About

Stan Prokopenko

I was born in Odessa, Ukraine during Chernobyl. This explains the superpowers. I’ve always enjoyed creating, whether it’s an animation, a website, a painting, a video, a lame joke, a business, or a human 😉

 

I’m the founder of Proko, home to the funniest and most informative video tutorials about drawing, painting, anatomy, and generally being a badass artist.

 

Marshall Vandruff and I had one of the leading art podcasts for a few seasons… Draftsmen Podcast

 

My excitement for new tech and innovation got me interested in crypto web3 and NFTs. I’ve been investing in crypto since 2014 and was an early investor in Solana.

 

As art and blockchain collided, I founded Playdust, the first search engine on Solana. And also you can collect, discover, and create digital assets of all kinds. No big deal..

 

Scott Flanders and I founded Little Bang, a studio of creatives experimenting with new things. Little Bangs are short bursts of creativity or small creations. These can be fun games, art, NFT collections, AI projects, Metaverse explorations, or wild experiments. We’re currently working on a new superhero IP – Very Heroes. Wow. Much Super!

 

Coming soon! I’m working on a new podcast focusing on conversations with builders in art, tech, AI, crypto, NFTs, web3, entrepreneurship, education and other things I’m interested in.

 

I have a smoking hot wife 😉 and two precious little ones. As well as two fur-babies, Wall-E and Eva.

 

Catch up with me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook!

Teaching

I have hundreds of free and premium drawing and painting lessons available on Proko.com.
My courses include Portrait Drawing, Figure Drawing, and Anatomy of the Human Body for Artists.

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Portrait Drawing
Fundamentals
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Figure Drawing
Fundamentals
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Anatomy of the
Human Body