OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – #BIRDMAS 2017 ART CHALLENGE!

LETS FILL DECEMBER WITH BIRDS! ALL CHALLENGERS WELCOME! STARTS 1ST DECEMBER 2017.

Yes… he’s back! Mr Birdmas has flown south this winter again to bring you all something fun to try!

Birdmas 2017 Poster

I’m inviting anyone at all to take part with me on this fun drawing, doodling, and painting challenge I’ve dubbed #Birdmas. It’s a challenge all about drawing or painting birds and is inspired by the Christmas carol ’12 days of Christmas’. The rules are simple and are as follows:

Draw/paint birds for 12 days in December. Minimum of 1 artwork for each day, but you can do more if you like. You can use ANY medium of your choice, and you can choose ANY bird(s) you like for each day, either real or made up. You don’t have to be detailed with your artwork! Each piece can be as basic or as detailed as you like, providing the subject is a bird. From doodles to final pieces, it doesn’t matter, just have fun with it!

Please tag your posts using #birdmas (in your description of each entry). It’s recommended that you use other additional tags, or even make a category, so that your work is more easily accessible to others, but this is optional.

It is advised that you don’t write the hashtag on your actual artwork… just in case you want to sell the work that you make!

You can draw/doodle/paint the birds in 3 ways. Either:

Number method Draw/paint a bird each day next to the number of the day you are on (e.g, if you’re on the 1st day, draw a bird next to the number 1…. 2nd day, draw a bird next to the number 2).

Quantity method Draw/paint as many birds relating to the day you are on 1 sheet of paper (e.g 1 bird on day 1… 2 birds on day 2…. 5 birds on day 5 etc).

Custom method If you find the above ways too challenging or you don’t understand them, you can just draw/paint 1 bird each day for 12 days in your own way.

Abstracts are allowed but they must hold at least some resemblance or connection to being a bird or having a bird form. Again, I really don’t mind if your pictures aren’t perfect, but unrelated abstracts or other artwork that feature no birds in them will not be accepted. Thank you for understanding.

You can only submit your own work for this challenge. Please do not submit anyone else’s work other than your own. If you did the work as a collaboration, please mention this in your description.

If you only want to share other people’s work just to share it, please be reasonable and ask them first, however it will not count as an entry. On another note, if you have posted work that you don’t want other people to share, you can click ‘disable reshares’ to stop others from sharing it that way.

Changes to these rules may happen at any time to improve the overall quality and fairness of this challenge.

As said previously, I have intentions to make a community for this challenge, hopefully I can give updates about that. If one is made, I’ll let you know, and you can post your entries there.

Please feel free to reshare this post around so people get a chance to see this and play along. If you don’t want to join or can’t join, that’s fine, you can just watch me do this challenge, but any challengers of any ability are highly welcome! I will be predominantly monitoring this on G+, however, please do let me know if you take part. It’ll be fun and interesting to see who joins!

That’s it! Feel free to leave comments or questions!

Remember, challenge officially starts on December 1st. Thanks kindly… Cheers all! Enjoy!

Poster was hand drawn by myself using pencils and ink. Copyright Lazfar 2017.

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Birdmas: 3 to 12

Hello all. Today is officially the last day of Birdmas. I’ve been so busy in this challenge supporting people on G+ that I haven’t had time to upload my work here! But just so you get to see, here are my entries 3 – 12:

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3 myths phoenix (coloured pencil)

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4 grunge robins (acrylic ink)

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5 GOLD STARLINGS!! (watercolour and ink)

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6 -drunken- merry penguins (pen ink)

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7 action gulls (this one was done as a roughly drafted comic! Graphite pencil)

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8 street vultures (wax crayons and ink)

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2 big mistakes (done for the 9th day, but I was so disappointed in this one, I gave up and left it as is. Done in watercolour on the right, graphite pencil on the left)

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10 rooster warriors (biro pen ink)

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11 lively blue tits (Chinese chip colours)

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12 magpies (watercolour and ink)

That’s all for today! If you have participated in this challenge, well done! If you have any questions, please leave a comment, and if you want to know what this challenge is all about, please see my earlier posts. Cheers all! See you next time!

Birdmas: 2 Random Birds

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#birdmas 2nd day: 2 random birds. On the 2nd day of Birdmas ideas gave to me…

2 random birds,
And a toucan on a bare tree!

Hello all! For Today’s Birdmas entry I have drawn 2 birds in a very simple way using a single pencil. This is to prove that anyone and everyone of any ability can join! I have even sacrificed my dignity to film myself in a short demo so you can see exactly how I did this. (Please excuse my horrible voice)

You can watch the video by clicking this link:

In this video, I time myself to see exactly how long I take to draw this artwork. I made a hell of a lot of mistakes, (I even said ‘founding member’ when I meant to say ‘founding mother’!) Even though I made mistakes, I’m not fussed… because I’m human, just like the rest of you.

Additionally, Birdmas isn’t a competition to see who can draw the most polished bird. It’s purely about having fun and being free with your art. This is a no stress zone, so please don’t feel under pressure to draw a perfect bird each time! Of course, if you want to do a detailed birdmas post, go ahead, but if not? That’s fantastic too!

Cheers and I hope you all enjoy both my sketch, and my video. Comments are welcome. Thank you for stopping by! 😊

Wondering what on earth Birdmas is? It’s a fun challenge! Please see this link for details:

Make sure you hashtag your Birdmas posts with #birdmas. Cheers! 🐦

🐥 Stick around as I complete another bird piece tomorrow! Stay inspired everyone! 🐥

Birdmas: 1 Toucan

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On the first day of Birdmas, ideas gave to me, a toucan in a bare tree.

Hello all, today’s Birdmas drawing is a toucan. I did this in line and wash using watercolour and gouache. I do hope you enjoy my work! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s piece!

Wondering what on earth Birdmas is? It’s a fun challenge! Please see this link for details:

Make sure you hashtag your Birdmas posts with #birdmas. Cheers! 🐦

For questions, please feel free to leave them here. Cheers for now!

Birdmas Art Challenge

I challenge all and exclude no one! Feel free to join, see details below!

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#BIRDMAS 2016 ART CHALLENGE! LETS FILL DECEMBER WITH BIRDS! ALL CHALLENGERS WELCOME!

Hello all! I’m inviting anyone at all to take part with me on this fun drawing and painting challenge I’ve dubbed #Birdmas. It’s a challenge all about drawing or painting birds and is inspired by the Christmas carol ’12 days of Christmas’. The rules are simple and are as follows:

Draw/paint birds for 12 days in December (1 artwork for each day). You can use ANY medium of your choice, and you can choose ANY bird(s) you like for each day. You don’t have to be detailed with your artwork! Each piece can be as basic or as detailed as you like. From silly doodles to final pieces, it doesn’t matter, just have fun with it!

You can draw/paint the birds in 3 ways. Either:

– Draw/paint a bird each day next to the number of the day you are on (e.g, if you’re on the 1st day, draw a bird next to the number 1…. 2nd day, draw a bird next to the number 2).

– Draw/paint as many birds relating to the day you are on 1 sheet of paper (e.g 1 bird on day 1… 2 birds on day 2…. 5 birds on day 5 etc).

– If you find the above ways too challenging or you don’t understand them, you can just draw/paint 1 bird each day for 12 days in your own way.

You can even mix all three methods if you choose. Also, please tag your posts using #birdmas. Challenge starts today but you can start later on in December if you like!

If you don’t want to join or cannot join for whatever reason, that’s fine, you can just watch me do this challenge. But any challengers are highly welcome! Please feel free to reblog and reshare this post around so people get a chance to see this. Also feel free to leave comments! Thanks kindly… Cheers all!