This video features an old Chinese woman demonstrating how to write some Chinese calligraphy phrases. These phrases can be used to adorn paintings of some traditional Chinese painting subjects, which often feature such calligraphy. We are left to wonder how the host feels about deferring the teaching to his mother-in-law.
If you're a beginner to Chinese watercolor painter then you do have to do a little research and practice before you actually let your paintbrush hit the canvas. From using the right paint to the right brush, every single thing you employ for your art matters in the ultimate creation.
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.
Put down the paintbrush and the easel, you don't need them anymore. At least, if you're wanting to create some cool marble-like art pieces. In lieu of the normal painting supplies, grab some shaving cream and some food coloring and you can create some awesome marbleized artworks. See how!
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 smartphones or tablets.
Okay, just to clear things up before you head over to watch the video, duct tape painting does not involve grinding up little pieces of duct tape to make paint.
Merrill offers up some of this best tips for making your works of art more realistic. There's three very important strategies for improving your the lifelike quality of your drawings and paintings, and in this video, he demonstrates them for you.
Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those digital pictures into shape with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. In this episode, Ben shows you how to turn images into watercolor paintings in Photoshop.
If you are looking to improve your Photoshop skills by learning how to digital paint in it, this video shows you how to do it. To do this, open a new Photoshop canvas and select your brush to paint with. In this example the author shows how to paint a pear for demonstration purposes. You start by drawing a rough sketch, just using your paint brush and reference an image of a pear that you find in this tutorial. Now do the dark textured work on the non lighting side as shown in the video. Now ...
In Minecraft, the key to survival is building proper shelter for yourself to survive the nightly attacks by the creatures that roam the land. But whose to say that you can't spruce the place up a little bit? Notch has included a feature in the game that allows you create paintings using a few sticks and a piece of wool. In this video you will learn how to craft the paintings and also how to put them up and some of the random paintings that you can get.
Use the Photoshop art history tool to transform photos into paintings. This tip includes learning about creating filled layers, selecting custom brush sets, and changing advanced brush settings.
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.
San Francisco artist Klari Reis takes inspiration from science with her beautiful petri dish paintings. Entitled 'Petri Projects', Kari has posted one per day on her blog for the past year. A selection below, click through to view them all.
At age 32, Tetsuya Ishida apparently threw himself in front of a speeding train. No huge surprise given his exceedingly twisted paintings. To us, he seems to possess a certain internet sensibility. Precisely executed, bizarre, and dark in theme. We dig him.
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).
Loving Breakbot’s newest single, Baby I’m Yours, featuring Irfane. But I'm even more impressed by the music video. Created by Irina Dakeva (of Wizz Design), the rotoscope animation was tediously made with over 2,000 watercolor paintings. Check out motionographer's interview with Irina on her process. Previously, Björk Rides Magnificent Waves of Clay.
Pastel paintings lessons can help you learn how to paint still life objects and use color effectively. Learn how to paint with pastels in this free video series of pastel painting lessons.
Seascapes are a beautiful and interesting subject of oil paintings. Learn step by step techniques to oil painting in this free instructional video series.
Windmills are perfect subjects for watercolor paintings. Learn each step in detail to creating a beautiful watercolor windmill in this free instructional painting video series.
Landscape oil paintings are a great way to express your creativity and artistic talent. Learn how to paint a landscape with oil paints in this free art lesson video.
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, which compliments a modern, contemporary, abstract painting rather nicely.
You can paint just about anything you want in Chinese watercolor painting, but whether you're sketching out a fish or a crocodile, there exists a basic array of brushstrokes that you will use for any object.
Watch this demonstration of a spray paint layering technique. All you need is some gravel and spray paint to add a unique stenciling effect to the surface of your artwork. Use any object to create negative space with spray paint. Use this technique on collages, paintings, assemblage pieces, and clothing.
This two part video shows you the materials needed to mount a Chinese painting. Chinese brush work leaves finished paintings a bit wrinkled and wavy. You will need a specific mounting brush and all purpose flour to make a mounting paste.
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 student grade and inexpensive. You can get them all for under $15. Learn how to become a better painter & be sure to stay tuned in for all 6 chapters!
Looking for a fun and easy craft project to demonstrate your creative side? Learn how to make wood art paintings with expert tips in this free arts and crafts video series.
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.
Dive into the world of Chinese brush painting, a traditional art where each brush stroke of the painting is neither improved upon nor corrected. The artist must get it right from first to last stroke!
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. Learn how to mount a Chinese painting or sumi-e ink drawing by watching this video framing tutorial.
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 - Part 1 of 22.
Here's how to make the new Krylon cans spray like the old cans did so that you can tag, spray graffiti and do space paintings. The can's new nozzle effects how the paint sprays and can interrupt your art.
Impress others with your artistic skills by learning to paint a gypsy dancer on the computer. Construct a rough sketch line drawing of a girl dancing. Use a soft brush to airbrush some colors in. Use as few colors as possible. Don't worry about the value yet. This will be a basic map of what colors you want to use. Start adding darker colors in. Use a highlighter to add lighter colors. Use the soft edge brush to blend and a hard edge brush to define forms. Experiment to your liking. With this...
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.
In this tutorial, we learn how to use Prima Paintables paper. These are meant to watercolor on and are very thick pieces of paper. You can take a paint brush and open up a bunch of different paint colors. Start to paint your picture, then allow it to dry. When finished, you can spray a water bottle on it to bleed the picture and make it look unique and your very own. This is something that is fun to do and makes it easy to paint your own creations using this paper that is made just for painti...
How to Speedpaint using Digital Painting.
Carly Waito's beautifully rendered oil paintings of minerals totally inspire me to pick up a brush and start painting.
These hyperrealistic oil paintings by Pedro Campos are incredible. Inspired? Start small.
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.
It's perhaps every male Comic-Con geek's lecherous daydream: Pretty girls slathered in bodypaint, but not just any design or pattern. Superhero bodypaint—a crest of Superman slashed across the chest, a mysterious mask enclosing sultry eyes, a Spiderman hand clutching at… ugh, I just creeped myself out. I sound like I'm composing an Anaïs Nin novel for Marvel geeks. I'm going to stop now so you can scroll down and see for yourself.
Learn how to choose the colors and palette for your digital paintings in Photoshop.