Project - Learning to Sketch from Imagination
Stan Prokopenko in Drawing Basics
Gift card for art students to use on anything in the Proko store
Founder of Proko, artist and teacher of drawing, painting, and anatomy. I try to make my lessons fun and ultra packed with information.
Pick an animal, a bug, or some kind of creature, and find several reference photos to use as inspiration to sketch a new character.
Don't copy the photos. Feel free to explore with proportions and exaggerate or simplify things to make it your own. Do multiple sketches to experiment and try different ideas.
Once you think you have a clear idea of a character, do one full page sketch. Even in this final sketch, try to use loose, confident lines and focus on the shapes of the character you have in mind. We're trying something new here with this project by starting to develop our ability to draw from imagination. So it might be a bit of a challenge, but don't sweat it.
Let's keep it loose and rough with our sketches and just focus on letting those creative juices flow. Don't focus on the cleanliness of your lines. We're sketching, and when you post your assignments, please include the photos you found and all your experimental sketches.
If you'd like to have a chance to be included in the upcoming critique videos, you must submit your drawings below by March 9th.
And don't forget to have fun!