Barbara Lentes
Barbara Lentes
Germany
Barbara Lentes
The 12 days after x-mas would be great for challenges next time ;-)
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Dana
Hi all! I am an older person - stay at home mom homeschooling my children - who wants to learn to draw for the joy of drawing. The more I listen to The Draftsmen podcast the more I realize Proko is geared toward someone who wants to be a professional artist. I'm wondering then if this is really the place for me. I'm wondering if the Drawing Fundamentals course is also too focused on that to where it doesn't fit my situation. I am also starting to feel like I shouldn't draw at all until I have learned more and can do it well but I guess drawing poorly for a long time has to precede drawing at all proficiently. Any thoughts for me? I appreciate any insight!
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Barbara Lentes
Hi Dana, I think drawing at any stage is a valuable and fullfilling thing to do, whether or not you want to use your skills professionally. Anyway I think on this platform are a lot of useful lessons, espacially for beginners. From the courses I have done here I can say you get a lot of info, draw along or just practice that helps growing. I did the figure drawing fundamentals and i think for a beginner the upcoming course will be really beneficial. Dont get discouraged, maybe use what is useful for you and just skip the rest. I am no digital artist and I am no prof. either, so I sometimes feel the same/maybe not fitting in here completely, but I pick and practice what is for me and up until now I dont regret it.
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Barbara Lentes
My contribution: „Summer Moment“ Oil on canvas, 100x120cm. The girls have a moment of curiosity about a ladybug, the boy is mildly interested but keeps some distance. The light filters through the trees. A silent moment.
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Barbara Lentes
I recycled an old canvas for this project. The group is a friend of mine and children of one of her friends. I‘ve been thinking about the meaning of „extended family“ and feeling connected a lot since I don’t have children of my own. I have chosen family though and it’s a blessing, too.
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Barbara Lentes
Am painting over an old Canvas. Does the final painting have to be really naturalistic in the end, bc i‘d like to keep it more in planes/simplified? Any advice so far ?
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Michelle
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman is I think one of the best written sci-fi fantasy stories out there. I immediately picked this book when I saw this challenge as it remains one of my all time favorites. Here is my final full cover as well as some closeups for details.
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Barbara Lentes
Gute Güte! I am blown away!!!!
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Kala Sweet
Hello! Here is my submission for the April 2022 Proko Challenge. It was really hard to choose a favourite book (I don't actually think it is possible!) but my cover is for the Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander. I read this series so many times as a child and have a lot of fondness for the characters. For this cover, I employed hand lettering. The Horned King (the story's antagonist) is the centre of the design, framed in by a silhouette of Hen Wen, the oracle pig. I would love to hear your feedback! It was a great challenge being limited to 2 to 3 colors - the restrictions really push you to be creative. :)
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Barbara Lentes
Wow!
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Malte Lenz
Not my favorite book per se, but one that I hold very dear and which is a great introduction to the beautiful works of Hesse. This was quite fun to do!
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Barbara Lentes
WOW
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Charlene
That's it I'm calling it done! Based off a Princess Mononoke cosplay I wore to work for a Halloween costume competition (I won the competition but only 5 people at work knew who Princess Mononoke was). Painted with oil paint. Constructive criticism on anything, including oil painting, composition, light and shadow, clothing folds, face planes and anatomy, appreciated! I feel like I have a flat face that doesn't quite lend itself to planes very well. Good luck everyone!
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Barbara Lentes
Whhoooohooooo Charlene! 3rd place! Congratulations! That’s sooo great! I am sooo happy for you!!!
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Barbara Lentes
Scrollen und voten, scrollen und voten…. Scrollen und voten! sooo many amazing selfportraits here!!!! Chapeau!!
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Kira Mari
Here’s my self portrait doing some epic baking xD made in watercolor on hard press paper. haven’t done a ton of water coloring but learned a lot doing this so ima consider this done and eat a cookie. ^__^
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Barbara Lentes
Soooo epic!! I love it, especially the dynamic dough!
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Barbara Lentes
I took a new photo, i guess this one better shows the colors.. it‘s really hard to actually take a good picture of an oilpainting…
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Camilla Schneeberger
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Barbara Lentes
I like the glowing impression the radiance in it!
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Seth Alnwick
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Barbara Lentes
Good composition of lights and darks!
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dreamy
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Barbara Lentes
I love it! Light is great, and the expression is intense! Beautifully done!
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@nady
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Barbara Lentes
Beautiful emotion!
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@foroughrezaei
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Barbara Lentes
I like very much the expression and the light and your choice of colors!
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Charlene
This is my attempt at oil painting so far. I'm going to add some detail to the leaves but I'd like some constructive critique on pretty much everything - Composition, light and shadow, clothing folds, face planes and anatomy. I look a little bit like a zombie so I'm debating whether I should just undo the the yellow eyes or not. I was going to go for dappled sunlight but I kept hating the effects and wiping it off so now I just look dirty but I guess that's suiting. Anyway, please give me your thoughts!
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Barbara Lentes
On composition: I feel the small preview landscape format works better than the original portrait format. Maybe sth in between would work too, so you see more of the clothes and accessories. Are you going for a blurry effect on the leaves or are they unfinished? Where is the main focuspoint? There is a lot going on, is she in the bushes and just by accident we see her? Maybe then I would darken the clothes/edges or lay some shadow over them so it guides the view to the faces and stunning eyes.. if it is the bloody mouth, or the moonstone, you can guide the viewer with shadow/ light and focus/blurryness for example. I hope you get my ideas, since my English is maybe not exact enough. All in all great idea and good work alteady!
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Barbara Lentes
I guess i am getting somewhere. I need some extra training with the hands feet and head. Faces in perspective is a disaster…
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