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Flower of Life (excerpt)

Flower of Life Volume 3 by Fumi Yoshinaga, a shojo manga series published by Digital Manga Publishing

Goya Paintings

Francisco de Goya paintings are some of the most academically respected art works from all of European art from the past few centuries and this article looks into Goya's career in general, as well as ...

How to Create a Vintage Look Portrait Today

If you love to look at vintage portraits in antique shops and wish you had heirloom portraits like that of you and your family, wish no more. You can create a vintage portrait today reminiscent of a portrait from the 1980's, the 1890's or any era in between. With a little advance preparation and an

Astro Boy Movie (2009)

Wondering if you should go see the new Astro Boy CGI movie? Well, the answer is yes... and here's why.

How to Paint a Steel Gate

Before you try to finish a steel gate, understand a pair of fundamental points. Steel gates, which are not suited for adhesion, need special types of primer to promote a lasting finish. If you apply an ordinary latex primer to steel, heavy peeling will inevitably ensue. In addition, because steel is

How to Make Antique Wash Acrylic Paint

A wash in painting is when an artist uses a wet brush and a tiny bit of paint to achieve a specific look on the overall appearance of a particular painting. Washing is typically done in water-based paints, such as watercolors and acrylics. Many artists are famous for adding washed or stained effects

How to Paint a Hardie Board

When James Hardie founded James Hardie Industries, Ltd. in 1888, he did so to import animal tanning products to Australia. His successful company eventually started developing building products, and in 1980 introduced the fiber-cement boards that bear its name. The company now also manufactures a li

Free Instructions on Painting Old Furniture

You can rejuvenate the appearance of your old furniture by refinishing it with the appropriate type of paint. Before you begin, you should consider some important points. If the furniture has already been painted, you will need to condition the surface to accept new paint or you may have problems wi

What Kind of Paint to Use in a Garage?

The garage is often overlooked when the rest of a home is painted because many people do not know how to complete this task properly. Painting a garage can add beauty and value to your home and can increase the amount of usable space available. Learning the basics of painting a garage can help allev

New Home Planning

Your builder will walk you through your new home to acquaint you with its features and the operation of various systems and components, and explain your responsibilities for maintenance and upkeep as well as warranty ...

How to Draw an Indian Chief

"Indian Chief" popularly refers to the leaders of Native American tribes, such as the Sioux Indians. These male leaders often wore dramatic headdresses, beads, arm bands and other apparel to distinguish them as the leaders of the community. The Sioux Indian chiefs wore some of the most stunning ward

Get Your Best Moments Clicked by NYC Family Photographers

Photographs always bring back wonderful memories and strengthen the family bonds. Looking at photo albums recalls our great memories of the past and has always fascinated us. Photographs always remind us of our moments spent ...

How to Draw a Block Letter N

Using block letters is a quick and easy way to make a handwritten note special or to make a poster grab people's attention. It's easy to learn how to draw block letters -- especially the letter "N." Just practice a few times on a piece of scrap paper before beginning to work on anything special. Rem

How to Paint & Texture Paneled Walls

If you have slick wood-veneer paneling on a wall and you're ready for something less 1978, don't pull off the paneling right away. It may look ugly and dated but chances are the straight, smooth surface it provides is much better than whatever's underneath it. You can just paint and texture that sur

How to Draw an Under the Sea Theme

Drawing an underwater scene is challenging. An artist must practice patience to capture the constant motion of the ocean in a drawing. In addition to the movement, water is transparent, which creates another challenge for the artist. The surface of the water is visible as well as the objects under t

WonderCon 2009 - Gurren Lagann Cosplay

Gurren Lagann cosplay at WonderCon 2009. See photos of highlights from WonderCon 2009 at Moscone Center South, San Francisco, California, including the crowds of fans, comics, toys, games, creative cosplay, special guests and events.