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Mind-Blowing Realistic Shading Tricks

September 17, 20201 Comment

Dorian Iten is a great artist and a master of shading light and form! In this video, he’ll reveal errors artists make when learning how to shade. You’ll learn important shading concepts like the angle of incidence, lambert’s law, the issues with a linear value scale, and the difference between clean lights and dirty lights. At the end he’ll tie all of these concepts together with a brief shading demo and a drawing challenge. Enjoy!

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Caricature Demo by Court Jones – Lightbox Expo Demo

September 14, 20200 Comments

Learn about caricature from an award winning caricature artist! Court Jones has done a lot of published illustration and concept work for film and TV projects, editorial and product illustration for clients such as Atlantic Records, Upper Deck, Rolling Stone Magazine, Wired Magazine, The Washington Post, The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego Uptown News and Blizzard Entertainment, among others. Watch and learn his process in this demo!

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Q&A with Kim Jung Gi – Lightbox Expo

September 14, 20200 Comments

Kim Jung Gi is a South Korean artist known for his large brush pen drawings that come from his imagination. His ability to render extremely complicated scenes from memory, without the aid of references, has garnered him a large international following. He’s been commissioned by major brands including Audi and Blizzard and now you’ll hear him answer your questions. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a living master.

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Creature Design with Scott Flanders – Lightbox Expo Demo

September 14, 20200 Comments

Video game industry veteran Scott Flanders invites you to join him in this graphic art style demo. He’ll walk you through his process of creating art using simple greyscale silhouettes in photoshop and then carving them into a more complex colored piece. Scott’s graphical art is stunning and you’ll get to learn how he uses shape design to carve out characters and environments. Don’t miss it!

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Constructing Dynamic Anatomy – Lightbox Expo Demo

September 14, 20200 Comments

In this demo I walk you through the process of constructing and rendering the human figure with a focus on anatomical accuracy and dynamic design. You’ll also get a chance to ask me questions live once the demo is over.

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Reacting to Your SELF PORTRAITS! – Stephen Bauman #Prokochallenge

August 27, 20200 Comments

The results are in for the August Self-Portrait Proko Challenge. Artists were given the freedom to stylize it or be as realistic as they wanted. Stephen Bauman is a professional portrait artist and is the guest judge for this month. He goes through the submissions and provides feedback and also picks the top 3 winners.

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Painting the Head from Imagination – Lighting without Reference with Marco Bucci

August 20, 20200 Comments

Marco Bucci drops in as a guest to teach you about the basics of the asaro head! You’ll learn how linear drawings and a finished painting each convey form, how lighting affects the planes of the face, how their direction and positions influence how you’d paint the forms of the head and the values you’d apply to it. After watching this you’ll be able to use this info to create natural lighting without reference.

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From Graffiti to Fine Artist – Stephen Bauman Interview

August 6, 20200 Comments

Did you know Stephen Bauman used to be a graffiti artist? In this interview he talks about how he transitioned to fine art, his time studying at the prestigious Florence Academy, the differences between how Florence Academy teaches students vs a traditional university, and what he had to learn after going beyond the sight size method.

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Illustrate a Space Mission 500 Years from Now! – Sinix Judges #Prokochallenge

July 30, 20200 Comments

3…2…1… LIFTOFF! It’s time to announce the winners of the July Proko Challenge! In light of the recent Space X / NASA launch, artists were challenged to illustrate what a space mission might look like 500 years from now. Sinix, fellow Art YouTuber, picked the winners based on originality, consistency of vision, well-thought-out implied story, and convincing execution in terms of design, color, lighting, dynamics, and perspective.

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How to be Popular – Karl Kopinski Interview

July 16, 20200 Comments

An interview with the man, the myth, the legend himself Karl Kopinski! This cheeky brit answers questions about how he became so freakin’ popular, how many sexy vampires and angels he’s drawn, what artists he admires and studies from, career mistakes, and the life of being a parent and an artist. There’s a lot to learn from Kopinski so grab a cup of tea and enjoy the wild ride.

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