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How to Paint a Color Study for a Portrait with Cornelia Hernes

December 13, 20190 Comments

A color study lesson from an upcoming Masterpiece painting demo with Cornelia Hernes. She walks you through the process of figuring out the color harmonies in a smaller color sketch before starting the larger painting. Cornelia a renowned classical realist painter and teacher from the Florence Academy of Art.

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Karl Kopinski Sketching from Imagination

December 12, 20190 Comments

Karl is back and this time he does a full sketch demo from his imagination. You’ll see him develop a vampire hunter character while he talks about his own personal struggles developing as an artist, his thought process for discovering a drawing and what his goals are for the future.

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The Best Art Books – Asking Pros

December 11, 20190 Comments

The final episode to Asking Pros 2019 is here! These pro artists give their recommendations for instructional art books that they find useful and talk about the reasons you should consider adding their favorites to your library. You might already be familiar with some of these titles if you’ve been listening to the Draftsmen podcast, but there’s a lot of new material you should also check out.

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Season FINALE Part 1 – Draftsmen S1E28

December 10, 20191 Comment

It’s the beginning of the end… end of season 1 that is! Before going into hibernation Marshall and Stan sit down and go through youtube comments from the past 26 episodes of Draftsmen. You’ll hear them respond to the relevant discussions that artists posted under each episode.
Season 2 will begin on April 7 and on it’s own YouTube channel… Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss it when we start up again!

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Karl Kopinski Sketchbook Tour – Filling up 5 Sketchbooks a Year

December 9, 20190 Comments

Karl Kopinski showcases some of his unpublished work from his latest sketchbooks. He described his thought process and tells stories behind the sketches.

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Wisdom from Art Masters – 12 Days of Proko

December 6, 20190 Comments

It’s back! Starting Dec 9th I’ll be posting a new video on this channel every day for 12 days. Here’s a brief preview of what’s to come. On top of all this, you can do some holiday shopping and save up to 20% in the Proko store!

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AI vs Artist (or AI + Artist?) – Draftsmen S1E27

December 3, 20190 Comments

What better way to come together this holiday season than to argue about AI? Marshall plays the role of the YouTube commenters from episode 12 and Stan battles him about the implications AI could have on art, suggesting we should look at AI from an optimistic and synergistic point of view.

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Building a Dream Art Studio

November 27, 20190 Comments

This year I bought some space next door to the Proko office and turned it into my dream art studio! This vlog is a culmination of all the planning and work that went into building the studio, the Draftsmen set, and the place where I’ll film all my future drawing and painting videos. Thanks to Wacom for Sponsoring this video!

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How to Learn Perspective – Draftsmen S1E26

November 26, 20192 Comments

How do you study perspective? Marshall breaks down the elements of perspective and how you’d go about learning it. Stan also challenges Marshall to draw some boxes and run them through his new Box AI BETA App that’s being developed in the Proko lab.

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Portrait Painting from Life with Cornelia Hernes

November 25, 20190 Comments

Cornelia Hernes is a renowned classical realist painter and teacher from the Florence Academy of Art. In this Masterpiece Demo you get to watch as a professional artist creates a masterpiece from scratch. Cornelia will explain her palette, give tips for mixing color, understanding paint characteristics, types of brushes, solvents, and staining a fresh canvas. Cornelia will give a brief lesson on the Sight-Size Method, show how to properly use this classical technique, and take the painting to a realistic rendering.

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