Draw a Hero Portrait With Me!

At last! The second part to the hero portrait drawing tutorial is now up on YouTube. It took a long time, I know, I’m sorry, I just couldn’t face the amount of time it takes to edit these things.

It took 3 days. Three days to edit footage that I shot back in April, plus the time needed to shoot the intro and end pieces this week. Thankfully, the next part will be almost all screenshots, which are a lot easier to edit because it’s just a voiceover.

My lessons learnt from my YouTube experience is that a) being a YouTuber is a lot of work and if you don’t love making videos there is no way you’ll succeed (it’s not like you get paid for it!) b) simpler is better, all around: simpler project scripts equals easier editing equals more uploads, and c) mastering both audio and video editing is a steep learning curve so be patient with yourself! Yep, I keep telling myself that. Patience. Maybe after 40 or 50 editing episodes I can look forward to having achieved at least a basic understanding of video production.

Anyway, you guys don’t want to hear that, you just want the next video, and it’s finally out! I’ve kept it shorter than the others and included a few minutes discussion about supplies, some timelapse of how I traced my reference image, and a drawing demonstration with as many tips and tricks as I could fit in.

I hope you try this drawing yourself! Let me know how it turns out if you do try it! I’d really like to see it 😀

Oh, and Part 3 will probably be out in August. As I said in a previous post, we’re going on a trip across country and I won’t have access to my super duper graphics computer. Whatever I post on this trip has to be shot and edited on my iphone. So be prepared to expect…silliness.

That’s all I’m gonna say.

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