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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.
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Lady Thor con drawing by MichaelDooney
Lady Thor con drawing
When I first started doing comic cons in the stone age, con sketches were just that...sketches. These days the bar has been raised so high that folks prefer the more finished looking art the better. I use gray markers for my con work, but every once in a while someone will take me up on my 'head sketch in ink' option and it is all fun.
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Star Sapphire by MichaelDooney
Star Sapphire
Drawing I did for Megacon. Ink and gray copic markers with some white painted highlights.
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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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MichaelDooney Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
not sure yet
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AceMaxwell Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
I absolutely adore your work.  You do eyes and hair so beautifully, and you have such a wonderful grasp of the female figure.  Keep up the great work!  :-)
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NarutoFan513 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome artwork, and I just cannot get my eyes off of them, and I keep browsing. :)

Happy New year!!! :D :D :D
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KodyBoy555 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Do you do requests and art trades?
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Troubleseeker Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Happy belated Birthday my friend.

~Troubleseeker~
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