mad in crafts: DIY Fire & Ice Lanterns - StumbleUpon The old becomes new: A new variation on the outdoor lantern. We have had an unusually warm winter in Michigan this year, and while the temps have been nice, I have had to hold off on this project idea until we got a cold snap. We finally got some snow and cold earlier this week, so I was able to try out this fun winter project. I had pinned a product called Globe Ice Lantern Kits a few months back recognizing that I could DIY them at home. To make DIY Fire & Ice Lanterns, you will need: a package of 3 punch balloons from the dollar store a package of 3 LED tea lights from the dollar store bowls small cylinder (shot glass, pop bottle, etc.) water freezer or below-freezing outdoor temps You are getting a glimpse of my less-than-sparkling kitchen sink in this post. First, stretch the opening of one punch balloon over your faucet. Turn on the faucet and let the water pressure fill the balloon to your desired size. If you were to freeze the balloon as it is, you could make a lovely ice orb.
How to create an amazing explosion photoshop tutorial In this tutorial we will learn how to create an amazing fire explosion with just a simple steps. Watching an episode of MythBusters I wanted to recreate a large explosion that appeared in the show. After experimenting I found a really simple technique but the final effect is great. Before We Get Started For this tutorial you are going to need 4 cloud photos and your main image. Cloud 1 Cloud 2 Cloud 3 Dark Cloud Main Image Step 1 Setting up the Document We will start opening the jumping image; you don’t need to modify the image size. Step 2 Extracting the Background Double -click on the “Background” layer to make it editable. We will use two techniques: a ) To select the people we will use Pen Tool to create a path. b) For selecting the grass we use the channels technique. Remove the background of a complex image (extracting hair) Step 7 Dark Cloud
How To Draw A Wave | Club Of The Waves This art tutorial, kindly donated by surfing comic strip illustrator and surf artist Bob Penuelas covers how to draw a wave the Wilbur Kookmeyer way! If you're like me, then you've probably spent a lot of time in high school class daydreaming and doodling a thousand perfect cartoon waves in your notebook. It's safe to say that ninety percent of us surfers have a habit of scribbling perfect waves whenever a pencil is in our hands. Hopefully the following pointers will help you change your throw-away wave doodles into actual compelling artwork that you want to keep forever. Remember, there are millions of ways to draw a wave and hopefully with these simple pointers you'll find a million more. So, have fun. Drawing a basic wave The following illustrations and captions by Bob Penuelas take you through the basic steps of drawing a wave… Step 1 Sketch in the basic shape of the curl, spray, foam and base of the wave. Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Add the rest of the flow lines. Step 5 Step 6 Tips… Paddler's view
Make Watercolor and Marker Style Portraits with Illustrator With this tutorial, we are going to work through ways of creating digital portrait illustrations that have a unique and somewhat tactile feel of marker and watercolor. This tutorial will focus on using a drawing tablet and Adobe Illustrator. There will be a focus on technique and technical settings, but the overall product will rely on your own personal style and taste. Preview Resources Portrait by Lillian Bertram (Creative Commons Share Alike – used here with permission) Step 1: Set up your Illustrator document Start with a print document of 8.5 x 11″. Step 2: Import the reference photo Import the photo you will be using as a reference (File > Place). Size it up or down as necessary—try to size it up to the artboard. Don’t sweat the resolution or pixelation of the image since the reference photo is only a guide. Since the artwork will be imported into the first layer, name it “Photo Reference” using the Layers panel. Your work area should look like this: Step 3: Set up your work area
Tips and Techniques for Pencil Drawing » OnlyPencil Drawing Tutorials we can all probably draw the human eye, we draw the oval shape with the iris and pupil. I consider that to be a basic sketch of the eye. Before you draw a realistic eye you must first study what it really is. I will post a closeup picture of an eye so you can see what it looks up close. We all have them, but I’m sure that most of us haven’t really paid attention to what it really looks like up close. The eyes are the most important part of any pencil drawing. Lately I’ve been working mostly on these miniature drawings. As you already know im always in search in ways to improve my artwork, either by using new techniques or new tools. Click to play Well here is the second speed drawing that i have done so far.
Shop by Color 21 Excellent 3D Text Photoshop and Illustrator Tutorials | Tutorials 2110 shares Adobe Illustrator CS6 Shortcuts Cheat Sheet Illustrator is a very important tool for designers and creative professionals. And no matter how familiar you are with it, there are always some shortcuts you could learn to be more productive. This is why you will love today’s exclusive Adobe Illustrator CS6 cheat sheet that the good people at ZeroLag have put together for WDL…. Read More 591 shares 30+ Fresh Icon Illustrator Tutorials As Graphic Designers, it’s important for us to learn how to create high quality icons.
Skin Shading Overview The idea to this painting came when I sat down with my notebook in my sofa one evening, and tried to come up with something that was both upclose and personal, yet touched on larger issues, such as affairs of state. Preferrably involving only two people, because I find that can often be more intense. A royal assassination, I thought, and since I like Fantasy, it became an idea of two fairy sisters, one of them Queen, and a serious case of sibling jealousy. I added a sleeping husband in the background, to supply one more possible reason for jealousy. 1. the sketch Roughly sketched on small notebook paper without erasing. 1b. cylinders and light All good art courses teach the basics by making students draw spheres, blocks and cones in different lighting, over and over. 2. gray-wash on sketch Now I develop and clarify the lighting I had in mind, working black&white first because it's easier to only worry about one issue at a time. 3. white highlights 4. refine 5. 6. refine