Wendigo Tribute

Hello all. Today I’m uploading a tribute painting in honour of a very special friend of mine.

I don’t normally post things relating to my personal life, but today in particular is a very sad day for me as it marks exactly one year ago since Wendigo, one of my cats, passed away. I love and miss him with all my heart and soul, so it only felt right to take time out to do this tribute painting for him.

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Copying from a photograph, I used senelier watercolours on NOT pressed watercolour paper. I had to use a bit of creative license for this as the photograph itself is rather dark and awkward. He is black and white, but had to darken parts of the white fur for depth. I also added some spatter effects to try and boost his portrait a bit more. Finally to finish, I added some relevant text, which I did quickly using a brush pen and fineliner.

For translation purposes, the text on my artwork reads:

“Wendigo. No matter what, you will always be my prince! We miss you! 5th June 2007 – 27th February 2016″

Wendigo meant a lot to us here. He had tons of character, and was also very regal. Because of this, I nicknamed him “the prince”. Although no one here will quite understand, I hope that at least you enjoy my artwork for today.

For those who’ve ever lost a pet or animal family member, my thoughts are also with you. Thank you.

Best wishes to everyone and I’ll see you next time.

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Detailed and Doodled

Good evening! Tonight, I have two drawings to show you. You lucky things! See below.

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WROAH! I bet you didn’t expect this!!

The above drawing I completed is of Blanka, a character from the fighting game series, Street fighter. I actually copied this freehand using Faber Castell polychromos colour pencils on Bristol Board paper.

It took some time, and I cannot do much with this as it isn’t original, but it was nice to take a break just to draw this. It saddens me slightly, if only it wasn’t just fan art. I drew this from an already made image that someone else drew.

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Here is the image I drew my version from. *DISCLAIMER* I did NOT create this version, and sadly, I don’t know who did.

*SECOND DISCLAIMER : The Street Fighter series and it’s characters were produced by Capcom. The characters themselves are not mine and I do not intend any copyright infringement. I only did the pencil drawing in this post. Copyrights belong to their respective owners.*

Now I’ve got that out of the way, I can move onward. Because I’ve been busy in general, and I spent a lot of time on the fan art, I decided draw something that’s a bit on the “quirky and quick” side.

Ocean Monster Doodle

A nice simple contrast and a more original doodle using only sepia coloured ink pens.

This was done using Faber Castell PITT artist pens on NOT pressed watercolour paper to be specific. It’s just a silly doodle of a sea monster creature drawn from my imagination. I do hope you like it!

Hope you enjoy this weeks post. Bye for now and enjoy!

Ragfire (Competition Win)

Hello all! Going to keep this short and sweet… But basically, I entered a small competition on a community page in G+. The subject of the competition was to draw a magic using battle character/comic book character/superhero that either, pre exists, or is designed by yourself.

I designed my own character named Ragfire, a fire warrior that was drawn by myself using ball point pens. He is from my imagination, but inspired by old school mages and similar designs. I wasn’t very happy with my entry… But nonetheless, submitted it in and it was picked as top 5 to go through to vote!

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Yep! This is Ragfire. In all his arcane glory. I took a complete plunge with this one!

 

🎆 Long story short, I won!! By a 38% majority!! I never thought I’d win with this, but I did!! Whoo! Time to celebrate! 🎆

I only entered in to give it a go… But I came out in top! The moral of the story here is: never be afraid even just to try something! You never know what it could lead to!

Until next time, enjoy! 😁

Violet Toxin Sharp and Grand Gray Tribal Rush

Hello all… Sorry to skip an entry again, but I forgot to upload Violet…. So I’ve uploaded it alongside Grand Gray. See below. Hope you like them!

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Violet Toxin Sharp

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Grand Gray Tribal Rush

Any questions or comments about these piece can be posted below. For now, thanks for stopping by! Enjoy!

That’s it! The challenge is over! Well done and thank you to *everyone* who participated, or followed along!

Cheers! I’ll see you all next time!

Indigo Rising

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My Indigo entry for my Rainbow badge challenge. A dragon flying upward.

Hello all. I’ve been stripping out my studio area, so have had to catch up on this entry over 2 days. I may have more to do, so if I get behind with monitoring entries, don’t worry. I’ll get to you all in the end!

Anyway, for Indigo, I wanted to attempt to do the lightning effect I did with Blue Lightning but with better quality. Unfortunately, in my opinion, it isn’t any better, but I tried…

The main subject is the dragon flying upward. Ive used both true indigo and ‘electric’ or purple indigo to do this. I’ve noticed all of my entries have been consistently portrait, and some have perspective effects, so I’ve done the same here to maintain that consistency.

I did the highlights differently using a 0.7mm Posca paint pen I’ve recently brought. The pen is rather nice to use and is smooth. One thing that wasn’t smooth though was my level of motivation… You may or may not be able to notice that by looking at this, but doing this without being in good spirits was rather tough.

Either way, I wish you a great week ahead, and look out for the final main colour of the challenge. Cheers all. Enjoy!

The next entry colour is “Violet”. Stay tuned and stay inspired with me everyone!

Wondering what this #rainbowbadgechallenge is? Click on this link to see the rules (in English) : https://plus.google.com/114481352387700669506/posts/X3VAb8ZTzWo

🇩🇪 German translation is also available here: https://plus.google.com/108793821513864658309/posts/L3ExuwZ7Vxh 🇩🇪

I normally post every Monday, but as I’m doing this challenge, my next entry may be posted on Tuesday instead. Cheers!

Blue Lightning

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This is my Blue entry for my Rainbow badge challenge. A superhero fighting a bad guy.

Ah…ok…Going to be quick with this or this entry will be late, but I’m not entirely happy with this. Firstly, I kind of made loads of mistakes and couldn’t decide for the life of me what pose to draw this superhero… That took up some time, and it made me rush harder. I appreciate this may not look so polished because I’m such a klutz, so do excuse that.

This had potential, but I knew I had set myself up to fail because I put so much pressure on myself to get it right first time. Not a good thing to do my friends… Learn from this mistake and go for your artwork no matter the cost, but take your time! You have 2 days for each colour!

One more thing, I did this on Bristol Board which, although claims to take light washes, did not take my light wash so well, so I had to switch to pencil and die ink to colour. Additionally, the black ink I used for this isn’t waterproof… A total accident… I’m not clumsy at all am I? Haha.

Well anyway, despite all the mistakes, I do hope you enjoy my work. Cheers all!

The next entry colour is “Indigo”. Stay tuned and stay inspired with me everyone!

🏆 Wondering what this #rainbowbadgechallenge is? Click on this link to see the rules (in English) : https://plus.google.com/114481352387700669506/posts/X3VAb8ZTzWo

🇩🇪 German translation is also available here: https://plus.google.com/108793821513864658309/posts/L3ExuwZ7Vxh 🇩🇪

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Yellow Bricks and Green Jungle

Hello all. So sorry… I forgot to upload my yellow entry on here before.. so decided to upload yellow and green together. Here they are. Hope you enjoy!

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Yellow Bricks – A landscape with another reference

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Green Jungle – Set in the jungle featuring a panther climbing a tree.

The next entry colour is “Blue”. Stay tuned and stay inspired with me everyone!

Wondering what this #rainbowbadgechallenge is? Click on this link to see the rules (in English) : https://plus.google.com/114481352387700669506/posts/X3VAb8ZTzWo

🇩🇪 German translation is also available here: https://plus.google.com/108793821513864658309/posts/L3ExuwZ7Vxh 🇩🇪

Thanks. See you all next time.