Day 15: My Latest YouTube Upload
Updated: Jun 26
I’ll be cheeky right off the bat and ask you to subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven’t already done so. Thank you for your support in advance. 😊 Had to get that in there on the off chance that you find this post so boring or just can’t be bothered to read all the way through to the end if I put it there.
So, I want to talk a little bit about my latest YouTube upload. I’ve really been making a conscious effort to get out of my own way and buckle down to go that extra bit further and make sure I complete my targets (that I’m very behind on, nothing to do with the COVID actually FYI). I’ve put together a simple schedule that will help me to complete tasks while also giving me the flexibility to still be able to do some other things and not get completely bored doing just one thing. My schedule is simple: I basically set each week of the month for a particular project. So, I basically have one week (the 3rd week) for editing art videos, of which I have quite a few.
Since the beginning of the lock down I had spent quite a lot of time trying to get acquainted with my camera and the discomfort of being filmed while making art. Hats off to every artist out there that films their own videos. It’s got to be one of the most uncomfortable things that you can do, for me at least it is. I’ve been trying to play around with what feels the most comfortable. I think I’ve finally found something that works for me thanks to my very sweet a lovely niece who is always full of new and innovative ideas (where would I be without you Zara? Xx)
So, this latest video is a simple drawing in white pen over an acrylic background. I actually really love this technique as it’s a really simple way to create a mixed media artwork. I first tried it out with oil painting and then drawing over with a Sharpie oil pen but the 3 drawings in this particular video I did as part of an Instagram takeover for the Instagram account ‘Sisters Only’. I wanted to be able to show the whole process in the day so of course I used acrylics. I do have a preference to oils though and have many more videos to upload of the same style drawings over oil paint.
I used the colours: phthalo blue, ultramarine, cerulean, white and violet to paint the backgrounds. I’m sure that I also filmed this part from the acrylic paintings but I can’t find the footage at the moment, once I do, I promise I’ll put it in a video and show the whole process from start to finish. Insha Allah (God willing)