St Georges Day Batch

‘Ello mates! Happy St Georges day! 🇬🇧

…Well alright, I’m a day late (both for uploading and for St Georges)…. these were supposed to be uploaded yesterday, but I was too tired to upload them then, so have posted this now.

I used the time I could get to create these for Tiny Treasures, and (obviously!) these are inspired by the English patron saint, St George. Please don’t kill me for yet another horrendous photograph… I’m aware that there’s a terrible glare at the bottom, but I couldn’t try to arrange these any better.

ST Georges Batch

Pride Of The English: ACEO batch inspired by our national St Georges Day.

I completed the designs using ink for outlines, and various coloured pencils, ink, and inktense pencils for the colours, layering to get gradated effects.

I actually challenged myself within this challenge by drawing a horse… in my eyes, besides figures and portraits, horses are the most unforgiving living subjects to draw, even in this style… There’s so much to pay attention to when drawing them, and getting one factor wrong means trouble… but I quite enjoyed doing this batch overall.

Tally = 27

All of these designs are Trading Card/ACEO size 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Designs are named the following:

Top Left: The Dragon (Why did I forget to draw his wings??)
Top Right: English She Wolf
Bottom Left: George-Fiti
Bottom Right: Man and Mount

Please note that I’m still quite busy, so forgive me for my absence, but I’ll try to be around when I have time.

💡Still in the dark about my Tiny Treasures art challenge and want to know more? 💡 Please check out the rules post link below:👇

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LeviLazfarRichards/posts/GqdqEDdUy9t

Thanks so much for stopping by as always… I do hope you enjoy! Cheers! 🎈

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Wolf and Sheep Batch

And finally… these two beasties have been coloured in and are now finished. I must say, I’m not sure whether I like them or hate them, but they’re as close as I’m going to get to what I had planned for this concept…

Additionally, I’m still not 100% satisfied that I like my designing format… I’m feeling urgent about making my designs look less flat… but admittedly, I’m somewhat struggling to figure it out.

I completed both ACEO’s using Inktense pencils as before, only this time, I added some white ink highlights for interest. See below.

Wolf and Sheep ACEO's
Wolf and Sheep Size Comparison

Photo 1 Shows the finished ACEO deisgns
Photo 2 Shows the ACEO’s next to my original planned sketches.

My tally is now 23 (I don’t include the large sketches they’re there just for size comparison).

Both of the final designs are Trading Card/ACEO size 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Designs are named the following:

(Top photo)  Left: Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
(Top photo) Right: Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing

Please note My posting schedule might become more irregular from here, but I’ll try to still be active given the circumstances. Thanks for staying with me!

Still in the dark about my Tiny Treasures art challenge and want to know more? Please check out the rules by clicking on the G+ post link below:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LeviLazfarRichards/posts/GqdqEDdUy9t

Thanks so much for stopping by… Until next time!

Tiny Treasures Batch 3

For this next misc batch, I did some more skulls! I again wanted to put some variations on the designs, but for consistency, I decided to focus on one subject this time round, and as my previous skulls design was very popular (and also somewhat nostalgic to draw), I decided that this would be the subject of choice for this batch.

MISC Batch 3

Left: Jolly Old Roger
Top Middle: Demon Skull
Right: Skull and Snake
Bottom Middle: Twinfire Skulls

These were all done using ink for an initial outline, and coloured either using Inktense water soluble coloured pencils or other wax coloured pencils. Apologies for another bad photo, I’ve never exactly been adept at photography…

Now for the wolves…Metal wolves now for my next batch. By the way, I’m aware that I’m hideously late with post this for which I apologise… I’ve been somewhat busy, but also think that I may be experiencing a rough patch creative wise, you’ll have to bear with me if you can. See the wolves batch below:

Wolf Batch 3

Top left: Gold Sabre Wolf
Top Middle: Coppa Wolf (Coppa as in “Copper” but in a British accent, haha)
Top Right: Silver With Anger
Bottom: Grand Gold Wolf

I did all of these using metallic pigments and inks for the background (in gold, silver, and copper). As for the wolves themselves, I used simple black ink. I struggled to get the black ink to stick to the metallic background, but wanted to go out of the box and try this style out to boost my collection a little bit.

All of these are Trading Card/ACEO size 2.5 x 3.5 inches. I now have a tally of 21.

Still in the dark about my Tiny Treasures art challenge and want to know more? Please check out the Tiny Treasures rules post link below:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LeviLazfarRichards/posts/GqdqEDdUy9t

As always, thanks for stopping by! Enjoy! 🙂

Feel free to like, comment, and follow me! See you all next time and thanks for reading along… Cheers!

Tiny Treasures Second Batches

Hello again! Here’s my second batch of ACEO designs, I had inspiration to do a howling wolf in my “colour before black” method, and the other two are based on a she-wolf character called “Boundie” from my Inktober comic, Back 2 The Liner. They were done using inks and watercolour pencils.

Wolf Batch 2

Top: Wolf In The Moon
Bottom Left: Young Boundie
Bottom Right: Adult Boundie

I’ve just been dawdling, experimenting, and having fun with it… when I have time of course! I might make more serious designs, but to do that, I must become one with the size I’m working with.

I’ll admit, I don’t typically work on terribly large paper… but I’m not accustomed to working to the size of an average playing card either. Perspective and foreshortening might have to be implemented more in future in order for me to create designs to my satisfaction… I don’t want my collection to look too static.

MISC Batch 2

Top Left: Purple Rabbit With 3 Eyes (this one is based on another joke)
Top Right: 3 Eyed Monster Rabbit (so is this one! Same joke.)
Bottom Left: Boom Shower
Bottom Right: Hoard ‘O’ Skulls

I completed this misc batch, again using various media. The “Boom” design using mainly watercolour pencils, skulls in graphite pencil and the rabbits using inks and mica watercolours.

All of these are Trading Card/ACEO size 2.5 x 3.5 inches. I now have a tally of 12.

Anyone of any ability is welcome in my challenge. You can make artwork in all sorts of sizes like this… or tile format, small greetings card format… any small format or object less than A5 in size. Join us and have fun with it! Here are the rules if you’re interested:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LeviLazfarRichards/posts/GqdqEDdUy9t

As always, thanks for stopping by! Enjoy! 🙂

I’m always very grateful for likes and comments… and especially more so for anyone who follows me! Cheers!

Tiny Treasures First Batches

Hello all and so sorry for the delay in posting these…. these are a group of various Trading card/ACEO designs I’ve done for my current art challenge held in my G+ Art Challenge community. The challenge itself is known as “Tiny Treasures” and the idea is to do many small artworks equal to, or smaller than, A5 in size.

Wolf batch 1

The wolf Batch. Top: Brit wolf
Left: From Tame to Wild Wolf
Right: Year of The Wolf

I plan to make a wolf collection (naturally) similar to the pieces above. For flavour and to make things not too biased, I’ll also be making a collection of varying designs done in my style like the examples below.

MISC Batch 1

The Misc Batch. Top: Triwing Club Badge (This is the design of badge I made for my community)
Bottom: “Come As You Are” Graffiti
Right: My Walrus Likes To eat Snails (A piece inspired by a joke I made with someone on G+)

I completed them using various media, mainly inks, pencils, coloured pencils, and watercolour paints depending on the designs. All of these are Trading Card/ACEO size 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

Anyone of any ability is welcome in my challenge. You can make artwork in all sorts of sizes like this… or tile format, small greetings card format… any small format or object less than A5 in size. Join us and have fun with it! Here are the rules if you’re interested:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LeviLazfarRichards/posts/GqdqEDdUy9t

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week! 🙂

I’m always very grateful for likes and comments… and especially more so for anyone who follows me! Cheers!

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.