For a while now , I've been thinking about how to help people get started with comic books. There are lots of 'how to draw' videos on YouTube, but they are often too advanced for beginners, or just don't deal with the issue of story writing - at least not for beginners. So, I decided to see if I could come up with a simple plan, just a few steps, that anyone could follow, which would produce a simple story with simple drawings. I just published a version of this to my YouTube channel. GIve it a try, and let me know what you think.
I've just published what I hope will be the first of an ongoing monthly series of videos I’m calling ‘Hidden Gems’.
Most of what we see on YouTube is brought to our attention by algorithms that filter the many millions of videos that are available. Inevitably, a few videos get most of the views, but this is not necessarily a reflection of the quality of the videos. There are high quality videos that get very few views.
Each month I want to share with you some of the art related videos that you might not get to see because of YouTube’s algorithms - the hidden gems of YouTube art videos.
You, my subscribers can help me with this project by sending me links to art related videos you have discovered that have very few views, and which have been newly published. So, for example, please leave links to videos published in February 2019 in the comments section of my Hidden Gems video. If by the end of February these videos have failed to reach a good number of viewers I will include them in the ‘Hidden Gems’ series published in March. Hopefully, we can do this each month.
These videos can be anything art related, from tutorials about art techniques, to videos about artists, or art history, and so on.
I hope you will enjoy this series of videos, and thank you for leaving your links below.
Here are the links to the videos I discovered last month, which you may enjoy:
1 - George Rodriguez, A Life In Art
2 “draw with charcoal 4 tips on drawing with charcoal drawing tutorials”
3 - "My Grandpa"
4 - Art Tech Documentary
5 - Starting Documentary Photography
6 - A Potter | Short Documentary of a Potter in Nepal
7 - Bydee Man | Arts in Context Shorts
8 - "The Light". Art in Uzbekistan.
Kathryn Hickman just sent me some clips of the animations she has been working on at college. Please leave questions and comments for Kathryn on the YouTube video, or email me directly. Perhaps I can persuade Kathryn to do a follow up video with answers to your questions...
I just published the first of a series of videos about my student AJ's new piece. It is an unusual process, and one that will only become clear towards the end of the making (we hope! - this is all very experimental); so, I posted the first video as a sort of puzzle to be solved.