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Hobbyist (aspiring) artist with a lot to learn... have been enjoying and benefiting a lot from youtube videos, including the Proko Channel! : )
Ana
In case it is allowed to submit more than one entry to the creative group portraits challenge, and if the deadline has not yet passed, here is my 2nd entry. This time painted with watercolor and improved digitally. Thanks for the challenge!
tricycle 75
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Ana
Hi everyone, here is my entry to the creative group portraits - it is still rough, but this is as far as I can go within the deadline. I call it Family Xmas, it was inspired by a family I saw in the park : )
2022 07 25 People Family Xmas blue 2 75
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Darian Quilloy
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2mo
Hey there! Love your idea and composition. The dad's droopy eye on the left is killing it a bit - I think you'd have a great piece if you would change that a little
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Ana
I'm glad for the deadline extension! : )
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Jake
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2mo
I would like to know the answer to this question too! : )
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Ana
Awesome content! Thank you Marco!
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Ana
Hi everyone, color is a challenge for me and I have been learning a lot from Marco's channel, so could not resist participating. I'm new to digital and fell into a few traps along the way, but I am really amazed by what one can do with the media - I'll definitively continue doing digital! My inchworm is still rough and the background is not what I intended, but it is already very late for me, I have to stop here. Thank you to Marco for all the great teachings and to the Proko team for this challenge! Thank you also to @Isaiah for helping me to work out the perspective.
inchworm challenge submission
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3mo
ops, it seems I submitted a file that was too compressed. Here is the same work with higher resolution.
inchworm challenge submission 3000x2120
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Ana
Hi everyone, I am trying to sketch a tiny inchworm happily moving towards a (distant) apple on a table. But I am having a bit of trouble framing the scene. To make the inchworm look small, I have to make the apple look big - but the inchworm is the main character. Below are some ideas so far - my favorite is #6 but because it is flat it will be more difficult to apply lighting. I will color the scene, so if I crop the apple, I think it will still read as an apple, but I am not being able to make it look like the apple is far away. Any advice?
inchworm sketches red
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Ana
Hello! Must we do a cover for a real book that has been published, or are we free to make up a title/author/book idea to illustrate?
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Orlando Flusband
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6mo
So expressive and sweet, I like it! the unusual poses also makes it refreshing, good job!
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Ana
Such beautiful entries! : ) well done everyone, and special congrats to the winners!
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Ana
Wow, mind blowing! Thanks so much for such clear explanation!
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Pasi Leinonen
Hi! Here few latest. Very different in style, but fun! :D Feedback is welcome!
lost 5 adj web
Angels and demons final web
old photo 1980
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8mo
Hi Pasi, great variety of works, very nice! My suggestions are of detail but I think could help you increase the impact of the images. On the middle image, my eyes are immediately drawn to the angel's feathers because they are the lightest area in this dark composition. My suggestion would be for you to darken the wings slightly and get some lightest scents to the face of the human and/or to hands of the angels, wherever you feel the main focal point of the composition should be. I think this would make it even more coherent and interesting. On the 1st image, the profile of the heros against the distant lighter background works great. You have some spots of light and color saturation on the grass, my suggestion would be to also place a couple of small points of color saturation on the heros, where it would make sense for you - maybe on the sleeve/hand of the kid, near the very top of the head of the robot,...? I think it would help give it more "spark". I hope this helps. Good luck and keep up the good work! : )
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Tamil V
This was a lot of fun. Landscape thumbnail painting is probably my favorite thing in the world. So peaceful :) really happy to see what other people are doing too. Some are off reference, but it was fun to challenge myself that way too.
z thumnails (4)
z thumnails (5)
z thumnails (3)
z thumnails (2)
z thumnails (1)
2 Tamil Volk Ref
1 Tamil Volk Paintings
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8mo
Lovely style!
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JOSHUA ELEK
Here are my thumbnails. (The first image is my submission, the others are just my practice versions. I included them because I don’t have source photos.) I learned a TON by doing this. I got a much better handle on water control, and composition simplification by painting these thumbnails over and over until I was happy with the direction. I intended to paint landscapes reminiscent of scenes you might find in my home state of Ohio. In each scene I tried to incorporate a mix of lost and found edges to help evoke feelings of nostalgia and solitude. These are all watercolor on paper. (Daniel Smith pigments, and 140# cold press Arches paper.) These were painted with Escoda Reserva brushes sizes 4 and up. For each thumbnail, I used the same palette consisting of Carbazole Violet, Cerulean, Phthalo Blue, Cobalt Teal, Ultramarine Turquoise, Pyrrol Orange, Prussian Blue, Indanthrone Blue, Quinacridone Rose, Carmine, Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Hansa Yellow Light, and Quinopthalone Yellow.
66AA9F87 5052 44E1 A6DF 18C394E2E26A
0C84462A 107E 419C 9E26 42847DB23FBC
714E8043 35B2 4018 A213 A4947D396199
C088D30C AEB9 4D2E 9BBB 351EA39BCD44
222B02EE 1F1F 4F54 9C46 A6821DD440A7
2FD867A2 9CAD 4E4D 9829 0CB64B4FD203
B8425AFC B7AE 44C9 BB8E 6109B75BAD2C
01EE50F8 C16F 41C8 AB17 1FF36C0B5D73
E616BAF7 1DF8 45D3 840F 79A885A376C3
754A577A DED6 4085 BC61 92E4EA3ACAD2
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8mo
Wow, these are more than thumbnails, many are beautiful paintings in their own right! Congrats!
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Ana
Hi everyone! my entry for this challenge is made of the 5 numbered thumbnails below, all painted with acrylics. The reference photos are from a couple of travel magazines. I had made thumbnails of landscape paintings and photos a couple of times before but only in gray scale, to study the values - so thanks for this challenge, I probably would not have tried thumbnails in color without this prompt : )
landscape thumbnails challenge entry numbered
landscape thumbnails challenge entry numbered
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Ana
Among the dead Masters, I'd be divided between John Singer Sargent and Joaquín Sorolla. Among the living, it would be amazing to learn directly from several of the artists already mentioned below. I guess I would add Morgan Weistling.
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Ana
Very cool challenge! Are we required to use photo references or can we submit thumbnails done from memory and/or imagination?
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9mo
Ops, I see this has already been answered before. Sorry for the repetition!
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