The BUZZ-INN wip

  • I really hope this inn's slogan is "You can Buzz Inn, or you can buzz off."

  • @Kevintreaccar Love it! ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • @Kevintreaccar Liquor stores are called off-licences in UK so my take-out hatch might be called the 'Buzz Off' (licence) or the Buzz-out. Although neither of those really make sense ๐Ÿ˜†

  • @lizardillo As long as people get the point, it doesnโ€™t have to make perfect, technical sense. I love the idea of The Buzz Out at the Buzz Inn.

    Buzz Inn, Buzz Out or buzz off

  • Well after a good few rounds of revisions and changes and tantrums and starting again, I have eventually finished the line work. I may have to go over some parts with a lighter line as the new template is making it a bit fuzzy and it hard to see some details. hoping to get the colour done tonight and tomorrow when I can fit it in.

    I'm not sure about the beehive chimneys coming out of the sides of the top part. Should I remove them?



  • @lizardillo Wowzers! You've gotten so much detail done. I love it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Amazing piece.

  • WOW!!!!!!! Soooo amazing, love all the detail!!!!

  • @lizardillo wow! I really love your design here!!

  • I think the chimneys are working. Just like the whole rest of the thing.

  • This is completely charming. I really like your line work here, and I love seeing how you worked through silhouettes and roughs to get to this point.

    I like the 2 little chimneys at the top- lots of busy, angled, active things to look at. My one comment is that the attachment of the structure to the branch above looks a little awkward, mainly because the top curve of the structure and the lower right part of the branch share a tangent that makes the branch seem squeezed.

  • Hi All,

    Thanks for the feedback. I have drawn back over with a thinner brush to try and keep the detail crisper.

    @Kevintreaccar I actually deleted the chimneys before seeing this but I have added them back in as chimney 'flower' pots. @Valerie-Light I have had a look at the branch connection again and gone back to a string loop to give a bit of space between the branch. Thanks for pointing this out. Hope this looks a little better.

    Thanks again everyone. It's a race to colour it now but I have really enjoyed this (eventually - after all of the frustrated revisions ๐Ÿ˜‚ ). The wooden cross beams will go on last, they may be a bit too much.

    Looking forward to having a good look through the prompt thread later and seeing everyone's entries.


  • @lizardillo I don't know how the colours will go, but I am Pretty sure this will be a winning piece. Congrats in advance!

  • @Georgios-Christopoulos thank you. Iโ€™m not sure if Iโ€™ve put too much on here to be honest, but Iโ€™ve enjoyed myself creating it. I love yours too. That shark on the top of the lighthouse has such a great expression.

  • The finished article. Thanks for your feedback all, it's really appreciated.


  • I hope you don't mind but I just wanted to say thank you so much for all of the feedback, support and encouragement. For someone just finding their feet and trying to start a career in something she's always loved, it really means a lot.โ  I've popped this on instagram but I just wanted to say it in person here.

    As someone not sure if how to approach potential clients I have found working to live briefs so useful and seeing everyone else's approach to the same brief is so great. I had not realised how wonderful it is to be part of a supportive and talented community who help and learn from each other.

    I would really love to be able to have all three prompts to put up on my portfolio site (when I rework it) so I can be one step closer to plucking up the to courage to pitch for some paid work in this new direction I am trying to go in. I have never drawn a full environment before so I may ask for a little help with this month's prompt if that is ok. I will try to help others as much as I can but I am always a little nervous about posting a comment. I'm a bit of a British introvert sorry.

    Drinks are on me in the Buzz Inn!! ๐Ÿบ ๐Ÿโ 

    CHEERS!! ๐Ÿป

    ::EDIT:: As Kevin has pointed out, he does look like he's drinking beer. Please be assured he is giving you a pint of non-alcoholic nectar. I should have thought about that ๐Ÿ˜ƒ #rookieerror


  • @lizardillo Ummmm, is your โ€œyoung travelerโ€ old enough for that drink?

  • @Kevin-Treaccar It's nectar as it has no alcohol. ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • @lizardillo I was so happy that the Buzz Inn got the win; it's an incredible design and beautiful piece! Looking forward to your May illustration, and crossing my fingers for you to secure the hat-trick.

  • Your process and final piece was a joy to see! Love, love, love the little details and humour in this. Outstanding.

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