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Poker Pin Up 2 by PapaNinja Poker Pin Up 2 :iconpapaninja:PapaNinja 3,625 168 Tease tease tease ! by PapaNinja Tease tease tease ! :iconpapaninja:PapaNinja 2,089 79 The One With Horns by PapaNinja The One With Horns :iconpapaninja:PapaNinja 632 13 CLAWS body armor by PapaNinja CLAWS body armor :iconpapaninja:PapaNinja 926 13 Techno Magus #2 by PapaNinja Techno Magus #2 :iconpapaninja:PapaNinja 1,438 30 Techno Magus by PapaNinja Techno Magus :iconpapaninja:PapaNinja 1,490 18 Kali body armor by PapaNinja Kali body armor :iconpapaninja:PapaNinja 2,354 53 Octavia - Space pirate by PapaNinja Octavia - Space pirate :iconpapaninja:PapaNinja 1,812 74 Tampa Bay Comic Con by ZurdoM Tampa Bay Comic Con :iconzurdom:ZurdoM 350 12 Loki by ZurdoM Loki :iconzurdom:ZurdoM 447 17 Black Widow by ZurdoM Black Widow :iconzurdom:ZurdoM 718 19 Owlman by ZurdoM Owlman :iconzurdom:ZurdoM 804 30 Aw12- by ZurdoM Aw12- :iconzurdom:ZurdoM 492 11 Batman-arkham by ZurdoM Batman-arkham :iconzurdom:ZurdoM 589 27 Bop-29 by ZurdoM Bop-29 :iconzurdom:ZurdoM 429 7 Ice queen commission final by ZurdoM Ice queen commission final :iconzurdom:ZurdoM 672 15


So, I've been a deviant art member for over 5 years now. Its been a long quiet 5 years. For a while there I was only posting infrequently and only the work I thought would get the most response. I was pretty much wrong about most of it. My most popular piece of art involved a creme filled gay innuendo. nonetheless, I continued to post and didn't really see much of a following for the effort. My wife suggested that I post more sketches but I didn't listen and the result was no attention.

It wasn't until I met Steve Saunders that everything began to change. Steve is a well known and talented writer and most importantly, he knows the industry and how to get seen by viewers. This is something I don't know how to do but am starting to relearn the idea of. Over the past 5 years I've had about 6 to 10 favourites and even less follows. Steve, in an attempt to improve my public image, told me it would be a good idea to rearrange my gallery into folders and add some sketch art so that people can better understand me and my process. I'm a very secretive person especially when it comes to my artwork so it took a lot for me to open up my private vault and show people what I've been working on for the last year. The result was startling.

I spent the evening scanning and posting sketches of work I'd done recently. In all I scanned 60 images and posted 54. Before i was even done posting the first 10 I had more feedback and comments than I'd had in the past 5 years of activity! I finished posting work at about 1am and in et horning I woke to find 30 feedback messages. You have no idea how good it feels to see a return on my efforts. I have steve and my wife to thank for that. My wife told me a long time ago I should post everything I do and I ignored her. I was wrong to do that. She's never been wrong I've just been too stupid and afraid of rejection to hear her. I realize now that what she said and what steve said are exactly what I should have been doing all along. Steve recently told me "if you wanna be seen you gotta be an attention whore." and I didn't want to put myself out there because I was afraid of being rejected. I guess if I want to succeed at this then I need to quit being scared to show you what I can do and just show you.
  • Listening to: My Morning Jacket


Mychal Allen
I'm a comic artist who's formally trained in graphic design and mixed media. over 20 years as an artist. Still working on the Great American Comic Book except I live in canada and I have no intention of returning.

Current Residence: Victoria BC
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XXL
Print preference: Poster Sized
Favourite genre of music: I can tell you what I DONT like better that what I do
Favourite photographer: Michael barnes
Favourite style of art: Digital Comic Media
Operating System: Mac OS X
MP3 player of choice: Iphone
Shell of choice: fusion force shell
Skin of choice: my own
Favourite cartoon character: Brock Sampson
Personal Quote: I am neither the devil nor god but neither are you.


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ei9 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
 awesome stuff that you got here Mykeal my man and you have got some Mad skillz in you! hope that you do mind putting you on my DEV Watch and look forward seeing more from you in the future. keep kicking some ass out there big man and Godspeed!

R.I.P to the man name Mork from Ork, Robin Williams a true comedic Genius!
mykeallen Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
hey thanks a lot. its myke btw!
earlofthelemongrab Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Thank you for the favorite! :)
mykeallen Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
you look just like him! I'm an AIP alumni too!!
Reflective-Sentinal Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Some more useful feedback on that awesome picture of the feathered serpent chasing Cuthulu on a giant bat.

I love the perspective of the city. I almost have an explanation of my solution for 3 point perspective written out.

Something that I think that you should keep in mind is to suggest repeating patterns instead of always drawing it in.

The feathers on the wing, and the side scales are both not so great. At various points you have adjusted the size of the scales for distance, but that makes the tail a lot darker than it appears.

By distance: Head, neck, wing, bottom loop, top loop, tip of tail.
Head: Scales & details are great!
Neck: It seems like you struggle a bit with the directional nature of the scales. Might be best to not define all of the scales, perhaps convex areas where the muscles flex, and suggest the pattern?
Wing: The shape of the feathers feels very similar to the scales. I feel that larger feathers may look better.
Bottom loop & rest of tail: Suggest the pattern of the scales.

You have the pattern of fur nailed. I need to try to duplicate that.
mykeallen Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
thanx for the critique!
Kaisuke1 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
you were at the career fair XD
JenniferStarling Featured By Owner May 23, 2006
Welcome! Excellent gallery!
im-fine-again Featured By Owner May 18, 2006   Photographer
Hi, welcome :wave:
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