The Art of War

News : Iraq War Inspires Highly Explosive Art

Photographer Sarah Pickering's explosion series are about more than just little boy fun... Via the Aperture Foundation: "Sarah Pickering identifies England's entry into the war in Iraq as the inspiration for her Explosion series. Pickering photographed the tactical use of co ...more

How To : Engage in a Guerrilla Marketing War

Warfare strategies have become an inspiration to different marketing professionals, many of them drawing influence from Sun Tzu’s Art of War. This ancient Chinese text provided treaties on how to effectively manage resources, tactical positioning, and timing attacks. It also s ...more

How To : Paint a lightsaber and a poster for Star Wars

In the second part of creating the Style D One Sheet movie poster for REVENGE OF THE SITH, Artist Matt Busch begins painting and takes you through the complete process. Learn how to paint a light saber from Star Wars by watching this video art tutorial.

How To : Draw a Wookiee or Chewie from Star Wars

In addition to going over sketchbooks, this video tutorial focuses on all things Wookiee, and shows tricks on how to render a drawing without even a photo reference to look at. Learn how to sketch Star Wars by watching this how-to art video.

How To : Draw a Star Wars poster with colored pencils

As artist Matt Busch completes drawing the 30th Anniversary STAR WARS poster, you'll see great tips on how to render color, texture, and details with colored pencils you can't otherwise get with a brush. Learn how to draw Star Wars with this instructional art technique video.

How To : Create a string figure Pillars of the Sun

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string figure titled Pillars of the Sun. Song: Megadeth - Holy War. Browsing the International String Figure ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

News : Art as a Weapon

Although most religions have inspired a variety of art, Buddhism seems to have a special relationship with the arts. Something about the endless circle of birth and rebirth seems to intrigue the minds of artists. Of course even if the art is not directly related to Buddhism, t ...more

News : Will Kidult Wage a Graffiti Civil War?

MOCA's Art in The Street gallery was one of the first large scale street art related museum shows ever. It's not a point of debate whether this did or did not bring street art to a much wider audience, it most certainly did. It united the old graffiti artist of the seventies w ...more

News : Do the Do!

We are embarking upon a new year. As usual, some of us will make "resolutions." There isn't anything wrong with setting goals for the year. It's actually a good idea. It may help focus the energy we bring to life. A karateka may be excused if he or she makes only one resolutio ...more

News : Farmville Craze Extends to Cake Art

Internet culture loves many things, but there are two web crazes in particular that always grab my attention: the notoriously addictive facebook game, Farmville, and the insane art of cake decorating. We've posted quite a few amazing cakes in the past - the ultra realistic ba ...more

How to Play Battlefield : Bad Company 2 - Ch. 12: Airborne

This is it. The last one. The last mission in Battlefield Bad Company 2. Airborne. This is where you and your unit finally find the scalar weapon. If you're scared of heights though, this might be the most terrifying mission of all, with a freefall plummet down to the Earth's ...more

How to Play Battlefield : Bad Company 2 - Zero Dark Thirty

Check out this guide to Battlefield Bad Company 2, the mission entitled Zero Dark Thirty. Find the M-Com Stations and destroy them, but stay alert for all enemies. Watch this video walkthrough to learn how to complete the Zero Dark Thirty mission in Bad Company 2 on the PS3. ...more

How to Play Battlefield : Bad Company 2 - Sangre Del Toro

The first thing you need to do in this mission on Battlefield Bad Company 2 is to hop out of the copter and get in the sand buggy and head to your marked location. You'll need to locate and head to each station on the map: Bravo Base Station, Charlie Base Station, and Alpha Ba ...more

How to Play Battlefield : Bad Company 2 - Snowblind

Make your way to the crash site in this mission on Battlefield Bad Company 2. You'll need to protect the crashes satellite from RPGs and enemy fire. Then you need to destroy yet another M-COM Station, so make sure you're ready. Watch this video walkthrough to learn how to comp ...more

How to Play Battlefield : Bad Company 2 - Crack the Sky

Crack the Sky in this mission on Battlefield Bad Company 2. Use the minions on the helicopter to to take care of your enemies below, and once you kill them all, the copter will drop you off where your real mission starts. Make sure to destroy the M-Com Station. Watch this vide ...more

How to Play Battlefield : Bad Company 2 - Upriver

In Mission 4 (Chapter 3) of Battlefield Bad Company 2, you need to first take care of the sniper. You can only fire the sniper rifle during the thunder, or you'll automatically lose the mission. So make sure you have sniper sensibility in this mission. Watch this video walkthr ...more

How to Play Battlefield : Bad Company 2 - Heart of Darkness

This is the third mission in Battlefield Bad Company 2 called the Heart of Darkness, where you need to follow your unit through the ruined village. But first you have to survive the helicopter ride with the hippy pilot. You need to destroy the M-COM stations to succeed in this ...more

How to Play Battlefield : Bad Company 2 - Operation Aurora

At the very beginning of Battlefield: Bad Company 2, you and your squadron are floating down a river behind enemy lines. At first, you're just watching and learning, then you finally gain some control and learn how to use your weapons and make your way around the battlefield. ...more

News : Build Your Own AT-AT Imperial Walker Snow Sculpture

It's been a legendary year for snow art. First there was the Eiffel Tower penis. Then the crash-landed AT-AT. Then the beautiful snowdecahedron and the skull-shaped igloo fortress. Found on Unreality Mag, the latest newsworthy snow sculpture is every Star Wars-loving little ki ...more

How To : Draw Obi-Wan from Star Wars

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw Obi-Wan from Star Wars. Begin by drawing a circle for the head and rectangular shape for the jaw. Then draw a line 1/3 way across the circle. Draw the eyes on the line and the nose just underneath the line. Now draw 2 lines fro ...more

How To : Make a custom Lego Jango Fett minifigure

Jango Fett and his father Boba from Star Wars are arguably the two most famous bounty hunters in all of modern Western art. This video will teach your how to make a custom Lego minifigure of Jango, using only simple hobby tools and patience. This is one of the more difficult L ...more

How To : Origami a Star Wars X-wing fighter

Looking for a geeky craft project? With this guide, you'll learn how to make a paper X-wing fighter with origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. These instructions are based on diagrams by Philip Schulz. You'll start from the origami frog base which you can fin ...more

News : Asteroids

This is fan art for a movie that has been announced but I don't think the script is even written. Universal has won a four-studio bidding war to win the film rights to the classic Atari video game Asteroids. Newcomer Matthew Lopez, who came out of Disney’s writing program and ...more

How To : Draw Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars

Seven easy basic art methods and steps to drawing Anakin Skywalker. The first 1-3 steps illustrates the basic drawing methods for the human head shape, and line placement for a basic human head. The fourth step illustrates basic drawing of the eyes, nose, mouth and ears. Step ...more

HowTo : Drink Your Own Pee (Safely)

For my sake, for your sake, for everyone's sake: I hope it never comes to this, but you never know. Dire times call for dire measures. Robert Xyster, an Iraq war vet and survivalist instructor, explains the why and how behind urine consumption: "It’s called Urophagia -- the ...more

How to Walkthrough Darksiders : Eden

Eden In the Xbox 360 game Darksiders, consists of the Shadow War. This is a small part of the game and shouldn't take too long. After a brief scene, you'll find yourself in Eden. Follow the path and open the Soul Chest and the Soul Chest along the way. Continue to the circular ...more

How to Walkthrough Darksiders : Black Throne - Straga Fight

Fighting Straga is the main boss fight In the Xbox 360 game Darksiders - The Black Throne. Can you beat him? Quickly shoot a portal onto one of the floor stations in front of Straga. Watch his mace carefully and you'll see another orange portal point on the side of it. Shoot a ...more

How to Walkthrough Darksiders : Journey to the Dry Road

After dealing with the Chronomancer in Darksiders for the Xbox 360, you'll have to make your way to the Dry Road where you'll immediately encounter Wingrocks. Continue up the tunnel and defeat the Fleshburster that waits for you. Once he's been dealt with, open the Soul Chest ...more

How to Walkthrough Darksiders : Journey to the Iron Canopy

To get out from the Soul Bridge in the Ashland of Darksiders on the Xbox 360, you should watch this video to make sure you do it without getting killed. Make your way up the western rocky ramp and head due west to find the Soul Bridge. Approach it riding Ruin and you'll be abl ...more

How to Walkthrough Darksiders : Iron Canopy - Fight Silitha

If you can't beat Silitha in the Xbox 360 video game Darksiders, then perhaps you should check out this video on accomplishing just that. Silitha is a gigantic and ugly spider-like creature that dwarfs War. She can teleport around the arena and likes to appear directly above W ...more

How to Walkthrough Darksiders : Drowned Pass - Wrath of War

Chaos reigns in this Shadow Arena Challenge of the Drowned Pass on the Xbox 360 game Darksiders. You need to enter the Shadow Realm and defeat four portals to free Vulgrim. For Wrath of War, you must kill 30 enemies using the destructive power of War's Chaos Form within the t ...more

How to Walkthrough Darksiders : Drowned Pass - Defender

Kill in the Defender Shadow Arena Challenge in the Drowned Pass on the Xbox 360 game Darksiders. You need to enter the Shadow Realm and defeat four portals to free Vulgrim. For Defender, you must keep at least one Undead Soldier alive throughout the time limit (5:00). Here yo ...more

How to Walkthrough Darksiders : Choking Grounds - Venomous

Prepare for battle in the Shadow Arena Challenge in the Choking Ground on the Xbox 360 game Darksiders. Meet the requirements of each portal to free the Tormented Gate so that you may proceed. For Venomous, you must kill 50 enemies before War's infected health depletes. Insta ...more

How to Walkthrough Darksiders : The Hollows - Fight Griever

Prepare for the boss fight against Griever in the Hollows on the Xbox 360 game Darksiders. The idea here is for you to punch the flatbed train car into the Griever to topple the beast so you can reach his weak spot, that blue spot on it's belly. The problem is however, various ...more

How to Walkthrough Darksiders : The Hollows - Griever

You need to give the Griever's heart to Samuel in this level in the Xbox 360 game Darksiders, The Hollows - Griever. The Beholder door will lead you to a long tunnel where a massive creature called the Torture Coil likes to nab helpless souls who pass by with its giant tentacl ...more

How to Walkthrough Darksiders : Twilight Cathedral - Tiamat

Get ready for the boss fight of your lifetime in the Xbox 360 game Darksiders. In the boss fight in Twilight Cathedral, spar against Tiamat. When you reach the bat queen Tiamat she will take offf into the air immediately. Quickly dash to the Inert Bomb Growth around the edge o ...more

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