Proko: Top 5 Shading Mistakes

After critiquing students for years, I’ve made a list. Here’s the top 5 shading mistakes and how to fix them. Subscribe to Proko:

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Artist | Instructor | Producer – Stan Prokopenko (
Script – Jesse Martel (, Stan Prokopenko, Marshall Vandruff (
Production Assistance – Brandon Storer, Sean Ramsey (
Editing – Dzmitry Tsydzik (, Brandon Storer, Sean Ramsey, Stan Prokopenko
Artist Examples – John Singer Sargent, Colleen Barry (, Stephen Bauman (, Henry Raeburn, Aaron Blaise (, Ivan Loginov (, Harry Carmean (,
Models – Stan Prokopenko, Cooper Prokopenko, Anthony Narsis, Mallory Ownbey
Additional photographs – Gage Skidmore
Cartoon Animations – Cody Shank (

Music Used with Permission
Intro – The Freak Fandango Orchestra

“Jazzy Frenchy” by Bensound

“Ain’t No Friend of Mine” by Bryan Teoh

“There’s No Coffee in Hell” by Bryan Teoh

“Gypsy Jazz in Paris 1935” by Brett Van Donsel

About Proko:
Instructional How to Draw videos for artists. My drawing lessons are approachable enough for beginners and detailed enough for advanced artists. My philosophy is to teach timeless concepts in an entertaining way. I believe that when you are having fun, you learn better. I take pride in producing high quality videos that you will enjoy watching and re-watching.

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