It got WORSE!! THE ART BOXES I FORGOT To Cancel.

It got WORSE!! THE ART BOXES I FORGOT To Cancel.


(Chloe, VO): Which without a doubt, by the way, is my favorite art supply box to date. Whoa! Whoa, whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa! Whoa! Okay. She has opened a lot of art boxes. A LOT of art boxes. “Chloe Rose’s favorite art box to date.” Look at this! Look at the art boxes! I think I’m becoming an art subscription box unboxing channel. I’m sorry. And I didn’t mean it this way, it was just I keep forgetting to cancel the boxes. Even the ones I didn’t like, I just keep forgetting to cancel them and they keep arriving. Like, I’m sure I canceled this. So hello there, my name is Chloe Rose and I am slowly becoming an art subscription box unboxing channel. So I’m gonna open both of these today to see what’s inside. Now, if you watched my OTHER Crayola box unboxing video, you’ll know that I was not that impressed. That is literally the box! Is that really the box? That’s the box. Awwww, okay. So today I have two Crayola CIY boxes that I did not cancel. So I’ve just opened up the second box for this video and I wanted to just put this in there that I cannot believe what I’ve just opened. I’m in so much shock right now. Also, disclaimer, I do realize these boxes are made for kids. People on the other video didn’t seem to pick up on the fact that I was saying I knew it was for kids. But, the reason why I’m opening these and criticizing them is because parents pay a lot of money for these and they want their kids to get a good value of money. So inside this – ooh, okay! Okay. I’m actually more excited about this vid, this one already. Let’s see. So we’ve got some yarn, we have some string, we have some… oh these are probably pins. Okay. This is, this – yeah, I’m gonna hurt myself today. We have some of their washable watercolors, which I’ve actually never used. We have – ooh! Okay, we’ve got a bunch of lollipops in here, too. I mean, already I’m more impressed with this box than I was the last one so that’s the good thing. So we’ve got one of those earrings some women wear and you kind of look at it and think, “ooh, that would make quite a nice, uh… quite a nice necklace.” We’ve got a galaxy-like sheet thing. We have a – oh, okay you’re on the floor. We have a cork board which is quite neat. Oh, and we’ve got a string art template for beginners. Oh, you fell on the floor as well. It’s fall on the floor day today apparently. So we’ve got Expert Level. Um, I’m gonna be doing the expert level today because I like to make things difficult for myself. So inside our little goodie bag here, so I’ve got a $5 off $20 or more at Crayola.com so I can buy some crayons if I want. I also have a golden ticket to get a free bag of Zollipops. Is this a keyring? It looks like what you have in a car wash to clean your car. Oh! It probably goes on the, it probably goes on the hoop earring necklace thing. Okay, that makes sense. I’m not gonna lie, I’m actually quite excited about this box. I feel like this already is slightly better value than the one I had before which was $40. So even though I still don’t think this is worth $40, I still feel that you’re getting a better value of money for this box than I did in the other one. So apparently you also need a cookie sheet or wax paper, two to three bowls, warm water, tape, a cutting board and scissors. Crayola could have easily included some scissors with this. Tape as well, why couldn’t they include a small roll of tape? Two to three bowls? Again, they probably could have included some sort of bowlage. Okay. So the first thing we’re gonna do is the “wrapped string” art. I’m a bit confused why they’ve got a big cork board here and then a small one when they’ve only included one for me. Okay, so the first thing we’re gonna do is start with the wrapped string art, which I’m very excited for because I’ve seen this so many times, but I’ve never actually done it myself. So it says “you may choose a decorative paper as your background, place on the tile, and pin it down.” So I am gonna use – This, it’s – it’s too big. It’s too big! So they’ve also got templates online that you can download cause I was actually gonna say they’ve got a really cute heart here that they didn’t include, but I guess I could download it if I wanted to. I can’t help but feel this is quite dangerous for young children. But then again, I am pretty clumsy. Ow! Ow! *Grimaces in pain* Ow! I would like to reiterate to people that I am actually not a crafty person at all, like crafting in general is an art in itself but it’s an art that I am not very good at because I’ve never really done it and for – oh, these are glued together. These ones are soul mates. Oh, I’m using way too many pins! They’ve hardly used any pins on this one. So apparently you just gotta gently rip it. Okay, so we’ve got this, which kinda looks messy, but I hope that I’m able to fix it. “Start weaving in a back-and-forth technique. Let it flow. If you don’t like how it looks, unwind and do it again.” I’m just gonna, I guess, do the outline. *Music* No! Stop! STOP! I WILL do a craft well for once in my life. *Continues* Really? Really though? Why have you done this? How am I supposed to know which the eyes are? Obviously I’m quite a noob at this so I don’t really know what I’m doing but, I do kinda wish they’d put holes where the pins should go. I mean, he kind of looks a bit like a wolf. Right? I’m not necessarily saying the craft is bad because clearly, it works for some people. I am just completely incompetent at doing crafts. This next one, you just cover the hoop with the, the yarn. Let’s tie it. I just do not enjoy crafting. I just find it so much hassle. What is it actually doing? Somehow I’ve now got three different ropes. I really don’t know how spiders do it. I think I’m just being too adventurous. I think that’s my problem. Going to BURN IT WITH FIRE! It doesn’t look anything like a cobweb but that was what I was going for. *Music* You know what? It’s not half bad, for my first attempt at threading a web, it’s not too bad. Right? Does it look okay? Um, now we have to make a dangly thing for it. So I used to do this as a kid, but I’ve kind of forgotten how to do it. So I’m gonna cut this, one end. I’m just gonna tie it like that. Okay, so this is our little, um, cobweb thing that doesn’t really look much like a cobweb but it’s gonna do, I suppose. How do you get the paint tablets out? They’re not supposed to come out! “Dissolve one paint tablet.” But how do you get it out? *Loud banging* Okay, so – water! So we’re gonna stick this broken tablet in there. Right, are we ready? I mean, it looks pink. I wanted red but – I wanted it to have like, a Spider-Man type of look. Okay, blue worked! Okay, so here is our second craft. It is a Spider-Man spiderweb. Pink and blue. Oh, I’ve just realized that side’s completely stained, brilliant. Okay, let’s look at this side. I found it quite stressful but I think it would be something fun for kids, if they didn’t sort of try to make a cobweb like I did. But yeah, the whole putting the tablet into the water thing, stupid idea. Do I feel that was worth $40? I mean, I wouldn’t be overly disappointed, but I definitely don’t think it, again, that it’s worth the $40 mark, probably more like $30, I would be okay with but, you know, whatever. It was a good box, I’ll give it that. And in our second box we have – Ooh! We’ve got a little circle, wooden circle. We have TWO wooden circles! We’re gonna have some fun today, ladies and gentlemen! Another organza bag with – Oh that’s cute! Sorry, hang on, this is cute. This is cute. It’s like a little pipsqueak marker! Oh! This smells like – it smells like strawberries! I would far rather have something like that than the candy they’ve been giving. And okay, already this is SO much better! Um, I, I did say in the first box they made, they needed better paintbrushes than what they provided. These are more decent paintbrushes. Then we have a couple of paints, so we’ve got a blue and a yellow. Ooh, okay, we’ve got a little canvas pouch with a zip. So you’ve got a nice canvas bag with a pin, whatever you call this thing, enclosure, you know, that goes – like that. Smells like a canvas bag. Then we have some Okay. So the box is empty. I actually thought there was gonna be more but there’s not. So we have a template thing, which I’m guessing we’ll use to paint on the canvas bag and a bit of foam for something, I’m not sure what. So I absolutely love this idea, don’t get me wrong, but again, for a like, a 40 dollar price point, like, you could probably get one of these say, for 5 dollars. Okay, let’s just say $5 for this. This is a dollar at most, 6 dollars. 7 dollars for these two because these are really cheap paints. Um, 8, 9, 10… 11 dollars. Stencils like this you could probably get for a couple of dollars, 13 dollars. And then you’ve got like, the pipsqueak thing. Which smells good to be fair. But this, this is genuinely not worth any more than $15. I love Crayola, don’t get me wrong, I love Crayola products, I think they’re wonderful, but if you go into Target, they actually have craft kits there you can buy for about 15 dollars. Like, for example, the first box I ever did with like, the, the dough stuff and making the bowls, you can actually buy that exact kit in Target for like $15. And you can basically make everything they put into this box for about 15 to 20, 30 dollars in the kits they provide at places like Target and yet they’ve got a subscription box here with the same stuff inside for 40 dollars. Like, I personally love Crayola, I think they’re a wonderful brand. I think they’re absolutely fantastic. But whoever’s putting together these subscription boxes, I kind of just don’t really understand why they’re OK with putting this little amount of product in. I don’t want to complain too much because Crayola is a great brand, and it’s not the brand overall that’s doing this. It’s just the, the subscription box people. This is such a cute idea. I really love it. I really genuinely love the ideas that they’ve got here. So apparently once you’ve used this paint and it’s dried, you can stick it in the dryer for 30 minutes on high heat and that will help to set the paint onto the material which is good because this is like, washable paint. You have two wooden stamp bases like this, which you use with the stamp foam so basically, this is sticky here. And you make your own shapes, you cut out some, like, whatever you wanna do and you stick it on here and use it as a stamp. I’m gonna make a little, uh… TARDIS. Part palette shape. A doughnut! Let’s do a doughnut even though we’ve only got two colors. Okay, so there’s my art stamp. Looking good! Yeah, that’s more so for the second craft, so we’re gonna leave that for now. And the first craft basically shows how you can, um, basically cut out the stencils and then paint on whatever you want to paint on. Okay, so we are going to stick the cardboard into the tote bag like they mention. And actually, you know what else annoys me? On the picture, you can clearly see that the cardboard they’ve got is perfectly big enough for the tote bag, but this – this is way too small and they tell you to use the cardboard from the box. Look at the difference! Look at the difference! So they are also very very tight with the colors they give you, like, there’s not much you can do with yellow and blue. You can make blue, you can make yellow, and you can make green, and that’s literally it. *Trumpet music* Okay, that’s a bit of a messy little lemon but he will do. They didn’t even include like a, a little palette or anything. Which is kind of stupid because it wouldn’t have been pretty much anything for them to include a little palette. Like, basic things that you want in this craft kit, they don’t provide that they could have provided. I’m gonna try and get some variations in color actually, which I think might look quite cool. Okay. That looks quite cool! I actually like that. I’m happy with how that came out. *Music continues* So yeah, is it a cute idea? Absolutely! It’s really cute even though, kind of, the stencils are very thin so they kind of go smudgy and weird, but overall it’s a cute idea. You can have a lot of fun with it. I really do love the craft idea. I love how they’ve put the box together, but again, 40 DOLLARS! FORTY DOLLARS! And now we are going to move on to the little pouch. You are supposed to use like, the stencil to make your own. And I think what I’m gonna do is paint the stencil yellow. so let’s just sort of do that and then hope for the best. Ooh! Okay, that didn’t turn out that great but that’s okay, we can fix it. Make – literally look at the mess I’m making! What is a child like? I mean all jokes aside about the price, this is for sure my favorite box that I’ve… used. *Music* So it kinda looks weird, but I’m quite happy with it. In a weird, grungy-like way, it looks quite good. So that is… That’s literally it. So I would love to hear your opinion on what you thought of how these boxes arrived, what was inside, do you think it’s worth the money? Do you think that it’s not worth the money? Definitely let me know in the comments down below what your thoughts are, um, but yes, thank you so much for watching this video. I really hope that you enjoyed it. I have made a mess as per usual. These are the four crafts that we made today. I’m especially fond of my strange-looking mummy-looking fox and my Spider-Man-looking… thing. So that’s everything for today, thank you so much for watching this video I really hope that you enjoyed it. If there’s any crafting boxes or art boxes that I’ve not tried in the past, do let me know in the comments down below and I will definitely see what I can do. But yes. Thanks so much for watching this video, give it a like if you liked it, take care of yourselves and I will see in the next video. *End music*

The Secret World of LA Street Artist ‘Plastic Jesus’

The Secret World of LA Street Artist ‘Plastic Jesus’


PLASTIC JESUS: You never know when you go out if tonight’s the night that you are
going get busted and you are going to spend the rest of the night in the jail cell. PLASTIC JESUS: The thing about street art that attracts me is firstly that there is
no editing, there is no editor, you can put any message you like on the streets. And second,
the fact that street art is illegal and it is put out without any legitimate authorisation.
That in it self is a statement and I feel that kind of subversive nature of it really
works into the kind of person I am. COMM: Originally from London, Plastic Jesus is an LA-based street artist. After 20 years
working as a photojournalist, he got into street art around four years ago. PLASTIC JESUS: Melrose is one of the busiest streets of LA. You get between 30 and 50,000
people go down there a day. So, it is great spot to get a piece of street art and also
it has kind of become the centre of LA street art as well. Most of the stuff down there
is done illegally. I am not saying the building owners turn a blind eye to it, but it is kind
of almost accepted that street art is part of the culture. PLASTIC JESUS: Now, I’ve always admired Banksy and the way in which he conveys a quite
often political message or a current affairs message within quite a simple street art stencilled image. So really that’s where my start up came. PLASTIC JESUS: This is probably the piece I am most famous for – Stop Making Stupid
People Famous. Black wall, yellow works pretty well, it’s just quite a striking piece and
I can guarantee that in a day or two people will be posing up next to it, taking selfies
and tagging, tagging themselves and tagging, hopefully, tagging me in it as well. I think
it says a lot to Hollywood as well, this piece, like, stop f*cking making stupid people famous,
you dumbasses. PLASTIC JESUS: It’s re-posted a millions of times on social media and it always gets tagged
underneath various celebrity, you know, reality show stars like Kanye West, Kim Kardashian
etc. etc. But the piece has actually a double message, ‘stop making stupid people famous’
is really also a criticism of us. We are the consumer, we are watching the TV shows, we
are buying the tabloids, we are looking at the websites, we are the people making these
people famous. So, it is also very critical of us and that’s the way I like pieces to be. COMM: He made international news recently when he built a wall around Donald Trump’s
star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. PLASTIC JESUS: Most of my pieces are current affairs, news or political commentary. I think
having spent 20 years as a photojournalist, a lot of my background there comes into play.
I did some No Kardashian Parking signs. Recently, leading up to the election, I’ve done some
No Trump Parking signs as well. So what I do is that I think of a few ideas, maybe jot
them down and sketch them, come back to them a few days later, if there is one outstanding
idea that I still think works, I will go with it. That was the case with certainly the Trump
wall that I put on the Hollywood boulevard. PLASTIC JESUS: These are Trump $100 bills, and if we look here we’ve got the, we have
got crossed assault rifles, we’ve got the wall between us and Mexico, Trump’s signature. PLASTIC JESUS: The whole message behind my art is really not to tell people what their
opinion should be or how they should think. PLASTIC JESUS: I did another piece called Liberty, which is the Statue of Liberty holding
a police riot shield with a riot helmet on. Now that can carry two messages, is it ‘are
the police protecting our liberty” or ‘are we becoming a police state’. Well, I leave
that for the viewers to make their own mind up. PLASTIC JESUS: Where my pieces are, I often go back and just hang out there and take a
few selfies, just to gaze at the reaction, I mean, that’s the important thing with
what I do. I want to see how the public interact with them and their reaction and their comments. COMM: He conceals his identity, but that’s not just to avoid fines or possible imprisonment. PLASTIC JESUS: I don’t want my persona, me to become the focus of a piece of art that
I do. I want the message in the piece of art to convey it’s own importance. My brothers
both know I’m Plastic Jesus. I think they think that it’s pretty cool that they got
a brother who does this stuff, which is getting so much attention, and slightly subversive, and a bit of an unusual job. COMM: Finally, how did he choose his pseudonym? PLASTIC JESUS: I first moved to LA about 9 years ago and whilst just driving around,
I saw all these cars with these little plastic Jesus figures sitting on the back dashboard.
These little plastic Jesus figures are there to remind these people about their morals,
their beliefs and their ethics. And I felt really by doing street art, that’s really
what I hoped to set out to achieve, to get people to question their beliefs and ethics.

Another Artist BUYS MY ART SUPPLIES?!

Another Artist BUYS MY ART SUPPLIES?!


Hello there! So today I’m going to be doing a very fun video for you I did a collab about two years ago with a lovely artist named Miranda I didn’t even have a thousand subscribers at the time, and she asked if I wanted to collab with her And it was thanks to her that I ended up hitting a thousand subscribers So I feel that I owe a lot to her and today Me and Miranda are collabbing again. We both sent each other packages full of art supplies we set a little price of about twenty-five dollars and We exchanged art supplies. so today I’m gonna be going through all of the stuff She sent me and see what kind of art that I can make from it She’s actually opening what I sent her in a video on her channel make sure you check it out in the description She’s amazing and lovely so yeah, I don’t know what to expect I’ve not open the box yet, but I’m very excited to see what she’s sent so this is the box that she sent me It’s very very heavy. It’s like she sent me a couple of bricks Okay, so when I first open the package up the first thing I’m seeing is a little mint colored card. now mint and blue are my absolute favorite colors So I don’t know if that was intentional or not. Oh, she’s sent me a little print of her elephant How cute is that she is like the queen of little adorable animals and succulents. inside she’s got little hedgehogs here and some strawberries, and it says Chloe This feels kind of cool sending each other something tangible after knowing each other for a couple years I’m really glad we met through YouTube and just clicked. me, too I love your kind spirit and amazing sense of humor. Hopefully you enjoy what’s in the box mwah-ha-ha-ha! That’s not a good sign. PS. There’s some paper samples in here anyway. You don’t have to use them in the video Haha, oh. Thank you. She sent me some paper bless her! That’s lovely okay digging inside the box a little bit more now. Okay, so first thing. I’m seeing here. Have a look inside you can see I have a little box here that says Chloe on it with a little heart So we’ve got a brush pen by Ecoline, which i’ve never heard of before Oh, oh that looks really nice for like lettering and stuff next I have an art Crayon watercolor crayon next up I have some gouache. is it gouache? gouache gouache **attempts to pronounce it** I’ve never used it, and I’m very excited to use this. this is marigold yellow by Windsor Newton so that’s very exciting I now have a charcoal white generals pencil I have a little baby kneadable eraser which is adorable and Lastly, I have like a little pen refill. That’s really cute Thank You, Miranda. This is lovely Okay, so I have two Windsor Newton pigment markers, so now I have an Origami – I have origami paper! I used to love origami Tada a little cup made of paper completely useless, but It’s a cut made of paper okay next I have **Pure awe** This is the best art supply anyone has ever bought me. It’s an EARaser Its an eraser that looks like an ear and its little and cute and Awfully disturbing at the same time but look at it. I have a Mini paint set it’s like a little adorable little kitty kind of play set thing for paint And I also have this is like a makeup brush next up. I have… I Have two sticks. I could make a fan with the origami paper and The sticks I could do that I could make like a little Fan she sent me loads of printer paper. Thank you so much Miranda so thoughtful and lastly I have some Canson paper So if I go inside I have I got blue yellow and pink Which is kind of like a really nice ice cream didn’t send miranda anywhere near as much cool stuff. She sent me but So check out her video, and I will see what I can make with this stuff, so I hope you enjoy the video So when I looked at the supplies I had I was looking at purple bright green and orangy gouche And I was like what exactly can I make with these Obscure colors that don’t really go that well together so I went on my Instagram And I did a live stream there and was like I want help me everyone help me. What do I? what do I make and the consensus was kind of something florally so I decided to go ahead and Try to somewhat recreate these Mickey Mouse ears that I made for one of my patreon patrons the other day Because it’s a lot of fun to make it was quite simple and easy at the time, but I was stupidly forgetting that I Just I do not use markers or gouache or pencils Like white pencils. I’ve never actually would properly used any of that So I was like how am I supposed to make this any decent some never used it before so it was a bit nerve-wracking? I’m not gonna lie. It was it was nerve-wracking to try and Get anything decent, but I tried my best I Initially sketched it all out use the eraser which was actually really very very good, so if you’re looking for a decent eraser Get one shaped like an ear because apparently they know what they’re doing next I Kind of I was trying to add some flowers and then with the purple And then I was using the little white crayon thing which what is exactly what you use that for? Because it was like so soft and weird, and it was like I didn’t really It was like a combination between like a soft crayon and like a pastel It was really bizarre And I just don’t really understand the purpose of them what they’re good for so let me know what they are actually used for normally because I have no idea next up I Was like this is not working. I can’t just make all of these flowers purple it’s can be terrible so I took the little kids little paints that thing and decided to give that a go and actually I was able to draw a Rose or paint a rose with it which? was actually to my surprise quite Pigman Ted and it Didn’t turn out too bad. I Thought honestly thought to be honest the red was the only decent color But it you know it worked well enough for what it wanted, and it was close enough to watercolor Still not quite, but it was there. I also had the origami paper I was like how am I supposed to incorporate unrig army paper into this so I ended up deciding to Stick it in the mouse is and really badly Mod Podge it onto this paper that definitely could not handle modge podge and origami put onto it And it had a lovely little grease stain all away all the way around the edges So I thought okay? Well that needs covering up that looks terrible, so I took a group the green marker and was like doing some like ivy leaf weird stringy things that just look terrible and But yeah overall It’s it’s knowing in my best work oh, but I did enjoy making this to be perfectly honest and just trying something a bit different I Think it’s good to always try different supplies especially if you’re going through art block I always say this if you haven’t trouble try something new So yeah, you know I use the little refill pen as well Which was kind of blue and glittery which is very nice the colors. Do not work harmoniously Whatsoever in this piece, but that’s fine, that’s totally fine So yeah, that’s about it It Stupidly forgot to use my makeup brush for any of the the painting part, and I didn’t use the sticks either So I don’t that was a bit. Yeah, I should have used sticks. I didn’t realize until I finish this. I hadn’t used them oh Well, maybe next time So yes, please do make sure that you check out Miranda’s video. She’s done a beautiful job with the supplies. I sent her She’s honestly such a talented artist, and she’s so sweet, so please make sure that you go and check her out and subscribe To her and tell her that I sent you, so yes, thank you so much for watching. I hope you enjoyed this piece. It’s It’s there. Yeah, okay. Thank you for watching. Thank you so much for watching. I hope you enjoyed the video I really enjoyed this it was a lot of fun Let me know if you would do something like this with your art friends because it’s a lot of fun to be given Things that you wouldn’t normally buy for yourself And then try and push your boundaries a little bit Make sure you check out Miranda by the way because she’s so lovely and just she’s unbelievably sweet, so yes Thank you so much for watching. I hope you enjoyed the video take care of yourselves, and I will see you in the next video

Photoshop Paint Over Photo PART 1 – Anime Background Bus Stop Scene

Photoshop Paint Over Photo PART 1 – Anime Background Bus Stop Scene


Copy and paste photo into a new Photoshop document. CTRL-T to scale the photo to fit into the new document. I am cropping and re-frame the photo slightly as well. Press ENTER to confirm the scale transform. Delete the default Background layer. Choose the hard edge round brush for both brush and eraser mode. I duplicate the photo layer to have a backup in case I make any mistake. Add layer mask for the photo layer Start masking the bus stop using the mask layer. Black colour is transparent, white colour is opaque (not transparent) Hold down SHIFT to draw or erase in straight line. Use polygonal lasso tool to quickly select a large area and mask them. Duplicate a photo layer again, so I can use it to mask the fence. Fill the mask with black colour to hide everything. Lower down opacity of photo layer, so I can use it as a guide for masking the fence. Start painting the mask layer with white colour to reveal the fence. Duplicate another photo layer again. This time I am using it for the tree trunk on the right. I noticed I made a mistake earlier, I am not using black colour but a dark grey for the mask. This result in a semi transparent mask which show the faded background. A quick way to fix it is to adjust the contrast of the mask. I am using Level adjustment (CTRL-L) for this adjustment. Refining the mask for the tree trunk. Delete the mask when everything is done. After the masking task is done. I proceed to apply colour adjustment for th I added a Vibrance adjustment to increase overall vibrance and saturation. Then I addded a Level adjustment to adjust the value and contrast. Lastly, a Curve adjustment is used. Select Blue channel and increase blue in Shadow area. Select Green channel and increase a bit of green in Shadow area. Select Red channel and increase red in Highlight area. These adjustment let us have dark cyan shadow and warm color at bright area. Rearranging the adjustment layers and double checking the colours. Duplicate the adjustment layers. Applying adjustments to all the layers by merging them (CTRL-E) Organizing the layers into folders. Double checking the colours again. Add a new layer for paint over as I don’t want to paint on the photo layer. Painting over the photo. Press ALT while in brush mode to use Eyedropper tool to colour pick. Removing the unwanted stuff on the road by painting over them. Removing this plastic beg by painting over them. Painting a line near the edge using a lighter colour. Erasing part of the painted line with a soft edge brush. Painting a lighter colour line along the edge. Painting a line along the edge. Painting bevel line Painting over the roof tiles. Mainly just adding the bevel line. Press R to rotate canvas. Painting some line on the side path. Using cold colour to paint the shade side of tree trunk. Using warm colour to paint the bright area of tree trunk. Painting grass with custom grass brush. Painting some bigger grass. Adding some varieties to the grass. Painting tree leaves with custom leaves brush. Decided to use another leaves brush. Move the leaves layer behind the tree trunk layer. Paint some light blue colour on the leaves layer behind the tree to brighten them. Use clipping mask to mask the bright colour so it only show on the leaves layer. Painting the sky colour using soft edge round brush (air brush). Painting brighter strand of grass using hard edge round brush.

What is art for? Alain de Botton’s animated guide | Art and design

What is art for? Alain de Botton’s animated guide | Art and design


You might think there was a simple answer
to this. After all, we know how to say what most things are for: like this or that. People flock to museums like never before
so they must have their motives but when it comes to art people get strangely afraid to
ask too directly what it might all be for because, well, everyone except you might know
the answer already. It’s perhaps obvious, it’s perhaps too complicated.
The result is an awkward silence and a lot of confusion. But maybe it shouldn’t be that hard to say
what art is for. Maybe we can have a go at ascribing certain rather clear purposes to
art. Here’s five things that art might be able
to do for us. It’s an obvious but striking fact that the
most popular works of art in the world show pretty things: happy people, flowers in spring,
blue skies. This is the top selling post card in the world
from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. This enthusiasm for prettiness worries
serious types a lot. They wonder: ‘have people forgotten what life
is really like?’ But that seems a misplaced worry. We need
pretty things close to us not because we’re in danger of forgetting the bad stuff but
because terrible problems weigh so heavily on us that we’re in danger of slipping into
despair and depression. That’s why prettiness matters: it’s an emblem
of hope, which is an achievement. Prettiness: those flowers and blue skies and kids in meadows
is hope bottled and preserved, waiting for us when we need it. The world often requires us to put on a cheerful
facade but beneath the surface there’s a lot of sadness and regret that we can’t express
from fear of seeming weird or a loser. One thing art can do is reassure us of the
normality of pain. It can be sad with and for us. Some of the world’s greatest works of art
have been loved for their capacity to make the pain that’s inside all of us more publicly
visible and available. Like putting on a sad piece of music, sombre
works of art don’t have to depress us, rather they can give us the welcome feeling that
pain is part of the human condition. Art fights the false optimism of commercial
society. It’s there to remind us with dignity that every good life has extraordinary amounts
of confusion, suffering, loneliness and distress within it. And that therefore, we should never
aggravate sadness by feeling we must be freakish simply for experiencing it quite a lot. All of us are a little unbalanced in some
way. We’re too intellectual or too emotional, too masculine or too feminine, too calm or
too excitable. The art we love is frequently something we’re
drawn to because it compensates us for what we lack. It counterbalances us. When we’re moved by a work of art, it may
be because it contains concentrated doses of qualities we need more of in our lives.
Perhaps it’s full of the serenity we admire but don’t have enough of, perhaps it’s got
the tenderness we long for but that our jobs and relationships are currently lacking. Or
perhaps it’s suffused with the pain and drama we’ve had to stifle but want to get in touch
with. Sometimes a whole society falls in love with
a certain style in art because it’s trying to rebalance itself: like France in the late
18th century that wanted David as a corrective to its decadence or Britain in the 19th century
that looked to the pre-Raphaelites to counter the effects of brutal industrialisation. The art a country or a person calls ‘beautiful’
gives you vital clues as to what’s missing in them. It’s in the power of art to help us feel more
rounded, more balanced and more sane. The media is constantly giving us hints about
what’s glamorous and important. Art also tells us about what’s glamorous and important but,
fortunately, given that you weren’t invited again to the Oscars this year, it usually
picks on some very different things. Albrecht Durer makes grass look glamorous,
John Constable draws our attention to the skies, van Gogh reminds us that oranges are
worth paying attention to, Marcel Duchamp challenges us again to look at the seemingly
mundane. These artists aren’t falsely glamorising things
that are better ignored, they’re justly teasing out a value that’s been neglected by a world
with a deeply distorted and unfair sense of what truly matters. Art returns glamour to it’s rightful place,
highlighting what’s genuinely worth appreciating. Nothing seems further from good art than propaganda,
the sort encouraging you to fight or what government to support. But one way to think about art is that it
is a sort of propaganda in the sense of a tool that motivates and energises you for
a cause, only it’s propaganda on behalf of some of the most important and nicest emotions
and attitudes in the world, which it uses its skills to make newly appealing and accessible. It might be propaganda about the simple life
or about the need to broaden one’s horizons, or about a more playful, tender approach to
life. It’s a force that stands up for the best sides of human nature and gives them
a platform and an authority in a noisy, distracted world. For too long art has attracted a little too
much reverence and mystique for its own good. In its presence we’re like someone meeting
a very famous person, we get stiff and lose our spontaneity. We should relax around it
as we already do with music and learn to use it for what it’s really meant for: as a constant source of support and encouragement
for our better selves. It’s the most idiotic thing I’ve ever heard,
the likes of Russell Brand come along and saying something so damn ignorant is absolutely
spoon-feeding it to them.

I Paid Artists $20,000 To Finish My Drawing | ZHC

I Paid Artists $20,000 To Finish My Drawing | ZHC


I found thirteen artists. Each artist is gonna finish one of my drawings. What they don’t know is that I’m gonna be giving them double of what they ask for. So if someone charges $500 for a drawing I’ll pay them $1000. I have a $20,000 budget so whatever I don’t use I’m gonna give to the homeless or hungry families. Okay so let’s try to design something cool, we’re gonna start out with a simple Spider-Man pose. So pretty much what I’m doing for these is I’m doing the quick design layouts for the artists to finish it. I want it to be very dynamic so I want it to be fluent. With this particular Spider-Man drawing I thought buildings would be pretty cool. I think that should be enough honestly. So it’s just Spider-Man swinging through the buildings. And this is just gonna be one of many for them to choose from. Next thing we’re gonna do is Iron Man versus Spider-Man, ’cause usually they team up so it’s gonna be kinda cool to see them go against each other. For this I wanted more of a fighting pose and to be honest this is the one I’m most excited about. I feel like they can add so much to this piece and we’re just gonna get something amazing. Ooh, this is turning out really sick. Oh, to make it even cooler we’ll have the building over here. I wonder how the artist [will] interpret this? I think that’s gonna be pretty cool, I’m curious to see how it’s gonna turn out. Yeah. Okay, next I think we’re just gonna draw my original character Dax. So the drawing for this one is purely for reference which mean they don’t have to copy exactly what I’m doing. Alright so it’s gonna be something like that. I wonder what they could do with it. I think it looks pretty good. Let’s do a really cool female scene. Make sure we get the really powerful, bad-ass woman in here. For this one I wanted to do a full battle scene, she has a huge sword and it’s pretty much for anyone who wants to draw a strong woman. I think I added this one because I feel like I didn’t have a female option and all of the superheroes from before were all male. And I just want to be fair because I know some people prefer drawing females over males. I’ll give her like some pet flying dragon. There’s our strong woman. Now that we have the layouts, it’s time to look for the artists. The first person that I found was ArtUniverse6. These just look incredible, they’re very realistic. So I’m gonna take a moment and just send them a DM. Next, I’m gonna contact one of my favorite artists, his name is Villarrte. I mean seriously, just check out these drawings. That is incredible art work. His work is absolutely mind-blowing and I would love to see him draw one of my characters. Bro, seriously though, look at that. Next up I found Idan, he’s been very good friends with me for over two years. We met on Instagram a long, long time ago and as you can see his art is just great. Look at that Spider-Man and Miles Morales, that is beautiful. Up next I contacted someone named Studio Odin, so he does a more anime/manga style. I’ve tried manga style and it’s not as easy as it looks. So, respect to this guy. Next person up I’m gonna contact, you already know who it is, Gawx Art. He did a collab with me a while ago with a PewDiePie drawing. He did a great job on that, so I wanna do it with him again. [music] He has some very colorful drawings, very similar to my good friend Vex. But the next artist I contacted is Ink Art Luis. His style is interesting, it’s a mix of comic style and manga. One Punch Man! Enough said. We are getting this guy. I mean, there’s no way I can do this video without contacting my good friend, Terrence Unchained. This guy is one of my best friends on Instagram and this guy’s art is very impressive. Bro, back when I had nothing and I was tiny on Instagram, this guy helped me out so much. So huge shout out to him. And of course I contacted the realism queen, Flo. See this, it literally looks just like a photo. That is some nice hair. And my hair just looks like grass that hasn’t been watered. So some of you guys may already know this guy, PopCross Studios, I’ve done videos with him in the past. He’s really talented and he can do these cool animations, so I wonder what he’s gonna do using my drawings. Next we have Bella Rachlin. I really want her to draw my strong woman because I’ve been looking at her female characters for a while and they are so beautiful. Look at that, you can’t tell me that’s not amazing. To make this video a little more interesting, I actually contacted one of my fans. So, she actually followed me for a while and she’s done art like this for me before. Artist number 12 is Jackson Caspersz. He does some hyper realistic sketches based on reference. See that, he does basic layouts and then goes and does stuff like that. That is sick. The last and thirteenth artist is very special I flew him out to California to draw with me. So most of the guys I’m communicating through DMs, but this guy is physically gonna be with me and we’re gonna work together on this in real life. It’s been a couple weeks, so let’s take a look at their art and give them double of what they’re asking for. Wow! He finished my drawing and it looks so good. It looks photo-realistic but at the same time it’s not a copy of an actual photo, which is something I really, really love. I don’t even know how he go those details and that’s just mind-blowing to me. I can’t believe he turned my awful drawing into this. 5 Turkey punches out of 5. I think that’s gonna be the rating system from now on. Sorry Turkey. I just PayPal’d him and I’m gonna send him a message saying why I’m doing this surprise. I said, “Amazing art! I sent you double the payment as a little surprise and support great artists like you.” Oh boy, the next one is by one of my favorite artists ever. So as you can imagine, $20,000 is a lot to spend on just one video. So I got a sponsor to help me out with a few thousand. Crunchyroll is the world’s biggest site for anime and manga. So if you’re someone that like either one of those, this is the place to go to. Honestly, I didn’t know what show to watch, and a lot of you guys suggested “Attack on Titan”. So it should be pretty easy, we just type in, “Attack on Titan” over here and it should show up. Look, right there, now I can watch “Attack on Titan”. And obviously, that’s just one of the many shows on here. And I’m sure a lot you guys have heard about Crunchyroll already, so you guys can suggest some stuff for me to watch. All episodes are also ad-free, meaning no ads at all, and you get to watch it in 80p. Can’t watch it on your phone or computer? No problem, you can play it on your Xbox, Playstation, you name it. So if you do want to try this out and get a 14 day free trial, go to crunchyroll.com/zhc, or use the link in the description. In case you missed it, it’s crunchyroll.com/zhc. I’m kinda nervous to see this. Okay, he sent a time lapse in. Going very fast. Is that my character?! My character Dax? Bro. What?! How does someone do that! [triumphant music] Yo, my heart is racing right now. How is he so good? Look at that anatomy, that crosshatching. These guys are straight-up embarrassing me, I might as well delete my channel. I give it 6 Turkey punches out of 5. Here’s proof that I paid him double of what he asked for. “Hey by the way I sent you $600 instead of $300 ’cause I want to support hardworking artists like you!” He is really one of the most talented artists I know. Next we have Art of Idan, also drawing my original character Dax. Okay so, he’s doing the standing pose I made. Those colors, man. IT’S TURKEY! Wait is that Turkey? Oh my goodness! Wait, Turkey’s in there. Now that I know there’s a Turkey in the drawing, it deserves more than just a Turkey punch. Amazing artist. I PayPal’d him and I DM’d him too. “Also I paid you $600 instead of $300 as a little surprise for everyone helping out with the video”. Next we have Studio Odin who also drew my character Dax. Wow, look this is definitely his style. There’s a blue in the background, there’s a pink background, there’s a turquoise background, and there’s a yellow background. Which one do you like most, Turkey? I really like the pink one. How about you? [silence] Not talking, huh? Oh wait, wait, sorry. I-I think he said pink earlier. So there we go, we PayPal’s him double of what he asked for. And were gonna surprise him in in the DMs. “And just as a thank you and to support my fellow artists, I’m giving everyone double of what they asked for! Just a fun little surprise.” Thanks, bro. He sent me four so that’s four punches. Next we have Gawx Art, who also did Dax. [music] That is definitely his style, man. Here’s the PayPal and let’s see what his response is. “Amazing art, bro! Keep up the amazing work just as a thank you to my fellow artists, I’m gonna send you double.” We both liked it very much. Artist number 6, Ink Art Luis, sent us a couple of progress photos. This is the first one. I can already tell this is gonna be good. One punch for the layout. Bro, alright. Dude, those lines are so dynamic it just goes *motions up* And there is the final one. I think he was kinda on a time crunch and didn’t have time to color it yet. What do you think Turkey? Do you like it? How dare you?! Never mind he was talking about my sh*tty art. He said this one looks really good. There, we PayPal’s him. “Also I’m gonna send you asked for as a little surprise who helped out with the video!” Next artist! We have Terrence Unchained. Yooo! Is it just me or is it kinda creepy but awesome at the same time? Look at those teeth! Terrence is a master. *flustered* I’m just gonna pay him right now. I gotta pay him. Okay, maybe not just a hundred. Each one of these artists have, like, there own unique style and they just add so much to it. I said “I doubled the payment amount by the way! It’s a little surprise I wanted you to have for this video.” And the thing with Terrence is that he has a full time job and a family, so he wasn’t able to put everything off right away to work on this. So please go do me favor and go support him. This guy honestly deserves everything. ‘Kay next we have Flo. [upbeat music] It looks really, really good. So, I’m gonna have to give it to her on this one. This is 5 Turkey punches. I PayPal’d and I told her, “I doubled what I would usually pay to support fellow artists as a little surprise.” Turkey, unfortunately, is not an artist. Now, for the last Dax drawing. This one is by PopCross Studios. It moves! Dude! That hair! And that redesigned spike ball looks really dope. Turkey can’t even move this this, watch: Is that all you can do? This is better than anything I would’ve ever expected. I really wanna pay him but he told me to donate the money to people in need. Come on Turkey, I give stuff away too. No it’s not just for views. *whispers* It’s also for bait. Nah I’m just kidding guys, I actually really like helping people in need. Whoa! Bella Rachlin did a killer job on this. She even drew some creature’s skull that she slayed. Aw, it’s the baby dragon! Now THAT is a strong woman. I paid her and I told her, “I sent you double of what you asked for by the way. It’s a little surprise for artists doing the commission.” Don’t you like good reactions, Turkey? Who doesn’t like strong women? Excuse me, what? THAT’S what happens when you don’t respect women. Oh, you’re talking about me? Turkey, for the last time, I’m not a woman. Where’d your money go? Turkey, where’s your money? No! Turkey, did your money rip? Alright Turkey, it looks like you have this for the rest of the video. Next, we have CiCi Zhong, who drew over my Venom drawing. Woo! Dude! I didn’t think there was anything else to add to my Venom. This girl is 16 years old, and she did that. I told her I was gonna pay her, but she is also very kind-hearted. And she really loves animals so she sent me this link to this Taiwanese dog shelter or something, and she told me to help her give me money to that. So I’ll contact them and hopefully I’ll be able to donate some money to them. When I was 16 I couldn’t do that. Actually, I can’t even do that right now. [impressed] What? That Iron, Spider suit is so clean, bro. I feel like the more art I see, the more I feel like I have to learn. I think I just feel so grateful right now because even though I’m not the best artist, you guys are still following me and helping me out so much. I don’t know I just feel so grateful right now. I’m gonna send you double of what you asked for. Ready for the next one? For the next artist, I’m flying them over to meet me in person. So for this one I actually have a physical underdrawing and let’s see if James wants to finish it. Z- “Hey, James.”
J-“Hey, buddy.” Z-“Uh, so this was the drawing I was talking about.”
J-“Oh, right on!” Z-“I drew it first and then I’ll have you redraw it.”
J-“Okay, awesome.” Z-“Then of course I’ll pay you for it. Do you have any like, commission rates?” J-“Uhh, I don’t know, man. Whatever you think is best.” Z-“So, that’s Iron Man and that’s Spider-Man.”
J-“Spider-Man! Okay.” Z-“I’ll check in with you in a bit.”
J-“Okay, sounds good.” Kinda fighting the clock ’cause my flight leaves this afternoon. As cool as this piece is, it’s also gonna take a bunch of time. See that, 10:30? I gotta leave for the airport at 5 o’clock, so that’s all the time I’ve got. [upbeat music] The hardest part for me is the actual layout part. For the most part Zach got that done for me. That’s the part where I have the most thinking, trying to think of the pose. Pretty much just trying to get the proportions right, trying to get all the costume details both of them have very intricate costume details. Also wanted to get Spider-Man killable, which is also great. Look pretty good, um, Spider-Man feels a bit tall. I don’t wanna spend too much time on the layout here ’cause the layout is practically done it’s just a matter of getting the character proportions right. I’m going straight to ink, one more time. [electronic music] Right now, I’m gonna go to Well’s Fargo to get some cash so I can pay James Raiz in person, and get a little bit of cash for the thumbnail. Z-“James, guess what we’re having for breakfast?”
J-“What’re we having, eggs?” Z-“Bread!”
J&Z-*laughs* Z- “Nah, nah just kidding I got some donuts.” J-“We’ll see. See how many.” J-“Is that real?”
Z-“Yeah, yeah I just got it from the bank.” Z-“Michelle, guess what were having for breakfast?”
M-“What?” Z-“Bread!” M-“No way!”
Z-“Yeah.” M-“Mine.”
Z-“No!” Z-“Oh no.” [music] That jump was getting the figures done, doing the figures was a lot of fun to do. And it was such a great pose that Zach put together. But also, then I went ahead and then did the buildings. I wish I could’ve spent a few more hours on this, but all in all, [I’m] pretty pleased with the way it turned out. So hopefully, Zach will enjoy it as well. Z-“How’s the drawing coming along?” J-“Pretty good! Almost done.” Z-“Wow, that looks amazing.”
J-“You like it, man?” Z-“It’s a commission.”
J-“Mhm!” Z-“Here, this is yours.” J-“You mean just this one?”
Z-“Here’s a tip.” J-“What?!” Hey Zach, don’t tell my wife. [music] I think I did that too fast. J-“Make sure there’s none under the couch. Don’t get my belly in it.” I think he’s had enough punches for today. What? You didn’t subscribe? Subscribe or I’m gonna do that to you. I’m not joking.

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I Went To The BIGGEST Art Supply WAREHOUSE?!


Hello there! So, I am currently in
California because I have been at VidCon all weekend and basically we had a huge
artists meetup because a lot of artists came this year. And we just all met up
for the first time and it was just honestly such a heartwarming wonderful
experience, and it made me really grateful to be part of this community. Before I
came here though, I discovered that there was a huge, huge art warehouse very very
local to the Anaheim area, and I thought it would be so much fun to go there, take
you along with me, along with some of my art friends and go and check out some of
the supplies they’ve got there, see if they’ve got anything kind of unique or
original. And yeah, I’d like to take you with me so let’s go. *Music* This place looks so cool! *Gasps* Beautiful. *giggles* This place has literally everything. Look at all the pencils! It’s insane. I’m so incredibly self-conscious right now because there are so many
people in here because it’s a Sunday, but I love this shop, I think I would
just fly to California just to go in the shop. Look at it. This is my dream come
true. This is Hannah. Hannah Snow, everyone. Her link, her channel is in the link, in
the description stuff. Here’s your wall of brush pens that you wanted. -(Hannah): Yes! -(Chloe): Yes. (Hannah): Yaaas. Oh my god, 23 dollars! (Chloe): What? Okay, at least they’ll, they’ll… Hi. Probably shouldn’t have worn a green top, should I? So while you look at these wonderful clips, I thought I would let you know
that this trip cost a lot of money. California is EXPENSIVE. But luckily, this
video is being sponsored by Skillshare. Skillshare is an online learning
community with over 30,000 classes in art, illustration, graphic design, digital
painting, photography, marketing and many many more. Do you want to learn things? Go to Skillshare. Do you want to become the next Bob Ross? Go to Skillshare. Do you want to be really cool? I can’t help you with that but Skillshare probably can. If you would like to take Skillshare’s classes for free for two months, check out the link
in the description and it’s free. I said that, but it’s FREE. And if you like Skillshare and want to pay for an annual subscription, it’s less than ten dollars
a month. Also, check out this class on gouache as
well. I’m actually taking this currently because spoiler, I actually found this
really weird cool paint in the shop that I’ve never seen before so I took this
class. I forgot, I actually also teach classes on Skillshare if you want to
check them out, digital art painting classes, check em out, self promo over. (Chloe): What are these? Admarker? I’ve never
heard of that. Wow, that’s a very thick marker. *Hannah talking in background* Oh, that stinks! Ah, Spectrum Noir markers! These are what Jazza had in his box. There are so many! *Gasps* Oh my – look at the Copic markers! Definitely gonna need one of these. What’ve you seen? *Gasps* No w- Okay, so you probably know that these are really popular in
the art community, these little Uni-ball white signo pens. I had no idea
they had them in gold! Also maybe a silver. Hello, Chloe. (Chloe): Vlog-ception! (Hannah): This is Chloe by the way. I love her very much. (Chloe): This is Hannah. *Both laughing* So I’ve just come across these little things here. Apparently they are like portable water
holders so they, they open out. And, they’re like silicone that you can fill with water, which I think is such a good idea! I could use these. Okay, so I have got a handful of these really nice
little pointy paintbrushes that I stupidly left in my water at home and
they all look kind of like that now, so… I think I’m gonna get some more like,
detail brushes. This one doesn’t look too healthy, so probably won’t go with that one. So, just so you know, Hannah is an artist and
she was also a prop maker on Beauty and the Beast, Justice League… there you go!
Justice League and, what was the other one? Umm…Tarzan, but I made the leaves so I don’t
know if I- (Chloe): Oh, she ONLY made the leaves in the Tarzan movie! Not all the leaves! She has a channel, go and check her out because she’s gonna be starting making real proper art videos so go check her out. Check her out. Go “check-er” out. These are actually my favorite brushes, the Velvet Touch ones because they just
have like, the Velvet Touch. *Laughs at bad pun* (Hannah): That is so small! (Chloe): I know, it’s tiny, but it’s good for like… It’s tiny. Detail brushes and stuff. (Hannah): This is really good for model making. -Is it really? -Yeah. You should teach me how to model make and not fail. There are literally people
everywhere. And I’m so self-conscious because everywhere I go there are people like, “There’s this crazy person filming herself!” *Piano music* Ooh, they’ve got some HUGE paper cutters!
I would not trust myself with that. *Continues* Ah, this is so cool! All of this is ALL clay. I feel like I would be so bad at modeling things but I definitely
wanna give it a try in a video one day. If you would like to see me try doing some
sort of modeling one day, again let me know in the comments and give the video a
like or something and I’ll see if that’s something that I can do for – oh my gosh look at these
tools! I mean, I don’t have a clue what they’re for but they look quite … smooth. I actually haven’t seen the acrylic paint Not seen the acrylic paint yet so I
need to go find that because that’s my – MY AISLE Okay, I absolutely love these pens
because they have such a fine point. Actually, it was in Jazza’s art box. Okay, so this aisle – oh, this one has pastels. This is the pastel aisle so basically
this is the aisle that I hate. *Gasps* Look at all the erasers they’ve got! Oh my gosh, I’m so excited
because these are so, just, I mean, I’m getting excited over erasers here but
like, there’s SO MANY! I found the aisle. So this side you’ve got all of the oil colors. Tons of – oh *Gasps* They’ve got the Van- I’ve wanted to try these for so long! I wonder if they’ve got the watercolors because I’ve never actually seen these in any shop
before, I didn’t know they actually had them in the shop so I definitely want to… I want to try them. I actually had no idea that Ecoline did watercolors. That’s actually
quite exciting because I love their markers. I always feel like I wanna try them… but they might smash my case! Imagine all my clothes just get stained by turquoise
blue. These are great watercolors, PH Martin’s, I absolutely love them. Oh look,
it’s another museum for pigment sticks. They’ve got dry pigment? What? Okay, NOW I found it. I found it. This is – I mean, th- This is my aisle. This is, I’m living here.
I’m gonna make a little space in there and sleep there and live there for the
rest of my life. Look at all of the paints! *Big gasp* There’s so many! *Music resumes* Look at it! I’m in heaven right now. So this is apparently acrylic gouache.
Have you ever heard of that? (Hannah): No. (Chloe): I’ve heard of acrylic, I’ve heard of gouache,
but I’ve never heard of one that’s both. They have a- ooh, they have a little set.
I’m always tempted to get that. I like the purple. *Voices in background, indistinct* (Hannah): I’m so curious what this is like. (Chloe): Same. Like, I kind of want to try it but – (Hannah): Ultra-pigmented, opaque, smooth veneer with small brushstrokes, matte finish. (Chloe): I have never seen this before in my life.
“Buy $20 of Liquitex, receive a free sample,” yes please. Got two. *Both laughing* So this is what
it looks like apparently. *Gasps* Oh, look how nice that one is! (Hannah): Yeah, that’s the one that’s gone out. (Chloe): Damn! They look really cool though. Oh, I thought – oh there is more. *Gasp* Oh! Okay.
I broke the drawer. I found the Van Gogh watercolors so I probably would get a pan set if I get anything at all. -These are really pretty looking. -Ooh, yeah. *Gasps* Oh my gosh, that’s so cool, look at that! It’s like a, it’s like a green. Have you seen this easel? Look at the size of it. It is $350 for THAT. I really want to get like, a
proper easel one day, like this type of easel, because I would feel very Bob Rossish. I actually really wanna try and use – oh my
gosh, look at this color! Look at this! I’m gonna get that and use it in my
paintings I think, so that would probably – This is pretty. I think I’m gonna need a bigger basket at this point because I’m just seeing stuff – *Gasps* they’ve got wood! I don’t need wood but they’ve got wood. Okay, I have a question for you if you
are into acrylics. I really love the Liquitex heavy body acrylic paint but
golden is very similar. I already like this paint color. I don’t have any need for it
but I’m gonna get it because I think it’s pretty. The last thing I want to get,
because I’ve got like, a lot of paint here, I really want to try to get a nice
decent sketchbook because I feel like, you know, the 5 million I’ve already got
at home aren’t quite enough so I’m gonna see if I can get some more. Oh my gosh,
sketchbook heaven! (Whispering): Oh this is so cool! So I’m really curious, um, I have a handful of
sketchbooks, but I’ve drawn a couple of things in them that I don’t like, so now
I’m just like, put off of sketchbooks entirely. *Piano music* Okay, so in Jazza’s box he put in these
Hah, Hahnemuhle – I, again I know I’m saying this wrong, but he put one of these in but in a different
shape and I don’t know, I kind of liked the paper thickness so I think I’m gonna get
one but like, in a different shape because, might be fun to experiment with
and maybe actually fill a sketchbook for once! Are these $1.99? I mean, they’re not the best
paintbrushes but they’re not the worst. (Hannah): That’s so soft! (Chloe): Looks like a bear’s
backside. Like, Winnie the Pooh’s backside. (Hannah): Trying to vlog in public. Doo-doo-doo-doo! (Chloe): And here we have the Copic marker museum. (Hannah): Yeah. Maybe look – okay, put one arm like
that down and then one arm up. Up, straight up. Yeah. I think that looks
alright. As if by magic, I am back in my art space
again. I’m very excited to be home and I thought I would quickly show you
everything that I picked up in the art shop because I didn’t get a chance to do
that when I was there and I’m not gonna be making art with any of these supplies
today but I have a really fun video planned within the next few weeks using certain
supplies that I have here so keep an eye out for that, make sure my notifications are
on, but yeah, I thought I would just quickly show you everything that I
bought. So the first thing I saw when I was there were these very uninteresting
highlighter pens, just because they were pastels and I just liked the color of
them! These were all in this little baggie here and basically I got the
silver and the gold Uni-ball signo – are they signo? Nope. I got this little Tombow
marker in purple because I really like the black one that I have and I just
thought that it would be quite useful in the future. I then got these five
paintbrushes and every single one of these was actually on clearance for $1.99
except for this little guy here. So, really good deal, I can always use new
paintbrushes, so very happy with that. Then I found this thing which, it pops up.
A Faber-Castell Clic & Go container which, pretty much just does that and it
allows me to not use or waste any plastic when I travel so very, very happy. (Imitates heavenly singing): Ahhhh! I got some Van Gogh watercolors which I’m so excited about. I actually got the
pinks and violets because these are the only colors that they have left
available! Inside, as you can see, you’ve got some beautiful colors. It also has a
little paintbrush! How great – oh I’ve lost it. Wait what? Oh hang on, here it is. It also has a little paintbrush! How cool is that? Very, very, very pleased with that.
Can’t wait to use that. I got these metallic acrylic paints, Lumiere by
Jacquard, and this one in particular, I love. I’m going to be using these as kind
of, um, like just basically on my prints to give them a
nice little metallicky effect in certain areas. I also got some Golden Fluid
Acrylics teal paint just because I really liked the color of that. My very
favorite thing that I bought is this acrylic gouache which I literally never
seen anywhere before but uh, I’m very very excited to try it. It comes in all of
these colors, this was about $47. I also got some extra colors
because I feel like I’m gonna really enjoy using them. And I want to make sure
that I have enough fun colors to use. I got another Nostalgie Hahnemuhle book
because I really liked the one Jazza put in. Um, the paper’s nice and thick, 90
pounds as you can see, and I just liked the shape of it because I don’t have a
sketchbook that shape yet. Let’s hope I don’t ruin it! I literally look like a gremlin because I’m so tired. But thank you so much for watching this video, I
really really hope that you enjoyed it. Let me know in the comments down below
by the way if there’s anything you’d like to see me do differently in these
art shops next time or if there’s any art shops that you’d like to see me go
into next time. I’m really excited in particular for the acrylic gouache, so
keep an eye out for that video and yes, thank you so much for watching this
video, I really hope that you enjoyed it, take care of yourselves and I will see you
in the next video. *Piano music*

Young Prodigies Dazzle The Art World

Young Prodigies Dazzle The Art World


[Music] VICTORIA YIN: My first international art exposition
was when I was 10. [Music] ZOE YIN: I started drawing when I was only
one-year-old. ZOE YIN: My paintings sell for like $15,000,
$20,000. VICTORIA YIN: The larger works I’ve done have
gone all the way up to $30,000. VICTORIA YIN: My sister and I –
ZOE YIN: We’re extremely best friend. VICTORIA YIN: We are almost like one.
ZOE YIN: Artwork for me is just fun. VICTORIA YIN: Art that makes you think I think
is the best. [Music] JANE PINEL: Today we’ve invited a select group
of people to come to meet Zoe and Victoria. ZOE YIN: Taking, like, something that you’ve
done before and showing it to other people definitely takes some kind of courage, but
once you’ve done it over and over again, it’ll actually feel pretty good. EVA XU: Zoe’s work is more passionate, uh,
it’s more modern. It’s very happy. ZOE YIN: I really enjoy swaying along to music,
so that’s kind of how my paintings look like. ZOE YIN: I’m extremely honored whenever somebody
takes a strong interest in my artwork. GALLERY GUEST: I was wondering if I could
get a picture with you. ZOE YIN: Sure.
GALLERY GUEST: Your art is beautiful. ZOE YIN: Thank you. It’s very different from
my sister’s. [Music] YIZHONG YIN: Victoria’s work is more rational
and precise. JANE PINEL: She’s recreating her own myth
and fiction within the painting. VICTORIA YIN: I use a lot of the snake and
the apple because those symbols represent like, the past of mankind, while instead these
forms are very geometric and almost robotic, therefore a bit more futuristic. GALLERY GUEST: Age 12 you did that?
VICTORIA YIN: Yeah. Two years ago, so – GALLERY GUEST: You’re 15?
VICTORIA YIN: I’m 14 now. Yeah. GALLERY GUEST: Wow. VICTORIA YIN: Especially at such a young age
for me, to have other people be interested in my ideas, it’s really wonderful.
GALLERY GUEST: I love what you do. VICTORIA YIN: Thank you. ZOE YIN: It’s really an honor to be called
a prodigy ’cause like, when we first started painting, it was for enjoyment. We’d paint
and go like, “Oh, this looks so pretty! I love it!” And didn’t really want to sell our
paintings ’cause we were like, “Oh no, I love this one so much.” [Music] EVA XU: They seem to be really, uh, born with
this talent. YIZHONG YIN: It’s probably more from, uh,
your family’s side. I cannot even draw, like, a, a full circle. VICTORIA YIN: I started painting when I was
like, a very young child. My first pieces, they were usually of more, uh, realistic subjects,
such as like, birds and deer and things like that.
VICTORIA YIN: My first international art exposition was when I was 10. It was then that I was
discovered by the agent that I’m currently with now. Usually my artworks sell for like
an average price of around $16,000. The larger works I’ve done have gone all the way up to
$30,000. EVA XU: In the beginning, you know, that kind
of price coming in, I was like, “Wow,” you know.
YIZHONG YIN: It was a surprise. EVA XU: Yeah. I guess we got used to it, so
– [Music] ZOE YIN: I started drawing when I was only
one-year-old. Circles were my favorite kind of shape to draw. The circles kept on advancing
and evolving until it finally came to what it is now.
ZOE YIN: Right now I sold about 20 pieces or so. I don’t keep track of them. JANE PINEL: People are buying them for investments
because they figure that Victoria and Zoe are going to go on to become more and more
known, and more and more popular. ZOE YIN: Artwork for me is like, just fun,
like, don’t think about the money. VICTORIA YIN: As a high schooler I don’t have
much to spend on. The money just goes into a savings account, you know, perhaps for college
later, or things like that. [Music] VICTORIA YIN: My sister and I, we are very
close. I like, can’t imagine what my life would be like without her. I mean, she and
I are just so – almost like one. ZOE YIN: We’re extremely best friends. We
tell each other everything. If I, like, don’t tell somebody else something, I’d always go
tell her. VICTORIA YIN: People ask, you know, maybe
it’s inevitable that you kind of feel a little bit of competition with your sibling, but
I actually don’t really think so. I feel like this kind of relationship, I’m really, um,
blessed to have. VICTORIA YIN: I’ve, uh, been younger than
my classmates for a very long time now. From first grade I skipped to third grade. I’ve
always liked being around older people, and when I was around kids my own age sometimes
I felt a bit, like, kind of alien. YIZHONG YIN: They’re still, you know, children.
I still want them to be like a normal kid and, you know, socialize with friends at school. VICTORIA YIN: Right now I’m working on a rendition
of one of Michelangelo’s sculptures called “Dying Slave.” Basically I’ve just taken a
portion of the sculpture and, um, put it onto a 2D canvas. Some people might think death
can be, like, agonizing. I’d like to depict it more as a kind of peaceful passing instead,
so I made the expression kind of a bit softer. VICTORIA YIN: I’m really interested in like,
where humans are gonna be going in the future, exactly what’s gonna happen to us as, you
know, technology keeps on advancing. We’re probably gonna lose a lot of our identity
and like, what makes us different. So, um, these people are a result of this idea. They’re,
um, very geometrical and kind of robotic almost. VICTORIA YIN: With technology right now, it
makes our lives a lot easier. But there’s always consequences to that. So, um, whether
it’s good or bad, I can’t say. ZOE YIN: Right now there are lots of people
enjoy listening to music and like, watching TV and stuff, so there’s actually lots of
talented painters out there that really don’t get noticed. VICTORIA YIN: Art is a very, uh, complex thing
right now. I feel like sometimes it’s under appreciated in this society. YIZHONG YIN: I want them to be happy, and
do what they like to do. But I also get a little worried that an artist’s road could
be a little rough. EVA XU: It’s really not about appearance,
you know. It’s like, they like what they like to do. They’ll make their choice when they
grow up, so you know, no pressure. JANE PINEL: Zoe and Victoria obviously will
be around for a long time, and they’ll ultimately be very well-known for their work. ZOE YIN: I don’t like to think too far ahead.
I would just go like, right now I’m this, I want to keep being this. VICTORIA YIN: I feel like I’ve already achieved
quite a lot so far, for my age. But um, I think I still definitely have a long way to
go. [Music] VICTORIA YIN: With thinking about the future
comes a lot of these big, philosophical questions that are kind of mind-boggling to think about.
Why are we on earth? What exactly is the point of, you know, living? To be able to put this
really big idea into something that people can see, you know, visually, it’s a, it’s
a struggle. You have to be able to do it right. And I don’t think that I have exactly come
up with something that has completely depicted this kind of idea for me. So it’s definitely
a long-term aspiration.

Fine Arts Specialist – Career Spotlight

Fine Arts Specialist – Career Spotlight


Narrator: In this episode, we visit the General
Services Administration (GSA) in Washington DC. GSA has a Fine Arts program for placing
artwork, like paintings and sculptures, in government buildings and courthouses across
the country. Meet Kim. Kim: I think it’s important for government
buildings to have artwork because they reach a different audience than museums do. Some
museums are expensive and not everybody can afford to go, but government buildings, people
can go into them and anybody can see the artwork there. The favorite part of my job is actually just
getting to work with artists. They are able to think in creative ways and able to create
works that I could never envision [imagine] in a place and those works I think really
just add value to the overall building project and are a real plus for the American public. I worked on a project in Yuma, Arizona for
a courthouse there and I worked with an artist named John Bisbee. He created a project called
“Lion Dandies.” It’s a freestanding sculpture. It’s made of these kind of spike-like
looking large spheres stacked against each other, on top of one another. It was a really,
really lovely experience working there. We have a site visit and that’s really fun.
So the artist gets to walk the project site, we introduce them to the architect. We introduce
them to members of the project team, so they can learn everything they can about the site.
That way that have as much information as possible. They develop a concept that they
think is going to make sense for this building and this project site. And if all goes well the (artwork) concept
will move forward and the artist will go into fabrication [creating the artwork] and installation
[placing the artwork in the government building]. Once everything is fabricated [the artwork
is created], we try to have the artist install the artwork as close as possible to the end
of construction in the building because we don’t want the artwork to be damaged. I think it’s important to have good project
management skills. So just focus on getting one thing done at a time; being able to handle
a lot of different types of things; being flexible. You have to be prepared, you know hiccups
in the road. You know no matter how much you plan, it’s important to be a planner too,
but no matter how much you plan there’s always going to be a hiccup and so you have
to be nimble [quick] and quick and on your feet and ready to handle it at any time. Narrator: To see artwork at federal buildings
across the country, visit gsa.gov/fa. Learn about art and art history at the National
Gallery of Art’s NGA Kids Art Zone at www.nga.gov. And to find out about other jobs and careers,
visit Kids.gov.