Shadow Skeleton

Something a bit darker I thought I’d share, drawn with various coloured pencils on A4 Natural coloured paper and using a different type of blending technique – baby oil!

Drawing normally with coloured pencil, I shaded areas with necessary colour before using a water brush filled with baby oil to smooth the marks and blend for uniformity.

Shadow Skeleton

Shadow Skeleton: A shadow of my former self perhaps? Or perhaps the bare bones of starting again!

There is a small meaning behind this. The subject itself is actually a wolf skeleton that I’ve put in more of an upright human position. I sometimes represent myself as a she wolf, so this is representing me during this block of sorts that I’m having.

The dramatic lighting and shadow effects represent the double edged sword of being in the dark. One one hand, it’s a difficult and intimidating place to be, but on the other, it’s also the perfect place to meditate and plot a comeback. After all… I may be somewhat struggling, but I’m still here and I’ll get there in the end!

In any event, I thank you for passing by to view my work, hope you enjoy. Cheers for now!

Gargoyle Rush

Ugh… I have Finally had the strength to finish this drawing! I once again apologise for being so absent lately – my crippling block continues. I have also had to reconfigure my blogs and signature to show my artist name, Lazfar, but anyway… enough of that, on to this.

Gargoyle Rush – The final finished piece.

I took the last rough sketch of this and shaded everything using ink, in particular Winsor and Newton pigment markers. I’ve heard mixed reviews about these, but personally, I feel they’re pretty nice. They’re good to blend with and create interesting effects with the added value of being lightfast – lovely.

In terms of the piece itself, I’m not overly happy with it. I would have put even more time into this, but that would only be a hindrance, so I had to stop. I tried to make as much impact with it with movement and colour and even an atmospheric background, but it didn’t work out how I intended. The perspective could also be modified, but once again, spending more time on this would solve nothing.

In any case, I do hope you like this and I shall see you next time. Cheers!