Creative Catalyst Productions - Portrait Drawing Fundamentals with Stan Prokopenko

Portrait Drawing Fundamentals with Stan Prokopenko


Artist: Stan Prokopenko
Producer: Stan Prokopenko
SKU: 22-SPK2d
Runtime: 4 1/2 hours
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Stan Prokopenko shows an effective approach to drawing the portrait from any angle. Then study theanatomyofeyes, nose, lips, and ears. The information is presented in an entertaining way to keep you engaged and willing tore-watchthe lessons.

Includes 2 full length, real-time demonstrations of how to take a portrait from start to finish. Together the demonstrations of "Morgan" and "Nicolai" are about 3 hours.

Total Runtime: 4 hours 26 minutes



This DVD course consists of 16 mini-lessons and 2 full length demonstrations at about 1.5 hours each.

  • Supplies Overview
  • How to Sharpen a Charcoal Pencil
  • Shading Light and Form
  • Draw the Head from Any Angle
  • Draw the Head from Front View
  • Draw the Head from Side View
  • Draw the Head from Extreme Angles
  • Eyes – Anatomy and Structure
  • Eyes – Step by Step
  • Nose – Anatomy and Structure
  • Nose – Step by Step
  • Lips – Anatomy and Structure
  • Lips – Step by Step
  • Ears – Anatomy and Structure
  • Ears – Step by Step
  • Draw Hair
  • Drawing Demo ‘Nicolai'
  • Drawing Demo ‘Morgan'

What people are saying about Stan's videos:

March 18, 2016 - "So pleased to see CCP is now offering DVDs by Artist Proko. I own one of his DVDs which I had purchased from him directly. He is an amazing and talented artist with awesome teaching style. So articulate and entertaining. Proko has an animated skeleton tool which is beyond creative. The humor and entertainment style of teaching is beyond fabulous! I'm not surprised CCP is selling Proko DVDs. CCP brings the best to artists.
Long time customer,
Sylvia Delk"

About Stan Prokopenko

"I was born in Odessa, Ukraine and came to America at the age of six. At the age of 13, I pronounced myself as a lifelong student of art. Since then I have devoted my life to the arts.

During high school, I got an internship at Sony Online Entertainment to animate for the upcoming video game, Everquest II. I wrote an article on animation for Imagine Magazine at Johns Hopkins University and created a five minute animated short film, "A Game of Pool", which featured on all American Airlines flights in September through December of 2004.

In 2003, I began studying at the Watts Atelier of the Arts in Encinitas, California, where I got most of my arts training. After attending the Watts Atelier for many years, my focus shifted from animation to fine art painting. In 2007 I became a teacher at the Watts Atelier of the Arts and have taught drawing and painting classes on numerous topics such as portrait, figure, quick sketch, and plein air."

"When you watch my DVD lessons 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."