How Do I Keep Myself Happy and Gain More YouTube Subscribers?
Good Morning, it is a wet Saturday morning here in Australia. I am still in my pajamas and it is almost 12pm, oops.
I have recently uploaded my latest YouTube video, but I do have reservations about it. Here is a pic of the finished painting. There is a gold bokeh background and lady with blonde hair and a red dress, with some punched butterflies flying away. I don't mean I punched the butterflies lol, I used a punch and some card to stick them to the dress. I like her, but she is not my usual style. Here is the link if you wish to paint her: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO-zVKNhJIM
You see I love to paint complex and perfectionist paintings. I love to have many many layers, and lots of thinking when it comes to painting.
I have been trying my best to get my YouTube subs up, now it is hard. I paint something I love and I do a tutorial for it and I get excited, only to be disappointed in the amount of views. Am I not doing the tags right? Are the paintings too complex? Do I just completely suck? Am I the problem? I know when I get into a painting I go quiet, and since I am the only one in the room with the camera it can get a little quiet on the video.
So I am having a crisis of faith, or I am lost, or maybe I have never had a clue. Why am I doing YouTube? Why have I always wanted to do it? It's not like I am going to make any money from it. If anyone has an answer I would love to know lol.
I would love to be able to get my subs up to 1000 over the next year, but it is such a huge mountain to climb. I have never liked myself so why would other people want to listen to me? It is so hard for a person like me with absolutely no confidence in myself to be able to do this kind of stuff. I really want to succeed though, I am determined to do my best, and not listen to the voices in my head telling me to give up. So I suppose the only solution is to keep trying, keep going, and maybe one day I will get that 1000 subscribers. Until then I will keep uploading videos, easy and more difficult. I love the difficult ones, I love showing people that anyone can paint them, but in hindsight they could be intimidating to the beginner. So a happy medium needs to be agreed upon in my mind.
I have a finger painting video of Mario from Super Mario Bros coming up next Saturday, as part of the Aussie YouTube hop, which I really love taking part in! Here is a sneak peak of the final product of Mario.
This is the bokeh background to the lady in red painting. If you wish to just paint the bokeh then just follow the beginning of my YouTube tutorial.
Just as a little sneak peak, I will show you the Pixabay photos that have inspired me for my next YouTube painting tutorial. These are all off the Pixabay website. https://pixabay.com/
So as you can see, flowers and baskets are the common theme here. I have not designed the painting yet, but it will be a basket of flowers, somewhere, somehow lol. I cannot wait to show you what I come up with.
So for now I will bid you adieu. Have a wonderful week, look after yourselves and don't forget to art. Art as if your life depends on it, because for some people like me, it does.
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