July Proko Challenge - Creative Group Portraits with Jeff Hein

Lesson by
Stan Prokopenko
Jeff Hein

Bring to life creative group portraits with two or more people!


Summer is the perfect time to get together with friends, family, and the people closest to you. In that same spirit, we’re teaming up with professional artist, instructor, and founder of the Hein Atelier, Jeff Hein to challenge you to create a naturalistic group portrait featuring two or more people involved in a creative narrative, design, or environment. Jeff will be judging portraits based on likeness, creativity, design, craftsmanship, and overall uniqueness.

Jeff will be judging entries live on the Vision X Live website as part of the Vision X global art conference. Vision X is an annual virtual art conference featuring artists from all around the world. The conference is full of opportunities to learn from top artists through keynotes, demos, and live interactions.

Be sure to check back for more information regarding the date, time, and stream information.

Medium: Any medium, digital or traditional, is welcome.

Challenge is open to all participants 13 and older.

Sponsored by Wacom, Sentient Academy,  Vision X Live Conference,  Canvy and Proko.

Group portrait examples by Jeff Hein.

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 August 1st at 11:59pm PDT. To watch Jeff judge entries live, check out the Vision X livestream which will take place on July 29th at 12:00pm (PDT). Use code "PROKO22" to save 30% on tickets.

If you can't make it to the livestream, don't worry! The video in addition to the full list of winners will be made available later in August. Good luck to everyone and thank you for all the amazing entries!


Winners will be contacted via the email on their Proko.com account.

Jeff will pick 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place based on likeness, creativity, design, craftsmanship, and overall uniqueness

1st Place

Wacom One Creative Pen Display
1 year access to Sentient Academy
Vision X Replay Pass
1 year Canvy subscription
Proko Figure, Portrait, and Anatomy courses

2nd Place

Wacom Intuos Small Bluetooth
Vision X Replay Pass
2 Proko courses of your choice

3rd Place

One by Wacom Pen Tablet
Vision X Replay Pass
1 Proko course of your choice

Community Choice

$250 Proko Gift Card - YOU get to choose a winner by upvoting your favorite submissions!

Proko Team Choice

$250 Proko Gift Card - The Proko team will vote on their favorite.

Skelly's Choice

Proko Skull - Skelly will choose his favorite.

Proko Impromptu Awards

10 impromptu winners will receive:

1 Proko Course of your choice

Wacom Random Winner

To give students a higher chance of winning, Wacom is awarding a random participant a Wacom Intuos small tablet.

Shipping Restrictions

Free shipping of Wacom prizes to US, Canada, Latin America (except Venezuela), EU, UK, Japan, and Australia. Participants in all other countries would pay shipping costs to claim a tablet.

Participants in all other countries would pay shipping costs to claim prizes.

COVID-19 Alert Shipping to certain countries will not be possible right now because of the pandemic. Please be aware of an indefinite delay for shipping prizes to winners outside of the United States.