Create sensational sketches filled with light and color!
Get ready to play with light and color like never before! In this challenge, we’re teaming up with Marco Bucci to encourage you to present a strong and convincing sense of light and color, while maintaining a loose finish. You may submit a thumbnail-size color rough, or a larger canvas - they will be evaluated equally. Marco will be judging based on the believability of the light source, the colors the light causes to occur in the scene, and how well you’re able to preserve the sense of looseness, or sketchiness in the process. You may keep the light and color on the realistic/natural side, or caricature it for effect. (See art below for examples of both.) You may work from life, from photo reference, or from imagination.
Medium: Any medium is acceptable, as is any subject.
Challenge is open to all participants 13 and older.
Sponsored by Wacom, Canvy and Proko.
Examples of paintings from Marco Bucci.
This challenge is closed for new submissions.
Congrats to all the winners!
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View judging video and all winners
Winners will be contacted via the email on their Proko.com account.
Marco will pick 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place based on believability of the light source, the colors the light causes to occur in the scene, and how well artists are able to preserve the sense of looseness, or sketchiness in the process.
Wacom One Creative Pen Display
1 year Canvy subscription
Proko Figure, Portrait, and Anatomy courses
Wacom Intuos Small Bluetooth
2 Proko courses of your choice
One by Wacom Pen Tablet
1 Proko course of your 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.
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.
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.