Friday, November 8, 2019

Friday update and delays

Hey, so I've been experiencing some trouble with my website and thus the delays in posting.

If you are finding it difficult to access my home page of  please use the site ( that host my site) until I straighten out the problem.

Anyways here is the latest #Sketch_Battles "Battling the blank page!" Theme 14- create your own Mutant League athletes.

Next week and the coming week's #Sketch_Battles themes are gonna be angled toward helping you create your own personal sci-fi fantasy comic!

 A vague description for what is next will be given allowing you to create your next panel or comic page, it's up to you to determine how far a scene goes!

So join in, invite some friends and have fun!-Mikey >( ' - ' )<

Thursday, October 31, 2019

BELATED Wednesday's #Sketch_Battles theme13

#Sketch_Battles "Battling the blank page!"
Them 13- Draw your favorite 80's era TV show.

My of course is Magnum P.I. !
After being gifted the complete box set and watching an episode or 2 a day for months, I was left thinking we could definitely use more shows like this nowadays!

 Tools- orange coverage pencil, Mocron PN pen, water color yellow, brown.

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This also happened to be my past inktober piece on Instagram.

If you liked the challenge of a daily sketch prompt or found it too challenging consider joining in on our weekly #Sketch_Battles prompt.  Grab you pencils, pens, paints and show us what you got!

New #Sketch_Battles Theme14

Enjoy!-Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Inktober day 27

#inktober day 27 Bride of Frankenstein and Wolfman as space pirates.
Tools-pen ,cool gray marker, and orange color pencil.
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Enjoy!-Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Thursday, October 24, 2019

New #Sketch_Battles theme 13

Here's the new theme for #Sketch_Battles "Battling the blank page!"
Theme Picked by our created by our pal,Becky Yard, who has obviously been Inspired by the 80's box sets the KingMakers San Diego crew have been digesting these past few months.

Theme 13- Draw your Favorite 80's tv show!!! Live action, cartoons, miniseries, foreign or domestic, don't let your lack of knowledge on the subject stop you from looking up clips from popular shows from the era and participating.

Posting starts Wednesdays!

And lastly a little sketch of Mikey abducted and drugged and forced to become some creepy girl's living babydoll, after knocking on the wrong door.
If that don't scream Halloween then what does? As always ,enjoy! -Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wednesday #Sketch_Battles post!

Hey gang sorry about playing hooky last week, I took off to Iowa to visit my Grandmother and the rest of the beautiful family.

I had a good time really got to reconnect with my Aunt Val and cousins too, funny enough seeing them up close, made me realize how much I really missed them.

Anyways here is this week's  #Sketch_Battles "Battling the blank page!"- theme 12 Draw your own monster hunters!

With this theme I decided to do play with the interpretation of monster  hunters.

First Monsters that are hunters and then unusual humans(?) that are hunters.

Tools- Cole erase color pencils, ink pen and ink brush, and Jelly role white pen.
(Click on images to enlarge.)
 See you tomorrow for the new sketch_battles theme, oh and before I go I'd like to remind anyone that might be Michigan bound to check out my buddy , Miles' Video clip show "House of Trash" tonight Oct. 23rd(opens@6pm-starts@7pm), were he'll have posters by me available!


Thursday, October 10, 2019

#Sketch_Battles belated Wednesday post

Hey everyone sorry for lateness of this update , so here it is and this weeks new theme.

I'll probably be a little late again next week too as I'm spending some long overdue time with my Grandma and family , so most likely will be late again this week.
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Enjoy!-Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Thursday, October 3, 2019

New #Sketch_Battles Theme 10

New #Sketch_Battles "Battling the blank page!" THEME 10- click on image to enlarge!
Today's sketch is a peek at the Pencils before inking a commissioned panel in my friend, Norrin's ,Batman Blank comic.

(Character hint, that's not Batman!)
Enjoy! Mikey >( ^ - ^ )<


Hey everyone this #SKETCH_BATTLES "Battling the blank page!" was a lot of fun to do.
I've been drawing so non stop that I came up empty at first but I powered through after seeing the awesome pieces from all three of the Stokes Bros. ,to bring you this piece!

(Click on image to enlarge.)

By the way I am participating in the 2019 #inktober over on Instagram and I won't be posting those random sketchbook comic panels over here, not until I get them sorted at the end of the month anyways.
so head over there to check them out, if you are so inclined and...
Enjoy!- Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Detroit Event!!! and New #Sketch_Battles theme!!!!

Today I'm skipping the sketch to share a Detroit event poster I did for my Buddy, Miles and his FREE, greasy movie clip show House of Trash, at Pop+Offworld, October 23rd!

Beside arcade games, beer and pizza, I'm told there will also be a noodle bar, and copies of the poster for those lucky enough to show up in time!
And last we forget here's the new #Sketch_Battles Theme as picked by our collaberator, Joel.
Feel free to Join in and tagging us when posting starts on Wednesday!

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Enjoy!-Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Wednesday's Sketch_battles post!

This  week's #Sketch_Battles "Battling the blank page!" THEME 8 - Girl with one or more pets watching exciting movie at home.

I drew the Tiger girl again this time in her avengers apartment,  with her cats watching "Halloween" on Netflix.

Tools -pen and jelly roll white pen.

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Enjoy!-Mikey >( ^ - ^ )<

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.

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 (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.
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(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.  
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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>( ^ - ^ )<

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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.
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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.
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                         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)!
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             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.

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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).
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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.

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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.
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Enjoy!-Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<