OK, I had to mention it. Pillows and art go together.

December 16, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Hello people. Holiday season is here and hope you are all having a great winter.

Recently browsing though my favorite artists on some art websites, many of them had links and images of their art on PILLOWS. And I don’t know what about them, but I want ALL of them. The whole pillow thing and favorite art go together. And then, today it hit me, OH! how will ours look like on pillows! OMG! So I went ahead and posted some of our paintings there: Continue Reading →

Girls of the Samurai Era Mycks versions

November 20, 2012 by | Comments Off on Girls of the Samurai Era Mycks versions

So basically I lied. The oil painting I mentioned earlier is still on the easel… People visiting, long week of kids staying home because of hurricane, stuff, stuff. The usual excuse. I really need to shape up. On a more positive note, I have done a couple of sumi/watercolor combo paintings though. This time the theme was girls from way back when in Japan. Since I paint lots and lots of male ninja’s and samurai’s and dragons, people tend to get an impression that I might be a guy myself, but in truth, I am not.

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Halloween with Sandy, Star Wars Angry Birds on pumpkins

November 7, 2012 by | 2 Comments

So as a service to our neighborhood (and mainly for our own fun) we painted and put out a bunch of pumpkins this year again. Last year we painted the original angry birds, and they looked good and got some nice feedback from the town teenagers, so after careful consideration we came to a conclusion, the new up and coming Star Wars angry birds would be perfect for painting on pumpkins. I seriously considered doing a full-on serious star wars on them, but then again thought it would be hard to fit a serious sci-fi on a circular bumpy pumpkin skin.  Continue Reading →

Shepard from Mass Effect kind of, Samurai, and Ninja with a fall flavor

October 2, 2012 by | Comments Off on Shepard from Mass Effect kind of, Samurai, and Ninja with a fall flavor

 So I did a couple of sumi/watercolor combo once again for the start of the fall season. I’m working on couple of serious oil paintings right now, so I might not be able to paint watercolor for a while unless I have a happy urge to paint with water.

Fall instantly translates into Halloween and I am serious I didn’t even remember that we are gonna go through that all over again until last month when stores started displaying the merchandise. Continue Reading →

Picking up the Pieces

September 24, 2012 by | Comments Off on Picking up the Pieces

I’m sort of interested in digital media recently. Well, I’ve been interested in it forever, but never seriously since I didn’t consider myself digital painter material.. I like wielding the brush and ink freely onto big canvases and walls and splashing and yanking. Pen on a flat tablet staring at a screen wasn’t something I thought I could never have patience for. I could, for like 30 minutes, but probably not until the said digital painting was nearly done. And for a fast painter like me, stopping a painting in a middle most likely meant I’m not coming back to it…

I’m pretty sure you’ve heard that from many traditional painters though.. Continue Reading →

Mycks Murals: Trompe l’oeil Fish Out of Frame

April 26, 2012 by | 3 Comments

So here we are. We’re starting a new art project in our studio, the Mycks Mural :) Yep, shockingly real illusion on people’s walls. And here on this blog, we plan to showcase our mural process.

Today as you can see, we’ve just completed a mural with a gigantic Striped Bass being fished right out of the painting.

We’ve tested it, a person actually had to try to touch the painting to make sure it’s actually just a mural on the wall :) Cool huh? Success. Yessir~~!

Here is the process we used (this is like a secret recipe..use with care):

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Mycks New Art: A play at Dovahkiin from Skyrim

April 25, 2012 by | Comments Off on Mycks New Art: A play at Dovahkiin from Skyrim

 So I couldn’t resist in the end. One for the Dragonborn of Skyrim.

I usually never paint fictional/non-fiction characters from books, games, or movies, but I don’t know why this time I was moved to paint one. It’s probably because I was randomly browsing through famous soundtracks on tube, and happened on the Dovahkiin song… And then I looked at some images on the net. They look so cool, inspired something in me. By the way, I did play and beat the game… well can you really beat that endless game?  Continue Reading →

Comic Strip: TaeKwonDo master

April 19, 2012 by | Comments Off on Comic Strip: TaeKwonDo master

As you might guess, every start-up blogger experiments with what to include in their new blog. Ours is a mixed one so far, and as my fellow Mycksian [just thought of that word…] gave me a suggested read on how to be a blogger, I have understood that: no one reads your posts in the beginning.

So there we have it. Since no one in particular cares, I decided to start up a series of comic-style drawings in our blog.

Today’s topic: MasLee [nickname], the TaeKwonDo master my kids learn from. Continue Reading →

Comic Strip: Gaming Kids

April 19, 2012 by | Comments Off on Comic Strip: Gaming Kids

Today’s topic: kids.

They are so cute and pretty and adorable and at least 3 times a day everyday teach you some sort of lesson. On top of that, they adapt really fast. Well, I’m not here to brag, but my generation is a fast adapting crowd to begin with. We embraced technology and are hungry for more and more each day. But the kids….. the kids…if you think about it, when I was their age (pre-teen), and you know you’ve thought about this if you have kids; you’ve never even went near a computer. I mean SMARTPHONES didn’t exist! yikes. Continue Reading →

Mycks Design: Character Design flow

April 19, 2012 by | Comments Off on Mycks Design: Character Design flow

Hello! Today we’ll look at the flow of the character design job our Mycks graphic designer took on recently. Those who are interested in the whole process of designing a character for a client might enjoy this.

Client: We want a samurai-ish turtley seal (or seal-ish turtle) for a party boat that also operates a Okonomiyaki (Japanese style pancakes) Restaurant. Continue Reading →