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Mike Meier
Roses are red, violets are blue
Everything's possible, nothing is true.


Up in the Sky 2 by spacehamster
Up in the Sky 2
You can go faster if you bite your lip. True science fact.

Anyway, two things happen every time I come back from a bout of artist's block - one, it only takes a few days until I start drawing Bulletproof characters again, and two, when I draw said characters, I almost immediately forget to draw them open for color. Case in point - the black parts on Vector's costume are meant to be blue, and when I draw him with color in mind, I don't completely black them out like I did here, but I've drawn him strictly for B/W so many times that I always forget.

Anyway, this is Vector from my webcomic Bulletproof which is currently in limbo but still available for your reading pleasure on The DuckSmack Jeeves and Comic Fury, depending on your preference.

Pentel mechanical pencil, brush pen, assorted Rapidographs.
Vector © 2015 Mike Meier
Wonder Woman by spacehamster
Wonder Woman
Welp, in case you can't tell, I've been in yet another funk of artist's block. And a few other things I won't bore you with. Anyway, one of the things I tried to do to get myself out of said funk was to figure out how to draw Wonder Woman. Needless to say, I'm ignoring the latest costume update because *barf*. Turns out, though, that that chest piece is a lot harder to draw than you think.

Pentel brush pen, Wacom, PSCS3
Wonder Woman ©DC Comics
ID 3.0 by spacehamster
ID 3.0
Welp, my old ID was from 2009, so it was about time for a replacement. Some of the stuff here's pretty ancient already (the Livid piece was part of the last ID, for Pete's sake), but oh well - I really couldn't stand to look at the other one anymore.

Little reminder for myself to draw more, I guess. Or finish more, anyway.
Self Portrait Icon by spacehamster
Self Portrait Icon
I'm guessing a lot of us here do this - you take a photo or you find one online, and it's too late, and you should be in bed, and you start messing with it in Photoshop, and usually nothing comes of it, and sometimes it takes on a life of its own and you end up with something you really like.

You may have noticed that I have a new avatar - that's still based on the initial crappy bitmap version I made of this; I've decided to do it proprely this time and actually took it to Illustrator. So this is totally my first vector piece, one of... not many, I'm sure.

It's a selfie I snapped yesterday when I got a new pair of sunglasses (original Wayfarers, totally awesome, FYI), and then I really just messed around with the contrast a bit and ended up with this. I don't know if it's even remotely amusing if you don't know what I look like in real life, so if it's not you'll just have to take my word for it - it's really funny.

Photoshop/Illustrator CS3
Black Cat Doodle by spacehamster
Black Cat Doodle
I'm really just uploading this because I'm not comfortable tossing two things on here in a row, after a long absence, that are both completely uncharacteristic. I'm sort of working at getting through this pretty much permanent slump and forcing myself to draw an hour a day, every day, and... well, this is something that's come out of this. I also wanted to see if my stuff would look extra-artsy if I didn't scan it properly, like some people do around here. It does. It's pretty funny.

Size Does Matter

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 8:10 AM

I think it was about seven years ago when I decided to finally upgrade from my trusty 15" LCD that had cost a fortune and was about twice the size of its actual display to a 20". Dells were already all the rage back then and not all that expensive, so that's what I bought. That damn thing has lasted until today, and the only real hitch I've ever had was the USB hub crapping out - the display still worked like on day one. That's, you know, pretty damn cool.

But the USB hub having died was a bit of a problem for me, and given that a 27" monitor would now cost a little over half of what I paid for the 15" (make unknown, by the way - I still have it, but I can't remember and the company had such faith in their future that they didn't put a logo anywhere on the device), it was getting hard to justify keeping the old warhorse around. So this week I finally splurged on a Dell U2711 27", and I've basically been sitting at my desk with a boner ever since. I guess it's just this thing where if you skip over three generations of technology, buying a new gadget feels like you've travelled to the future.

In all honesty, the new monitor is the reason why I finally got up off my butt and colored that Juri piece I posted today - I really just wanted to see what working on it would be like. Turns out it's exactly what I was hoping for. I think I've literally sliced my coloring time in half because I'm not spending half an eternity zooming in and out anymore. Set to 50%, color most of it, zoom in to 100-150%, take care of details, done.

I just might actually start posting fully colored stuff on a semi-regular basis here again. But I've said that before, so wait and see, huh? ;p

In other news, you should all be reading Storm Dogs. Really. Now. Go and buy it.

  • Listening to: Katalepsy - Autopsychosis
  • Reading: Storm Dogs
  • Watching: Breaking Bad
  • Playing: Crysis 2
  • Eating: Shrimp
  • Drinking: Water


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vonnbriggs Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
your name is awesome and your gallery lives up too it 
spacehamster Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Ha, thanks. I'm just glad that Hound thing finally got some attention. 
MannixFrancisco Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks for faving!
spacehamster Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
You're welcome! I thought I was the only one who remembered Manabat...
Lemniskate Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Habe einen einseitigen Fancomic für Bulletproof:…
Kid-Eternity Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Thank you for the :+fav:
spacehamster Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
You're very welcome, sir, and now keep up the good work! :)
David-Dennis Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Just amazing...
spacehamster Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Thank you!
LostonWallace Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Thanks for the Watch, Mike! Right back at ya!
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