When it comes to sharing value, I thought it would be easy to type everything I know about illustration down and share it in a blog post format. It’s not bad, don’t get me wrong, but I never thought leveraging video would be easier.
I follow a social media marketer named Amy Schmittauer (she’s seriously great, shoot her a follow!) and the event Vlog Every Day in April was going on. With my trip to New Orleans, I had packed my camera and my tripod/selfie stick anyway, so it was time to use my travels as inspiration for my message.
Why You’ll Benefit From This:
You’ll be able to see my face.
I mean, that’s benefit in of itself right? I mean, it’s not a half bad lookin’ mug if I say so myself! But because I’m not hiding from the camera, I’ll get to create and establish more of a connection with you.
Now that I’m getting used to showing off my face and my voice, I can start doing so much more in terms of content providing. I can start recording voice overs, I don’t have to be afraid if one of my legs or toes show up on camera while I’m painting! The more comfortable I am on camera, the more I can give to you. This means art tutorials, voice overs, more speed-paints, later on webinars, podcasts, I don’t know. The possibilities are endless!
Why I’ll Benefit From This:
Summertime is coming very soon. This means our customer base at my full time job will be going back home and our location will be much slower. This means less hours. Less hours is wonderful! But I’ll be mostly at home sitting behind my computer, bored, making less money, while figuring out what to do next. Illustrators kind of don’t get out much. So I can use this time to go outdoors, take a walk, and get some much needed fresh air.
I hope you’ll enjoy these vlogs and I’ll keep doing them so long as they’re valuable to you. I’ll cover any art topic that may cross your mind, so if you want to pick my brain, so be it. ?
In order to get more ideas on what to vlog about, please take two seconds to answer this question for me, What is your biggest struggle with art? This is all inclusive by the way. You can be an artist, an art buyer, art appreciator, or a hobbyist. Let me know in the comments below, and you just might see me tackle your topic!
Thanks for tuning in!
Until next time!