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A couple of recent Star Wars Covers by MichaelDooney
A couple of recent Star Wars Covers
A couple of Star Wars cover commissions. I don't know the character on the left, she is from the CG show I think, based on the character ref I was given. 
Mentalla Legion of Superheroes by MichaelDooney
Mentalla Legion of Superheroes
Another obscure Legion of Superheroes commission drawing. Ink and gray markers, with white painted details on gray paper.
Catwoman con drawing by MichaelDooney
Catwoman con drawing
At most cons I am kept busy the whole time doing commission sketches, but every once in a while I will go to a show where there is not as much interest, but I tend to keep drawing anyway just to keep busy ;) I did this one at the Denver Con since folks there didn't seem too interested in original art. It sold right away at Heroes con though so it all balances out I guess.
Tigra commish by MichaelDooney
Tigra commish
This one was my favorite of the pre-con commishes I did for Heroes con 2015. I thought that the tan paper worked just right for her coloring.
I mentioned to another artist I know that Prismacolor marker sets were on sale at half price online and it got me thinking about putting in my two cents about drawing with makers.
I get a lot of questions about doing marker drawings and one thing I have found is that many aspiring marker users think that Copic markers must be some kind of magic wand   They cost about twice as much as most others so they must somehow jump your skills to the next level right? Well, I am here to say that I have tried pretty much everybody's brand of markers and none of them make me draw any better  I like the Copics because I can refill them, but heck, I refill the other brands I've tried as well.
I have an older set of Touch markers that I like a lot, Prismacolor markers have nice smooth flow and blend well. Dick Blick's own brand of alcohol markers work fine too.
 When I first dipped my toe in the marker pool, I saved some $ by buying a limited range of Copic cool gray markers, not an entire set of twelve.  I bought every other value; 0,2,4,6,8 and this served me well for a loooooong time. If you are new to drawing with markers I think that starting off with grays is a good way to go rather than getting bogged down with color before you have figgered out how to handle them.
I hate to see artists holding off "till they can afford Copics", but I have heard that time and again. I would suggest you just grab a name brand alcohol based marker and get started and have fun ;)
Prismacolor Premier Double Ended Chisel Tip and Fine Tip Art Markers, 12 Cool Grey Colored Markers (3622)
Sanford(R) Prismacolor(R) Professional Art Markers, Primary/ Secondary Colors, Set Of 12
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: 11 oclock comics
  • Reading: my comic stack
  • Watching: BLACKLIST
  • Playing: not a playa
  • Eating: din din
  • Drinking: bud


michael dooney
United States
I'm a freelance artist/toy designer so of course in my spare time I like to draw and paint ;)

Current Residence: New England, Earth
deviantWEAR sizing preference: medium
Favourite genre of music: Chick singers mostly
Favourite photographer: Peter Gowland
Favourite style of art: Brushy realism
Operating System: It's all about the Mac Baby
MP3 player of choice: teeny tiny ipod shuffle
Favourite cartoon character: Daffy Duck
Personal Quote: Think of many things, do one! And a fave by Edison, I never did anything worth doing by accident!

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khriztian Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Man! Really, really cool works!! Congrats for all those brilliant artworks! A trully inspired font! Regards from Brazil man! 
MichaelDooney Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
thanks, always nice to hear from other countries ;)
redrumh2o Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Do you have an upcoming con list? I just purchased a cover proof for TMNT #4 (2nd Print) from Pete yesterday that is begging for a signature!!
frankiepig2003 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
I'm throwing a new art contest for my superheroines Fury and Justice Girl!  I'd love you to be a part of it.…
JuTsukinoOfficial Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ver impressive work!
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