Yasu Matsuoka
Yasu Matsuoka
Freelancer and fantasy artist
Yasu Matsuoka
Thank you for the feedback!! Will work on my edges.
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Jon Fredrick
Howdy Friends and Fellow Artists, Here is my entry into this wonderful little challenge. I've never done one of these and I almost missed the cutoff for submitting because of surprise, surprise... procrastination. The original piece was done graphite/ink/charcoal and then I digitally corrected it in Corel Painter (as well as applied the lettering, borders, etc.). It's been years since I've done a complete composition and it was a lot of fun to have a challenge like this to try doing it again. I've never submitted to a challenge before and have barely had the time to draw or paint in the last few years, so it's nice to get back into it and I'm just happy to be here and see what everyone else is coming up with. Happy drawing to everyone :-)
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Yasu Matsuoka
Love the graphite/charcoal textures! I think the original sketch is amazing!
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Rodrigo Suárez
Ironbond "¡you wont separate this lot ever!" Hello everyone, here it is my submission for the Proko challenge. So i decided to make a fantasy poster inspired in role playing games , a party of adventurers delving in dungeons and fighting monsters. I included my siblings becouse for one hand i wanted to represent that feeling that no matter what, we always will be toguether and for each other, and in the ohter i miss the good old days we used to spend so mauch time togued. obcousre I would never exclude our dog "Bianca" jaja she is amazing. i really had a blast in this challenge and really anxious for the next one. Hope you liked it, the feedback is more than welcome jajaja. Good luck to everyone.
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Yasu Matsuoka
This looks like a really fun movie and it's cool to see the progression of the poster from thumbnail to color.
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Marilia Silva
Hello there everyone! I almost missed the deadline, but here I am ! I wanted my movie to be one of those cool Laika Studio stop motion animations, so I made the poster to evoke that kind of abstract way of dealing with feelings that their movies have. The movie itself would be about how hard is to predict what is yet to come and the difficulty to trust those who come along the way (represented by the three eyes on the left). All of the faces here are supposed to be self portraits, I drew them all by hand (with pen and paper) and them vectorized everything (with inkscape and a very bad mouse) to correct proportions, finalize the composition and put some textures and colors. Anyways, here is the result (hopefully some of you will dig it !).
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Yasu Matsuoka
Really cool concept and very stylish! I especially like the eyes that are shining the light down onto the center face.
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Ron Sanders
Greetings! Here is my Life as a Movie poster June #prokochallenge. While I explored a number of ideas from my youth, through teen and college years, and early career, I chose to make a poster about my life with family. Fathering three teenage kids, life is always an adventure. So my poster was inspired by a 2014 trip when my wife and I took our kids on a six week driving tour of the western United States and their National Parks. THAT was an adventure! From almost being stuck at the top of mountains at sunset with storms moving in, to having our transmission die as we descended from Devil’s Tower, to endless walks along precarious rock ledges! So I took that idea and made it into a Family Adventure movie! Here, I’ve added to the plot suspense by adding the black helicopter that is chasing the family through the mountains where they are cornered and almost fall to their deaths. I thought I’d leave the text work to the designers, but hope you get a feel for the movie that could be created for this poster. Cheers! P.S. I added some of the process shots as well.
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Yasu Matsuoka
This feels like a great movie for the whole family. Love all the characters expressions and posses!
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Felipe Froio
Hello everyone!! great to be here , this is my first time doin some art challenge and im very happy and inspire about it, my poster film is about me and my two brothers, i'm the middle one as well as the poster haha last couple years we passed about a hard times with our parents divorced and with the onset of the pandemic beacause of that we became very close and became are best friends each other, making us invincible and strong like a rock .I couldn't not put them in my movie poster , they are my best friends , my family and we will always be side by side just like on the poster, one helping the other no matter what comes and thats it hope u guys like it :) and yooo almost forgot it the brotherhood is just for never forgetting who we are and that we will always be stronger together for better resolution my artstation : https://www.artstation.com/felipefroiovitoreli ig: https://www.instagram.com/fvsketchs_/ i put some photos references i take of me and my brothers, a lot fun :))))
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Yasu Matsuoka
Love this!! Great job with the colors and composition!
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Jonathan Sandoval
Hello everyone, first time here, this is my submission called "Painting Memories". It would be a movie of my art journey and my goal and the people that have been with me along the way. We learn here that each step is important as we grow and form memories, and this memories, in a way, define our art and ourselves and for me it is like magic. As an artist, with each brushstroke, I try to light the way for me and for other people that need it. Hope you like it. Ps: Love the positivity here, you are all awesome!
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Yasu Matsuoka
Love that streak coming from the pencil with the memories and the stairs leading upwards. Great composition!
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Vessels of Flesh
Hello everyone! This is my first post here, it's an honor to meet you all. I decided to create a poster for Meat Jail, a gory horror film influenced by the likes of Hereditary, Hellraiser and The Witch. This (imaginary) movie and its poster focus on my experience with gender dysphoria and sex reassignment surgery, the multiple fears, uncertainties and pain that I have faced because of my transness. Thankfully this movie has a good ending, our heroine survives and lives to, maybe, film a sequel.
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Yasu Matsuoka
Wow!! Great silhouette! You've nailed this piece!
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Hridi
If my life was a movie it would be an adventure, fairy tale. It's about a girl who one day finds out about sea dragons that live in the ocean and protects the ocean .She decides to draw a painting of it, and suddenly she is sucked into the painting and there her journey begins! Hope you like it ,really exited for the challenge :)
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Yasu Matsuoka
Such a cute style and beautiful colors!
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Ned (AlbinoCroc)
I haven’t got much to say apart from: thank you Proko for giving me a motive to finally practice graphic design. It really was an interesting journey- revisiting these memories - and I am happy to share a glimpse of it. Inspired by old thriller/detective movie posters.
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Yasu Matsuoka
This is a winner!! Such a good concept and composition!
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Nathan Heinze
Title: The Tree Genre: Fantasy/Horror The tree is built entirely out of objects that represent a part of my life (the musical notes are those of a famous song - for those who can read music, it's not that difficult to figure out :). Ones and zeroes (my IT background, binary), weights around my shoulders + chain links (depression), books (love of learning), a large paintbrush (art of course), etc. The snake eating the basketball represents a back injury that destroyed my ability to play. Always striving towards, grounded in, and animated by the light, which represents truth, God, higher ideals, etc. The tree branches/fingers represent the avenues I'm pursuing as the outgrowth of all the experiences that have built my life to this point. It's difficult to say where each will end up. There are a few other smaller things thrown in as well (dead bird, a skull, and a mask), each of which represents different things/events :)
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Yasu Matsuoka
Really cool concept and I like the rendering on the various objects on the tree. They look like artifacts I would find in a game!
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Aims Einsley
I'm done. :') This is in traditional oils, with some tonal curves thrown in because my paint was still wet and shiny. It's one of those old movie type posters, maybe cheesy horror. There was a lot of light pollution in my room so I had to darken the poster. ---------------------------------- THE ELDRITCH ABOMINATION IN MY ROOM AIMS EINSLEY is your average college student struggling with terminal procrastination and immeasurable disappointment in all things breathing. While on a holiday trip back home, she discovers a portal to the underworld that wasn't there before, and out pops the SCARIEST, UGLIEST, PIECE OF ELDRITCH ABOMINATION TO EVER WALK THE EARTH. It's none other than her OLDER SISTER. Using her ever trusty modified Nerferator 9000 Mavericka aka "Destroyer of evil demon sisters" Aims embarks on a journey to rid the streets of the terrifying abomination before it ruins her holiday fun (and maybe the world, I guess). Part b-rated horror, part Malcolm in the Middle, there is no love spared between the two sisters in this exciting new thriller, THE ELDRITCH ABOMINATION IN MY ROOM. Critics call it "the next cult classic!", "Boy I wish I had an abominal Eldritch sister", and "Ugh, you are so immature" from an unknown source underestimating how immature I can really be. The DVD also includes a commentary titled "Sis I Love You, But You Need Jesus!" and an alternative ending where my eldritch of a sister spits ectoplasma at me for no particular reason. --------------------------------- This poster is about my attitude towards my older sister, and that one time where I modified a nerf maverick so it could shoot further from a safer distance and I could outrun her trying to chase me down.
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Yasu Matsuoka
Wow this looks amazing!
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Candice Broersma
My brain started buzzing as soon as I read the challenge prompt and I couldn't resist! I little bit of my background: I moved to Iowa all the way from California a few years ago for a "day job" at a stained glass studio. I know, it's an awesome day job! I recently was able to switch to part-time so that I could balance freelancing and life more feasibly. To speak more on my experience of Iowa: it is completely magical and full of romance and adventure! ;) Movie premise: In a a world where steam technology reigns supreme, the increasingly industrialized world is starting to strain the Earth's natural resources. Stained glass has become a fashionable construction material and the mining of rare metals used to produce the most vibrant shades has gauged deep quarries. In a battle to save what is left of nature, one young woman sets out to manufacture glass with alchemic magic. Strict regulations and fierce hoarding of resources makes alternative glass manufacturing a dangerous--even deadly--enterprise. What will happen when the burgeoning alchemist faces a world hell-bent on excavation? Fun facts about stained glass: - stained glass windows are still crafted with real lead (toxic) - red glass is legit made with actual gold (it is way more expensive than other glass colors) - Alchemy played a role in modern glass manufacturing (sans transmutation circles) I am at a good finishing point, but I think I would like to continue finessing later down the line. I look forward to your feedback!
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Yasu Matsuoka
Great job! Love everything about it, colors, composition, value structure, they are all spot on.
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Kenji Okagawa
Hey there! this is my submission, I was born in Japan, but I didn't went back there since I was a Kid. So, I tryied to express a personal desire and something wich I consume a lot (tv show With people travelling and discovering the traditional Japan). For the genre, It is clearly an animation, and I tryied to give some Studio Ghibli vibes. Hope you enjoy this. Thank you all in advance :)
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Yasu Matsuoka
Great job! Feels like a legit anime poster!
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Miguel Ferreira Franco
Hello everyone,this is my entry for the challenge.I have been feeling more productive at nigtht so I thought of doing a horror poster, it is also one of the movie genres I appreciate the most as well . I hope everyone is having fun and good luck to all participants. (I`m sorry if something is wrong with my writing here, I`m using google translate right now)
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Yasu Matsuoka
Great composition and graphic design!
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Daniela Ivanova
I had so much fun with this challenge! The poster is based on a poem I wrote a couple years back, called Miracle. Here it is for anyone who's curious: --- Rainless clouds, long unsupported, press the horizons together. The troughs that I carved with once fearless fingers into the brick-baked bedrock level out into flatness behind me. Blood breaks from the split fingernails touches the soil sizzles to steam. Far ahead where all cracks converge rises a new column of light shimmers turns into a beacon. But not its beguilement as much as the scatter of rock, coils me forward digging into my calves like so many bug bites. On approach it shrinks to a flame and I, I watch the bush burn wait and wait and wait - for a voice, or a forefinger, - well after cooled ashes creep into my nose, under my eyelids; all I hear is static. I must kneel to bury it. --- The rest of the elements are connected to my home country, Bulgaria, my love for fantasy and my main occupation - pharmacy. I had a lot of fun painting all of the clothing, but the title was super difficult to come up with and format, since I have little experience with typography and design work.
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Yasu Matsuoka
Wow, this turned out amazing! Love how the angle of the camera is pointing up the slope and leads your eye into the picture.
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curranelliot
Here is my submission! All done in coloured pencils! The theme is fantasy, titled Eyespy. P.S. When viewing the original image, it appears a tad bit blurry and I'm not sure why. However, zooming in seems to help. Thanks!
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Yasu Matsuoka
Well done, and all in color pencil!! Love the fur texture and the Tiger's eye. What size did you color this in?
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dwight
A modern fine arts student must question himself every day. Especially in a dark and desolate landscape full of conceptual nightmares and performance art terrors. That’s where trust is important. Trust in the people closest to us and especially in our abilities and dreams.  My mother as the powerful genie, pushes me to better myself every day. My fiancé and muse supports me in a way no one else can and my closest friend the conniving saint inspires me with no end.  Join me in this dangerous journey, as we venture to unearth the secrets of painting and and find the lost castle of financial independence. The knight of the Brushy Lance will be our guide and mentor, for he will protect us from bad perspective and help us focus on the Bones of the art!
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Yasu Matsuoka
This is amazing. Love your painting style and very clear value structure!
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Sonja Müller
Leap of Faith My film is an animation film for children (not 3d rendered), created with CSP. It's a film for the heart but also funny. The story is about a girl, called Holumpa, her cat and her teddy. They live in a dull grey multi-story building. Something is weighing on the family, on the whole city. One night they wake up and see a tiny colorful creature hopping out of the window, they decide to follow it and reach a cliff. Way down below pink, sunny clouds hover over some strange magical buildings. The tiny creatures jumps right into the clouds and the three decide to take a risk and jump after it. Of course they find a wonderful, magical, strange world and encounter many dangerous and funny adventures. Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith to find new wonderful places. Maybe we have to leave a bad place behind or we just have to leave a comfortable but dull place to find new inspirations or happiness. It takes a lot to leave the known behind, jump into the unknown, even if you don't like the place you are in. I chose this theme as representation for the last years of my life, I didn't want to go to literal and deal with the death of my child in this challenge so I transformed it into this story and fosed on the new beginning. After some dark years I had the chance to change my life radically, I needed courage and trust in myself and it was sometimes overwhelming, but I did find this metaphorical great magical world. And of course I too had help from some wonderful persons and also a cat :D.
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Yasu Matsuoka
So beautiful! I love the movement of the girl and the beautiful use of colors!!
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Charlene
Well, I really wasn't feeling the last idea so I went back to the drawing board. Here are some thumbnails of my new idea. What do you think and does anyone have any further suggestions perhaps of colour combinations and such. Which one do people like the best?
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Yasu Matsuoka
I love water paints and the idea of using a silhouette in a silhouette. I know it might be too late but possibly making the outer silhouette completely black and then making the inner silhouette a sunset sky would read more clear. Really great idea and composition!
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