How to get started with digital art

– I started doing web comics about eight years ago and my style now is almost unrecognizable from what it used to be. I drew with a ball point pen on paper, scanned it and it looked like this. Then I started drawing digitally and it changed everything. There’s a ton of options out there and with the right tools anyone can learn how to do digital art. So this is my main set up and this is just a standard, entry level Wacom bamboo tablet that you just plug into a laptop with a USB cable. And I’ve had this for a few years and it has never given me any issues considering how badly I treat it.

Wacom sells a ton of different models ranging in price but the new 80 dollar Intuos should have more than enough features for anyone just starting out. I recently got a nine point seven inch Ipad Pro and Apple pencil. Mainly so I can work while I’m traveling but really I just use it to draw in bed. I do wish I went slightly bigger but it’s not a deal breaker. A lot of artists say that 10.5 inch is like the perfect size ’cause it makes all the toolbars accessible.

But I think this works just fine for me and also the new 329 dollar Ipad works with the Apple pencil so it makes portable drawing more affordable than ever. If you don’t want to spend 99 dollars on an apple pencil or you’re older ipad doesn’t support it keep in mind there are other stylus options out there. You just have to look for features like pressure sensitivity, palm rejection, tilt support, maybe some short cut buttons. And this will make the move to digital feel a lot more natural. Let’s take a step back and talk about the basics of drawing. To draw this bubble head of Will our art director, start with a rough sketch laying out the proportions with simple shapes. His head is an oval, his body is more or a rectangular oval and his arms and legs are like thick noodles.

Then I’ll go back and add details like his eyes connecting the ovals with more precise lines. Now you can start the inking layer. This is basically going over the rough sketch in a more precise way and you have to be a little bit more careful here as this is the final version of the drawing that you’ll color in. For me the biggest advantage of digital art is the ability to work in layers. Think of it like drawing on tracing paper. Layer allow you to stack the many parts of your image on different levels to form the whole drawing which makes editing the final image easier. So once I have the full outline of what I’m drawing, I just fill in the colors on another layer underneath and for shading I’ll add a layer over that.

Shading can be daunting but it’s pretty easy if you think about light in the physical world. First decide where your light source’s coming from and use that as your guide to determine which parts are the shadows and which parts will be the highlights. So for the shadows I take a black brush which allordo passe to darken one side of the drawing and highlight the other side in white where the light is hitting the subject. The end result is this lovely drawing of Will drawn in four separate layers. If you’re concerned about how drawing on glass might affect you, you can always look into matte screen protectors that will mimic the feeling of drawing on paper. I tried one out from a company called Paper Like and it really helped bring some resistance to drawing on the ipad.

So once you have all your tools we’re gonna move on to software. On my MacBook I like to use software like Adobe Photoshop but on the ipad I use Clip Studio Paint because it’s most like a desktop app. There’s all these other drawing apps on the ipad like Procreate or Adobe Draw but these apps kind of have a learning curve because you have to learn each app’s gesture controls like double tapping to undo. If you’re not happy with any of these apps there’s always other options. There’s software like Astropad or Duet Display that lets you connect your ipad to a computer so you can use it as a second display. And if you’re in the market for a new laptop altogether there’s always two in one devices like the Microsoft Surface Pro so everything’s on there. You can use the desk top version of Photoshop and there’s no transferring of files like you would have with an ipad. Since I’m most comfortable with the Macos interface, using a Wacom tablet just make sense for me.

If you’re in a position where you’re trying to decide what’s best for you. Think more about the apps you want to use and for what purpose. But ultimately, making art is a personal experience so play around and find your favorite options. Thanks for watching, this is from my new series work flow and for more tips on how to incorporate tech into your life check out Youtube.com/the verge. .

Make a No-Sew Kids’ Tent in Under 1 Hour

hey remodel Alex welcome back to our DIY Channel we love creating magical memories for our kids like our bunk bed tutorials check out the link above and we love easy weekend projects and today’s project from pilita at the learner observer combines these two perfectly build your kids an easy play tent from two dowels to one by twos and an old bed sheet and then set their imaginations to work be sure to check out more from Phyllida on her channel and site links below and don’t forget to click Subscribe while you’re here so you don’t miss any of our new tutorials start by cutting two eight-foot one by two boards in half so you have four pieces most hardware stores will make these cuts for you sand the edges as needed and then drill a hole the same size as your dowels about one inch in from each end of the cut piece before assembling the tent get the fabric canopy ready by modifying an old sheet you could use a piece of cut fabric but old sheets are free and already hand so that’s a nice shortcut to save some time if you’re using a clean sheet like Solita cut it to 48 inches wide along the length of the sheet you’ll use the wider top hem to save some sewing and then create a pocket for the dowel at the other end of the sheet by folding it under and sewing or using hem tape like the deleted it trim a small piece of the hem from the opposite end so you can slide a dowel in the existing hem now you’re ready to start assembling it’s just that easy line up the holes and the 1 by 2 pieces and insert the dowels to form two triangles you might need a partner to help you with this since the tent is flimsy at this stage that’s basically it if you’ll be using the tent on the smooth floor you’ll probably need to add additional support along the lower edge of the triangle like deleted it to the tent slide don’t slide enjoy your new tent and tell us in the comments below what fun projects have you made for your kids lately we’d love to see some links don’t forget to check out our bunk bed Playhouse tutorial it really is an awesome project see you later and please help us by giving this video a thumbs up thanks bye

How to Dye Fabric: Rit All-Purpose Dye

With rit all-purpose Dye you can dye fabrics containing natural fibers like Cotton linen wool or silk and also Rayon and Nylon I’m going to dye samples of a bunch of different fabrics and see what happens. Pre-Wash the fabric to remove any finishes, so the dye will absorb better. Use enough water so the fabric can move around freely The hotter the water the better, so use really hot tap water or heat the water until it’s almost boiling. From here you can use the stove top method where you keep the dye bath on a low simmer throughout which will get the darkest richest colors or you can dye in a container or a stainless steel sink. I’m dyeing the samples in two batches because some of the fabric like salt added and some likes vinegar instead.

Shake the Dye well and add it to the water. as a general guideline for every pound of fabric use half a bottle of liquid dye or one package of powdered dye in three gallons of water To get dark or saturated colors double the amount of dye. I’m using half a cup and each to get a very saturated purple Add salt to the dye bath for Cotton linen and Rayon fabrics or add vinegar for silk wool and Nylon fabrics I’m adding about half a cup of each, but add more for larger projects Stir well Put the wet fabric in the dye bath. In the salt dye bath, I’m putting in bleached and unbleached Muslin 100% Cotton broadcloth and two different poly cotton blends Natural canvas Cotton Jersey Scrim Chintz Irish Linen Rayon Challis Natural burlap white Sultana Burlap and Polyester Gabardine In the Vinegar Dye bath, I’m putting in silk Chiffon silk Organza silk habutae silk Shantung 100% wool felt Rayon Wool Blend felt coated Nylon Oxford fabric Nylon stretch lace Nylon Crystal Organza and Nylon Glitz Sequins Stir continuously for anywhere between 15 minutes to an hour Take it out sooner for lighter colors or leave it in longer for Darker colors Make sure the dye is getting to all parts of the fabric.

So it won’t be splotchy here’s a couple tips for Dyeing: Wear gloves whenever handling the Dye and cover any surfaces that need protection before starting Dryclean only and fabrics that can’t withstand heat shouldn’t be dyed, but if you want to try test out a small piece first Keep in mind that most clothing is made of polyester thread which won’t die with rit all-purpose die Dyeing white fabrics has the best results you can dye other colors, but the original color may affect the outcome You can use rich color remover first to get rid of as much color as possible Remove the fabric from the dye bath when it reaches your desired color keep in mind Fabric looks Darker when wet We suggest using Rit Colorstay fixative before rinsing to increase color retention and reduce bleeding For small projects you can spray the fixative directly on the fabric until saturated or for larger items mix it in a water bath According to the instructions on the bottle.

Let it sit for 20 minutes Rinse the Fabric with warm water, then cooler water until it runs clear And finally hand wash or machine wash with warm water and air dry or tumble dry with an old towel. .

How To Build A Wooden Desk Lamp | DIY Project

Today I’m going to show you how to make this gorgeous looking wooden desk lamp using simple hand tools. For material I used two solid wood boards, one board 3 centimeters wide and thick, and another board 1 centimeter wide and thick. To create the lampshade, I used a piece of paper and the linen fabric. I also need a light bulb, a socket, and a cord. So, let’s get started! First, I marked all those dimensions needed for the lamp base. Then I cut the board using a handsaw. You can find the exact dimensions down in the video description.

Next, I’m sanding the edges of the pieces that I’ve cut to make them even, so it would be easier to work with the glue. To get the desired shape, I glued all the pieces of the wood together using a wood glue, a square ruler, and some clamps. You need a lot of patience, because you can’t glue all at once, but it’s definitely worth the time. Before gluing the last piece of wood I marked the center point of the lampshade and drilled a hole for the cord 4.5 centimeters deep using 6 millimeter bit. I extended the hole from the backside of the same piece of wood at a 45 degree angle, so it would be much easier for the cord to pass through. Then I glued up this last piece of the lamp base. Now let’s move on to the lampshade frame.

I marked the dimensions of the second board. I made a cuboid frame 20 centimeters high and 15 centimeters wide. So, I cut four pieces 12 centimeters long and eight pieces 13 centimeters long. The last and most important piece of wood is the frame support with size 5 by 13 centimeters. I used a 30 millimeter bit to countersink a hole 1 centimeter deep. then I used six millimeter bit to drill a hole all the way through, so that it perfectly matched the center of the base. The next step is building the cuboid frame. I glued all the pieces together and used square ruler along with the clamps to make a perfect right angle. To make everything nice and level, I’m going to hit with 120 grit sandpaper which should make a quick work of all the unevenness. then I finished it off with a spray paint. I painted both the base and the frame with the chocolate brown spray paint, because I wanted to create more contrast between them and the lampshade. I applied two coats of spray paint and left it to dry out.

After that, I moved on to making the lampshade. I used a paper roll and cut 62 by 21 centimeters of it. I also cut the linen fabric 63 by 23 centimeters, so that I could easily glue it to the paper, and fold the edges to get nice and smooth look. It took me some time until I finished gluing the fabric to the paper, because I wanted to make sure everything was lined up. I decided to use a wood glue and it actually turned out quite well. The glue wasn’t drying too fast, so I had some time to adjust the fabric to the paper with a ruler. I glued up the lampshade to the frame. It is very important to do this carefully, one side at a time, because you need to align the edges of the frame with the edges of the shade. I folded the fabric on the top of the frame to get the desired look, but you can skip this step simply by cutting the paper 20 centimeters wide at the beginning now. I can finally put all the pieces together. I’m mixing up some 5 min epoxy to stick the socket. I made sure everything was lined up, and then used wood glue to stick the lampshade to the base.

I held it with finger pressure for only a few minutes until the glue started to harden. I suggest you use LED light bulb, because it produces a very small insignificant amount of heat. This is the final result, and I ended up really liking it. Thank you so much for watching, and if you enjoyed this video hit the like button, and also subscribe to my channel if you want more DIY projects like this every week. .

Beekeeping for Beginners — Hive Set Up

Hi Im Tricia, an organic gardener. I grow organically for a healthy and safe food supply, for a clean and sustainable environment, for an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Increase the yields from your fruit trees and your vegetable garden and reap the sweet reward of honey by setting up a beehive in your own backyard. Today we’re gonna review what equipment you need and how to setup your hive.

First we need to select a dry level location that we can access year round. Ideally you’ll face the hive entrance towards the southern exposure. The bees will fly straight out of the entrance so make sure it’s not facing directly into a sidewalk, the neighbor’s yard, or your own family or pets play area. You can set up your hive to face a hedge or fence and the bees will quickly learn to fly up and over the barrier keeping them out of your hair, literally. Be aware of any pests in your neighborhood and plan accordingly.

For example, if you have bears in the area install an electric fence preemptively to keep them from getting a taste of the honey because once they get one taste they may just charge through an electric fence in the future. If you have skunks in the area build a stand for your hive to sit on that’s at least eighteen inches tall. What happens is the skunks at night will rile up the bees, then wait for them to fly out of the hive and eat them like candy. You can set up your hive either directly on the ground or on a flat surface like this pallet. This redwood hive stand will resist rot. This is a solid bottom board it helps keep the bottom of the hive secure. There also screened bottom boards that can help with monitoring pasts such as mites. This entrance reducer fits snugly into the bottom board and is useful while the colony establishes itself and does the trick for keeping mice out of the hive.

Once you see an increasing amount of bee traffic you can rotate the entrance reducer to the larger entrance or remove it all together. Depending on the weather and the availability of pollen when you get your new bees you may want to install a feeder. This will encourage the new colony to draw comb quickly so the queen can lay eggs and the workers can store pollen. If you want to use the entrance reducer and the feeder at the same time your going to need to cut your entrance reducer to size. The entrance feeder is great because you can add the sugar syrup without having to open the hive. The sugar syrup is just a combination of one to one ratio of organic sugar and hot water, let it cool before feeding the bees. Next up are the two brood chambers, these nine and five eighths inch boxes are gonna be the core of your bees home. Within these two boxes the queen will lay eggs which will turn into larvae, pupae and immature bees all of which are referred as brood, hence the name, brood chambers, or brood box.

These two brood boxes are where the bees will store their food to survive the winter. A beekeeper will inspect the chambers to be sure that they’re healthy but you don’t want to steal the honey from these bottom two chambers if you want your bees to survive the winter. Once the bees have filled up these boxes to about eighty five percent with brood and honey and that’ll take about six to twelve months then you can add an addition.

In order to keep the queen in the brood chambers lay a queen excluder on top of the brood chambers. The queen is much larger than the worker bees therefore she cannot fit through these narrow gaps but the workers can. Now for the sweet part, these are the honey supers and these are six and five eighths inch pine boxes that you’re gonna add to the top of your chambers. Add one of these additions at a time to your beehive. Once your super is about fifty percent full of honey you can add another one. You’ll notice that i’m setting up an eight frame hive today. This means that there’s eight of these wooden frames that the bees will draw their honeycomb onto in each box. Commercial apiaries will generally use a ten frame super but those can be very heavy up to about sixty pounds and for the home beekeeper you want it a little bit more manageable when you take your super inside the house to harvest the honey. the inner cover is set on top of the last super it has a hole for ventilation and provides insulation from extreme heat and cold.

And at last the cover which will provide protection from rain and snow and in this case it will add a decorative feature to the garden. Optionally you can secure your hive with tie downs or straps. This pine hive is beautiful and if you want it to retain its function and appearance it’s important to paint it before the bees arrive. I’m going to paint mine with this natural non-toxic poly whey clear varnish, but you can use latex on the outside. I’m starting with two hives and to make painting easier I’ve stacked all the boxes.

One of the best tips for beginners is to start with two bee hives like i’m doing today so that you can compare and contrast them over time helping you to better understand what normal looks like. Since bees can differentiate between colors have some fun and paint your hives different colors if you wish, and you’ll help your new bees better find their way home.

Now that everything is dry my hives are ready for the bees. I’m using the redwood base, the solid bottom board, the entrance reducer, two brood boxes, the inner cover, and the roof. I’m going to store the two supers and the queen excluder until i need them. So be a beekeeper and grow organic for life! .

DIY – Roll Up Blinds, how-to

We are here in our tiny outdoor kitchen in Hong Kong. And we would like to have some bamboo blinds. So I thought, why not make them ourselves, since we made the complete kitchen ourselves. This is kind of how our blind will look like. We have 5 eyes at the top. We will attach a rope in one of the eyes and then bring it to the back, bring it to the front, to another eye, and then bring it all the way to the right, and out, ready to pull. Same for the right side, we attach a rope to the top, bring it to the back, and to the front, into an eye and to the last eye, out, also ready to pull.

So when it’s rolled up it will look something like this. What we will use is a bamboo mat. Large enough to fit the window. Some cable ties. A big piece of rope. Some screw eyes. A wooden beam, and a wooden pole, or a plastic pole in my case. First I start with cutting the bamboo mat. Make it a bit taller then your window frame. Because we need some extra to cover the wooden beam and the pole. I place the beam on the top and cover it with the bamboo mat. Then I make some holes for the cable ties and tie it together. When the beam is attached to the mat, I will turn the mat around and go to the other side, to attach the pole.

Same way with the holes and the cable ties. Make sure you cut them tight, so it won’t be a problem when rolling the blind. Ok now it’s time for the eye screws. Together we will place 5 of them. first I use a normal screw to pre screw the hole, so it will be more easy to put the eye screw in there. When the 5 eyes are attached to the beam, we are ready to apply the rope. Attach the rope to the top eye and then go all the way to the back and come back to the front and get your rope through the eye on top, and then bring it to the right, and get it through the right eye, and the left side is finished. Then same for the right side, all the way to the back, to the front, and through the top eye and to the most right eye. And that’s it.

Now the blind is ready, the only thing I have to do is to attach it. Thank you for watching. If you like my videos, please subscribe. .

Easy DIY Baby Blanket Sewing Tutorial

Hi, I’m Jen from Online Fabric Store. Making a baby blanket is fun because you get to choose prints and colors you like. The blanket I’m going to make is quick and easy. So let’s get started. The materials you’ll need are: 1 yard of minky, I’m using Gray Minky Dot fabric, 1 yard of cotton, I’m using Michael Miller Zoology Sea fabric, fabric scissors, a fabric marker, a ruler, ballpoint pins, and thread. Measure a 36 by 36 inch square out of the cotton and minky fabrics. Make sure you’re measuring on the wrong side of the fabric. Cut out both squares. Place the wrong side of the minky fabric on the table. Center the cotton fabric over the minky with the right side facing up. Fold the edges over 1 inch twice on all four sides and pin. For the corners, snip the extra fabric off at an angle before folding. Stitch with a 1/4 inch seam allowance along the fold line.

Back stitch at the beginning and the end. To keep the corners down, stitch along the outside edge. The baby blanket is now complete. By folding the edges over it gives the blanket a border and creates a finished look. You can use either side of this blanket. Thanks for watching this OFS project. .

How To Install Bamboo Screening – DIY At Bunnings

I’m going to show you how to install bamboo screening. Material we need for the job are our netting clips, our wire and our eyelets. Tools we need for the job are our drill, tape measure, screwdriver, pliers and our crimping tool. We’re going to install our eyelets into the fence to run our wire through to hang the bamboo fencing off. Now we’ve got three eyelets so we’re just going to fix them to the same heart of the rails of the fence, starting from the top and working down. I’ve got my drill with my drill bit so I’m going to do a pilot hole. A handy hint when fixing the eyelets to the fence is use a screwdriver, fit it through the eyelet like that, and then just turn it. Also too, when you’ve finished screwing in the eyelet to the fence, make sure that it is running vertically to take your wire to run down the fence. Now we have our first row of eyelets in, we’re going to go ahead and install the rest of our eyelets along our fence.

Now, the distance that we have to span, we’re going to go one in the middle and then one at either end. The next step in the process is running our wire through the eyelets and tying it off at each end. You might need someone to give you a hand with this so I’ve got my mate Andy to come and give me a hand. He’s going to hold one end and we’re going to measure our length of wire before we fit it through the eyelets. Thank you Andy. Now we’re going to cut it to length. When you cut it, it always pays to do 100mm extra than what you need so you’ve got wire to tie it off.

Now that we’ve cut our wire, we’re going to feed it through the eyelets and tie it off. So now that we’ve got our wires run through our eyelets, we’re going to fix it off at each end. It’s just a matter of getting your wire and just twisting it round each other and then snipping it off at the end. Now that we’ve got this end tied off, we’re going to go down the other end and take tension on the wire and tie the other end off. It’s also a good idea that as you’re walking down the wire to stretch it out and take any kinks out of it as you’re working down it. Next step in the process is to roll out our bamboo fencing, fixing the bamboo fencing to our wire with our crimping tool and our netting clips.

It’s just a simple process of putting the netting clip in the crimping tool like that, and then applying pressure just to clamp it down like that. We’re going to go ahead and crimp the rest of the wire, doing spaces at three to four hundred as we go along on each wire. When we get to the next bamboo sheet, it’s just a matter of rolling it out and butting it up to the existing bamboo sheet, and then crimping it off. Now that we have crimped off our three wires, we’ve got a bit of an opening at the top up there. It’s just a matter of bringing them together and crimping them together on these two wires out of there. Now that we’ve got our bamboo screening rolled out against the fence, it’s just a matter of crimping off this end. Now it’s also a good tip that when you’re crimping it just to make sure that you crimp it through a loop of the wire, so you can take tension on it and so it doesn’t slide down the wire.

As you can see, we’ve come to the end of our run. We have a little bit of overhang. It’s just a simple matter of getting your tin snips and snipping off each wire, leaving an inch overhang from the end of the eyelet. And that’s how you go about installing bamboo screening. .

Homemade Sushi | Fleur & Mike

Hello, guys, and welcome back to our kitchen. Today I’m so excited because we’re making sushi. Thank you so much to Elizebeth Pinchuk and Ceci Couture who requested that we make sushi. The main thing with sushi is actually the rice and we’ve made this in advance because it needs to be cold before you roll it, otherwise it will wreck the whole thing. So what we have done is cooked up our rice with rice wine vinegar. I’m actually gonna be making California roll. Mike’s inventing his own. I’m gonna pop my bamboo mat on there. I haven’t made sushi in a long time. I’ve made it before but I haven’t made it in about five years probably. And then you flip it over so you have a nice, flat cling film base. So mine, I have to do something really technical with. I just put it down and that’s it. Pass me the nori, please.

There you go. – We have the seaweed. Well, you make sure we got wet hands. Apparently, you should still be able to see some seaweed through your rice. I’m going to do exactly the same with my rice, though we’ll be doing something slightly different in a second. Need more water. Oh, you’re not wrong. You know what? I’m gonna put a mug of water for finger dipping right here.

Work well done, sous chef. I’m gonna leave a little lip. I’ve got a lip. It’s quite a fun sushi. It’s also quite fun to make with little kiddies, if you have any kiddies, or any nieces or nephews. So then I’m gonna flip mine over because mine is gonna be inside out. Ooh, don’t know if I’d be doing that right now. Are you ready? I’m gonna start to fill mine up, so I’m kind of doing my own crazy mixtures. So I’m gonna start with some prawns. So I’m gonna measure how much chive I want, which is about yae much and you pop. So I’m gonna add some cream cheese in. Mike, that is way too much cream cheese. No, it’s not, this is gonna be good. Can I have a little bit of cream cheese for mine? You’re not allowed any ’cause you didn’t request it. This is not your cream cheese. It’s my cream cheese, it’s my recipe. Fine. Now I’m just putting some wasabi all the way along. Now it doesn’t look like I put much on, but trust me, it will knock your socks off.

I’m gonna take a piece of cucumber like this and then I’m gonna pop it… pop it in the middle. I’m also gonna take some avocado and then I’m also taking my seafood sticks, you can use fresh crab if you want, but it’s pretty hard to find. Section off a bit, ’cause you don’t want a whole one, you probably want like a half of one. This is how we roll. You take it and roll it over.

This is not gonna work. – It’s the moment of truth. You’ve got to squish it together ’cause the avocado needs squishing down. Squish it like that. Or maybe it will. And then you take it over and you roll it again to the edge and you squish it so it’s kind of square. Interesting. And moment of truth. Are we ready for this? So yours has turned out pretty well. There’s a slight issue on the basis that you’ve done this before, I have not. You have, you’ve done it with me before. Never. I’ve never actually rolled one. I’ve never rolled one. He’s lying to you. He’s copying me. He wouldn’t have done this otherwise. I would have done this exactly what I knew what to do. Copying me again. Whatever. And then… It does look really tasty. A little bit of water on the edge, which Fleur didn’t note to do, which I did.

There we go. Right. Let’s take these off and let’s make some more. And then we can get chopping. I’m gonna add… Smoked ham and cream cheese and cucumber. Okay, I’m going for a veggie one, which is, just using all the vegetables. Smoked salmon. Mine’s gonna be awesome. Nice. – Over filled. See, your technique doesn’t work. Gonna squish it out in the end. Whereas mine on the other hand…

Oh, wait. I forgot to turn it over. So it’s not gonna like yours. Yours looks rubbish now, mine looks amazing. That… Just wrap it in another piece of seaweed. That’s cheating. It’s not. You snooze you lose. There’s cream cheese everywhere. It’s chopping time. You’re doing the chopping. Wet knife, wet fingers because you don’t want to stick to everything. I’m gonna chop the end off first and discard that because we do not want it.

Goodbye. This is the one I’m excited about. – This is Mike’s original one. – This is my original new style. It looks good. So I’m gonna put some ginger on here and I’m gonna put a massive lump because I know Fleur loves her ginger. I’m also gonna add some wasabi and I’m gonna add a big chunk of this ’cause I like a lot of wasabi on mine. And then some soy sauce for dipping. So excited. Can we eat them? Now please. We can. We can eat them now. It’s the moment of truth. I’ve got mine. My favourite food in the world. It’s amazing. I’m not holding back, I’m going for a second.

Can we make sushi at home all the time? Hmm. If you haven’t already subscribed, then please do. And a massive shout out as well to Elizabeth Pinchuk and Ceci Couture for recommending this recipe, because I really wanted to make sushi anyway sp. Mm, good recipe. – Thank you. If you have any suggestions, let us know in the comments section below. And we will see you next Wednesday. Bye, guys. – Bye. .

Homemade Sushi | Fleur & Mike

Hello, guys, and welcome back to our kitchen. Today I’m so excited because we’re making sushi. Thank you so much to Elizebeth Pinchuk and Ceci Couture who requested that we make sushi. The main thing with sushi is actually the rice and we’ve made this in advance because it needs to be cold before you roll it, otherwise it will wreck the whole thing. So what we have done is cooked up our rice with rice wine vinegar. I’m actually gonna be making California roll. Mike’s inventing his own. I’m gonna pop my bamboo mat on there.

I haven’t made sushi in a long time. I’ve made it before but I haven’t made it in about five years probably. And then you flip it over so you have a nice, flat cling film base. So mine, I have to do something really technical with. I just put it down and that’s it. Pass me the nori, please. There you go. – We have the seaweed. Well, you make sure we got wet hands. Apparently, you should still be able to see some seaweed through your rice. I’m going to do exactly the same with my rice, though we’ll be doing something slightly different in a second. Need more water. Oh, you’re not wrong. You know what? I’m gonna put a mug of water for finger dipping right here. Work well done, sous chef. I’m gonna leave a little lip. I’ve got a lip. It’s quite a fun sushi. It’s also quite fun to make with little kiddies, if you have any kiddies, or any nieces or nephews. So then I’m gonna flip mine over because mine is gonna be inside out. Ooh, don’t know if I’d be doing that right now. Are you ready? I’m gonna start to fill mine up, so I’m kind of doing my own crazy mixtures.

So I’m gonna start with some prawns. So I’m gonna measure how much chive I want, which is about yae much and you pop. So I’m gonna add some cream cheese in. Mike, that is way too much cream cheese. No, it’s not, this is gonna be good. Can I have a little bit of cream cheese for mine? You’re not allowed any ’cause you didn’t request it. This is not your cream cheese. It’s my cream cheese, it’s my recipe. Fine. Now I’m just putting some wasabi all the way along. Now it doesn’t look like I put much on, but trust me, it will knock your socks off. I’m gonna take a piece of cucumber like this and then I’m gonna pop it… pop it in the middle. I’m also gonna take some avocado and then I’m also taking my seafood sticks, you can use fresh crab if you want, but it’s pretty hard to find.

Section off a bit, ’cause you don’t want a whole one, you probably want like a half of one. This is how we roll. You take it and roll it over. This is not gonna work. – It’s the moment of truth. You’ve got to squish it together ’cause the avocado needs squishing down. Squish it like that. Or maybe it will. And then you take it over and you roll it again to the edge and you squish it so it’s kind of square. Interesting. And moment of truth. Are we ready for this? So yours has turned out pretty well. There’s a slight issue on the basis that you’ve done this before, I have not. You have, you’ve done it with me before. Never. I’ve never actually rolled one. I’ve never rolled one. He’s lying to you. He’s copying me. He wouldn’t have done this otherwise. I would have done this exactly what I knew what to do.

Copying me again. Whatever. And then… It does look really tasty. A little bit of water on the edge, which Fleur didn’t note to do, which I did. There we go. Right. Let’s take these off and let’s make some more. And then we can get chopping. I’m gonna add… Smoked ham and cream cheese and cucumber. Okay, I’m going for a veggie one, which is, just using all the vegetables. Smoked salmon. Mine’s gonna be awesome. Nice. – Over filled. See, your technique doesn’t work.

Gonna squish it out in the end. Whereas mine on the other hand… Oh, wait. I forgot to turn it over. So it’s not gonna like yours. Yours looks rubbish now, mine looks amazing. That… Just wrap it in another piece of seaweed. That’s cheating. It’s not. You snooze you lose. There’s cream cheese everywhere. It’s chopping time. You’re doing the chopping. Wet knife, wet fingers because you don’t want to stick to everything. I’m gonna chop the end off first and discard that because we do not want it. Goodbye. This is the one I’m excited about. – This is Mike’s original one. – This is my original new style. It looks good. So I’m gonna put some ginger on here and I’m gonna put a massive lump because I know Fleur loves her ginger. I’m also gonna add some wasabi and I’m gonna add a big chunk of this ’cause I like a lot of wasabi on mine. And then some soy sauce for dipping. So excited. Can we eat them? Now please.

We can. We can eat them now. It’s the moment of truth. I’ve got mine. My favourite food in the world. It’s amazing. I’m not holding back, I’m going for a second. Can we make sushi at home all the time? Hmm. If you haven’t already subscribed, then please do. And a massive shout out as well to Elizabeth Pinchuk and Ceci Couture for recommending this recipe, because I really wanted to make sushi anyway sp. Mm, good recipe. – Thank you.

If you have any suggestions, let us know in the comments section below. And we will see you next Wednesday. Bye, guys. – Bye. .

Underground House – DIY | How to build a house under the ground

Hey Guys What’s up friends? It’s me the Interesting and I’m Ficus You have asked us to make a house under the ground And today we’ll do it And if you, Yes, You haven’t subscribed to our channel yet Make sure to do it right now So let’s get started Guys, we need to dig a big pit. You can understand And for this we need a shovel, right? Let’s take 2 of them Now both of us have a separate shovel Stop it, People are looking at us So guys, now we are removing the top layer of the soil with grass when our house will be ready, we’ll lay a roof on the top in order to disguise it so that it’ll be not visible Snowman for the Poor It digs quite well but still it’s difficult.

We’ve already been digging around for 3 hours Guys, we are so tired of digging that we realized that this is really difficult so we decided to call an Excavator Guys, this is the fastest transport in the world Sergey, can you imagine this land is thousand years old Really? Maybe we’ll find some caveman there I need your clothes I’ll be back We thought that we can dig up such a pit by ourselves But we couldn’t Whoa, amazing Its cool, isn’t it? Guys, really cool Guys, today we’ll not have time to do anything, so tomorrow we’ll start constructing our house Yes, and it’ll be beautiful It’ll be really awesome, guys Look how high it is, exactly an outstretched arm Really It seems to me, we overdid it Guys, our venue can’t be changed and we’re back in the hardware store In my favorite “Leroy Merlin” Damn! It’s very difficult to choose the boards.

All of them are with knots, so they need to be chosen accurately Guys, without my help they can’t do anything, really For our house we took a cypress. It smells very cool. But you know it’s a street plant so later we’ll place it outside Guys, we have fully packed up the car with the goods from which we will make our house It’s really full.

Look at the top These are OSB sheets from which we’ll make the framework Today really we’ve got a lot of things and above all there are more passengers today so we don’t have enough space in the car Alight, Hurry up! Let’s move, we need to build the house How should we call our tree? Arthur? Is it suitable name? We watched a movie about King Arthur Yes, exactly Guys, I think you all know about the movie King Arthur, we really enjoyed watching it. Alright guys, we have arrived to the pace with all the materials From which we will construct our house And everything is so calculated, so now we should start the construction And what do you think we should do first? Well at first we need to make a ladder Then start making it And now I am leveling the walls, so that these boards fit well inside We’ve already done with the floor Guys, It’s started raining. We need to do it faster It’s already so cozy feeling inside Here we go Our box is ready. Only thing left is to put the roof and make some decor in the house so that we feel inside cozy and comfortable Aren’t you scared? No I can already imagine the picture.

Here we have the shelves, tables and chairs. It all closes and it has a small hole leading outwards This is for the fresh air to enter inside the house because we’ll close it completely. And in case of rain or something, there will be ventilation We have already begun to paint the walls of our house Look, What happened to this! You had such a nice shoes Yes, it was nice Well it’s an acrylic paint, everything will be ok Aha, need to clean them Guys, now it’s time to cover this area with soil so that our house will be unnoticeable for others Wow! Cool I heard something sputtering.

I thought that you are going to cover me inside Come and have a look inside, I’ve almost painted it and it looks cool Wow, it’s so awesome and cozy inside Wow, we got here Christmas tree Christmas tree- Arthur, guys! Woah! Superb! but who is it? This is drawn by Ira. It’s you and Ficus It’s really nice I really like it, guys Just the halo from above, it’s clearly not about him It’s exactly about me We bought such big solar lighting lamps, which are charged from the Sun and lights at night It’s just perfect, because here we have got such holders You take it from the street, put it here and you’ll have a light at home. So now we let it charge to use it later Guys, we’ll really have an exhaust fan. We bought such a fan which we’ll fix it over here Here it is And now we fix it here. So guys we have such a fan inside. It will be pump in fresh air when the door is closed Cool Fresh air from the street This is protection against mad drunkards and drug addicts Wow, it worked immediately Yes So bright! Don’t even have to close anything Just because it’s already dark here I’m terribly tired today But I’m very glad that we made this house.

I have incredible emotions. I just can’t show them, because I’m very tired We did everything in this house to make it comfortable for living. You look at this wall. It’s really kick-ass Roughly speaking, this is not a wall, it’s like a studio You can bring here people for photography and make some money. It’ll be cool, right? Everything is stylish. By the way, it’s Dima who was actually designed the interior So without his help, it wouldn’t have been so attractive inside No, It was actually a good team work Ok, we were an excellent team Today you need to spend the night here, remember? Yes, by tradition Did you hear it guys? It’s the exhaust fan working. Really it can be felt Can you imagine? Here you can even walk. In the evening, anybody can pass around it and nothing will fall apart He won’t even notice it. Yes, that’s true Yes Well, it’s necessary to moisten a little bit with water so that the grass would be well sprouted.

And then it will be completely unnoticeable as everything will grow together with the ground and it’ll be alright Guys, agree with us that we got a cool underground house. Yeah? I thought that our house would be 3 times smaller We are delighted and hope you are too. So please give it a like Yes guys, please support this video and leave your comments down below Write us guys, what kind of house should we make next? We really like this category.

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