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!

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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!

From Tame To Wild

This is a combined piece made up of the two entries, “Tame” and “Wild” I made for my own #Duality Art Challenge held in my G+ community.

From Tame To Wild

From Tame To Wild: A combination of my chosen dualities.

At last these are finished. My apologies for the lacklustre photo, these pieces separately measure 320mm x 240mm which is bigger than my scanner. Consequently, I had to wait a day for better lighting (This was actually finished on Monday night) and had to rely on my mediocre photography skills.

The combined piece measures 320mm x 480mm. Not including small corrections, this was all done entirely using ink fineliners ranging from 0.3 to 0.5 in size.

 

Tame

My first duality, Tame. This is the first half of the main piece.

“Tame” idea: To have a wolf drawn cart moving along a rocky mountainous terrain to symbolise the “hard work” and ethics involved with being tame. Taming whip would be the main focus, whipping the main wolf to be tame whilst it merges into “Wild”. There’s a frame made of chains, and also, a subtle cliche of a chair in the lower part of this.

Text reads “Damn Right I’m Tame”. Drawn in serif style, but with complimentary colours to the text drawn in “Wild”.

 

Wild

My second duality, Wild. This is the oher half.

“Wild” idea: For the main wolf to look ferocious. Broken chains, a lightning strike, and a fierce colour palette are supposed to dominate the piece. I’ve also doodled a howling wolf, some monsters and other little drawings as the overall style was supposed to be almost “doodle book”.

Text reads “But I’m Also Wild”. Drawn in rebellious graffiti, but with complimentary colours to the text drawn in “Tame”.

Am I happy with the result? Yes and no. For the positive part, I’ll say that I’m happy with some of the dynamism and the way I’ve hatched in background colour. The main wolf in the combined piece also stands out as the main focus which is what I had intended.

What I’m unhappy about is my idea for the “Tame” part. I’ll admit, I had almost no idea about how I’d show this initially, but slowly enough, an idea came to me to include the wolf drawn cart, and (like in my rough) the taming whip. I drew a landscape for the cart to move on, but as I began to finalise this idea, a second one came to mind to make the wolf drawn cart the main subject all on it’s own with the whipped main wolf and text. I couldn’t change my mind at this point… I was committed to a lesser idea because of time constraints. I have huge regrets as a result.

Overall, it is what it is, and I think I’ll eventually learn to accept this for how this turned out. Lesson learned though – don’t draw large pieces with tiny fineliners.

In any event I hope you enjoy this as always.

You’re more than welcome to like, comment, and follow me! I really appreciate it all. Cheers for now everyone!

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.