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.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Sketch: dragon bust

May 29th. Picked up a pencil and began drawing again for the first time since high school. It's just a practice piece but it's the most substantial drawing I have ever done.

edit: Sunday, June 16th. Calling it finished. Silvertone. The dragon.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

CG: "Come, bend the knee"

Composed and rendered in DazStudio. My first attempt at a full scene utilizing that software.

Click HERE for high resolution version (DeviantArt)
"Come, bend the knee"
©2019 Dave Mikulec

Monday, June 3, 2019


After years of putting it off, I recently opened my sketchbook and started daily practicing. Scribbles, really. But I'm trying to get used to handling pencils and get comfortable with the idea of creating stuff, the thought of which normally causes me to panic and stop before I start. So... at work this afternoon I decided to take a moment to do a quick doodle and sketch out an idea I had for my next CG project. Keeping in mind that I haven't drawn anything at all for over forty years, I ended up creating my first "dragon" looking creature. Poor thing. I do promise to do better tho.

"Firsties" - an idea
©2019 Dave Mikulec

Sunday, June 2, 2019

CG: Into The Mystic

I wanna rock your gypsy soul
Just like way back in the days of old
Then together we will float
Into the mystic

--Van Morrison

Click HERE for high resolution version (DeviantArt)
Into The Mystic
©2019 Dave Mikulec

Monday, May 20, 2019

CG: In Training

After last night I felt compelled to dig out some old renders that I had started on years ago.

In Training
©2019 Dave Mikulec