Drawing Basics

Course by Stan Prokopenko
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Stan Prokopenko
It’s here! The Draw Basics course is now available… for Presale! A true beginners course aimed at teaching you core drawing fundamentals.
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alexpetr
How much time (approximately) it will take until all the lessons are published?
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lynncouture
Will this focus only on figure drawing or include landscape and still life?
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Dana
Good question!
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Geert-Jan
bought it! Is it january already? :)
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Franklin Suarez
already sub spanish?
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pattt
If I buy the course, how long will I have access to it?
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wes
14d
always but the course will be released progressively.
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Lộc Trần
I hope the course will have specific exercises and goals, unlike previous proko courses, just videos and demos. We need specific goals to streamline learning.
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adamilustarte
will it be cheaper to buy it now or later when its all released?
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wes
16d
Now
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Robert Wolff
Will this course teach blind contour drawing?
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nepu
20d
Just brought the course, hopefully after this course I would be able understand a lot more stuff in different courses or video. Also thank you for making this course and speeding up my art progress.
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ebaa zer
Is there an Arabic translation available?
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Rui Pedro
Can’t wait! Once upon a time, I signed for other Proko’s lessons, my art, however not great that it was, even featured briefly in proko.com. But eventually I fell out of love with drawing, because I was being overwhelmed with so much stuff (gesture, anatomy, perspective, so on) and couldn’t get a grip on it. The Beginner’s Coirse is perfect for me! Can’t wait!!
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John B
Glad to have you back in the art space!
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samcathcart
How long will the basics course be? About how many hours of lesson time is to be expected. (an estimated amount of time works!)
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John B
Lessons + Demos will be close to 100. If you count critique videos, its well over that. It's hard to nail down any estimate for length yet. I would expect it to be somewhere between the anatomy and figure course that Stan made.
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Matthew Manghi
I’m not sure if this course is right for me. Is there a syllabus somewhere that lists the lessons? Also if I buy it on presale when does the return window start? From the date of sale or the date of its release?
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John B
If you look at the course overview page the learning points are what is going to be covered. Let me know if you have any other questions.
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John B
Return window starts from when the first lesson gets released in January
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baynix
I had the same question! Can someone please elaborate on the refund policy if we buy the course during the presale?
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Bleu Caldwell
Learning the fundamentals has been on my todo list forever and was already my 2023 resolution, so I'm so excited about this course! Heard it on the new Draftsman episode and bought immediately -- looking forward to January and finally trying to figure out how to draw properly. :D
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yazan
Is there an Arabic translation?
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yazan
Is there an Arabic translation for the course?😔
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jasonj33
I'll still use the traditional materials, but is it okay if I supplement them w/ digital ones also. I'm trying to conserve paper and pencils.
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John B
Yeah, use whatever you have available to you for the course.
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Itai Tzfoni
Hey! I was wondering if using a drawing tablet will also work for this course or should i stick to pen and paper?
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John B
Stan will be using a variety of materials during the course including a tablet. Feel free to use whatever you have available to you.
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Dana
1mo
Hi all! I am an older person - stay at home mom homeschooling my children - who wants to learn to draw for the joy of drawing. The more I listen to The Draftsmen podcast the more I realize Proko is geared toward someone who wants to be a professional artist. I'm wondering then if this is really the place for me. I'm wondering if the Drawing Fundamentals course is also too focused on that to where it doesn't fit my situation. I am also starting to feel like I shouldn't draw at all until I have learned more and can do it well but I guess drawing poorly for a long time has to precede drawing at all proficiently. Any thoughts for me? I appreciate any insight!
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maddened
Not sure if it helps but I'm also an older person, without that much of an art background except some doodling and kid drawings many decades ago. I have also been following Proko and realise that there is a heavy emphasis on fine art and proper art techniques and a certain school of thought and philosophy and approach to art in general. Because of that, I also had the same thoughts as you, whether this is something for me, whether it'll be too much to take on, whether it'll all work towards something that I'll like. And like you, I wondered many, many times if I should even bother with art and drawing or am I just too old. In the end, I decided to give this a try because (a) I wanted to be able to draw well, at least well enough for myself to feel proud of my efforts, so it made sense to me to learn it in some proper way, and (b) if it isn't really for me in the end, I'll just move on and be satisfied that I gave it a try. The latter is, I think, the advantage of those of us who are older, who've had a life and career before art, which gives us enough of a space to try things.
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Barbara Lentes
Hi Dana, I think drawing at any stage is a valuable and fullfilling thing to do, whether or not you want to use your skills professionally. Anyway I think on this platform are a lot of useful lessons, espacially for beginners. From the courses I have done here I can say you get a lot of info, draw along or just practice that helps growing. I did the figure drawing fundamentals and i think for a beginner the upcoming course will be really beneficial. Dont get discouraged, maybe use what is useful for you and just skip the rest. I am no digital artist and I am no prof. either, so I sometimes feel the same/maybe not fitting in here completely, but I pick and practice what is for me and up until now I dont regret it.
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birgit
I did it! So excited! Heading over to drawabox.com for the next weeks and looking forward to January. I am not really a beginner but despite drawing for over 40 years now by no means a pro ... hope I made the right decision.
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Sasha
I am with you on drawabox
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