Geometry and Scribble

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:

Geometric Fish

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.

 

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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!

Unevil King

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).

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Inked up and ready to colour: The inked image.

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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!

Slick as a Magpie

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.

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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!

Spewer

Spewer

A drawing of a lizard spewing slime I did using a range of alcohol based markers and Posca pens. I must admit, (for want of a better phrase…) I felt a bit ‘blocky’ whilst doing this. This was done on the spot, although I was inspired by some graffiti I saw here featuring a dinosaur. I particularly loved the details in the scaly skin in the design, so decided to do something similar and add my own effects.

I don’t typically draw considered pieces using alcohol based markers, but for the sake of giving them a go and getting better with them, I thought I’d try them out. I often layer darker colours on top of lighter ones for depth… and that’s how I created the background effects and scales of the lizard… I then did finishing touches with a white Posca pen and yellow on top.

I do hope you like this piece. Thanks for stopping by!

Feel free to like, comment, and follow me! Cheers all! See you next time!

Wendigo Tribute

Hello all. Today I’m uploading a tribute painting in honour of a very special friend of mine.

I don’t normally post things relating to my personal life, but today in particular is a very sad day for me as it marks exactly one year ago since Wendigo, one of my cats, passed away. I love and miss him with all my heart and soul, so it only felt right to take time out to do this tribute painting for him.

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Copying from a photograph, I used senelier watercolours on NOT pressed watercolour paper. I had to use a bit of creative license for this as the photograph itself is rather dark and awkward. He is black and white, but had to darken parts of the white fur for depth. I also added some spatter effects to try and boost his portrait a bit more. Finally to finish, I added some relevant text, which I did quickly using a brush pen and fineliner.

For translation purposes, the text on my artwork reads:

“Wendigo. No matter what, you will always be my prince! We miss you! 5th June 2007 – 27th February 2016″

Wendigo meant a lot to us here. He had tons of character, and was also very regal. Because of this, I nicknamed him “the prince”. Although no one here will quite understand, I hope that at least you enjoy my artwork for today.

For those who’ve ever lost a pet or animal family member, my thoughts are also with you. Thank you.

Best wishes to everyone and I’ll see you next time.

Detailed and Doodled

Good evening! Tonight, I have two drawings to show you. You lucky things! See below.

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WROAH! I bet you didn’t expect this!!

The above drawing I completed is of Blanka, a character from the fighting game series, Street fighter. I actually copied this freehand using Faber Castell polychromos colour pencils on Bristol Board paper.

It took some time, and I cannot do much with this as it isn’t original, but it was nice to take a break just to draw this. It saddens me slightly, if only it wasn’t just fan art. I drew this from an already made image that someone else drew.

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Here is the image I drew my version from. *DISCLAIMER* I did NOT create this version, and sadly, I don’t know who did.

*SECOND DISCLAIMER : The Street Fighter series and it’s characters were produced by Capcom. The characters themselves are not mine and I do not intend any copyright infringement. I only did the pencil drawing in this post. Copyrights belong to their respective owners.*

Now I’ve got that out of the way, I can move onward. Because I’ve been busy in general, and I spent a lot of time on the fan art, I decided draw something that’s a bit on the “quirky and quick” side.

Ocean Monster Doodle

A nice simple contrast and a more original doodle using only sepia coloured ink pens.

This was done using Faber Castell PITT artist pens on NOT pressed watercolour paper to be specific. It’s just a silly doodle of a sea monster creature drawn from my imagination. I do hope you like it!

Hope you enjoy this weeks post. Bye for now and enjoy!

Ragfire (Competition Win)

Hello all! Going to keep this short and sweet… But basically, I entered a small competition on a community page in G+. The subject of the competition was to draw a magic using battle character/comic book character/superhero that either, pre exists, or is designed by yourself.

I designed my own character named Ragfire, a fire warrior that was drawn by myself using ball point pens. He is from my imagination, but inspired by old school mages and similar designs. I wasn’t very happy with my entry… But nonetheless, submitted it in and it was picked as top 5 to go through to vote!

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Yep! This is Ragfire. In all his arcane glory. I took a complete plunge with this one!

 

🎆 Long story short, I won!! By a 38% majority!! I never thought I’d win with this, but I did!! Whoo! Time to celebrate! 🎆

I only entered in to give it a go… But I came out in top! The moral of the story here is: never be afraid even just to try something! You never know what it could lead to!

Until next time, enjoy! 😁