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Stan Prokopenko and Marshall Vandruff are art instructors. If you love the arts, particularly the craft of drawing and painting and image-making… and you want to level up your skills or even make a living with your skills, we are here to answer your questions. We’re here to offer you advice, refer you to our resources, share your love of the craft and maybe inspire you! Learn to Draw - www.proko.com Marshall Vandruff - www.marshallart.com Stan Prokopenko - instagram.com/stanprokopenko For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com Link to survey: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4

Draftsmen Studio71

    • Visual Arts
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Stan Prokopenko and Marshall Vandruff are art instructors. If you love the arts, particularly the craft of drawing and painting and image-making… and you want to level up your skills or even make a living with your skills, we are here to answer your questions. We’re here to offer you advice, refer you to our resources, share your love of the craft and maybe inspire you! Learn to Draw - www.proko.com Marshall Vandruff - www.marshallart.com Stan Prokopenko - instagram.com/stanprokopenko For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com Link to survey: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4

    The 5 Sins Artists Should Be Aware of

    The 5 Sins Artists Should Be Aware of

    Marshall talks to Stan about the different “corrupting” influences which can affect the purity of an art piece. Some problems affect the craft of your art, but others affect the spirit, undermining the meaning you are trying to convey in your work. These pitfalls, while hard to avoid, are something Marshall believes artists should be aware of as they pursue their careers. Learn how pandering, sentimentality, mannerism, frigidity, and didacticism can violate the spirit of art and how an artist battles between being commercially attractive to clients versus being considered a sellout and a hack.
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    Thomas Kinkade - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/thomas-kinkade-wallpaper-art-s2e27.jpg
    Norman Rockwell - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/norman-rockwell-paintings-s2e27.jpg
    Ralph Bakshi - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/ralph-bakshi-fritz-the-cat-s2e27.jpg
    James Gurney - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/james-gurney-painting-s2e27.jpg
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    • 57 min
    Bad Teachers

    Bad Teachers

    Sometimes we’re stuck with bad teachers and when that happens, what do you do? Marshall and Stan address the frustration of one highschool art student that’s facing this problem by trying to provide them with workable solutions. They also answer a few additional voicemail questions on learning how to teach art, how to increase output for commissions and more.
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    Draftsmen Playlist - Recreating Art School: proko.com/artschool
    Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky - https://amzn.to/34JtIAz
    Stress and Coping: What Baboons Can Teach Us by Robert Sapolsky
    William Stout - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/william-stout-dinosaur-artwork-s2e26.jpg
    James Gurney - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/james-gurney-dinosaur-artwork-s2e26.jpg
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    N.C. Wyeth - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/n-c-wyeth-paintings-s2e26.jpg
    Auguste Rodin - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/auguste-rodin-various-artwork-s2e26.jpg
    Honoré Daumier - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/honore-daumier-various-artwork-s2e26.jpg
    George Bridgman - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/george-bridgman-artwork-s2e26.jpg
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    Stephen Bauman - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/stephen-bauman-pencil-portrait-artwork-s2e26.jpg
    Mastery by Robert Greene - https://amzn.to/2FgYSqz
    Learn to Draw - www.proko.com
    Marshall Vandruff - www.marshallart.com
    Stan Prokopenko - instagram.com/stanprokopenko
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    • 59 min
    The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media for Artists

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media for Artists

    Stan talks with Marshall about social media and how to be successful with it. Publishing quality content is key, but that’s only one of many areas that an artist needs to focus on now if they want to be noticed on a platform. Learn how to build an audience, avoid getting dinged by social media algorithms, and why it’s important not to stress about analytics and nasty comments. 

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    Platform by Michael Hyatt - https://amzn.to/2Sd85mB
    Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk - https://amzn.to/2GiasSv
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    Knight Zhang: https://instagram.com/arucelli
    Cooper 3D scan and print - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/cooper-photoshoot-and-3d-print-s2e25.jpg
    Karl Kopinski: https://instagram.com/karlkopinski
    Seth Godin - https://www.sethgodin.com/
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    Marshall Vandruff - www.marshallart.com
    Stan Prokopenko - instagram.com/stanprokopenko
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Art and Fear

    Art and Fear

    Marshall and Stan have another book club episode, this time discussing “Art and Fear” by David Bayles and Ted Orland. The book explores how fear inhibits an artist’s work and the way in which an artist can confront their fears to help them create. Some of the topics covered include the difference between stopping and quitting, how you can be the best version of yourself, the way we are similar to geniuses like Mozart, and more.
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    Cooper’s Haircut - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/cooper-prokopenko-haircut-s2e24.jpg
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    Picture This by Molly Bang - https://amzn.to/3ifq7Pr
    The Art Spirit by Robert Henri - https://amzn.to/3jbJevj
    Stephen De Staebler - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/stephen-de-sculptures-s2e24.jpg
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    Legs by William Kennedy - https://amzn.to/30fBZec
    Jeff Watts - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/jeff-watts-paintings-s2e24.jpg
    Kim Jung Gi - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/kim-jung-gi-marvel-ink-artwork-s2e24.jpg
    Norman Rockwell - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/norman-rockwell-artwork-s2e24.jpg
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    Kirsten Zirngibl - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/kirsten-zirngibl-ink-artwork-s2e24.jpg
    George Pratt - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/george-pratt-artwork-s2e24.jpg
    Sterling Hundley - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/sterling-hundley-paintings-s2e24.jpg
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Exploring Diversity in Art with Jennifer Wang

    Exploring Diversity in Art with Jennifer Wang

    Guest artist Jennifer Wang joins the podcast to discuss gender, race and sexuality in art. Marshall and Stan ask her for her opinion on a previous caller’s question about the sexualization of women in art. The broad topic opens up other cultural conversations as Jennifer talks about the challenges of getting representation in media, cultural appropriation and more. 
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    Jean-Léon Gérôme - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/jean-léon-gérôme-painting-S2E23.jpg
    Eugène Delacroix - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/eugene-delecroix-various-paintings-of-women-S2E23.jpg
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    Kerry James Marshall - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/kerry-james-marshall-artwork-S2E23.jpg
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    Breakfast at Tiffany’s - https://amzn.to/3mAGxWg
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    Mulan - https://amzn.to/3cjLgqE
    Cultural Appropriation vs Appreciation by Lauren Panepinto: http://www.muddycolors.com/2019/02/cultural-appropriation-vs-appreciation/
    Kim Jung Gi - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/kim-jung-gi-various-pages-of-artwork-S2E23.jpg
    Sakimichan - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/sakimichan-digital-artwork-S2E23.jpg
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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Reinventing Yourself

    Reinventing Yourself

    Reinvention is a part of growing up and plays an important role in developing as an artist. Marshall and Stan talk about the changes that they’ve had to make in their lives, a soldier and artist provides insights into reinvention, and both Draftsmen talk about the reasons why reinvention is important and how you might do it in a positive way. 
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    Milan, injured soldier/artist - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/milan-artist-photos-s2e22.jpg
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    • 55 min

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