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A wizard lighting the ancient dragon fires extinguished so many eons ago. A new age is dawning. At The Altar - Ancient Temple Ruins ©20...

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.

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"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

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Into The Mystic
©2019 Dave Mikulec