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Phoenix sketches for a shield design

I've been deep in a pile of client projects so I barely get a chance to do anything more than a doodle for myself these days, and they're not really worth sharing, so here's something I did for work.

I'm making a design for a shield of a House in a college (yes they actually have those in UK for real! I thought it was just a Harry Potter thing). They loved my Phoenix illustration so they've asked me to do something similar.

Phoenix sketches

Excuse me for the obnoxious copyright notice, but the last time I drew a phoenix it's been traced and ripped off in so many ways it's not even funny anymore (and I've managed to take down those I've found on stock vector sites).

Here are some quick shield mock-ups I sent the client along with the sketches:

Phoenix shield

Before that, I did some warm-up doodles with a brush pen, I kinda like them so here they are:

Phoenix ink doodles

Each took about a minute, it's a wonder what you can do with a brush, sometimes I feel like it's drawing itself and I don't have anything to do with it. I might make some Photoshop brushes with some of these soon, hmm.

EDIT: Here's the finished Phoenix design on my portfolio website.

Phoenix design

The Sketchbook Project - Shame

Page 9 of The Sketchbook Project. Fine-liner & white gel pen in a 12.5x18cm sketchbook.

Shame - ink drawing of a girl with flowing hair

Trying out a more "minimal" approach here, except the hair of course, since it's all about hair in this sketchbook :)

Flora and Fauna the endless doodle

This was a project I did for a DeviantART group Swirly Artists, called the Endless Doodle. Each artist continues by building on the previous image and then develops his doodle freely. The progression looks quite nice, so be sure to take a look at the link.

Flora and fauna colored ink doodle

Brush pen, watercolor and colored pencils on an A5 Winsor & Newton sketchbook.
Here's just a pure ink piece:

Flora and fauna ink doodle

I would have probably left it like this if it wasn't a part of a project, but I was continuing from a doodle that had some bright colors in it, so leaving my own part black and white wouldn't make sense.

On a different note, I'm really terrible taking on projects like this while I have piles of work to do.

Art nouveau antler girl

Art nouveau antler girl black and gold

Brush pen, acrylic paint and markers in my Moleskine sketchbook.

Crystals and demons

I took out some pieces of my gemstones collection and sketched them - just watercolor, no pencil sketch. Some of them I'm very satisfied with, others are not as good.

Crystals watercolor sketches - quartz, amethyst, citrine, moldavite, fulgurite, labradorite, desert rose

Watercolor in a Lega-lega sketchbook.

Morana and demon

A mechanical pencil sketch for a painting I'll do, but I don't know when and it will look quite different, at least I imagined it different.

Cup of coffee sketch

Sketched this morning while having a coffee with my friends.
Watercolor in a Lega-lega sketchbook, no pencil sketch so it's a bit crooked.

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