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How to Add Anatomy to Your Figures

April 1, 201414 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 Demo

Drawing Yoni – Figure Drawing Demo

February 18, 20142 Comments

In this 2.5 hour demo, I take you through my whole process of a figure drawing. Start with carefully measuring basic shapes to find the proportions and composition. From the basic shapes, construct the anatomical forms as we learned in the mannequinization lesson. Then prepare for shading by mapping in the shadows…

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Figure Drawing Timelapse – Yoni

February 18, 201411 Comments

Time-lapse figure drawing of male back.

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How to Shade a Drawing

January 30, 201418 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, 20146 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, 201414 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, 201413 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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How to Paint Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Digital Painting Timelapse

December 24, 20139 Comments

Happy Holidays! I decided to do a digital painting of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to celebrate xmas and try out my new Wacom Cintiq 24HD.

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Drawing Yoni Linear Layin Basic Shapes

Drawing Yoni – Linear Layin – Basic Shapes

December 16, 20130 Comments

In this 17 minute video I use plumb lines, triangulation, negative shapes, measuring relationships, head units, shapes and angles to layin a Figure Drawing of Yoni.

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How to Practice and Check your Measuring

How to Practice and Check Your Measuring

December 16, 20133 Comments

Being able to see accurate shape is one of the most useful skills of an artist. To train your eyes you have to practice a lot. But you also need to practicing correctly. For that you have to have a feedback loop. A way of checking your drawings for mistakes.

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