Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tiki Thing...

Here's my latest dabble into the doodlesphere...

It's a Tiki type thing. My first "finished" drawing on the paper I mentioned in my previous post. All analog human driven ink work on paper. It was then scanned into the ol' fun box, blacks converted to dark browns, then colored and pushed in Clip Studio Paint. I'd like to give a little shout out to Brian Allen of Flyland Designs for some super sweet CSP brushes he has available on his site. Good stuff indeed!

Enough blabbering, on to the eye candy...

© Tiki Thing Mike Moore Studios 2016

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

New Toys....

My mother-in-law gave me some $cratch for my birthday (no matter how old you get, a check is always a good fit). I went on a bit of a minor Amazon shopping spree. Got some art supplies, a book I'd had my eye on, and some super responsible things too...like replacement Foosballs, and Shop Vac filter bags.

Anyway, one of the art supplies was a ream of paper. Jake Parker, an artist whose work I really respect, has a list of "tools" on his website that he uses. He recommends using Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover, 80lb. 8 1/2" x 11". Works for him, sure can't suck for me. Well my ream showed up today. Wow! So good! It's a thin card stock basically, super white, super smooth, and bleed free on any of the pens I tested on it. Stoked is an understatement. $12.00 for 250 sheets of magic paper? Oh yeah!

Doodling quickly ensued. I did a quicky little 'toon. Paper held the ink well, it dried quickly...so into the scanner it went for some digi-coloring.

This is what popped out...

Death & Trump © Mike Moore Studios 2016

Thank you again to my mother-in-law!

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Off to the Great White North?

Well, it's the "Day After". Even though it didn't turn out like I wanted it to, I'm real happy it's done. Don't reckon I'll be packing the family off to Toronto or similar north of the border locales. Those nice folks don't want the likes of us mucking things up. I suppose I'll just sit back, hang on, and ride it out. On the upside, there will be a lot of great punk rock made, comedians will have (hopefully only) 4 years of bottomless material, and there will be plenty of good art made....that is if we're not all sent off to re-education camps.

Way to go 'Merka...you never cease to amaze.

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Newest Doodle...

Howdy Hey...

Did a little Tex-centric piece. Turned out alright if I do say so myself.

Real Texas Longhorn © Mike Moore Studios 2016
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Thursday, November 3, 2016

What's cookin'?

Okey dokey folks, here's what's up these days...

It's November 3, 2016. In four short days I'll be 51. Yikes! But not really. Well, I'll really be 51, but it's not really a "yikes!" situation. It's all good and just another lap around the sun. I'm beyond happy for the love of my family and friends, and the opportunities I have. Thank you all.

I'm trying hard to make more "art", and would obviously like to transition into that being a full time PAYING gig. Currently there's some things available on my Redbubble page (? not sure what the correct term is). There's a link over here to the side > as well...but for some reason this particular Google Gadget doesn't wanna work. Anywho I'm mmoorestudios in the Redbubble universe. I may branch into other, similar, type "art" slinging sites...but so far this is the one. Also, if you're at all curious, the print quality on their shirts is stellar! It's a direct to garment (DTG) process (pretty much an inkjet printer for clothing), that prints to 100% cotton shirts, yielding a soft texture and a vibrant print.

I'm also available for commissions and freelance gigs. You can reach me through this site obviously, or email to mike@mikemoorestudios.com. If you're reading this...spread the love, if you're not...then I just wasted the amount of time it took to type those last 17 words.

Here's a recent addition to the visual stable...
Texadillo © Mike Moore Studios 2016

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