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List of The Best Art Channels on YouTube to Watch

One of the best ways to learn is to watch someone else do it. In this article you will find a list of the most recommended art channels on YouTube.

What is an art channel?
As the name suggests, it’s a channel generally dedicated to art, painting, drawing, sculpting and often animation (made by the channel’s owner). On such channels, you can often find recorded processes of creating an artwork, mostly speeded-up, since it can take hours to create artworks (for example an illustration). It’s a great way to learn, since you can see exactly what tools and software are used to create a certain artwork.

Some artists often live stream while creating art, allowing the viewers to ask questions in the chatbox. Other videos you can find on art channels are podcasts, where the host makes an interview with an artist, and overpainting videos. The goal of overpainting videos is to show beginners (and more skilled artists as well) how their illustration can be improved, by taking their artwork, and painting over them, eliminating all mistakes the work has (anathomy, composition, light etc.).

List of the best art channels on YouTube

 

LevelUP

Visit LevelUp’s art channel on YouTube

Level up!’ is an idea of two Polish artists – Wojtek Fus and Darek Zabrocki, who want to teach and learn from each other. Recently, Level Up has expanded a host team by amazing Jonas De Ro! Join 2-hour long livestreams with critiques, overpaintings and Q&A’s. It’s free and open for everybody!

 

Proko

Visit Proko’s art channel on Youtube

An art channel hosted by Stan Prokopenko. Proko is a resource for artists to get good art instruction videos.
When you watch Proko tutorials you’ll notice that he tries to make them entertaining while keeping them educational – if you’re having fun and enjoying the learning process, you learn better. You retain more information, you pay more attention, you’re much more likely to continue learning and more likely to go back and re-watch tutorials. And it will leave you more inspired and motivated to go practice.

 

Bobby Chiu

Visit Bobby Chiu’s art channel on YouTube

Bobby Chiu is an Artist/Teacher/Creator. On his channel you will find Interviews, vblogging, demos… anything and everything that’s helpful for any artist

Feng Zhu – FZDSCHOOL

Visit Feng Zhu’s art channel on YouTube

FZD School of Design provides an education in entertainment design. Their courses cover a wide range of topics such as video games, feature films, theme parks, consumer products, toys, television commercials and set designs. FZD focuses heavily on the importance of fundamentals and scientific understandings. Their aim is to mold students into elite designers with a broad range of skills and graduate with top notch portfolio. To find out more about our training outline, please visit the official website www.fzdschool.com

 

DrawWithJazza

Visit DrawWithJazza’s art channel on YouTube

DrawWith Jazza is a place where Josiah Brooks celebrates art, creativity, and community whether it’s ambitious art projects or ridiculous challenges, make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss out any of the fun.

China Digital Painting

Visit China Digital Painting’s art channel on YouTube

An art channel dedicated to gathering painting processes made by Chinese artists.

 

DaveRapoza

Visit DaveRapoza’s art channel on YouTube

This channel is mainly in support of the Crimson Daggers online art community featuring interviews with industry veterans and tutorials/general advice from Dave Rapoza.

 

Scott Robertson

Visit Scott Robertson’s art channel on YouTube

Here Scott Robertson shares some of my lectures and tutorials that highlight the thinking and techniques used to create books for Design Studio Press.

 

Noah Bradley

Visit Noah Bradley’s art channel on YouTube

Noah Bradley is an artist and founder of Art Camp that helps artists all over the world learn to make better art. Currently, he’s writing a book called How to Be a Creator that releases early in 2019. He also hosts a podcast with his wife called Creators Chat.

 

Society of Visual Storytelling

Visit Society of Visual Storytelling’s art channel on YouTube

They make awesome art tutorial videos for artists of all skill levels! If you want to bring your art game to the next level, their professionals will teach you all the strategies and tricks that they use to be the best in their fields. Subscribe to www.svslearn.com to get access to hundreds of hours of art instruction.

 

Sycra

Visit Sycra’s art channel on YouTube

Sycra Yasin is an artist and art instructor currently based in Bucharest, Romania. He has a popular YouTube channel where he teaches drawing and painting techniques, and takes you through his journey to develop as an artist. On top of his own experiences with art, he also hosts streams and interviews where other accomplished artists share their insights and experiences in the industry, in order to further the education of his viewers. He is experienced in a wide array of artistic disciplines ranging from fine art to caricature, animation, character design, concept art, and illustration. He currently works as a freelance illustrator, and specializes in character design.

Rob Brown works currently full time as a Senior Concept Artist for RIOT games. He has been a professional designer and illustrator in the digital industry over a decade. He’s completely fluent in nearly every position in environment development for games, including Art Director, Level Designer, Senior Environment Modeler, and Concept Artist.
On his YouTube art channel, he posts very useful videos where he explains all details of concept artist’s work in the game industry.

 

Marco Bucci 

Visit Marco Bucci’s art channel on YouTube

Marco’s Bucci art channel – he shares here a variety of painting tutorials ranging from painting fundamentals to illustration demos and creative psychology insights.

 

Kiwi Byrd

Visit Kywy Bird’s art channel on YouTube

 

Ross Draws

Visit Ross Draws art channel on YouTube

 

Sinix

Visit Sinix’s art channel on YouTube

Trent Kaniuga

Visit Trent Kaniuga’s art channel on YouTube

Modern Day James

Visit Modern Day James art channel on YouTube

He touches super fundamentals super duper well. You can interact with his community over there and is a very scholastic experience just as Level Up!.

Cubebrush

Visit Cubebrush art channel on YouTube

Dave Greco

Visit Dave Greco’s art channel on YouTube

He has been doing concept art for about 14 years professionally, and I wanted to create a channel where people can hopefully get inspired, and use that energy for artwork of their own.

BoroDante

Visit BoroDante’s art channel on YouTube

 

Zin Lim

Visit Zin Lim’s art channel on YouTube

Zin Lim, is an artist who travels world cities to teach expressive art: drawing and painting. Making demo videos has been started for using them at my classes or workshops. Cause I wanted every students can watch tiny strokes close enough and for certain techniques that should be visually explained more than once. I hope my videos help for expressive artists who are in similar art journey with me for their study or teaching. Or just for refreshing.

 

Kienan Lafferty

Visit Kienan Lafferty’s art channel on YouTube

Flipped normals

Visit Flipped Normals art channel on YouTube

(though they mostly do 3d they have some cool 2d stuff too)

We aim to bring you high quality CG tutorials which are fun and educational. It’s run by Henning Sanden and Morten Jaeger, who are former senior character artists in the film industry in London, having worked on movies such as Pacific Rim, Alien Covenant, Guardians of the Galaxy, Batman V Superman, among many others. We also provide premium training, where we go in-depth into the topics we explore on this channel. Check out our website for more!

 

NMA New Master Academy

Visit NMA New Master Academy art channel on YouTube

NMA New Master Academy, their online courses are the most worth it so far, but they constantly upload free tuts on their youtube channel.

Draw a box

Visit Draw a box’s art channel on YouTube
Visit Drawabox’s official website Drawabox.com

Ahmed Aldoori

Visit Ahmed’s Aldoori art channel on YouTube

Alphonso Dunn

Visit Alphonso’s Dunn art channel on YouTube

Alphonso is an artist and art instructor. His YouTube channel is dedicated to helping you deepen your understanding of the drawing process and helping you develop and refine your drawing, pen and ink, and watercolor painting skills and techniques. On his channel you will find lots of free and easy-to-follow videos and tutorials on a wide range of topics and subjects that provide invaluable tips, tricks, and techniques based on the basic principles and elements

James Gurney

Visit James Gurney art channel on YouTube

This is the place for insights into drawing and painting by Dinotopia creator James Gurney. You’ll find practical tips and techniques in oil, watercolor, and other plein-air art media. He takes you behind the scenes in the making of concept art and fantasy paintings, and he shares useful methods for painting scientifically-accurate reconstructions of dinosaurs.

Nathan Fowkes

Visit Nathan’s Fowkes  art channel on YouTube

Boostbrush

Visit Boostbrush art channel on YouTube

 

Istebrak

Visit Istebrak art channel on YouTube

His channel is set up so his students can access all art lessons easier! Yup, that’s it. If you have any requests for classes, how-tos and other art related (or unrelated) subject, send him a message and he’ll get back to you as soon as possible. To submit your work for critique, go to: https://plus.google.com/communities/106157483273509078501

Jeffrey Watts

Visit Jeffrey Watts’s art channel on YouTube

 

Robotpencil

Visit Robotpencil’s art channel on YouTube

This is where Anthony Jones is going to answer questions and do demonstrations on how to conceptualize and illustrate using ART as your medium.

 

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