Zoungy Kligge
Zoungy Kligge
Pennsylvania
Teaching Artist at Goggleworks
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i agree i dont see a lot of information out there about all the different tools and media's an everything in-between, and im sure that one could' find some of these things but when you dont know what it is that you are looking for it can be very hard to find much of anything like i still dont know what it is that Disney artists use when they are drawing , it looks like a huge chuck of graphite, but idk what its called where to buy any of it or what it even is , thank you Zoungy Kligge , for bringing this up in the first place because , i was beginning to think that i was crazy 😂 but no this is a real thing , ps i hope that someone can help you on you're journey. good luck god bless an take care ✌😉
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Zoungy Kligge
Thanks. You could probably Google woodless graphite or something like that. I'm pretty sure that's all it is, thick graphite without any wood around it
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Zoungy Kligge
Recently I was looking at Norman Rockwell charcoal comprehensive drawings and trying to understand how the rich textures were created. The surface was so beautiful, like fine bread crust. We decided it must be connected to the type of paper used, but couldn't imagine what it was or how to access something like that. Suggestion, a section or lesson or podcast devoted to the subject of what we draw and paint on. There's so much out there about what tools and media to draw with, but relatively little is said about what we're drawing on. The interaction of drawing tool with surface is so important. There's also the issue of longevity. It would be great to help demystify this topic. What are popular brands, what do they do. If they are colored how long will the color last? Are there inexpensive ways to create durable surfaces? Etc. What do you think?
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Zoungy Kligge
Clear all is already a feature. Tap the bell icon and it's at the top
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Zoungy Kligge
Do you listen to Draftsmen podcast? Stan and Marshall often get asked this question and they have interesting responses. They also have a sponsor for mental health called Better Help that they refer people to, because sometimes there are larger issues that it's healthy to address before sitting down to draw. It might just be drawing that's the issue, and if so there's a great book by Urban Sketcher France Van Stone called SKETCH! Which is simply about the joy of sketching and breaking out of a rut, to incorporate sketching as a daily practice. Fast sketches, good sketches, bad sketches, any sketches. Personally I have experienced what you describe. It's OK to feel that, and to take a break if needed. It's ok to make bad drawings and forgive yourself. This clears room for some serious time to have a self dialogue, without the distraction of self doubt. You can answer questions like what do I actually want to do? What would be a good step toward that? It might be "get out my pencils" or maybe "research videos on drawing people from life" Hopefully you can remember to reconnect with the ease and joy of why you draw. And if you want to get more serious about the skill building side of drawing, I wish you luck finding the resources and patience to help you achieve those goals.
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Smithies
Here is my Demon Prince! He wasn't born royalty, but not many demons want to argue about it. Feedback appreciated, particularly re colour and value but do tear into anything haha. Thank youuuuu :)
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Zoungy Kligge
I like the textures and modulation of cool and warm color within a common area of value. The traps on the right and forehead are very smooth, so I'd suggest continue adding in color variation and texture to address like that to keep the surface treatment consistent
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Zoungy Kligge
"Demonic Prince and the Birthday Surprise" What do you give to the Demonic Prince who already has everything? Haunted castles, torture chambers, dark magic? It's Demonic Prince's birthday! And all his ghastly pals have chipped in to get him a surprise gift. But will he like it? "Quickly, in here!" says Swamp Gator. They find a secret place to wrap the gift. Rabid Dog Monster Guy wraps the present very neatly. Swamp Gator cuts the ribbon with his teeth. And Wood Monster hides the present in his mouth, which is really just a hole in a tree, until the right moment. Suddenly, Demonic Prince emerges from a fiery lava pit, as he often does. Then 1-2-3! Wood Monster spits out the gift! SURPRISE! they all yell. Demonic Prince doesn't know what to say. He'd cry, but he can't really. He loves the surprise gift... a Tshirt with his name on it. He even cracks a smile! And best of all it fits. But even if it hadn't, the real gift is the gift of friendship. The horrifically evil buddies share some vanilla cake with white frosting, and then go back to haunting, chasing, and generally harassing the world. But this is an afternoon they will not soon forget! The end.
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Zoungy Kligge
Please give an 'upvote' if you enjoyed the story and imagery!
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TeaMonster
Hi everyone, here's hoping I squeak in on time. There's loads left to do/change but for last minute rush, I'll call it done. Almost chickened out of posting but where's the fun in that. Here to learn after all. Thanks to all at Proko for running these comps. Demon Prince- 'Silver Tongue' -Super sculpey 9.5 inches tall
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Zoungy Kligge
This is really good! You'll be the popular vote winner or close, I bet
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Vera Zgonik
Hi, I'm Vera from Slovenia - a tiny country in the middle of Europe (ex Yugoslavia). I have a PhD in biology and was a scientific researcher for 20 years but decided to give art a try because drawing at night and doing research at day with 3 kids is not sustainable in the long run as I found out;). (I was sick all the time due to the lack of sleep). So now I am trying to make it as a freelance illustrator and my end goal is to become a children's book illustrator. I have no art education (except online classes) so any help and criticism are more than welcome! I am immensely grateful to Proko, all the professionals and everyone for taking the time for looking at this - you are the best! Thank you so much!
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Zoungy Kligge
I like the soft gray and brown ink lines you used in most of the pieces. Gives the feeling of light
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John B
That's a good point. I think developers are working on a way to show different sizes.
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Zoungy Kligge
Cool
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Zoungy Kligge
Here's what I'm talking about: Try to understand a curve in terms of measurable lengths and angle relationships. If you can do that, then you can definitely imitate those lengths and angles to produce a faithful likeness
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pollypopcorn
One thing you could do is use plumb lines: draw a horizontal or vertical line to see how features align with each other. For instance, you could do one from where the hair parts to the chin. Here is a Proko video on drawing measuring techniques. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzDGO0LssEM
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Zoungy Kligge
Another tip, try breaking curves into shorter straight segments, turn a half circle into maybe 3 or 4 sections for example
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Zoungy Kligge
Hi Scott, I did some draw-overs, just the start of the process to adjust proportions and perspective first. The main thing I noticed was that her features needed to be shifted in perspective and to the right. Note the arrows.... the nose, dimple, mouth shifting right. On your version, the head itself is in 3/4 view, but facial features are beginning to slide around to the front view, which gives the impression of a less prominent nose. Some of the shifts involved turning circles more into ellipses (irises, orbital socket). I made the eye socket on the right side thinner, changed proportion of lip sizes. I tried to use as much of your own drawing as possible. you are right that a lot of rendering has taken place and that shifting proportions now would be a lot of work. It could possibly be done on this one or if you prefer try a second version. Hope this helps. Good luck!
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Ioan Chirita
Can you still post submissions? I see that people are still entering the contest...
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Zoungy Kligge
I think the only ones being considered were posted by the deadline, noon on Sunday, because Peter had to go through them and record a reaction prior to leaving for a trip to Africa
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Zoungy Kligge
Hello! I'm Zoungy, an arts instructor in Pennsylvania. I've chosen these pieces to share my interest in narrative, imagination, color and light. They are an assortment of physical and digital media works. My goals are to improve on these skills to be a better teacher, and to use my skills in other creative opportunities that may arise. Thanks for your consideration!
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proko challenge 05.2020 piano
proko challenge 05.2020 inanimate
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1a candy kane
gurney sunny still life
still frame
kligge santa dog
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A note on the logos used: Pabst and Two Roads were for design competitions sponsored by those companies. Garbage Pail Kids was fan art. The character is my own invention, made to emulate an 80s era GPK.
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Zoungy Kligge
Suggestion, it would be nice if the preview image on posts was larger, and allowed different aspect ratios. I imagine maybe the current limit has to with bandwidth and delivery speed. Since all preview thumbnail images are both small, and cropped to a landscape format, viewer interest is largely dependent on what they can see appearing inside that window.
maikol silva
Traveler, I liked making this piece for the proko challenge
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Zoungy Kligge
I really like this one
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Zoungy Kligge
Please check out the final image in the Final Submissions tab with an explanation of how I made this https://www.proko.com/s/A5P5. Feel free to offer feedback here. I think I'm sticking with this version but who knows, maybe someone will inspire me to alter it. One thing I considered but didn't do was bioluminescent stripes on the creature. I might still do that!
proko mashup
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Zoungy Kligge
Here's my submission to the Reference Bash Proko challenge. This was fun! I tried to keep within the 'sketch' parameter... Not too fancy, something that can be created freely and quickly without overthinking. I mashed up four photos... The landscape was stretched to indicate motion blur. There's the plane of course... Trying to escape the monster, which is an inverted seahorse tail. The background removal tool granulated the edges, and I left it that way to indicate energy, bursting from the ground. The eerie sky is a heavily manipulated fig, radially aligned with the spiral of the tail.
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Zoungy Kligge
Congrats participants and winners! Thanks again Stan and @Ryan Benjamin for the reaction and reward for Death Wish Marshmallow!
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Zoungy Kligge
Satisfying to see Ryan and Stan get a laugh from the comic art I made
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