Hello I'm Mike Manley, welcome to my studio Blog. I am veteran comic, animation artist and created and edit Draw! Magazine. This blog is a chronicle of what's happening in my studio at home or in school,follow as I show my process and as a cartoonist, painter, teacher and more. I've just graduated with a Masters In Art from he Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Follow my process and path as an painter, cartoonist and teacher and find out how they inform and enrich each other!
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Let's Start It Off!
To day was a big painting day in the studio, or actually in my living room as I'm home on break from school. I painted both of these today--so it was a big painting day after a bit of a break. The landscape is based on a picture that my Dad shot of a barn someplace in Michigan. I painted another piece based on one of his photos a year or so ago, and he got such a big kick out of it I decided to do it again and give it to him as a Christmas present. Its 16 x 20 in Oil. The SPIRIT piece below was a commission I had left to do, it was for the same guy who also wanted the Phantom piece, and since I was a long time getting this done and he requested a color piece I did this quick-pulp-like image in oil and it's also 16 x 20. When it's dry I'll post them out. So I plan on keeping the painting fires smoking and have another piece roughed already, but two paintings in one day is enough for today....