Latest Discovery – Draw with Jazza
A few months back we finally moved from the used-to-be-massive-but-now-is-tiny-tube-tv era to smart-tv-oh-wow-you-can-do-that-internet-in-my-loungeroom era. Yes, yes, that sounds odd for a computer geek like me to be so behind the times, but hey, there was that having-kids thing in the last decade that kinda slowed things down. And upgrading had nothing to do with not being able to read that tiny text in the credits on our tiny TV either, no, not at all.
Anyway, new Smart TV! New big smart TV. And I love it 😀 When we had the NBN installed (for non-Aussies, NBN is the National Broadband Network – you know, that pile of optical cable strung across the country that is supposedly supposed to give Australians non-stone-age internet access – ours is lovely, but that may be because I don’t know any better) I made sure they installed the wireless hub in our loungeroom (main living room of the house) for this exact reason. So now our fabulous new TV has glorious access to the world and our evening TV viewing has changed forever. Finally we can access Netflix and Stan on the TV, rather than staring at the iPads in our laps, but I have to say that the biggest impact is our new access to YouTube.
YouTube is a wondrous place now. The kids watch more YouTube than Netflix (unless Dreamworks Dragons uploads a new season, then it is wall-to-wall Dragons for a couple of days at least). DVDs have even taken a backseat. The kids discovered the possibilities first, but I wasn’t far behind and art was one of my first searches. Who thought we’d be able to sit and watch an artist paint in our loungeroom? And professional YouTubers? My god, there are some talented people out there. Traditional TV networks are gone – we don’t watch them anymore. We don’t need them anymore. Every artist with an internet connection, a mobile phone and a dash of talent can get their work out there.
So for this Latest Discovery – a new series of posts that will occur with some regularity, I hope – I want to share one of the most inspirational YouTubers I have come across.
Australian – yay – extremely talented and smart. The good looking bit doesn’t hurt either 😀 This guy can draw with anything. His focus is comic/graphic art, some digital, some traditional, some with lipstick, some with a 3-D pen and all with a laugh. He has a great personality and will have you smiling and giggling before you know it. Your eyes will likely popout at some point, too.
For any artist looking to learn, he will have something for you. And don’t be discouraged if your art field doesn’t align with his – mine doesn’t – the core messages, the core drawing skills, the how-to-go-about-it methodology is key and central to all art disciplines. And hey, he is wonderfully entertaining.
Definitely go and have a look at his Motivation, Inspiration and Advice if you are an artist attempting to get your work out there. He’s honest, helpful and practical – there is no hard sell here, just what is, is – and it is great fun and informative.
Here is an example of one of his materials explorations.