For this quarter's awareness posts, I decided to use artists I am personally familiar with. They are both artists I am subscribed to on YouTube.
The first is Sycra Yasin, known as just Sycra on YouTube. He does a variety of work, both digital and traditional (with markers and pens), drawing landscapes, realistic objects, caricatures, people in his own style, and concept art.
Though his YouTube videos tend to be between fifteen minutes and several hours long, I really enjoy watching them. Some are tutorials on how to draw specific things (like hands), or how to use techniques (like color theory), or general things like how to improve in art or how to get past art block. Some videos are speedpaints in which he talks about a concept and his thoughts on it, which are usually insightful and inspiring for me (example)(example2). Some are long talks with other artists. Some are personal videos about his own art journey, which are also really interesting to watch (example).
He also has a website full of resources for artists, and a critique forum to help artists build themselves and others. Every now and then he picks out a piece someone has posted in the forum and re-draws/fixes it on his channel to critique it personally.
Though I am not a fan of his style, I really appreciate his outlook on art and it's really fascinating to watch him draw.
Kristin Hines - Student artist at Maggie L. Walker Governor's School