Monday, August 7, 2017

My First Art Tutorial Video (Paint Splatter And Drips)

The paint splatter I created during my very first art tutorial.
Don't Drink The Paint Water Mug avalable HERE.

A couple of weeks ago I posted a photo of my "Art Sisters 4 Ever" Greeting Card on Instagram and got a comment from a fellow artist named Jessie who asked if I could make a tutorial on how I created the paint drips I used for that image.  I have to admit my first thought was, "I don't create tutorials!" but then I thought, "Why don't I?"

Before I could talk myself out of it, I replied to Jessie that yes, I would create a tutorial for her.

Of course after that my anti-muse/inner perfectionist started talking to me.  She told me I better do some research on how to do this correctly, that I might need some kind of new equipment to do it perfectly, that I should probably spend hours practicing before I attempted it...blah, blah, blah...yada, yada, yada.

I listened to my anti-muse for far too long resulting in many days of procrastination and then finally I decided to sit down at my desk and just do the best I could at that point in time.

So below you will find my very first video tutorial.  It is so far from perfect!  I know I had problems with lighting and video quality and I didn't even realize there was train noise in the background until I watched it back.  However, that is life in my studio! Hopefully, it still does the job of demonstrating my technique for Jessie or anyone else who was curious about it.

While I sincerely hope that my imperfect video is of some value to my fellow artists, I know that the act of creating it had value for me.  It reminded me of the fresh energy and inspiration that comes with trying new things and that the best way for me to learn is by doing.

So thank you Jessie for getting me to try something outside of my comfort zone.  It is just one more example of the good things that can happen when artists support and encourage each other!

I'm excited to experiment more with taking videos (and hopefully I will get better at it) and even created an I Believe In Art YouTube Channel for this and future video projects.

If you would like to suggest an idea for a future video, share tips for how to make them better than this one (I would be so grateful) or just want to say hello, please feel free to do so in the comments below.

Thanks so much for reading and viewing.

Until next time, happy creating!

Peace, Love and Art,

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