Have a Drawing Tutorial Request / Suggestion? WATCH THIS FIRST!

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I get a lot of drawing tutorial requests a day. Some are good, and some are not. In this video I explain my thought process in selecting which characters I do tutorials on.

I am pretty vigilant with my selections. Since I’m a one-man team with limited time, energy, and budget, I choose my tutorials very carefully. For now I pick the ones that will have the greatest effect on my viewers and in the growth of this channel.

As my channel grows, my library of tutorials expands, and my views increase, it will be easier for me to do obscure secondary characters or less popular characters.

For now, I’ll stick with my guidelines. And so here they are. In general, a request has to answer ‘YES‘ to most if not all of these:

1. Is it a popular, mainstream character? In other words, people who don’t usually watch whatever the show, movie, comic, or video game still know who that character is. Think like a salesperson — When is the best time to sell Christmas trees? School supplies? To maximize your sales, you need to sell them at the right season. If your request is for a character from an upcoming movie, the best time to release that character’s tutorial is when we are closer to the movie’s release. This way, the tutorial video will ride the wave of that movie’s interest, hype, and popularity. I could post a Justice League Flash tutorial video right now, but it won’t be as impactful as when I release one just before the Justice League movie is released.

2. Is it a popular YouTube search topic? I use several keyword tools to see how often people search for tutorials on characters. If a character scores low in the search rankings, I expect that character’s tutorial video will perform poorly as well. Also, not all characters in popular movies/shows/comics/video games are going to be popular tutorials. Consider the view counts for my Doctor Strange and Karl Mordo videos. Remember that they appear in the same movie:

Compare 10,243 views…

 

…To only 1,110 views.

 

3. Is it easy to do a tutorial on? Some things are very difficult or time-consuming to do tutorials on, like portraits of actors/actresses. I also try to avoid characters that don’t have distinct costumes or designs. Like 007 James Bond — at the end it’ll just look like a guy in a suit. Or Jason Bourne — there’s no design in his look that makes him distinct. I purposefully look for unique designs. They are easier to recognize.

4. Does it fit the theme or format of my YouTube channel? I have a very specific genre I choose characters from. A quick look at my videos and you’ll get a good idea of what I like to draw. So you probably won’t see me do tutorials on Shopkins, My Little Pony, or Twilight anytime soon.

5. I haven’t done a tutorial of that character already. Since there are too many characters out there to draw, I try not to do the same character twice. I’ll occasionally do variations of the same character, but that’s usually for characters with very popular variations. 9.5 times out of 10, I choose to do new characters.

6. Is there a good reference photo? I need a lot of good, clear reference photos to get a good idea of a character’s design. If no reference photos are available, it may take a while.

As you post your request, there are a few things to remember:

Don’t be spammy. Please don’t go to different videos, or my different social media accounts to say the same thing.

Don’t be entitled or rude. Remember that there’s a lot of effort on my part to make these videos, and they are offered to you FOR FREE. A little appreciation goes a long way.

THIS is a very entitled, very demanding, rudely-worded email.

 

Don’t ‘thumb down’ a video just because you’re not a fan of that character or property. I make videos for a lot of people’s interests, not just your own. If I make a tutorial for a character you’re not interested in, the best thing to do is not watch that video. There’s no sense in clicking on that video, watching a bit of it, then hitting the thumbs down button. Leave that video for the fans of that character.

Then why did you click on it?

 

Since I get A TON of requests everyday, I ask all of you to please be understanding and patient with me as I can only do several tutorials per week. Thanks!

Happy drawing,
Ramny

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I’m a schoolteacher who has always loved to draw. One day, one of my students said, “Can you teach me how to draw Baymax from Big Hero Six?” Thus, the channel was born!

I’m a big nerd who loves comic books, action figures, and movies. I live in the USA, but I’m actually Filipino-Canadian.

38 Responses

  1. […] Have a Drawing Tutorial Request / Suggestion? WATCH THIS FIRST! […]

  2. […] Have a Drawing Tutorial Request / Suggestion? WATCH THIS FIRST! […]

  3. Abhineet Rastogi
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    hey ramy you are cool you draw some awesome drawings but can you plz draw auqaman from Justice league 2017 movie
    your great fan
    Abhineet rastogi

  4. simo ben azzouz
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    Ramny can u pleeazzee draw chitanda from Hyouka

    • ramnyt
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      Hi there, for Anime I choose popular characters that even non-Anime fans are familiar with. Like Goku or Eren Yeager. The reason for this is that I don’t get a lot of views on my Anime videos. If I do a less popular Anime character, I don’t get the views. If I don’t get the views, my channel won’t grow. So for now, my answer is no.

      There is a reason I asked you to read this blog post and watch the video. From all of this information I was hoping you would understand what I was trying to tell you.

      • Abhineet Rastogi
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        but aquaman is popular character and there is very good photos and so difficult to draw so plz can you draw it

        • ramnyt
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          But as I mention in my video, it would be smarter for me to do an Aquaman tutorial when the Justice League movie is released. Right at the peak of the hype, when A LOT more people will be searching for a tutorial for him.

          When is the best time to sell Christmas trees? Near Christmas, right? It wouldn’t be smart to sell Christmas trees in February. It’s the same marketing technique. Present your product at the peak of its popularity.

  5. Abhineet Rastogi
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    okay as your wish draw it when JL is released okay thanks for replying me and i love you drawings ok have a good day

  6. simo ben azzouz
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    chitanda from hyouka

    • ramnyt
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      You have posted this multiple times and you have become spammy as a result. My answer is no.

  7. Drawer
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    New 52 justice league

  8. Drawer
    | Reply

    Please draw Near or green lantern

  9. Abhineet Rastogi
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    hey mujhe tumhari help nahi chaiye i will draw aquaman myself but its better to you draw it

  10. AZMAINz
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    Pls draw 52 justice league
    Plssssssss

    • ramnyt
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      I deleted your first comment. If you are going to write swear words, I will not accept your suggestion. EVER.

  11. Abhineet Rastogi
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    Whose person you replied

    • ramnyt
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      My comment is below his.

  12. Abhineet Rastogi
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    sorry I thought that you replied me
    Love your drawings

  13. Abhineet Rastogi
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    Hello Ramyt whats up buddy can you draw the boss baby

  14. Abhineet Rastogi
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    You draw punisher very very good keep it up

  15. Abhineet Rastogi
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    hey ramny you punisher very very good i liked it

  16. Abhineet Rastogi
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    reply me can you draw boss baby or megazord movie version

  17. Efren
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    Ramny can you draw crossbones from captain America civil war

    • ramnyt
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      Hi, Crossbones is really more of a secondary villain in Civil War. Unfortunately he’s not quite popular enough for me to do a tutorial.

  18. Abhineet Rastogi
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    you Groot drawing is awesome
    When did you draw baby Groot rebooted
    new version

  19. prasidha sangat
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    hey ramny do a red robin (tim drake ) comic version new 52 please

  20. Marcoz
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    Can You possibly (dont have too) but can you draw Blackwatch Genji with the full body that be Awesome thanks if you do.

    • Julian
      | Reply

      Draw the batmobile

      • Abhineet
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        yes ramny please draw batmobile

        • ramnyt
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          Currently I’ve only got tutorials of characters planned.

  21. SagatIsKing
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    Hi Ramny.. I’m a new subscriber and I just read your criteria for tutorials. I want to apologize because in two different videos I made the same request but that’s before I knew this existed. Anyway Love your work and look forward to more of your tutorials.

    • ramnyt
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      Hey, don’t worry about it! I don’t expect people to have seen this blog post, so the fact that you read it is already pretty awesome!

      • SagatIsKing
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        Cool thanks for understanding. I just have 1 question..? Do you draw!!? YOU WILL…!! #batmantutorial

  22. Sushmit
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    Hey Ramny, Im a big fan. You helped me draw my favorite characters. Can you draw Keith from Voltron, legendary defenders? If not, his lion?

  23. Braeden
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    Dear Draw It, Too! I have a few things that I would like to see you draw on this channel. 1. The Spiderman Shattered Dimensions game case and NO Time lapse, the one with 4 different types of spider mans, 2. I would like to see you draw Spiderman 2099 or Venom 2099, 3. Agent Venom. 4 Hybrid Symbiote. 5. Carnage. 6. Anti Venom. 7. Spiderman Noir. If you could please draw at least some of these Characters Without Any Timelapse. Im a huge fan of your channel and I love drawing along with you. Thanks for being such a great Youtuber and an amazing Artist.

  24. Mohammed Adel
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    hello Ramny.. im have recently discovered your channel and i like your tutorials you are talented and amazing
    but can you do a catwoman video
    according to your article the answer is yes in most if not all the request rules

  25. Ryan Khan
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    Hello Ramny,
    I would like you to draw Sora or Roxas from Kingdom Hearts the video game.
    Most of my answers are yes and for is it like near to the coming future then yes.
    Thank-You!

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