Friday
May012015

May Hero Challenge: Eric Proctor

 

For this challenge, I’d like to see your version of the monster that hides under the bed.  Is it a fear-inducing beast that emerges the moment you fall asleep?  Or perhaps it’s an ethereal specter that delivers sweet dreams.  Maybe it’s a skittish monster that feeds on dirty socks!  

Let’s see what you imagine lurks among the dust bunnies and cobwebs.

Eric Proctor

 

How do you participate in the Hero Challenge? Just follow these steps: 


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Use this template and draw your challenge in SketchBook!

 

 Sign up for DeviantArt, if you're not already a member! 

Join the official Autodesk SketchBook group

Download the prompt and draw your image (left) using Autodesk SketchBook.

Add your entry to the DeviantArt Autodesk SketchBook group!

 

 

At the end of May, Eric will pick the pieces that met the challenge the best, and give feedback on why they hit the mark. We'll feature that art right here for everyone to see!

About the artist:

Eric Proctor grew up in the rural wild areas of the Pacific Northwest.  He spent his childhood exploring forests and mountains wondering what sort of dragons lived beyond the beaten path.
Eric studied studio art in school with a focus in oil painting.  Shortly after graduation, he transitioned from traditional medium to digital and traded brushes for a stylus. 
Working for a research laboratory, Eric is an illustrator collaborating with scientists and engineers to create concept artwork of future devices and technology. At night, he enjoys his personal and freelance work painting fantasy and fun themes.
His digital painting style mixes his background in oils with vibrant palettes and soft brushwork.
Eric's version of the monster

Download SketchBook  and get started, or check out the post over on DeviantArt.

Sunday
Apr262015

Autodesk SketchBook @ C2E2 - Sunday

 

Welcome to the Sunday post! At 11am Chicago time, click that player and tune in to watch our artists draw live from the SketchBook booth at Chicaco Comic & Entertainment Expo.

Sunday schedule:


11am - 
Chrissie Zullo

12pm - Chris Uminga


Saturday
Apr252015

Autodesk SketchBook @ C2E2 - Saturday

 

 

Welcome to the Saturday post! At 12pm Chicago time, click that player and tune in to watch our artists draw live from the SketchBook booth at Chicaco Comic & Entertainment Expo.

Saturday schedule:

Friday
Apr242015

Autodesk SketchBook @ C2E2 - Friday

 

 

Welcome to the Friday post! At 3pm Chicago time, click that player and tune in to watch our artists draw live from the SketchBook booth at Chicaco Comic & Entertainment Expo. 

Friday' schedule:

 

3pm - Matt Fletcher

Tuesday
Apr212015

Autodesk SketchBook at C2E2 

We're packin our bags and headed to the windy city for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, also known as C2E2. Stop by booth #613 and hang out with the SketchBook and Pixlr team!

At our booth, we'll have the latest in digital drawing tech from Wacom & Intel including two Cintiq Companion 2's and Cintiq 27QHDs. Get your hands on these babies with SketchBook and talk shop with your fellow artists.

Here's where you can find us:

 

Can't make it? Watch online!

 

If you can't make it in person, we've got a special treat for you: we'll be livestreaming to our Youtube Channel! Tune in to see Chrissie Zullo, Chris Uminga, Lee Na Young Irene, Matt Fletcher, and Natali Koromoto show you their best. From comic art to manga, this crew has something for everyone. And who knows what kinda SketchBook tricks you can learn by watching them!

Check out the schedule here, and subscribe now to our Youtube channel so you won't forget! We'll also share the live link right here on the blog and through social media each day.

 

Special thanks to Wacom & Intel for all the amazing support. We can't wait to see you there!