In this video, we learn how to embellish a painted sky. To do this, use white paint and gray paint. Add some clouds with your paint brush and make them loose and puffy in the sky of a painting. Be very loose and let the blue shine through the white like a regular sky. Paint the tops of the clouds more white than the other parts and paint this throughout the entire picture. If you want to take off some of the embellishment, use blue paint to cover up some of the white you have painted on. This...
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 and some paint.
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 variety of finishes to aid bakers who want to make their cakes into artistic masterpieces.
Raid the thrift stores and the hardware stores and turn something that's old and useless into invaluable works of art. Armed with markers and your own artistic skills you can change fussy old dinner plates into something worth eating on. Watch this video to learn more about how to make painted plates and tiles with ceramic paint pens. Give the gift of your genius, and spread the smiles around.
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.
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.
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 infamous software. Enjoy!
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.
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.
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!
Carly Waito's beautifully rendered oil paintings of minerals totally inspire me to pick up a brush and start painting.
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 each one is supposed to be. Some are so odd that I have no idea what's going on.
This is a super-fun and easy homemade gift idea, or you can use it to expand your own accessories collection!
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to open a painted shut window. This can be a challenging ordeal depending on the condition and age of the window. Open a painted shut window.
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.
Everybody loves dogs, but not everybody can own one. Although… everyone can own and enjoy a painted dog. And if you want to learn how to paint a puppy dog yourself, this is the video tutorial for you. Make sure to pause the video after each step and look at the screen every few seconds while you are drawing.
Body painting isn't just art, it's sexy. More and more people are shedding their clothes and adding some paint for a new shocking look that is bound to drop jaws. If you're not into being painted into a Picasso, then maybe you'd like to try your hands on the other side of the paint brush…
In this video, we learn how to watercolor paint a California barn. To start, you will take a small painted brush and start to paint the outline of the barn. next, you will dip the brush into different colors to create the inside of the barn and the details on the outside of it. Once you're finished painting the barn, start to paint the scenery that is around the barn. Use greens to paint in hills and then paint a fence with animals inside. Continue to add in additional details until you're fi...
In this Fine Art video tutorial you will learn how to paint an ocean in your composition from Angeline-Marie Martinez, a professional artist. She shows one of the ways of painting an ocean in this clip. Her canvas is already painted with a back ground of the sky on top and water at the bottom. Her palette has a lot of colors like light and dark shades of blue, green and white. Take some white paint on the brush and pick up some of the other colors as well and paint on the canvas. The waves of...
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). In this case first finish painting the flower and some easy parts. Now painting the weeds is difficult as you may find it tough to get it in the right area. Now you can place an acetate on top of your painting and draw th...
Check out this video to learn how to paint the Goering Cymbidium. Cymbidium is the basic object that the Sumi-e painter must learn at first.
In this video, Angela Sage Larsen talks about arts and crafts paint projects, specifically how to prepare the glass to be painted.
Sebastian Kruger is a German artist known for his "star caricaturist" paintings: stylistically exaggerated, realistically painted portraits of pop icons. My personal favorite depicts the classic Clint Eastwood stance (as Harry Callahan: Go ahead! Make my day!). Scroll below for the Stones, Tom Waits, Michael Jackson and 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).
Chris Lilly grills chicken in this video. First, grab your whole chicken and brush olive oil onto the entire chicken. Now, place a dry rub of different spices onto the outside of the chicken as well as on the inside. When you are finished seasoning, grill the chicken at 300 degrees for around two hours. If you don't have a rotisserie, grab a can of beer and place it into the chicken, then sit it on the grill and cook it until the chicken is finished. You can also cook the chicken while cut in...
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 making the mouth huge and distorted or even making it cover the entire face! The effects are cool and easy, so try it!
Petrilude brings you this Halloween makeup tutorial on how to create a look based on Tim Burton's movie 'The Corpse Bride'. Petrilude only did her face, but he HIGHLY suggests if you do this Halloween Corpse bride look, that all exposed skin is painted to match the face! Corpse bride is a hot look for your Halloween party.
This video provides an introduction to building 15mm scale buildings for Warhammer or miniature dioramas. Simulate roofing shingles and with small pieces of cardboard. Create a haunted scene with real spider webs. Preserve tiny spider webs with a protective spray or make miniature spider webs out of milkweed. Build small scale grapevines with toothpicks, wire, and painted leggy moss.
If you loved The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, then listen up— there's been a new discovery found hidden within Leonardo da Vinci's most famous painting— the Mona Lisa.
Salvador Dali was a crazy old man, and we mean that in the most respectful way possible. He was, of course, the artist who painted the back of his wife's head exploding like a nuclear mushroom bomb. Exploding heads aside, he created some groundbreaking, ingenious works of art still heralded today, including the "Mae West Room."
Angelina Jolie is our hero. After all, she is a humanitarian, a loving mother of six, an Oscar-winning actress, and as of yet the only female actress out there who can play a usually male-centric spy role and be an action movie star without any sort of gender bias. Oh yeah, and she's the most gorgeous woman in the world.
This video shows the viewer how to make a UNA box from pieces of hardwood, and 2 pieces of dowel. The box is made by building the normal box from the wood. The lid is then secured using a large piece of dowel so that it can pivot. Additionally to the first large dowel another smaller piece of dowel is secretly added to stop the box opening this has to be removed for it to open so makes it harder for intruders to open. The box can then be sanded, painted and used to hide small objects!
Systm is the Do-It-Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. They will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. In this DIY episode, see how to custom spray paint your project, laptop, or PC.
This is the ultimate guide to drawing correct human proportions. If you've always had trouble with it in high school art class or in art school, this video condenses all the information into a tight package that's fun and easy to understand. This will uncover all the tricks to human proportions for figure drawings.
This is a step by step tutorial on stencil painting your walls, brought to you by The Home Depot. Beginning with a brief description of the art of stenciling, you are then shown the materials you will need to proceed. Next, you are shown how to prepare your room and surfaces. The goal will be to use a single stencil in multiple positions. The stipple method of application is stressed to achieve a multi-dimensional application. Two colors are used to give the added dimension of shadow to the i...
Both Biedermeier and post-impressionist artists painted and sculpted in 19th century Vienna. Learn about a few famous artists with this free art history video series.
By using LEDs that only put out a little light the eyes can be lit in dim room light but still appear white, the moment the eyes are in shadow they glow bright red. Watch this video tutorial to see how to make glowing LED creature costume eyes for your film or costume project.
During the Fall 2010 runway shows there were a bunch of crazy makeup looks, but perhaps the most unique look was the two-tone lipstick worn by models on the Nanette Lepore catwalk.
In this tutorial, we learn how to apply veins to a reborn baby doll. Gather up all your materials, then mix the proper paint for the veins. After you're finished mixing, use a very fine tip brush to add the veins onto the baby's chest and stomach. Use a sponge to dab onto the paint after you have painted the veins onto them. When finished with the chest area, start to apply the veins to the limbs of the baby. Continue to do this until you have painted realistic veins on all the appropriate pa...