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G'day, everyone! I'm Jazza...

Jazza Studios (formerly Draw With Jazza) is a YouTube art channel, run by Australian professional artist Josiah "Jazza" Brooks, who does character designs, art challenges, and art tutorials for the YouTube public. He is generally known for his wit, storytelling prowess, and the whimsy of his drawings. Jazza mostly draws comic, cartoon, and fantasy illustrations, but reportedly enjoys being pushed outside his comfort zone. He is most comfortable with representational depictions of characters, but has learned to incorporate abstract art, doodling, and landscapes as well.

Jazza works with both traditional and digital media, as well as animation, VR, and experimental mediums such as the 3D Pen. Occasionally he will do art-based video games, such as the infamous Passepartout. He has a spin-off vlog channel, "Daily Jazza," focusing on his life as a YouTuber and professional artist - as well as his family life as a husband and father, with his wife (so far unnamed, but generally identified as 'Mrs. Jazza'), young son ('Mini Jazza'), and infant daughter ('Baked Bean'). He also has a brother, Shad Brooks, who runs a YouTube channel focusing on fantasy, medieval life, weapons, armors and castles, called Shadiversity.


Jazza is also on Newgrounds HERE, where he makes animations, games, hosts contests, and more.

Jazza Studios contains examples of the following tropes:

  • And Now For Something Completely Different: Jazza painting in the style and mannerisms of Bob Ross' The Joy of Painting for Australia Day 2018, using the show's intro and outro in lieu of the Jazza's usual intro and outro.
  • And Your Reward Is Edible: After the Coffee Art Challenge (where Jazza had to create a finished artwork using only coffee, he rewarded himself with a steaming hot cup of - you guessed it - coffee. In fact, it was the exact same coffee he'd just finished painting with, giving the distinct impression that he was drinking paint. (Dude, your brushes have been in that!)
    • After the "Painting With Condiments" challenge, he dipped a hot dog in his own art.
  • April Fools' Day: He's done some...
  • Arachnid Appearance and Attire: The Spider Whore character design challenge ended up like this. The original designs leaned more towards Spider People, but that was deemed too squicky.
  • Armless Biped: His Monster Mash-up (see below).
  • Artsy Beret: When he played Passpartout, a Starving Artist simulator, he also donned a beret and striped shirt to match the main character, who is an artist in Paris.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: The very first Art Challenge of the Month, "Gender Swap," featured a lot of these. Even the thumbnail featured a female Mario and Luigi - who were both incredibly attractive, their huge noses and unibrows having mysteriously disappeared.
  • Awesome Aussie: In the Monster Mash challenge, where he has to create an original monster by combining Australian animals, Jazza hammed up the Australian side of things, dressing up like Steve Irwin, acting "tough," swearing too much, and yelling "DON'T BLOODY TOUCH IT!" at random intervals.
    • Aussie Bob Ross. That's not a palette knife... this is a palette knife.
  • Barbarian Longhair: Due to Jazza's fondness for hypermasculine (and hyperfeminine) characters, he draws a lot of these.
  • Barefoot Sage: The meditating man in the 3-Marker Challenge.
  • Being Personal Isn't Professional: While Jazza is generally friendly and open with his fans, he has admitted a hidden fear of showing his insecurities that in the past has caused him to overwork himself or lose touch with his fanbase. Since the "Addressing My Mental Health..." video on Daily Jazza, he has been trying to be more open about his issues.
  • Berserk Button: In this video, in which Jazza buys every single alcohol-based marker he could come across, he ends up buying multiple Touch brand markers, a lot of which end up being the same kind of marker. He then loses patience with the Touch brand markers and would groan when announcing them.
  • Burger Fool: The cranky rooster behind the counter at KFP (Kentucky Fried People) in the KFC Role Reversal video.
  • Cannot Tell a Lie: Whenever Jazza accidentally messes up, you can bet he'll awkwardly confess it in the voiceover, even if no one would have noticed otherwise. Also, when he decides to try and lie about something, he generally stops to explain why he's lying first.
  • Can't Take Criticism: Jazza may have difficulty with octagons, hexagons, and the difference. But if you point it out to him, you're on your own.
  • Catchphrase: "Obnoxious... but consistent." At this point, it's become more of a Running Gag.
  • Challenge Seeker: Jazza is constantly looking for ways to expand his horizons. From working on landscapes when his strong suit has always been characters, to allowing the Twitch chat to choose whatever they want him to draw, to trying out media with which he has no experience, part of the fun of the channel is watching him fail hilariously at something new, before picking it up and getting good at it. (Except for the Etch-A-Sketch. We don't talk about the Etch-A-Sketch.)
  • Childish Tooth Gap: Sweet, lovable, (mostly) innocent Jazza has one of these. Still. At 30.
  • Collector of the Strange: Jazza is constantly accumulating art materials, ranging from the relatively ordinary (tablets, markers) to the experimental (filament, VR) to the truly outlandish (blue tack, gingerbread).
    • Every time he walks through a store, he has to stop at random aisles to mention that he could make art out of that.
    • This became very clear in the art challenge where he had to use every red art supply he owns. Watching him go through his shelves and shelves and shelves of art supplies was staggering.
  • Competition Freak: Art challenges are Serious Business, gosh darnit!
  • Control Freak: Jazza is a perfectionist.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Jazza starts squeeing uncontrollably at the sight of Pikachu, Mini Jazza, a tiny Etch-A-Sketch (before it became his nemesis), 4-in-1 pens, Steven Universe, kittens, or... Markiplier?
  • Deal with the Devil: The Devil's Angel, from Jazza's Scariest Character Ever video. He was a choirboy who became immortal this way.
  • The Drunken Sailor: The Skeleton Treasure Hunter from the Character Design Challenge. She was cursed to be a drunken skeleton forever, unless she can find the right amulet to fix it.
  • Everyone Looks Sexier if French: Sexy Benjamin. You wouldn't understand.
  • Experienced Protagonist: It's easy to forget sometimes, but Jazza is a professional.
  • Family Man: A great father and husband, if what we see on camera is anything to go by. Due to being a Youtuber and thus working from home, he manages to be both this and a Workaholic, below. A telltale sign is that despite the fact that a project will make him drop anything else, whether it be sleep, eating, or hygiene, he always manages to find a way to take Christmas off.
  • Feeling Their Age: When he found out he was older than Pewdiepie.
  • Fingore: Jazza has a tendency to bite his nails. You can see what this does to his fingers whenever his hands are close to the camera.
  • Forgets to Eat: Jazza, when working on a project.
  • Gainaxing: Jazza did an entire video on animating "bouncing boobs." Several, in fact.
  • Gag Nose: It's not quite as big as they are in fiction, but Google AI, at least, thinks he looks like a koala.
  • Gamebook: Or rather, Choose Your Own Bandersnatch! in a series of videos, Jazza decides to design the mysterious "frumious Bandersnatch" from Jabberwocky, and the viewer gets a number of options to choose from when it comes to design. Some of the end results are legitimately scary and monstrous, others are just silly.
  • Glasgow Smile: The portrait of an innocent bystander kidnapped by the Joker (apparently Jazza himself's favorite drawing ever done on the channel), has the Joker in the process of forcing his victim's face into a bloody smile. Also featured in Jazza's scarily accurate Joker impression.
  • Guyliner: Jazza sported this (and looked excellent, until he added the rest of it) in the "Drawing with Makeup" challenge.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Blond, lovable Jazza.
  • Heroic Build: Matpat gets one in the "Drawing Youtubers as Heroes and Villains" video.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: While his portraits are generally very realistic, Jazza gets most of his inspiration from comics, and so he loves to emphasize gendered features. The figures on some of his women are... extreme, to say the least.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: His subscriber milestone videos often reduce him to this, to his embarrassment.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Jazza.
  • Innocent Innuendo: A lot of the humor in his videos comes from this. Of course, while he's innocent enough not to make the innuendos on purpose (usually), he's certainly not innocent enough not to blush once he realizes how things could be taken. "It's a family-friendly channel, it's a family-friendly channel..."
  • Laughing at Your Own Jokes: Famous (or infamous) for this. Many of his intros, which would otherwise be clever, are ruined by his cracking up uncontrollably. To his fans, it only makes him more lovable.
  • Marked Change: The young woman from the "Steampunk Demigod" character design challenge has these, as befitting the daughter of Death.
  • Master of All: A Running Gag within the community is that Jazza can make art out of anything.note  Examples include:
    • Gingerbread.
    • Literal garbage.
    • Permanent markers.
    • Children's craft kits.
    • Blue tack.
    • Invisible ink.
    • Pumpkins
    • Coffee.
    • Sharpies.
    • His three-year-old's scribbles.
    • Highlighters.
    • Liquid paper.
    • Makeup.
    • And more!
  • Maurice Chevalier Accent: The entire "Passpartout" series was done while wearing a beret, black glasses, a scarf and a turtleneck, holding a baguette and a glass of wine, and speaking in this accent. Because reasons.
  • Men Don't Cry: Invoked in the 1 Million Subs video, when Jazza is, as always, crying like a baby.
  • Mood Whiplash: Any time he makes a picture for Mini Jazza, the video ends with Jazza's avatar wearing only a diaper.
  • Non-Action Guy: He's a brilliant artist, but don't ask him to do the beep test.
  • No-Neck Chump: Jazza did an entire tutorial on how to draw one of these. Technically the video was on hypermasculinity in art, but still...
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Jazza is always, always upbeat and cheerful. Even when he's crying. When that persona drops, it's only because he's having a mental health breakdown, or something has happened to Mini Jazza.
  • Off with His Head!: While messing around with special effects (unprotected, the fool), Jazza accidentally chopped his own head off with a child-friendly pumpkin-scooping knife.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: Jazza.
  • Perpetual Smiler: The only time he's ever seen on camera without a smile is when he's doing it deliberately.
    • Stepford Smiler: Or, when his mask breaks. Word of God says he isn't always faking it, though - he just tends to try to "push through it" when depressed by faking cheerfulness.
  • Pointy Ears: Jazza draws a lot of supernatural characters, including pixies, fairies, and elves, all of whom have these.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: Wore them throughout the Passepartout series. They made him look French.
  • Right Through His Pants: Deadpool in the Valentine's Day Special. Complete with "BANG!" flag.
  • Sand In My Eyes: Invoked in pretty much every subscriber milestone video.
  • Sanity Slippage: When Jazza buys every single alcohol-based marker he could come across and compares them each, he sounds like he is losing his sanity as the video progresses, due to getting the same Touch brand markers and markers having the same shells.
  • Self-Deprecation: Jazza's puppetry video When he gets a phone call and steps out of the studio, the Jazza puppet and the Snoofs (all voiced by Jazza himself) come to life and insult his puppetry skills and his YouTube channel. After using the puppets for an "adaptation" of Shakespeare's Hamlet, the puppets plot to kill Jazza and take over his channel, and they succeeded.
  • Sexier Alter Ego: During the Passpartout videos, Jazza wore an Artsy Beret, a black turtleneck, and Purely Aesthetic Glasses; continually ate baguettes and drank wine; and spoke in an abysmal French accent. Later on, so-called "French Jazza" was actually added to the game as a secret unlockable character. Since then, French Jazza has appeared in an increasing number of unrelated videos.
  • Slasher Smile: The life insurance salesman. Oh God, the life insurance salesman.
  • Socially Awkward Hero: Jazza is all charm in front of a camera in the safety of his own studio... but don't make him film in public.
  • Something About a Rose: Deadpool holds one in his mouth in the Valentine's Day Special.
  • Stepford Smiler: The life insurance salesman from the UV Pen Challenge.
  • Survival Mantra: When he encounters a particularly difficult or frustrating challenge, tends to mutter "I'm a professional, I'm a professional..." under his breath.
  • Uncanny Valley Makeup: Throughout the Drawing With Makeup challenge, Jazza sneakily added more and more makeup between frames. By the end, he looked like a cross between the Queen of Hearts, a Tim Burton character, and Worf.
  • Very Special Episode: This video, which is a collaborative effort with Ripple Effect, an anti-drug abuse organization. In the video, he uses pill capsules as his artistic medium to make a portrait of Anna Wood, a girl who died shortly after taking one MDMA pill. As he is delivering the PSA, he is trying really hard to hold back his tears.
  • Wendigo: Jazza drew an Ancient Egyptian version of one in a Character Design Session.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Pick a video on the Draw With Jazza channel. Chances are, there will be at least one comment along the lines of "Where is he from?" (He's Australian.)
  • Wine Is Classy: And French, according to the Passepartout playthrough, which was done with a glass of wine in hand all the way through.
  • The Workaholic: Jazza. It causes problems.

That's it for now! And until next time, I'll see you later!