There are gems of the artist community to be found all across the internet, probably one of the most handy tools to aid in the instruction and inspiration for a variety of creative fields, and all one has to do to take advantage of it is to trek through the web with a bit of determination to find what you seek. One of those gems today is Proko artistic instruction.
Stan Prokopenko is an artist and teacher with a wealth of down to earth knowledge including, but not limited to, the human figure with a fantastic Youtube channel and website full of goodies for the budding and pro artist alike. The combination of a warm personality and welcoming sense of humor to the viewer with such an obvious technical skill makes learning such concepts a complete joy to undertake.
From the Stan's website:
When you watch Proko tutorials you’ll notice that I try to make them entertaining while keeping them educational. I feel that if you’re having fun and enjoying the learning process, you learn better. You retain more information, you pay more attention, you’re much more likely to continue learning and more likely to go back and re-watch tutorials. And it will leave you more inspired and motivated to go practice.
The truth of this philosophy, and Stan's ability, is immediately apparent when you begin to watch Proko videos. Be sure to check the Proko website for more bonuses like Stan's DVDs, book recommendations, and the option for premium access to his extended instructional videos.