How to Start a Comic: Using TikTok for Art

Can an artist use TikTok? 

TikTok is an app for creating and sharing short video clips containing all sorts of interests from across the globe.  From comedy and entertainment to talent and precious moments in life.

I recently made an account on TikTok for my artwork.

Now I was afraid to start an account because I didn’t think what I did would really fit there since the videos I first saw were karaoke type videos and I can neither sing nor can I hold a beat :/

So what was the point of me, a comic artist making a TikTok account?

Three words…

Music.. over.. Speed-painting.

So simple right!?  🙂

So how can you use TikTok to share art? 

There are several ways you can do this, but I like to make mini Speedpaint videos that you can easily integrate music over, like how I do my youtube videos – just all done on my phone as opposed to me recording with my camera, importing onto my computer, editing in iMovie, and waiting for the long upload time on to youtube. 

How do I make art videos on TikTok?

Timing with the music is tricky for me but practice makes perfect and the app is pretty forgiving. 

Pick a song, either 60sec or 15sec, stop and start the recording – what I’m doing right now is having the rhythm of the beats match the cuts – but again I can’t hold a beat so there is still a lot of trial and error involved.  Though luckily you can just backspace with one click and retry so it’s pretty user friendly.

Go Forward and have fun!

So using your newly found (and hopefully helpful) knowledge of TikTok, go share, share, share!!  Because you’ve created something special and there are already people waiting to see it.

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