Thursday, July 31, 2014

Holy Sh*t! I'm STILL Drawing...

Wow...I'm king of the slackers...

I started this drawing in August of 2012! It's just about August of 2014!!! It's not that big of a piece, not too complicated, I just put it aside to fiddle with other bits of distraction. Well...I got it back out a couple of weeks ago and am making forward progress, so that's cool. It's being done with markers and colored pencils, and basically I'm figuring it out as I go along.

Anywho...I decided to post up all the previous pics along with the current so you can see in one fell swoop it's SLOW progression. Enjoy!

© Mike Moore Studios 2012

© Mike Moore Studios 2012

© Mike Moore Studios 2012

© Mike Moore Studios 2012

© Mike Moore Studios 2013

© Mike Moore Studios 2014
© Mike Moore Studios 2014

Still got a ways to go...but at least I'm going.

Have Fun!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New tricks getting more comfortable...

Played around with some more digi-doodlin'. Getting more comfortable with it. Just need to keep noodlin' with the doodlin' and things will go the way they're supposed to I reckon...

© Mike Moore Studios 2014
© Mike Moore Studios 2014

Have Fun!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Old trick

I've been trying to figure out "digital inking". Basically digital inking is the digital approximation of a pen and ink type drawing. Previously I had hand inked, on paper, then scanned the "finished" drawing into the Mac and cleaned it up, colored it, etc. I had mainly done this using Adobe Photoshop. My new goal is to learn this using Adobe Illustrator. Long story short and with minimal techno babble, Illustrator is Vector based...Photoshop is Pixel based. Vector artwork can be sized infinitely with no resolution issues. Both are excellent  programs, and offer amazingly deep digital toolboxes for "artists", they just do it differently. Not too nerdy was it?

So anyway...I want to learn this for a different look/feel to some of my work. Doing it by hand will never go away...but doing it digitally definitely has some merits I want to explore.

Here's the first effort...

© Mike Moore Studios 2014
© Mike Moore Studios 2014

It's not a life changer...but it's a nice enough first step.

Have Fun!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Dear Random Person...

If you don't know me, please don't feel free to call me any of the following...









My friends don't call me these things. I understand that it's a casual form of male bonding, or maybe friendly assurance you're not a psycho axe murderer, either way...please refrain.

Thank you.

Dang...I kinda sound like a dick. Please don't call me that either though.

Have Fun!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Damn I love em.

Don't ride em as much as I used to, sadly...hardly at all any more.

Why? Honestly...I'm scared. I had a really good slam about a year ago now, nothing broke, I walked away from it with nothing more than severely mangled pride and confidence. I'm 48, which is no big deal in the "real" world, as I have friends that are as old or older and still skating hard...but that slam was unlike any I'd had in nearly 40 years of skating. This was the first one that said," aren't bulletproof anymore, this shit's for real now." I was skating a ditch at the time, by myself as usual. Not really sure what happened, I think probably wheel bite...but there was no tell-tale rub burn, so who knows. Long story short, I fell as hard and as fast as possible for a person of my skill sets to fall from the top of the ditch wall to the flat. There's probably some sort of mathematical formula that could calculate the g-forces etc. experienced by my 200lbs impacting on my beloved concrete, but all I know is it hurt...BAD.

I actually lay there a while in the bottom of that drainage ditch without moving, not so much because I was hurt (I knew nothing was broken), but because I knew I had lost something. Confidence? Stoke? My youth? All of them? I don't know. What I do know is at this point...a year down the that it PISSES ME OFF. I will not go gently into that good night. Screw that. Trust me, I was never, and will never be an "A" list ripper...but I love it and it hurts that it's not there. I want skateboarding back in my life.

To my skate friends...I'm sorry I dropped the torch. Let's skate.

Have Fun!