An example of a color comp with type.
Thank you! JHOFFERLE if you ever have any questions, just ask and i"ll do my best to answer them.
Hi NOUKAH, and thank you! I don't know what to say? It's a quite a compliment coming from such a wonderfully talented artist! I love the jumping wolf painting and the Andrea Femerstrand illustration. Beautiful work!
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Incredible talent, your use one of line is extremely neat, the shades are where they should be and the use of colour is effective. And I especially love the narrative in the illustration, on page 22. I'll have to subscribe.
My sketchbook, if you really want to see it...
"Picasso is a painter, so am I;... Picasso is Spanish, so am I; Picasso is a communist, neither am I." - Salvador Dali
Hi Mike Butkus, Did you throw in a little Laura Croft too???
I was a student of Lord of the Rings in school, coolest teachers ever!! Lit of Fantasy major... great comps!
How many years will it take you to catalog all of this work??? Whew, keep going, this is exciting to say the least and educational too, toot toot.
Have you read War of the Worlds???? Jordan?? It's amazing too.
Hi Kelly x. i
hey mike, awesome stuff as always! please gimme a call if you get a chance.
ccsears' mentoring thread--Lesson 1. Pen and Ink, hatching
ccsears' mentoring thread--Lesson 2. Reilly's Head Abstraction Notes & Discussion
some threads i've been following and some people i met along the way:
Tensai *** Mike Butkus' SB *** Bhanu *** Wanimal *** AztcFireFlwr
awesome sketches as always are the last ones from just 1 days work? man i admire you for being able to produce so much.
waiting for you....at: www.dreamchasergallery.com ...
Damn, you blow me away with each update. I'm sitting here, frantically trying to come up with something to critisize...but your expertise extends so widely over the whole field of art that it seems there's nothing you can't draw. You're easily (at least one of) the most well-rounded artist in this whole forum, in my opinion. Your speed, sophistication, huge bank of knowledge, humor, eye for detail and dedication...all of your qualities are admirable.
This thread should get way more attention, because you deserve it!
Hi Kagemusha22, THANK YOU!
Hi JEFFBARTZIS, Thank you and I hope it does!
Hey GLOOMINATI, Thank you!
Hi DAMVALKAR, Thank you!
Hi KELLYX, The movie is "The Mirror Has Two Faces" and yes Laura Croft too! Yes I've read those both and I have a voracious appetite for great books. I also have a fairly impressive library,...I need them to prop up my computer! Thanks always!
Hi RETARDEDMONKEY, Thanks!
Hi WALID D, Thank you!
Hi CCSEARS, I'll give you a buzz in the morning!
Hi BLUEMONIKA, THank you again for all the kind words!
Hi ZACHALICIOUS, Thank you!
Hi RUUHKIS, Thank you for all the wonderful compliments, you really don't need to be so critical!
Hi JAILHOUSE ROCK2, Thanks again for stopping by, I'll have some pretty cool stuff for the end of the week!
Are you even human? You just crank these out like crazy... very impressive pencils. Are some of these in charcoal also? Anyways keep feeding us the eye candy.
I love the latest sketch comps, very nice. Love the lighting, Damn I gotta work harder, your so inspiring!
Mike, I just want to watch you draw, man. Are you going to show at Comic con?
Hey ALMOST, great painting!
HI SPASZTASTIC, thank you again, you have some wonderful work in your sketchbook!