Hey, let's start a newcomer's art chain!✨
Heya, my name's Zenith, nice to meet ya! I love the way this site looks already and I'm excited for what the future holds for it. Let's drop some of our art down in the replies and a little message introducing yourself if you want. Here are some of mine:
Hey there. I'm Maryam and here's some of my recent art. I'm excited to find like minded artists here ^^
Hi! I'm Franca, in my directionless twenties trying to study biology by day and illustration at night :)
Hi everyone, I’m Andy, been watching Proko every since I was a child, still am a child. I’m an art student that has won some awards such as Sony Picture this. Here are some of my works as well.
Two years ago after 40 years I retired as a tool engineer. I've wanted to learn how to draw since 1997 and starting taking pictures of things i liked so I would have something to draw. This morning I sat down and forced myself to actually draw something. So here is my first shot at it.
Hello, my name is Eduardo and I am interested in illustration, concept art and story boarding. I am here because I need some sense of community. These are my recent studies/pieces:
Howdy, y'all. Brand new to this community, but I've been doing SOME kind of art for at least 50 years. I lean heavily towards graphite, ink, and wood carving, but since I'm an art teacher I'm trying hard to up my color game as well. I've attached some of the works I've done over the years. Hope y'all have a great new year of it!
Hello, i am 13 years old, i got into art about 4 years ago after watching anime. I got better by drawing a lot but never actually studied. I just doodled all the time. Now i want to get a lot better at art and possibly make it a career. I am very happy to have found Proko! Here are some of my drawing, i haven't taken any coures yet so they'll get a lot better this year
Hi! My name is Joe. I'm a self-taught artist who goes through long stretches with lots of art and then similarly long stretches with no art. I am going to be taking the new Proko "Basics" course to try and see if I can build a better foundation from which I can get rid of the long stretches of no art, because I always feel like I don't have a firm enough grasp of drawing fundamentals to help me navigate my way to being a better artist. Hope to see some of you in that group! Here's a few (honestly all) of my pieces from this past year.
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Hi, im Htinlin Arkar from Myanmar(Burma).Im 21 now.Since i was kid i always love drawing. At my teenage i didn't draw and wasted my life with games. About 2 years ago i realize my life and i decided to train to become a artist. In these 2 year i draw aleast 1 to 6 hours daily. I know i am progressing but it really slow and some didn't feel like improving at all.(studying head for about a year and i really can't invent head from imagination/ cant draw figure pose/ inconsistent proportion/line etc) I'm worrying my progress would be slow just like these years and couldn't make my living with drawing. Since i m not wealthy introverted high school drop out with no social connection,plus my country situation, i can't do anything other things.now i can depending on my family but not forever. So i tried to encourage myself to go out and ask for help. I really need suggestions or advices or help, anything, from you guys. I will try myself to follow to your ways. If possible can anyone mentor me through my art training.🙏🙏🙏
Your studies are amazing! I am from India, and was in a similar situation 3 years ago when I was 21. I would like to pass on some advice that helped me, I met one mentor for a very short period, but he helped me with invaluable advice. He said- 1. no matter what, your hardwork won't go to waste. You just need to be honest about your criticism towards yourself, so if you're overdoing it, do less. If you're underdoing it, be more honest. 2. After you get good at fundamentals, don't let anyone tell you how to do your art. It's your style, be proud of it. So, back then I was 21 and had no social connections, etc. I kept studying, I took a break once in a while too to destress. It's very important to disconnect from your pursuit to basically get a better overall look of where you stand. Eventually, I found Proko, a few other discord art communities, where I was able to work at least 5-6 hours a day and have fun while doing it, since others also join in. So try to have fun, trust the process. Do not compare yourself to big superhero professional artists, I have less than 2 years of work experience and I'm not super happy with my fundamentals still, it's a constant process. It never ends and there lies the fun! It's completely different when you're studying and when you get professional work. There are so many new factors, time saving methods, etc. involved, but most importantly- direction. Art directors, managers, executives guide you into their specific vision. So there's a lot of collaboration that happens I'd assume for others too. Hence it's different from one person doing concentrated studies, I feel like studying without feedback was more stressful for me. If you're unable to get results from head studies, try something new you always wanted to. Try experimenting, and make a couple of serious pieces out of those. For head studies, I think proportions help. Please look up traditional methods of measurements, I love the 2 pencil technique where you measure angles as well as size. It really helps with faces especially, since most of it is just placing the features right. Try larger canvas sizes, make mistakes, and then redo it, but after analyzing your mistakes. Take notes right on your canvas so you remember which mistakes you need to fix next time. For lines, a lot of artists tend to refine their lineart with multiple passes. So if it's wobbly at first with your sketch, that's okay, but try for 2 more refined layers. Look at how other people's lineart works, if you're working digitally - I can guarantee that a professional artist already has their preferred sensitivity setting, their preferred brush settings. Easiest way to try and mimic this is to trace over an artist's drawings, adjust your pen settings, see which gives the closest and most natural result. Tracing is okay when you are studying, but do not rely on it solely, it will take away critical thinking ability. In this case, lineart tracing helps to construct new brushes! I hope you find this encouraging, it is very nice seeing someone from a very similar circumstance to mine, so I was a bit eager to respond here. Please keep working, share your work with others, look at how others are being critiqued. It is a constant process for all artists, I would love to see your work here again! :)
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Hey, everyone! I want to try to be on here more. I currently run socials and shoot/edit videos for Proko. You might have even seen me in a couple livestreams here and there. I don't get to draw much anymore but DO get to take some photos every once in a while! Proko doesn't have any photography courses but an artist uses ALL the tools they have, right?? I shoot with a Lumix G7 and the 14-42mm kit lens. I just took up the hobby about a year ago and have been figuring it out as I go. I edit my photos in Adobe Lightroom, mostly pushing and pulling color or adding contrast and things of that nature. No structural Photoshop edits or anything here. I look forward to seeing more of everyone's work!
Very nice! Happy to see another photographer here. Even though I first fell in love with drawing at age 4, I stuck to photography only during my teenage and young adult years before picking up traditional art again. Love your images, do you have an Instagram where you post?
Hiiii I'm Piglet, I made an acc here a couple of days back. I love the owl house and like 90% of all my digital artworks are fanarts of/for it. I mainly did traditional and started digital during the lockdown, now I usually do my sketches and doodles tradtionally and the lineart and colouring digitally. Also I just started the first unit of @Alex Huneycutt's curriculum! Here's some of my art:
The Owl House is so good! I haven't gotten to start watching the new season yet but it's such a good series. Welcome to Proko!
Hello everyone! I’m ponder and I’m 22 years old. About 3 months ago I started to take my art more seriously. I’ve drawn on and off all my life with little to no education and the occasional YouTube video, however I found that creating is my favorite thing to do, so I decided to properly learn how to draw through proko’s YouTube videos. here is some of my most recent work, the clown is the oldest I did it about 2 months ago, all the sketches plus the devil guy I did yesterday except for the guy and girl which was done 5 days ago. So many of you guys are so good! Keep up the great work everyone!
That last image with the two characters embracing is great! I really feel the moment and it makes me question the way the two people feel about the situation. Good work!
Woww everyone soo talented here.Helloo everyonee!I'm six,I'm a digital artist who's currently trying to get better portraits.here are some portraits I did recently
You've got some good beginning of pieces here, showing a good structural understanding of form!
Hey, I'm Tori, studying Japanese and art, obviously... Now, to the sad anime backstory - I got really, really into art and eventually got super burned out, did not do anything for two years and now I'm back bouncing around to pick up the pieces. Here mostly to get over my phobia of other people and their awesome art, to build my portfolio(sorta), because before the burnout my main goal was studying and not having fun or enjoying the creative process and to basically expose myself like I'm doing now... That's it, I think... -__- Oh, the last three are entries for a contest, so that's why the format is a bit odd... happens when you have nothing to your name...
Hey! My name is Annelise Ochsner, I'm a 15 year old self-taught artist who loves traditional mediums. I have barely done any digital work but I definitely want to get into it. I usally do animals, but I would love to learn to do figures/portraits and get better at perspective :D My favorite mediums are acrylic painting, graphite drawing, sculpting, watercolor and recently ohuhu markers! I'm hugely inspired by Aaron Blaise and would also love to get into animation! Let's just say I have alot of room to grow. Here's some of my work!
The 3/4-view tiger looks great! I've been wanting to use toned paper recently; the accents really stand out because of it
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Just joined a couple days ago. I'm trying to get better at basically everything, but my favorite things to draw are people and animals. My main focuses are ink and digital paint. I'm also working on improving my animation skills which currently don't really exist. I'm trying to get better at portraits, too, but I have a lot of trouble creating a likeness. (ignore the hand on the 6th image, it looks worse to me each time I see it lol) If anyone has any advice/critiques on anything, I'd love to hear it.
I really like your digital painting of the baboon, the colors and brushwork are amazing!
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Just posting my current level, gotta get better at hands and anatomy... and learn how to shade, and composition, and color. Hopefully i get better.