Society & Culture  & Entertainment: The Venus of Urbino

The Venus of Urbino

This work was commissioned by the Duke of Guidobaldo II della Rovere. It may be painted to celebrate his wedding in 1534. The Italian cassone with the original decoration which was a traditional box (also ...

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Basement Floor Paint Colors

Basement Floor Paint Colors

A concrete floor must be properly prepared before color is applied.concrete surface image by starush from Fotolia.comWhile care must be taken to properly prime a concrete floor, and stains are superior to paints, selecting a color is as simple as using your imagination. Choose a light or...

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres

Cosplayers, panelists, and events from the New Jersey anime convention AnimeNext.

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Drawing With Chalk Pastels

Drawing With Chalk Pastels

Chalk pastels make great drawing tools. They add color and texture to designs which can be softened and blended with a simple smudge of your fingertip. Paper with tooth is the key to working well with chalk pastels. By using an inexpensive fine grit sand paper, you can learn how textured paper will

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: How to Take Apart a Gravity Airbrush

How to Take Apart a Gravity Airbrush

Airbrush artists regularly clean their airbrush, flushing it with solvent and scrubbing it thoroughly. Occasionally it is advisable to completely disassemble an airbrush to give it a thorough cleaning. This process is typically done by starting at the back of the airbrush and moving forward. In the

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: How to Clean Up a Steinberger Bass Bridge

How to Clean Up a Steinberger Bass Bridge

Night after night of on-stage punishment can take a huge toll on your Steinberger headless bass guitar, including its bridge. One of the biggest enemies of tone and sustain is a bridge covered with the grease and grime that accumulates over time. A quick and simple cleaning every time you change str

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Shonen Jump Magazine Preview - Online

Shonen Jump Magazine Preview - Online

See preview pages from the English language edition of the revamped January 2011 issue of Shonen Jump Magazine, published by VIZ Media. See photos, pages and manga previews including descriptions of Yura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Psyren and Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's.

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: How to Draw a Dirt Bike Helmet

How to Draw a Dirt Bike Helmet

In many ways, a dirt bike helmet is shaped like a football helmet--keep that in mind as you draw. The helmet is round on top and covers the sides of the face as well as the back of the head and the forehead. However, the chin of the person wearing a dirt bike helmet is completely protected by a soli

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: How to Draw Pig Faces

How to Draw Pig Faces

The pig is a staple of any barn scene. Drawing a pig's face is fairly simple. At it's most basic form, it's a simple set of circles. As you get the hang of drawing a pig, you can add more realistic details to the face and body. If you plan to draw a lot of pig faces, you may want to invest in a sket

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: How to Paint a Cement Porch

How to Paint a Cement Porch

Cement porches can last for many years so why not make yours more attractive. It's simple enough to do and just takes physical exertion, a few tools and the right paints to make this area pleasing to the eye. Doing the job right the first time will give you long lasting color and protection for your

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Cosplay Is Fashionable Among Some People

Cosplay Is Fashionable Among Some People

There are many different kinds of new things coming into our life every day and people are trying to accept these things. You may find new clothes selling in the shop when you are walking on the street, you may find some people driving new cars on the road, you may find there is a new shop open arou

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: How to Strip Paint Off a Resin Statue

How to Strip Paint Off a Resin Statue

The paint on resin statues may crack or peel over time or owners may simply desire a different look. It is possible to simply paint over the existing paint job but sculptural details may be obscured by so much paint. Numerous methods can be employed to strip the paint off resin statues. Most of them

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: How do I Draw Table Plans?

How do I Draw Table Plans?

Drawing table plans provides a way for another individual how to make a table in a legible way. By drawing the table from three different views, you can easily tell a person how to build the structure in the most understandable manner. Drawing plans to scale is the key to creating understandable dra