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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. Link to survey: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4.
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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. Link to survey: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4.
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    Scribble to Discover - Draftsmen S3E02

    Scribble to Discover - Draftsmen S3E02

    Scribbling in your art can be an excellent starting point, or a disastrous dead end. In today’s episode, Marshall and Stan discuss how scribbling can reveal fresh ideas, how scribbling relates to categorizing thoughts, and how their training shaped the way they draw today.
    Call and Ask Your Art Questions: 1-858-609-9453

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    Show Links (some contain affiliate links):

    Bootcamps with Marshall and Vance Kovacs - https://www.marshallart.com/ 
    Winsor McCay - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/Winsor-McCay-s3e02.jpeg 
    Kim Jung Gi - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/Kim-Jung-Gi-s3e02.jpeg 
    Jeff Watts - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/Jeff-Watts-s3e02.jpeg 
    Stan’s Quicksketch - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/Stan-Quicksketch-s3e02.jpeg 
    Edward Sorel - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/Edward-Sorel-s3e02.jpeg 
    Heinrich Kley - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/Heinrich-Kley-s3e02.jpeg
    Preston Blair - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/Preston-Blair-s3e02.jpeg 
    Elizabeth Gilbert Ted Talk - https://www.ted.com/speakers/elizabeth_gilbert
    Back to the Future (actor swap) - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/Back-To-The-Future-s3e02.jpg
    Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein Masterclass - https://www.masterclass.com/classes/jeff-goodby-and-rich-silverstein-teach-advertising-and-creativity
    The Natural Way to Draw by Kimon Nicolaides - https://amzn.to/3uLyNnz 
    James Gurney - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/James-Gurney-s3e02.jpeg 
    Barron Storey - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/Barron-Storey-s3e02.jpeg 
    Zettelkasten Method - https://zettelkasten.de/introduction/
    How to Take Smart Notes by Sönke Ahrens - https://amzn.to/3uEIlAF
    Rome Research - https://roamresearch.com/
    Edward de Bono: Six Thinking Hats - https://amzn.to/3dWlsSr 
    Howard Pyle Painting (Man on Horse) - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/howard-pyle-s3e02.jpeg 
    Howard Pyle by Henry Pitz - https://amzn.to/3dZjsJm 
    Justin Sweet - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/Justin-Sweet-s3e02.jpeg 
    Vance Kovacs - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/Vance-Kovacs-King-Louie-s3e02.jpeg 
    Honore Daumier - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/Honore-Daumier-s3e02.jpeg 
    Cliff Edwards (Scat Singing - Singing In the Rain) - https://youtu.be/dRcr_5qWa-o 
    Frank Gehry - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/Frank-Gehry-s3e02.jpg 
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    • 59 min
    How to Shape Your Art Career - Draftsmen S3E01

    How to Shape Your Art Career - Draftsmen S3E01

    Stan and Marshall are back with a new season of the Draftsmen Podcast! This time they are looking at different career paths for artists: Employees, Freelancers, and Entrepreneurs. They discuss the pros and cons of these different career options as well as their varying levels of independence. They also discuss how to speed up the process of learning from your failures as you try and create a successful business.

    Call and Ask Your Art Questions: 1-858-609-9453
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    Show Links (some contain affiliate links):

    Draftsmen Art School as Project series: http://proko.com/artschool 
    Making Money as an Artist - https://youtu.be/TX4IdBPB_Ko
    Stan’s Music Video - https://youtu.be/XZoLqLtCCT4
    Neil Gaiman’s Make Good Art Speech - https://youtu.be/plWexCID-kA
    Seth Godin's Freelancer Course - https://www.udemy.com/course/seth-godin-freelancer-course/
    Akimbo, Seth Godin’s Podcast - https://www.akimbo.link/
    Do It Wrong Quickly by Mike Moran - https://amzn.to/3sRnjOI 
    Confirmation Bias on Veritasium - https://youtu.be/vKA4w2O61Xo
    Marshall’s Sun Picture - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/Marshall-Sun-Pic-In-Studio-s3e01.jpg 
    Triple R Method - https://conversion-rate-experts.com/rrr/
    Triple 80/20 Method (from this interview with Eric Partaker) - https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/podcasts/ipa-best-version-yourself-productivity-staying-true-eric-partaker/
    Judging Success (from this interview with Ryan Holiday) - https://youtu.be/1MyNOw45qp4
    Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday - https://amzn.to/3cQTbNW 
    Anatomy Course - http://proko.com/anatomy
    Design Your Career with a Whiteboard - https://marshallart.com/SHOP/all-products/all-videos/how-to-design-your-career-with-a-whiteboard/
    The PreHistory of the Far Side by Gary Larson - https://amzn.to/3dEaocr 
    Gahan Wilson - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/gahan-wilson-comic-s3e01.jpg 
    Bernard Kliban - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/Bernard-Kliban-Omelet-s3e01.jpg 
    Sergio Aragones - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/sergio-aragones-therapist-s3e01.jpg 
    Draftsmen Social Media episode - https://youtu.be/Hgipbis1VTY
    The Wrecking Crew documentary - https://amzn.to/3unNf4X 
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    A Few of Our Favorite Books

    A Few of Our Favorite Books

    It’s the last episode of the season! Before Stan and Marshall go on break they share with you some of their favorite books that they recommend reading. Some of them are art related, business, marketing, fiction, and self help books. If you’re interested in picking up any of these check out the full list of books below. 
    Answer the Survey - proko.com/season3survey.
    If you have trouble with the shortlink - https://forms.gle/NrGJoC1xGnrZGFGD8.

    Call and Ask Your Art Questions: 1-858-609-9453
    Show Links (some contain affiliate links):
    Marshall’s Books - https://www.marshallart.com/HOME/reviews/my-bookshelf/.

    Previous Draftsmen Episodes About Books:
    How to Learn Perspective – Draftsmen S1E26 - proko.com/369.
    How to Learn Anatomy – Draftsmen S1E10 - proko.com/339.
    Art and Fear – Draftsmen S2E24 - proko.com/446.
    The War of Art – Draftsmen S2E16 - proko.com/428.
    Building Art Communities, Picture Clarity, and Finding Art Mentors – Draftsmen S1E13 - proko.com/345.

    Art Collection books:

    Omphalos - Kim Jung Gi - https://www.kimjunggius.com/products/omphalos.

    “Art of” Books:

    The Tarzan Chronicles - https://amzn.to/3nlbnCd.
    The Art of Pixar - https://amzn.to/2K3SUM1.
    The Art of Up - https://amzn.to/2LxWf6l.
    The Mandalorian - Art & Imagery - https://amzn.to/3oSVzHi.
    Norman Rockwell - Behind the Camera - https://amzn.to/2LtKzBy.

    The Man who Inspired Disney – Heinrich Kley ORIGINAL Sketchbook Tour - proko.com/466.
    Adopting Art Parents to Develop Your Style – Draftsmen S1E05 - proko.com/330.

    Art Instruction

    Alla Prima II by Richard Schmid - Alla Prima II by Richard Schmid
    Color and Light by James Gurney - https://amzn.to/2JWnBTv.
    Imaginative Realism by James Gurney - https://amzn.to/2LDocd9.
    Drawing Manual by Glenn Vilppu - https://amzn.to/2LCEDGA.

    Self Help

    The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod - https://amzn.to/387U2pI.
    The One Thing by Gary Keller - https://amzn.to/3qUvWrf.
    Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl - https://amzn.to/34dlUaU.
    The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle - https://amzn.to/3gOjLHP.
    The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss - https://amzn.to/383htRl.
    I Will Teach You to be Rich by Ramit Sethi - https://amzn.to/37hB5lm.
    Linchpin by Seth Godin - https://amzn.to/3mkG5K8.
    The Practice by Seth Godin - https://amzn.to/3aa4LTg.
    Tribes by Seth Godin - https://amzn.to/3milJRV.
    Purple Cow by Seth Godin - https://amzn.to/2WifUcJ.
    Zero to One by Peter Thiel - https://amzn.to/3njyygh.
    The E Myth by Michael Gerber - https://amzn.to/2JVKeYc.
    Gary Vaynerchuk - https://amzn.to/3mk2jfp.

    Fiction

    Off To Be The Wizard by Scott Meyer - https://amzn.to/3nxvH3v.
    Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - https://amzn.to/3oOv0mv.
    The Martian by Andy Weir - https://amzn.to/3oSXGLe.

    Learn to Draw - www.proko.com.
    Marshall Vandruff - www.marshallart.com.
    Stan Prokopenko - instagram.com/stanprokopenko.
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    • 1 hr 45 min
    The Art Introvert’s Guide to Networking with Kristian Nee

    The Art Introvert’s Guide to Networking with Kristian Nee

    Proko employee and artist Kristian Nee joins the podcast this week. He talks with Marshall about his secret to making friends with influential people, how his personal connections have opened up new opportunities for him and his friends, what road tripping has taught Kristian about humanity and why he asks crazy questions. On top of all the insight there’s also a few special guests that make it into the episode as well. 

    Call and Ask Your Art Questions: 1-858-609-9453
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    Show Links (some contain affiliate links):
    AI (Art Institute) - https://www.artinstitutes.edu/
    Road Trip Photos - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/some-photos-from-kristian-travels-s2e34.jpg
    Erin O'Shea & Mike Sheehan & Philip Dimitriadis - Saddleback College -
    The Killers - https://amzn.to/3gqLnm3
    The Killing - https://amzn.to/33U2RlU
    The Intelligent Investor - https://amzn.to/3gsMnpK
    Kristian and Marshall Zombie Art - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/kristian-nee-and-marshall-vandruff-zombie-art-prokochallenge-s2e34.jpg
    Shep Gordon’s Book - https://amzn.to/33STOBT
    Shep Gordon’s Doc - https://amzn.to/2W3TtYN
    Erik Gist - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/erik-gist-god-of-war-artwork-s2e34.jpg
    Jeff Watts - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/jeff-watts-mystical-woman-holding-skull-artwork-s2e34.jpg
    Ben Young - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/ben-young-painting-portrait-s2e34.jpg
    Scott Flanders - proko.com/356
    Watts Bootcamp - https://www.wattsatelier.com/workshops-and-bootcamps/
    Troll 2 - https://amzn.to/39SxBY7
    April's Solomon Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/Aprilsolomonart
    Loic Maltais - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/loic-art-portraits-s2e34.jpg
    Lisha Maltais - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/lisha-maltais-various-artwork-s2e34.jpg
    Kristian’s Website - https://www.KristianNee.com
    Learn to Draw - www.proko.com
    Marshall Vandruff - www.marshallart.com
    Kristian Nee - kristiannee.com
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    From Rocket Scientist to Professional Artist (ft. Jama Jurabaev)

    From Rocket Scientist to Professional Artist (ft. Jama Jurabaev)

    From Rocket Scientist to Professional Artist (ft. Jama Jurabaev)
    Jama Jurabaev is one of Marshall’s former students and has overcome incredible and difficult circumstances to become the pro artist that he is today. He joins the podcast to tell his full story and hopefully inspire other artists that are working hard towards a career in the industry. Jama’s design work has influenced some of the biggest movie franchises in the past decade including Star Wars and Jurassic World. 
    You can follow Jama and keep up with his work here - https://www.instagram.com/jamajurabaev/
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    Show Links (some contain affiliate links):

    Tajikistan - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajikistan
    Hydro Electric Example - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/hydroelectric-dam-diagram-s2e33.jpg
    MPC Advertising - https://www.moving-picture.com/
    Matte Painting - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/jama-jurabaev-matte-paintings-s2e33.jpg
    Jama's Student Work - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/jama-jurabaev-student-work-s2e33.jpg
    ILM - https://www.ilm.com/
    Jama's Freelance for Star Wars - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/jama-jurabaev-concept-art-star-wars-mandalorian-s2e33.jpg
    Andree Wallin - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/andree-wallin-concept-art-star-wars-s2e33.jpg
    Bernie Wrightson - A Look Back - https://amzn.to/2Jx2pTa
    The War of Art - https://amzn.to/3lpY8y4
    Art of Fear - https://amzn.to/3lmpOE9
    Jama's Concept Art - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/jama-jurabaev-concept-artwork-s2e33.jpg
    Terminator - https://amzn.to/3loyOIU
    Fetchin - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/fetchin-portrait-drawing-old-man-s2e33.jpg
    Jama's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jamajurabaev/
    Jama’s Artstation - https://www.artstation.com/jama
    Jama’s Gumroad - https://gumroad.com/jamajurabaev
    Learn to Draw - www.proko.com
    Marshall Vandruff - www.marshallart.com
    Jama Jurabaev - http://jamajurabaev.com/
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Making a Living with Fantasy Art (ft. April Solomon)

    Making a Living with Fantasy Art (ft. April Solomon)

    Marshall sits down with professional fantasy artist April Solomon. The two discuss how April fell in love with drawing dragons and werewolves, the power of traditional art materials and the techniques she’s learned over the years, art festivals, what her art schedule looks like, and more. If you’re interested in supporting April be sure to check out her patreon - https://patreon.com/aprilsolomonart
    Visit thegreatcoursesplus.com/draftsmen get an entire month of unlimited access for FREE!
    Call and Ask Your Art Questions: 1-858-609-9453

    Show Links (some contain affiliate links):
    April is on patreon and instagram as Aprilsolomonart and twitter as Aprildragonlady
    April's Dragon Art - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/dragon-paintings-and-drawings-by-april-solomon-s2e32.jpg
    April's Werewolf Art - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/werewolf-paintings-and-drawings-by-april-solomon-s2e32.jpg
    (for specific art talked about in podcast watch episode at proko.com/461)

    David Solomon - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/waterfall-artwork-by-david-solomon-s2e32.jpg
    Pageant of the Masters - https://www.foapom.com/
    The Fantastic Art of Frank Frazetta (v. 1) - https://amzn.to/39aRppq
    John Singer Sargent Books - https://amzn.to/33eHj38
    zoo books - https://amzn.to/35ZR0Ea
    D&D Art and Arcana - https://amzn.to/2UWCS8z
    American Werewolf of London - https://amzn.to/3pQGtTM
    Graphite Negative Space Art - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/graphite-negative-space-art-technique-s2e32.jpg
    Myers Briggs Scale Perceivers Judge - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/myers-briggs-personality-types-chart-s2e32.jpg
    Drew Struzan - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/drew-struzan-famous-movie-posters-artwork-s2e32.jpg
    Painting Marshall bought From April - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/pink-lynx-commisoned-by-marshall-by-april-solomon-s2e32.jpg
    April’s Influences (Jeff Easley, James Gurney, Donato Giancola, Daniel Dos Santos, Scott Fischer, Gregory Manchess, Rebecca Guay, Boris Vallejo, Frank Frazetta, Norman, Rockwell, Howard Pyle, John Singer Sargent, James Jean, Terryl Whitlatch, Joe Weatherly, Drew Struzan, J.A.W. Cooper, Paul Bonner, John Howe, Sulamith Wülfing, Julie Bell) - https://youtu.be/G4rly3_86vM?t=2387
    CTN Convention - https://ctn-live.com/
    Designer Con - http://www.designercon.com/
    Dragon April sold to Drew & Dylan Struzen - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/red-dragon-art-commisoned-by-drew-struzan-by-april-solomon-s2e32.jpg
    Donato Giancola - https://proko.com/draftsmen-media/donato-giancola-throne-of-eldraine-kiss-art-s2e32.jpg
    Aprils patreon page - https://patreon.com/aprilsolomonart

    Learn to Draw - www.proko.com
    Marshall Vandruff - www.marshallart.com
    April Solomon - www.aprilsolomonart.com
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    • 1 hr

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