By Lizette Mendoza
Art can be used as a way to express yourself, but it can also be used as a way to relax as well. Art is constantly evolving, so following various artists on YouTube can help you gain different points of view. Here are some channels that will inspire you, help you enhance your art skills and give you a chance to relax.
1. Watercolor by Shibasaki has videos that are usually five to 15 minutes long. Shibasaki says he would like to inform people of life in Japan and Japanese traditions, which is why all of the tutorials focus on Japanese landscapes. He engages with the audience in an easy and positive way. Watching him will definitely brighten up your day even if you do not want to watercolor. He is definitely worth watching, because it is like hanging out with your grandpa.
2. Emmy Kalia draws realistic portraits of people and everyday objects using traditional methods. In her videos she says she likes to draw the real emotions felt by people. She also shares with her audience the belief that art requires motivation more than talent. This is the reason she goes into great detail when explaining to viewers how to draw. Her YouTube is good for those who want to get better using pencil and paper.
3. James Popsys is a photography YouTuber that focuses on travel and adventure photography. His tutorials are helpful if you are interested in the technical side of using a camera, but are also good if you want tricks and tips for photos and photoshoots. Watching his YouTube videos will give you insight on photography gear, photo concepts and editing styles.
4. SerpaDesign is for you if you are interested in creating something, but are not into traditional mediums. SerpaDesign teaches viewers how to make vivariums at different price points. This includes big terrariums, small terrariums, aquariums and paludariums. The idea is to inform people about nature and teach them how to use nature in an artistic way. Everything is DIY and videos range in difficulty level, so there is something for everyone.
5. Xia Taptara does tutorials for digital art. There are videos on color theory, blending and other concepts for beginners. This includes walkthroughs of the concepts and more complicated art theory videos. Videos teach how to draw in different art styles. This YouTube channel is good for all levels of learners as well, and some of the videos teach how to freelance your art.
There is always room to improve your skills even if you are already an experienced and talented artist. Looking at different art forms can push you as an artist and motivate artists everywhere.
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