Zoungy Kligge
Zoungy Kligge
Pennsylvania
Teaching Artist at Goggleworks
Zoungy Kligge
Thank you @Jeff Hein for the kind words (from the guy who painted the forest campfire scene)
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Pasi Leinonen
Plein air studies with casein and gouache. Please feedback/critique.
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Zoungy Kligge
Hi Pasi, could you give some more specific thoughts on what you'd like critiqued, and in which pieces? Composition, color, light, for example?
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Zoungy Kligge
An early breakfast of trout, corn cakes, and herbal tea (served with heated pebbles in a turtle shell) along the banks of the Schuylkill River, east-central Pennsylvania, December 1758. Digital and traditional watercolor and colored pencil.
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Zoungy Kligge
Original version from 2011:
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Zoungy Kligge
After opening the image click the "..." to set an expanded view with better detail. A near total re-do of a painting I first did over ten years ago. I depict a young George Washington and a Lenape woman, Wynonah, breakfasting on trout, corn cakes, and herbal tea served in a turtle shell cup. They sit along the banks of the Schuylkill River in eastern Pennsylvania in December 1758. Washington's journal was kept on blank pages of the Virginia Almanac, and he wrote with a silver pencil lead holder. If you look carefully you'll see those items. The first version was created for the book "Buttons & Beads" by G. Hardy, and can be seen in my Proko image album "Historical Fiction." #prokochallenge @prokotv @jeff_hein_art #digitalpainting #mixedmedia #historicalfiction #illustration #portraitpainting #groupportrait #redraw
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Sana
"A Wedding Procession" - Oil on gessoed board The bride and her family make their way to the groom's house before going to the temple for the marriage ceremony. (Taking pictures of the painting was the hardest part! The colours of the face ended up being a bit too dark but I didn't know how to fix it without feeling like I would ruin what I had already done) The reference pictures are from my relatives wedding
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Zoungy Kligge
Nicely made
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cortneylunt
36x48 Oil on Linen "All Children of God" I did this painting in 2021, and it is currently on display at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City as part of the exhibit "All Are Alike Unto God" for the International Art Show for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I thought it fit this challenge pretty well. It was fun to interact with the kids to figure the painting out! It depicts a church primary class, and how no matter how we all behave, we are all children of God.
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Zoungy Kligge
Very professional looking
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Jake Steinmetz
"The Faces of Jake" approx. 16*20, graphite on stretched paper I used this group portrait as an opportunity to not represent different people, but rather different emotions. I enjoyed playing with the subtly of different features and how small changes in the eyebrows or eyes can change the whole expression of the face.
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Zoungy Kligge
Such a nice, clean style in graphite. Well done
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emk
Hello, I am a 14 year old artist and this is my submission. I didn't have enough time for the painting, because of my holiday, but I still managed to quickly finish it. My main focus was on the figures and this is why the backround isn't that detailed. There are some thing about the painting that i dont like, like the tent (I couldn't find a fitting reference). But I learned a lot in the progress of this picture, like drawing fur, trees, bushes and other stuff. I still hope you like the idea of the painting! :)
Camping trip with the family
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Zoungy Kligge
Really cool the way you're grouping and simplifying shadows, like a posterized look. Such an interesting dreamlike story is suggested
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Brandon Bentzen
Hi everyone, here is my first Proko post! I was super happy with the extension so I didn't have to rush to get it in. Just some graphite on some paper. My submission, "Band Practice".
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Zoungy Kligge
Nicely done! Congratulations on your first entry
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Katelin Schutt
To express my experience of grief and its complexity I created this two-faced self portrait. Not a traditional group, but I wanted to represent the faces of grief - one we share with the world and one, the more raw one, we hide from most people. acrylic on canvas
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Zoungy Kligge
What a creative interpretation of the prompt. Thanks for sharing a very personal self portrait
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qbi
This year I dared to jump with a parachute. I owe it to my wife. I decided to show you how happy I was at that moment. It's me and the instructor. Digital version.
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Zoungy Kligge
One of the best ones imo. Really in the spirit of the prompt and a nice, clear, portrait of a unique moment
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lalalu
I was born in Milan but I grew up in Bellagio, Lake Como, so watching families of tourists enjoying their holidays naturally became one of my favorite activities during summer days ðŸ˜„
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Zoungy Kligge
Nice dynamic competition on this one!
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Zoungy Kligge
Portrayal of the inside of an approximately 100-year-old toy train car, using a combination of traditional media, digital paint, and further digital photo manipulation. My work process started with a scrap of paper where I had been wiping excess paint and texture gel. I took a photo of the inside of an antique toy train and used water soluble Caran D'Ache crayons to duplicate the image on the textured paper. I further developed the image in Sketchbook and a photo editing program, creating what I hope is a mysterious, storied, vintage slide film look. I hope you enjoy it!
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Zoungy Kligge
I'm loving all these challenges even though I haven't been able to enter all of them!
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Zoungy Kligge
This smoothly became Kristian's crazy questions! Here's one: would you shave half your head for $150.00
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kathi
Here's my entry! I had a lot of fun designing the cover, especially since I hate how the German one looks haha
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Zoungy Kligge
Definitely an eye catching cover
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Michelle
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman is I think one of the best written sci-fi fantasy stories out there. I immediately picked this book when I saw this challenge as it remains one of my all time favorites. Here is my final full cover as well as some closeups for details.
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Zoungy Kligge
I think this will be a winner. Nice split complement scheme, line work, composition
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sengnirane
Hi everyone! I have a lot of favorite books, but keeping in mind the constraints of this challenge, I chose One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. I have read the book at least 3 times. Not just because there are tons of characters in the book with the same name (not coincidently):) and honestly, sometimes it’s hard to follow because of that, but the story gives me a huge range of feelings. The story is sometimes graceful, sometimes magical, and sometimes brutal. It’s not the easiest book to read, but it is worth reading for the experience it gives.:)
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One Hundred Years of Solitude Book Cover
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Zoungy Kligge
Really nicely done, looks like an actual cover. I like the palette and the compositions of all three sides
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DAVE HOTSTREAM
"Old Tom Bombadil is a merry fellow, Bright blue his jacket is, and his boots are yellow." I know Tom is a controversial figure among Tolkien fans, but he's always been one of my favorites. This piece was done in traditional pen & ink with digital coloring. Ring-a-dong-dillo!
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Zoungy Kligge
One of my favorite submissions. I like the palette of warm earthy greens and blues, the line work, and the design of the title area
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Oscar Q
Hi, this is my final submission for "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau. Probably not my favorite book, but I read it once and I found it very cozy. I tried to keep it on a traditional feel but also with a modern touch.
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Zoungy Kligge
This is really excellent. I wouldn't question it as an actual published cover in a book store
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Zoungy Kligge
"Next day, as the Ferris wheel was being taken apart and the race horses were being loaded into vans and the entertainers were packing up their belongings and driving away in their trailers, Charlotte died. The Fair Grounds were soon deserted. The sheds and buildings were empty and forlorn. The infield was littered with bottles and trash. Nobody, of the hundreds of people that had visited the Fair, knew that a grey spider had played the most important part of all..." (from "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White). My reimagined cover illustration of "Charlotte's Web" was created for the April #prokochallenge with @madiharpart I was inspired by an interior book illustration by Garth Williams, and the text passage above. Limited palette is low chroma primary colors.
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Zoungy Kligge
More notes: As I recall, "Charlotte's Web" was the first chapter book I read on my own. I wanted to purchase a copy at the school book fair in first grade, but was told by the teacher or librarian that I probably wasn't old enough to be able to read it. I opened the book and began reading the story aloud, to their surprise. I still have my copy of that book, one of my oldest possessions. I used cirrus clouds in the sky, harbingers of change. The pen and ink style was inspired by Garth Williams' original artwork. The book was published in 1952, and so the vehicles shown range from a 1930s open top car to a late 1940s Dodge van. The Ferris wheel is based on a 1920s or 1930s model, and it is shown being disassembled. Likewise the two-ring tent is being lowered. If you look closely you'll see the tattered remnants of Charlotte's last web with the word "humble" written in silk. A piece of litter with the same word was found by Templeton the rat, and that litter is on the ground among the discarded bottles and other trash. When Templeton retrieves Charlotte's egg sac from the pen at the fair to bring it to Wilbur, who will carry it home to the barn, he remarks that it is sticky like caramel candy. The two signs leaning against the pig pen allude to that. A friend of mine who had lost his wife told the story of being angry that the sun came up the next day. The world moved on, and it seemed unfair. I understand that feeling from my own losses, and tried to portray that feeling in the artwork. Charlotte passes away in the mostly empty fairgrounds one day after the fair has ended. I see my illustration as a portrait of her final resting place, and by extension a portrait of final resting places generally, which all of us will have.
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