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May 8, 2009
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Jean Grey Page 26 by mikemayhew Jean Grey Page 26 by mikemayhew
11X17 in watercolor.
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This is an amazing picture in all the aspects. The way of handling a media as hard as watercolor, yet leaving some of the great original pencils to enforce the general feeling of the original traces is excellent.

The perspective and overall backgrounds are astounding, deep and rich.

Perhaps there are only a few points regarding dynamics, movement and graphical expression that we miss:

1) The mountains require a bit more of work or perhaps sharper traces to completely look "credible"
2) A bit more of shadows in the adequate perspective with a more complex light source would give it incredible richness (Here we see 12 o clock sun lighting only).
3) We find a gouache-like use of watercolor, which gives firm and nice looking areas of color, yet misses some of the advantages of the latter. Perhaps letting the media have more freedom over the paper in the closer subjects would give an even more artsy feeling to it.

Well, I am by far not as good as the author, (in fact...I feel poor, lol!) yet I thought these points may be useful. Any way I would pay my monthly wage to purchase this original and hang it at my living room!
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QuarterstoneComics Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
is that a dachshaund?
mikemayhew Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
hermes52 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
awesome! mostly of their expression :thumbsup:
Tauptu Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Your entire gallery seems filled with art that is unbelievable to me and I work with artists every day. They all think they're great too. Anyway, you have achieved wonderfulness. My only criticism, is that I don't understand how an emergency vehicle would be crashing at apparently high speed in a clearly 25 mph zone. I probably need to see more of the story. Every emergency vehicle driver I know is extremely safe at most speeds. They have training to this effect. In fact, I'd recommend everyone taking a High speed driving course at some point in their life. But I digress.
DavidSerret Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The detail is simply AMAZING! exhausting I suppose... watercolour is such a delicate technique, you rule...

and COOL for the XCARET, México shirt! It's an amazing place! Gracias por el detalle!
mikemayhew Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
That's me in the XCARET shirt. Went to Riviera Maya for my honeymoon in 2007.
DavidSerret Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
So cool! I thought it could be you. =)
ehurley Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
i do recall that the (now infamous) bottom right fellow standing out to me after my honeymoon in cancun. i chuckled stating "mayhew is such a badass" recalling some recent memories...although sadly the xcaret buffet or underground river made us both ill with the montazuma's revenge.
SAWjigIam66 Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
I love those sparks at the bottom of the skidding ambulance very tyght
crapateria Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What i really enjoy the most about your work is that even though you use models,there is still a lot of energy in the art. Great stuff as always.
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