Fake YouTube Thumbnails

I’ve recently been putting more time into my YouTube channel and one of the unavoidable markers of success on YouTube is the effectiveness of your thumbnails. In the social media age that we live in, you only really have about a fraction of a second to get someone’s attention, so the more you can entice them to watch your video through a provocative thumbnail, the more clicks you’ll get. Since, so far the videos on my YouTube channel aren’t all that successful, I decided to try my hand at what it might look like if I went all the way into click bait land. For now, I’m going to call this ‘art’ so I can sound like a serious artist with a real message, but the truth is I’ve been cracking myself up making these. Much respect to those who can successfully do this for real. And oh yeah, subscribe to my channel!




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Thomas Pitilli is an illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been featured in such publications as New York Times, Playboy, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Billboard, Complex Magazine, Juxtapoz, and many more. To view more of Thomas' work, please check out his website at: thomaspitilli.com

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