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Tools to Remove Paint From Soft Wood

Metallic putty knives may gouge chunks from soft wood.scraper image by timur1970 from Fotolia.comRemoving paint from dense surfaces like rock, cement, brick, hardwood and metal can be a relatively simple task, because the durability of the surfaces allows for aggressive friction-based...

How to Draw a Pineapple

Drawing fruits is one of the first things art students do in college. As some of the easier objects to learn to draw due to the shape, it is important to be able to capture the texture of fruit with the right detailing. A pineapple is very distinctive and is a bit trickier to draw than an apple, for

How to Draw Eyes with Realistic Shading

Feelings are expressed through the action and look of the face. The eyes help communicate that emotion and expression. Correctly conveying the appropriate emotion on your subject's face can be a difficult task, as the eyes, mouth, position of the head and hair and even wrinkles of the skin all have

How to Soundproof a Room with Egg Cartons

If money is running low and you need to soundproof a room for band practice, a recording session or just to play your favorite artist at a volume that's likely to annoy the neighbors, some people say that egg cartons will go a long way in dampening the decibels. Although nowhere near as effective as

How to Make Your Watercolor Brushes Last a Lifetime

Watercolor brushes can be expensive. Superb kolinsky sable brushes may cost hundreds of dollars; even good synthetic brushes can be costly. If you invest in fine brushes, make it an investment that provides dividends during a lifetime of painting by taking proper care of the brushes. Brushes imprope

How Do Solvent-Based Acrylic Paints Cure?

Acrylic paints were invented shortly after the Second World War and soon became common for a wide variety of applications. They can be divided into two broad classes: solvent-based acrylic paints, which are soluble in organic solvents; and water-based acrylic paints, which are water-soluble. Curing

How to Draw Japanese People

Drawing people is deceptively simple. We all have a face we live with every day, so you would think drawing the faces of others would be easy. But rather than drawing what we see, we sometimes draw what we think we should see. This is especially true of people with traditionally Asian features, whic

When Anime Becomes Real - Anime Cosplay Costumes

A cosplay party is a venue for people with severe interest in anime to mingle with each other and to have an actual fun. It is the perfect place for anime buffs to showcase their inner personality as they portray their chosen character in different anime. That is why anime cosplay costumes become in

Best Shoujo Action Anime Titles

Wish you could find a list of great action anime titles just for girls? Well, look no further. Here's some of my favorite shoujo picks in the action anime genre.

How to Clean Paint Rollers With a Septic Tank

Septic systems operate with a delicate balance of bacteria to process wastewater from your home. Toxins such as household cleaners and paint can upset that delicate balance and cause the septic system to fail. Everything that pours through your drains ends up in the drain field and ultimately the gr

How to Paint a Gerber Daisy With Acrylic

The Gerber daisy is a well known flower species, a large vibrant flower that can create an interesting and intriguing painting when depicted properly, for a few reasons. They are quite large in size -- typically between 4 to 5 inches across -- of bold color with lots of long, slender, satiny petals.

How to Draw Anime Faces for Beginners

"Anime" refers to Japanese-style animated films, and though often associated with children's cartoons, anime depicts themes and subjects for all age groups and literary interests---including action and horror films for adults. The art form's roots blend traditional Japanese art with early American a

How to Store Oil Paints

Painting with oil paints is expensive: wasting oil paint is a habit that most artists cannot afford. At the end of a painting session, there is usually leftover paint on an artist's palette. In many cases, this may be a special color that was created by mixing colors. Fortunately, there are several

How to Make a Hippie Costume Without Jeans

In the 1960s and 1970s, hippie fashion emerged, characterized by an eclectic, devil-may-care style. This style calls to mind an exotic, free attitude. While denim and blue jeans are popular components of the hippie look, they are by no means the exclusive elements. A hippie costume can be easily cre

How to Use Impasto in Pastels

The impasto painting technique was popularized by Vincent Van Gogh and involves applying a thick glob of paint to the canvas to create interesting texture and shadows. The impasto technique is most commonly done with oil paints as they are thick and viscous enough to be dabbed onto the canvas. Since

How to Draw Naruto Girl Characters

Masashi Kishimoto illustrates the widely popular Japanese anime, "Naruto." The manga premiered in 2001, and has since spawned many animated series, movies and merchandise. The anime now has fans all over the world. Two of the main girl characters are Ino and Sakura. They were friends at the Academy

Ink and Watercolor Techniques

Watercolors create delicate hues.watercolor palettes and brush image by egal from Fotolia.comInk and watercolor are very compatible as tools for making both abstract and representational works. Use ink for both backgrounds and precise outlining and use watercolor to provide the varying...