Firstly, apologies for my long absence. I’ve been having the mother of all artist blocks lately, so this project has had to take a back seat. Things have been frustrating and I feel alien here now at the moment, but I’m hoping things will improve.
Getting There: concept in progress.
Now for this, I absolutely hated the first sketch I did with a passion, so I decided to completely redraw it in pen (whilst ripping a lot of paper and hair out in the process). In doing so, I altered the perspective slightly and finally drew the Gargoyle sitting on the motorbike. I aim to colour this in fully for next time. I’m not sure exactly how it’ll come out I’ll be honest, but I do hope you like this for the time being.
*A special thanks in particular to those who are still following me even though I haven’t been here. I really respect and appreciate it.
Until next time, bye for now. Cheers for stopping by!
Hello all. I’ve decided not to take part in the drawing challenge I made, but I’m still moderating entries. In the meantime, I drew a couple of things:
Time to go ‘angling’: Geometric fish design done using fineliners on A4 cartridge paper.
This one is entitled “Geometric Fish”. It was inspired by one of the titles in my drawing challenge “Geometry or Shapes”. Though I am no longer taking part, I’ve seen some great entries for that title, and wanted to have a go myself.
Motorcycle work In progress: An unfinished piece in the making.
This is what I’m working on currently. Another title of my Mystery Box challenge is “Gargoyle” which has again inspired me to use that idea. I have drawn this motorbike and I plan to have a Gargoyle mounted on it. It’s only a work in progress that obviously needs work done to improve it, but stay tuned to see it finished!
That’s all for now. See you next time. Best wishes!
The finished piece from last week’s sketch. It’s an evil villain king sitting on his throne with a dragon on his shoulder. Completed on A3 cartridge paper in alcohol markers, I tried to layer and sculpt some atmosphere into this… In my opinion, it’s ever so slightly steampunk like. What do you think? (Apologies for bad quality photos).
Inked up and ready to colour: The inked image.
Fully fleshed: The final finished piece. Completed using alcohol ink.
My apologies for not being as active here by the way, I’ve tried to take a break from social media for a bit… Just to clear my head.
🎨 Drawing Challenge Idea Update 🎨
I have decided to fulfill the idea of a drawing challenge! There is enough interest for me to make a small casual one. Please tune in on Wednesday 17th May on G+. It’ll start on that day and is intended to last for 10 days.
Thanks all! That’s it for now… Best wishes for the week ahead!
Hello all. Apologies for being slightly absent… I decided to doodle something random as I am not feeling at my most inspired…
Untitled: I plan for it to be an evil villain king sitting on a throne chair with a baby dragon resting on his shoulder.
This started as a rough ‘on the spot’ doodle that wasn’t supposed to develop any further, but I’ve decided to go with it… I reckon it’d look good coloured in with alcohol pens.
Stay tuned to see it finished. Cheers all.
Hello all! Finally I have finished this piece… I’m sorry for not being so active here, I’ve been a bit busy and back and forth with this as well, so haven’t been able to be present so much.
Slick as a Magpie. Mixed media on paper.
As for this itself, this has been a bit of a chore and a bother to complete. I just couldn’t finish the oil slick effect to my liking, I tried all sorts of different media to emulate the effect… Coloured pencil and ink to name a couple, but it’s far harder than I thought initially… The only way I could possibly create that effect is to spend absolutely ages on this project copying every detail, and that’s just not practical.
In the end, I used acrylic inks, paint pens, and pouring medium to create the oil slick ink blot. I tried to swirl the colours around using the pouring medium and colours to create abstract shimmery effects, but that didn’t work… In the end, I tried to draw swirling patterns with paint pens. Unfortunately, that makes the end result look too opaque.
In my opinion, it looks more like a paint splat than an oily sheen, but I’ve had to stop here otherwise I’d spend forever doing this. I’m glad it’s finally done, but disappointed with the outcome. Either way, I hope you all enjoy. Oh, and sorry for the rubbish photo.
Cheers for now. Have a great week ahead!
I’ve been back and forth a few times…This project has been harder to work on than first thought. I actually had to retrace my design over and over again, due to wanting to add certain things to it, and also retracing it wrong each time, it’s been a bit grueling and frustrating…. And this is not finished just yet, but I’m getting there.
I’m still not satisfied with the sheen of the wings… I’m wanting to re-work certain areas over, and I’m really scared to complete the blot as I want it to be just right… Everything can still go terribly wrong at this stage, I’m plucking up courage bit by bit. Here’s hoping I will have completed this soon… I’m really dying to finish this drawing.
A special thanks to those who have followed me, both through this project, and in general. I really appreciate you all. Thanks ever so much.
🌷I also give my deepest sympathy for the recent terror attacks that happened in Russia and Sweden. My thoughts go to those affected. 🌷
That’s all for now, hope you enjoy! Have a great week ahead.
Hello everyone! After much scribbling, I’ve planned out the final position of the magpie using inspiration I gathered from last week. Shamefully though, I got so engrossed in magpie planning that I didn’t plan how the blot would look (oops). It’s probably going to be the hardest part too, as I plan for it to have a shining oil slick like sheen.
This was penciled in before I went in with a fine liner. You may be able to tell what I’ve done in pencil because of the marks on the page which I couldn’t erase… There are also a few other unintentional mistakes I made but I’m hoping that colouring will cover them up… Otherwise I’ll have to resort to using my light box to retrace it all…
The magpie itself will be coloured in with coloured pencil. I’m not sure about how the blot will be coloured though… I may or may not use the same medium, but feel free to make any suggestions!
That’s all for now, stay tuned for more next time!