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15 Mesmerizing Videos of Artists Creating Their Art

Artist Videos Reveal a Behind-the-Scenes Look into the Artistic Process

Nowadays, it seems like everyone has the ability to snap a photo or record the world around them whenever they like. As videos grow increasingly popular on social media, apps like Instagram are making it easy for people to share intimate parts of their life. For artists, this presents a fantastic opportunity—and for the viewer, an awesome peek into the laborious creative process. Through short artist videos, we get a firsthand look at how these gifted folks work.

For anyone who loves art or wants to learn more about a technique, observing these artists offers incredible insight. Some, like Jenean Morrison, are very spontaneous in their videos and show that “play” is an important part of stretching your creativity. Morrison also showcases the intuitiveness of the Apple Pencil and iPad Pro. Her digital brush strokes have the distinct look and feel of watercolor paint.

Other creatives focus on a specific piece and demonstrate how they got from point A to point B. Kelogsloops, a My Modern Met favorite, makes careful, tiny movements when painting his ethereal portraits. It’s mesmerizing to watch. And equally as fascinating—but in a totally different way—is Annette Labedzki. Who knew mixing paint could be so soothing?

Before starting a painting, an artist is going to mix their pigments…

A video posted by L i l l y 💜 (@lilly_arts) on

…and it's absolutely hypnotizing.

Some painters prefer to let their colors mingle on canvas.

A video posted by Cindy Lane (@cindylaneart) on

(Even digitally!)

But others prefer a more restrained approach…

A video posted by the art of hieu (@kelogsloops) on

…while some fall somewhere in between.

A video posted by Jessica Amorós (@jessieamo) on

Who says you need to draw with crayons?

Or paint on a canvas?

A video posted by Alexa Meade (@alexameadeart) on

Salt is as good as any pigment… with a special power!

A video posted by Dino Tomic (@dinotomic) on

Ceramic tools can send you into a trance…

…or blow your mind.

A video posted by JON ALMEDA (@almedapottery) on

Now that you've watched so many of these videos, you must be getting hungry:

Go grab a cookie and a cup of coffee!

A video posted by TYPOxPHOTO (@stefankunz) on

Or, if you're Ghidaq al-Nizar, make art with it.

A video posted by Ghidaq al-Nizar (@coffeetopia) on

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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