when you don’t know what to paint, paint the sky | painting with nina 5


let’s hope that this goes well hello my friend’s it’s nina and we’re painting today as you may or may not know on my channel sometimes i paint and today seemed like a day for painting that is what we’re going to do today by the way this is an americano an iced americano just in case i need it i also do have a bottle of water always stay hydrated lots of liquid we are good to go so recently on instagram there has been this thing going on not like all over social media but just like on my account but lately there’s been this thing going on where you guys are tagging me in your paintings of skies and clouds and it became kind of like a little trend where you guys would send me your paintings of clouds and skies with a quote saying “when you don’t know what to paint, paint the sky” because apparently i said that in a past video i looked back at that past video to see if i actually said that i said something on the lines of that but i didn’t actually say that it would have been smart and cool if i did but i said something like if you don’t know where to start paint a sky or something like that it doesn’t have measurements, it’s very free i still stand by that and also you guys kept going with that quote so i was like i can’t stop them so i decided for this video i would kind of get in on that trend that you guys made and i would paint a sky for you guys i did not invent painting the sky nor do i claim anything like that i just thought it was really cute and i haven’t painted in so long that i kind of felt bad that you guys were painting so much and i was just here not doing anything creative so without further ado let’s paint a sky so i’m going to just quickly introduce my materials i have this very old easel she’s definitely been through a lot i have this little baby canvas and then for paint i got some new paints these are the liquitex acrylic color basics i lost all my painting materials from the move i have no idea where anything is so i had to buy new paintbrushes new paints and then i also had to get a little palette this was the only one i could find in the art store and then i got some paint brushes i don’t know the brand but i got them from the art store, it’s a really simple set my reference photo today is going to be this one that you can’t see it is a picture of clouds that i took this one day i put it on my instagram story but this is, oh now you can see it this is a picture that i took now i’m going to go in i do have a cup of water for my paint i just hope i don’t accidentally drink my paint water because sometimes that almost happens oh that’s delicious so i’m going to use this big brush this is the biggest brush that is included in the set i’m going to paint this light blue color yes i’m going to need a lot of white i used to have palette knives but again i lost all my painting materials and i didn’t think about getting a new palette knife so i’m kind of just using my brush this will be fine though this is a nice color so here we go, we’re gonna go for it yes it’s a delightful cute lil color we’re gonna have a nice blue all over and then we’ll make it a little more complex with different blues different tones so we’re gonna get a nice even coat right now someone once commented why i paint skies all the time and then they mentioned something about how a person will paint something over and over if it has a special meaning to them and i guess i just like the freedom of skies it’s kind of something humans haven’t tainted yet obviously there’s climate change and greenhouse gases and all that but otherwise the sky is still up there you can’t really destroy the sky i mean, greenhouses gases, but it’s just a thing that’s up there and i think that’s really pretty i really like stargazing and at night i love seeing the moon i shared on twitter my favorite childhood memory which was when i was younger i liked going to the beach and i liked stargazing and watching the moon i liked seeing the reflection of the moon on the water i had different names for the moon depending on each of its phases some names were like boris, loris, deloris all that when the moon was a gibbous moon, i think the moon’s name was boris but i’ve always had a fascination for the sky and naturally it became my favorite subject to paint not just because it’s easy to paint but there’s just a nice feeling that comes out of it we have a nice solid light blue you can call it a day some museums actually display paintings just like this one solid color but of course we’re going to continue someone also asked me if i liked sunrises better or sunsets better and i like both but i do like sunsets better just because i don’t have to wake up at the crack of dawn to experience a sunset i do like sunrises but i prefer sunsets just because there’s more color variety while a sunrise the color is just at one point because the sun’s coming up and then once the sun comes up that means i have to do the rest of my day with a sunset i can just stay up for a few more hours then sleep which is nice but i do appreciate a good sunrise from time to time this happened too fast now i have to actually do the clouds so in the reference picture the bottom is kind of dark as you can see i’m going to add a little black because there are elements of gray also if you mess up, it’s acrylic, you can just paint right over it ok that looks good, that looks good good good so if you can see, it’s a little darker here that’s what we want we’re going to paint this over with pink clouds anyway so it doesn’t really matter how far you go it won’t kill me to make it a little darker here as well painting is definitely a good summer activity if you don’t know what to do during your day painting naturally takes up a lot of your time at this point i can go in with the clouds now clouds have a lot of depth so i’m going to make the blurry part of the cloud first gonna need a good amount, that’s a lot of red, sorry who did i just apologize to right now yellow right here yes just a little bit so now we’re going to make our pink wow it’s already getting there gonna add just the tiniest yellow then red here i’m gonna go for it how much do i want a lot? i’m gonna wet it a little bit going for it going for it going for it yes this looks good again you really can’t go wrong with a sky you can’t mess up and even if you do mess up you have a painting in the end, and i think that’s all that matters i think i’m going to go in with my round brush so i don’t have these flat edges going to get my round one as you can see right here mayhaps this was not the right brush maybe i should dry it a little more, this has to be a little dry so if the brush is a little dry, it kinda gives that wispy effect there we go i can go higher with this if i want this is my painting, i can do whatever i want there’s going to be a lot of layers to your painting really just be patient with it so you can see the clouds starting to appear this is only the first layer, i’m so excited here i’m going to make a grayish color i’m just mixing the blue mixture with the pink mixture as you can see right there it’s this purpley color i’m gonna test it out you can barely see it but it adds a little element so i just made more- what am i doing so i made more of this purpley gray color here we go please dry a little bit this is going to be my seventh painting of a sky am i good? do you see that? and over here a little bit and then with a kind of wet brush not too wet but just a little damp i’m kind of blending the colors together it’s kind of going off i love the fact that when you’re done with this you just have a painting like you made that, that’s your creation, that’s your baby now i’m going to go in with a lighter color this needs like a bright pink color once i was painting with my friends and i kind of got frustrated when i was painting because first off i was using a paint that i wasn’t familiar with and so it didn’t give me the colors that i wanted so i started off with this bluish purpley grey color it wasn’t very pleasant and it didn’t look like my reference picture at all then i got frustrated so i was like i’m gonna paint it all black and paint a galaxy or something and then i was like wait, i wanna paint a sky though so i painted the entire thing pink so there were like 5 layers of paint at this point and i got really frustrated and then i told my friend, why do i have a painting series why am i a painter i’m not even like good at it or like i’m not even the best at it then my friend was like well that doesn’t really matter though the whole point is the experience of painting and that made me kind of chill out a little bit because i was like, true at that time i was really frustrated that it wasn’t turning out the way that i wanted and usually i’m very lenient about that so my friend reminded me that’s it’s not about being the best at it it’s about the fact that you’re with your friends or you’re with yourself and you’re just dedicating this time to create something that’s what really matters and i just forgot about it at that point and so i did paint a painting my friend was like you don’t have to be good at it, you just have to enjoy it and it made me realize, you know, in our really competitive society we just forget to enjoy doing something everything kind of becomes like a competition we think we have to be the best or don’t do it at all i try to remember to not approach life like that i paint because i like it and i hope you do too i mean unless, you know, you’re in art school where you literally have to be graded for what you do or your career is in art where you literally have to be the best in what you do but just in the process, remember that whatever you create is something even if someone else doesn’t like it even if someone else thinks you have to do this or that or change this or that in the end it’s your life these people’s opinions and all that won’t be in your life in 20 years you’ll be, i’ll be, how old am i, i’ll be 40, 50 i’m just painting because i like it here’s the painting so far there’s something serene about it anyway what was i saying? oh yea, just enjoy painting when i was in kindergarten and i was drawing i wasn’t thinking about trying to be better than the person sitting next to me i was just thinking, i wanna draw a house i wanna draw a sky i wanna draw a tree i wanna draw a sun with sunglasses for the heck of it and then later we got introduced to society and then everything changed but when you can just try to remember that you’re doing it for fun unless you’re on a time crunch and you literally have to be in a competitive setting to produce a painting or something i just hope that in your life at one point you have some peace and quiet to create something for fun not because you have to we’re adding little dots here and there they kind of look like flowers like little flower petals just floating in the sky i might need a smaller brush for that though gonna use a smaller round tip brush and kind of just blend it out a little bit this is just a dry brush and i’m using it to blend it out like nothing happened i kind of made a mistake but like bob ross said there’s no mistakes just happy accidents ahh i keep making mistakes these are not mistakes these are happy accidents all good all good all good all good i actually kind of like that right there gonna blend it out a little bit yea it adds a little contrast that was a good move happy accident just need to blend it out a little bit now i’m trying to make like a hot pink kind of pink yay there she is so now we’re going to make gray for the bottom of the clouds we have the gray we’re going to paint under i could’ve used a smaller brush yea let’s do it i need more control gonna use a smaller brush we’re going to go under yay blend you out! there we go there we go there we go i think this is the part of the video where i’m going to just do a time lapse and try to finish this wish me luck i’m gonna do a time lapse now let’s go and we are back, and finished honestly i think the fun thing about painting is that you just really never know what you’re going to get i think at the end i eventually just kind of took a more abstract approach and it kind of has more personality to it i think i’m gonna turn off my phone, i don’t really need it anymore this is my new child, i gave birth to it i’m gonna add it to my collection of skies is it a painting of mountains and trees? is it a painting of cherry blossoms? or is it a painting of a sky? only i know right in here honestly at first i was a little frustrated because i kept messing up as you saw in the time lapse i would try to experiment then cover it with more paint and then more paint, and then more paint but in the end we have a painting and i think that is beautiful this is about two hours worth of effort i feel like if i had more time maybe it would’ve been not better, it just would’ve been something else any work of art is a work of art i don’t know where i’m going to put you but that is it for this painting session it was quite the ride but in the end we gave birth to a piece of art i hope you enjoyed this painting session i hope it was a nice time i hope maybe you created something and if you didn’t, i hope you enjoyed watching thanks for watching this video and i will see you in my next video! goodbye my friends 🙂

100 comments

  • Rana Yousef

    So talnted

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  • Levi-Ren Taylor

    This makes me want to get back into painting, honestly

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  • Richard Mika

    shese got a few brushes

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  • Itz_Snow xx

    Hey Nina what’s up

    YOU SHOULD ADD WHITE BEFOR YOU START PAINTING SWEET HEART ❤️💔

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  • gloria gloria

    Just now found Ur channel…just addicted! Do more of this paint with me videos…i also wanna paint a sky suddenly…omg💜💜

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  • Bellexx

    Thank you for reminding me why I paint 🙂

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  • —; k ø k ø v

    PLS SUBS IN SPANISH 💜

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  • Jm Cabael

    Yas! for fun 🙂

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  • lydian

    aah soo pretty~ the final painting almost looks like a sakura tree in the foreground and a pink mountain in the background!

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  • Jewels

    Thank you Nina 😚💕✨
    you actually inspired me to draw,I stopped for a while cuz I was frustrated every time I draw it turns out different but watching you encouraged me to try just for the heck of it 😄🙆🏻‍♀️

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  • Jewels

    Btw Love you for using a metal straw ❤️❤️❤️

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  • iNfiReS mAn!!! yea

    Bob Ross who?

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  • Andreas Bayu

    She looks like IU, Korean idol!

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  • naedean trbl

    hi nina, this is not related but has anyone told you that you kinda looks like kim go eun

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  • emily cibotaru

    When u will ppost a new VIDEO?

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  • Evy Sy

    Now i wanna paint a sky and post it on ig while tagging nina. You're such an inspiration❤(this is just the first time im watching your videos!) Have a great day!

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  • meowglose

    neen i love u :-(((((((((

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  • Jimin's wife

    Amaaazing omg !!!

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  • Lover Boy

    Calling Conan Gray

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  • Austeja Slaboseviciute

    I love watching you’re videos when i paint, your voice is so sweet and calm and i love it ❤️❤️ 😀

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  • ByE 724530

    Can you pls do another sketchbook tour? I remember that the first video I saw on your channel was your sketchbook tour and it kinda inspired me to get my own sketchbook, and idk I would love to see more of your sketches and drawings and stuff!❤️

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  • t e d d y

    I can listen to u talk all day 🤍

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  • David Bascuñán

    2:18 "OOHHH OHHH THAT's DELICIOUS" XDDD when the pain is bearable and satisfying

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  • Jragon Jewel

    0:14
    “This is an iced Americano”

    Me: don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it –

    Me:
    Did You Mean: Steve Rogers

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  • Lucy

    I can say, I have drank my paint water accidentally before and whilst it isn't the worst thing I've ever experienced it was highly unpleasant and now I always use a mug if I'm drinking out of a glass and vice versa or I just use a jam jar for the paint water.

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  • caracarota

    Girl you are so pretty and your art is so good
    Have a nice day lol 𓃟

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  • caracarota

    A lot of what you say is super deep in a way I love it

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  • yummie yup

    amazing sky paint i luv it

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  • Мария Макова

    thanks for the Russian subtitles please put them on all the videos 🙏

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  • Cowokie

    There's something about talking while painting, it always feels kinda meaningful.

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  • Syarifa Fatimah

    Man, as a perfectionist I always avoiding put the picture reference on the side of my painting, it will make me tried too hard to copy it, even as I watch you paint there are voices scream in my head "That ain't it!" Being a perfectionist sometimes such a pain in the ass

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  • Ars7012

    you’re like… perfect

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  • Nutella Toast aj

    next bob ross

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  • Javiera Riffo

    it's like a sky with clouds/cherry blossoms 🙂

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  • ashlee '00

    If ypu are attracted to the sky maybe you are an air sign. Or have heavy influence in your birth chart from air signs. Either Aquarius, Gemini, or Libra. Air signs gravitate to the freedom associated with the sky and are typically big daydreamers or ppl who often reside very deeply in their mind. Maybe you are more mentally strong/active/aware/ and less bodily cordinated. Im an aquarius i like the gym but i never played sports I was just a nerd 😝 whats your sign? 😊

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  • Lunalivvy

    I’ve actually been looking for something to paint. So sky it is

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  • mak13

    I miss u 💕💞💞😭😭😭😭

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  • Δαναη Κολοκα

    Or paint something kpop

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  • Søfí

    U look like my history teacher

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  • Clae Napi

    💖💖💖

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  • Noorhan Mamdouh

    Why every time I see you I remember RM bts 🤔🤔🤔🤔

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  • Anna Kranwetvogel

    when u are a vsco girl and do not even know (wtf she has a hydro flask and uses metal straws)

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  • broken

    SKSKSKSKSKSKSKKSKSK AND I OOP!!

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  • paula

    okay i love you

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  • Silver Rose

    I'm only 24 and the world is literally on fire … I haven't seen anything of the world yet .. this is so depressing .. it makes me really sad thinking that someday we won't be able to see the skies with these beautiful colors and that day is coming really fast .

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  • maya9345

    That’s not fair! You’re beautiful and talented man 🙁

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  • Mhel Lee

    You inspire a lot of young artist. ❤ thank you

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  • Reema Rashed

    Oh my god u are so good on it 😭😭😭😭😭💞💓💞💓i want to be artist like u

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  • visual A101

    Yes i enjoyed the painting and if I dont have what to paint I will a paint tree 😊😊😊.it was fun.

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  • AlexShyboySadgirl •

    You should buy a white phone case and paint the sky in it

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  • Hailey Explores

    in kindergarten I definitely remember trying to be the best artist and competing with the rest of the class

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  • Tea is just leaf water

    The way you missed the straw🤣 i hope your face enjoyed that drink.

    I always do that when I use the ones that don't bend

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  • The Mind Of An Artist

    Ur so funny..love this video

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  • Yavor N.

    I really enjoyed that. thank you

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  • caroline he

    talk way too much

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  • wasteitonmin

    "whatever you create is something.."

    thank you so much for your inspiring words. i always wanted everything to be perfect and that fucks me up everytime and hearing you said those words really inspired me to keep doing art. Thank you so much! 🙂

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  • Rianna :P

    i blinked and suddenly it was a sky 😮 youre like bob ross

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  • Zamiyah Romero

    Lately a lot of asian YouTubers that just so happen to all be skilled in painting have been in my recommend… I’m honestly not complaining tho it’s very cool

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  • Moon Chromosome

    Just constructive criticism, I think you might've added a little too much detail in the clouds, so it looks like pink fields rather than pink clouds. Some times less is more and I know its hard to not get carried away by adding to many strokes or colors. Other than that the color palette you chose is really great.

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  • Jaripan !

    This was so relaxing to watch and it made me want to paint so bad 😩❤️

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  • Ramila RAI

    I've got the same glass!

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  • Ивито G

    -any work of art is a work of art
    I felt that

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  • Betul Gesen

    spotted a vsco girl with its hydrosomething water bottle and a reusable metal straw

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  • peppa cracks

    3:54 Dolores (Umbridge)
    better not call the beautiful moon like that.

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  • Kangam Gamlin

    bob Ross reference cracked me up.

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  • Sara Alqarni

    God u r soo beautiful ❤️❤️❤️, there’s something special about u and I don’t know what it is

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  • Aunt Becky

    I almost cried when you were talking about just enjoying what you’re doing even if you’re not the best at it that really spoke to me

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  • Mei O’Cummins

    at my school the watercolours were awful, the blue turned out yellow. I was supposed to paint a crow. I'm not in an art school btw

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  • Mei O’Cummins

    lmao during the video I kept telling myself "she's the new bob ross" and when you said the quote i was like "oh ma god"

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  • Yen Nguyen

    Nina:*Blends different colors so beautifully* me: Tries to blend but makes brown anyways

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  • Kya Dixon

    "You can call it a day"….

    Anybody else catch the unintended pun. Daytime sky… 'Call it a day'. I thought it was pretty damn funny. 😄😄

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  • Ashleigh Wood

    STOP TALKING AND PAINT ARE I WILL NOT SUBSCRIBE TO YOU

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  • Tyra Laida

    ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴘᴀɪɴᴛɪɴɢ ɪs ɢᴏᴏᴅ ʙᴜᴛ ɪᴛ ʟᴏᴏᴋᴇᴅ ʟɪᴋᴇ ᴀ ᴄᴀɴᴅʏ ʟᴀɴᴅ ᴡʜᴇɴ ʏᴏᴜ ғɪɴɪsʜᴇᴅ ɪᴛ. 😋🤔

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  • Viola Bolik

    I'm gonna go to the art store right now and buy a canvas and some new paints:') I've wanted to get back into painting for a while now but never could decide on what to paint… so i'll paint the sky!

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  • Evelina Mis

    It looked way much better without that hot pink. Not realistic . So so.

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  • Amina Abbas

    I relate to this when I don't know what to paint I just start to paint the sky and clouds

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  • Chaima Fr

    I am really amazed by you're art plus your cute i hope i have Korean friends 🙁 they are so cute haha.. ♡

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  • Carmen Hidalgo

    happy accidents hahaha bob ross

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  • Pula Smierci

    I'm so sad I haven't heard what you say in this video when I have had my diploma or my art classes. Because the teacher put so much pressure on students that evrything has to be perfect or don't even start… So sad but true… I can't count how many times she just told my classmates that something they liked is awful… That one girl cried so many times… Whaaa I'm glad I ended this part of my life..

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  • Najmah Chant

    Damn that blue is indeed a nice blue

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  • Ic0nicRose

    Is that canvas 4×4 3×3 or 2×2

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  • Liz riZ

    Nina, I just discovered your channel. I want to say that you're a beautiful person and your content (especially this video) is really calming and inspiring. Love you!💜

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  • Maddu G.

    there was a guy in 4th grade that didn't knew what to do during the summer but then he met the Girl Nina and she was like "If you don't know what to paint,just paint a sky".
    His name was Van Gogh tho

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  • állíson

    Nina or niña

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  • The me

    i loved this
    i want to paint now

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  • prenses aksırık

    SO BEAUTIFUL ❤️

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  • eunsangieee

    this inspired me to paint too but i cant even draw a stickman properly

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  • Srikha Chaganti

    i watched this video when you posted it but i remember i was rlly tired at that time and i came back to watch this while i actually paint a sky and i have an announcement to make.
    nina is B A B I E. and thats on that periodt.

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  • Moon Lover

    Everything that you said is so poetic. And it's beautiful 💕 definitely a creative person.

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  • nil.

    LOL, Nina I like your hair like this. It looks so cute

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  • katarzyna celary

    You look really cute <3

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  • Maria xd

    Ahhh this gave me the urge to paint

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  • aana verma

    motivational speakers who?i only know nina

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  • Aoi Sky

    Wow Nina looks and sounds like Jackie from Buzzfeed!

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  • adriana culea

    Ur talented rlly

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  • 민다니카

    I started to paint and it's a good decision

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  • ignacio rodriguez

    what you say is fucking true, please enjoy yourself painting and not be competetive

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  • Josephine v

    Thank you this video actually calmed my anxiety

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  • Anny Andressa

    I am Brazilian no englesh

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  • salma amalia

    you… encourage me sHOOOO much…. with your words…. thank u… really… thank u u beautiful soul.. i love u..

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