This video shows Trevor Waugh doing what he does best in watercolor painting- …florals. With an entertaining and energetic approach Waugh deliberately and structurally takes to the paper with a variety of brushes to come to an eventual unveiling of a classic floral painting. This video tutorial is accompanied by an original soundtrack also composed by the artist Trevor Waugh, and creates a very relaxing painting experience. Follow his techniques and you won’t go far wrong. Pay attention to his color choices and in which order the watercolors are applied. Beautiful stuff.
A very beautiful drawing of a traditional graphite drawing of the endangered Panthera uncia (Snow Leopard)
Here the artist draws the most amazing picture. From the very start as the picture starts to emerge it, grabs your attention, because it is so life like. The video has been sped up, but the whole thing from start to finish took 17 hours to draw.
The materials are quite simply just graphite pencils, along with rubbers and blenders for shading.
The artist however only started to film this after she had started drawing it, so a lesson for everyone, preparation and forward thinking. Ensure that if filming is something you have in mind that you make sure you factor this in. Having said this though, the drawing and finished product is truly breath taking.
Snow leopards are such a beautiful animal. We have so many on this planet, but the sad thing is that this animal is slowly disappearing and has now become an endangered animal. Once its gone, its gone and can never be re-produced again. So lets, keep it.
Where do you start when you are new to tattooing? How can you perfect your line work and shading without scratching around on your mate’s arm or taking on your own skin like often people do?
Well one answer for this is to use ‘fake skins’ which are a synthetic rubber type composition which is obviously not as good as human skin but can offer you a good surface to practice on to build your confidence when using the tattoo gun. Unlike human skin, the fake skin does not retain any moisture and so the lines created by the varieties of needles are more apparent on the skin. You can still shade on the fake skin and follow all the normal procedures which are undergone when tattooing a person so it is always good practice to use the likes of vaseline on the fake skin which would normally be used to keep the skin lubricated and minimize irritation.
The fake skin is not as smooth as real skin so when you wipe down the excess ink during the tattooing process you will find that it smudges more on the surface and can look very messy if you don’t use enough cleaner. When the needle goes into the fake skin there is more resistance than when you go into real skin which is naturally more supple and moist.
I would recommend the use of fake skins when tattooing to help you achieve more accurate line work but also to help familiarize yourself with the correct setup of the tattoo gun and voltage speed settings on the DC machine. Don’t go expecting beautiful works of art with the fake skin but do expect to gather experience from them. It sounds gross but a better way to practice tattooing is to use pig’s skin as it is very close in genetic makeup to human skin. It is much easier to shade on and you can notice a huge difference in the ease at which the needle moves through it.
Above all else though, have fun when you’re tattooing and become confident with your technique. There is no right or wrong way to hold the gun but there are certain guidelines you must follow in order to not injure yourself or anybody else.
This video shows the artist skilfully pencil drawing the character Motoko Kasunagi from the Anime film ‘Ghost In The Shell’. The film set in the not too distant future follows a Cyborg female cop to create a well acclaimed piece among Anime fans.
Using wonderfully controlled free hand drawing, the artist has captured beautiful detail and later shades in a manner which brings depth that produces a thought provoking image, encouraging the watcher to unknowingly engage with the creation. The addition of suitable, if not supporting, music has to be commended.
Learn how to draw a butterfly step by step
Start your drawing by drawing a circle to represent the head of the butterfly. Draw another shape coming from the circle to represent the wing. Notice the shape of the wing. The top of the wing should be slightly curved, while the bottom of the wing should have a bit of an angle in it.
Next, draw the top half of the wing. This line should extend out from the circle as well. Define the head a bit more by drawing a rounded triangle. Add some lines to indicate the antennae and the legs.
At this stage in the drawing, you can draw a branch for the butterfly to be sitting on. Also, add lines like the one in the picture to indicate the segments of the wings.
Now add a few more segments to make the wings look even more realistic. You can also add some angles to the wing to make it feel more organic.
Now you can finish the drawing of a butterfly by adding shadow and a pattern on the wings. Different butterflies have different types of patterns on their wings. Be sure to put the pattern that you like best. Usually the pattern on the wings carries over onto the face as well. There you have it. Now you know how to draw a butterfly.
Butterflies are such beautiful creatures. The way that they just float around with such freedom is amazing. I always think how nice it is to see them in country meadows among all the wild flowers that grow. A butterfly goes through lots of transformations before it gets to this stage. It reminds me of us all. We all go through changes and then suddenly we also emerge as a different being. The butterfly for me represents new beginnings in life.
In this speed painting tutorial the artist has chosen a theme around carnivorous plants. Each of the pictures shows a beautiful female wearing a hat, but not an ordinary hat, no these hats are plants. The following plants were used in each of the pictures: Rafflesia Arnoldii, Sundew, Voodoo Lily, Venus Flytrap, Sarracenia Leucophylla, Nepenthes Truncata and Nepenthes Rafflesianaan. All the pictures are very striking to the eye and the added twist is the magnificent hats that they are wearing. A very different but very effective idea.
The Artist Yiying was Born and Raised in Shanghai and Sydney. Educated in Sydney and London. Graduated with 1st Class Honors, Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication from the University of Technology, Sydney. Exchange study in Advertising, Illustration, Print and Pre-Press at Central St. Martins London.
Exhibited in galleries and museums globally. First public exhibition of Wall Tangrams: Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art, 2010. Named Top 10 Emerging Leaders in Innovation from Microsoft The Australian 100. Winner of New York Shorty Award in Design. One Show Design Award Merit. Winner of Australian Desktop Create: Emerging Talent Award.
She loves art, technology and Dinosaurs
For more information about this artist please visit her website: http://www.yiyinglu.com
The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.
It was developed by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts of Zentangle, Inc
One day, Maria told Rick what she experienced as she drew background patterns on a manuscript she was creating. She described her feelings of timelessness, freedom and well-being and complete focus on what she was doing with no thought or worry about anything else.
“You’re describing meditation,” Rick said.
Rick and Maria wondered if they could create a simple system so others might enjoy a similar experience. And so began the journey towards discovering this simple and elegant system called the Zentangle Method.
Little did they know then that it would grow this quickly and touch as many lives in as many ways as it has.
Here is another example of Zentangle
Remember its relaxing, creative and anyone can draw them. Even is you are not a budding artist. Besides everyone has doodled at some point in their life
A quick intro into stitching on paper a peacock design.
Embroidery on paper is the craft of sewing designs on to paper or thin card. It is an excellent way of making greetings cards, bookmarks and table decorations.
There are patterns available that enable you to produce beautiful results even if you are a beginner. All you need are blank cards, thread, a sewing needle, a pricking pin and a pricking mat. All can be bought from a craft shop. Once you have drawn out your picture and pricked out the pattern, you can then start to sew your image.
In 1998 an English craft company called Card Inspirations launched some stitching cards under the trade name of Form-A-Lines. The first Form-A-Lines stitching cards were designed by Anne Harding and Linda Jefferson. David Jefferson then used a standard computer drawing program to convert their cards into the patterns for the first two Form-A-Lines kits. The kits proved very popular and more designs soon followed.
Music is Mika’s Song by Yiruma
A simple and easy Henna Tattoo design for you to create.
Henna tattoos are a fun and safe way to explore body art without pain or commitment. Henna is a natural substance that’s been used for centuries to create beautiful, temporary designs on the body – an art form that is called Mehndi (or Mehandi). Mehndi has been a long-standing tradition stemming from many ancient cultures dating back as far as about 5,000 years, but is most known today for its history in India. Today, henna tattoos are still used in religious and wedding ceremonies in India, but has also gained appreciation in other countries as a beautiful art to be appreciated at any time.
Most who are familiar with henna have seen the traditional designs. These beautifully intricate patterns are similar to those used for the marriage ceremonies and other rituals. They usually adorn the hands and feet of the wearer, and require that they remain still for many hours to apply the paste and then allow it to dry. Henna color has been known to take best to the hands and feet due to their dry properties which soak up and hold the color better, but henna can be applied anywhere. How well your skin takes to the henna will depend on each individual’s skin properties.
Today, henna has been done in many forms including more contemporary designs. Some contemplating a permanent tattoo might apply henna first to see if they like the look before making a permanent decision. Some just enjoy having a temporary design they know will wash off in a few weeks. Whatever your reasons might be for being interested in henna, you are delving into a beautiful form of art rich in culture.
A Watercolour garden scene painted in 10 minutes. Trevor Waugh shows his skill and mastery of watercolour with simple techniques designed to entertain and enlighten the viewer.
Here Trevor Waugh paints a beautiful flower garden for us.
The brushes that he uses are both round , the small one is a no8 “worker” from SAA the other is an old sable of mine No. 16.
He uses some great colours and the white paint is Titanium watercolour white by Rowney.
Trevor lives and works in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK He also runs painting courses for beginners as well as professionals at his studio.His book “Winning with Watercolour” became a top-
I am sure that you will agree with me that when it comes to painting flowers Trevor Waugh is the master.
For further works by this painter visit: http://www.trevorwaugh.com