For those of us who dwell a lot in the YouTube realm, there are some channels that might not be the incredibly popular ones, but are interesting for different reasons.
So, here's a list of 5 YouTube channels related to digital painting that have less than 30,000 subscriptions (as of may 2017) that I want you to know. You may even fall in love with some of them!
Daniel Sherekin is a digital painter from Ukraine who shares his explorations and new theories on his channel. He's got a good sense of humor and, after a while, you can't help but feeling like you're friends with him. He's humble and spontaneous and has a very particular style of video making/editing. There are several series on his channel: from commented speed-paintings, to tutorials, reviews and even paint-overs.
He's a French digital artist that only uses free and open source software. He has many tutorials for Krita (the software he uses the most, which you should definitely check out if you don't know about it), comic-related tutorials and some painting and drawing time lapses. Since there aren't a lot of tutorials for Krita that accomplish specific tasks, this is a great resource for Krita and digital painting lovers.
Artcore is a creative community focused around different forms of art, and composed of artists from around the globe. Artcore aims to unite different types of artists into one collaborative community, and exhibit artwork in an inspired environment. They have amazing speed-paintings from several artists, but they also have some interviews with well known artists and some live streams with study sessions.
If you like art talks and podcasts, illustrator Adam Duff offers his point of view in a vast array of topics related to artists and their struggles and life journeys. He also co-hosts the Brush Sauce Theatre Art Challenges with illustrator Tyler Edlin in which they make critiques on the submissions.
Dennis Carlsson is a Swedish tattoo artist that makes awesome speed-paintings. He's into horror and makes zombiefied creatures, many of which you know... but not in this state! Characters like Mickey Mouse, Tweety, Totoro, Winnie the Pooh and many others are among his crazy transformations, which you can watch as they are created in both short and long versions.
I hope you enjoyed the new findings and made some new subscriptions. Do you know an amazing YouTube channel that has many videos but isn't very popular? Let me know in the comments below!
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