Project - Get Your Tools and Start Playing
Project - Get Your Tools and Start Playing
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Project - Get Your Tools and Start Playing

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Project - Get Your Tools and Start Playing

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Stan Prokopenko
Ok, before we can start, you'll need to get some tools. I’ll go into much more detail about these in the next few videos, but right now I’m gonna give you a quick shopping list, which you can also find in the lesson notes. All of these are optional except a pencil with an eraser on it, and some paper... You can get whatever looks fun to you, or all of it if you’re feeling spicy!
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Liandro
After many years studying and working with Proko, I still can’t help but get inspired with Stan’s lessons, even the most elementary ones! Congrats and thanks for putting such high quality art instruction videos out there, @Stan Prokopenko and team!
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Jason Stroud
I am very new to drawing and I want to improve my drawing skills. I am very self conscious about my drawing but figured I have to start somewhere, and would like feedback if that's ok. I do not know where to begin Side note: I really like souls like games and their art style that's what got me into drawing in the first place, and I want to draw that kind of style
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Jen
13d
I am very new at drawing skillfully, but committed to doing it every day! Really looking forward to this course and to eventually not having a shaky overhand grip (ha). For this assignment I decided to pull out some dog books and do a couple drawings from that, plus try a blending stump which was a bit messier than I expected! 🐶
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Nat Thompson
I can better understand the benefit of using different hardness. I’ve been using only black wing matte pencils and find no control in using 1 pencil. I like the variety. No control yet but I will get it with practice I hope!
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Billy Martin
Hour sketch tonight, was going to scrap it but there are no mistakes in sketching 😂. It will be nice to go back and look at the progress in a year
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Beatriz Inocencio
I loooove to see the progress of a year. Always makes me feel proud that I didn´t give up
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nepenthe
Hi there, Me and my wife tried to draw our pears last night. İt was very funny and we want to continue our journey in this course. First one is mine but of course my wife's one is better:))
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Jen
13d
That's so great that you are doing it together! <3
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Kim Shipley
I'm with you, Ryan - 42 and seeing what's still there.
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Micah Glinter
Nice!
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Ryan McG
I’m 41 years old and the last time I did any kind of dedicated drawing was in 1992 or so - will be interesting to see what’s still in the vault after 30 years! Here’s my pear, was fun to make something again. 2B mechanical + blending stick.
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Melissa Moraitis
A few Daily sketch doodles. Never have used Col-Erase colored pencils before to sketch with...kind of liking it. Keeping the sketches pretty basic right now by either drawing something off my desk or basic shapes. Note to self: really need to work on perspective. Happy Hump Day!
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Jose D
purchased a sketch book, set of pencils, a lead holder and a set of gray markers although I am afraid of using the markers. Did my best to replicate the pear from the video and drew the knight from my favorite chess set. I have a stack of decent quality printer paper that I am using as practice sheets to draw circles, ellipsis and lines on as well!
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Shefali Garg
I have been doing landscape oil painting for a long time and has even dabbled with painting and drawing portraits of my children. So started with "Figure Drawing Fundamentals". But knew needed a structed basic drawing course. So took one 6-week course from Mr. Glen Vilppu. It was excellent course, but a short one. I needed something more. While watching “Draftsman Podcast” I heard you mentioned working on a Basic drawing course. I am a big fan of your teaching style so was anxiously waiting for the course to start. While waiting for few supplies that I was lacking that has been ordered, I have done some comparison between various pencils, some line drawing, and also some live sketches.
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Kondog
So I purchased everything on this list and I'm really happy, everything showed up already and it looks really Great. But does anyone have any suggestions on how to keep all this stuff organized and accessible? As it stands now I have a huge Amazon box full of art supplies, and I am worried things are gonna get lost fast.
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LottaIn
I use shallow plastic food boxes with cover (ca. 20 x 15 x 6 cm). Transparent, easy to wash, easy to stack. And cheap. Perfect for pencils, fine-liners and all that stuff.
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Michal Fr.
Just found a Sketchbook with many pages to practice on :) Really looking forward to see how everyone will progress!
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Azalie Herrera
still a wip but this is what i was working on this week trying to learn some new things like values and such
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farah houjeiry
omgg i love the colorss
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Gustavo Melgarejo
Practicing some more... Drawing of a manga character (From Reference)
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Mike6174
Is this a Chainsaw Man reference ?! :P
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articred
Got my materials yesterday! Made a little legend to feel less intimidated by all this stuff I never used before and spent way too long drawing a fox from reference
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renegaderumi
Hey, thanks for this. I was feeling overwhelmed with where to start and I went for a similar thing inspired by you with the materials I have.
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Joel Room
Trying some old alcohol markers I had lying around. They still work! Now I just need to learn how to use them.
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Patrick Kelley
I'll be glad to see different materials throughout this course. Pick up some markers last year and love working with them!
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E Arabie
Nice work, I especially like the blue skull. I'm also looking forward to practicing with different mediums.
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Micah Glinter
Awesome!
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Cameron Dunbar-Yamaguchi
In the Week_0 of this course, I am going with showing a past portrait I drew in September (the four progress tiles), and a sketch in my smaller sketchbook that goes with me basically everywhere. My goal by the end of this course is to further establish good foundations, and build on what I have gleaned over the last 2 1/2 years of self teaching. I truly want to become a good draftsman. My art parents: Kim Jung Gi, H.R. Giger, Gustav Dore, and Kintaro Miura I love to work in graphite, and charcoal.
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Jon Fink
Picked up some new pencils and experimented with them. Then I had fun with a pencil.
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