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>( ' - ' )<

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Deborah Ann Woll

As promised ,Daredevil's Karen Page(as played by Deborah Ann Woll) in my Batman Blank comic panel commission. (Tools: Pigma micron-PN, Prang 8 color, Water color set, and a 05 Jelly Roll white pen)

Well  I managed to avoid all the spoilers and social media friends reviews, before I take off to see the new Avengers film tomorrow!        Hope it is as good as Infinity Wars!
We'll talk later until then,
                             Enjoy!-Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Karen Page commission

Sorry for delay but here's a quick post of the line art with bckgrd of Daredevil's Karen Page(as played by Deborah Ann Woll) in my Batman Blank comic panel commission.

I'll post colors soon as I been catching up on some work before the Free Comic Day signing event at SoCal Comics Saturday, May 4th.

                        Enjoy!- Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Hey, I'm back!

Hey everybody sorry for the long break.

I recently had 2 much admired friends and comic book mentors pass away and it hit my brother, Matt and I a little harder than expected.

Some people even after a relatively short period of time with them, just have an ability to take a little piece of your heart with them.

Anyways I'm back and taking commissions and finishing up old projects and getting set to start new ones.

Here is a sample of a commission I'm doing in a copy of Batman Blank were each artist is allowed just 1 panel to continue the story and  an actor's likeness must be captured from a list chosen to play each character.

I chose the large panel featuring Karen page of Daredevil (played by Deborah Ann Woll).

1).because she is lovely and might prove difficult to capture in a small ink drawing.
2). Because although the other artist participating might be able to capture her facial features they are more than likely not to attempt to capture her distinct frame.
Which is part of her appeal.

I'm still putting in background and colors.
That I'll be sure to share here on Fridays update.

Enjoy-Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Mikey's pencils

Here are a few peaks at some pencils for a new short story for this weekend's San Diego Comic Fest.

 (Remember, open in new window to view image larger.)

Enjoy!- Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Friday, February 1, 2019

Mikey's Time Cheetah pinup

Just a little( water color and pen) and a Timecheetah(ink brush, and manga studio) pinup for the new Time Cheetah book, coming your way soon!
Music that influenced sketch,  Arrested by You, and Fade into you.

                          Enjoy-Mikey>( ^ - ^)<

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Mikey's fanart: Supernatural Law by Batton Lash.

Fan art of my friend Batton's characters Wolff and Byrd "Counselors of the Macabre", meeting Slime Creatures from outer space. (pen and water color, with milky pen touchups).

Earlier this month a very sweet lady,  Jackie Estrada, lost a equally sweet creative partner and her husband Batton Lash.

I lost a new friend.  I hadn't known Jackie and Batton as long as others in the comic book field, but man did he leave big impact on me.

He was a talented cartoonist, always upbeat, always sharply dressed, with his suits and fedoras, and hugely popular with anyone that came into the presence of him and Jackie.
And after a talk with both of them, you left feeling like you mattered.

I am grateful I got to know them as a team, tableing beside their Exhibit A Press, during those store signing events, meant a lot to me.

And I am thankful to Chad Cavanaugh of Grunt 1B Comics , for putting together those artist events outside of SoCal Comics.

It's also thanks to Batton ,that I got to befriend one of my favorite comicbook writers , James Hudnall and I am now working on a book with him!

Thanks Batton.

Love, Mikey>( ' _ ' )<

Monday, January 14, 2019

Sunday night:sketchbook doodle

Sunday night warriors doodle(ink pen, water color, milky pen)  Done while listening and commenting during my brother Matt's live drawing vlog. Pretty good show.
(Below my own original character and some variations of Red Sonja!)

Super small chibi Sonja drawing what a pain , drawing so small!
Enjoy! -Mikey>(' - ' )<

Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday Mikey night doodle

Friday night warrior doodle(ink pen, water color, milky pen) ,done while eating and watching the TV detective show, Monk.
Pretty good show, now I see why my Mom was such a huge fan.

                      Enjoy!- Mikey >( ^ - ^ )<

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Drawn and Quartered (YouTube) Red Sonja

Tonight while listening to my bro. Matt during  the last 20 minutes of "Drawn and Quartered" live on YouTube, I decided to draw along and whipped up this little Red Sonja pen sketch.
(Pen, copic markers)

                        Enjoy!- Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<
Oh and check out the recorded show if you are so inclined at Drawn and Quartered