Thursday, August 22, 2019

Thoughts: Where do we go from here?

SOooo, I've been at this drawing thing for about three months now. Just trying to get used to sketching and getting my mind and imagination to open up. Copying stuff I find interesting. I don't sketch daily but I have two sketchbooks; one at home and one at work when the inspiration strikes me. I've yet to develop my own style or anything like that, that will come much later.

I have sprung for several online courses (Udemy) that I will be taking over the upcoming winter. That's when I'll seriously begin work on developing some usable skills and see if I can't work on my own style and bring some characters to life that I have haunting my brain!

We shall see, eh? So... onward!


Monday, August 12, 2019

Sketchbook: Time to move on...

A couple more head shots of a dragon character I'm working on. I think it's about time I moved on to sketching out the rest of him.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Sketchbook: Someone isn't happy

One of my subjects (Slack Wyrm) letting me know that he isn't pleased over my prolonged absence; it's been a few weeks since my last sketchbook entry here at home (I keep another at work). I've only been at this since the end of May but each new sketch feels more fulfilling than the last.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Sketches: Some Recent Work

One from the sketchbook I did last week and a larger practice sketch of a dragon based character I'm working on developing that I started on today.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Sketchbook: Libertas

Took a break from sketching to immerse myself in some CG over the long holiday weekend. This was my first sketchbook entry since the 2nd.


Friday, July 5, 2019

CG: The Return

The Kingdom of Seven Altars - #1 - The Return

The old wizard could scarcely believe his ears; the ravens had urgent news – something unusual was stirring at Mountaintop. Knowing history as he did, this could certainly only mean one thing! There was no time to waste.

Isolated and virtually inaccessible, the temple at Mountaintop, a relic of days long passed has stood in ruin for millennia and he could not recall the last time anyone had reason to journey there. A hearty three suns journey from the nearest outpost to reach the summit and there it was before his eyes as plain as day amidst the rubble…

A dragon’s egg!

Cermryael at one time was well known for its sacred Dragon Altars. Seven in all scattered throughout the kingdom. And any newly summoned dragons would appear at one of these Divine Altars, as eggs. Which were then carefully guarded and tended until they were ready to hatch.

But the last was ages ago. So long ago in fact that today dragons are only found in myth and legend. Until now. Now for the first time in eons it would appear that Dragons were returning to Cermryael!

The Return
©2019 Dave Mikulec

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Sketch: In Flight

My second practice sketch, finished up today. This was my first attempt at shading and I enjoyed seeing the difference it can make. Ah, so much to learn.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Sketchbook: Slack Wyrm fan art

Dragons tend to get a bit fussy when it comes to the manner in which they are portrayed in artwork! So you best mind you do not try their patience and do your very best work.

Had a bit of fun with this fan art sketch inspired by the online comic Slack Wyrm.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Sketchbook: "We've been waiting"

When you crack open the door the slightest little bit and discover an entire world waiting for you. A practice piece from the sketchbook done at the end of the workday Friday.