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Painting Elf with Photoshop – Leyendecker Style

December 14, 20171 Comment

How to use photoshop to paint Will Ferrell in the style of J C Leyendecker!

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Painting Santa Clause with Aaron Blaise

December 11, 20170 Comments

It’s the first day of the 12 Days of Proko! Today I’m painting Santa Claus using gouache paint. I’ll give you advice on using the medium and take you through the whole process.

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Digital Painting in Photoshop – Tools, Techniques, and Tips

December 7, 20170 Comments

For this lesson, we’re going to dive a little into digital painting using photoshop as a way to create a rough caricature “sketch”. I’ll go over things like brush presets, software recommendations (if you’re not using photoshop) and hardware recommendations.

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Making Extreme Artistic Choices – Caricature Critiques

November 30, 20170 Comments

When it comes to drawing caricatures, knowing how to push your exaggerations to the extreme can really help you with design choices in your piece. In this critique, we’ll use a student’s caricature of Elijah Wood to talk about the importance of pushing your third caricature sketch to the limits.

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Clint Eastwood Oil Painting

Clint Eastwood Oil Painting

November 22, 20175 Comments

In this video, Court demonstrates his oil painting process with a caricature of Clint Eastwood. He explains each stage of his process and offers a bunch of tips for painting in general, so if you’re new to oil painting, this could be a good intro video for you.

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Drawing Snoop Dogg using his Spirit Animal

November 16, 20171 Comment

Grab your sketchbook and some gin and juice because today we’re showing you how to draw Snoop Dogg. In this example we’ll recap how to draw a caricature using a subject’s spirit animal.

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Finger Drawing Mistakes You’re Making – Hand Critiques

October 27, 20170 Comments

We’re back for Part 2 of the Hand Critiques. This time I want to help you improve the way you’re drawing fingers. I’ll go over a few things that will help you make your fingers more expressive, dynamic and 3D. I’ll show you how to avoid 2 common mistakes – snowman and sausage fingers.

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Perspective Tricks that Work! Spheres & Pumpkins 🎃

October 26, 20170 Comments

Perspective is quite scary… If you do it wrong, your work can look childish! There’s just so much that goes into perspective and it would take an entire course to cover it all 😉 **hint hint*** While you wait for Marshall’s course, here are some tricks for drawing spheres and pumpkins in perspective.

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Finding and Using a Spirit Animal to Draw the Face

October 20, 20170 Comments

This exercise will teach you how to exaggerate a person’s face and body using common animals and objects. These are things that usually have an uncanny resemblance to your subject and are meant for people that already make good caricature subjects. For this example, we’ll use a Galapagos tortoise to caricature senator Mitch McConnell. Get the extended lesson and more examples in the premium course.

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What Everyone Gets Wrong Drawing Hands – Hand Critiques

October 19, 20170 Comments

Going through all your hand assignments, I noticed most of them have one main issue. They lack structure. Constructing the hand from basic forms and following the primary – secondary – tertiary hierarchy resolves many other issues. It helps to draw the hand accurately from imagination, attach the fingers correctly to the palm, keep things in perspective, and even helps to shade. I’ll also show you how a focus on structure doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice gesture.

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