REACTING TO OLD ART!! (My Art Journey)

REACTING TO OLD ART!! (My Art Journey)

He’s so cute, look at that. Happy Friday! My birthday is in a few days and I’ve always wanted to make an art journey video. I collected a bunch of old artwork from the last seven to eight years. I’m kind of scared to show how bad these drawings are. But hey, we all start somewhere. So, let’s do it. Ross Draws! Art journey video. I broke this up into four phases. The noob phase, training, art school and then now. So, let’s start with the noob phase. And so here are some heads. Ugh, what is that? Here’s a night elf thing that I did. I love night elves. Night elves are like the coolest thing. Oh! Cute ice mage. This is 2008. I was like 15, 16. I actually might use this to redraw. Tales of Symphonia. More anime. These anime eyes that we all draw on our homework. Oh my god, Atlantis lives inside of you. Here’s a 16, 15 year old me, drawing graffiti on a skateboard. Oh my God. Look at that phone. It’s a flip phone. This took forever. This took probably like three days. I played dota at the time This was one of my characters called Athena, the war goddess. My moves were fire arrow, assassinate. I spelled assassinate wrong. Assinate. That’s the word, look, assinate. Here is a bird in watercolor. Yeah, traditional. Some more Copic marker stuff. Yeah, she looks a little wonky. Which basically, strong females again. Big blade, big sword. More Tales of Symphonia. Here’s a sketch I did on one of my homework. And that uh, food stain. Yeah, moving on from the marker phase, I did some digital artwork. Here’s a space girl in a bikini. I thought this was really cool. I was super proud of this. She looks like she has no limbs, but hey, it’s uh- That’s art! Color is the new black. So this was for the Dark Stalker art contest thing? This was my entry! This took forever and I literally thought I had a fighting chance. So I didn’t get it in. Oh my god, here is a guy with a butt. Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended. Yeah, so I just trained my butt off. And so now we’re entering the training phase. Yes, here’s some hands and feet. And I basically just studied a bunch of anatomy because I didn’t know any. I also did a lot of still life. This guy just uh- has the weirdest looking abs. And I have no idea what’s coming out of his belly button. Hopefully, it’s not what we all think it is. Ugh. I.. This guy’s sad for a reason, let’s just pass that. When I started studying more, my digital painting skills got a lot better as well. Here’s a Joan of Arc contest. I love this! And you can see my influences. Like the white feathers and the color dodge. I play World of Warcraft. I played a lot of Blizzard games and so I was very influenced by that realm. Here’s something I made for my friends birthday, I was really happy with this. Um oof… This This looks so weird. I’m really proud of this one. This is after a lot of studying, and I got a lot better This is one of my very first vehicles. Probably my very first vehicle actually. This is the worst looking vehicle I’ve ever seen. This was kind of like a breath of fresh air for me Where I was playing with shapes and colors and composition. Here’s a class where I really learned how to render. The reinvention of Batman. This was one of my very first digital paintings in school. Atlantis project. I was really proud of this This was, I think my second year through school. You could totally tell that there’s more thinking and design in these images. I felt like I got a lot of training now and so I started making more personal work. Here’s something I painted. I was really happy with this one. It’s called A Silent Nightmare. And you can totally tell that it’s a huge jump in quality. School is grinding all these mileage on my plate. And so I had to do more color keys and the mood and the story. And these are live costume sketches. And so this was done with a live model. Yeah, it helped me hone in my observational skills. Oh! This is a homework assignment and a live drawing class. Howl! I think it’s one of my breakthroughs because I kind of applied everything I was learning. I just really loved making portraits and they hung it at school. I approached Jamie Jones. I studied with him for two years. And so he made me do all these compositions, explore different kind of painting styles. This is Journey. This felt like a landmark in my artistic career. They hung it at school. Just kind of put me on the map, on the internet a little bit. With the concept art community. And I was really proud of this one. And now we’re entering late school. You might recognize this one, Nima. I’m sure you guys know her. She’s my original character. You can totally tell that I’m coming into my own style and coming into my own world. Taking the concept part phase that I love. and making it mine. Portal! We had to redesign portal. These arts have a lot more sophistication in it, a lot more things to say. Some of you guys know that I started my YouTube channel in my last year of school. So this is my current art and where I’m at in my life. I feel like your roots will always stay with you. Roots are roots for a reason. You can tell that these pieces have a world building quality. With still a Japanese touch and a graphical flair. Nima! Nima is, I feel, like the perfect baby. Between all my years of training. From color dodge, to my anime influences. Through the concept art phase that I’ve learned with all the textures. And then I’m beginning to experiment with colors and shapes. Princess Mononoke. This is a video that I’ve done. These environments are getting a lot more colorful and a lot more shape based. Ooh, Grandma’s House. One of my favorite images. I am starting to experiment a lot more style. It’s really cool about the human experience of things we gravitate towards and things we like. They always show up later in life. I hope you enjoyed that. I eventually wanna do a draw my life as a new feature. But this was super fun to create. Also a really big announcement, I’m gonna announce it next week on my Powerpuff Girl episode Did I say that right? Yeah, next week I’m drawing the Powerpuff Girls as witches. It’s gonna be super fun! So don’t forget to subscribe, and remember, every day is a color dodge day.

Dereck Turner

100 thoughts on “REACTING TO OLD ART!! (My Art Journey)

  1. Имя Фамилия says:

    So, which level is needed for Art school?

  2. Akina Shinigami says:

    What does he mean with school? Like art school or school school ? I'm confused •^•

  3. thisemmaisalive ༺ says:

    This is so fuquing amazing D:

  4. Arnulfo Hernández says:

    This reminded me that I feel terrible for wasting my drawing skills, I stopped when I was a teenager and it’s been one of my biggest regrets. I wish I had kept drawing, by now I think I’d be a lot better. If you are young and like to draw, NEVER stop. Keep drawing and improving no matter what.

  5. Lionel Johnson says:

    hey do people who draw traditionally rather than digitally have a chance in concept art

  6. 다나 says:

    im 14 and i still cant draw as good as your "noob phase"

  7. R. Ortiz says:

    I wished my Highschool had a better art academy. We called it Mosaic Academy but we never really learned anatomy, warm and cold colors, etc. It was mainly used to pass the time and it sucks because I really wanted to study art. Rip.

    Edit Well at least I'm making it up for those 2 years lost. Love the vids, Ross, I love how this help give inspiration to all of us.

  8. Autorita says:

    how u study with jaime jones? U just copy him ?

  9. Hina Art says:

    How is his noob faze better than my pro faze

  10. Whisper_Ren says:

    How do you just get this good?

  11. Janelle Playz says:

    …..Are you filipino because I AMMM

  12. Kristine Marie Serrano says:

    Wdym? Even at noob phase, you still drew better than me. XD

  13. Sierra Alice says:

    I was always scared to go to art school because of what my family would think, but now I’m a bit more inspired

  14. Ewooki says:

    Did you actually learn any thing in art school like techique or anything like that. When i went it seemed to be more about the quanity of work you can do not quality and they. also didnt teach me anything it was just heres the work do it.

  15. kronya says:

    wtf how do i improve like that? I started srsly drawing in 2016 and improved alot but I can‘t ever get the hang of digtal art

  16. Xx hhhjhlhhj xX says:

    Her face look like bebe

  17. The Unknown Person -Adeleine Chen- says:

    Milo just sitting on ur chair like, blink *blink*…….


  18. Siomoino mix 91 says:

    To be honest…theres no noob thing to all of your drawing….its all beutiful😍😍

  19. Siomoino mix 91 says:

    2:07 O-O no….eww

  20. Anna Krol says:

    seeing how Ross was drawing at the age of 16-18 and where he is /now/ and looking at the place I'm at currently, being 19 and about to enter art school is really giving me some confidence in the fact that if I put in lots of work I could really become substantially better in the next 3-5 years. Thanks Ross for sharing your journey!!!!

  21. KeeKee Animations says:

    Noob phase! That's your noob phase!?
    My noob phase is a stickman!

  22. Sunni Quin says:

    That just went from 0 to 1000 so fast I got whiplash

  23. HumingIce says:

    So, so good. it's absolutely fascinating!! I love how the journey began with a small scratch and ended up with a full beautiful draw.

  24. Poeiti Godard says:

    What a pleasure to see the process =)

  25. luxx LMO5 says:

    Damn your old drawings are better than mine now a days and I think I draw well, bro so sad

  26. Runa Saturn says:

    You know, this videos make me fell more ( motivated)?

  27. 30 subscriber challenge with no videos says:

    Aww milos sleepy ~
    ʕ •́؈•̀ ₎ʕ→ᴥ←ʔ

  28. Breeze says:

    4:29 that sound scared the Sh** out of me

  29. Beatrise Franzhearts says:

    You're my idol tbh❤❤

  30. Nikita dragneel says:

    Omg there all so good

  31. Alvin Chua says:

    May I know where did you study digital painting?

  32. Rineya says:

    Holy shit… your school phase… omg!!! ♥ So inlove!!

  33. One-Eyed Owl says:

    Just Amazing.

  34. Nikijs Vackars says:

    wow, the jump in quality when you started school is mad

  35. DAVID Aghamyan says:

    which school?

  36. Zamoxino says:

    special sounds too LOUD PLZ FIXXXXX

  37. yanida games Yan yanks says:

    Its beautiful cause I still can't draw like this :l

  38. Lizzy the lizzard IRL says:


  39. Some weirdo animations :p says:

    Woah 😮 your art is amazing

  40. JAVIX says:

    Man… you just inspire me <3

  41. sleepy Eevee says:

    I'm 17 and my works don't look like that 😢

  42. lalala ti says:

    Ross:this is the worst vehicle i ve ever seen


  43. lorenime. arts says:

    Please try to draw medibang 🙇

  44. Poptart io says:

    I just wanted to give a little tip to some people who may be stuck in their art progression:
    find a few artists that you look up to, and break down what you actually enjoy in their art. Then, use your observations to implement their style into your own art. If they have tutorials, you can try to follow them, you can ask them for help, or you can just scrutinize their artwork and try to find out how they do what they do.
    I did this and my art improved exponentially!

  45. Oni says:

    Hey Ross 🙂 inspirational and cute

  46. Yves George Sanchez says:

    This just goes to show that improvement is possible for anyone.

  47. Yves George Sanchez says:

    This just goes to show that improvement is possible for anyone.

  48. Nina- ChanUwU says:

    Do we really need to go to an art school to be better at art? Because I'm self taught. 😐

  49. Huening Kai's left cheek says:

    I am very good at portraits but I'm horrible at anatomy. I'm beginning the training stage

  50. Badon Jahanam says:

    i am so inspired by your journey.. i'm still in college taking art and design course for 1 ½ year now(overall is 2 ½).. i hope by inspiring you as my milestone, i will end up as an artist like you🌹 thank you

  51. ironically_iconic says:

    Well now I’m depressed, when you were 16 you were already a pro.
    I’m 14 and all my art looks like rotten jello (other than a few) :((

  52. unknown person says:

    I honestly found some of the pieces in training and the whole school phase better than the present works. Amazing improvement nonetheless.

  53. Matthew Muckleroy says:

    Atlantis lives inside of you.

  54. Ryku Isaigana says:

    Your noob phase was pretty good.

  55. Jahzah Crampatanta says:

    Can u make a movie please!

  56. John Peters says:

    Where did you go to school? Your ability to draw improved greatly after your first year. I wish my instructors had been that good. Awesome work!

  57. COLURFUL GIRL says:

    could you do a vidio on paper please !

  58. Martin Dealca says:

    Cruxh so cool

  59. Shon TV says:

    You’re on a different level man,

  60. Thandi says:

    Well at least now I know where about I am on that journey haha

  61. Eleni Love says:

    When his noob phase is better than your now phase

  62. Bianca Vrinceanu says:

    I am stuck in your 20's T_T

  63. Emaan Shahid says:

    I am entering the secong big grind of the training phase. It's going to be painful … I want to be an architect, and study at Cambridge.

  64. Catti's Videos says:

    His noob phase.. is my "dream" how i want to draw

  65. Alexajoon bts says:

    Can you draw a bts picture please???????

  66. Monique Martinez says:

    What art school did you go to?

  67. man of the woods says:

    Yes, pls redo old drawings!!

  68. naqiubex says:

    Haha, ok I have the upmost confidence now, lol!

  69. TheBlueTeen says:

    Hes asian
    Im asian
    Why cant i be like him

  70. *Aame Fox* says:

    Dude! You could probably draw the Mona Lisa when you were a toddler!!!

  71. Gloomy says:

    And i here I thought i could draw

  72. Thishan Reddy says:

    Nobody is so good at noob stage!!

  73. Little Pasca says:

    Awesome! About to go into art school (just gotta not fail senior year lol) and I really hope I grow as much as you did! Way to put in the effort

  74. Honey Girl says:

    ok if THATS is a noob phase, that where i am now…

  75. Ross Rocks says:

    You make me feel like the darkest stain on the history of art

  76. Winter says:

    Im 20 and im drawing like you during 16/17 :<

  77. RAAA says:

    Ross, do you think a person can go in a university with 0 experience in the major they’re taking??

  78. Pragya Roy says:

    Would you mind creating a course for biggners ?

  79. Mini Pudding says:

    I don't know whether to feel saddened or inspire… . . WELP SHOWER ME THOSE INSPIRATION!! Anyways, so cool to see your progress, you did it ! Pat yourself on the back and keep moving forward.

  80. Stendy_ TSM says:

    Why wont u consored that

  81. Joao Veluz says:

    Omg I liken your drawing they are so awesome!!😊😊

  82. Zai YT says:

    Bruh ur noob phase is to good

    Not fair😂

  83. ZivilArt says:

    I'm tbh on the Studying and School fase, somewhere inbetween.. 😀

  84. Saeenon says:

    Dude, you started out doing fine.. I started as a complete mess!

  85. TheDemon Gaming says:

    The funny thing is I play dnd most chars are fun

  86. Arwa Gouda says:

    When he said 2008 I was like i am born in 2008😱

  87. Saro Ravioli says:

    Maaaaan, i'm 17 and i'm like reaaaaallly worst than your "noob" phase, ight imma head out

  88. Humyra Binte says:

    😑I wish I didn't watch this video… It's really very uninspired for me.. 😐 my present drawings are better than the noob one. But now I think my noob drawings are just like shit!😑 thanks to ya.

  89. Yenii Animations says:

    Thats treat god 2.0, i will go back to drawing my furrys with weird proportions.

  90. Galaxy bean says:

    Dis waz in 2017, happy 2019!! (Almost 2020)

  91. Gabby Edwards says:

    Your noob phase looks better than my now…

  92. yes_mercy_main_silver _im_bad says:

    Ross draw = bob ross XD

  93. Deery Deery says:

    This motivated me cuz your noob faze was my pre-noob faze. Im not hating on you just boosting my self confidence!

  94. SCTiger says:

    I have to say… the shading and anatomy are still spot on in those old drawings.

  95. Cookie Panda says:

    You shouldn't put the girl naked , kids is watching that

  96. Glass Sparrow says:

    🙁 🙂 :/ 😐 : ;( 😉 ;/ ;| ; ;D 😀 XD owo uwu u3u T^T O.O 0-0

  97. Roald Baldo says:

    It's simple I see sombra I CLICK

  98. Itzyourboi_sean says:

    My mans predicted senna from league

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