One of my favorite types of art is watercolor painting. Watercolors are a great way to introduce a child to painting -- they are fun and easy to clean up. It's also the media to try if you want to paint, but you have a limited amount of space or time. Easy to set up, interrupt, and pick up again, these paints provide a great deal of flexibility. Watercolors differ from other paints in that they are transparent. When light meets the paint, it actually travels through the paint to the white paper beneath, then bounces back from the paper. There is a large variety of supplies to choose from when beginning, but we’ll go through them so you can find the ones that will best fit your needs and budget. For example, you’ll find that cheap paper tears easily; too much rubbing or too much water can cause it to fall apart. Below is a list of what you will need to begin your own watercolor painting: Although there are many types of WATERCOLOR BRUSHES available, you will only need a few to start.
Fastest Way to Create Comic Strips and Cartoons - ToondooDrawing Nature and Landscapes : How to Draw Nature Outdoors with Drawing Lessons Step by Step Techniques for CartoonsHow to Begin Your Sketch In doing this sketch, doubtless great difficulty will be experienced in getting the drawing at all correct. Much assistance to this end can be obtained from a slight knowledge of Perspective This will form the subject of the next chapter. How to Draw From Nature with Easy to Remember Techniques Drawing from nature and landscapes with the following easy tips to follow with helpful tutorials to create beautiful illustrations and drawings with these free drawing lessons. Drawing Outdoor Objects: Water, Rock and Clouds A knowledge of the simpler technical principles involved in drawing clouds, water, and other natural features of the outdoors, is as essential to the newspaper artist as it is to the painter, in order to give naturalness to his pictures. A Tutorial for Sketching Landscapes - Outdoors Learn how to draw the great outdoors and landscapes with the this lesson on drawing landscapes outside. Drawing Grass : Use of Negative Drawing in Art Draw a Cartoon Valley
Interchangeable Flip-FlopsAre you ready for the sun? Ready to paint those toe nails and slip into some sandals? I am too. And I decided to greet spring (that will be here soon) with some flip-flops, with interchangeable straps. So I can start the day with some color and print….. Then change my mind. And take off the strap….. ……..and switch to a solid ruffle. Then choose some warm colors and sweet flowers the next day…… And then animal print with a simple bow the following day. (I saw something similar in a shop and knew I needed to figure out a way to make my own…) But all you need is one pair of flip flops (or two in my case), some velcro, and any sort of colored ribbon and accessory that puts you in the mood for spring. How to make your own?? Find yourself any pair of flip-flops. Start by cutting two pieces of the scratchy side of the velcro and gluing them to the flip flop. I used a strong epoxy glue that I found at Wal-Mart. Next, cut two pieces of ribbon and sew them together at one end at an angle. Now make more.
Histoire de la bande dessinéeUn article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. L’histoire de la bande dessinée pour être générale doit au moins être décrite aux regards des trois principaux pôles de la création artistique de la bande dessinée, l’Europe qui a vu sa création, les États-Unis à qui nous devons sa popularité et l’Asie qui représente aujourd’hui la plus grosse production de bandes dessinées avec le Japon et la Corée, et remettre la création de la bande dessinée dans le contexte qui l'a vu naître. Les prémices[modifier | modifier le code] De la Préhistoire au Moyen Âge[modifier | modifier le code] La bande dessinée est un art narratif, graphique et séquentiel. Bassin méditerranéen et Proche-Orient[modifier | modifier le code] Vers -1800, en Mésopotamie, les fresques sont utilisées a des fins narratives ainsi que le sceau-cylindre. Au cours du XIe siècle également, une fresque du jugement dernier est peinte au monastère de Deir Mar Musa al-Habashi, en Syrie. En Europe[modifier | modifier le code] .
Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbandsI was walking through Target a few weeks ago and noticed this little knit fabric headband that was not just braided together…….but woven. I decided they were charging way too much for something that could be made with t-shirt scraps. And that means free. So there you have it. A nice and easy project to give my bad-hair-day head some love. (Or you may need one for working out. I kinda love it on my little girl . She always has little hair fly-aways that get into her face…….and this helps with that problem. It even works great with her hair down…..and keeps that hair tucked behind her ears. And yep, good for me too. Thanks little t-shirt scraps. Want to make your own? First, find some old t-shirts. Then, cut your fabric into long strips. Next, stack your 5 strips on top of each other and sew together at one end. Now, pull on each strip of fabric so that they kind of curl on the edges. But let me explain a little better. First, you’ll work on the left side. And that’s it. This post is sponsored by:
Place A Cylindrical Mirror On These Drawings And They Instantly Come To LifeIstván Orosz is a Hungarian artist who is known for his use of the technique anamorphosis. Orosz will create a drawing, that at first glance could seem abstract. It is not until he places a cylindrical mirror on the artwork that the illustration comes to life. He attended school for graphic design, but after graduation began to design for the theatre and animated films.A Very Simple Skirt TutorialThis has been such an exciting last few days for me. My Shoe Makeover Tutorial was actually featured on one of my favorite blogs Ucreate and I feel so honored to be amongst the talented ladies that Kari has displayed on her lovely blog. Thank you so much for all your sweet comments, I absolutely love reading them and I'm so happy that many of you are inspired to take on the project! I'm really hoping to get more clothing tutorials up soon as creating clothes for myself is really becoming a passion of mine. I thought this one would be a good one to start with. It's a very, very simple project and perfect for a beginner seamstress. Materials Needed 1 yd or 1 and 2/3 yd of Fabric (explained below)1.5" wide elasticCoordinating thread color Fabric- I found this yellow damask stretchy knit fabric for just 3.99 a yard at Golden D'or in Dallas. For this project I would recommend using a knit, voile, silk, charmeuse, or any other soft fabric. Pin around the perimeter to keep fabric in place.
Writer Creates “Color Thesaurus” To Help You Correctly Name Any Color ImaginableIngrid Sundberg, a writer and children’s book illustrator, created a very useful infographic chart for anyone struggling with color names. The writer says that she loves to collect words that can help give her stories variety and depth. Show Full Text “I’ve learned that we all have different associations with color words,” Sundberg told Bored Panda. “For example the color sapphire is a light blue to me (since that’s the color of the sapphire on my engagement ring), but a sapphire can also be a very dark blue. I doubt there can be an ‘official color guide,’ as color is so subjective.” Read on to see all of these colors’ names as well as Sundberg’s interview with Bored Panda. More info: ingridsnotes.wordpress.com | sundbergstudio.com | Facebook (h/t: lustik) “There was no official color guide,” Sundberg told Bored Panda. “I use it all the time when I write. “I’ve learned that we all have different associations with color words.