I am a class person. I like taking classes to learn something new! However, two art-related hobbies I wanted to learn I also didn’t want to pay to learn. Here’s how I used YouTube to brush up on art.
When I learned to watercolor I had the brush, colors, paper and water. But I had no idea what I was doing. So I YouTubed it. I found a ton of lessons, ranging from what type of brushes and paper to use to different techniques.
One tip when looking for YouTube lessons is to be specific with your search. Maybe you want a 101 watercolor lesson for beginners. Or maybe you want to perfect your watercolor flowers. Whatever it may be, be specific with your searches to help you narrow down your choices. And watch the first minute or so of a few videos to see what you like before investing your time.
I found a few people on YouTube I liked for watercolor tips and tricks. That led me to search more of their videos which was also helpful because I knew the types of lessons I’d be getting.
Creating art on an iPad is wonderful because you have so many options, especially if you use Procreate. But one problem is you have so many options. There are a ton of pencils and pens and styles and designs to choose from when you start illustrating with an iPad.
Experts on YouTube help break down concepts like layering and can teach you things you’d likely not figure out on your own.
Another tip: give it time! Make sure you really set aside at least 20 minutes per ‘lesson’ so you can start to develop your skills. You need to devote the time in order to make it work.
Now get out there and start growing your creativity today!