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I can't help but think of this as my "SDCC FAREWELL TOUR" since I can't count on automatically getting a spot in the every dwindling artist alley any more. So, I will have to soak up even more cosplay and crowds and exclusive items than I usually do this time around. I will be in a different spot in artist alley than I have been in the past I think 5 years...look for me at BB #14. I will have a new sketchbook, prints, some art and will be drawing the whole time at the con. Swing by for a chat, artist alley is often the calmest part of the whole hall ;)
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: 11 oclock comics
  • Reading: my comic stack
  • Watching: Wonderfalls
  • Playing: not a playa
  • Eating: din din
  • Drinking: shock top summer beers
Boy, I like these markers by MichaelDooney
Boy, I like these markers
I often get asked what I ink with. I like the look of brush inking, especially on organic forms and human figures. In  my opinion a brush line gives more life to the drawing than a static line with no thick or thin variations. Since working with a real brush and a bottle of ink can be messy and inconvenient I usually use some kind of brush marker. I have tried lots of them, thank you Japan for your constant supply of new variations :)  A lot of cartoonists love the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen,Pentel Arts Pocket Brush Pen, Includes 2 Black Ink Refills (GFKP3BPA)<img src="ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir…" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />
 but my gripe with it is that the tip is just too wet.
I have really taken to the Pigma brush markers because the ink is super black, dries waterproof (most brush markers do not) plus the tip lasts right up to the end of the ink supply...this is something that can not be said of most brush markers. They come in 3 tip sizes and ironically I usually go for the large one even when I am working small...I guess because is feels the most like a brush in that you can go from a razor point line to a brushy fill all in one stroke.
I use the large tip when I am drawing directly in ink in my pocket Moleskine sketchbook...an added perk here is that these don't leak so my pocket is safe :)
If you are a brush inker or want to give that a try these are great.
Sakura 50028 Pigma Professional Brush, Fine/Medium/Bold, Black, 3-Pack<img src="ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir…" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />
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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. 
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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.
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I can't help but think of this as my "SDCC FAREWELL TOUR" since I can't count on automatically getting a spot in the every dwindling artist alley any more. So, I will have to soak up even more cosplay and crowds and exclusive items than I usually do this time around. I will be in a different spot in artist alley than I have been in the past I think 5 years...look for me at BB #14. I will have a new sketchbook, prints, some art and will be drawing the whole time at the con. Swing by for a chat, artist alley is often the calmest part of the whole hall ;)
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: 11 oclock comics
  • Reading: my comic stack
  • Watching: Wonderfalls
  • Playing: not a playa
  • Eating: din din
  • Drinking: shock top summer beers

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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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ChocolateShizukoRush Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your art! it's amazing, unique, and awesome! keep up the great work!
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MichaelDooney Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Thanks man, you keep on drawing too ;)
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redrumh2o Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Will you be at Boston Comic Con this year?
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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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