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Our Biggest Art Mistakes – Draftsmen S1E03

June 18, 20191 Comment

In this episode of the Draftsmen podcast Marshall and Stan talk about the biggest art and career mistakes they’ve made. Stan accidentally draws a fetus. Marshall attempts to insult Stan. The caller of the week asks about the best drawing and painting apps for iPad.

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How I Got 400 Skulls in My Closet

June 14, 20190 Comments

It’s been 5 years in the making… I’ve finally finished printing and refining the Proko Anatomical Skull! In this video I’lI explain why it’s important to study the skull and provide you with a little behind the scenes info on the manufacturing process. If you’re interested in getting your own skull to practice drawing from, […]

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Boosting Productivity and Advice for Young Artists – Draftsmen S1E02

June 11, 20191 Comment

Stan gets a message on Instagram from a lazy artist. Stan and Marshall talk about the importance of focus, discipline, productivity, pushing past distractions, importance of environment, and mindful eating. Should you listen to music while you work? A young caller wants to know how get noticed as an artist.

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Fear of Critiques and Attempting Photorealism – Draftsmen S1E01

June 4, 20196 Comments

Stan and Marshall discuss fearing critique but growing from it, finding a good balance with feedback, and what they think about photorealism. Marshall is teaching a workshop and Stan loves his shoes.

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Get Good at Art… While You’re Driving

May 31, 20190 Comments

Announcing our new podcast, Draftsmen!!! The first episode premieres June 4th on all your favorite podcast apps. In the meantime, you get this amazing ad from #MillennialMarshall

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Sketchbook Tour – How Sketching Preserves Memories with Aaron Blaise

May 30, 20190 Comments

Aaron Blaise let us into his studio and showed us his giant sketchbook collection. His studio is filled with sketchbooks. So many, that we took that footage and separated it from the studio tour and made this video. So here it is. Aaron Blaise showing you some of his favorite sketchbooks and sharing the stories and memories behind each sketch.

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Animation Help from Aaron Blaise – Creature Art Teacher

May 24, 20192 Comments

What does it take to become an animator? How can I draw like a disney artist? Is it possible to talk to animals? All these questions and more are answered in my sit down with Disney animator and artist Aaron Blaise.

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Hamstring Premium Assignment Examples

May 16, 20190 Comments

Last time I showed you how to draw the hamstrings. Check out these premium narrated examples for even more in depth hamstring content

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How I Started Proko While Living with my Parents

May 9, 20193 Comments

It’s been over 6 years since I started this youtube channel, but I’ve never filmed any behind the scenes action at the Proko Studio. In this vlog I’ll talk about how I started my company while living with my parents, give you a tour of the current office, introduce you to the Proko crew, and show you my brand-spanking-new giant studio space!

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Boring Lines, Ugly Shapes, and Misplaced Anatomy – Quad Critiques

May 3, 20190 Comments

One of the main reasons we do anatomical studies is to test our understanding of the underlying muscles, tendons and bones. In this critique I’ll show you the difference between a boring line and a dynamic line, and fix some anatomical mistakes of one student’s leg drawings.

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