Everyone can appreciate art.
Whether you’re into gallery paintings or love a chalk drawing on the sidewalk, art is something anyone can appreciate. It has the ability to evoke a whole host of emotions and often leaves those who view it with a large amount of inspiration to make some of their own. But why limit it to the real world when you can share it with thousands (and millions) of people on the internet?
Through YouTube videos, many artists have been sharing their passion with anyone who will watch. From realistic portraits to cartoons and many more, they’ve been spreading awareness of their talents worldwide and are doing so in a way that’s innovative and modern, which means you no longer need to visit a gallery to view impressive works of art.
Since we love art so much, we thought it was about time we share a few of our fave YouTube artists. Each has their own style and brings something unique to the table, and we’re completely obsessed, so more talking. Let’s jump right into our Five of the Best: YouTube Artists!
Giant Cupcake Painting – Original | BananaJamana
Kicking off this Five of the Best is the one and only Jamie Jo, who has been sharing her artistic abilities on YouTube for years – and has gained quite a following doing so.
Whether you’re a fan of pop culture, Pokémon, anime or Disney, there’s something for everyone on Jamie’s channel. She’s wowed us with realistic paintings of Newt Scamander and Harley Quinn, had us in disbelief with her portraits of Moana and Miguel Rivera, and left us audibly “awe-ing” over her adorable takes of Pokémon. Her talent is out of this world and has afforded her some much deserved success, including her very own gallery show. (Which we hope is the first of many.)
We can’t wait to see where Jamie’s art takes her. She has a bright future ahead of her, so we know whatever it is will be a wonderful adventure!
Tangled Lantern Scene Speedpaint Collab w/ Cotton Bun | Chloe Rose Art
It’s not a secret that we here at TenEighty HQ love Chloe Rose, and it’s not just because she was kind enough to lend her artistic skills to our 2017 physical magazine. She’s bringing variety to the genre and we’re absolutely hooked on her channel!
While her channel might be filled with the usual videos you’d find, such as speed paintings and tutorials, it also hosts a variety of content that is art-focused, but can appeal to fans of other genres. A fan of comedy? Check out her Types of Art Critics video. Looking for something a bit random? Watch Mixing All My Acrylic Paints Together. Her bubbly and upbeat personality is both infectious and welcoming, and at the rate her channel’s growing it wouldn’t surprise us if the wider YouTuber community starts to take notice of her content.
Chloe, let’s collab again soon, okay?
Time Lapse Illustration: Ink & Watercolour Characters | Guy Larsen
Looking for an artist with a unique flair to them? Then we highly suggest giving Guy Larsen‘s channel a watch. From short films to illustration videos, Guy’s catalogue of work is a vast as it is impressive, and it deserves to have all eyes on it.
What we love most about Guy’s work is the artistic liberty he takes with it. His drawings and illustrations are unlike anything we’ve seen before. He creates the weird and realistic, and blends the two in such a way that we’re left speechless. One of our favourite projects of his is his “children’s book” series. Normally touching upon recent news, the books include Jake Paul Says Sorry! and Donald Trump and The Wig Of Evil. (The latter of which is one of our all-time fave videos ever. Period.)
Oh, and did we mentioned Guy doesn’t limit himself to his own channel? He’s worked on music videos for an up-and-coming YouTuber named dodie. See his work in such videos as Intertwined and In The Middle.
The REAL Scarf Demon | Painting Talk | ScarfDemon
If you’ve been on YouTube for any length of time, odds are you’ve seen Chloe Dungate‘s work. From her own videos to her collaborations with fellow creators, she’s been making a name for herself on the site for years and we’ve been in love with her art since coming upon her channel.
Chloe’s cartoon style is fun, easy-going and something you’d expect to see on Gravity Falls or Adventure Time, and her channel is an artist’s dream. She’ll often include illustrations in her videos, such as A Beginner’s Guide to Living With People, and she’s often very open about her creative process. She’ll also do fun little projects on her channel, such as Fan Art July, and is a frequent collaborator with DoodleTube.
My YouTube Debut! | WATERCOLOUR ILLUSTRATION (Kuretake Gansai Tambi) | magicianbelle
Closing out this art-related Five of the Best is Charlie Belle, who, since her YouTube debut just under a year ago, has been steadily making a name for herself with her unique and whimsical artwork. From watercolour pieces to marker and ink illustrations, she’s constantly sharing her artistic skills online and we’ve been completely obsessed!
Charlie has been pursuing art since her teens and has experience in everything from digital art to fashion design and tattooing. She’s currently working as a freelance illustrator and is using her social media accounts and her Etsy store to spread word of her artwork. She’s one of our fave up-and-comers, and we feel her style is one in a million. From her anime pieces to original works, her abilities with a paintbrush (and a marker!) leave us constantly in awe.
Thanks for sharing your talent on YouTube, Charlie!
So there you have it…
Our Five of the Best: YouTube Artists! Is it just us or do you now have the overwhelming urge to head to your local art shop and grab some supplies? Paints, coloured pencils, pastels – the possibilities are endless. Who knows, with enough practice, maybe we’ll be the next Picasso or van Gogh!
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