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How to Draw BOTH Eyes Evenly

Hey guys! In today’s video I’ll show you how to draw BOTH eyes evenly & that look the same step by step! If you ever wondered how to draw the second eye that looks the same as the first one, I will show you a simple technique that is super easy! While doing that, I will show you how to draw realistic eyes for beginners step by step and how to draw eyebrows in an easy way as well!

 

 

► Check out my playlist about How to Draw 101 Basics here: http://bit.ly/2pZuQ1k

❤ List of my Supplies (English/Deutsch) ❤

○ Faber-Castell Graphite Pencil Set
http://amzn.to/2pIqLe9 * (ENG)
http://amzn.to/2qg2Q6Q * (DE)

○ Faber-Castell Pencil, Eraser, Sharpener set
http://amzn.to/2rBHB24 * (ENG)
http://amzn.to/2qLUTtz * (DE)

Pencil grade used: B, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B

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► If you want to learn how to draw the other parts of the face, check out the list below!

👁 I you want to learn how to draw realistic eyes for beginners step by step and how to draw eyebrows in an easy way, I already have an art drawing tutorial about that!
You can check it out here: http://bit.ly/2pGic4j

👄 I you want to learn how to draw realistic lips & the mouth step by step in an easy way by also learning what to do & what not to do when it comes to drawing a realistic mouth & the lips!
You can check it out here: http://bit.ly/2pgVVsO

👃 If you want to learn how to draw a realistic nose easily step by step with a pencil, I also have a video about the do’s and don’ts when it comes to drawing a nose!
You can check it out here: http://bit.ly/2pa0FAc

💇 If you want to learn how to draw hair, I have a hair tutorial where I talk about do’s and don’ts! I will show you how to draw realistic hair for beginners easy step by step for different hairstyles like wavy, straight & long / short hair!
You can check it out here: http://bit.ly/2szgiG8

👩 If you want to learn how to draw a face while getting the proportions right! In this easy drawing tutorial I will talk about the basic face proportions first and then use these techniques to create an actual portrait drawing of Daenerys’ Targaryen!
You can check it out here: https://youtu.be/lUN0rSv2cgE

❤ Film & Editing Gear ❤
– Camera Canon T3i http://amzn.to/2q6s628 *
– Camera Lens Sigma 30mm F1.4 http://amzn.to/2pNt3tk *
– Canon Powershot G7 X http://amzn.to/2tkt5fm *
– Studio Light http://amzn.to/2qLzjAZ *
– Manfrotto Tripod http://amzn.to/2pT6WSg *
– Blue Yeti USB Microphone http://amzn.to/2pNkjDv *
– Editing Software: Sony Vegas Pro 13

If you have any questions, feel free to comment down below!
Thank you so much for watching guys, have a wonderful day and I will see you on Thursday!

~mako

How to Paint a Waterfall with Acrylic Paint for Beginners

 

Hey guys! In today’s art Journal Thursday episode I will show you how to paint a waterfall with acrylic paint step by step for beginners! This is a super easy painting tutorial where I show you not only how to paint the water & the waterfall, but also how to paint the forest & the trees around it! I hope you like this step by step painting for beginners!

 

► Full list of all the supplies I used ( English / Deutsch )

○ da Vinci Student/Beginner Paint Brushes
http://amzn.to/2rlgB7o * (EN)
http://amzn.to/2qEAs1r * (DE)

○ Acrylic Paint by Schmincke
http://amzn.to/2fdGDlf * (DE)

○ Hahnemuhle Watercolour Book
http://amzn.to/2qEwdDc * (EN)
http://amzn.to/2shpufN * (DE)

► New to this series? Watch the Art Journal Thursday series from the beginning: http://bit.ly/2rInzns

► Last Episode: To Everyone Who Wishes To Be Better // Painting Out Loud | Art Journal Thursday Ep. 22 https://youtu.be/jphn8rNErPU

► Need more ideas for your paintings? Check out my playlist here: http://bit.ly/PaintingVideos

If you have any questions, feel free to comment down below!
Thank you so much for watching guys, have a wonderful day and I will see you on soon!

~mako

Disclaimer: not sponsored!
Links marked with ‘*’ are affiliate links! This means I get a very small commission that may benefit me financially if you buy one of the products mentioned here!
Links marked with ‘ are products that got sent to me for free to use!

To Everyone Who Wishes To Be Better

I’ve been getting a lot of comments from you guys where so many of you are wishing for something. You wish you would be better at this or that. Or you wish you would have certain tools because you think that then you would be better at something.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jphn8rNErPU?rel=0&w=560&h=315%5D

And I totally understand, we as humans like to come up with excuses why certain things don’t work for us just because it’s the easier option. Maybe because we are afraid to face the truth that we might be actually bad at something. Maybe we are just afraid of failing. Or we are just plain lazy to work harder and improve in something because deep down we know it’s not that important to us. We would rather think that it’s not our fault because our circumstances just not allow us to pursue this or that.

But I believe that it’s okay to be bad at something. We just need to be self-aware and accept it.

When I was in school I always struggled to get good grades in certain subjects and everyone made me think that I just simply suck just because the standard in school is to be good at everything. So if you are very good in certain subjects, it basically didn’t count because your other grades were bad or not good enough. And I totally understand that in school we just have to get certain grades to pass or to get into a better school or university.

But what I’m talking about is that we sometimes start thinking the same way as people make us think about ourselves. That we are untalented, stupid and that we just suck at life, just because we can’t get As in every single class and be good at everything.

But at some point it made me think about why do I have to give myself such a hard time. So what, I’m bad at math. Yes, I was good at math at some stage in my life. And I still can keep blaming my math teacher for being so bad in teaching that’s why my grades went downhill.

But what about my strengths?

Are they so unimportant just because I’m not perfect in everything?

Why do I have to keep wasting my time focusing on things I’m just bad at instead of getting even better at something I’m already good at.

And this is something we all struggle with. We always tend to focus on the negative things instead of embracing and celebrating the good things. And that’s totally normal for us. We are just build this way.

And what I realized is that, it’s okay

I’m aware that I’m bad at certain things, but at the same time I understand that I’m good at so many other things. And once I accepted it, I felt so much better. You have no idea how freeing it was. The moment I realized and understood my strength, I just stopped caring about things I’m bad at. Yes, I still gave my best at everything I did, even if the result wasn’t good enough, but at the same time I knew that this does not define myself worth.

I believe all our shortcomings are there for a reason. They allow us to realize what we are good at, what we might want to pursue in our life, so we can actually focus on the strengths and invest time in them to even get better. And then we just need to be patient.

I’m still in the process of figuring things out, I’m so early in the process, but for now these are things I realized and I thought that this could inspire you to take some time to think about yourself.

And if you are, just like me, in the early process and you want to become even better at something, regardless of how old you are or at what stage you are in your life right now, let’s do it. Let’s focus on our strengths, give our best and let’s enjoy the process while being patient.

So, guys, let me know in the comments below what is your weakness and what is your strength! Let’s get real here! I would love to get to know you better!

Thank you for watching/reading, have a wonderful day and I will see you soon!

~mako

 

The Art of Being an Artist

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique.

And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it.

It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions.

It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.

You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work.

You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. … No artist is pleased.

[There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time.

There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.” ~Martha Graham

As an artist we want to create art that we are proud of and that we want to share with the world. But sometimes we think it is horrible, not perfect, not the way we imagined.

At the same time we take for granted what other people think of our work. They might not see exactly what we wanted them to see, but they see exactly what they are meant to see.

We can strive to become better and strive for perfection of our art and skills, but at the end of the day people that are looking at our work and start thinking about it, they are the ones who make the art alive and give it meaning.

As an artist you give people a reason to start thinking, imagining things and to feel by looking at your art.

But as your art is unique, what people see and what the art means to them is unique as well.

So let the others decide.

Keep creating and expressing yourself. Put your imagination into art to find and to lose yourself. At the same time give others the
opportunity to interpret the piece they way it’s best for them right now.

Fun & Creative Things To Do When You Are Bored At Home

Hey guys! Today I’m going to show you fun & creative things you can do when you feel bored at home! You can try these fun and creative DIY projects when you are bored and don’t know what to do! In this tutorial I will show you not only how to create beautiful hand lettering quote scratch art, an acrylic pour painting DIY with cells, but also another fun way how you can decorate your home!

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► Check out SeaLemon’s video here: https://youtu.be/RVspJLMygXg
► SeaLemon’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/SeaLemonDIY

► Binge-watch all my videos here: http://bit.ly/WeeklyDoseOfMako

Need even more ideas on what to do when you feel bored? Check out my playlist with lots of fun & creative DIY projects here:
http://bit.ly/SaveMeImBored

► Main things I used for the projects

○ Hand Lettering Scratch Art
– Acrylic Paint & Dish Soap (1:1)
– Self-adhesive foil
– Skewer

○ Acrylic Pour Painting with Cells
– Acrylic paint
– Loreal Elvital Hair oil with silicons in it, but you can also use other liquid silicon you have! The silicon here is the Dimethiconol!
You just need a few drops of it to create the cells!

○ Woven Art
– 2 sheets of paper from a magazine

If you have any questions, feel free to comment down below!
Thank you so much for watching guys, have a wonderful day and I will see you soon!

~mako

How to Paint a Fall Scenery with Watercolors for Beginners

Hey guys! In today’s Art Journal Thursday episode I will show you how to paint a fall scenery with watercolors for beginners! In this watercolor painting tutorial I will show you how to paint watercolor trees using an easy watercolor technique creating a simple autumn tree landscape!

 

 

► New to this series? Watch the Art Journal Thursday series from the beginning: http://bit.ly/2rInzns

► Last Week’s Episode: How to Paint Cotton Candy Clouds with Watercolors for Beginners
https://youtu.be/MEwGCjRa5Hk

► Full list of all the supplies I used (English / Deutsch )

○ Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour
http://amzn.to/2r0QCRP * (EN)
http://amzn.to/2srq8GC * (DE)

○ Schmincke Watercolors
http://amzn.to/2p4BeTu * (EN)
http://amzn.to/2qELqUR * (DE)

○ Hahnemuhle Watercolour Book
http://amzn.to/2qEwdDc * ‘ (EN)
http://amzn.to/2shpufN * ‘ (DE)

○ da Vinci Student/Beginner Paint Brushes
http://amzn.to/2rlgB7o * (EN)
http://amzn.to/2qEAs1r * (DE)

○ Acrylic Paint by Schmincke
http://amzn.to/2fdGDlf * (DE)

If you have any questions, feel free to comment down below!
Thank you so much for watching guys, have a wonderful day and I will see you on Saturday!

~mako

Disclaimer: not sponsored!
Links marked with ‘*’ are affiliate links! This means I get a very small commission that may benefit me financially if you buy one of the products mentioned here!
Links marked with ‘ are products that got sent to me for free to use!

How to Sketch | Sketching Tips for Beginners

Hey guys! In today’s Art Journal Thursday Episode I will show you how to sketch while sharing basic sketching tips and tricks for any beginner! In this drawing tutorial I will show you the basic techniques of sketching, shading and explain the difference between the pencil grades!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqva-bcEnHA?rel=0&w=560&h=315%5D

 

 

► New to this series? Watch the Art Journal Thursday series from the beginning: http://bit.ly/2rInzns

► Last Episode: 8 Ways to Fill a Sketchbook & Flip Through | Art Journal Thursday Ep. 20 https://youtu.be/h_fNe6u5hoM

If you have any questions, feel free to comment down below!
Thank you so much for watching guys, have a wonderful day and I will see you soon!

~mako

Annoying Things Artists are Tired of Hearing | #relatable

Hey guys! Being an artist is hard, especially when you have to deal with daily struggles as an artist! Especially hearing so many annoying things artists are tired of hearing! There are just things you shouldn’t say to an artist, right?

 

 

► If you want to see more #relatable videos about artist struggles, you can check out this video:

Expectations Vs Reality | The Struggles of Being an Artist 🎨 https://youtu.be/LwqJ98Ti-ys

If you have any questions, feel free to comment down below!
Thank you so much for watching guys, have a wonderful day and I will see you on Thursday!

~mako

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