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About Deviant Artist Merrill KazanjianMale/United States Group :iconyoutubeartistsonda: YouTubeArtistsonDA
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Merrill Kazanjian
United States
Self portrait from 2003

Current Residence: New York City
Favourite cartoon character: Wile E. Coyote
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Hey YouTubers on DA,
YouTube has connected creative people from across the world and is arguably more than a website and a cultural phenomenon. It is an art museum. Many significant contemporary artists upload videos to YouTube, and the world's most famous museums all have YouTube pages, but surprisingly, there is no visual arts category. There is a movement currently underway to communicate to the decision makers at YouTube, that a visual arts category is needed. At the moment, there is no category for visual artists to upload to. The closest three categories are "howto& style", "education" and "film&animation". Howto&style is dominated by makeup tutorials, workout videos and fashion tips. The Education category does not have a visual arts subcategory, and that is especially scary in a time when so many schools have totally eliminated the arts from their curriculums. Film and animation is the closest match but its classification is much more limiting than a Visual Arts category. History has taught us art can be taken for granted by the generation that creates it and that art has to age like wine before it is excavated, appreciated and placed in museums. If you are considering signing our petition, I am challenging you to think ahead of our time and see that the Louvre of the 21st century is forming before our eyes.YouTube Artists are realizing a dream in social history in that everyone is welcome. We are all curators and stars and ground breaking art is uploaded to YouTube every day. Artists can now connect with other artists in distant corners of the world and share ideas, learn new techniques and make friends. I am inspired by the awesomeness of YouTube every day; but there is one glaring oversight, that can easily be fixed.

Consider these points:

1.) Major museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Getty Museum upload in to the education Category, which does not have a Visual Arts subcategory.

2.) Art is a topic that has a similar audience to established categories such as Travel&Liesure and Autos&Vehicles. Source-…

3.) The Gugenheim Museum collaborated with YouTube on YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video. Link-…
Interestingly, the YouTube Play channel uploaded videos in to the People&Blogs and the Film&Animation categories. Source-…

Please consider signing this petition to help us advocate for a visual arts category on YouTube.


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TheOrdinaryBird Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ta-Ta-Tagged! :fuzzydemon:
SketchMonster1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I like your art page. pretty sweet.
DjArtDreAm Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
hey merrillk you are my favorite artist, and you helped me with my art so much , that I want to become a professional artist . now I have people willing to give scholarships to me .you've opened an Opportunity for me. So thank you.
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Name-of-today Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Good day
I and my friend like you and we draw Joker with your instrunktions :)And we want to know your opinion.
Thank you :)
Rcartier64 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Hey Merrill just wanted to say thanks for the drawing videos. I truly enjoy them and your instruction is so easy to follow. Have a great Holliday Season.
ratchetclaw6 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
hey merril ur awsome
c]: )
Man1D Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Dude thanks for the videos on YouTube they helped me a lot I even did a dark knight joker but I'm not putting it up if you have time go see my joker pics on my profile
swordofthespirit71 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is how well i did its not easy...... here^^[link]
RandomFlyingBananas Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Say are you available for a hangout tomorrow?
Imrooniel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012   Digital Artist
For group submission:
Hey, I'm kinda beginner game artist and illustrator that decided to record my development process and post it to youtube. As for now I'm still struggling with low view count, but progress that I make keeps me going ^_^
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