12 Days Winners Announcement Coming Soon!
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Stan Prokopenko
We've been truly inspired by the amazing talent and creativity displayed during our 12 Days Challenges. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated and shared their art with us. 🏆 WINNER SELECTION IN PROGRESS Our team is currently in the process of reviewing all the submissions. It's a tough task with so much amazing art to look at! We are as excited as you are to find out who will take home the prizes! To give our beginner artists a chance at winning, we decided that a small portion of the prizes will be selected randomly. Most of the prizes will be selected by the Proko Team. 📅 TUESDAY, DEC 26 Please note that Monday is a holiday for our team, but we're working hard to bring you the results. The winners will be announced this Tuesday! Stay tuned for the big reveal and get ready to celebrate the winners and their incredible artworks. All your contributions have made this event more than just a competition; it's been really nice to see everyone commenting and coming together as a community. Thank you for making this event a success. We can't wait to share the results with you! Hope you all enjoy your holidays!
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@heather08
@Kyle M congratulations on your win! You put out great work!🧚
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@heather08
@prokoteam thanks for your fundamentals figure course I will be practicing and posting my journey in community chat🧚
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Martha Muniz
Congratulations to all the winners and all who participated! There were so many wonderful submissions, thank you all for being part of an amazing community. Happy holidays everybody!! :D
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Stan Prokopenko
Congratulations to all the winners! This was a very difficult one to judge because there were way more amazing submissions than prizes. And if I counted correctly, there are 105 prizes... We will be adding all the digital prizes to your accounts within the next few days. For those that won prizes that require shipping, we will reach out to you. Day 1 Figure Fundamental Courses - @Hanna Looye, @Vue Thao, @Derek Austin Proko Model Packs - @Martin Dubček , @Archie chrisanthou, @Peter Orojan, @Beican Gao, @tofsel Small Wacom Intuos Wireless Tablet - @Rubens Araujo Day 2 How to Draw Fantasy Female Figures Course - @garan OLO Marker Zorn Set Signed by Stan - @lynzendra Mermaid Reference Bundle - @benjaminvictor, @Lil FatWombat, @Arnav Khalkho, @Johannes Schiehsl, @astridlr Day 3 Anatomy for Artists (Arms) Course Parts - @Archie chrisanthou, @pmak22, @Latari V☠ Proko Hand Reference Packs - @Jim Papaioannou, @Hanna Looye, @klaibee, @Bria, @Manuel Piedra Small Wacom Intuos Wireless Tablet - @Makoto Yasumasa Day 4 Block In Course - @DreamMist Portrait Fundamental Course - @Hélder Vinícius, @Tajih Phelps Proko Skulls - @Cesar Barcenas, @ariart18 Portraits and Expressions Reference Bundle - @Maryna Tkachenko, @Al Pinu', @Cecilia Stagni Day 5 Viking Model Pack vo1 - @cumpas, @Jean-Daniel Bouvet, @dalonghu Viking Model Pack vo2 - @Bryce Verket, @Gannon Beck, @Kenny Tafoya Barbarian Vol1 - @Joseph Osley, @onkelpedro, @Nate Barbarian Vol2 - @Moses Lee, @Matt Tsui, @loes roos Small Wacom Intuos Wireless Tablet - @Steve Lenze Day 6 Torso Parts from Anatomy for Artists Course - @onkelpedro, @David Martinez, @Alexis Riviere Arms Parts from Anatomy for Artists Course - @David Campbell, @klaibee, @Joseph Osley Legs Parts from Anatomy for Artists Course - @megreet, @mua, @Antti Kallinen Anatomy Study Reference Bundles from Grafit - @Merrill Hutchison, @Johannes Schiehsl, @Shannon Stone Proko Skull - @dalonghu Day 7 Templar Model Packs - @Maryna Tkachenko, @Tate Green Scythian vol. 1 Model Packs - @Kyle Mjoen, @icosah Warlord Model Packs - @Moses Lee, @soso17970 Medium Wacom Intuos Wireless Tablet - @Marco Sordi OLO Marker Zorn Set Signed by Stan - @Gannon Beck Day 8 Figure Fundamental Courses - @Rubens Araujo, @Vlad Mok, @heather08 Proko Model Packs - @Vue Thao, @carlosrdzart, @Tori Tempo, @Rüdiger Weghaupt, @illarstration Small Wacom Intuos Wireless Tablet - @arnaud defaye Day 9 Proko skull - @Veronika Zasadna Medium Wacom Intuos Wireless Tablet - @Jabin Portraits and Expressions Reference Bundle - @JASON WILLIAMS, @Jean-Daniel Bouvet, @Sikandar Kashfi Portraits Study - Light & Emotion Vol. 3 Model Pack - @Kyle Mjoen Portraits Study - Light & Emotion Vol. 2 Model Pack - @bhavanichamarti Day 10 Drawing Basics Courses - @Tori Tempo, @Sarah Rivera, @mariartsy Wizard Model Pack - @Veronika Zasadna, @Miko Signed Grey Marker OLO set - @Sinem Kıymaz Day 11 Drawing Basics Courses - @lynzendra, @mac hewitt, @leel Proko Model Packs - @David Campbell, @anonymouscrow, @saschu Proko Skull - @Matt Tsui Day 12 Creating a Comic Page Course - @Gannon Beck, @Makoto Yasumasa, @Eric A Comic Poses - Female & Male Pack - @JASON WILLIAMS, @Steve Lenze, @Olena Voronina Fighting Pose Reference Bundle - @Ricardo Martinez, @aral, @Konrad Słodowicz
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DreamMist
oh man ! I didn't realise I won something ! Thank you that was a lot of fun to participate in!
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@leel
😭😭😭 Thank you so much!!! this is my first time winning a art competition so i means a lot!! I will learn and improve from the courses greatly!!
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Lil FatWombat
Nice, thanks :*
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@heather08
What time are you planning on announcing your winners?
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Stan Prokopenko
soon!
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Johannes Schiehsl
Keep in mind these guys are on the US West coast. They had to exchange christmas stories first, then eat some cookies together, then debate over the winners, have a big fight and wrap it up just before leaving ... so within the next three hours. ^^
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Samantha Maggard
Will you make the winners public? I would love to see and celebrate with anyone that wins.
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Stan Prokopenko
yes will be posting winners here in this thread soon.
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Sarah Rivera
I had so much fun doing this! It was nice having a daily challenge with structure that I could just barge in without thinking. I have to figure out how to do this myself so I can continue to draw.
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Dermot
I only took part in one day. looking at the other drawings, I've a long way to go ! Hopefully I can still be considered as an entrant. it's a genuine attempt of where I'm at within the time limitation and found it difficult. If not considered as an entrant maybe some advice how to approach my drawing correctly, would be appreciated.
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Antti Kallinen
I do think you are considered as an entrant! And for one, these kind of things sometimes make you perform under your level, sometimes higher.
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Sikandar Kashfi
I've participated in the challenge but not all of them. I hope that's not criteria for winning the prizes.
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Alexis Riviere
No, don't worry, you're eligible. There are different prizes depending on the day. :)
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Polyvios Christoforos
I have participated this challenge just for the fun of it, but I can’t wait to see the final results for tomorrow! Yay.
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Steve Lenze
I participated in this challenge for the fun and to hopefully inspire some people. As a professional artist, I don't think it would be fair to except any prizes that I think should go to some beginners. I enjoyed seeing everyone's posts, they all did really well. Congrats to all the winners :)
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@toromanticart
Mi è piaciuto vedere i tuoi lavori e dei partecipanti e chi commentava
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lemmy daniel
was fun, flingers crossed
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@artguy51
Such a Fun and enjoyable experience! I had a lot of enjoyment doing these challenges! I hope “12 Days of Proko” will be back next year!!! Thank you Stan!!!
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Renaud Daumas
Winner or not, I loved the few days I could participate. It forced me to challenge myself and motivated me to draw and learn more. I could get some advice as this community is rather cool. Thank you all. Happy holidays everyone :)
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Dan Stevens
Love this community. Thank you Stan and Proko team for making it possible
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Aswathi
Thanks to proko and team for this contest. I procrastinate a lot. But I drew consistently for this one. I discovered many techniques during the period. I was so happy with my improvements. Lots of love. Have a great day y'all.
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Merrill Hutchison
This was an intense 12 days of challenge. It was enlightening to dive through a broad set of methodologies. Doing that helped me see connections I think I would have missed just focusing on one course. Specifically, Marco Bucci's explanation of the horizon line when drawing 3D forms and applying it to the figure helped my understanding click into place. I think I sometimes slip into trying patch 2d shapes together when I draw rather than thinking through things in 3D. What I realized after hearing Marco's explanation is that the bean is like a quick cursive placeholder for the 3D structure of the rib cage and pelvis. I superficially knew what the words meant but not how to apply the meaning in a drawing. Here's the idea that clicked for me: Gesture is like drawing in cursive once you understand the body really well. I noticed that when drawing quickly, my proportions were off, probably because I haven't built up a mental repository of poses and I defaulted to trying to capture the flat shapes. Using a flat 2D bean shape, I often get a container that doesn't fit over an accurately proportioned body, even though what I've drawn looks like a bean. When I slowed down enough to draw in the 3d shapes of the rib cage and pelvis 1st, then drew the bean over that, I had a better understanding of the figure and could draw the gesture a lot better. I think it's sort of like trying to draw kanji without knowing the radicals or an Asian language. If you don't have a well organized mental modal in your head beforehand, it takes a really long time to get every piece right and it's easy to go wrong. Plus, it's confusing to see someone correctly whip out a cursive gesture of the full character in a few seconds. Skilled artists can do that because they understand how the body looks in 3d in relation to a horizon line and located in the viewing space. Another way to put it is that you can draw the 2d stick figure but not understand how the body exists in space. It's the difference between copying a shadow and understanding what creates the shadow. For example, the 3D kinnect body tracking software draws a stick figure but it's trying to detect the body's location in 3d space. If you remove the context, the stick figure can look distorted because of the foreshortening. I think you have to build your understanding to the point where you can map back from the flat shapes and understand the figure as it exists in space. When your understanding is one dimension behind the true form, it's like seeing the projection of a hypercube. All the angles are at 90 degrees in space but it's a real mess to try to interpret what you're seeing without knowing what causes the distortion in angles and proportions. P.S., It was also really nice have an active community and to see how other people applied their skills and problem solving.
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Stan Prokopenko
Sounds like you've had a pretty eye-opening experience with this challenge! Your insight on thinking in 3D instead of just piecing together 2D shapes is key for growing as an artist. This lets you get how different body parts relate to each other and their surroundings. This kind of understanding leads to more lifelike and dynamic drawings. About proportions being off during quick sketches, that's pretty normal. Keep practicing, and you'll get better at storing those poses in your head. Remember, gesture drawing isn't just about getting the pose right. It's about capturing the feeling, movement, and rhythm of the figure. Glad to hear the community has been a big help, too. Learning from others and seeing how they tackle problems is a huge part of growing artistically.
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Samantha Maggard
Thanks for the chance to use the reference packs and timer. I will be using them both in the future. Thanks for all the great instruction from all the different professional artist.
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Rüdiger Weghaupt
Thank you for that wonderfull challange. I've learned so much more in that last few days about speed and precission then in years before. Sometimes it was hard but always it was fun. Thank you.
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Gannon Beck
That was fun. It was a great mix of focusing on fundamentals and having fun with whimsical subject matter. I haven't looked too closely at the image packs before now, because then I'd have to download them and keep track of them. With the timer tool, I can just jump in and use them. It's a great gateway tool to take advantage of all the photo reference you have to offer--which is both prodigious and excellent. I plan on making good use of the tool in 2024. I've seen it mentioned that having a daily challenge would be a good thing to help build the community, and I agree. It doesn't have to be much. A few of us have been doing a daily exercise on our FB group. It is usually a structure study, a Proko rhythm study or the like--something that takes maybe 10 to 20 minutes. We paused momentarily because the 12 Days of Proko became our exercise for the last few days, but people seem to like it. All it requires is posting one image a day and declaring what exercise we're focusing on. Thank you for putting this challenge together. And thank you for putting together what is quickly becoming the best art education around. It's truly remarkable. Happy Holidays to the whole Proko tribe--teachers, mentors and students! Looking forward to a great 2024.
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