Year of the Wolf Warrior

Hello all! Sorry for the lateness of this post, but I’ve finally managed to finish this wolf warrior themed sketch for this week’s main post (due yesterday). I was actually afraid to upload this as I thought I messed it up a great deal at 2am… but managed to pluck up the courage to upload it today.

Year of the Wolf Warrior

Year Of The Wolf: This piece gains inspiration from and is a twist of the Chinese zodiac “Year of the Dog”.

I did this using watercolour, gouache, and ink on a Saunders Waterford NOT pressed watercolour block. Size: 280 x 180mm.

I think the mistakes came instantly when I decided to draw directly onto the block without planning first. I ended up drawing and erasing marks repeatedly which damaged the surface, so when applying a wash after inking, the previously erased lines showed up.

I was gutted when this happened, but I’ll admit, I know Saunders is an amazing paper, but for me personally, it’s not for my kind of spontaneous ink and colour pieces. I should have treated my surface with more respect.

Moving on, I drew some Chinese calligraphy to suit the piece, and the writing literally means “Wolf” (as in the animal).

This warrior is different from the others I did because he isn’t equipped with any traditional weapons… however, he doesn’t need them! He has his fangs and claws to do damage with… he’s already equipped and ready to go!

Hope you enjoy as always. Cheers for now!

Feel free to like, comment, and follow me! Cheers!

Artwork in this post is Copyright 2018 Lazfar. All rights reserved.

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Old Skool Wolf

Happy New Year everyone! Sorry for the long gap in posting, I hosted Birdmas on G+ in December, and have forgotten to upload work here.

On a lighter note, This is my very first artwork of the year 2018!

Old Skool Wolf

Happy New Year! Old Skool Wolf: inspired by new year trends.

I’ve incorporated a couple of inspirations into this… Firstly, because I traditionally kick off the year with a Chinese zodiac based piece, I’ve done this year’s Chinese zodiac animal. 2018 is the Chinese year of the dog… however, with me being lone wolf spirited, I’ve decided to twist things a bit and do a “year of the wolf” theme instead.

My second inspiration is about Pantone’s colour of the year… I’ve found out it’s Ultra Violet! Being a strong, blue based violet colour is wonderful for me because it’s one of my personal favourite colours. To reflect this chosen colour of the year, I’ve used the nearest colour I could find in order to represent it.

This was done using inks on A4 paper. I’ve added another small twist with the phrase “OLD SKOOL 2018 A.K.A 1998” on the bottom right… being a retro nostalgia freak, that’s how I’ll approach being in 2018. Old school is back in session!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy! Here’s to a wonderful year… best wishes from me! See you next time!

Panther Vest Design Project

Hello all! In between Birdmas, I’ve been planning to do a project as a Christmas present for someone! Particularly, I aim to do a design on a vest, and the main part of the design will be a panther.

I was inspired by old anatomy sketches I did in 2014. See below.

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Quick Panther Sketches.

Using those, I’ve drawn this design in my sketchpad. I’ve yet to make some tweaks to it, and obviously there will be some colour added also. Once the design is finalised, it’ll be transferred onto the garment.

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Vest Design WIP: A striding panther accompanied with some flamboyant vintage text.

For translation and clarity, the text in the artwork says “STOOP”. Stoop is the nickname of the recipient of the vest.

Hope you enjoy for now! Thanks to all those who have stopped by to look
at this, and an even bigger thanks to those who have signed up to my Birdmas Challenge Club! Only 4 days to go!

If you wish to know more about my drawing challenge or want to sign up, please click on this G+ community link:

https://plus.google.com/communities/103097015165505783228

Anyone is welcome! (Provided I haven’t blocked you or you’re not a troll of course!)

Until next time! Thanks for stopping by!

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.

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!

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!