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Reacting to Your SELF PORTRAITS! – Stephen Bauman #Prokochallenge

August 27, 20200 Comments

CHALLENGE: Create a self portrait and post it with the reference. It can be a drawing, painting, or sculpture. Digital or traditional.

Prizes provided by @stephenbaumanartwork and @stanprokopenko

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The results are in for the August Self-Portrait Proko Challenge. Artists were given the freedom to stylize it or be as realistic as they wanted. Stephen Bauman is a professional portrait artist and is the guest judge for this month. He goes through the submissions and provides feedback and also picks the top 3 winners.

The Judge

@stephenbaumanartwork is a fine artist and educator who has over 20 years of drawing and teaching experience. Stephen attended the Florence Art Academy in Sweden before eventually moving to New York City to co-teach at the Florence Academy founded there. Stephen is now going off on his own offering his own online mentorships on his Patreon. We’re so excited to have him judge this month’s Proko challenge!

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1st Place

Thoti Haxha – @thootihaxha_art

Prize – 1-hour mentoring video session with Stan, Portrait Painting course and Classical Portraiture Techniques course by Stephen Bauman, their art featured on the Proko YouTube Channel reaction video, and the Proko Figure, Portrait, and Anatomy courses.


2nd Place

Andrew Gibbons – @andrewgibbonsart

Prize – Portrait Painting: a Direct Approach course OR Classical Portraiture Techniques and Concepts course by Stephen Bauman, their art featured on the Proko YouTube Channel reaction video, and 2 Proko courses of their choice.


3rd Place

Janine Suan – @janinesuan

Prize – Portrait Painting: a Direct Approach course OR Classical Portraiture Techniques and Concepts course by Stephen Bauman, 1 Proko course of their choice and their art featured on the Proko YouTube Channel reaction video.


Proko “Team Choice”

Carltz – @carltzz

Prize – 1 Proko course.


Best Composition

Vinceiso – @vinceiso

Prize – 1 Proko course.


Best Color

Cecil Porter – @the_artwork_of_cecil_porter

Prize – 1 Proko course.


Most Self Portraits in a Self Portrait

Greg Goodman – @goodmang314

Prize – 1 Proko course.


Best Mood

Jon Laing – @jonlaingstudios

Prize – 1 Proko course.


Best Brushstrokes

the_hurried_logic – the_hurried_logic

Prize – 1 Proko course.

Most Nautical Cat

Jon Luce – @jonluce

Prize – 1 Proko course.


Cartoony Award

Sabrina – @sabvinarao

Prize – 1 Proko course.


Most Inflated

Jon Ander Mugica – @nitoander

Prize – 1 Proko course.


Random Winner

Ryan Shafer – @the_ryanshafer

Prize – 1 Proko Course


Honorable Mentions

Other Honorable Mentions in no particular order.

Dane Stops – @danestops


Jessica Harrison – @jtown755

Steven – @apotheoses

Charles Dubus – @charles_dubus

Fernanda Bocanegra Cantuarias – @lynenickart

sampeltolart – @sampeltolart

Pablo Santana – @santana.arte

Sara Haughton – @sarahaughtonart

Yana Mihailova – @xjarfish

Thumbnail Art by Greg Goodman

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