Year of the Wolf Warrior

Hello all! Sorry for the lateness of this post, but I’ve finally managed to finish this wolf warrior themed sketch for this week’s main post (due yesterday). I was actually afraid to upload this as I thought I messed it up a great deal at 2am… but managed to pluck up the courage to upload it today.

Year of the Wolf Warrior

Year Of The Wolf: This piece gains inspiration from and is a twist of the Chinese zodiac “Year of the Dog”.

I did this using watercolour, gouache, and ink on a Saunders Waterford NOT pressed watercolour block. Size: 280 x 180mm.

I think the mistakes came instantly when I decided to draw directly onto the block without planning first. I ended up drawing and erasing marks repeatedly which damaged the surface, so when applying a wash after inking, the previously erased lines showed up.

I was gutted when this happened, but I’ll admit, I know Saunders is an amazing paper, but for me personally, it’s not for my kind of spontaneous ink and colour pieces. I should have treated my surface with more respect.

Moving on, I drew some Chinese calligraphy to suit the piece, and the writing literally means “Wolf” (as in the animal).

This warrior is different from the others I did because he isn’t equipped with any traditional weapons… however, he doesn’t need them! He has his fangs and claws to do damage with… he’s already equipped and ready to go!

Hope you enjoy as always. Cheers for now!

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Artwork in this post is Copyright 2018 Lazfar. All rights reserved.

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Old Skool Wolf

Happy New Year everyone! Sorry for the long gap in posting, I hosted Birdmas on G+ in December, and have forgotten to upload work here.

On a lighter note, This is my very first artwork of the year 2018!

Old Skool Wolf

Happy New Year! Old Skool Wolf: inspired by new year trends.

I’ve incorporated a couple of inspirations into this… Firstly, because I traditionally kick off the year with a Chinese zodiac based piece, I’ve done this year’s Chinese zodiac animal. 2018 is the Chinese year of the dog… however, with me being lone wolf spirited, I’ve decided to twist things a bit and do a “year of the wolf” theme instead.

My second inspiration is about Pantone’s colour of the year… I’ve found out it’s Ultra Violet! Being a strong, blue based violet colour is wonderful for me because it’s one of my personal favourite colours. To reflect this chosen colour of the year, I’ve used the nearest colour I could find in order to represent it.

This was done using inks on A4 paper. I’ve added another small twist with the phrase “OLD SKOOL 2018 A.K.A 1998” on the bottom right… being a retro nostalgia freak, that’s how I’ll approach being in 2018. Old school is back in session!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy! Here’s to a wonderful year… best wishes from me! See you next time!