John B
John B
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Advertising Lead at Proko. Not a professional artist 🤗
julia_nedzynska
The brief says animation is an option, but looks like Proko does not allow uploads of video files in threads, and even gifs have to be under 1MB. How to submit an animation in that case? Link to youtube/vimeo?
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John B
Yeah in that scenario you'd want to provide a link to the animation and maybe some screenshots from the video. @Katey Jensma can you confirm this would be the best thing do?
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Amado Karim
For animation, I assume sound is required?
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John B
Adding sound would probably help, but he's judging based on clarity of story, anatomy, stylization, use of composition and cinematic language. "Clarity of story" might be where sound comes into play, but it's not require for this challenge.
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Lena H
Should the comic or storyboard show the entire story or only a scene?
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John B
Just a scene unless you want to do the entire story
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Arthur HCM
Awesome! in the comic book, is there a max limit for pages? I don't know if the idea I have is considered small haha
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John B
Nope, but keep in mind that James will have a lot of entries to judge.
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Charlene
Do we need to do a front and back cover spread or is just a front cover fine?
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John B
Front cover should be fine.
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paper
Also is it cheating if we illustrate our favorite graphic novel?
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John B
I wouldn't consider it cheating, but I would still avoid it. The point is come up with your own visuals for this challenge and using a graphic novel could take you away from more of the creative aspect of this challenge. However, she is judging it based on composition, traditional feel, and the use of a limited color palette so keep that in mind if you do go with a graphic novel.
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Kata Galambos
Hi, I have a question about the type of book, is this challenge only about children’s books ?
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John B
Good question. It can be any book, but I would avoid comics and graphic novels since those already contain artwork to tell a story and the point of this challenge is to bring a book to life with your own visuals.
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John B
Hey Bryce, Are you able to view videos on vimeo.com? If not, you might want to try using a vpn. It's most likely because it's blocked for you.
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John B
Nice! My favorite out of the bunch are the lollipop and plastic ball. You did a great job capturing the translucency of each of those materials.
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John B
Update* Both the first video and the download have been replaced! Thank you all for being patient and enjoy the course!!!
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John B
Small update** We reviewed the video file and it looks like the render for it was corrupted and ended at the 5min mark. We've reached out to Antonio and are waiting for him to re-render the footage for the first lesson. As soon as we have that we'll replace the video. I'm sorry for the delay in getting this first lesson fixed.
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Kevin Fernandez
I think this first video is incomplete, it cuts off at 5:11 for me
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John B
@Kevin Fernandez @sandclock94 we just noticed this. The video got cut off during the upload and we're fixing it right away! Sorry for the error.
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Keith Talbot
Not seeing any lessons available to watch yet.
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John B
The course is now live! Enjoy
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pcontreras
When will the first lesson be put up? It was not clear that the course would not be available right away after purchase.
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John B
All lessons for the course will be available to watch on February 28th
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gvintyrion
Sorry i realy wanted to do it digital.
5 minute sketch
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John B
very nice!
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Martyna Zemlik
My attempt to draw Morgan :)
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John B
I like what you did with the paper. I know hair is tricky, but I think you also did a great job with that here.
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wkndxo28
why only one of them?
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John B
This is cool 👍 I like how you combined the traits.
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goldenknight
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John B
I like her dragon tail. Did you mean to combine the two choices?
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satsuki
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John B
Great job with your mermaid. I would say you did well for only having 5 minutes to draw her.
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Ro
It was fun, too little time, but fun :)
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John B
Yeah 5 minutes goes fast. Good job with the tail! It's fun seeing a mermaid with an intricate design like that.
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