Stan Prokopenko
Stan Prokopenko
San Diego, CA
Founder of Proko, artist and teacher of drawing, painting, and anatomy. I try to make my lessons fun and ultra packed with information.
Stan Prokopenko
@Marco Bucci is here to answer questions about art stuff and non art stuff! Ask him anything you want. He’s taking your questions now and will start posting answers at 12pm PDT on June 18th. Make sure to check out Marco's course - The Color Survival Guide! Marco is a professional artist with 15 years of experience in the film, TV, game, and print industries - primarily as a concept artist and illustrator. Marco’s previous clients include: Walt Disney Publishing Worldwide, LEGO, LucasArts, Mattel Toys, Fisher-Price, Hasbro, Nelvana, GURU Studio, C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures, Yowza! Animation Inc., Pipeline Studios, and more. He has been on YouTube since 2008 with videos about painting fundamentals, applied painting demos, and insights into how to grow (and work) as a creative person.
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Jesper Axelsson
This one was hard. Here is my second attempt after watching Stan´s example. Question: Is that cylinder a vein? Stan didn´t include it in his drawing, so I suppose it isn´t a muscle... but it´s so thick Thanks in advance :)
JesperAxelsson Forearms Assignment 4
Forearm Assignment 4 Vein
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Stan Prokopenko
Yup, I excluded it because I'm pretty sure it's a vein.
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Now that we have everyone's submissions, 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 here on this page. You can upvote as many or as few as you'd like. Voting will stay open until June 29th 11:59pm PDT. All the winners will be announced on June 30th. Good luck to everyone and thank you for all the amazing entries!
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Power art couple Erik and Meadow Gist will be answering questions about illustration, fine art, and . . . anything . . . Start asking your questions now! Erik and Meadow will answer at 3pm PDT on June 15th. @Erik Gist is a horror illustrator and teacher at the Watts Atelier. Erik’s clients include Dark Horse Comics, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Disney Entertainment, TOR Publishing, Wizards of the Coast, Upper Deck, Boom! Studios, Palladium Books, Blizzard Entertainment, Viking Children's Books, Monkey Brain Books, Quart Publishing, and Chiat-Day. @Meadow Gist is a fine art painter currently focused on Native American themes and instructor at Watts Atelier. She is represented by Sanders Galleries in Arizona and Bear Tooth Gallery in Montana.
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Ahmed Aldoori
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Stan Prokopenko
Scott, I'm really excited to see you do your process live.. What's the range of characters that could be in the Harvestman video game? Can it include any Halloween characters like skeletons *cough* Skelly *cough* or is it limited to pumpkins?
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Irshad - or Uncomfortable, if you know him from Drawabox - is a concept designer, illustrator, game developer, programmer, and for lack of a better word, a self-taught instructor who has been teaching the fundamentals of drawing for just short of six years. He doesn't know how he got here, but here he is, so you may as well ask him some questions. Want to know what it's really like working for a small no-name studio? What about the ups-and-downs of drawing a web comic? What about his opinions on the idea of talent, or the notion of a "dream job"? Everything's fair game, so ask away, starting NOW! The answers will start flowing at 1PM PDT.
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Trent Kaniuga is here! Wooo!
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Thanks for painting me @SLEW. And respect for having the guts to take a critique publicly on your own channel in front of your fans!
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Jeremy Cranford works at Blizzard as Hearthstone Art Manager (former art director WOW TCG and Magic: The Gathering). He will be doing an AMA and portfolio review here in this thread on Friday, June 4 at 12pm PDT. If you want to work as an artist in the entertainment industry this a your chance to get feedback from the person that hires artists! You can start posting now. Write a few sentences about your goals and attach up to 10 images. Or just ask him . . . anything . . .
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I have a question concerning proper postings on assignments. I did one part of an assignment in the Character Design Monster Lab and posted it. Later with the second part that includes the feedback from my peers I wanted to attach it in the same post, or edit my original post. I realized that I couldnt do this in the assignment comment area. Am I missing something here? I wanted to avoid double posting and keeping my stuff together. Any hints on how to do this properly?
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A student suggested a versioning history for assignments. An idea taken from code sites like GitHub. This is interesting and could work, but we'll have to explore how that would work with our designers. Right now, I think the best way is to reply to your post with the update, not to edit it.
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I wish I could participate. Too busy with a new site I just launched :(
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So, based on everyone's feedback, most seem to support community run challenges. Some have suggested to create a new category for that, so that's what I did. I'm moving this thread into the new Community Challenges category. btw, we are working on a redesign of the community area and also on making challenges a separate feature, designed specifically for running challenges. This new category is a temporary solution in the meantime. Have fun!
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I noticed sometimes it's difficult to read the text on some posters from the compressed images. You guys can always see the original file that was uploaded with the "Open Original" button on the top right.
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