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 15, 2013
I did these two water colors yesterday while just relaxing at home for a bit and doing some odds and ends. The one at the top is form one of the zillions of pics I snap while riding SEPTA through West Philly and the bottom one is a memory painting from my trip to China back in 07. In fact it was right around this time of year that I flew there for 2 weeks. I'd love to go back for a longer stay and do a lot of painting--maybe someday I will. One of the best things about watercolor is it's ease and casual use compared to Oils which I work in most of the time. Its also just a lot of fun to mess around with watercolors for the heck of it--its alot less forgiving that oil, but every medium has it strengths.