12 Days of Proko Celebration

What the Jingle is this thing?

Every December, to celebrate the holidays and the end of a great year, I do something special for 12 days! This is my way of saying “thank you” to all of you who have supported me and watched my videos.

This year I decided to do 12 DAYS OF QUICKSKETCH! So, everyday starting December 10th, I’ll post a new video related to quicksketch. I’ll have some jolly guests – Kim Jung Gi, Mike Mattesi (Force), Zoe Dufour, Anthony Jones (RobotPencil), Marshall Vandruff and Tim Gula.

It’s a celebration you don’t want to miss, so make sure to bookmark this page and check it daily. You can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Extra Holiday Goodies!!!

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In Zoe’s Masterpiece Demo, you’ll get to watch as she creates a longer sculpture from scratch. Get it now while it’s in Super Early Bird discounted price!

Day 12

Speed Sculpting – What you NEED to Know

Zoe Dufour is a sculptor with incredible skill for depicting form. In this lesson you’ll watch her speed sculpt a portrait from life while she explains her process.
Make sure to check out Zoe’s Masterpiece Demo


Day 11

Draw Using Reilly Rhythms

Tim Gula is one of the closest disciples of Frank Reilly alive today. I met up with Tim to watch him do some quicksketch using the Reilly Method. Enjoy.


Day 10

Drawing Dynamic Figures – The FORCE Method

Pro artists Michael Mattesi and Diego Lucia teach you how to make your figures more dynamic. The author behind the Force Books is the guy to help you un-stiff your stiff poses. To see Force instructor Swendly Benilia take this pose and design a character around it, head over to Michael Mattesi’s youtube channel and watch Part 2.


Day 9

This is Why I’m So Tired… (Painting Challenge)

This was a casual video, in my studio painting one of my teammates. I decided to make it as challenging as possible by painting portraits, in oil, from life, using crazy colored light bulbs, in under 30 minutes each. It was a challenge, but super fun and great practice. Learn some more tips about painting and share a few laughs.


Day 8

Improve Your Sketching Speed – 5 Minute Concept Design

Creature concept artist Anthony Jones (aka RobotPencil) shows you his process for quickly drawing digital creature concepts and explains the importance of improving your sketching speed. This is another useful exercise where the small details don’t matter as much as the big picture.


Day 7

Meditation for Artists – The Automatic Drawing Technique

One useful exercise that can ease your mind and improve your shape design is automatic drawing. The idea is to put pen to paper and just enjoy the process of subconscious mark making. Professional artist Tim Gula shows you how to apply meditation to art with an exercise called automatic drawing and explains the benefits of including it in your routine.


Day 6

Intuitive Portrait Sketching with the Loomis Method – Part 3

The Loomis Head that I’ve taught so far shows you all the guidelines to draw heads proportionally. It’s incredibly helpful, but you don’t have to follow it line by line once you get good at drawing the average head. This video will show you how I approach drawing heads and mapping out the facial features in a more intuitive way.

In Part 1 I gave you a general overview of the Loomis Method. In Part 2 I showed you how to use a Loomis Head to fit any head type.



Day 5

Draw ANY Head Type with the Loomis Method – Part 2

What happens when the head of the subject you’re drawing doesn’t fit the average proportions? Don’t worry, in this video I’m going to teach you how to adjust the Loomis Head to draw ANY head type!

In Part 1, I gave you a general overview of the Loomis Method. In Part 3 I will show you an intuitive approach to using it.



Day 4

Quickly Draw Heads with the Loomis Method – Part 1

It’s been 6 years since I released my first youtube video on drawing loomis heads and now I think it’s time for a little recap and to give you some new info on it. In this video, I’ll do a few quicksketch studies of the average loomis head from different angles.

Parts 2 and 3 will show you how to use a Loomis Head to fit any head type and an intuitive approach.



Day 3

Sketching with Ink from Imagination

Our favorite voice, Marshall Vandruff drops us another cheerfully narrated drawing video! Watch him draw horses from imagination using 3 different types of ink – Roller Ball, Sharpie, and Manga G Nib. This video will loosen you up and make you go wild and free with your sketches.



Day 2

Getting Better Faster – Painting with 80/20 Rule

Many people struggle with not having enough time to draw. One way to get better faster is to maximize the efficiency of your practice sessions. You can apply the 80/20 rule to practice the most important 20% of the concepts many times instead of 100% just once. Setting a time limit with quicksketch painting forces you to eliminate the insignificant and focus on the crucial. In this vlog, I travel out to one of my favorite painting spots in San Diego to do a couple of quick painting studies.



Day 1

Kim Jung Gi – How to Become a Master

Kim Jung Gi is famous for his large brush pen drawings from his imagination. I had special access to record a live demonstration and a private interview with the man himself. In this video I’ll explore why Kim Jung Gi is so damn good.


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About Proko:
Instructional How to Draw videos for artists. My drawing lessons are approachable enough for beginners and detailed enough for advanced artists. My philosophy is to teach timeless concepts in an entertaining way. I believe that when you are having fun, you learn better. I take pride in producing high quality videos that you will enjoy watching and re-watching.