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Types of Paint Brushes Used in Applying Acrylic

Most acrylic paint is applied using flat, round or filbert brushes or a variety of other tools. Mop, fan and liner brushes are sometimes used in acrylic painting, but are typically reserved for water color painting. The quality and type of brush used is a determining factor in the success of any acr

How to Build a Boom Pole

Sound production is one of the most important and least obvious aspects of film and video production. A movie or TV show could be beautifully shot and edited, but if dialogue comes in at a low volume, or contains an echo from being recorded too far away, it the overall quality of the work will be ne

How to Clean an Ink Pen

Ink pens sometimes get clogged. Buildup from ink and sediment can begin to form hard material that blocks the ink from flowing in most fountain and ink pens if they aren't cleaned regularly. Luckily it's not difficult to clean and clear ink buildup from any pen with a few simple techniques.

How to Oil Paint Using a Limited Color Palette

Art stores carry so many brilliantly hued paints, choosing only a few is difficult. Budding artists often buy many different colors of paint and use them all in one painting, but an overload of random color creates chaos on the canvas. Use the limited color palette of the old masters to paint a land

The Sky Crawlers

Mamoru Oshii's dreamlike meditation on warfare, memory and eternal youth is one of his more accessible films, with terrific aerial action sequences.

Tips to Shoot With a Polarizing Filter

Slipping on a pair of polarized sunglasses can be like seeing into a new world. Colors can be more intense, The absence of glare makes things seem sharper, and reflections on glass surfaces may disappear. Slipping a polarizer on your camera does much of the same for your photographs, giving saturati

Stretching Linen Canvas for Oil Painting

Though pre-stretched and primed canvas is available to purchase, many artists prefer to buy their canvas in bulk, and stretch and frame it on their own. This process may be difficult at first, but once you get the hang of it, you can easily form your own canvas in whatever size you prefer. Canvas co

How to Draw a Basket

Baskets are handy items and decorative, too. Basket weaving is a creates intricate designs that are sometimes difficult to transfer into drawing form. Picnic baskets, at times, have a high degree of drawing difficulty because of the bends and weaves. You can transfer the technique used in paper ba

How to Put a Signature on a Painting

Signing your painting upon completion gives it authenticity and validity, as you are making a statement that it is your original work of art. This not only makes it official and complete, but art buyers want to know who the artists are in order to buy future paintings from them. Treat the signature

How to Fix a Wall That Is Rough and the Old Paint Has Peeled Off

Aged paint loses its adhering abilities and peels away from the wall, creating cracks and flakes. The wall behind the paint has to be refinished and made smooth in order to get your new paint finish to adhere to the wall properly. A rough and peeling wall is not difficult to repair but does take som

How to Block Print

The art of wood-block printing utilizes drawing, carving and color design. It can be used on any type of fabric, paper, wall, metal and wood. It is easy to make your own gift wrap or wallpaper using the wood-block printing process. Linoleum blocks and silkscreen inks are easily available at art sho