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SDCC 2009 Print - Night Queen by mikemayhew SDCC 2009 Print - Night Queen by mikemayhew
15X22 in watercolor. This art will be available as an archival 13X19 print at San Diego Comic Con. My table is #4903. I will have brand new sketchbooks available as well.
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queensexxy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013


anyway this can be used for a layout? i would love to use it
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Ultrajack Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Amazing gallery,all your works are master graded.
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KaraZone Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
What a wonderful piece! Truly amazing! I'm so in love with this I must ask.. Is this purely a water color print? Or will Night Queen be making her debut in a comic soon enough? I would love to see her in her own comic complete with her origin.
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mikemayhew Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
very cool idea! Never thought of that, but you never know.
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GAJr Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
wonderfull
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TepesArt Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Awesome!
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DaniXgrunge Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
:headbang: greats!cool :smoking::smoking::smoking::smoking::smoking::smoking:
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GUStavoSuperCool Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
was this colored with pencil crayons?!?!?!
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mikemayhew Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
no, it was painted in watercolor.
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GUStavoSuperCool Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
Sorry i thought it was pencil crayons probably because of the crappy screen i have (I swear, it totally looks like pencil crayons), still this piece is AMAZING :D
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mkornatka Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
WOW
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quanmode Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Best color! I love it!
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Daenji Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
My only question about it (otherwise it's either simply rockin' or so acceptable it might as well be) is whether that is the most fitting way to have established the shadows on her neck, chin, and jawline. You've obviously come to a place where you are comfortable with the freedom you have to suggest something rather than fully render it. That's a very good thing and in most cases I am even inclined to believe it tends to get you the more effective result. What I am noticing is a breakdown in the perception of depth. Although a lot of your work here comes off as more 2D the shading around the neck and jaw is considerably more flat. This has two negative effects. It's very close to being the element that is at the exact center of focus (as all the lines tend to lead your eye there) and is not done in a way that makes the most of that. It's also defying a natural perception of the anatomical surfaces because the chin in this position would be jutted as far out as possible and that conflicts with the flatter rendering.

I hope you don't this commentary badly. You're actually one of my favorite artists and this is really a fantastic piece! I have a tendency to come off as a little mechanical and cold when I'm writing as myself instead of writing for a character. My comment is meant with sincere respect and a genuine hope it might be helpful.
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jasonpal Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
What?
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metalheadkomik Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009   General Artist
beautiful :heart:
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marron Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's very beautiful and quite lovely in it's rendering, but I find anatomical issues with her breasts. Her right breast (our left) is very natural looking, resting comfortably as any boob might. Her left breast however, looks like it's shoved up uncomfortably under the cloth to hide the nipple.

I suppose a girl's got to do what a girl's got to do, though! And really, your target audience doesn't have breasts, so it's not something that a lot of people will pay attention to. ;)

I'm definitely not trying to bash the piece or say negative things or anything! I think it's a very beautiful piece and I could never pull of something of this smooth and lovely quality with watercolor or pretty much any media, really. I just thought it a bit odd that one breast should look so natural and the other should look like it's pushed up and taped in place.
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mikemayhew Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks for your comment. I'm going to look at that and possibly revise it.
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robokop Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
Finally finished?! Awesome! :D
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AndersonBlackAdam Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Mike,if you don´t mind I´ll have this hanged on my wall!
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MatiasSoto Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
well, it's an outstanding pieceof work!The woman and the bg came out beatifully rendered, and in this version the tones and the lighting on the bg are much balanced and well defined. :clap:
I hope it sales well!
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Okaw Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
im thinkin what if this was batgirls costume... hmmmm rrrrrrr! :D awesome job sir congratz!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
very nicely done :nod:
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Philospheros Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
I'd love to have it as a poster on my wall :D
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ArtistEderic Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
Lovely design on the clothes!
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Potato-Pirate Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, that's amazing that you can do that by hand!
And that outfit lol, definitely something I wouldn't wear out in the snow haha but well done :)
Keep it up.
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TonyDennison Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
I noticed that there were some significant changes between this version and the previous two...

This may not be something you care to indulge -- but, is this a completely redone version or were the changes affected with and electric eraser, Photoshop editing or something of that order?
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mikemayhew Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
You are correct sir, this is a completely redone version. On my earlier take, I made the mistake of not doing a small color comp. When I got to the painting, I was just guessing. I arrived at some colors I liked, but there was too much muddy color already on the canvas for my liking. I decided to redo it with the purple/blue/magenta colors as the underpainting. I think the main thing it did was link the figure and background so they look like they are in the same space. And, I minimized that pain in the ass tree on the right.
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smbhax Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
"I think the main thing it did was link the figure and background so they look like they are in the same space."

I noticed that, good improvement. The mist over her feet and the skull on the ground are nice additions.
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Witchking00 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
WOWOWOWOW!!! amazing!! so hot and amazing girl and paint!!! At the begining i thought is a real photo about Megan Fox!! But when i opened i see is a paint!! amazing!!! so realist colours and all!!!
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Caleb-Brown Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
its a mazing you can do that traditionally
i couldn't even do that digitally
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danyboz Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! And so interesting to see the evolution from the starting sketch. :wow:
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thistledownhair Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
That outfit seems rather impractical, don'tcha think?
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Bananuh Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Student General Artist
I thought it was a picture at first 0_0 wow.
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Dtronaustin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
That came out fantastic!
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kami-henjin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
I'm sorry for not providing proper critique as I'm very well aware that my following comment does not meet something worthy of your time but...
OMGWTFBBQ!!! THAT IS AWESOOOOMEEEE!!!!! :+fav:
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rosegirouard Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
Incredible!
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:iconeliwi:
Eliwi Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
Wow, this turned out really well.
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almightybob42 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
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you were right, you WEREN'T done with this one... whoa.
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Tashiya-sama Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
What kind of paper did you use? i really enjoy how you did the background : )
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mikemayhew Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is Arches 140lb hot press watercolor paper.
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Tashiya-sama Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
That is what I thought~ Thank you : ) I need to give it try.
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blewh Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
nice work!
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semaj007 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
beautiful work!
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rcardoso530 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
why is there only 191 views? this piece is F*CKING AWESOME mike
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Aeoline Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
Good job mike. Her left arm forearm looks better and so does the shape of the trees. I like how you do the fog at her feet. Your airbrushing is top notch. Thanks
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Salvador-Raga Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
Awesome job!
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GAVade Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009   Digital Artist
Absolutely digging this sensationally bright colour palette.

Crit wise I'm not liking the detail on the closest tree on the right, looks a little rushed in comparison to the rest of the picture.

Other than that, aces! ;)
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Bellaluv4ever Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
totaly hot!
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