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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...

how often do you draw/paint? 

1 deviant said All day every day!
1 deviant said A little bit every day
1 deviant said A couple times a week
No deviants said A couple times a month
No deviants said ... not much


2013 was pretty busy! I interned at Fablevision, started to learn animation, graduated high school, worked my way through most of the natural way to draw, worked at my dad's dental office, started college at the university of alabama for computer science, pledged the engineering fraternity theta tau, started going to the rec center and getting in shape, learned python and some c, kept on (slowly)improving my art in between classes, and started learning zbrush.

But there's so much more to do!

So here's my goals for myself throughout the next year:

-work on my graphic novel
-do a total of 3 hours of art, exercise, or programming on my own(not for classes or commissions), every day
-learn c++
-learn opengl
-learn html5
-learn css
-learn javascript
-learn jquery
-learn php
-learn lisp
-learn the slick api for java
-make a simple app for android in java
-make a decent/playable simple video game, preferably with 3d animation, c++, and opengl, by the end of the year
-learn after effects
-learn much more about zbrush
-learn maya(student licenses are free, if you're interested in 3d animation and a student, you should definitely check it out)
-continue to improve my drawing/painting
-start working on stories and world building
-get a computer science internship over the summer
-spend the summer productively(especially if I don't have an internship)
-create the Nick Kwon Do program(an introduction to the fundamentals of taekwondo+boxing)
-spend less time on facebook

Good luck with yours! I'm exited to see how this year goes!


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Nick Bucher
Artist | Student | Varied
United States
Hi! I'm a self taught artist studying computer science at the University of Alabama. In between classes I practice programming, drawing, and animation.

If you would like to request a commission or contact me for another reason I can be reached at



11-7-14 Painting 2 by Charlesthebird
11-7-14 Painting 2
Time: 9-10 hours


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.
11-29-14 Painting by Charlesthebird
11-29-14 Painting

Time: about 5 hours

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.

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.
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.
10-20-14 Painting by Charlesthebird
10-20-14 Painting
Time: about an hour and a half I think

This is what I feel like sometimes when I'm sitting at my desk working on schoolwork. I wish I could spend all night painting this, but I have digital logic and data structures and algorithms tests to be studying for. what am I doing with my life.


Tue Nov 19, 2013, 2:17 PM


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EmmaCope Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the fave! :heart:
Charlesthebird Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student General Artist
yep thank you for the art :)
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.
Charlesthebird Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student General Artist
RossiDesigns93 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ur welcome and thank you :)
Charlesthebird Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
srry this is kind of late, but no prob! :)
mikeyroberts Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the fave!
Charlesthebird Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome, I liked the animation! :)
Marvelzukas Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks for the watch dude!!!;)
Charlesthebird Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks for the art, and thanks for the fav!!! :)
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