I have been addicted to watching/listening to art related videos on YouTube, and today I want to share some of my very favourite ones with you. I devided them up in two categories, art-advice and techniques. I did my best to make this list a bit compact, I don't want to flood you guys with stuff to watch 🙂 The ones featured are ones I really enjoy myself.
I often listen to these while I am drawing or photoshopping or doing some other activity that doesn't require to much brain power, otherwise they might be a bit boring. Anyway here are my favourite advice videos/channels:
- Will Terry, I have listened to like 100 videos of this guy and there are still so many left! Will Terry is a childerens book illustrator and has been an illustrator for 30 years. He discusses very interesting questions like How to get noticed as an illustrator? Am I good enough to be an illustrator? and many more. I also like Illustration Dance Party!!! just for fun 🙂
- Draw with Jazza, although his art style is not really my thing Jazza does have some good advice videos like: Improve your Art Skills and How to make money with your art.
- The Art of Aaron Blaise: Aaron Blaise has worked as an animator for Disney and his skills are amazing. I really liked this introduction in drawing in photoshop. This video about persistence is very interesting as well.
- Frannerd, I only just found this channel but I am in loooove. She is so funny and the things she says really make a lot of sense to me. Plus she is vegan, has a cat, and bunting on the background of her videos so *bonuspoints* This video about proactiveness is really great.
Learning new techniques is super inspiring to me. It does make me want to buy all the art supplies though. Here are a couple of tutorials that I liked a lot.
- Cross hatching
- Dip pens
- Negative water colouring also gold watercolour = *heart-eyes*
- How to Ink by Merry doodles, I love this woman she is so fun and slightly strange 🙂
YouTube is the best tool for learning new skills for me. As I am dyslectic, but I think this also goes for 'normal' people, It is so much less effort if someone explains it to you verbally with some nice images than if I would have to read it. Also isn't it wonderful how much you can learn online without even having to pay money for it!
Do you ever check out art videos on YouTube? what are your favourites? please share your tips in the comments, I would love to get to know some new channels!