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February 18th, 2013 #1Registered User
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Which youtube videos can help my drawing?
There are so many tutorials, id like to know which ones are actually useful and can be dependable as an educational tool.
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There is one thing that can help your drawing: it is drawing.
You are not drawing while you are watching videos.
You can look up demos by artists who you know are good, but they mostly are useful just for looking at how they work. If they explain their thinking process, it can be more enlightening. Occasionally you can glean a good trick or two, but overall I'd not rely on videos.
Especially because Youtube is full of demos and "tutorials" by people who haven't got a clue.
Books provide the same information, but in more concentrated and accessible form. Stick with books, and above all, practice, practice, practice.
February 18th, 2013 #3
I have a small playlist in my profile. Just a bunch of speedpaintings and stuff, nothing serious or even useful, but fun to watch. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7CC35DBDE446296A
February 18th, 2013 #4Registered User
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you should check proko in youtube.
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Stan Prokopenko knows what he's doing (trained at Watts Atelier afaik) and his videos are just very nicely done.
Why people seem to have forgotten how to use a damned book I will never get though. You need to be able to read to use youtube, so they're not illiterate, then how is it that when something is printed on paper people switch their brains off?!
February 18th, 2013 #7
**Finished Work Thread **Process Thread **Edges Tutorial
Crash Course for Artists, Illustrators, and Cartoonists, NYC, the 2013 Edition!
"Work is more fun than fun."
"Art is supposed to punch you in the brain, and it's supposed to stay punched."
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February 18th, 2013 #9Registered User
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Though in general I agree that people should read more books.
Back on topic, while his videos are about multiple subjects around concept art including painting and design and not just drawing, you should nevertheless check out Feng Zhu: http://www.youtube.com/user/FZDSCHOOL/videos?view=0
February 18th, 2013 #10
Reading isn't that hard, thinking is. I guess that's to a certain extent the problem with books. Watching an instructor draw seems to require no thinking. Just let it wash over you, lesson learned. It's an illusion of course. I have found that if I really want to take away something from a video or real life lesson, it takes just as much thinking and attention as does learning from a book.
Unless you're willing to put that amount of work in (and being unable or unwilling to read instructional books is a good indicator for the inability to do so), all the videos in the world aren't going to do you any good.
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