Sometimes when I doubt myself, one activity that is guaranteed to always lift me up is reading the scores of testimonials from people who use Artprof.org. When I was researching early on to see what kinds of art education sites were available, one aspect that I definitely took note of was the types of comments and reactions that people had to various types of content. There are tons of YouTube channels with art instruction, and I noted that many of the YouTube comments generally were either one word exclamations, “Cool!” or sentences that had three words or less: “So cool!”
Which is why when I read the reactions from our users, I know that we are definitely doing something noticeably different. In fact, the reactions from my Taiwan brush pen video are even more unique in that so many come from people who are not artists. Our other video lessons tend to be aimed more towards people who want really specific instruction and intend to take that instruction and act upon it in their own work.
That’s why I think this Taiwan video (watch it below) is a major milestone for us. The content is immensely more diverse both in terms of the visuals and the content, making the video much more like a personal narrative and has the potential to become mainstream. Our other video lessons are still just as important to me, but they’re definitely much more niche and targeted towards a specific demographic of people.
Here are some of the reactions we’ve gotten from the Taiwan video:
“Even though I’m not an artist, I really enjoy your videos. The narrative is so interesting and informative! Great work and I can’t wait to see the next one!”
“Clara’s view of the world with an artist view is so much more detailed than my non-artistic view!”
“It is very engaging video. I felt like taking up sketching just from watching!”
“Lovely well produced video. I wanna get a brush pen!”
“Now I’m hungry for dumplings after watching the video.”