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Creating a Knock-out Gesture Drawing with guest referee Mike Mattesi

March 26, 20210 Comments

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CHALLENGE:Illustrate an action packed, one on one battle, two characters going head to head. Who is going to win? Who or what are the characters? All media acceptable! Do a drawing, painting, sculpture, digital, traditional, 2d or 3d, anything goes!.

Prizes provided by @wacom, @michaelmattesi and @stanprokopenko

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The Judge

@michaelmattesi is an artist, author, concept artist, illustrator, and art instructor. Michael began his art career at the School of Visual Arts in New York City where he pursued comic book art but landed working at Disney in Consumer Products and in Feature Animation where he had the chance to work on The Lion King. After moving to California, he wrote the popular drawing book FORCE and launched a company called Contagious Concepts.

Michael has taught at and worked for studios such as, but not limited to, Microsoft, Nickelodeon, and EA and has had drawing workshops all over the world. He now runs, an art instruction site focused on teaching the ins and outs of design, anatomy, and gesture. We are excited to have him as the judge for this month’s #Prokochallenge!

Find Michael: Instagram, YouTube, Website and Twitter

1st Place

Nuno Zou –

Prize – Wacom One Creative Pen display, FORCE Bundle: Includes Lifetime Access to FORCE Basics, FORCE Form, FORCE Shape and FORCE Anatomy Courses, the Proko Figure, Portrait, and Anatomy courses, 3 Proko model packs, and their art featured on the Proko YouTube Channel.

2nd Place

Dimi Talas – @dimitalas

Prize – Wacom Intuos Small Bluetooth, FORCE Standard membership for one year, 2 Proko courses of winner’s choice, 2 model packs of winner’s choice, and their art featured on the Proko Youtube channel.

3rd Place

C. Gerisch – c.gerischs

Prize – One by Wacom Pen Tablet, FORCE Model Photo Pack, 1 Proko Course of winner’s choice, 1 model pack of winner’s choice, and their art featured on the Proko Youtube Channel.

Proko “Team Choice”

Manuel Piedra – @m_piedra_m

Prize – 1 Proko course and 1 model pack.

Line Art Award

Richard Wiley – @art_of_wiley

Prize – 1 Proko course.

David and Goliath Award

Mii – @mii_ice

Prize – 1 Proko course.

Violent Cat Award

amershkalump – @amershkalump

Prize – 1 Proko course.

Gesture Award

Antonio Cardone – @antocard_

Prize – 1 Proko course.

Super Soldier Battle Award

Echo Fabito – @ecosixth

Prize – 1 Proko course.

Best Gorilla Beating Up A Skeleton Award

Elvis Murray – @elbees49

Prize – 1 Proko course.

Best Mood

Jescer Ramírez Perfecto – @eljescer

Prize – 1 Proko course.

Best God V.S. Man Award

James Polley – @xjpolley

Prize – 1 Proko course.

Exciting Draftsmanship Award

Vahid Darvish Zadeh – @vahiddz

Prize – 1 Proko course.

Random Winner

Samir H. M. – @huachomorales

Prize – 1 Proko Course

Honorable Mentions

Other Honorable Mentions in no particular order.

Enoch – @enochseasel

Brett Ellefson – @brettlybrettt

Aerius Lee – @aerius723

Zuzanna Kowalska – @zuzanna.a.kowalska

Emmanuel Méndez – @emm_mendez

Thumbnail art by Nuno Zou

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