Zoungy Kligge
Zoungy Kligge
Pennsylvania
Teaching Artist at Goggleworks
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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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
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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.
maikolsilva
Traveler, I liked making this piece for the proko challenge
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prokochalengers
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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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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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Congrats participants and winners! Thanks again Stan and @Ryan Benjamin for the reaction and reward for Death Wish Marshmallow!
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Satisfying to see Ryan and Stan get a laugh from the comic art I made
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Thanks for award, guys. I appreciate it very much and enjoyed the challenge, seeing the other entries, and the feedback on the video!
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Zoungy Kligge
Anyone know if the announcement date has been pushed back?
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In regards to the question about how to sift through the online art ed resources and find the right ones for you, I sometimes recommend my students do this: Build an Instagram tree of favorite art resources. Start with an artist you really admire, and check who they follow. Do this quickly...tap on the followed accounts and scroll just once or twice down their page. Look for strong visual content near the top of the page. If it's not awesome, go back and try another. If you really like it, follow that artist. Do this fast without thinking too much. I try to find accounts that have consistently strong content, and you can tell this without digging too long. I would avoid inconsistent accounts or ones with a lot of ads and graphics and lifestyle content. Spend an hour or two doing this every couple days. Soon your feed will be filled with great artists, and you'll begin to notice things like when they offer classes, or who they are learning from, and then you'll know to check out those resources in turn.
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jdn
oow! yes gimme please and thank you!
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They almost look edible don't they
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Yiming Wu
WOW! love it! I think the saturation works quite well as you have a less-saturated background as contrast. So it looks good to me.
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Thank you!
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Zoungy Kligge
Looks great, instantly recognizable. The symmetry and subdued palette is very good, although the glasses lens feels large on the left bottom, and the shadows in the cheek hollows seem a little unbalanced (high on the left, lower on the right).
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Zoungy Kligge
I created this digital painting (Sketchbook app on Surface Pro) for the #foodpaintchallenge on Instagram. This week's theme is gummi bears (see @alaiganuza or @dennispfeil.art for the source image). I wanted the most intense color possible while still remaining pleasing to the eye. Do you think it works or is it too much?
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Final submission for my "Unlikely Superhero." Death Wish Marshmallow (real name, "Squishy Marshmallow") was manufactured, along with his friends, for a 16 oz. marshmallow bag in the Sugarwell Marshmallow Factory in Sugarwell, Georgia, 1998. Due to a clerical error they were not distributed to market until much later. They were called "gross, old marshmallows" at the campfire where they ultimately were consumed. A Mom was heard saying "Don't eat those! I'm so sorry, Joan, I should have looked at the date. I didn't think marshmallows went bad. Oof, I can still taste it. Oh no! Jackson, spit that out! These are disgusting!" These cruel words, along with the events that followed, lit a fire in the belly of our hero. As you know, all marshmallows dream of fulfilling their destiny as the Most Perfectly Roasted Marshmallow Ever. However... because D.W.M. and his comrades sat on a pantry shelf for over 20 years, at the time that they were finally shared around a campfire, their marshmallow dream was instead... yes, you guessed it, a marshmallow nightmare!! Squishy, hereafter to be called Death Wish Marshmallow, was the only survivor of the marshmallow roast from Hell. He vowed to avenge his marshmallow friends, who were roasted and carelessly dropped in the grass, or burnt up in the campfire, or left out on the picnic table (RAW!) to be eaten overnight by raccoons with muddy paws. These are the greatest indignities that can be borne by any marshmallow. D.W.M. has the following superpowers: Fights fire with fire, has a crispy graham cracker shield, and a low-fat content chocolate sword that is somewhat resistant to melting. He has an actual stick up his butt, and won't stop until he's finished the job. He hits enemies with a sweet, marshmallowy blast (and excellent aim), and then coldly says... "You ready for s'more?" while hovering over the bewildered camp-goer.
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Zoungy Kligge
Just for fun, here's an updated version on the right (clarified shapes, secondary lighting, softened or defined edges, etc)
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Zoungy Kligge
Work process: I wanted to choose the most unlikely superhero i could think of. Early on I decided that a marshmallow, like the one in Ghostbusters, was a good candidate. Only mine would be mostly featureless. How to turn a featureless marshmallow into a fierce crime fighting hero? That's when I added the Graham and the chocolate items, and the whole S'mores campfire backstory. I wanted the events to be pretty mundane (some stale marshmallows get tossed around a campfire), but epic on the scale of a crimefighting marshmallow. This was created on a Surface tablet with Sketchbook. A quick rough layer, a cleanup ink layer, color. I later dropped the inking in favor of a textured look.
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Asked for help
Death Wish Marshmallow self draw-over: It's too late to submit to the August Proko Challenge, but just for fun I further enhanced my submission with subtle changes here and there. The newer version is on the right. Thoughts are welcome!
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