Author Archives: D_Learn

Glow In The Dark FRANKIE

This is a project for NAMM.  Mike always likes to push the boundaries a bit with these jobs because he is generally given full artistic reign.  I thought you might like to follow the process of this piece, as it is challenging both technically and creatively. As most of you know, Mike generally prefers to work on […]Read More

How To: Kong- A Lesson in Texture

This Tutorial is a study in Daggers and Dots: Mike goes into great detail as he explains the layering techniques he used to create complex textures like leathery skin and hair on his awesome beast, KONG. We are also including some still photos and color use references below: Mike created a very simple mask to […]Read More

HOW TO: Focke Wulf 190 WWII Warbird

When it comes to painting Warbirds, a good portion of great execution is understanding how to complete complex masking processes. These types of designs require numerous “layers” and masking them in the correct order is integral to the success of the final piece. For this particular tutorial, we will focus on “order of execution.” This […]Read More