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Sketchdump december 2013 by DamaiMikaz

Find reasons why your best drawings are the best and pay attention to those things in your other drawings. Look at the way the shoulder...

Encounter with a god by DamaiMikaz

The concept of this piece is good. I like the colors too, the blue is very saturated and adds some strength to the painting, although t...

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Welp, it's a new year and part of me feels like I haven't accomplished very much, but I guess that's what 2015 is for!
    
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Here's what I did this past year:

During the Spring semester I worked on art commissions, got through my software engineering class, and was introduced to web development through codeacademy.com, which is an awesome site to learn programming! I also started making a graphic novel and thumb-nailed about 40 pages out, but stopped because I wanted to work on learning and making video games. Eventually I'm going to want to go back and work more on that; I really like how the story was going.

Over the summer I worked at my dad's dental office, did some messing around with making short comics/manga, as well as a bit of animation, and tried to start learning some of the material for my classes in the fall. I also started learning game development with Java, made a version of space invaders, and did a lot of running. 

In the Fall I took a digital logic(circuits) class and a data structures and algorithms(programming) class, which were both pretty hard and time consuming. Along with my other classes I was pretty stressed out, but I found some time to learn game development in unity, visual c++ and c#, make pong, snake, and checkers games, and get into a little better shape. I also tried to start drawing every day, but that eventually stopped when finals came up. 

Since winter break began, I've started to go through the sams android programming 24 hours book, started to learn a bit more JavaScript, started learning bonsai.js, and worked more on programming and making the art for a 2d rpg project in Unity. At the moment I'm working on my yearly drawing that I'll hopefully post by the end of next weekend.

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So. This year I've got a bunch of stuff to do.

-read and do all the exercises in the sams android programming 24 hrs book
-get a paid internship over the summer
-learn the bonsai.js and three.js graphics libraries, and make games with them in JavaScript
-become the social chair of ACM and bring together a game development/entertainment technology community at the university of alabama
-work my new job at the center for advanced public safety at the university of alabama as a student programmer
-get involved with the boxing team at UA and get into really good shape
-be involved with the SOS Brigade at UA to put on kami con in Birmingham
-keep working on the 2d rpg that I'm developing in Unity
-keep coming up with and working on side projects
-spend at least a couple periods of time practicing gesture drawing daily
-play around with developing my own website after making a couple games in JavaScript
-meditate more frequently
-try and keep a schedule of watching one anime show or a movie and relaxing before going to bed early
-get mostly A's in my classes

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I'm gonna do my best. Good luck with yours, and I'm looking forward to how it all turns out!
Nick Bucher, aka Charlesthebird

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Nick Bucher
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Hi! I'm a self taught artist studying computer science at the University of Alabama. In between classes I practice game development, illustration, and animation.

Feel free to contact me at nabucher@crimson.ua.edu or through any of the links below!

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/Charlesth…
Facebook: www.facebook.com/nbucher1
Website: www.nickbucherart.daportfolio.com
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Welp, it's a new year and part of me feels like I haven't accomplished very much, but I guess that's what 2015 is for!
    
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Here's what I did this past year:

During the Spring semester I worked on art commissions, got through my software engineering class, and was introduced to web development through codeacademy.com, which is an awesome site to learn programming! I also started making a graphic novel and thumb-nailed about 40 pages out, but stopped because I wanted to work on learning and making video games. Eventually I'm going to want to go back and work more on that; I really like how the story was going.

Over the summer I worked at my dad's dental office, did some messing around with making short comics/manga, as well as a bit of animation, and tried to start learning some of the material for my classes in the fall. I also started learning game development with Java, made a version of space invaders, and did a lot of running. 

In the Fall I took a digital logic(circuits) class and a data structures and algorithms(programming) class, which were both pretty hard and time consuming. Along with my other classes I was pretty stressed out, but I found some time to learn game development in unity, visual c++ and c#, make pong, snake, and checkers games, and get into a little better shape. I also tried to start drawing every day, but that eventually stopped when finals came up. 

Since winter break began, I've started to go through the sams android programming 24 hours book, started to learn a bit more JavaScript, started learning bonsai.js, and worked more on programming and making the art for a 2d rpg project in Unity. At the moment I'm working on my yearly drawing that I'll hopefully post by the end of next weekend.

--------------------------------------------------------------------
    
So. This year I've got a bunch of stuff to do.

-read and do all the exercises in the sams android programming 24 hrs book
-get a paid internship over the summer
-learn the bonsai.js and three.js graphics libraries, and make games with them in JavaScript
-become the social chair of ACM and bring together a game development/entertainment technology community at the university of alabama
-work my new job at the center for advanced public safety at the university of alabama as a student programmer
-get involved with the boxing team at UA and get into really good shape
-be involved with the SOS Brigade at UA to put on kami con in Birmingham
-keep working on the 2d rpg that I'm developing in Unity
-keep coming up with and working on side projects
-spend at least a couple periods of time practicing gesture drawing daily
-play around with developing my own website after making a couple games in JavaScript
-meditate more frequently
-try and keep a schedule of watching one anime show or a movie and relaxing before going to bed early
-get mostly A's in my classes

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I'm gonna do my best. Good luck with yours, and I'm looking forward to how it all turns out!
Nick Bucher, aka Charlesthebird
11-7-14 Painting 2 by Charlesthebird
11-7-14 Painting 2
Time: 9-10 hours

Reference: http://ionetheurbandaily.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/drake-take-care1.jpg

Finally finished this one. I think it turned out ok, but I know some things are off with it, and I can't tell what they are, so comments and criticisms are welcome.
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11-29-14 Painting by Charlesthebird
11-29-14 Painting

Time: about 5 hours
Reference: fanart.tv/…/albumco̷…

This was pretty fun to do, although I got a little bored when I was about 2/3s of the way through, so I finished and left the car like that.

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11-7-14 Painting by Charlesthebird
11-7-14 Painting
Time: about 2-3 hours

I feel like this still took too long to do, but I was a lot looser with the sketch starting out, and I think it turned out ok. I should do a photo study of a face in a couple days or a week, since now that I'm doing gesture drawings again I don't feel like the only thing I ever draw is faces. I also want to do a couple paintings with more interesting lighting.

Time to sleep.
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10-24-14 Drawing by Charlesthebird
10-24-14 Drawing
Time: about an hour to an hour and a half I think

I actually thought about what I wanted to put on the page before I started drawing this one. It's a little off of what I imagined, but it's closer than I've gotten before for the most part. I think this would be really cool if I added color, maybe photobashed a bit, and fixed the values, but I think this is good for now. I sort of think I should do environment studies from life, but I'm enjoying playing around from imagination. The composition of this is an improvement from my other environments, although there could be more foreground elements and more could be added to the middle ground to push the depth and sense of scale.
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EmmaCope Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the fave! :heart:
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Charlesthebird Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student General Artist
yep thank you for the art :)
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HumanArchitect Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Looking at your gallery, your work is magic. Definitely adding you to dev watch. Don't hesitate to watch back.
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Charlesthebird Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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RossiDesigns93 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ur welcome and thank you :)
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Charlesthebird Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
srry this is kind of late, but no prob! :)
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mikeyroberts Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the fave!
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Charlesthebird Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome, I liked the animation! :)
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Marvelzukas Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks for the watch dude!!!;)
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Charlesthebird Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks for the art, and thanks for the fav!!! :)
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