a medium of drying oil. Learn to paint the portrait of a young girl from a professional artist in this free painting video. Part 1 of 49 - How to Paint a portrait of a girl in oils. Paint a portrait of ...more
Painting a portrait requires good brushes, many colors of paint, and a lot of practice in painting. Learn essential painting techniques to help you learn how to paint an alternative portrait in this free video series of painting lessons. Part 1 of 17 - How to Paint an alternat ...more
If you want to capture your pet in an oil-based portrait, this video series will help guide you along the way as you paint your animal masterpiece. In the video below, get started by learning about all of the supplies you'll need for drawing pet portraits. To see the other vid ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to paint a portrait. Start off by having a subject to draw, then hold your paint brush loosely. Start to outline the face of the subject, then paint in the facial features. Shade around the eyes and cheekbones, and add the ears to the face. Use t ...more
This video discusses how to emboss using acrylic paints, like faux plastic. What you need is cardstock paper, acrylic paints of at least two colors, an embossing folder, embossing ink, foam brushes, plastic, and clear embossing powder. Place your white cardstock on the plastic ...more
Watercolor is a great way to paint all sorts of subjects. If you want a portrait of a friend, a model, or even yourself, let Sheldon be your guide as he walks you through the step by step process on how to use watercolor to paint a face.
This video demonstrates how to spray paint realistic rock faces on hills and mountains using acrylic paint washes. The process is easy and enhances model train track backgrounds.
If you enjoy creating vintage inspired jewelry, then there's no way you can get around not using brass stampings. Already infused with a rusty colored hue, they're very antique-looking and their colors can be altered. Check out this jewelry crafting video to learn how to color ...more