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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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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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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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This is One of the Best Art Schools I’ve Seen

February 28, 20191 Comment

Zoe Dufour gave me a studio tour when I was in New York recording her upcoming video lessons. We get to see a typical day at the Grand Central Atelier, meet some students and instructors, and see some of Zoe’s best work.

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Unboxing Tablets! (ALMOST BROKE ONE) 😱

February 7, 20191 Comment

I love watching unboxing videos. So, I made one. Wacom sent me 2 Cintiq tablets and a MobileStudio Pro to sponsor some future episodes (stay tuned), so I filmed my experience unboxing them and my initial impressions.

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This is Why I’m So Tired… (Painting Challenge)

December 18, 20180 Comments

This was a casual video, in my studio painting one of my teammates. I decided to make it as challenging as possible by painting portraits, in oil, from life, using crazy colored light bulbs, in under 30 minutes each. It was a challenge, but super fun and great practice. Learn some more tips about painting and share a few laughs.

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Meditation for Artists – The Automatic Drawing Technique

December 16, 20180 Comments

One useful exercise that can ease your mind and improve your shape design is automatic drawing. The idea is to put pen to paper and just enjoy the process of subconscious mark making. Professional artist Tim Gula shows you how to apply meditation to art with an exercise called automatic drawing and explains the benefits of including it in your routine.

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Intuitive Portrait Sketching with the Loomis Method – Part 3

December 15, 20182 Comments

The Loomis Head that I’ve taught so far shows you all the guidelines to draw heads proportionally. It’s incredibly helpful, but you don’t have to follow it line by line once you get good at drawing the average head. This video will show you how I approach drawing heads and mapping out the facial features in a more intuitive way.

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Getting Better Faster – Painting with 80/20 Rule

December 11, 20180 Comments

Many people struggle with not having enough time to draw. One way to get better faster is to maximize the efficiency of your practice sessions. Setting a time limit with quicksketch painting forces you to eliminate the insignificant and focus on the crucial.

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Reacting to YOUR Drawings – Super Art Challenge

October 19, 20181 Comment

In a previous video, I had a bunch of Comic Con artists sketch an art hero or villain from imagination. Well, a bunch of you guys posted your own on instagram under #proko! So the Proko team gathered around to see what you drew 🙂

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