Hello I'm Mike Manley, welcome to my studio Blog. I am veteran comic and animation artist and I created and edit Draw! Magazine. This blog is a chronicle of what's happening in my studio. Follow my process and path as an painter, cartoonist and teacher and find out how they inform and enrich each other!
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Robin Hood 3 day 1
I am working on the third Robin Hood cover in the series of books by I.A. Watson that I have been doing for Airship 27. I started out by doing this really quick sketch to get the cover idea approved and then went aboyt shooting my model and gathering reference. this time the cover is about Robin hunting the "Heart of the Forest". After quickly sketching down the figures and a very simple fashion I started in right away on the painting. I iod some things different this time, first this one is on canvas that I covered with an additional coat of Oil Primer to give it a better surface than the standard acrylic primer that often ends up feeling like sandpaper.
This was all done in one day after i did my self portrait in the previous post, and I will update as go along. I changed things from the sketch feeling the bush/tree near the deer competed with it too much, the trees in the background will now be more ghostly as well as the deer and it ethereal ligh. Its still a work in progress so many things are still open to change.