Thursday, September 19, 2019

Thursday's sketch and New #Sketch_Battles Theme!

Today's sketch are page 12, panels 10 and 11 of the Valeria book series #19 "The Edge of the Great Void".

And below are the original panels from the brilliant, French cartoonist, Mezieres(inspiration for and lead designer on the "5th Element" film).

Tools- Pigma Micron PN pen, Jellyroll white pen.

                    (Click on images to enlarge)
 (And the original!)

If you like what you see here, I recommend checking out one or all of the Cinebook's "Valerian and Laureline" series, you won't be sorry you did!

And last we forget, here's our newest #Sketch_Battles Theme 8!

Girl with one or more pets watching exciting movie at home.
(Click on image to view and participate!)
Enjoy!- Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Sketch_battles Theme 7!

##Sketch_Battles "Battling the blank page!"

Theme 7- redraw a panel from a comic, pick something challenging.

 For this ,I picked a panel from the Valerian comic "At the Edge of the Great Void" because the artist Mezieres always amazes me on how he can fit so much world, characters, and dialog into a scene and the panel will still not feel compressed.

 I changed the girl because I felt like it, and the bent knee from the original was the catalyst, yet I still tried to give her that long alien look. #

Tools-pigma Micron pens, Jellyroll white.
(Click on images to enlarge!)

(From original)

(The book)

If you haven't read any of this series your missing out!- Mikey>( ^ - ^ )>

Friday, September 13, 2019

Next week's #Sketch_Battles Theme 7

#Sketch_Battles Theme 7-
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So this week was been busy, I've been given some really great drawing Opportunities and 
Have been pulling a lot of late nights  and all nighters this week as a result .

I even put out a new book of dream stories, "Garbage Fries", with my friend Becky and the dog Taco, who wishes his name was Tyson, after Mike.

A small test run of books we printed up, sold out in 2 days, so we are off to the printer for a new batch!

But despite how busy it's been ,the bro, Matt and I still made time to enjoy some Blaze Pizza tonight.
 At this point it's almost a weekly tradition.  
(Click on image to enlarge!)
See you all next week!- Mikey>( ^ - ^)<

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Wednesday's #Sketch_Battles "Battling the blank page"- post #6

#Sketch_Battles Theme 6- Draw a character exploring an underground environment.

Today Since this post is so late(fell asleep at art desk, don't recommend.) I've decided to show a little look at my process.
Tools-orange pencil, Pen, white out, inkwash.
                         Enjoy!_Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

(Click on images to enlarge.)


Thursday, September 5, 2019

Thursday's theme and #Sketch_Battles Theme 6!

Today's sketch also happens to also include next week's Theme for Wednesday's  #Sketch_Battles "Battling the blank page!"
Theme 6- Draw a character exploring an underground environment.

Be creative, push yourself,  and have fun, post Wednesday(on Instagram using #Sketch_Battles)!

Below Image was created with Sakura Micron PN, Jelly Roll white pen, and Toned with Clip art Studio.
   (Click on image to enlarge.)
Enjoy!- Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<


Wednesday's #Sketch_Battles "Battling the blank page"- post #5

#Sketch_Battles theme 5 Draw a Studio Gibli film character or scene, I chose the film  "Princess Mononoki" . Tools-Pen, white out, 3 color pencils.
(Click images to enlarge)

                         Enjoy!- Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Friday, August 30, 2019 Friday's sketch and the new Sketch Battles theme

Hey everyone so Thursday's sketch and theme update turned into Friday's ,as I fell asleep in the middle of posting(oops :/ )!

But here we are with 2 of the sketchcards out of the 100 cards I did, promoting the return of "Cyberfrog" the popular 90's comic now being revamped by his original creater, Ethan Van Sciver(1st image Pen, copic markers. 2nd image pen and watercolors)!
               (Click on images to view larger)
             New #Sketch_Battles theme5
              for all you Miyuzaki fans!!!!

Hope to see more of you participating this Wednesday  in #Sketch_Battles "Battling the blank page." weekly exercises. 
Come post on Instagram,  let's have some fun!-                                -Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Wednesday's #Sketch_Battles "Battling the blank page"- post #4

This weeks #sketch_Battles
 theme#4- Pirates vs. Ninja!

For this piece I used a sakuma pigma PN(plastic nib pen), a jellyrol white pen and 2 warm grey copic markers.
(Click on images to emlarge)
Enjoy!-Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Wednesday #Sketch_Battles - "Battling the blank page." #3

This weeks #sketch_Battles
 theme#3- Draw a superhero or supervillain party.

Mikey, chose a superhero pool Party...well a party of two really, featuring himself and Tigra from the Avengers.

                   (Click on images to enlarge)

All done in orange and blue Color pencil, a black ink pen.

                        Enjoy!- Mikey>( ' - ' )<

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Thursday sketch and Theme-oops!

Thursday's SKetch Battles Theme update, slipped my mind so here is a little comic strip sketch of Mikey at the beach, thinking it's time to take this keto thing more seriously(brush pen).
                       (Click image to enlarge)

Looking forward to seeing your post next Wednesday. Have a great weekend everyone!
                                -Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Wednesday -#Sketch_Battles: "Battling the blank page!" Theme 2

This weeks #sketch_Battles theme#2, redesign a scene from your favorite Disney Anime, background, characters, style etc..

My sketch is a scene from Disney's "Pinnochio" were he is approach by some conmen.
Below is my finished scene and preliminary sketches.
All done in orange and blue Color pencil, a black ink pen, a Diaso dollar marker, and a white Jellyroll pen.

                      (Click image to enlarge)

If you would like to join in on the sketching club exercise ,then check back tomorrow, for a sketch post listing  Next Wednesday' #sketch_battles theme!
                       Enjoy -Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thursday sketch 1

A little copic marker, pen doodle and advance notice of next weeks #Sketch_Battles theme!

In case you want to join in the Instagram fun

 Theme #2

Redesign a favorite scene from your favorite  Disney Anime.

Characters, backgrounds, clothes, art style.

And remember be sure to title your art, so others know what Disney Anime influenced the piece.
And post it on Wednesday!

See you soon!- Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Wednesday updates!- #Sketch_Battles 1

#Sketch_Battles !!!
 This weeks theme!

 Theme #1: A group of character doing martial arts. Can be fighting, doing kata, training, or just dressed and posed like a martial artist.

 You are welcome to participate in the drawing fun! Draw an image (and post it on Wednesday)based on the weeks theme, and check out others using the hashtag #Sketch_Battles (on onstagram) , to see the unique approaches being taken in battling the blank page!

And be sure to check back this Thursday, for the next #Sketch_Battles theme!
  -Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Leonardo, sketch.

Hello here is a TMNT sketch I did last nite while watching the live draw show, "Drawn and Quartered" on Youtube.

Info: orange pencil, inked with Micron PN pen and ink wash, 11x14 and available for purchase.
Click image to enlarge)
Enjoy!-Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Wonder woman sketch

I bought a copy of one of those "One Piece" giant size manga, last week ( containing issues 79-81)and was just getting into reading it today when I realized I was missing my brother , Matt starring as the center square on the YouTube show "Drawn and Quartered"( live Wednesday at 7pm).

So catching the last 15 minutes of the show I decided to see if I could sketch a quick Wonder Woman of my own, in that time frame.

                      (Click image to enlarge)

Sketched with orange pencil, ink with Micron PN pen, sumi ink wash, and jelly roll white pen.
                       Enjoy!-Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Monday, June 3, 2019

Mikey's sketching on scraps.

Had a few scrap pieces of watercolor paper floating about and I hate to waste paper.
So I sketched out one of my old characters ,who will be making more appearances soon.
(Orange pencil sketch, inked with Micron PN pen, and shaded with black water color, with white out touchups.)
                            (Click to enlarge)
                       Enjoy!- Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Friday, May 31, 2019

Dreams mini cover

A look at the process for the cover of a Dreams mini comic to drop before Soda Pop Magazine #2.
Featuring dream themed stories by Mikey and Becky.

Line work- Micron PN pen on a scrap of watercolor paper.
Can you guess the movie being parodied on this cover?
    Hint: "It puts the lotion on!"

Colors- watercolor and Jelly roll white pen on the tiniest of original cover art ever!
                      Enjoy-Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Drawn and Quartered Cyber Frog sketch

15 minutes into watching my brother Matt participate on Mike Miller's "Drawn and Quartered"  (a weekly Wed. night live draw show on YouTube) I decided to break out my own pens and ink washes to do a Cyberfrog sketch of my own.

I finished way before the time limit but I decided to add the Logo backdrop and some light hot spots on the his metal limbs, utilizing 10 of those  15 minutes I had missed out on earlier.
                           Here's the results.

I had a lot of fun and learned a little something on speeding up my output during this process too!
                        Enjoy-Mikey!>( ^ - ^ )<

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Magazine illustration

Here is a little peak at the process of turning an old pen sketch into a new illustration for a soda pop Magazine #2 article, inviting cosplayers to submit their photos and to be featured in the magazine.

Step one redraw the imagine first with pencil and then ink with a waterproof ink pen.

Then add watercolor and jellyrol whitepen for highlights and corrections.

(Note image order has been reversed in order to show finished piece in link windows on social media.)

Reminder- click on image to view large file)



                            Enjoy!- Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Cossin Bros. were sketching last night.

Here's a little look at the Cossin Bros very unique styles from a late night sketching session.
Matt's was done as part of the YouTube show  "Drawn and Quartered live edition"(Wednesday nights). The were all doing a Mad Max theme last night.
Matt chose to sketch the *Mel Gibson helmed
 "Road Warrior" (*the only Max in my opinion) using just ink( his tools of choice a dip pen and some ink wash).
At the same time ,Mikey was off to the side doing his own little sketch but of a Kitten Cosplay- Battle Angel (tools-smith micron PN, water color).

                        Enjoy-Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Friday, May 10, 2019

Mikey's The Jungle: Lemming quintuplet-BlackBerry

Process coloring of BlackBerry on cover in progress( micron PN, Water color).

                         Enjoy-Mikey >( ^ - ^ )<

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Avengers Endgame Spoilers doodles

Watercolor doodles representing my most memorable Scene progressions using Thor in the film(watercolor, Jelly Roll white pen and smith micron PN).

                           Enjoy!- Mikey>( ' - ' )<