Happy Easter Monday all! This is a kind of Work In Progress I was going to do for my art challenge, but wasn’t confident enough to fulfil. I thought I’d do my very own twist on the “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” phrase.
Who’s wearing who!? : A wolf and “sheep” dressed as each other.
In this rough, I’ve drawn a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing and a Sheep (which is actually a goat) in Wolf’s Clothing. I liked the idea of having colourful backgrounds, but with the subjects themselves being coloured in a more dull and grungy way. It has a sort of macabre feel for a “spring” theme, but why not? That’s just me!
The marks and notes around the page are just miniature swatches and thoughts to help me with the next stage. Here’s hoping I can turn this practice into 2 ACEO’s!
Drawn using “line and wash” using ink, with Inktense pencils on a Lay-flat pad. I hope you enjoy! Cheers for now!
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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.
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.
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!
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Until next time! Thanks for stopping by!
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.
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!
Determination: I’m going to need a lot of that at this rate…
For the sake of Translation, the Calligraphy reads “Determination” and “Yikes!”.
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!
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.
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: 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!
Nothing special this time, just a doodle that I scribbled as a practice when I had spare time. This was drawn using ink with a brush for fun, though the unfortunate thing is that I made a couple of embarrassing mistakes.
Just Chillin’ – Duck this was error-tastic!
Firstly, I accidentally dropped the brush as I was inking and it rolled down the paper which was a disaster. I didn’t want to start all over again, so I just made some intentional spatter and grunge marks to make the composition more uniform.
Secondly, I misplaced the apostrophe in the slang word ” Chillin’ “. I realised too late that it was supposed to be at the end of the word, not in between the letters… Oops!
Anyway, I hope you all like this doodle regardless of the school girl errors…. Thanks so much for stopping by! See you all next time!
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.
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!
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:
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.
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!
Hello all. Apologies for being slightly absent… I decided to doodle something random as I am not feeling at my most inspired…
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.
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.