My first submission is the Beekeeper bot. It glides through the best flower fields with its swarm of bees and collects the sweetest honey. Cool features - it uses large solar panels to be completely autonomous and shows the percentage of filling the hive with honey.
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Second entry trying to study how to paint forests. I find them so complicated but how to differentiate with clumps of green? The first two were done from screenshots, from Marnie and Me and Ponyo respectively because I love how Studio Ghibli does forest scenes. However not sure if these studies worked as thumbnails so I went back to some more gouache tutorials and started working from photos again. Painted with a Number 10 round brush (it's all I have) and the Caran Dache pan gouache set which is unfortunately difficult to paint thickly with. Constructive criticism welcome!
So basically I have done mine with colored pencils. I used only 12 Colors and that was very limiting since you can't really mix. I tried to have my focus more on effects and storytelling rather than shapes. Sadly the Pictures did not turn well with my scanner.
Hi, These are my first attempts, I read that we coud enter more than once, if that is not so, please use my entry below. Using my own Photography, Geneva Lake, weather has limited onsite painting. I used M Graham Gouache on bristol board 2x2. Enjoyed the challenge and seeing everyones entries and how they work. Thank You again.
Thumbnails -- 2 x 2 inch painted with gouache on Arches 140 pound coldpress, using 2 brushes, a 3/4 in flat and size 10 round. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I like painting with larger brushes. i live in Minnesota so I decided to embrace it and paint snow and ice scenes. Great challenge to start out the new year!
Hi there! This is the first time I've ever entered an art competition so a bit nervous to share my work, but here goes! I noticed that the challenge called for storytelling, so I thought this might be a really good opportunity to create a set of works with a consistent colour palette. All of these reference photos are from different days my partner and I went to our favourite beaches. I wanted to try and use colour to capture the joy and inspiration from those places. I loved watching the gouache demo and this challenge really inspired me to get back into gouache, so thank you for posting! I have posted a few process videos on my instagram here https://www.instagram.com/rachelgroveart/ Thank you for checking out my work!
Hello everybody! I think I've never done thumbnails before (or maybe once but a long time ago?), so it was definitely a challenge. This challenge was very fun and I've definitely learned a lot and gained confidence through each thumbnail. As I'm mostly a line artist, painting was a challenge and I realised how important it is to be decisive about your brushstrokes to prevent wonky shapes. It was also nice to see how light and shadow help create depth and volume! And of course how light and very saturated color can attract one gaze. I'm definitely going to make more thumbnails in the futur :) My thumbnails were done digitally, using one main textured brush and a wet brush. Would loved to make them traditionnaly but I'm just getting used to watercolor and mixing colors, so...maybe next time! I've decided to go with the theme of the torii, as they are numerous out there in Japan, all different and sometimes in very surprising places! Decided to give each thumbnails at least a lady with an umbrella, as I found the repetition pretty fun. Now that I have more confidence, I believe next time I'll detach myself more from the reference and allow to play with much interesting colors! All the references photos come from unsplash! (I'm posting them below since only 10 pictures are allowed per post)
Here is my submission for this brand new year's first #prokochallenge (Are these hashtags required here as well?) for @Tiffanie Mang 's landscape thumbnails! I'll post the references in the reaction on this entry. I am actually proud of them, I had to redo a lot but got somewhere in the end ;-) How did you guys do?
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Here is my collection of five mini landscapes for the Tiffanie Mang-Proko challenge! These are all done in gouache from a combination of direct observation and memory. I used only a 3/4 inch flat brush and a medium-sized, pointed round, and sometimes a colored pencil. Here are some goals I had: I wanted to paint all of these from life, around my home. I wanted each to present a different challenge (how do you paint a scene in pitch black for example? Or in freezing cold? Bright light? Fleeting light? etc.) I tried to simplify the scenes, using cleaner sweeps of the brush, keeping a little focused detail only where necessary. I hoped for each painting to stand on its own, but also as part of a cohesive set. I found interesting ways to accomplish these goals. For example, using dry media to start in the cold weather (to avoid frozen paint), or working partly from memory in the case of the darker scenes. This was one of my favorite challenges so far. I hope you enjoyed it too! Please leave a comment if you like.
I'm so happy that I finished this in time :) I love landscapes! Done with Caran'd Ache Studio gouache and flat 3/4" brush.