San Diego, CA
Founder of Proko, artist and teacher of drawing, painting, and anatomy. I try to make my lessons fun and ultra packed with information.
added comment inJeff Watts on Line Quality
This part hit me in the face... "Now, most people, they draw and they don't even think they're just drawing and they don't stop and think about anything. And they wonder why the drawing doesn't look all that great because you really have to draw, think, stop, interpret, think, Think about what that is that you're drawing. Look at what you're seeing. Do I like that thing that I'm seeing or do I want to change it now? This is where it gets really advanced, its part what you see part what you know and part what you wish you saw. Most of you are going to be drawing entirely what you see because you don't know that much yet." Gold.
Haha, he says it like it is!
added comment inPartnership with Marvel! 🤯
Congratulations, looking forward to this course. Is this the IP you were talking about on Draftsmen episode “How to Price Artwork “! (I think that’s the episode) Would love to see a new Draftsmen about it!
added a new topicPartnership with Marvel! 🤯
Big news today! I'm thrilled to announce that Proko partnered with none other than Marvel on a drawing and storytelling course for comic artists - Marvel's The Art of Storytelling. This has been in the works for a few years now, so it feels good to finally reveal it to you guys. I feel honored that Marvel chose to work with Proko on their big splash into online drawing education. It's validating to see our tireless efforts to create top-notch art lessons getting recognized on such a grand scale. We made a better course because of the expertise Marvel provided and the connection to the top talent to teach the lessons. For those of you who are studying to become comic artists, I hope this course supports you on your journey. Thank you to the whole Proko community. Your unwavering support and passion for art got us this ticket to the big leagues.
Hey Stan, I know I'm not part of this coarse, but I love this guy! He does Buscema as well as Buscema. I just did some quick master studies of him yesterday. I hope you don't mind me posting them here :)
Inspired by the video I searched for Roberto de la Torre and found this horse … below you can see the original and my raggedy version 😂
Are you using graphite or charcoal?
Nobody has gone over line in this much detail with me ever. Found it interesting and fun to experiment with. Stan thank you for the extra time making this video. I appreciate it and it looks like others did too.
This was a really helpful explanation, Stan, thank you! I had a lot of difficulty with this last assignment, but this helps clarify a number of problems I was running into. Thanks again and just wanted to say that I love this course!
Thank you Stan! I appreciate you being so proactive at trying to clarify things for us weaker students! Drawing has always been so mystical to me, I have had a hard time allowing my self to be bad while i learn the basics to get good. So i have never improved any meaningful way. Thank you for helping me give my self permission to be bad while I learn with everyone! Especially something like line weight that is so personal preference focused. I am still trying to allow my self to have a voice when I draw versus just trying to copy people exactly because I believe I couldn't make anything original of value.
Thank you Stan for this video and the course! I just want to say that the beauty about this course is that it makes me want to draw after every lesson. It has the technical nuances but the way it is presented with projects that give freedom to draw what you want while focussing on the specific skills, that is brilliant and so much fun! I am taking other beginner drawing courses outside Proko that are very technical with assignments on values, perspective, forms etc - which I think is absolutely necessary to do but not fun to be honest. However, I think Stan has found the magical mix of fun and learning! Also, kudos to the production team - video, sound, fx - blends right in! Looking forward to future lessons!!
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If you guys want more more my inspirations, I have my @ProkoTV IG account where I frequently post art I like. Lately I've been posting a lot of short videos from lessons, so if you scroll past all that, you'll see a lot more curated art. https://www.instagram.com/prokotv/
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When is the deadline for the critique of this? Just trying to get a timeframe, thanks! :)