What's uuuuuuuuuup? I'm finally back. I haven't written a blog entry for the last three weeks, so it feels good to be typing again. Of course, the fact that I haven't written for that long doesn't mean that I've been absent, since I've posted my regular weekly sketches. I think that having some kind of variety in any given routine is what keeps things fresh: stepping out of my blogging routine keeps things fresh as well.
And since I'm in the topic of variety, I want to write about a tool that is somehow new to me, when it comes to my artwork: YouTube. Just a couple of days ago, I posted a video on my YouTube channel... yes, I do have a channel, a pretty rough and scarce one, but a channel indeed :) Anyway, I uploaded a video, featuring a quick sketch that I did based on Ariella Ferrera. This video also featured a song performed by The Animals (Don't let me be misunderstood). I did the edition myself, and even though it was a very simple one, I was proud enough of my little video to uploaded it to YouTube, as I've done in the past.
The publishing of the video went smoothly as usual... until I was told that this wasn't visible, at least not to everybody. It turns out that the fore mentioned song had viewing restrictions by the copyright holder: it was viewable everywhere except United States. First strike.
I decided to edit the video again, and quickly remove the song "Don't let me be misunderstood", replacing it with "Paint it black" by The Rolling Stones. According to my research, that song was viewable worldwide, with no restrictions. Well, apparently it does indeed have a restriction, not based on the countries where is played, but rather based on the devices that can play it. I say "apparently", because even at this moment I'm not sure what exactly the restriction is. All I know is that not everybody was able to view the second video (some people were unable to see neither video). Second strike.
Finally, I decided to upload a third version, this time featuring no music (or audio at all), just to make sure that the issue was the music and nothing else. Sure enough, this time everybody was able to open the third upload. Doing a little more research, I learned more about restrictions due to copyright regarding songs. I used to think that YouTube would allow the use of any copyrighted song as long as credit was given. Wrooooooong!, but hey, the important thing is to learn from experience.
Now I'm a bit more informed, and even though I still have a lot to learn, I feel good because everything has a beginning. I am having mine, as I'm in the process of trying to build my YouTube channel, where I'll probably do my blogs, or at least my sketches in a regular basis. That's why this experience was a good one, it allowed me to learn about tools and aides when it comes to YouTube. Again, this is a new territory to me... and, if you know me, you know that I love to get out of my comfort zone and try new things, explore new territories. By the way, if you want to visit my YouTube channel, click here. I cannot get a custom URL because I don't have 100 followers yet... aaah, see? I told you I am learning about how YouTube works! :)
I am posting the three versions of the fore mentioned video along this blog entry, I hope you like them... and hope you can open them as well. Please let me know of any issues you might find, or any tips you might have. I look forward to get more of my artwork on YouTube. I've been asked many many times about my work process, and this is a great platform to show exactly that.
Thanks again for reading this entry, and also for your support. June is almost over and I am truly excited to start the second half of the year, where I'll be delivering more and more artwork. If you like my work and would like to support it, please visit my Patreon profile, where you can become a patron and support my artwork directly. Interested? Just click here. See you next time!
Pin-up artist by day… and also by night. Well, mostly by night, because night time is my favorite time to paint.