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Batgirl 1887 cover C2E2 2015 by MichaelDooney
Batgirl 1887 cover C2E2 2015
I was pretty swamped with commish requests at C2E2 this year so I took a few home with me. These 1887 pieces take a bit more brain power than a normal con drawing so I'm glad I could wrap them up at home.
Powergirl 1887 cover by MichaelDooney
Powergirl 1887 cover
I was pretty swamped with commish requests at C2E2 this year so I took a few home with me. These 1887 pieces I do take a bit more brain power than a normal con drawing so I'm glad I could wrap them up at home.
Lady Thor by MichaelDooney
Lady Thor
I am a long time fan of the Thor comic, so I was skeptical of the new direction with a female Thor but so far it's been pretty cool. 
Leia sketch cover by MichaelDooney
Leia sketch cover
The main perk for me with Marvel doing Star Wars comics is that now I'll get to draw some Star Wars stuff on all of those blank covers ;)
I drew this one at Megacon 2015.
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
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  • Watching: BLACKLIST
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  • 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
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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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redrumh2o Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
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!
ChocolateShizukoRush Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your art! it's amazing, unique, and awesome! keep up the great work!
MichaelDooney Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Thanks man, you keep on drawing too ;)
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