Okay so I followed this video about foreshortening and…

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Sycra. I love you so much for making this video.

10 useful youtube art channels

As an artist you never stop improving, there is fortunately or unfortunately (depending on how you see it) no end to the learning curve, even the masters were looking at new ways to improve.

With this we always encounter hurdles and challanges giving us the need to find new techniques or simply improve upon the ones we have.

So here I present to you the most useful YouTube channels I have come across in helping me get over those hurdles;

1.Mary Doodles 

Great for fun art tips, fundamental tutorials, and generally a fun quirky character to watch.


Marc Brunet a up and coming digital artist working for Blizzard, gives great tutorials on digital painting from start to finish. Very helpful for those trying to do digital work and general tips.

3.Annie Stoll

Annie Stoll’s channel is another great fun and informative channel. She predominantly uses watercolour and Copics but I find her channel great for helping understand colour also

4.FZD School of Design

The FZD school is the place to be for art in the entertainment industry, specializing in Concept Art and design, 3D art, Painting. The art that this place churns out is incredible. It does come with a hefty price-tag, but luckily they also offer fantastic free tutorials and paid online courses.

5.Level Up!

Much like FZD Level Up! focuses on digital concept design for the entertainment industry. If you’re interested in films, games or even just great paintings you’ll get a lot out of this. They also have a FaceBook page which has regular competitions, critique and advice sessions and if you become a regular (or not) fun art hangouts where you can talk to the guys. Check em out :)

6.Sycra Art Videos

Sycra Yasin has created one of my favourite art tutorial channels containing tips, speed painting, interviews with other influential artists, livestreams etc. The biggest benefit of this channel is Sycra’s simple layout and well organized playlists helping us to navigate to exactly what we want.

7.Sinix Design

I came across Sinix whilst looking for tips on getting anatomy right, and found so much more! They have various art and design software advice from 3d to 2d. And naturally they offer informative tutorials on most art processes.

8.Circle Line Art School

Circle line art school is a great one for technical drawing. Before all the colour goes on and we add our own flare and styles, this is where to start.

9.The Comic Archive 

This one is great for inspiration especially when your feeling glum.

We all get to a stage where we struggle to keep at it, like we’re never gonna learn this - asking “am I just wasting my time” - “should I just give it up and go to a normal 9-5?”. We’ve all been there and probably will do again. 

Luckily this channel interviews REAL people and the people you think are a success and always had it easy, it’s nice to see them talk about their struggles and offer solutions how to get past it and tutorials to help us push on.


Last but not least is Wacom themselves. They offer a few informative videos on how to use their digital software and tips on how t get the most out of it

And they’re my top channels. I hope you find them as useful or inspiring as I do!


How To Draw: Connecting the Legs and Torso

by: sycra


How To Use Colors That Work - Sycra


Here is a video done by the wonderful Sycra ! In this video, he talks about the fundamentals of art and tips on how to go about studying and improving on them (as well as different types of artists and what areas they should focus on the most).


Not sure if it’s been uploaded here before, but this video has been incredibly helpful to me and I really wanted to share.

The youtuber’s called Sycra and he makes the best drawing tutorials I know, so his channel is definitely worth a check!


Hey guys, remember sycra’s video about foreshortening that got a shitload of notes?

this one is one of his older ones but it’s still pretty interesting. The “lighning bolt-technique” is something very new to me, so I’m gonna try it out myself!


Sycra Yasin’s Art Help for Beginners!


The concept artist Sycra is talking about artblock and how he tackles the problem.

Also it’s a pretty nice idea with the graph. I recommend listening to this while drawing uvu


sycra’s Iterative Drawing is 50 minutes of awesome advice. I highly recommend you watch this in its entirety. 


SycraHow To Use the Vanishing Point Tool in Photoshop - Sycra

This is actually SOO fantastic. Such an easy way to create depth, and can be used for any type of background.


sycra’s video on how to choose colors that go well together!!

Useful Art Related Websites

(Many Links Courtesy Of Matt Kohr’s resources page)

Free Instruction/Tutorials
(May at times be NSFW)


  • Senshistock
  • (Suggest more of these, maybe? Please make sure they are stock reference, preferably free to use off of deviantart or the posters website.)

Free Figure/Gesture Drawing Tools (May be NSFW)
(Many Links courtesy Sycra’s resource page.)

Color Scheme Designers & Color Palettes

Free digital art programs


How to Draw the Proportions of the Adult Male (by Sycra)


How to Draw Interesting Poses (by Sycra)

This is a tutorial on how to add variety and asymmetry to poses in order to get away from the boring look that is present in a lot of people’s artwork. It’s a bit of an intermediate level tutorial as you need to know how to turn forms in 3D space, but it’s something to think about, even if you can’t yet see the images in your mind.”