Day 4 - Head Layins - 12 Days of Proko
5mo
Stan Prokopenko
Do 25-minute full-page HEAD layins, focusing on proportions, structure, and capturing the likeness. Just like figure layins in Day 1, don’t get caught up in details. It's not about finishing drawings fast; it's about getting good at starting a drawing by practicing several starts in one session. This helps you get better at the initial setup phase for more detailed work. INSTRUCTIONS: Go to https://proko.com/timer, select the Day 4 reference pack, choose the quantity and duration in the right sidebar, and start the session! When you’re done, share your head layins here in this thread for a chance to win some prizes. PRIZES: 1 The Block In Course 1 Portrait Drawing Fundamentals Course 3 Portraits and Expressions Reference Bundle 2 Proko Skulls LIVESTREAM: Stephen Bauman will be doing a livestream today at 10am PST on his channel. Come hang out and draw with him as he tests out the new Proko Timer tool. Link to channel:  https://youtube.com/live/QsVypQKnsak?feature=share 12 DAYS OF PROKO: The 12 Days of Proko is a holiday event from December 11th to 22nd, featuring daily sketch challenges with prizes for participants using the Proko Timer tool and themed reference packs. Each day brings a new theme, and artists can submit their sketches in the Proko community for a chance to win items like courses, model packs, and tablets. Additionally, pro artists will host livestreams on YouTube, showcasing this new Timer. Check https://proko.com/12days daily for details and updates on each day’s challenge. We’ve also got a sale going on! Use code 12DAYS for 15% off anything in the Proko store.
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Anastasia
Drew on Tue, but it took a long to polish because of the tough week, dunno if it's okay, but I'd like to post anyway! It was a real challenge for me because as the animal artist I draw people quite rarely. I owe great part of my skills in that to the free part of the Proko portrait course, actually :) I enjoy exploring the topic and learning stuff about drawing human even though for now I'm not good enough to do it part of my job. So it was a great opportunity to practice (I really need to do it more often man), and references are amazing as well!
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@roza
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@artguy51
25 min each head lay ins. Fun!
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@bhavanichamarti
45min study block- in, will do more! I'm trying to improve _Feel free to critique
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@anthonyhughesart
My layins are mostly me trying to get the skull shape and using a lot of straight lines. Here are some twenties.
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@mel_alavera
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Thanks so much, Proko team!
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Sara Alvord
I love the timer Stephen Bauman used and trying these with him. It was a totally new experience as I take forever to finish anything. On average I work at about 2 hours a square inch. I needed this! So thank you!
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dwarfon tree
very nice! i see bauman techniques here!
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@nikola_panev
This is a 25 minute layin. Hope you like it!
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Jaime mercado
i made a new account to buy the basics course so idk if i posted this already!
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@ray1
20 min Lay in
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Moyra Le Blanc Smith
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Hi This is my drawing for Day 4 of the 12 days of Christmas Challenge. It’s hard to get everything right in 25 mins. I took a bit longer. Cheers.
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@thatswhyidraw
Day #4: Head Layins
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@heather08
how detailed did you want this?
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@lynzendra
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Amund Elsethagen
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JR Anderson
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This is really hard, I'm going to practice more and watch Stan's video again and practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, pencil and charcoal on newsprint paper
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Patrick Bosworth
Nice job, JR!
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@simonchao
Portraits are my favorites! These are 20 minutes each.
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@azormx
I forgot to post this yesterday, so I hope it isn't too late!
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Regina
What a mess 😢😢😢 but I am totally having fun!
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@mariabygrove
I actually really like the last one - makes me think of a sculpture slowly emerging from a rough block of marble :)
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@scorredoror
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