What is art?

In the comments, please suggest your answer to the eternal question "What is art?"

Posted by threecheersfornick 10 years ago


Does anyone have some awesomely creative ideas for an upcoming art show that I have been asked to be a part of?

It is called Dispelling the Myth - Art for Deviant Breeds. I am asked to focus on Pit Bull related art. Thanks for your help in any way.?

Asked by lisa4peace 9 years ago



how to make a skirt?

How to make a skirt in the easiest way.

Asked by thea tonica 6 years ago






using a photo to make a silk screen?

O.k. short and sweet, I have a photograph (Colour) 8x10 that i would like to put on a T-Shirt for a friend. Is this possible and if so what would i pay and art student to do this. Would only want 2 shirts, There would be Basic lettering on the front with again a nother small photgraph 3x5.Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks

Asked by oldtimer1943 6 years ago




Illusionist Locket 196 Silver Inlayed Butterfly Magic Pendant?

How to build it ?????????link http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24173336me email mpkn@walla.com

Asked by moshepes 9 years ago


Chinese Knotting

Chinese knots are, in some ways, similar to Celtic knots. Each knot represents a particular traditional Chinese form, and in many cases are representative of Buddhist precepts like the continuation of life. Chinese knotted jewelry usually incorporates a main jade or stone centerpiece and jade, stone, coins or glass beads. The cord from the knots usually is extended upward to make a lanyard for a necklace, but with some bracelet styles the knot or knots are extended around the wrist with a macramé style knot. Chinese knotting was nearly lost as an art form. In recent years, several books teaching knotting techniques have been released. The cord used in making the knots is readily available at craft or fabric stores. Josephine Knot (Chinese Double Coin Knot) http://www.bridgat.com

Posted by meixibe 4 years ago


Is charging aerosol spray paint cans with home-mixed colors possible?

I have access to raw pigments and about a dozen empty aerosol cans, is there any way to utilize these two items in tandem to create unique colors of working spray paint? (c'mon Banksy, if you're out there, help an aspiring artist)

Asked by expungetheworm 8 years ago


What's the best way of protecting a large vinyl banner?

I have a very large banner which is a photo printed onto a thick plastic (vinyl??). It is autographed so I would like to preserve the banner and the signature. Is there any product I can use to help protect the surface and stop it from fading? I've e-mailed Krylon but apparently none of their products are suitable

Asked by 9 years ago


What's the best way of protecting a large vinyl banner?

I have a very large banner which is a photo printed onto a thick plastic (vinyl??). It is autographed so I would like to preserve the banner and the signature. Is there any product I can use to help protect the surface and stop it from fading? I've e-mailed Krylon but apparently none of their products

Asked by 9 years ago


Can someone help me, please? I want to make a 'logo' for home-made produce.?

Hi, thanks for looking in. Pretty much, I have never liked graphics packages, they are too complex for me. I make a variety of produce for a disability co-operative (free, not a penny is charged) The aim is to grow veg and fruit, process it and give it away, living on state benefits is tough in the UK. As I am disabled too, I feel more strongly for this cause. You will appreciate, half of the appreciation of food is the presentation, and that includes the  packaging. So I would like a logo, please, but I'm rubbish with graphics. Ideally I would like something like the shield from the Warner Bros logo with Tweetie Pie's Grandma character 'popping' out of it. I would like permanent writing on it that says "Granny Vera's" (my wife is Vera - and she is a Granny at just 40!) with a space underneath Granny Vera's to allow me to type in the produce. If you can help me I would be immensely grateful, and I am very easy to please. I can also draw a sketch of what I envisage to help you further so time is not wasted. Many thanks Kevin

Asked by kevinhannan 8 years ago


Creative Food Art

Here are some more creative ways to think about your food.  FOOD ART! Food art on a stick?

Posted by Carleyy 7 years ago


Favorite Art Pieces

What's your favorite art piece?

Posted by puffyfluff 9 years ago


art college Answered

Does anyone know what  kind of art  supplies you should  take with you to a art college?

Asked by CreativeKaila 2 years ago


Revolution art

So, anyone have any new generation, revolution inspiring art? here's my stab at it.

Posted by jakee117 9 years ago


The art of hornets

Dsicussion about the art and how to practice

Posted by dammoonnm 11 years ago


Urban Art

Hey, this fourm is for peoplewho make urban art and want to show it off.What is urban art? Urban art is creatingand art work out of anything common to you.ie. making a portrate of jimi hendrix out ofa cassette tape (http://www.flickr.com/photos/iri5/3344465546/)So have fun about showing off and discussingthis art form!

Posted by The Urban artist 9 years ago


Backlighting Metal Wall Art

Anyone know how to backlight metal wall art? https://www.instructables.com/answers/How-to-backlight-outdoor-metal-wall-art/ thanks

Posted by silliou 4 years ago


Selling Art

Does anyone here at Instructables sell their art at Redbubble? http://www.redbubble.com/people/josehflm

Posted by Josehf Murchison 4 years ago


Rice Paddy Art

Somewhere in between crop circles and intricate corn mazes is this rice paddy art, in which different colors of rice are planted in strategic locations to make patterns. The Japanese are masters of creating art in the least likely of places--see metro ticket art.Link

Posted by joshf 10 years ago


are there any art programs that help beginning artist to get art supplies and will pay the artist?? Answered

It has to be within the united states and has got to be a free program.

Asked by CreativeKaila 2 years ago


Jesse Hensel, San Francisco Art Institute Ice Art Team Captain

I am a contemporary artist as well as a traditional woodcarver. This will be the third time I have participated in the World Ice Art Championships in my hometown of Fairbanks, Alaska. Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute: Expected May 2008 Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Sarah Lawrence College: 2006 Additional Images of my work can be found at: www.jessehensel.com

Posted by jesse.hensel 10 years ago


Some album art

. Something to look at

Posted by NachoMahma 10 years ago


My 1st attempt at art

Any comments, good or bad, would be really appreciated. Thanks 

Posted by James Kennedy 1 year ago


Is writing an art form?

Is writing considered as an art form? I think it is. You create highly emotive pictures using pen and paper instead of paint or other mediums. Your opinions?

Posted by super moderator 9 years ago


My Art In Illustrator

I made this in illustrator last night. Is it good? kinda grungey though...

Posted by lawizeg 9 years ago


Where to buy art supplies in bulk online ?

I am an art teacher and planning to start summer art workshops. I want to buy art supplies in bulk for my students. I have heard that ASWexpress - http://www.aswexpress.com/ is the best place online to get all premium supplies at best price. Has any one joined them ? Any suggestions would be of great help.

Posted by jacobjackson 4 years ago


Spray paint art, check out my profile

Hey guys if you wanna learn how to do some art with spray paint give me a message and ill try my best to make a clear and good piece of art for you guys to make also, However in the mean time look at my profile for some inscrutable on there. 

Posted by noahaz7651 4 years ago


Cool Art from Everyday Objects

There's a million sites dedicated to this, but this collection of pictures is pretty cool. The site has a lot of other cool collections! Check it out!Dark Roasted Blend: Cool Art from Everyday Objects

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago


Nicely Done

Great idea and execution.

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Post Your art

Just post anything you've drawn of painted or made or whatever. Here is a guitar picture I've been working on. Sorry if you can't see it all. I couldn't get it to work right. I modeled it of of the G-400.

Posted by heavy.metal.nguyen 10 years ago


Rate My Drawing!

Ok so this my art portfolio for my art class and a recreation of one of my previous works. This one is an improved version, of course, and done in Ink Dot Stippling. Please let me know what you think. 

Posted by FoxyPenguin94 6 years ago


"LEO'PEN" lol:)

Please feel free to give tips and comments. Thanks:)

Posted by ArtistVee 5 years ago


Rate my drawing!

Check it out! Constructive criticism please :P

Posted by FoxyPenguin94 6 years ago


deviantART anyone?

So, who here has a deviant ART account and/or browses on there?I was simply inquiring to plug for more reviews see some of my fellow Iblians' works..http://rocketscientist2015.deviantart.com/

Posted by KentsOkay 9 years ago


Please Join My ART CONTEST!!!

  Like art? Like art contests? Well, please join my art contest group here> https://www.instructables.com/group/artcontest In here you might just win one of those prizes! For every winner I will post a forum saying who are the three winners! I will tell every person what they got in the group forums. For the winners you will get a subscribe and a forum explaining your trophy! Please join now to have a chance to win! (you will have to enter your instructables into the group. Questions? Comments? Concerns? Please send me a private message and I'll get to you as quick as I can)

Posted by lil larry 7 years ago


Stippling Flower

Something i did. Please be free to give any tips or comments. Thanks

Posted by ArtistVee 5 years ago


Why do people hate art?

My "How to Make Art" Instructable has 4 negative ratings thus far (in less than a week). This makes me angry. It's not that terrible of an instructable. In fact, I think it's one of my better ones. I am lead to believe that one of the following is probably true: 1) People don't like seeing drawings of nude men on their homepage. 2) There are some boring self-righteous artists types visiting Instructables who clearly know nothing about great art. In fact, I bet they spend all of their time, at home -- alone -- telling their seven cats how Georgia O'Keefe was the greatest American artist. So, if you don't hate art, please give my instructable a good rating. If you do hate art, why are you clicking on it to begin with? There are plenty of other lesser Instructable for you to denigrate.

Posted by randofo 10 years ago


What a fantastic piece of street art: Spotted on F/book

This is the link, It takes you to 'LolSnaps' It came up on my Facebook newsfeed, and well I'm impressed... I think this sort of random street art is fantastic, because of the way it gets people involved I'm not sure where it's from, or what site it was originally posted on... but well.... I like it I remember seeing something similar a few years back (well more than a few) when I was in Dublin... someone had spray painted a building with phrases like 'I was here I had a voice' 'life is art' etc... very cool Anyway Enjoy :)

Posted by Biggsy 7 years ago


How about my painting.

Hey guys, pls check my paint and suggest what should I prepare.

Posted by Mary Suu 2 years ago


Food as art

A few photos from the BBC -Photographer Carl Warner has painstakingly captured all kinds of food in a series of still lifes. He says his 'Foodscapes' were partly inspired by healthy eating campaigns. But they have not persuaded his own children to take up the five-a-day pledge.The photos must be shopped in some way, because they were apparently "taken in layers", so that part of the image didn't wilt whilst the rest was being prepared.Link to other images: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/7186989.stm

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


What to Teach to Draw

To all my followers and viewers, what would you like me to teach you how to draw? I will look at the discussions and find out what has the most! Note: I am talented with art, but I have a really hard time drawing people. I would also hope some of you would say Transformers, just might be a challenged accepted.

Posted by ThunderBumm And SpittleFumm 3 years ago


Strange Mutations

Artist FilthyLuker has been making some fantastic installations. These tentacles are over the top and bring to mind some octopus invasion. Meanwhile, the other pics show that just adding a couple of eyes can make any object much more fascinating. FilthyLuker's galleryvia Wooster Collective

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Current Artwork

I am doing this for a friend's wedding. The medium is acrylic paints. The photo is fuzzy and doesn't do it justice. You can't see the skin tone changes and highlights, :( This is my first time painting something like this, it's all mainly guess work (The hair, the skin, etc.) Work in progress. What are you working on?

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago