Day 6 - Anatomy - 12 Days of Proko
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Stan Prokopenko
Day 6 - Anatomy - 12 Days of Proko Today I encourage you to do anatomy studies! Understanding the human machine helps us draw from reference, memory and invent from imagination. Some artists who have a lot of experience with anatomy can do quick studies at about 10 minutes per pose, but if you don't have several years of anatomy sketching under your belt, then it's better to allow more time (30+ minutes) to analyze deeper and gain a better understanding of what you're looking at. Beyond accuracy, go heavy on the structural skeletal scaffolding and design dynamic muscle shapes on top. Focus on the intricate relationships between body parts and how they change shape with movement. When you're stuck on a particular body part, my Anatomy of the Human Body course is the perfect resource. There are over 100 free lessons, so you're likely to get some clarity on any body type and over 250 premium lessons for when you want to get even more serious. INSTRUCTIONS: Go to https://proko.com/timer, select the Day 6 reference pack, choose the quantity and duration in the right sidebar, and start the session! When you’re done, share your anatomy sketches here in this thread for a chance to win some prizes. PRIZES: 3 Torso Parts from Anatomy for Artists Course 3 Arms Parts from Anatomy for Artists Course 3 Legs Parts from Anatomy for Artists Course 3 Anatomy Study Reference Bundles from Grafit 1 Proko Skull LIVESTREAM: Josh Black is holding a livestream today at 12pm PST. Learn about anatomy and sketch with him as he uses the Proko Timer tool. Link to stream: https://www.youtube.com/live/yEuI6MkTNrY?si=xBhbS-AVP5xQcTjm 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. And don't forget about the SALE! Use code 12DAYS for 15% off anything in the Proko store. Art by Joshua Black
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Amber Schwartz
Managed to do only one sketch on Day 6, but I spent 1 hour and 15 minutes on it. Almost gave up at the beginning but I persevered. I think that was the moment I fell in love with the process. It's like solving a puzzle! Never did anything like that before, so it was equally challenging and interesting. Don't like the way the torso looks, but I like the legs and that I managed to keep the energy in some parts, like the way the fist is clenched, as well as the other hand. I'm usually really bad at it, so it's a win.
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Steven Wolf
Well it took me a few hours to get this done. I kept making changes to it, but I feel like the time was worth it for all that I learned doing it. There is still a lot I could improve upon in this drawing, but feel good enough about how it turned out.
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Esteban Errejón
My attempt at day 6, couldn’t find day 6 timer, so I used the anatomy timer. Quick studies of pecs and delta and scapular muscles!
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@callin
Im pretty happy with how this turned out, I thought I challenge myself buy testing on a more subtle body where the muscles weren't popping out so much and see if i could catch them.
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Merrill Hutchison
Another attempt, trying to follow the method of simplification used in the livestream. 60 min
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Iris F.
oaaahh this is really really good!!
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@artguy51
25 min. Anatomy Fun!
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Maryna Tkachenko
I did an analysis of this photo. I drew the base first, then I drew the skeleton and muscles on top. I tried to spend about 30 minutes on each drawing. 
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Iris F.
Wanted to do a couple 30 minute practices from the anatomy references- but I ended up liking the first pose so much that I invested 2h. I really struggled with placing the abdominal muscles though, so advice would be super appreciated :)
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@krtola
The only one I managed to draw in time and it was just a warm up... 30 mins
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Sara Alvord
Here are my 15-20 minute studies. I find that as I do them, first I am pleased because these are incredibly speedy for me. I take weeks, months and sometimes years to do an art project, but I also find myself incredibly frustrated.  I feel like I've failed as an artist because I can't produce quickly and I can't make a living out of it and doing quick studies brings that fault to the forefront of my mind.  
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Jean-Daniel Bouvet
20 - 30 min, I am lacking knowledge so i don't known if it's realy accurate, i tried most of the time to do gesture instead of anatomy.
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@anonymouscrow
Decided to start with learning more about the pecs and deltoids. Watched some of Proko’s free videos and then read and copied the drawings in that particular section of Mike Mattesi’s force anatomy book. Then drew from some other reference before finally using today's sample pack on the proko timer (second image). Spent 5-10 minutes on each pose. Still haven’t quite fully grasped this anatomical part but it’s a a start and I’m enjoying learning about it. I’m very rusty at the moment so thank you for this 12 day challenge Stan, it’s gotten me back into drawing and excited about it again.
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@mariartsy
This challenge made it painfully obvious how much anatomy I've forgotten, it really kicked my butt! 🤣
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Adolfo Naranjo
35-40 minute timer definitely need to study up on my anatomy but regardless still having fun
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JR Anderson
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Charcoal on newsprint, 10 min each. More practice will help here, it was fun though. The timer is great for not getting distracted.
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Kenny Tafoya
A little late! but I saw that the day 6 challenge practice pack was still available so I did a 30 minute study.
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@thatswhyidraw
10 - 20 mins practice sessions.
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@eemomi
I tried to keep it within 10 mins for each. I realized my lack of skill.
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Nihil__ 🧙🏼‍♂️
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@ariart18
Not too happy with these but I tried. I think I need to slow down and observe what I'm drawing better. The first drawing is 30min, second is 20-25min, and the last two are 10 min each.
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@gregorkrasnov
love the look of these!
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