Motorcycle Rough Update

Firstly, apologies for my long absence. I’ve been having the mother of all artist blocks lately, so this project has had to take a back seat. Things have been frustrating and I feel alien here now at the moment, but I’m hoping things will improve.

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Getting There: concept in progress.

Now for this, I absolutely hated the first sketch I did with a passion, so I decided to completely redraw it in pen (whilst ripping a lot of paper and hair out in the process). In doing so, I altered the perspective slightly and finally drew the Gargoyle sitting on the motorbike. I aim to colour this in fully for next time. I’m not sure exactly how it’ll come out I’ll be honest, but I do hope you like this for the time being.

*A special thanks in particular to those who are still following me even though I haven’t been here. I really respect and appreciate it.

Until next time, bye for now. Cheers for stopping by!

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:

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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!

Untitled Work In Progress

Hello all. Apologies for being slightly absent… I decided to doodle something random as I am not feeling at my most inspired…

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Untitled: I plan for it to be an evil villain king sitting on a throne chair with a baby dragon resting on his shoulder.

This started as a rough ‘on the spot’ doodle that wasn’t supposed to develop any further, but I’ve decided to go with it… I reckon it’d look good coloured in with alcohol pens.

Stay tuned to see it finished. Cheers all.

Magpie Project Update

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I’ve been back and forth a few times…This project has been harder to work on than first thought. I actually had to retrace my design over and over again, due to wanting to add certain things to it, and also retracing it wrong each time, it’s been a bit grueling and frustrating…. And this is not finished just yet, but I’m getting there.

I’m still not satisfied with the sheen of the wings… I’m wanting to re-work certain areas over, and I’m really scared to complete the blot as I want it to be just right… Everything can still go terribly wrong at this stage, I’m plucking up courage bit by bit. Here’s hoping I will have completed this soon… I’m really dying to finish this drawing.

A special thanks to those who have followed me, both through this project, and in general. I really appreciate you all. Thanks ever so much. 

🌷I also give my deepest sympathy for the recent terror attacks that happened in Russia and Sweden. My thoughts go to those affected. 🌷

That’s all for now, hope you enjoy! Have a great week ahead.

Magpie in Progress

Hello everyone! After much scribbling, I’ve planned out the final position of the magpie using inspiration I gathered from last week. Shamefully though, I got so engrossed in magpie planning that I didn’t plan how the blot would look (oops). It’s probably going to be the hardest part too, as I plan for it to have a shining oil slick like sheen.

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This was penciled in before I went in with a fine liner. You may be able to tell what I’ve done in pencil because of the marks on the page which I couldn’t erase… There are also a few other unintentional mistakes I made but I’m hoping that colouring will cover them up… Otherwise I’ll have to resort to using my light box to retrace it all…

The magpie itself will be coloured in with coloured pencil. I’m not sure about how the blot will be coloured though… I may or may not use the same medium, but feel free to make any suggestions!

That’s all for now, stay tuned for more next time!

Magpie Roughs

Hello once again everyone! I have nothing special to bring yet, I’m in the rough stages of a new side project – creating a “Sister bird out of blot” piece inspired by a piece I did in 2015.

Before I get on to explaining anything, I would like to dedicate the roughs sketches in this post to Keith Palmer and the rest of the victims from the recent London attack. I think what happened is appalling… and especially upsetting because I’m a Londoner myself. My kindest of thoughts to those affected.

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You Came To See This Bird – A crow flying out of an ink blot.

My current blog project is to draw a dramatic magpie piece in the style of the artwork I created above. Even though I’m used to drawing birds (I can thank my Birdmas project for this), my mind just hasn’t been able to tune into this project… I just can’t grasp anything at the moment, which is frustrating to say the least, however I tried to remedy this by doing some warm up sketches below.

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Magpie silhouette – I really like the dagger shaped tail of this species.

 

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Bird Silhouettes – Drawn to compare with magpie. All of them were drawn in water soluble wax pastels. They blend rather nice when moved with water to create smooth gradient colours.

Firstly, I drew silhouettes of a magpie, and then silhouettes of other birds to help me gauge basic shapes and the differences in shape between species. I did them in a black, blue, green, yellow gradient to get me used to the colours I’ll be using to sketch the sheen of my magpie’s wings.

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Spot the difference –  two different species of magpie. Both have similarities and differences

I then drew two different species of magpie side, and shortly afterwards, a magpie’s wing (below). all of which is just as reference to help me make things more realistic when I do my final piece.

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Now if only I can get the colour blending perfect…

Lastly, I did some very quick action sketches (below) to give me ideas about what pose I should draw. I drew these roughs either in graphite pencil, or water soluble wax pastels on paper.

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Action in flight – bird poses for future reference.

I’m still not feeling entirely confident about this, but here’s hoping a spark of inspiration can go off…

That’s all for now. Thanks for stopping by. And although these are only roughs, I do hope you like them. Cheers!

Artwork in this post has mostly been drawn from reference by myself. Rough action sketches are Copyright Levi Richards 2017. All rights reserved.

Black & Gold

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This is a rough design of an action poster I aim to complete digitally, in order to get me back into digital drawing. I also aim to enter the final digital design into another small contest if I have time.

The action scene features a heroine fighting a fire demon in a large underground volcanic cave. Unbeknownst to her, a titanic sized dragon is behind her and is preparing to attack her for entering it’s territory. I didn’t really have a name for this, so just came up with a generic name that sounds reasonably dramatic.

I had an idea for how this design would look, in particular, the flavour of the piece and the fighting poses of the combatants, however, I had to change the idea several times as I doubted myself each time… I naturally want as much impact and drama here as possible. To fulfill this after doubting myself took some work, but I hope you all like this sketch for now.

See all you with an updated version soon hopefully. Take care!