You Don't Know What to Draw & Feel Uninspired? Try This! My Process of Finding Ideas

  • Published on Jun 8, 2019
  • Hey! If you feel uninspired and don't know what to draw, in this video I will share my process of finding ideas on what to draw or paint when I don't know what to draw or paint! This is one of the ways I come up with ideas and I hope it will help you!
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  • makoccino
    makoccino  4 months ago +135

    Happy Saturday! I kept getting a lot of questions about how do I come up with painting ideas and that's why I wanted to share one of the ways what I personally do whenever I have no idea what to paint or draw! I really hope it's help to you! Let me know if you want more videos about this topic! โค

    • Rachel & Pixie
      Rachel & Pixie Day ago

      makoccino this video is soooo awesome Iโ€™ve started googling for pics and altering it to create something beautiful and fun to paint I have a really hard time painting laid down but Iโ€™m not giving up itโ€™s the passion you inspired in me I feel like if I can paint something beautiful maybe Iโ€™m worth being alive because I sometimes feel like a waste of life but I love your videos and I watch them with my service chihuahua Pixie Lou sheโ€™s my best friend and has saved my life more times than I can remember. Could you do a video painting fur or hair texture so I can paint Pixie. Thankyou my angel Makko. Rachel x #makoficationsqaud

    • Tina Fernandes
      Tina Fernandes 3 months ago

      makoccino exactly what I am feeling thank you so much for this video appreciate your time taken

    • Wajeeha Zubair
      Wajeeha Zubair 3 months ago

      Ur my inspiration

    • deepa negi
      deepa negi 4 months ago

      Can you pleeaasseee make a video with just indian art supplies ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • Komal Joshi
      Komal Joshi 4 months ago

      @deepa negi thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • art.pcbhamm
    art.pcbhamm 18 days ago

    To understand art, you have to feel it and do what makes you feel good with yourself ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Maya Dwivedi
    Maya Dwivedi 18 days ago

    Lots of love from India.....
    You're amazing Mako..... Thank you so much

  • Behappy Now7
    Behappy Now7 Month ago

    Wow thanks

  • roshni rao
    roshni rao Month ago

    30 secs in and i already found my idea! Thanks a ton, Mako

  • Abul Bashar Siddique

    i love ur videos very much. I am one of ur subscriber too!!!:) but somtimes i feel sad for your cute washi tapes:(

  • Saraf Anjum Ava
    Saraf Anjum Ava 2 months ago +2

    You don't know what do draw?
    Let's fix the problem

    *closes the sketchbook*

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  • Ambili Mohanan
    Ambili Mohanan 3 months ago

    Thanks a lot Mako๐Ÿ˜˜
    You really know what I need....words are not enough to thank youโค

  • Marish Buenavista
    Marish Buenavista 3 months ago

    this is an awesome video, thanks for doing this! It means a lot

  • Your Onee-chan
    Your Onee-chan 3 months ago

    Recently I listen to one of my favorite song & coming up ideas from a specific line.
    I just draw whatever how I like it to be drawn.
    I also use apps to come up with some ideas. Especially, if I have a difficulties on how I want it to draw.
    It can frustrating that you have something in mind but it never turned out that well...


  • Fluffy
    Fluffy 3 months ago

    That's an excellent idea. ๐Ÿ‘

  • Rivka Presman
    Rivka Presman 3 months ago

    Thank you so much! This really helped me ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Keira Graham
    Keira Graham 3 months ago

    Also ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’— from Australia

  • Keira Graham
    Keira Graham 3 months ago

    THank you again for helping me! I just bought some watercolour paper today and some pans of watercolour. I already have a big set of Mont Martel watercolour tubes! Tomorrow I am testing if I like pans or tubes better ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ Thanks

  • Manisha Chaturvedi
    Manisha Chaturvedi 3 months ago

    You really look like Wanda from Avengers ๐Ÿ˜

  • Mariam Ahmed
    Mariam Ahmed 3 months ago

    you're so sweet ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚

  • Siti Ang
    Siti Ang 3 months ago

    It really useful tips , thank you for being so inspiring #makoficationsquad

  • Leaisnotonfire 15
    Leaisnotonfire 15 3 months ago

    Watching you do art is so satisfying

  • LivGeneral
    LivGeneral 3 months ago

    This is the best advice iv ever seen like wow iv never thought of doing this. I usually just copy things from Pinterest and maybe change it a little bit but usually I just copy what I see and it makes me sad that I don't create original art. I never post the stuff I make or anything because Ik it's not my original work so I don't want to take credit. I never make original art because I just don't know how to do that an this is the best advice to help with that because I just am really bad at seeing an image in my head and drawing it but I'm great at copying what I see which is why I never get to make original work. So thanks for this great idea

  • S Wil
    S Wil 3 months ago

    Excellent! Very inspiring! Thank you for posting.

  • Qi and Jie Lim
    Qi and Jie Lim 3 months ago

    that's what I needed. I always feel uninspired .You're right about everything

  • Rinseena Rahman
    Rinseena Rahman 3 months ago

    this is just what i needed thanku sooooooo much๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

  • Noah Melendez
    Noah Melendez 3 months ago

    All your videos make me so happy. I love your attitude of doing what you love and mixing it up. Please keep up all the amazing work!

  • Danait
    Danait 3 months ago

    This video really helped me.

  • Hadi Sara
    Hadi Sara 3 months ago

    Thank you actually I started to do it recently thatโ€™s was helpful too

  • Freeza Newer
    Freeza Newer 3 months ago

    "What you like doing the most"
    Me : *draws myself sleeping*

    • makoccino
      makoccino  3 months ago

      ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ well you could draw your dreams or what you associate with sleep, how it makes you feel! What colors bring you the most calmness etc!

  • AF
    AF 3 months ago

    Just wanted to say that I love your channel! Your content is amazing and inspiring. I love the different types of videos you make - whether it is giving us ideas of what to draw, showing techniques, or videos like this that addresses important topics and concerns that people have on their art journeys. Looking forward to more videos!

    • makoccino
      makoccino  3 months ago

      Awww thank you so much for your sweet comment! So happy you are enjoying my videos! It really encourages me! โค

  • aida88
    aida88 3 months ago

    As always, inspirational and relatable. You're the best!! Thank you for sharing your process with us

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  • Rute Campello
    Rute Campello 4 months ago +1

    I was so sad about my creative process, that i just stop believing on it. Watching your video i felt more hope. It's like a little tink in heart which says: "go ahead! It worth it. You can work with art, you can live with art and feel confident, happy and free dispite of the societ who invalues the art work.".
    Thank you for your videos and inspirational ideas.
    Love from Brazil!

  • Everyday Theatre
    Everyday Theatre 4 months ago +1

    This shouldnโ€™t be so inspirational, Iโ€™m on the verge of tears. Thank you, Makoccino. Thank you.

  • deepa negi
    deepa negi 4 months ago

    Hi mako...
    Why did you stop your CafeMako channel?

  • loser0in0love
    loser0in0love 4 months ago

    You're so kind and sweet =D I love it when people do what they love to do and you feel this passion about it. My biggest problem is that I stress myself to create something perfect and don't take my time to just play around ... And because of this fear to fail, I often do not start at all and feel like paralyzed. Your videos inspire me to start with simple things and just having fun =)

  • ฤฐlke Defne Engin
    ฤฐlke Defne Engin 4 months ago

    What water color set do you use?

  • Anya Potgieter
    Anya Potgieter 4 months ago +2

    Hi. So sorry for my late comment. I was busy ๐Ÿ˜ถ
    I like the way you think of ideas, like cats etc. I like cats a lot and I also really love dogs ๐Ÿถ
    And flowers
    Usually Pinterest gives people good ideas of art or anything for that matter.
    You have great ideas and I generally love to watch you โค๏ธ I wish your channel gets even bigger!!!! Because you are very talented

  • Edgar A. Ortiz
    Edgar A. Ortiz 4 months ago

    Hey Mako! So I went to hobby lobby today and got something I have never heard of: acrylic markers. The ones I got are by ARTISAN and they allow you to switch different tips. The application is exactly like acrylic only no water, no brushes, no mess. Itโ€™s completely opaque like gouache and itโ€™s water soluable, so you can take a brush and water it down if youโ€™d like. Please check it out and make a video about it!

  • Alysha Bailey
    Alysha Bailey 4 months ago

    You are such an inspiration to me. Thank you.

  • Killโ€ขStreak Banger
    Killโ€ขStreak Banger 4 months ago +29

    You should do animations. They'll be life like. *THIS* *IS* *HOW* *MANY* *PEOPLE* *AGREE*

    • Ivy Garcia
      Ivy Garcia 2 months ago

      @Parshwika arts I recently have for school and they are super time consuming

    • Parshwika arts
      Parshwika arts 4 months ago

      Have you tried animations ?

  • choerry on top ๐Ÿ’

    Well, my 4 Friends is an artist they know how to paint and draw and im like an outsider in the group i want to be like them and i got inspired. I love ur videos and tutorial. Could someone help me what materials should i buy first?

  • Congrui Liu
    Congrui Liu 4 months ago +2

    What truly is my inspiration:watching mako do so may cool art videos that I fail to draw

  • hui skipp
    hui skipp 4 months ago


  • ranjana batra
    ranjana batra 4 months ago

    Why did you just deleted the video you just posted

  • yhART
    yhART 4 months ago

    Its amazing๐Ÿ‘

  • Cn Pf
    Cn Pf 4 months ago +3

    I really needed this sort of advice! Thank you! By the way, I am also in love with Procreate!!

  • Gaurav Shukla
    Gaurav Shukla 4 months ago +1

    Oh god the cat looks so cuuttteee

  • Ryan Sharp
    Ryan Sharp 4 months ago

    You are so good at painting

  • Ryan Sharp
    Ryan Sharp 4 months ago +1

    Your paintings are awesome๐Ÿ˜Š

  • mariam
    mariam 4 months ago

    You 're looking like adele but in red heir :)

  • Viviana N
    Viviana N 4 months ago

    Love this ๐Ÿ’• thank you

  • Minahil Khan
    Minahil Khan 4 months ago +1

    Plz do something Harry Potter themed again

  • Janhavi 7
    Janhavi 7 4 months ago

    I'm so inspired after watching this video. This is the best video ever

    • Janhavi 7
      Janhavi 7 4 months ago

      Your most welcome Mako! ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Love from India..

    • makoccino
      makoccino  4 months ago

      awww that's so sweet

  • Gรผlhis
    Gรผlhis 4 months ago

    this will maybe sound stupid, but i have never realized that i can just... digitally scrapbook and create my own references. now i really want to do this. wow. whenever i watch a video of yours i genuinely learn something new!!!

  • Lou
    Lou 4 months ago +1

    I really like your painting, i find it very cute, retro and unusual, with those big flowers and the rainbow all over the background ;) You just made me feel like "Oh, I want to go watercolor now !"

  • Jillian Huseby
    Jillian Huseby 4 months ago

    Life changing :D

  • DIY Mirha
    DIY Mirha 4 months ago +1


  • DIY Mirha
    DIY Mirha 4 months ago +1

    I loved it love from Pakistan

  • DIY Mirha
    DIY Mirha 4 months ago +1

    I love you ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธ I mako you are more creative than me

  • Rithvika Govindan
    Rithvika Govindan 4 months ago

    Can u give me an idea on unique borders for my school projects? Please