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July 10, 2009
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SDCC Print Progress by mikemayhew SDCC Print Progress by mikemayhew
Pretty much have the underpainting done in watercolor. Now time to slice and dice with the airbrush.
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I love the base colors and the raw unfinished look of your art. Her shadows and shading id on the money. The shadows are at the right angle for the figures pose. The shading on the castle is dead on for the bright light of the lightening. As I look at the tree behind her left side, it almost looks like the branches are to round not as natural looking as the Mystique in the forest cover you did. I am looking at her left arm and her left forearm, closest to the tree, looks too long for her body and her pose. It thins out too much before it vanishes in to her hair. After seeing your other Airbrushes I know this is going to be awesome to see finished. Thank you Mike for another great piece.
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tatehemlock Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
Hells yeah man! I'll take one! If all goes well I'll see you in San Diego!!
robokop Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Looks great! :)
sid8 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
looks good, even rough that give a good style of it I like the cape...
MatiasSoto Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Looking good, I like how brought all details in the background with the painting, and the use of cold color tones works wonders with this type of illo,very nice!
toniart57 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
I like this :)
kenzoabeki Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
It already is a masterpiece. Wonderful.
rcardoso530 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
mike you are the man... a definate favorite
aditya777 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MichaelDooney Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
Looking great. love seeing the progress, thanks for posting. I see that you've done a lot of cover paintings on comic page bristol, but what is you favorite paper for watercolor? A friend of mine gave me a piece of the watercolor board (solid core white board from Stathmore) that Olivia uses and it's soooo nice to work on. Watercolors definitely work differently on every kind of paper so I'm just curious about your preference.
mikemayhew Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
My favorite is Fabriano Artistico 140lb hot press. Though this art is on Arches 140lb hot press which is just as good. I try to use bright white when i can, but regular white is ok.
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