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How to Soften a Stiff Natural Bristle Paint Brush

How to Soften a Stiff Natural Bristle Paint Brush

While you should never use natural bristle paint brushes to apply latex or acrylic paints, they are highly effective for promoting smooth, flawless-looking finishes when used with oil-based paints. Unfortunately, natural brushes are sometimes too rigid and stiff and this can make application difficu
How to Draw Old English Text

How to Draw Old English Text

Old English style text has a lot of charm. The intricate way the letters are placed together, the style and flourish of details, and the feeling of looking back at a bygone era all contribute to making Old English text remain in high demand in lettering. Drawing Old English text can seem a bit compl
How to Dry Oil Paintings

How to Dry Oil Paintings

Acrylic paints dry through evaporation, which is a faster process than oil paints. Oil paints dry slowly through oxidation, which means that the oils interact with oxygen and the paint hardens. While it isn't possible to make oil paints dry immediately, there are a number of different things you can
How to Draw Crossbows

How to Draw Crossbows

The crossbow was a popular weapon for soldiers in the Middle Ages. Because of it required little technical expertise, the crossbow emerged as a favorite weapon for the peasant population and the armies of kings. Although it lost favor with the introduction of the longbow, contemporary versions of t
How to Draw With Manga Photoshop Techniques

How to Draw With Manga Photoshop Techniques

Japanese manga is similar to anime, a type of animation or cartoon that has grown in popularity since the late 1990s. Regardless of whether you are a professional artist or cartoonist, Adobe Photoshop makes it possible to create manga drawing effects quite easily, thanks to the software's plug-ins a
Dragon Ball Z Season Seven (Blu-ray) Review

Dragon Ball Z Season Seven (Blu-ray) Review

Goku is dead. Can his son, Gohan carry the Dragon Ball Z franchise without him? Read the full review of the Dragon Ball Z Season Seven Blu-ray to find out! Complete with Special Features information and recommended age demographics!
How to Repair the Paint on a Refrigerator

How to Repair the Paint on a Refrigerator

If you need to repair chipping or flaking paint on your refrigerator, consider the following. If you apply fresh paint directly over an under-prepared refrigerator, flaking and peeling will likely ensue. Employ the proper preparation techniques, or you will ultimately end up with paint failure. Choo
Anime Expo 2009 - Totoro Cosplay

Anime Expo 2009 - Totoro Cosplay

Totoro cosplay at Anime Expo 2009, Los Angeles, CA
How to Make Short Animations

How to Make Short Animations

In recent years animation has become an even more popular genre than ever. In part this is because of the wide variety of ways that animation can be done. In addition to the traditional forms such as hand drawn or stop motion, the average person now has the ability to use 3D programs to create almos
Standard Sizes of Frames for Oil Paintings

Standard Sizes of Frames for Oil Paintings

Before creating an oil painting masterpiece, it might be a good idea to consider the standard size of store-bought frames. Nothing is worse than the sticker shock that comes from having to buy a custom frame to border a finished work. Since frame sizes correlate directly to canvas size, they are e
Interior Painting Hints & Tips

Interior Painting Hints & Tips

Affix an extension pole to the roller.paint roller image by Ana de Sousa from Fotolia.comFor the average do-it-yourselfer, the thought of an interior painting project stokes a high degree of excitement. Unfortunately, inexperienced painters often end up with disappointing results, because...
Learn How to Draw Online

Learn How to Draw Online

Drawing is an intricate skill that encompasses a variety of techniques and approaches. Drawing varies widely in style, medium and theme. Many art schools provide instruction on how to draw both professionally and for fun. However, the Internet has provided an enormous array of services that can help
The Best Way to Paint a Deck

The Best Way to Paint a Deck

Paint your deck in the spring or early summer to enjoy it all year. Painting not only looks good, it protects a deck from the elements and adds dimension to your outdoor space. Painting your deck early in the growing season means you are not working around established landscaping and plants. Conside
Abstract Textured Painting Ideas

Abstract Textured Painting Ideas

Abstract textured painting differs from traditional painting in many ways. The concept of "abstract" means that the painter can portray an idea or subject matter in a truly unique and seemingly unrealistic fashion. The possible interpretations of the abstract nature of the artwork adds to...
Tips on Painting Wainscoting

Tips on Painting Wainscoting

Wainscoting is interior trim located at the base of a wall. Typically composed of tongue-in-grove boards, wainscoting covers between three to five feet of the lower portion of a wall. Painting wainscoting isn't particularly difficult as long as the trim is properly prepared. Learn how you can hasten
Patlabor 2: The Movie

Patlabor 2: The Movie

Patlabor 2: The Movie by Mamoru Oshii, an anime featured in KRAZY! The Delirious World of Anime + Manga + Video Games
The History of Intaglio Printmaking

The History of Intaglio Printmaking

The intaglio process involves the making of an image on a hard surface with a sharp tool and has been around since cavemen started scratching figures on rock walls in prehistoric eras. However, intaglio printmaking, which is in some ways similar to the former technique, is an invention of 15th centu