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Q&A with Stan Prokopenko & Xia Taptara

July 31, 20143 Comments

Live Q&A Hangout answering some questions.

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Q&A – Gesture vs Proportion and Time

June 1, 20145 Comments

Answering some more of your questions about Gesture: Should I focus on accurate gesture or accurate proportion? Will I get better at proportion over time? I’m struggling with timed gesture drawing. What should I do?

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Q&A – Gesture vs Contour and Scribbly Lines

May 26, 201418 Comments

Answering some of your questions about Gesture – Is it OK to skip gesture? What’s the difference between gesture and contour? Can I use scribbly lines to find gesture?

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How to Add Anatomy to Your Figures

April 1, 201421 Comments

Alright! Welcome to Proko my name is Stan Prokopenko. Last year I showed you guys everything I know about drawing the figure and now I’ll show you how to add anatomy to your figure drawings.

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Figure Drawing Critiques 7 – Shading

March 29, 20144 Comments

Today I have a critique for the Shading lesson and generally summing up all the figure lessons. Amit Shirole submitted two drawings. He did such a great job with this exercise, I think he’s a good example for everyone else and maybe an inspiration to do the same thing.

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Figure Drawing Timelapse – Yoni

February 18, 201416 Comments

Time-lapse figure drawing of male back.

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How to Shade a Drawing

January 30, 201425 Comments

In order to effectively shade form, you first need to understand the form you’re shading. In the structure video I talked about the basic building blocks of form – spheres, cylinders and boxes. Organic forms found in nature, like humans, animals and trees could and should be constructed from these simple forms to capture the character of the subject.

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How to Shade a Drawing

How to Shade a Drawing – The Process

January 30, 20148 Comments

In this Premium Lesson I describe my complete process of drawing a figure, step by step.

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Drawing Supplies I Use for Longer Drawings

January 22, 201417 Comments

In my last supplies video I went over supplies I use in my videos. Now let’s go over the ones I use for longer drawings intended to be hung at a gallery or someone’s home.

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How to Hold and Control Your Pencil

January 14, 201440 Comments

Being able to successfully manipulate your pencil is an important part of line drawing and shading. You’ll learn about the “Tripod Grip”, “Overhand Grip”, using your wrist vs. your shoulder, and how to use various parts of the pencil to control line weight.

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