The Philippine population is a creative nation, producing artists recognized on a global scale. From musicians, dancers, to visual artists, Filipinos have offered world-class talent across US, Europe, and Asia. Visual artists in the Philippines include a wide array of specialties–there are photographers, videographers, directors, graphic designers, and digital artists. These modern-day Picassos are also dominating social media, making their presence known on YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram.
Visual artists with impactful online presence have helped brands in the creative industry. These influencers tell their audience which camera lens to use, which editing software to learn, and which watercolor brand works best. Visual arts content creators assist in social media marketing, bringing products and services closer to Filipinos. More international creative brands are foreseen to land in the Philippines, especially since revenue in this industry is projected to reach 20.22 million dollars by the next year.
With rising revenue and public support, more and more Filipino artists are dominating social media. If you’re looking for art inspiration, education, or collaboration, you’re in the right place. In this article, we listed the top visual arts influencers in the Philippines today.
The Top Visual Arts Influencers in the Philippines are ⬇️
11. Eulah Araullo
Eulah Araullo is an Art Director and Design Speaker who’s making an impact on TikTok. On her account, she shares to aspiring artists how she was able to land her job on Canva without sending an application. She also shares her most favorite fonts, art platforms, art cafes, art materials, and art styles.
10. Sherard Yu
Sherard Yu is a Sony Guru and wedding video filmmaker who is an expert in giving hybrid wedding masterclasses. Sherard is gaining attention on TikTok for posting cinematic videos meeting the 3-minute mark. His latest viral video is the commercial he did for KFC, where a fried chicken and a gravy got married.
His followers await his videos on camera reviews, video post-processing, and before and after transitions.
Rian Gonzales is a Comic Cover Artist who has worked for international names such as Marvel, DC, Archie, and Boom! There’s no dull moment when looking at her works, since Rian loves candy-coated and rainbow-colored art pieces. Rian uses watercolor and gouache on her illustrations.
8. Marvill TV
Marvill TV is a YouTube channel which offers basic editing tutorials for beginner artists. Marvill offers both video and photo editing tutorials, more focused on using Adobe Photoshop, Kinemaster, and other editing softwares. Aside from tutorials, he also creates content on tips and tricks, design ideas, and giveaways.
7. Christa Vega
Christa Vega is an illustrator famous for her #SecretNudes movement. Her illustration series is based on consensually sent intimate photos to fight sexual abuse through nude leaks. She’s popular on Instagram and TikTok, especially for her advocacy and unique art style. Christa graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines.
John Ed De Vera is a Filipino paper cut artist who has been featured in international magazines and articles. His detailed and painstaking work has been recognized by more than 110K users on Instagram. He usually cuts out portraits of famous icons, like Wonderwoman, Ironman, Beyonce, and many others. He usually uploads photos of his works and videos of his process
John recently collaborated with Netflix, where he was commissioned to create a paper cut art piece inspired by La Casa de Papel, or Money Heist.
Genelyn Sandaga is an artist based in Metro Manila, who rose to fame on YouTube due to her beginner-friendly art videos. Genelyn creates tutorials on how to paint and draw using different materials, from pencils, watercolors, to even coffee. She also creates lists of the best art materials for beginners. She also compares different products, and reviews newly-released art materials.
Karl Patacsil is a portrait photographer based in Baguio City. Karl gained the attention of Filipino netizens when he started a series where he invites strangers passing by the streets to become his portrait subjects. People were surprised by the results, especially when two random strangers look good in a couple shot. Aside from this series, Karl also posts tutorials, skits, and tips and tricks for beginner photographers.
Miko Tiotangco is a Filipino videographer popular on YouTube. As of late, Miko focuses on creating movie-like productions by only using mobile phones. He creates tutorials and he takes on challenges, delivering quality results even without high-end cameras. Aside from transition tutorials and video tips, he also teaches his audience how to post-process.
2. Karen Daphne
Karen Daphne is a digital artist famous on TikTok for her cute, fun, and colorful drawings. Karen utilizes a drawing tablet and digital pencil to create her illustrations. She’s been featured by Adobe in a video where she used Adobe Fresco for her digital painting. Aside from her art process, she also recommends to her followers some digital drawing products, like iPad and Apple Pencil accessories.
1. Mark Kelvin
Mark Kelvin is a portrait and street photographer who studies Media Studies in Ateneo University. Mark can take photos that can make your mouth drop, may it be indoors or outdoors, with food or people as subjects. His advanced skills, high quality shots, and aesthetic color-grading have attracted many clients, followers, and brands.
As a country full of artistic individuals, the Philippines has produced hundreds of social media influencers in the niche of visual arts. These influencers vary in specialty, from watercolor painters, graphic designers, photographers, to digital artists. Young and aspiring artists follow these content creators to gain more knowledge, inspiration, and to learn from the latter’s experiences. These creators, in turn, give their best to provide quality posts, packaging years of wisdom into online content easy to swallow.
The works of these creators speak for themselves. These influencers’ talent and skills give them credibility and authority to give artistic opinions to their audience. Thus, their products and services recommendations are also given heavy consideration.
We hope you were able to find the influencer right for your feed or for your art brand. To know more about influencers in the Philippines, check out the AJ Marketing Blog.
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