Zoungy Kligge
Zoungy Kligge
Pennsylvania
Teaching Artist at Goggleworks
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I updated my digital versions of the landscape thumbnails, with stronger contrast and chroma and resolution. I tried to keep very loose and work fast on this set without overthinking. All were done in one sitting from observation as the sun was setting at my house, and then updated from memory in a second sitting. It would be interesting to return to gouache on a third set. What do you think?
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Hilary Rose
Here are my submissions! I painted these from reference photos I took on a trip to beautiful British Columbia this past autumn. The landscape there is so different to what I'm used to, so I wanted to capture the mountains, forests, and dazzling sunsets. These are painted in gouache on watercolour board, using 6 colours plus white (lemon yellow, yellow ochre, cadmium red, permanent rose, phthalo blue, ultramarine blue). I made a bunch of other ones but decided on these for my final 5. Great challenge! Love to see everyone's work.
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Zoungy Kligge
Beautiful!
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simonbryja
My submission. Painted with acrylics since I can't get any proper gouache colors here in Czech Republic. Any critique is welcome.
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I like how clear the brushstrokes are and how each one is a different 'colorful neutral' palette. They feel like real places
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Zoungy Kligge
Here is my collection of five mini landscapes for the Tiffanie Mang-Proko challenge! These are all done in gouache from a combination of direct observation and memory. I used only a 3/4 inch flat brush and a medium-sized, pointed round, and sometimes a colored pencil. Here are some goals I had: I wanted to paint all of these from life, around my home. I wanted each to present a different challenge (how do you paint a scene in pitch black for example? Or in freezing cold? Bright light? Fleeting light? etc.) I tried to simplify the scenes, using cleaner sweeps of the brush, keeping a little focused detail only where necessary. I hoped for each painting to stand on its own, but also as part of a cohesive set. I found interesting ways to accomplish these goals. For example, using dry media to start in the cold weather (to avoid frozen paint), or working partly from memory in the case of the darker scenes. This was one of my favorite challenges so far. I hope you enjoyed it too! Please leave a comment if you like.
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Zoungy Kligge
Here are the first two images I've made so far, out of five. The daylight one was tricky, managing the dark and light values of snow, pushing them to the extremes to create that appearance of sunlight.
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Image number four painted from life, like the whole series. A gloomy day with freezing rain. I used "mud" (all my leftover palette gouache) to paint this scene. I tried to stage everything so that it reads simply and go for a pleasing abstract composition.
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Here is the third image. Twinkling sodium and mercury vapor streetlamps on the hill behind our home. I observed the scene for several minutes from a darkened room, and then painted from memory. The hill and the sky were almost like one thing. The border between them was soft and blurry and I really liked that, as well as the little pools of light spilling through the branches here and there.
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Zoungy Kligge
One down, four to go! I enjoyed painting this outside for a fleeting ten minutes or so as the sun disappeared and the temperature plunged to 24 F. This is how our chicken coop appeared this January evening as the hens roosted for the night. I love the lighting, which only looks like this for a few minutes before dark. I took the sketch inside, where the paint promptly melted (it was ice) and blurred the scene in an automated wet-into-wet technique. I then came back with opaques and reshaped the forms and colors as best as I could remember. I scumbled and made sure no edges were too distinct, which is the way the scene looks to the eye in real life. What do you think of this scene, the technique, the story, or the palette?
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Zoungy Kligge
My dream art job pays the bills, while providing a sense of creativity, freedom, purpose, and wonder. I get to work alone sometimes but also connect with a team at other times. The team is cool. It's easy to communicate with them even through our challenges. There are elements of storytelling, and an appreciation for drawing, craft, color, emotion. I don't know what the job is called but I've described it.
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Talal Zulfiqar
Congratulations for all the winners, participants and the judges for this amazing competition. I enjoyed the judging and your kind and appropriately critical feedback, and over all it had a great vibe to it. I have won an impromptu award, so I'm incredibly grateful for that. However, I'm not sure how I'll be able to make use of this prize, as I didn't get any email, or any accessibility on this site. Nonetheless, thank you for making this happen.
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Sometimes it takes a week or more. You could try emailing them later if you don't hear anything!
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Thank you Proko, Wacom and Vision X and congratulations to everyone for winning or for entering the challenge!
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futurememories
Here are my first few attempts on drawing the eye. Any critique would be helpful
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One small tip, the iris is round. In order to make sure that shape is correct, draw the entire circle including the part hidden by the upper and lower lids. Then erase the hidden parts. Do this rather than drawing these two shapes '(' and ')' which more often than not and up not quite aligning to the circle of the iris
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Zoungy Kligge
If you are drawing from a photo, subdivide the larger shapes into medium shapes, then those into smaller shapes. Find the main darks and lights and color those in to help orient and anchor yourself If drawing clear glass from life, the lighting must be consistent, and you cannot move the object or things around the room, (especially things behind the object) otherwise everything will change in the glass. You must also close one eye (to avoid having two different viewpoints and two different sets of reflections and refractions) and not move your head, or always return your head/ eye to the same vantage point in order to be seeing the same reflections and refractions each time
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Mike Crean
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That's pretty cool
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TeaMonster
Thank you Proko.com and all involved in running this competition!! I’m flabbergasted and super happy, I really did enter to try and win a course and I’m super excited to continue learning and improving. This project ‘fought me’ every step of the way, and now I’m glad I didn’t quit. Congratulations to all who took part, let’s do it again sometime! Ps. I finished the sculpture up and made a quick vid too…(3mins ish) https://youtu.be/txltJhII_Us
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Zoungy Kligge
Hey I called it early on, remember me saying you'd win a prize! Congratulations
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Zoungy Kligge
Thank you Scott, Alec, Proko and Sentient Academy for the award! Congratulations to everyone
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Zoungy Kligge
Here's my 'Epic Snowball Fight' which I made as a spoof of the original Hildebrandt brothers Star Wars poster. SNOW WARS! Enjoy and please leave a comment or a heart if you so desire! The original is included for reference.
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The Story: A Long Time Ago, In A Backyard Not So Very Far Away... SNOW WARS It is a period of heavy snow and school cancellations. Rebel Snow Fighters, striking from behind an ice fortress that they built themselves, have won their first victory against the Mean Kids from up the street. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to overhear a secret plan about the Mean Kids' ultimate weapon, the "BIG ASS SNOWBALL": a big (really big) snow ball that you roll around the yard until it becomes really, REALLY big, and then you roll it down the hill to smash your enemies' ice fortress. Pursued by the Mean Kids and their Toadies, Princess Lisa races home aboard her vintage Radio Flyer sled, custodian of the secret about the Big Ass Snowball, in order to save her Friends and restore freedom to the whole neighborhood…."
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"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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Please give an 'upvote' if you enjoyed the story and imagery!
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