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July 1st, 2012, 12:07 PM
July 1st, 2012, 12:26 PM
great sb! great environments and characters! and im really liking your rendering style!
July 2nd, 2012, 08:41 AM
I love your work, one day I hope to be your level.
July 2nd, 2012, 10:58 AM
That Dota2 painting is amazing. Also nice work on those legs studies, really great!
July 2nd, 2012, 11:33 AM
You're like a machine, dude '-' great updates and I'm in love with the lightning in the last painting!
July 7th, 2012, 09:02 AM
heehey! :) thanks a lot, here's some more stuff from this week, trying to work more on my character/enviroment things. hope everyone likes it :D!
from imagination/studying photos and other artists
some early concepts for a 2d game I'm being part of : O
July 7th, 2012, 03:30 PM
great stuff!! Jealous, actually.
July 7th, 2012, 06:23 PM
awesome as usual man, digging those little environment thumbs. Cheers!
July 7th, 2012, 06:42 PM
great work man, really love your stylizations and use of color and light
July 7th, 2012, 06:53 PM
Wow, very cool stuff! I watched Ponyo the other day, and I liked it very much. Hayao Miazaki is great, and so is your studies and frankly your whole sketchbook! Inspiring!
July 7th, 2012, 09:44 PM
July 10th, 2012, 10:13 AM
Awesome work bud. Just one thing, in the last sketch, the guys forearms look a little strange, the anatomy kinda looks more like a loaf of bread than an arm.. I don't mean any offense, just trying to point out something that may need a bit of work, who knows, it might have been a style choice.
July 10th, 2012, 11:28 AM
That shed is colossal! Scale error perhaps?! ;) Just teasing.
July 11th, 2012, 06:34 PM
Thanks for the comments people! :)
well, I need to finish more stuff ahah too many sketches and ideas
doing a 500 faces challenge with Thomas M which is taking a lot of my time, 10 mins each(from photos and imagination) hopefully next week gonna finish more things :D!
fail witch trying to be pretty ahha
applying some shiiit : )
more enviroments, will try to finish these
July 11th, 2012, 06:49 PM
Awesome stuff Mike, do you mind me asking where you are pulling the refs for those faces from? or is it just google?
July 11th, 2012, 07:17 PM
Beautiful stuff, as always. Your work ethic is just crazy, man. I'm checking your blog almost every day and every new update is like a shot of pure motivation for me to try and work harder myself!
July 11th, 2012, 08:15 PM
Damn! thats a lot of faces!! keep at it! the painted stuff is looking incredible too!! you rock !!
July 11th, 2012, 08:58 PM
Too good, I hate you (just kidding), Freaking amazing Mike. Thank You
July 12th, 2012, 07:08 AM
what the f mike
stop talking to me
July 12th, 2012, 07:17 AM
awesome stuff. hmmmmm that 500 faces challenge sounds gooooood! :D
July 12th, 2012, 07:54 AM
fuck me. page 18 already filled with some hot studies!
July 12th, 2012, 08:14 AM
Great stuff lots to learn from. I specially like how you burn a little your highlights. And your thumbnails are just awesome.
July 12th, 2012, 08:20 AM
Wow! I wish i had been as serious as you when I was 19 ... Ah well.
I like the idea of a 500 face challenge! It's pretty much what im trying to do now in order to fix my retarded-looking humans. Gonna try to catch up with your skills! :)
July 12th, 2012, 04:54 PM
loving them heads and smushed bewbs bra :D
July 12th, 2012, 05:27 PM
unreal man. What an inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing.
July 12th, 2012, 06:47 PM
You sir, are a beautiful beautiful art machine.
I love you long time <3
July 12th, 2012, 07:05 PM
wow the face sketches look amazing
July 13th, 2012, 06:51 AM
haha the girl from imagination looks better that the girl from ref :D awesome progress man you really pushing it.
July 13th, 2012, 08:32 AM
inspiring as always
July 13th, 2012, 09:00 AM
Keep killin it man
July 13th, 2012, 10:48 AM
Sweet updates man! But then I expect nothing less than awesome from you
July 19th, 2012, 09:59 AM
awesome man,btw there is no need to say you re awesome ahah.nice colors,you get better every update man
July 19th, 2012, 02:28 PM
keep it up brooooooo
July 19th, 2012, 05:07 PM
I have to stop looking at threads like these and start drawing until my pencils look like yours.
July 21st, 2012, 12:36 PM
heya! Thanks a lot for the comments guys :)
Had some more jobs this week, trying to focus on stuff like lines and anatomy, having a lot of fun! slowed down a bit on the faces, gonna come back this week, hope everyone likes it, was really fun :DD
July 21st, 2012, 12:40 PM
uhhhh I hate you, and I love you, is that possible?
July 21st, 2012, 12:45 PM
Awesome Mike :)
July 21st, 2012, 12:50 PM
crazy how you are pushing it- wow!
July 21st, 2012, 12:52 PM
:heart: KEEP IT UP!
July 21st, 2012, 12:56 PM
Oh dude, your are killing it...
again ... D:
July 21st, 2012, 01:04 PM
Mike, you're a MONSTER
July 21st, 2012, 01:15 PM
I see you are arming it up, real men study arms extensively.
July 21st, 2012, 01:17 PM
July 21st, 2012, 01:38 PM
Me gussstaaaaa. Baller studies ^_^
July 21st, 2012, 01:59 PM
Stunning work Mike!! Looks like you're having fun as always!
Edit: Just editing to say I'm rewatching the stream from last night and I have to say, you're really getting some great personality and character in the faces. Keep up the great work!
July 21st, 2012, 04:06 PM
Are you kidding me? Awesome sketchbook! Looking forward to 500th face.
July 21st, 2012, 05:06 PM
Man, love your dedication and improvement. Great to see how you're developing your own style :). The last piece looks really good, but I think his back is a bit too bulky (too many bulky pieces), looks a bit weird.
July 21st, 2012, 05:19 PM
I want you. Not even your skills, just you Mike. And then you'll become my personal slave teacher man. And I will finally understand how you make your colors look so damn beautiful!
July 22nd, 2012, 11:14 AM
Nice work man :) The one thing I noticed is that in your 3/4 faces most of the eyes are squint.. were you aware of that?
July 22nd, 2012, 11:33 AM
I have to say - I'm in love with your face studies. I'd love to know how you go about drawing them. Do you follow the classic model by drawing a cirkle and work your way down from the eyebrows? I've seen someone start from the jaw and up. Not sure how that works but I guess everyone's got their own tricks.
That last piece with the centaur is great. You can really feel the power and violence in that grip he has on the little guy's arm. The expression hon his face does a great job of enhancing that too.
Keep it up. Can't wait to see more.
July 23rd, 2012, 03:57 PM
Holy... Mike. You kill me inside a little every time you post. So much love.
July 29th, 2012, 09:52 AM
si3g: oh yeah! gonna try to watch out for that :O
yeyao! thanks for the comments people :)
SO, had some work this week, but no excuses! started doing random word doodles everyday(30-45 mins each) inspired by Charles Santoso (amazing artist)
anyways, hope y'all like it! critiques are very welcome :D yay
house of 500 faces
Random word doodles
trying to get more into lines, inspired by salaryman and Kim Jung Gi, super hard!
seeyaa! thanks for the visit :)
July 29th, 2012, 09:56 AM
lots of character in your characters :)
July 29th, 2012, 10:11 AM
Dude, I fucking love "watch" and "meat", ARGH, YOU ARE SO FABULOUS
July 29th, 2012, 10:16 AM
Oh shit, you're the man. Love the random word doodles. Awesome.
July 29th, 2012, 10:26 AM
your stuff is soo awesome x)
July 29th, 2012, 10:53 AM
such a beautiful man
July 29th, 2012, 11:06 AM
This sketchbook makes me feel inadequate and lazy.
July 29th, 2012, 01:20 PM
great stuff man! :P i especially lik those last 2 viking like dude :D marvelous!
July 29th, 2012, 01:28 PM
crazy art dude, the colors are so alive ! and the 500 faces challenge is great too, will do it too ( hope there is no copyright infringement by doing that ) cheers !!
July 29th, 2012, 05:30 PM
July 29th, 2012, 07:05 PM
Fantastic studies. Superb ideas. Great colour. HUGE inspiration and kick in the ass. :asslick:
Don't stop, I think your work is brilliant, there's such a variety of style in your pieces and I think your artistic voice is really growing.
Will be eagerly awaiting updates on this SB. Cheers!!
July 29th, 2012, 07:17 PM
July 30th, 2012, 12:25 AM
great stuff man!
July 30th, 2012, 04:27 AM
You inspire me like you can't believe bro, keep doing what you're doing.
August 6th, 2012, 07:43 AM
well, I subscribed for a reason. Still inspiring man... still inspiring. *scrolls back up*
August 6th, 2012, 08:06 AM
Amazing man, your portrait studies are great, I like the 'Android' piece too, nice colour choice.
August 6th, 2012, 09:06 AM
that's so great. love your art and your PROGRESS! Very impressive!
August 6th, 2012, 09:13 AM
August 6th, 2012, 02:46 PM
<3 fuck yeahh dude
August 7th, 2012, 05:15 AM
fantastic work Mike!!
August 7th, 2012, 09:03 AM
Awesome works!!! I really admire your use of colour and light! Well done!
And a huge thank you for the inspiration:)
Black Sun S.
August 7th, 2012, 09:17 AM
August 7th, 2012, 03:49 PM
Thanks so much for the comments and support guys :)!
had some "bigger" work this week, actually one of the hardest things I had to work on, but can't show it yet, so lots of sketches and experimentations, hope everyone enjoys it! critiques are very welcome :)
the random word doodles!
wip of a Brave fanart haha
some doodles with pen, really helpful! gonna try to do this more often, some hands are from ref some are from mind
enviroment concept jobs I did this week, original lines by Rick Troula
August 7th, 2012, 03:56 PM
fucking eye candy great work
August 7th, 2012, 04:00 PM
Its amazing how much freedom is shown in your work :)
August 7th, 2012, 04:01 PM
Beautiful update from a beautiful guy. Like I said, love <3
August 7th, 2012, 04:13 PM
robo-chicken was so close :< MACHINE <3
August 7th, 2012, 04:53 PM
love you <3 bye
August 7th, 2012, 05:07 PM
August 7th, 2012, 05:16 PM
This update = delicious!
August 7th, 2012, 07:12 PM
that sketchbook page with the hands in pen makes for a great desktop bg! thanks! haha great work as always man i love the humor in your work too, especially love :Massacre: great haha!!
August 8th, 2012, 04:11 AM
ohh man, those sketchbook pages... the hands!! Lovelovelove. :D
August 8th, 2012, 12:07 PM
Your figures and variety of colors still continue to amaze :) I really like the depth of field you have in "Bottled" and "Noodles?" How did you get the blur effect on the backgrounds of those pieces? Did you paint them that way from the start, or did you use the blur tool or something similar later on in the piece?
August 8th, 2012, 12:22 PM
So very wonderful! Definitely subscribing. :)
August 8th, 2012, 03:59 PM
Amazing sketchbook ! Love all your sketches, research and ideas in your work. And 500 faces.. damn that is quite a challenge ! Definitely subscribing.
August 8th, 2012, 04:08 PM
Beautiful work! I love the way you paint.
August 11th, 2012, 08:13 PM
holy shit you are good D:
August 11th, 2012, 10:52 PM
Great stuff...as i see it, your art and concepts have the most important (and maybe the most elusive) quality: Appealing.
Cheers for that and keep posting! :)
August 12th, 2012, 04:01 PM
crazy work. Wow! just that, wow. Keep on pumping out this mad work!
August 14th, 2012, 02:48 AM
I DIG this thread!
Would love to see one of those pages with head studies with only charicatures or grotesque head types... ;)
August 14th, 2012, 05:08 AM
Man such life to your work!
August 14th, 2012, 04:45 PM
Thanks a lot for the support! wow, really great! :)
Meps:heey thanks! I use a mix of both, I start with a soft brush and then add blur if I feel it needs it :O
HEYA! been doing some work, and more to come :O
but can't stop the studies and stuff! yay
been trying to do some lines and study some anatomy,
Not much to say, just that I hope you like it! and i wanted to go to the SF workshop so much! next year :(
thanks for looking, see ya
August 14th, 2012, 04:50 PM
fantastic work mate!
August 14th, 2012, 04:51 PM
Great work as always Mike. :D
August 14th, 2012, 04:58 PM
WOW, you are real hardworker, great stuff.
August 14th, 2012, 05:04 PM
ohhh i missed *FAT* haha great stuff braaaa
August 14th, 2012, 05:09 PM
imba mike :))
August 14th, 2012, 05:18 PM
August 14th, 2012, 07:03 PM
So good it hurts :xpld:
August 14th, 2012, 07:09 PM
ahhh killin it
August 14th, 2012, 10:41 PM
Nice updates. Something "fresh" feeling about your colour palettes.
August 15th, 2012, 05:04 AM
Love those last two!
August 15th, 2012, 05:33 AM
You're a fucking legend man.
August 15th, 2012, 06:28 AM
wow, this stuff is extremly impressiy. Especially the hand studies. Do you use references for the hands or is this out of your head? Do you have several websites do you use to get references? Keep up, the good stuff!
August 15th, 2012, 11:02 AM
you sir, are awesome.
are you reffering anatomy books for those hand studies are fotos or both (or nothing D:
August 15th, 2012, 01:58 PM
Man you are beautiful. I really like your colourfull, comicy style.
Lots of love from a fan of your art :)
August 20th, 2012, 11:12 PM
Awesome sketchbook, you have a really nice grasp of lighting and its relationship to color ^_^
August 21st, 2012, 02:50 AM
This is soooo great!!! (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8VbQMnolwvE/UCqyPcdBTjI/AAAAAAAABHM/bYFhbGdgSbk/s1600/25.jpg)
August 21st, 2012, 04:37 AM
Great colors, mood, shapes, ALL!
August 22nd, 2012, 04:44 PM
Almagor and Enimael: thanks a lot :)! some are from life/imagination and anatomy books, hogarth's is very good! I try to vary sources as much I can.
Thanks so much again :D its awesome that you guys take the time to comment on my stuff.
SOHEY! its been a week, uni is back and I have some work, but trying to work more effectively on flaws and stuff, not rendering too much, will try to keep this balance :)!
keep working hard guys, and thanks for looking!
August 22nd, 2012, 04:50 PM
dude the errr, yeah O.O
August 22nd, 2012, 05:07 PM
Smashing it. The random word things are awesome man. Keep it coming.
August 22nd, 2012, 05:44 PM
Simply stunning, your ease with light and colour just seems to grow exponentially with every update!! Always a joy to see what's new.
August 22nd, 2012, 06:01 PM
oh damn i just love the light and the colors..
August 22nd, 2012, 06:06 PM
That Tycho piece blew me away, your colour choices are fantastic!
August 22nd, 2012, 06:12 PM
hey pkmike, your insane.
August 22nd, 2012, 06:15 PM
where are the dragon heads tho? they looked so sweet!
August 22nd, 2012, 06:45 PM
Your colors really awesome man, random word doodles are enjoyable. Keep hard working Mike...
August 22nd, 2012, 06:45 PM
Sweet sketchbook, love the character and personality in your work, especially digging the color tones in these recent nature studies :)
August 22nd, 2012, 07:28 PM
i liek you...
August 22nd, 2012, 07:35 PM
That Tyco piece is definitely a step up.
August 22nd, 2012, 07:51 PM
Your a special dude, thanks again for sharing your amazing work, it's alway a pleasure.
August 22nd, 2012, 08:38 PM
hey Mike! you never fail to impress!! everytime i see your work, or watch you paint on livestream, im always amazed. just awesome ideas, pro execution. im about to start my last year of school, get there on sunday! your work load will probably take away from your drawing/painting time, but dont be afraid to post even single images! i just love seeing new stuff from you! always making progression! keep that drive going man!
August 22nd, 2012, 08:50 PM
Wow! Great drawings and paintings very impressive.
August 22nd, 2012, 08:53 PM
Crazy amazing sketchbook! :O
August 22nd, 2012, 09:14 PM
Wow, you've got some kill work here! Subscribed and want more eye candy!
August 22nd, 2012, 09:31 PM
Amazing stuff man! I really like the environments. That sketch book, is that a moleskin?
August 23rd, 2012, 02:23 AM
Ha always so much fun looking through your updates! Great stuff!
August 23rd, 2012, 02:57 AM
these are really nice....more like Tycho please.
August 23rd, 2012, 03:09 AM
August 23rd, 2012, 03:22 AM
what are your brushes!!!
you are a legend.
that tycho-piece is just stunning, man.
August 24th, 2012, 08:20 AM
Looking awesome man, keep up the good work! :)
August 24th, 2012, 09:06 AM
Wonderful color and light! Thank you a loot for sharing this, very inspiring!
August 24th, 2012, 12:58 PM
I'm like..Digging in you'r sketchbook
and loving it (:
All the characters and..everything..so..
I'll sum it up with - beautiful!
August 24th, 2012, 04:23 PM
I love your anatomy studies, sketches and I love your moody, colorful quick illustrations! Keep it up!
November 18th, 2012, 07:15 AM
longlong long tme without posting, so here's some things ive been doing, I'm having a lot more work now, its great! but still gotta find time to study (:!
will focus more on studies and sketches on the next posts, as always thanks for looking and critiques are welcome! :)
November 18th, 2012, 07:43 AM
awesome :0 how many hours do you study and draw?
November 18th, 2012, 08:11 AM
oh my gawd those latest concept are amazing! you have serious rendering skills, also really liked that orc portrait a few posts ahead, keep the updates coming!
November 18th, 2012, 08:26 AM
such a great sketchbook!
everything you post show passion and fun with what you're doing.You're managing to progress in both drawing and painting steadily and your sense of color and your digital painting techniques are really impressive.So much hard work, studies and dediction! You tend to work pretty "simply", but in a very smart adn effective way.
It's really great to follow your progress, thanks for sharing!
November 18th, 2012, 03:19 PM
This is so bloody inspiring. Your brushstrokes, your lighting... Goddamn.
November 18th, 2012, 03:28 PM
Gorgeous colours and lighting!
Your brushstroke efficiency is great, too!
I wish you would put more detail into some your paintings
so you could do some exploring when looking at them!
Keep up the awesome work!
November 18th, 2012, 07:01 PM
amazing brushwork in your digital paintings! loving your sketchbook pages, too.
November 18th, 2012, 07:43 PM
yaaaa buddy!! looking awesome as usual! love the studies too, your sooo good with colors it hurts!! haha i will hopefully meet you up there at that level one day....
November 18th, 2012, 07:56 PM
Oh my god. I love you man. <3
November 19th, 2012, 04:04 AM
December 18th, 2012, 12:25 PM
Marvelous as always. The creature designs are looking great, and I love the way you handle forms and anatomy in your sketches. Looking forward to more!
December 18th, 2012, 02:09 PM
man thanks for uploading :)
December 18th, 2012, 02:23 PM
Crazy improvements over the span of your sketchbook, im ridiculously jealous man. You're using tones really well with strong compositions and character. Strong color variety within the paintings as well. Crazy amount of work has gone into this and it shows. I just have to wonder what kind of social life you have lol (no offense intended). I would like to see a more polished approach though---just to see how you'd handle it since most of the work youve got here is really loose.
December 18th, 2012, 03:41 PM
Fantastic work man. I really love the way you approach your paintings and the style you have. I feel like your strengths are the areas I'm weak in and really need to work at so it's cool to see your work in that respect. I need to stop by this sketchbook more often.
December 18th, 2012, 10:33 PM
wow awesome sb. Your use of color is fantastic, cant wait for the next update
February 16th, 2013, 12:45 PM
Thank everyone for the kind words! so much! really (:
here's some things I've been doing, you can find more at the blog
February 16th, 2013, 12:48 PM
man crazy good stuff! been keeping updated on your work on fb but its too much to see it all together like this :b keep it up!
February 16th, 2013, 12:51 PM
your work is awesome man!! LOVE IT!!
February 16th, 2013, 01:57 PM
Sweet update. You seem to be really coming into your own style.
February 17th, 2013, 06:17 AM
Great work again, really like the dynamic brushstrokes and the way you build up tone with your drawings. Good skills.
February 17th, 2013, 07:37 AM
Great sketchbook! Very nice colors and solid sketches! Keep the good work! :)
February 17th, 2013, 10:58 AM
The amount, quality, originality, spontaneity and appeal of your work is unbelivable. I just saw 10 pages of the sketchbook and is all top notch and inspiring as hell.
February 17th, 2013, 02:58 PM
Wow, just wow, awesome values and lighting. Post more.
February 18th, 2013, 11:02 AM
Those environments are awesome
February 18th, 2013, 04:44 PM
February 18th, 2013, 04:59 PM
Bold strokes and cool baboons! Very awesome and strong apply.
February 18th, 2013, 05:04 PM
lovely work here...a true pleasure to see
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