An early breakfast of trout, corn cakes, and herbal tea (served with heated pebbles in a turtle shell) along the banks of the Schuylkill River, east-central Pennsylvania, December 1758. Digital and traditional watercolor and colored pencil.
"A Wedding Procession" - Oil on gessoed board The bride and her family make their way to the groom's house before going to the temple for the marriage ceremony. (Taking pictures of the painting was the hardest part! The colours of the face ended up being a bit too dark but I didn't know how to fix it without feeling like I would ruin what I had already done) The reference pictures are from my relatives wedding
36x48 Oil on Linen "All Children of God" I did this painting in 2021, and it is currently on display at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City as part of the exhibit "All Are Alike Unto God" for the International Art Show for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I thought it fit this challenge pretty well. It was fun to interact with the kids to figure the painting out! It depicts a church primary class, and how no matter how we all behave, we are all children of God.
"The Faces of Jake" approx. 16*20, graphite on stretched paper I used this group portrait as an opportunity to not represent different people, but rather different emotions. I enjoyed playing with the subtly of different features and how small changes in the eyebrows or eyes can change the whole expression of the face.
Hello, I am a 14 year old artist and this is my submission. I didn't have enough time for the painting, because of my holiday, but I still managed to quickly finish it. My main focus was on the figures and this is why the backround isn't that detailed. There are some thing about the painting that i dont like, like the tent (I couldn't find a fitting reference). But I learned a lot in the progress of this picture, like drawing fur, trees, bushes and other stuff. I still hope you like the idea of the painting! :)
Hi everyone, here is my first Proko post! I was super happy with the extension so I didn't have to rush to get it in. Just some graphite on some paper. My submission, "Band Practice".
To express my experience of grief and its complexity I created this two-faced self portrait. Not a traditional group, but I wanted to represent the faces of grief - one we share with the world and one, the more raw one, we hide from most people. acrylic on canvas
This year I dared to jump with a parachute. I owe it to my wife. I decided to show you how happy I was at that moment. It's me and the instructor. Digital version.
I was born in Milan but I grew up in Bellagio, Lake Como, so watching families of tourists enjoying their holidays naturally became one of my favorite activities during summer days 😄
Portrayal of the inside of an approximately 100-year-old toy train car, using a combination of traditional media, digital paint, and further digital photo manipulation. My work process started with a scrap of paper where I had been wiping excess paint and texture gel. I took a photo of the inside of an antique toy train and used water soluble Caran D'Ache crayons to duplicate the image on the textured paper. I further developed the image in Sketchbook and a photo editing program, creating what I hope is a mysterious, storied, vintage slide film look. I hope you enjoy it!
This smoothly became Kristian's crazy questions! Here's one: would you shave half your head for $150.00
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman is I think one of the best written sci-fi fantasy stories out there. I immediately picked this book when I saw this challenge as it remains one of my all time favorites. Here is my final full cover as well as some closeups for details.
Hi everyone! I have a lot of favorite books, but keeping in mind the constraints of this challenge, I chose One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. I have read the book at least 3 times. Not just because there are tons of characters in the book with the same name (not coincidently):) and honestly, sometimes it’s hard to follow because of that, but the story gives me a huge range of feelings. The story is sometimes graceful, sometimes magical, and sometimes brutal. It’s not the easiest book to read, but it is worth reading for the experience it gives.:)
"Old Tom Bombadil is a merry fellow, Bright blue his jacket is, and his boots are yellow." I know Tom is a controversial figure among Tolkien fans, but he's always been one of my favorites. This piece was done in traditional pen & ink with digital coloring. Ring-a-dong-dillo!
Hi, this is my final submission for "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau. Probably not my favorite book, but I read it once and I found it very cozy. I tried to keep it on a traditional feel but also with a modern touch.
"Next day, as the Ferris wheel was being taken apart and the race horses were being loaded into vans and the entertainers were packing up their belongings and driving away in their trailers, Charlotte died. The Fair Grounds were soon deserted. The sheds and buildings were empty and forlorn. The infield was littered with bottles and trash. Nobody, of the hundreds of people that had visited the Fair, knew that a grey spider had played the most important part of all..." (from "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White). My reimagined cover illustration of "Charlotte's Web" was created for the April #prokochallenge with @madiharpart I was inspired by an interior book illustration by Garth Williams, and the text passage above. Limited palette is low chroma primary colors.