Beautiful realist study of a male life model’s face for Kassan’s art class in NYC. Sped up to replicate the actual two hour study you can see where Kassan begins with very crude dark block filling with his charcoal. He introduces finer detailing with the charcoal and then the pencil. The face quickly takes shape and you begin to admire just how good he really is. His final touches include the use of a white pencil for highlights and tints to bring out some of the key features. A pure class video on how to draw like a realist.
A short video clip giving a step by step guidance on how to price your artwork
Elinor Olisa Co-Director of DegreeArt.com talks about the four most important factors in pricing your artwork.
1. The Concept
2. Cost and materials
3. Time and execution
4. Market and demand
Once you have worked through your pieces of art following the four steps described, whether they are a collection of work or single pieces, you will be better equipped to be able to price, promote and sell your artwork. This will enable you to replenish the materials you have already used and also sell your work on a more regular basis, with the aim of attracting regular buyers and new contacts in the process.
If after watching the video you have some questions that you would like answering or maybe want to know a little more on this subject visit the website www.DegreeArt.com for further information
Creating a crayon art picture with melted crayons
Here is how to create your very own crayon art picture
You will need the following:
A Pack of crayons
Hot Air Gun
First take your canvas and then use your glue and cover about a quarter of the way down. You want enough so that your crayons will stick. You can also use the length of your crayon as a guide. Next glue your crayons, you can either assemble them in a particular order of your choice, or simply just pick and glue at random.
Once all the crayons are in place, you can then use your hot air gun to melt the wax and run down your picture.
You can of course draw anything you like and create your very own pictures.
Here the artist has picked the classic image from the film “Singing in the Rain” and has the legendary singer and actor Gene Kelly performing the song of the same name.
A simple but very effective and quick way of making something that looks full of colour and alive.
Learn how to make your own individual pieces of abstract art, with the latest paints called crosswater paints
This kit allows you to become an artist even If you have never painted a picture before. They are simple and easy to use, so there is no need to worry about what picture you want to create. Once you have used these paints a few times, you will be amazed at the pictures that you can produce and no two pictures will be the same. There are only a few items that you will need and they are:
Crosswaters white medium
The Canvas can be bought at any art store and the crosswaters come in kits, so you don’t need to remember each individual item and they can be bought online also at: www.ArtWaters.com
Will I need to do anything to the Crosswaters to prepare them before use?
Yes, you prepare the white medium by placing a sealed one ounce squeeze bottle into a bowl of hot water for 15 minutes, once warmed up you lightly shake and you are ready to squeeze on to canvas. These paints can also be used on watercolour paper.
How long do the paintings take to dry?
On average the paintings will be dry in 1.5 hours.
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As you see below they ship outside of the US to other countries as well
Do you ship outside of the U.S.?
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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.
Artist Shiho Masuda shows you how to gift wrap a present with a Japanese touch. There are six videos here to watch. Wrap a present in a shirt style, something to wrap a wine bottle in, Zig Zag book cover, Kitchen gift wrapped ideas, A spring time cherry blossom and a Peacock style fan.
So turn your wrapped presents into a eye catching piece of art. An interesting concept and something that we can all try at home.
Lets just hope the gift inside is as exciting as the packaging.
Shiho Masuda is a Wrapping and space designer. After working at Kate’s Paperie as a gift-wrapping artist, she started her own business as a wrapping and interior design creator and consultant. Her philosophy is to make the most of both Japanese and Western cultures and establish an original style. Currently she advocates “ecology-wrapping,” the use of recycled materials. She also teaches gift-wrapping by appointment.
Since the concept of Japanese wrapping is quite different from that of the West, just a simple change can make your gift look very unique. To begin with, it might be good for you to know how Japanese wrapping differs from Western style wrapping. “While Western style wrapping tries to fill as much space as possible and make the package look gorgeous, Japanese wrapping uses empty space as part of the design and keeps everything simple,” says Ms. Shiho Masuda, visual designer specializing in wrapping and display/space design. Minimalism is the key to Japanese wrapping. In Western style, the edge of wrapping paper is usually tucked into the bottom and covered by ribbons, decorations or tissue paper, but in Japanese style, the edge of the wrapping paper or cloth is considered a part of the decoration and people try to make the most of it by creating pleats or frills.
If you get confused about where to start and which materials you should use, take Ms. Masuda’s advice. “Think about the receiver’s personality first. If you keep this in mind for choosing materials and deciding on designs, you’ll be successful,” she says.
A quick speed drawing showing you how to draw a cat from the looney tunes cartoons.
A very quick and easy way to draw this cute little cartoon cat.
If you are not familiar with her then let me enlighten you. Penelope is the poor little cat that has to put up with the very smelly french skunk Pepe Le Pew. Poor old Pepe is all mixed up and mistakes her for a female skunk. In the cartoon Past Perfumance, Penelope has a white stripe down her tale. On seeing this Pepe chases the poor cat, until she jumps into the water and the strip comes off. This is when he realises she is a cat. A favourite cartoon of mine and I am sure many of you.
A lovely little tutorial that although is very simple, produces a very sweet little cat. A lovely piece of music also that gives it that french feel.
The music is La Vie en Rose by Louis Armstrong, a cover of the song made famous by Edith Piaf.
How to make your very own figurines
Here is a simple, but fun way to create some of your favourite characters using moulding clay. Its something that all the family can join in with and if you have children they will love making these cute figures.
Please watch as Debbi Allison takes you through all the materials you will need and how to make your little characters.
For further ideas or information about Debbi, please visit her website http://www.etsy.com/people/PersonalizedOrnament
Easy to follow tutorial that shows you how to paint a portrait, but with a twist. This portrait glows in the dark.
Grace Marty has been creating art since she was a young child. Her curiosity has taken her down many creative paths that include painting, drawing, sculpting, sewing, cooking, tattooing, video and, making food. She has called San Francisco her home since 1997. Grace is a lifelong learner and enjoys sharing her passions with others.
“I am inspired by my experiences and the people around me. I use a variety of materials from paints and fabrics to documenting the process of my creations with video and music”
For more on Grace visit: www.gracemarty.com
Here April Numamoto shows use how to produce a painting using the one stroke painting technique. She paints a very beautiful cabbage rose to demonstrate this technique.
The “One Stroke Technique” is a double loading technique that consists of loading a brush with two separate colors. Donna Dewberrry discovered the technique and has set up classes and learning turorials like this one to teach people how to do it. Dewberry claims that with her technique you are able to achieve the shading and highlighting in one stroke
April Numamoto attended the 2nd One Stroke certification class taught by Donna Dewberry in 1997 and has worked her way up through Dewberry U Education Program. She teaches all the Certifications (Donna Dewberry’s Professional Home Specialist (PHS) which she helped develop. In April 2011, she became the second OSCI to reach the Master Elite Director and Counselor level. She has assisted Donna in many of the certification classes throughout the country, has attended their painting seminars in Florida each year, and taught at national conventions. April has been published in many books and magazines and is a guest Artist on the Dewberry Design Team. You can find her at home working on projects for her weekly classes or teaching certifications across the country. Along with teaching One Stroke painting and woodworking classes to children and adults, she paints murals in homes and businesses. April has been a decorative artist for over 30 years and is a member of NSDP.
As a beginner you may want to use a large flat brush, so that you can learn to perfect your skills. Once you have mastered this, you can then move onto smaller brushes. Here April goes through step by step on how to paint a cabbage rose. Once you have prepared all your paints and set them out ready. You can then pick up your brush. She shows us how to dip the brush in the paint. Cover the left side with your first colour and then in your hand turn the brush and dip the right hand side in the paint. You will now have two colours. To even out the paint you could take a piece of paper and then paint up and down the paper. What this will do is start to blend the two colours together before you start on your canvas.
Of course painting are not the only thing you can use this technique on. You could also try it on your nails. Nail art is also another popular form of art that uses one stroke painting. Either way with a bit of practice you will end up with a simple but very eye catching designs.