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Lady Mechanika by MichaelDooney
Lady Mechanika
Recent commission drawing. She's a fun character to draw, I am so glad that the Lady M comic is finally back too! I used both warm and cool gray copic markers on this one.
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MegaCon prints by MichaelDooney
MegaCon prints
Well, I am off to my first con of the year this weekend...good ol' Megacon in Orlando. Usually the show is in March so I love the break from the winter weather but since Spring still hasn't arrived here yet, I will still definitely appreciate being warm for a while. These are some of the prints I'll have at my artist alley table Black 11. Before you ask, sorry I am not set up to sell stuff through the mail, just at the cons I attend.
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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

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MichaelDooney
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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theaven Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday 
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JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Happy happy birthday! Thank you for all the inspiration!!!
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Skipper-Colors Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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setophis37 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
happy b day!!
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haooy birthday! :party:
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