Brusho Text Samples

Hello friends and followers! Unfortunately, whilst I had a nice idea of what I was going to upload today, I just couldn’t finish it in time (much to my brutal frustration), so in place of that, I present to you a couple of pieces of sample calligraphy I did mainly using masking fluid, and Brusho (a sort of powdered watercolour medium).

The following images are rather colourful, so just bear that in mind if you’re sensitive to colours.

 

 

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Yikes!: Strong overcooked Brusho colours galore!

This was more part of a playful “idea” session I done when I had some spare time and it certainly isn’t polished to perfection, but in any event, I do hope you like them!

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Determination: I’m going to need a lot of that at this rate…

For the sake of Translation, the Calligraphy reads “Determination” and “Yikes!”.

Inktober

Hooray for Inktober! A nice challenge for me to sink my block into. It’ll be starting this Sunday, and I actually can’t wait! I’ve already found the official prompt list. If anyone needs me to post the prompt list, let me know by commenting and I’ll reply with the list when I’m able.

For this year, I’m actually going to try and break (ahem) challenge myself even harder. How, I hear you mutter? Well… wait and see! I can’t promise it’d work (especially with my current empty brain) but I’m all for giving it a darn good go.

Until next time everyone!

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Canvas Rex

Hello friends and followers! Something more experimental I created, this is a drawing of a T-Rex mainly sketched from imagination. I did this using coloured pencils and ink on canvas board.

Canvas Rex

Dinosaur Material: Canvas Rex was completed using an ink and coloured pencil combo.

I wanted to see what I could achieve with these materials to help me with my block. Overall, it isn’t the best thing I’ve done by far. The anatomy and proportions are slightly out of place here and there, and the material was a tad punishing to my coloured pencils, but I suppose that’s what happens when you try to go outside of the box to experiment and take risks!

I love these canvas boards though…they have an appeal to me that I like. They are canvases that are flat enough to frame, yet strong, and I like the confidence I feel when working on strong surfaces. It’s just a shame that these are backed with coarse fabric… surfaces like this pair better with oil or acrylic paints, and less with the drawing media I like to use such as pencils or ink (although ink does adhere to canvas).

Anyhow, I hope you enjoy this and I shall see you next time (Hopefully I’ll be sticking to my regular Monday schedules). Cheers all!

Total Utter Sass

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Total Utter Sass: mainly drawn using two different coloured ballpoint pens.

Not particularly basic, but a doodle nonetheless… this was done purely as a fun concept of doing something sassy and classy for a change.

Hello friends and followers! Just wanted to say another huge apology for my long absence, and thanks for staying with me! This block and the autumnal weather is draining me a bit, so I’m taking time with blog projects. Please excuse me if I’m not as active here and bear with me in the meantime. I’m also sorry if any work I do upload may not seem the most interesting.

Right, now that’s out of the way… a few random facts for you all.

– Total Utter Sass was instead supposed to be a piece called “Sleeping Soldiers”, but I scrapped the idea… most probably because my head is empty. That concept was supposed to feature some creatures sleeping whilst keeping guard of something important along with some relevant text or phrase.
I may do this another time (?)

– If I was any more inspired and braver than I am now (I’m probably 0 on the scale of “inspired bravery” at the moment) T.U.S would be a digital piece.

– Finally, This was done using two coloured biro pens on cartridge paper (and white pen for highlights).

It’s times like this that I really appreciate things like Inktober (Which should be next month! Wahay!) I’m excited as it gives me the chance to draw things without having to worry as much… and it’s a load of fun. Thrilling!

Right, time to call it a day for now. In the meantime, I do hope you enjoy this, and I thank you for stopping by, it’s very much appreciated!

See you all next time!

Shadow Skeleton

Something a bit darker I thought I’d share, drawn with various coloured pencils on A4 Natural coloured paper and using a different type of blending technique – baby oil!

Drawing normally with coloured pencil, I shaded areas with necessary colour before using a water brush filled with baby oil to smooth the marks and blend for uniformity.

Shadow Skeleton

Shadow Skeleton: A shadow of my former self perhaps? Or perhaps the bare bones of starting again!

There is a small meaning behind this. The subject itself is actually a wolf skeleton that I’ve put in more of an upright human position. I sometimes represent myself as a she wolf, so this is representing me during this block of sorts that I’m having.

The dramatic lighting and shadow effects represent the double edged sword of being in the dark. One one hand, it’s a difficult and intimidating place to be, but on the other, it’s also the perfect place to meditate and plot a comeback. After all… I may be somewhat struggling, but I’m still here and I’ll get there in the end!

In any event, I thank you for passing by to view my work, hope you enjoy. Cheers for now!

Gargoyle Rush

Ugh… I have Finally had the strength to finish this drawing! I once again apologise for being so absent lately – my crippling block continues. I have also had to reconfigure my blogs and signature to show my artist name, Lazfar, but anyway… enough of that, on to this.

Gargoyle Rush – The final finished piece.

I took the last rough sketch of this and shaded everything using ink, in particular Winsor and Newton pigment markers. I’ve heard mixed reviews about these, but personally, I feel they’re pretty nice. They’re good to blend with and create interesting effects with the added value of being lightfast – lovely.

In terms of the piece itself, I’m not overly happy with it. I would have put even more time into this, but that would only be a hindrance, so I had to stop. I tried to make as much impact with it with movement and colour and even an atmospheric background, but it didn’t work out how I intended. The perspective could also be modified, but once again, spending more time on this would solve nothing.

In any case, I do hope you like this and I shall see you next time. Cheers!

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!