@Chrisko: Thank you for the encouragement. The simple open or “hook” is something I wanted to try after paying closer attention to my favorite YouTube channels.
Good Mythical Morning is my favorite model of:
1. Quick Statement about Content
2. Short Intro Sequence
* link to GMM: https://www.youtube.com/user/rhettandlink2
Thank you also for the feedback about showing more art background. It keeps popping up in the forum feedback, which I value, so I need to find a way to address it.
This video is already plenty long. I do have an About Me page on my site and made an About Me video for Skillshare. Maybe I reuse that content and make it more noticeable and easily accessible.
* About Me Page: http://www.artfuldevo.com/about/
* Skillshare About Me Video: