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Grasha Non (5 days ago)
Hi Lioba! I love the way you shared your ideas and it really did cheer me up. I just had graduated from art college last year and am only starting my social media/youtube page and its been very slow but fulfilling. Galleries tire me out as much as you have said and I just want to balance having a career online and on galleries. I find your opinions helpful and I am more motivated to do good work! I really love your channel and I also aspire to make work as good as yours. Thank you for giving these advices and looking forward to your future videos!!
Summer Karden (7 days ago)
some pretty useful tips , I really like the one where you shouldn’t compare your self to others 24/7 and just focus on your own journey, I believe that’s when the real art journey begins 💓
Nina Wictorin (9 days ago)
Thank you - this was so so helpful! 👍🙏🎨
Zimrian Zimrian (24 days ago)
Thanks man *<(^_^)>*
Ellery Beelendorf (28 days ago)
Thank you for being so honest! I had to change my game plan because of your honesty, but you know best and you haven’t steered me wrong yet so I trust you. Thank you
Lioba Brückner (27 days ago)
Please never forget to think for yourself though ! - I don't know your personal situation so I can't give the best advice for everyone! Good luck! xxx
michele rellita (1 month ago)
I so agree with you. Although it's cliché, "practice makes perfect" is true indeed.
狐火 (1 month ago)
i used to have this person criticize my art but when i did that to them they reacted meanly, but i did consider them a better artist than me so im confused? do i or dont i listen to them, even though there trying to make my art like there style
Isobel Salvatore (2 months ago)
This is very helpful, thank you for sharing your advice!
Dawn Pedersen (3 months ago)
Thanks for the tip about Social Blade!! Also on posting photos of myself.
Charm Mae Oniñeza (4 months ago)
It's nice to start early and eventually start one's art career, but if you have parents that say something like "if you don't have any art commission or order then don't paint" doesn't it make it frustrating and painful?
Naomi Eva (4 months ago)
Deine Arbeiten sind wirklich fantastisch! Ich bin selbst im Moment in den ersten Schritten in die Selbstständigkeit und danke dir sehr für deine Tipps. Du bist eine wunderbare Künstlerin und eine Inspiration für mich <3
Auftragskunst Kley (4 months ago)
Danke für die tollen Tipps! Ein wunderbares Video! 💕
Celeste ccc (4 months ago)
You dont have to be skilful to be a artist .You need to be unique and be happy with your art.
Lil Things (4 months ago)
I’m 14 and I have an instagram page but the the flowers aren’t really growing I want more exposure any advice?, I am planning to start a career in the future maybe in two years is that early?
Nabiya Ri (5 months ago)
13:15 Social media is not about professionalism, but about popularity. Interesting names are actually a good way to get followers - most of the really popular art channels for example use made up names. I think it shows creativity and I personally do prefer them to real name-accounts. They are also easier to remember than real names.
shinmist (6 months ago)
i really appreciate this video, had so many tips that i actually needed cause i had no idea where to start and now i have a clearer picture of what i need to do. Thanks buddy!
tooth fairy (7 months ago)
I would love you to make a tutorial about how to plan a painting, getting ideas, creating a balanced layout, etc. This tutorial was super helpful and made me realise what I need to do to pursue an art career.
HonexArt (8 months ago)
make art for fun, if you have access to classes (talented art program, summer art programs) take them, if your skills arent legendary, work on what you can and try to get better but dont sell yourself short because what you can do is still valuable
Back Blech (8 months ago)
Ich feier deine Videos mega, und sie helfen auch sehr. Nur tut der deutsche Akzent manchmal etwas weh :D
momohoskin (8 months ago)
thank you for all the honest advice and tips you gave us. also I love your paintings!
Angi K (8 months ago)
Love it...thank you so much!
Milley Cheung (8 months ago)
Thank you so much to share your experience!!
Rain Blooms (8 months ago)
Thank you, lovely <3! Your work always makes me smile. Forever fan
Elemental Fiberworks (9 months ago)
Excellent thoughts on social media and websites for anyone who has or wants to start a creativity-based small business, really. Relentless work is the most important thing! I've really enjoyed going through your videos when I need a break or am having lunch and want to watch beautiful work in process. :)
E Ogg (9 months ago)
This the very first video I’ve watched of yours. It was so helpful! Also wanted to say I just love your style and hope to develop my own personal style in painting portraits as well. Thanks for taking the time to share your hard earned wisdom! 💕
Roseanne Davis (9 months ago)
Cute cat
Angela_ SoManyThings (10 months ago)
Thanks again for another great video, I am glad I found it!
Alisha Limbu (10 months ago)
Do you paint through reference or without reference can you please share ?
elnamea (10 months ago)
alisha limbu she use reference. She talk about that in another video
Greta Narkovskaja (10 months ago)
I don’t think that if u start 13or 14 u will be better then the one who starts at 16 because every body learns different. There are people that pick up thing really fast and learn really fast if u have a good eyes sight and pick up what’s wrong by looking at reference u will learn faster then a person that doesn’t have that sharped yet. The other can learn slower and it’s the same thing. I think it’s just a personal thing how much u learn and how hard u will work.
Rachel E. (7 months ago)
Greta Narkovskaja this is encouraging. I turn 16 in a couple weeks and I'm a bit discouraged. I think I'm a smidge too old. I find the younger people so lucky. I'm not a complete beginner. I did a lot of art when I was younger but I haven't done it in years.
Alexandra Romancsak (10 months ago)
This was very real and sound advice! It may have sounded harsh to some people but it reflects the art world very well. To anyone that felt intimidated by this: just take your time; explore and practice; there certainly is a route that suits all your natural talents and personality, it just might take you a bit to find it. Just keep faith, explore and build your skills!
Claire The human trashcan (11 months ago)
Your artwork is simply amazing! I watched this as I finished a large piece that I've worked on for three days. I love how calming and long your videos are! Please keep up the amazing work and the good advice <3
Eve Eichner (11 months ago)
Very good information!
Rio Jsanea (11 months ago)
Thank you for your honest advice! I want to start making my art a career so your advice was really helpful!
Fiona (1 year ago)
Natürlich hab ich bis zum Ende geguckt! Sehr hilfreiches Video, danke! :)
Art Side of Life (1 year ago)
Great video! Thank you for sharing! I love the drawing tooooooo 😊
watashiwamosura (1 year ago)
I've been painting for 6 years and I've had an instagram account for like 4 years, but I still have such a tiny following. I'm an oil painter and each painting takes me months to finish, so while I don't want to spam my account with in progress photos, I have no idea what to post in between finished pieces :( (my account is @yasmineranaart)
watashiwamosura (1 year ago)
Thank you for taking the time to do this, I really appreciate it and I'll try to put your advice into action :)
Rebecca Bowley (1 year ago)
watashiwamosura , I just took a quick look at your instagram and thought you might appreciate some feedback. My first impression right away is that everything is very dark. People want eye candy in their instagram feed, and you want your artwork to look it's best. Try some white backgrounds and better lighting, and maybe a better quality camera if possible. Secondly, you have a lot of posts that seem to be of the same picture. Progress pictures are a great idea, as long as people can clearly see the difference between the photos, otherwise they'll get bored of the same image over and over. Finally, you have a small following but you are also following very few people. It might help if you reach out more, follow other artists and comment on other people's posts. I love your style, and you have a great foundation to start from, you just need to make sure you're showing your artwork at its best. As for post idea between paintings: pictures of you actually painting, studio pics, photos of things that inspire you, paint mixing pictures or short clips, have a look at other artists feeds and you'll see there's a lot more than just finished works on display.
Shane Izykowski (1 year ago)
This is such awesome advice! Just listened to it while I was making breakfast, ready to take on the day!
marvelous max (1 year ago)
This was very helpful to me, there are several points I will especially work on, and that is posting art more frequently, and committing time to make art for 4-5 days a week. I am so grateful you take the time to make these advice videos for us, thank you!
MediocreHaddie (1 year ago)
"It would be amazing if you made it to the end of the video" Are you kidding me? This video is so so helpful and interesting to watch, and I'm not even an aspiring artist; I think you've made great points and gave valuable advice, explained everything and kept it realistic, not to mention the resources you mentioned and information you gave on different options to follow. Good job! 😄💜
LittleSqueesh (1 year ago)
I finally was able to get some time to watch this properly! Some greats tips and wonderful insight, thank you for sharing! 😍 About social media names etc, I chose the nickname 'Little Squeesh' as I felt it was more memorable than my name - I remember finding an artist who's work I loved and they had an unusual name and it was super easy for me to remember, then she decided to do art full time and she changed the business to her real name. I still can't find her and this is years ago. I'm just terrible at remembering names unless they're unusual (like yours, I've never heard the name Lioba before so it's easy to remember) The other reason is that I have a family although I'm not yet married, so my surname is likely to change. If I start using my surname now, build a good following as an artist with that name, and then it changes I'll be faced with an awkward situation. A nickname made things 10 times easier for me :) Well that was a wall of text, my bad! 😂 Oh! What are your brushes?? I don't see them listed in your materials but specifically the smaller ones that you line the eyes with or draw in the strands/outline of the hair? My small brushes are rubbish and never stay at a point, would love to know the brand and what size you use! ❤️ ❤️ Thanks again for another wonderful video!
Shin Lee (1 year ago)
I really love your art style! (:
Joyce Garcia (1 year ago)
What brand of watercolor did she used?.
Velena Martynova (1 year ago)
Hi Lioba! I was watching your video and realised how much I love your voice and your accent. I am not a native english speaker myself, and when I first heared you in the beginning of 2017 I was like "there's no way I would listen to her english!" I really hope it doesn't make you upset now! But your videos were so informative and your paintings so beautiful that I just couldn't resist watching more and more of them)) Then I got a $5 patreon subscription and more informativity poured on me :D And, well, you did an awesome job improving your spelling and you're fluent and you sound so live :) I really like listening to your voice) And I am super grateful for the help you give. By the way, do you have any Russian roots? Your name sounds more Russian then German :)
Lioba Brückner (1 year ago)
I can totally feel you about the English! I hope it'll improve and more ppl are able to wacth it XD Thank you so much for your kind words and your support on Patreon!
Kyomi (1 year ago)
ahh you listed everything but the brush!! x0x i've been looking for a mop brush so please let us know!
Irithil Móreadhiel (1 year ago)
I was wondering about the brush too! It looks like such a nice one. Is it an option to find it online?
Kyomi (1 year ago)
Lioba Brückner ohhh okay. thanks for letting me know! ♡ looking forward to your brush suggestions. :D
Lioba Brückner (1 year ago)
aww i'm sorry! The brushed that I use are only available in Germany but I'll find an alternative soon!
Lillendandie Art (1 year ago)
You always use the same brush... what is it? :o
Mane Art (1 year ago)
I loved this video! It's so great when people like you don't hesitate to share their experiences, it's really encouraging and appreciated <3
LA Stef (1 year ago)
Hum, why did u change the last drawing from a colorful hair to a black one? Just curious xD
Lioba Brückner (1 year ago)
Oh! That's often true, Tabailee! :D In this case - I just didn't like the color! XD
tabailee (1 year ago)
I can't speak for Lioba but artists often do a colourful underpainting before putting the intended colour over the top. It makes for a more lively picture as it changes the hue in the intended colour ever so slightly.
Old masters painting (1 year ago)
Hi Lioba, what App do you use for English grammar/texts?
Old masters painting (1 year ago)
Thank you!
Lioba Brückner (1 year ago)
It's called Grammarly!
Palina (1 year ago)
That was very interesting, I will let you know in five years if i am famous yet..
paranoid_ wombat_ (1 year ago)
This was really helpful! I loved it! And I definitely would have started following you in my teens, if I had Instagram back then :)
Jen K (1 year ago)
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to make this video. Great helpful info....and beautiful art!
Masked B1tch (1 year ago)
This was a very helpful video!! It gave me a lot of guidance. Now I have to talk about something that you reminded me of in the beginning of the video. Okay so one of my friends was on Instagram the other day and found an artist that was doing commissions. The artist's art wasn't awful, but it still needed a lot of work. My friend messaged her, "You aren't ready for commissions", "You need to work on your style and skill", "Try again in a few years", stuff like that. It wasn't outright rude, but she definitely wasn't polite either. The artist continued to take commissions anyways, and my friend got really butthurt because the artist wasn't listening to her. I find this to be very ridiculous, my friend seemed so entitled, she was acting like she had jurisdiction over that artist's decisions (mind you, my friend's art still needs a lot of work as well). That person's work is *none* of my friend's business whatsoever, and she had no right in telling that artist to stop doing commissions. Ugh I just had to get that off of my chest. I don't have many people to talk to.
Xenothy Amberstrike (1 year ago)
hey there! Thank you very much for the video :) I have some questions: What do you think is "good" gallery art these days? And with how much followers a artist is "big enough" to be popular?
Gerardo Canova (1 year ago)
Lots of great advice!...I am highly engaged on Instagram showing my art and recently started uploading vids to YouTube...really Love your Work by the way! :)
Sophia Moretti (1 year ago)
Vielen Dank für das Video und die Tipps! Für mich war es sehr hilfreich:) Ich persönlich hätte noch den Tipp einfach mal zu einer lokalen Zeitungsredaktion zu gehen und sich vorzustellen. Ich habe die Erfahrungen gemacht, dass diese oft lokale Menschen unterstützen und fördern wollen. Durch einen Zeitungsartikel werden nochmal mehr Menschen angesprochen:) Für meine Künstlerkarriere heißt es jetzt erst einmal ran an den Speck und für die Träume kämpfen:D
Thank you, Lioba. I enjoyed the whole video. You gave fantastic advice.
Candyjani (1 year ago)
Hello! I just found your channel today and I love your videos so much! You are so inspiring and your work is out of this world! Thank you so much <3
Mabu Steffi (1 year ago)
Thank you for the vid! It was super interesting! 💞✨
MKNA Art Blog (1 year ago)
OMGooooosh Lioba thank you so much for this video! You are a LOVE <3 this is so helpful! Seems I recognized myself a bit at the beginning lol, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who struggles with the "pro" considerations when someone wants to go further on the art career journey :-) and sometimes we didn't even tought about all these topics before an opportunity shows up, an then we are so happy but super scared right after by lack of experience... ^^ (self experience, you already know lol) I'll treasure this video as all the others! THANK YOU SO MUCH! \o/ *hugs*
I y a n a (1 year ago)
Thank you  ♡
Senti meren (1 year ago)
Hi Lioba...I really love your art....keep uploading more videos specially water color art...but I have a request...please change your camera angle...
Emma Rosenlund (1 year ago)
talking about destressing thank you for posting because thats actually what helps me. Just knowing that this is possible
Terry Berry Creates (1 year ago)
Danke Lioba, das war mega hilfreich gerade. Ich freue mich, dass ich nicht die einzige bin, die sich mit einem klassischen Job nicht wohlfühlt. Nur habe ich jetzt das Problem, dass ich mich zu alt für eine Art Career fühle :/
Shiroichi Art (10 months ago)
Solltest du nicht. Man ist nie zu alt, vor allem nicht für Kunst oder etwas das man auf jeden Fall machen möchte.
AlexandoriaART (1 year ago)
I think you made some very good points! Thank you <3 Wonderful pieces as well!
Barbra Loveless (1 year ago)
Lioba, do you stretch your paper before painting to prevent it from warping? Love your artwork and videos!
Lilly (1 year ago)
Do you have tips *what* to paint in order to become a pro? I often stare at the blank panel and just don't know what to do. It scares me somehow. I feel like I don't have any style or even ideas.
naly202 (2 months ago)
Linda, in the old days artists would start by being apprentices to famous artists and spend years copying their style. I don't like to copy, but it's vital.
naly202 (2 months ago)
You should also try to copy famous masterpieces in a sketchbook. All great artists went through a copying stage when they went to the museum and spent hours sketching. We have old masters at a click distance now. It's amazing what you can learn from classical paintings.
Lilly (1 year ago)
Kay Walsh thanks for the advice, that makes sense to me! Would you recommend copying other persons art for study reasons? (Just for me, not sharing on internet or something like that) Just to get how they work.
Kay Walsh (1 year ago)
Start painting models or still lifes. These will help you develop technical skills for lighting, composition, proportion etc. The more you do this, the more your body will become accustomed to drawing this and your skills will improve.
Cristina Gafton Art (1 year ago)
Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us.. this is very helpful!
J Hunt (1 year ago)
Some good advice in here. Thanks for sharing!
hellolala (1 year ago)
so if I do art as a hobby, not selling or offering any commissions. (I dont have the time at the moment) what should I have on my website?
hellolala (1 year ago)
eek! I dont like weebly because it never saves my past uploaded pictures. so you have to reupload the same stuff over and over again. so I prefer wix. even tho the free domain is hideous!
DragonsFlameMagic (1 year ago)
Beautiful work and great advice. I listened to the whole video
Dontey Butterfly (1 year ago)
This was awesome! I'm currently a self taught and growing artist. Ready to make income from something I love doing. This video was knowledgeable and inspiring!!! Love your work, and I watch often!!!
Christine Schmidt (1 year ago)
Beautiful work and great advice!
Natalie B (1 year ago)
I really enjoyed this video! I feel like the skill level doesn't need to be too high to be a popular artist. Some artists can't draw realistic drawings, but they have a recognisable style and that is what makes them stand out. But in order to develop a style you do need to practice a lot haha
Skulfrid (1 year ago)
About using an username different than your name, it's one thing if your name is fairly unique, but what if your name is John Smith or something more common like that? It's also not that easy to find people with common names in social media. Lots of artists successfully use pseudonyms. I would say there is no problem in using one, but if you do, stay consistent about it through all your social medias and stuff, and don't treat it like some username you'll change in a few weeks. (Sorry John Smith).
Tartantaz Creates (1 year ago)
Hello Lioba thanks for sharing some really good advice. It makes a lot of sense. I have always been known as tartantaz for many years on the Internet so it made sense to me at the time when I started my creative YouTube channel to become tartantaz creates. I do often worry about not using my full name for my art work though. I guess time will tell, if I've done the right thing choosing to be known as tartantaz creates social media and my own website too. I love watching you work so I'm always grateful for your process videos. Thank you for sharing as always T
Lucia Candu (1 year ago)
Lioba, thank you so much for this video. I did watch it to the end, and I'm definitely taking most of your advice. Thanks so much for sharing your experience and process!
Anastasia Rath (1 year ago)
Great advice! Thank you for telling it like it is. It's not an easy thing to do, but it is a great time to be an artist.
maudjdraw art (1 year ago)
Beautiful draw Beautiful video ♥♡
We Live 20th Century (1 year ago)
It's HOT :) KEEP It UP I'm Watching you!! If you want to enjoy childhood memories,Click my channel \(≧∇≦)/
Larisa Carli (1 year ago)
I can't tell you how much I love your voice 😊 Thank you for sharing your experiences!
Ein Schwuler Fisch (1 year ago)
I'm thirteen right now and I want to start my art career now. Not as a full on career since I am only thirteen, but am I still to young to start it? I have an instagram account but I want more exposure. I also do not know any other artists that could give me their honest critiques. Any help would be much appreciated.
christina waring (11 months ago)
oH also ive gotten a spike in likes since ive been framing all my paintings and taking pictures outside with like a bush or something.
christina waring (11 months ago)
seek out art accounts, draw some fanart, tags. eh all i know
Ein Schwuler Fisch (1 year ago)
Thank you very much! I appreciate the critique and to be honest I love drawing portraits the most.
Cally Lawson (1 year ago)
Clementine Vintage I have taken a look at your instagram. You have a real talent for capturing expressions on faces. You should keep up the portraits. I particularly like the very early simple female portrait.
Ein Schwuler Fisch (1 year ago)
This is all really helpful! Thank you so much for the advice! I have tried to ask other artist on Instagram but the have yet to answer back to my questions.
Elise (1 year ago)
Alpay Efe is your boyfriend?!? I've been admiring both of your work for the longest time 😂 What a small world
Nourin Ahmed (1 year ago)
I loved the video, thank you so much!
Olivia Johnston (1 year ago)
I can be a very stubborn artist too, I like to do art the way I like to and not listen especially hard. I agree, take advice with a grain of salt and absorb what will help you to improve and ask everyone 🙌 Love you, Lioba 💖
Rachel Hermes (1 year ago)
This was so helpful - thank you! Your comments have inspired me to keep working hard every day, plus your paintings in the background were fun to watch!
Anthony Casiday (1 year ago)
also one other route for art professions is getting employed in art related job, like art teacher working at studios (like disney)
dee bee (1 year ago)
Your work is so beautiful ,I like that you choose to stay authentic :)
Anthony Casiday (1 year ago)
could you show us some of your boyfriends art?
Witch (1 year ago)
he's quite handsome too **u**
Kyomi (1 year ago)
AnthonyC DoesArt his art is amazing as well 😍
Hans Peters (1 year ago)
Found a link to his profile in the infobox :)
Payton Sawyer (1 year ago)
thank u soooo much for this!!!!!
dandra ilus (1 year ago)
this was beautiful to hear. All your advices, I love that you are straight up about these things. Also the girls came out beautiful ♥
Wlada Poljakova (1 year ago)
Like those ladies a lot! Also great, to-the-point advice! Thanks for your German honesty 😁 You motivate me a lot to keep trying to improve, so hopefully I can get out of the "art that sucks"-bracket! 🐱‍🐉🐱‍🏍
hannah xyz (1 year ago)
I'm just confused with how "skillful art" is defined? Who says, that your art is "good/nicely drawn/skillful" or "bad/poorly drawn/not skillful"? People decide that for themselves, so just start posting your stuff on social media and honestly - don't compare yourself to other artists too much. It's fine to check them out and maybe adapt certain points of their style, but most of the time just draw. Draw, draw, draw. Just practice and you'll see that you'll improve just by yourself. Be open to criticism, but don't let anyone badmouth your art, seriously. Art should be fun, try different styles and new techniques. Always be open for new experiences. Be confident and when you love your art, then other people will surley also love it. But you can't tell if an artist is skillful or not. Especially nowadays and with all those different art styles we now have.
White Rabbit (2 months ago)
Even with the very simplistic styles you see today, you can still tell the difference between skillful art vs beginner art because a skillful artist understands form, anatomy, lighting, composition, etc. Your art always comes out better when you practice drawing fundamentals. You need to learn the "rules" before you can break them properly.
Erin S. (5 months ago)
I think a way to define skillful art is all in the artists explanation of their art work. If an artists defines one painting as loose lines with the focus subject being this and that. But the painting shows loose lines but incomplete within the focused subject that goes against what the artist described. This is why i believe art teachers can critique and challenge they way they do or can. Im self taught however i still challenge myself with pre described or explained art and follow the description as a set of rules and go from there. If the artwork and the description match I've learned something and have the feeling of success and can work on what i like to paint and get back to my style which has evolved with these little challenges i have set for myself. Its a win win situation.
Machang Sanga (9 months ago)
style isn't skill. as a self taught artist, that's something that shows heavily when i examine my work, and can eat away at you as you grow with your art if your not careful. It's one thing to draw in a style, it's another to do that skillfully (focusing you attention, applying different basics of understanding the world around you or the world you want to create, understanding light and color and how it affects people or what you're creating, different products that get that point across to your audience or even yourself, how to display whatever your creating so you know how it will be received, knowing what lines to soften and why, what your message or intention is and how to mindfully create it in the way you want to or intend to, etc.) If you don't learn to distinguish the two you will always feel like your work is lacking, especially if you're serious. It will show. There's always a polished look or refined look that shows with skillful artists that understand technique, color, and other topic matters that go into accurately depicting your idea (however that may be aka "style"). yes you do get that by drawing over and over again, but if you aren't learning and understanding different skill-sets and practicing them in your work and getting proper constructive feedback (especially when you have a specific intention that doesn't come across); that kind of thing can create a gap between you and other professional artists. And it will become noticeable as you grow and your ideas grow; because with skill and ability are a package deal. Lack of skill shows slack in ability. So basically, you can most certainly tell when someone is skillful because they have the practiced and experienced ability to create their work at a certain polished level. Skill relies on technique AND practice, not just practicing and copying "styles". Especially since style isn't something you "practice" it just stays with you and emerges more powerfully as your SKILLS grow and you become better at them. Skill has alot to do with understanding the world around you and even what you are seeing exactly in your head. That comes with experience and you don't get that experience by being ignorant to the information that informs the feelings, intentions, and manifestations of what you want to show or create. That lack of knowledge, open-minded learning, and experience can and does show in peoples art development. There's nothing wrong with sharing your work and progress, and nothing wrong with closing yourself off to understand what YOU really want to create, because that's what makes your work unique. But you can still be unique and unskillful. And that can really damage your career in the long run.
Ian Stallings (1 year ago)
My problem is someone has the same name as me and he is an artist (an interior designer) with a lot of popularity already. I'm not sure what to do. Maybe I'll change my name to a symbol, like Prince did.
Sebastian Ruiz Vega (1 year ago)
Thank you Lioba, very groundging I guess.
{HeBa} (1 year ago)
3:10 im 15 and im offended! Joke joke XDD
My tip: Even if your skill level isn't high, it's never too early to start posting your art online. You can build a following for your possible art career in the future, and you can meet other artists at a similar skill level.
Serini (1 year ago)
I am darclua who is you Indeed, you can also get a lot of constructive criticism which can help you improve your art to a great extent.
Bia MB (1 year ago)
i aprecciate you videos soo much
Whitney Paige (1 year ago)
Currently working on it !
Square Square (1 year ago)
Lioba how is the pumpkin that i gave you doing
Square Square (1 year ago)
Lioba Brückner yaaaaayyyy 😄
Lioba Brückner (1 year ago)
Still alive! :D

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