January Proko Challenge - Landscape Thumbnails with Tiffanie Mang

Lesson by
Stan Prokopenko
Tiffanie Mang

Works in Progress

Post your process sketches and works in progress for the challenge here if you want feedback from the community.

This challenge is closed for new submissions.

Now it's time to VOTE! One of the prizes is a Community Choice, so it's up to you to scroll through and UPVOTE your favorite submissions in the final submissions thread. You can upvote as many or as few as you'd like.

Voting will stay open until February 1st 11:59pm PST. All the winners will be announced later in February. Good luck to everyone and thank you for all the amazing entries!

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Andrea Taipe
Thanks for the challenge! I love it! These are my submissions. I had a good time and learned new stuff. I tried my best. All references were taken by myself. Greetings from Ecuador! ^-^
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Mary Beth Bellon
HI, Round two....using my own photos, M Graham Gouache, on cut 2x2 cresent board. This time I used more of my larger brushes attempting to use sweeping strokes. Un-edited paintings.
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jameschapman
Hi, these are my submissions, I enjoyed drawing them and pushing my limits with different brushes and textures. I hope that you like them
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Mary Beth Bellon
HI, With temperatures in the low teens with some days dipping into the negatives, I took photos of Geneva Lake from the shoreline. Painting from my ipad I used a variety of brushes with M Graham Gouache. Working small intrigued me. I learned more about my paints without having to labor over a larger painting. I will contuinue this as part of a Plein Air practice -- looking forward to seeing how I can work this small outdoors. I had trouble with the uploads cropping my images, I photographed them in a line to show full images, I know it's not optimal, if anyone has ideas let me know. I'm using a light ring partnered with an old iPhone. Tomorrow before the deadline I will see what I can do in photoshop as these images are unedited. I hope to be posting more in hte future .
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Hi! Wow this was so much fun! It was years ago that I painted. So I got myself the basic colours of gouache and a some large brushes and got started on some landscapes from the Ialian Alps. Certainly a challenge, especially with the large brushes and the thumbnail size. But I had such a good time! I learned while painting, mixing the colours and getting to handle the brushes to bring in smaller details. I tried to paint these landscapes in the same athmosphere.
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Mary Beth Bellon
Hi Inez, I like that you taped off the 2x2 on watercolor paper. I can give you my humble thoughts as Im far from being an expert. The first image is my favorite, I like that the house is partially covered , hidden by the greenery. I think its a successful compostiton and painting. Lots of interesting images that you compiled from the two different photo references that help to move the eye around.
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Anup Rimal
Managed to do quite a few and submitted only 5 out of 28. This was fun, feel like I got better as I went on.
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Tomek Kowalczuk
Here's my sumbission. I was using Photoshop and reference images from my private gallery
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Oliwia Kozłowska
ahhhhh love this brushwork and a more traditional feel even though its digital! great thumbnails
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Mary Beth Bellon
Love your brush workwith the simplicity of strokes Very cool... skill.
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Hazel Anderson
wow these are amazing!! 😮 I love the way you simplified these
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Ananya Dey
First time doing an online and digital painting challenge. Thank you for giving opportunity to showcase our work
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nilankur
here's my five based on mountains and river! digital on krita. I took the ref photos. Feel like the style has changed a bit from the first one (which is the third one in the order which i have uploaded here) to the last one (which is the first one :') sorry! ). Wondering if i should do a couple more! Plz give me thoughts/opinions/criticism!
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Mohammed Alnajdi
I never done this before. Honestly I have no idea how to approach this.
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Giacomo Sardelli
These are all my 20 attempts for this challenge. I was about to pick the best 5 of them, but it is my understanding by reading some comments that we are now allowed to post more than 5. The lesson notes say that we are supposed to submit 5 thumbnails, so I'm quite confused about the official submission request for this challenge. Anyway I hope you'll find these thumbnails interesting: a couple of them are duplicates because they didn't turn out as I wanted and I repainted them, they might be useful for who is stuck where I was!
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JOSHUA ELEK
It’s my understanding that you are supposed to do as many studies as you want, and paint (or pick) five for the final submission. This page is for posting in-progress images, in order to get feedback from the community. The five thumbnails that you want to have considered for the contest should be posted in the final submissions thread. (Link above.) I reread your post, and I think you knew this, but I’ll post my response here any way, in case it clarifies something for someone else.
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JOSHUA ELEK
Tomorrow, I will iterate on one of these for my third thumbnail, any suggestions on which one I should pursue?
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Mike Crean
i see you made them already but 14 is fire
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JOSHUA ELEK
I love the way your high key colors capture the bright summery mood of these landscapes!
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kitkitkit
5-ую еще отправлю я здесь первый раз
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JOSHUA ELEK
I love these. I struggle so much with clouds, and you really managed to capture the volume and reflective light in these thumbnails.
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Zoungy Kligge
I updated my digital versions of the landscape thumbnails, with stronger contrast and chroma and resolution. I tried to keep very loose and work fast on this set without overthinking. All were done in one sitting from observation as the sun was setting at my house, and then updated from memory in a second sitting. It would be interesting to return to gouache on a third set. What do you think?
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JOSHUA ELEK
Man, the lighting in the first one is mesmerizing. I just love the way those trees in the back ground shine like fireflies. And the way you reduced contrast and muted the colors in the foreground really makes it feel like dawn/dusk.
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Donnie Lindsey
My first 5 attempts of 2"x2" landscape thumbnails. Photoshop. Reference images I took myself. Except the image on the top right.
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Mary Beth Bellon
I agree, the lighting is spot on. They bring emotion to the paintings, i believe more than the stunning photos do, if that make sense.
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JOSHUA ELEK
Wow, you really nailed the lighting in these. The second one is difficult for me to interpret without the reference photo, maybe simplifying everything behind the white tree into one shape would help the tree stand out? Not sure. number one is my favorite, and I’m jealous of how well you captured the light on the fourth one. Well done!
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7mo
Hi, I noticed that some persons participate more than once. Can we do that or if we are supposed to present only 5 thumbnails for the whole challenge? Thank you for answering me.
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Katey Jensma
You are able to submit multiple entries in groups of 5. Each group of 5 will be judged as one entry.
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7mo
No, I mean in the final submission page, someone participate 4 times. I just want to know if we can do that. Thank you!
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Paige
This particular thread is for posting works in progress rather than submitting finals, if that's what you mean.
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Ferencz Erzsebet
My first 6 attempts of 2"x2" landscape thumbnails. Never worked in such small size. These were created with acrylics, which is drying a bit too fast for this kind of work but this is really challenging and very fun. Trying to work on better readability and better contrast/colour combinations. Maybe I will try 1-2 batch with tempera or pastels, and I definitely want to create 1 digital batch too. This challenge is amazing and helps a lot in grouping values, shapes, warm and cool colours, improves colour choice and keeps fit the creative mind. I know, some of the thumbnails doesn't even look like the reference photo :) but if you have time for giving some feedback or any suggestions how could they be improved, they will be very appreciated. Thank you
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Paige
Hey! Newbie here. I saw the contest Friday night and started giving myself a crash course in landscapes the next morning. I've never painted so I decided to shmear charcoal around in the interest of producing something presentable. I do love color though, so I used these snazzy post-it notes. They're about the right size and I think the colors add mood. :) All comments appreciated!
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Charlene
Nice! Great use of post-its and charcoal!
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Victor Perez
These thumbnails look good keep at it. You're getting a lot of elements naturally so that's great.
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Yann Vtp
Here are 7 attempts + photo references , I use only hard brush and try to simplify but... Anyway this was great to do this. And it's a good way to complete another challenge for me which is to draw/paint every single day during January :)
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Paige
These are lovely
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Charlene
Ooh these look great!
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