June Proko Challenge - Sketching Light and Color with Marco Bucci

Lesson by
Stan Prokopenko
Marco Bucci

Create sensational sketches filled with light and color! 

Prompt

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, Sentient Academy,  Vision X Live Conference,  Canvy and Proko.


Examples of paintings from Marco Bucci.

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 July 6th at 11:59pm PDT. All the winners will be announced later in July. Good luck to everyone and thank you for all the amazing entries!


Prizes

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.

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.