Not something I’m too familiar with, but this video shows how you can create flowers via the carving of a watermelon. It looks like great fun and the video is a good resource to learn from. So get a knife, get a melon and off you go!
So what exactly is a collage? A collage is a series of shapes and/or textures brought together and attached to a different surface to help resemble or explain a mood, or is used as a preliminary stage to collaborate a group of shapes, colors and textures which will help generate a larger creation later down the line.
Collages are used in many different fields of design such as fashion and fine art to help the designer or student project a feeling or mood and act as a first hand visual aid to work from. These collages are often depicted as ‘mood boards’ as well due to their inherent abilities to capture certain individual tastes, styles and creative thoughts/tendencies.
In schools mood boards or collages are used frequently from the early years right up to college and beyond and act as a very unique way for teachers to understand their students thoughts as well as students to project their emotions and creative persona. So before you decide to embark on your collage you need to ask yourself a few questions. Why am I creating a collage? What do I need to create a collage? What are the restrictions to building or creating a collage? How large does it need to be?
I can tell you now that all these questions are largely irrelevant and it is the eventual outcome or intent which should be your sole focus when collaborating your ideas for a collage/mood board.
Via the means of cutting, gluing, dabbing and structuring, this video allows a basic insight into how you can select a theme for your collage and turn it into a plausible and fun representation of what you would like to portray. Not only does the video show you how to create the collage but it also offers guidance on how to find ideas for it and ‘create a theme’.
Using a few basic tools such as paint brushes, glue, cardboard and old magazine cuttings the presenter of this art tutorial does a good job in showing you first hand how to make your collage and get you started. So whatever it is you are designing your collage for make sure you take on board some of the advice offered to you in this video and get started straight away creating your collage masterpiece…
In this tutorial the artist uses a variety of mediums including, watercolor, pencil, pen, charcoal and acrylic to compose a painting which through male and female interaction and an explosion of colors shows the eternal denial which we as humans possess and take through life with us.
The painting is time lapsed but offers a fantastic insight into how a painting consisting of various layers and different mediums in undertaken from the beginning to the end. The artist begins with a medium sized rounded brush making sure all the major areas of the male face are covered but it is her use of vivid colors and intentional application with the inks and watercolors which allow the painting to take form very quickly. Further dousing with a larger sized round brush takes her into the corners and surrounding areas of the male and female face with yet more striking colors which starts to tie the painting together with marvellous consistency and intention.
She achieves her finer detailing through the use of watercolor crayons, pencil crayons and pen but it is the way she keeps her style loose and breezy by navigating evenly around the page which allows for her painting to retain a feeling of completeness. This is a great tutorial to learn from and a fine example of how a whole wealth of mediums can come together in harmony with the right application and composition.
Nail art is an extremely technical profession and hobby so knowing where to get great quality videos is essential to show you exactly how certain techniques and tricks are taken on in the nail studios.
This video playlist showcases a variety of different nail art designs designed and presented to us by a young nail technician called Meliney. Her diversity in polishes and implements is vast so each and every design has it’s own unique personality. The likes of image plate holders are used to create unique highly detailed images, then with the addition of a fine detailing brush you can expect to learn how to paint your nails with extreme intricacy.
The varnishes featured within these videos are by Rimmel, Etude House,Konad,Sally Hansen amongst many others, so these combined with the likes of a finer detailed brush, glues, puttys and technical tweezers you will soon be on to some truly unique nail designs.
William Hall showcases his skills on how to execute one of his abstract paintings. The video is a nice length to enjoy all the different tools and types of applications he uses to make his piece stand out from the crowd. With the use of rubber blocks, palette knives, spatulas and cups to pour liquid, there is something for everyone. It just goes to show as another example of how there really are no boundaries in art.
This video fills the gap left when you move from oils to acrylic and still wish to use a palette knife and create impasto effects in your paintings. This demonstrates the use of additives which allow the prolonged use of the acrylic paint without rapid drying and it shows the use of body product which can build up the paint to a texture more akin to the oil paints.
We have put this video on the site to expressly answer a question from an artist, Elizabeth Webb, on another art site (PaintingsILove) which we think worthy of note and even use to present some of your own works.
You can find some additional information here http://www.artistterms.com/acrylictexturepaste.htm
This is a cracking art tutorial with a great backing song aimed for the beginner to intermediate abstract artist. The video is slightly time lapsed but the finished result would have been finished in well under an hour in my opinion. Peter Dranitsin has definitely got it sussed when it comes to producing beautiful eye-catching abstract art pieces so with just a few basic materials and utensils you can without doubt expect to achieve the same professional finish to your painting.
The video begins with a list of utensils and they are as follows: A medium paint brush, Liquitex acrylic paint, a spatula, a regular sponge, and two bottle s of paint mixed with water in black and white. Begin by wetting the canvas and painting white to achieve your background setting and allow to dry before proceeding with the following steps.
Using your spatula apply a generous amount of dark brown acrylic paint (or whichever color you prefer) and repeat this at the bottom of the canvas. Reach for your medium acrylic paint brush and use a pull back motion using black paint within the brown painted areas to create a rough textural effect until your desired level of texture is achieved.
The fun part takes place when you use a woodgraingin tool to create two large semi circles on your canvas by pulling the tool through all the acrylic paint which you have applied to your piece so far. This instantly starts to give your abstract painting purpose and direction as well as a new dimension to work from. Within the arcs of the circles use the medium paint brush again to add jet black paint creating depth, then use the sponge to dab and soften the edges. Repeat this process again until you are happy with your abstract composition and continue this painting technique within the second semi circle slightly lower down on the page.
You now need a focal point so using the spatula apply a flat smooth amount of white paint to the middle of both circles which looks extremely striking and contrasts beautifully with the dark black and brown hues. With the sponge soften the edges of these white areas to imitate the soft edges of the previous darker areas.
With an artist’s palette knife quite literally scrape the excess paint from top to bottom in parallel to create a fantastic transparent effect. At this point you can be very experimental with this technique and use thin and wide lines of transparency and even deviate to produce something different to what Dranitsin is achieving. Again with the med brush apply blocks of color in a shapes such as squares and rectangles to add another few focal points within the abstract piece.
Dranitsin finishes with his two bottles of water down acrylic paint and applies to both the top and bottom of the painting in a sporadic application but makes sure not to go overboard and detract from all the other wonderful textures and colors contained within the composition. Have fun with it, that is the most important part of creating abstract art.
An exciting and intelligent use of art to perk up your Latte’. This video shows how something as ordinary as making a Latte’ can be transformed into art, skilfully using the colors and textures of the ingredients.
Narrated throughout and showing designs which appear accomplishable to the experimental, this video really captures the viewer’s imagination and is a great example of the diversity of art. Combining instructions on the techniques, some guidance on the ingredients and appropriate tools this fun and informative video is a great way to try something new.
This is a first time video by an Australian artist and recent friend Sharon Grant. We met through another website (www.PaintingsILove.com) when I found that her paintings were worthy of further note and suggested she produce a video tutorial so that we could promote her work on ArtisanHQ.
Sharon’s enthusiasm is immense and within hours she has taken one of the works she presented on PIL and developed a video with this work as the subject matter. Co-opting the help of her husband, she has put together a commendable first attempt (using only the video on her phone!) and her dialogue allows the viewer to feel her enthusiasm whilst understanding what she is demonstrating…the use of previous works to achieve a brand new result…recycling in some ways, whilst retaining the great parts of the original piece.
Well done Sharon and this example alone should be encouragement to the artists and artisans who would like to demonstrate their work and expertise for the benefit of the growing art community…have a go and let us all enjoy your passion.
Despite the fact that the video quality may not be on par with most of our others on ArtisanHQ we felt it well worth retaining this on the site as demonstration of what can be achieved if you have the desire. If Sharon subsequently decides to rework this video we will then have the pleasure of discovering the phases involved in producing a video worthy of your personal artisan creativity.
Carles Gomila seeks to paint works that are tender and yet disturbing, evocative full bodied and elegant. He loves painting the human figure based on the real human anatomy plus his own imagination and feels free to represent the human figure and redeem the values of classical art from a contemporary perspective.
This video has been cleverly produced to demonstrate the artist at work whilst at times using metamorphoses to take the viewer through to the finished piece, as well as creating a sinister feel throughout. Powder paint and charcoal mediums can be seen within the video, using paint brushes and palette knives to compliment.
This is a fantastic example of the art promoted by Fine Grime Publishing, Bath, UK, who’s growing reputation is an accolade to their style. Further works can be found through their website www.finegrime.co.uk