Wednesday, November 30, 2011



Check out more Poe sketches HERE.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Playing around with the Beatles some more.
Check out my progress on George Harrison by clicking on the image below:

Saturday, November 19, 2011

NEWS: Fine Art Prints available at the MIKEYZART STORE!

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Some sketches for the continuing series "Face the Music." This time, The Beatles:

My sister was asking me what I plan to draw/paint next, and said, "What about the Beatles?" Originally, I thought it might prove too trite, as a lot of artists have done the Beatles.
However, I decided to check it out. As I searched for images, I was pleasantly surprised by several things:
1. There are a ton of images of the Beatles out there.
2. The Beatles had several distinct phases in their short career, and there was a distinct 'look' to each of those eras; from the Fab Four, to Sergeant Peppers, to Let it Be, and several in between. There is a lot to choose from.
3. At first, they were packaged to look very uniform and similar. However, as they aged, their faces grew more and more distinct and the differences were more pronounced. This gives me the opportunity to contrast each face against the others.
4. They really have interesting faces, which is the most critical element; I mean, if I'm going to spend the time drawing and/or painting them, I might as well find the subject matter interesting.

I was pleasantly surprised as I sketched, that they are also fun to draw. I could spend a lifetime just exploring the possibilities!
Thanks for the suggestion, Sista!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


The final pieces arefinished, photographed and varnished.
The final pieces are 16x16" Acrylic on canvas.
Here is a teaser:

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Be sure to come by the Opening Reception at TOSA in downtown Denver to see the original paintings!

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ART SHOW: Studio Works by The Artists of *LOL* Caricature Company

This is my first gallery show since I moved back to Colorado!
Come to the Opening Reception at The Other Side Arts in downtown Denver this Friday, Nov. 4 from 6-9 pm.
My newest paintings will be there, featuring Frank, Johnny, and JIMI and others!

Also included are awesome studio pieces by Brooke Howell, Ben Bloss, and the other amazing artists of *LOL* Caricature Company!
This is a unique perspective on the art of caricature - don't miss it!


11/03/11: The final piece is finished, photographed and varnished.
Here is a teaser:

Be sure to come to the Opening Reception at TOSA in downtown Denver this Friday to see the original paintingz;

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Friday, October 28, 2011


Here's the sketches for my entry into this week's Caricaturama Showdown 3000! Challenge:
Vincent Price!

Once again, a GREAT face to draw! This is my favorite so far.

Here are the sketches:

Bits and pieces, individual features:

There's a lot going on in this face!
I'm experimenting with the features, looking for the aspects of those features that give him that 'signature' look!s funny, I really kinda like the boxy/cartoony sketch - trying to convert the features into abstract, simplified lines and shapes, that still convey the essence of VP.


My painting of Frank Zappa is finally finished!
I'm on my way to drop it off at The Painted Pixel to be photographed.
I'll post the final photo when it's done. In the meantime, here's the best photo I could get with my webcam:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

EASEL CAM - what's on the ol' drawing board right now?





10/23/11 - part 2:





Progress on FRANCESCO...!


I'm nearing the finish on this piece.
The paint in the hair is really thick! LOL
Working with paint this thick is a new experience, and I'm loving it!



I think that what all artists dream of is to feel that the most rewarding piece they've ever done is the one they're working on right now. I gotta say, that's how I feel about this one. I'm really enjoying this, and watching it come together is very satisfying. I only wish the camera could capture what I see in front of me. And I have learned SO much in the process!

10/23/11 part 2:

I'm not done with you today, Frank!



Da forehead and brows.


Back to working on the painting of Frank Zappa.

This is a fun one.
Up to this point, the painting has been just too 'flat.' Last night I went crazy with the Golden High-Solid Gel Medium, creating texture in the hair. Wow! That's a lotta texture!
Geez, I'm gonna really hafta build up thick paint on the fleshy features so that it can hold together.
So tonight it's back to working on the face, building up the forms.
One thing I am aiming for at this point is to make the nose come forward. I am adjusting the color temperature of the moustache and cheeks surrounding the nose to make it advance.
The other thing is to make the eye sockets deep and receding. Gotta work on that some more.
Here's a closeup:

Once again, these photos are taken with my laptop's webcam. Please forgive the crummy quality.