Steampunking Nerf guns by painting them is a pretty common practice among Steampunks, but unfortunately, the really amazing-looking ones involve literally taking the gun apart, painting it, and then screwing it all back together.
Watch this instructional painting video to paint bamboo using sumi-e ink and Chinese rice paper. This fluid method of painting does not allow much room for mistakes. Every brush stroke counts. You should go look at some real bamboo to absorb a real sense of the plant. Spirit and technique are required to paint bamboo in the traditional style.
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!
Painting a room is pretty easy stuff: just add a layer or two of primer if your wall color is extremely dark or has crack and bumps, and then load on a few layers of paint.
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.
This video tutorial shows how to mount a large Chinese rice paper painting. Rice paper is extremely fragile and prone to tearing, thus requiring a technique sensitive to it's structure. Learn how to mount a large Chinese rice paper painting by watching this instructional framing video.
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.
Unlike many other video painting tutorials which are time lapse speed painting set to music, these lessons will actually teach you how to make a finished painting. These pieces will be small, simple and easy to follow. You may take bits and pieces of these lessons and apply them to your own work or feel free to follow along and create your own version of this painting. Learn how to paint a landscape painting by watching this instructional painting video.
Seascapes are a beautiful and interesting subject of oil paintings. Learn step by step techniques to oil painting in this free instructional video series.
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.
If you are a seasoned veteran or a newcomer to digital painting in Adobe Photoshop CS3, making lips look great can be tough. In this great three-part video series, Neil Fontaine goes into great detail in each video, showing the amount of detail required to create great looking lips including different lighting and shading required to get the right amount of sheen off the lips.
Datong Xu currently teaches Chinese calligraphy and painting in Tucson, AZ. Watch this instructional painting video to paint the symbol of eternity in Chinese calligraphy. The eternity character also means, "flowing water". In Chinese art aesthetics, calligraphy and painting are of common origin.
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.
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.
These pastel painting lessons can help you learn painting basics such as sketching, choosing color and framing. Learn how to paint with pastels in this free video series of pastel painting lessons.
Expand your encaustic wax painting skills through new techniques and materials in this free online art lesson about encaustic wax painting techniques taught by expert John Vandebrooke.
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.
Ever wanted to try encaustic wax painting? Here's your chance!! Learn the supplies, techniques and use for this innovative art technique in this free online art lesson taught by expert John Vanderbrooke.
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.
Watercolor painting is a great way to bring any artistic design to life. Learn how to paint an orchid using watercolors from a professional artist in this free painting video series.
Painting with watercolors is a great way to bring any artistic design to life. Learn how to paint a house and church watercolor painting from a professional artist in this free painting video series.
Painting tips and techniques for creating depth, dimensions, and layers in a mural. Learn how to paint a wall mural with art lessons from this free video series.
Watercolor painting is a great hobby for expressing creativity and creating beautiful art. Learn about the basics of watercolor painting in this free art lesson video series.
Painting on porcelain is done best with squirrel hair paint brushes and Copaiba mixed paint. Learn how to paint on porcelain in this free video series.
Glass painting is both beautiful and easy to learn. In this free online series of instructional art lessons, learn how to paint on glass and everything you need from supplies to techniques, all taught by expert Jason Painter.
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 final layer.
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 landscape painting by using PaintShop Pro to add some island inhabitants.
Watch this instructional painting video to paint a rose using the wet-in-wet method of watercolor painting 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 beautiful rose petals.
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.
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…
Watch this instructional painting video to paint a hot red peony with watercolors 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 beautiful peony flowers.
Watch this instructional painting video to paint a dragon with India ink and watercolor on Chinese rice paper. Use negative space to create a ghostlike effect. 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 dragons.
Watch this instructional painting video to paint a Boston terrier 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 cute terrier dogs.
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 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...
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 will be best for painting tails on canvas and different types of papers. A synthetic brush is very easy to clean and perfect for oil or acrylic paint. A hair dryer is a tool that is great to speed up the drying time of pa...
In this video Teddy Zane shows you how to paint a guitar with spray paint. It begins by painting the whole guitar with one color of flat paint, and then creating a panel where you want the picture, out of tape. Next lay your picture on top of the tape and use a scalpel or razor to cut out the design as a template carefully ensuring you do not cut the guitar, only the image and the tape. Once the entire image is cut, pull off the tape to expose the guitar beneath. Cover the rest of the guitar ...
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...
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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 painting tutorials and learn how to watercolor a pre-drawn painting.