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Mike Skanes
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tree in the hot sun..
yipes...time for an update i suppose.. after a (way too) long of a bout with vertigo, i can sit at my desk for a while without falling out of the chair.  the things you take for granted...so, here's a tree, then..

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man, this is taking a long time..
between life, work, family, unexpectedness and an idea that'll take longer than the second coming of christ to realize to begin with--i noticed that it's been a year or more since i started this blog to document the project that will finally become a penny ...

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life first or art first?
here's a digital rework of this .  it's a marker sketch i originally did a while back, and still think it has a nice simple graphic element to it.  i have every intention of turning in this into a run of screen printed posters soon.  hopefully sooner than l...

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deep in the forest..
here's a fairly quick pencil sketch i did over the weekend.  i was thinking about old science fiction book covers, star wars and the game of thrones.  all good subjects.  i find myself often wondering 'what to draw' when i open the book--maybe i'll start wi...

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back to it..
now that the summer is gone and winter is setting in quite quickly, it's time for a renewed focus on some projects--namely getting my work studio up and running.  who wants to work on renovations indoors during the summer anyway? you'll notice the stacks of...

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bridge work..
i guess this is still a work in progress--it started as a warm up sketch yesterday, and although i like where it's headed it still needs some work.  i've been trying to teach myself to draw a with a bit more dynamic perspective, so i guess this is a start..

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blue halo..
i've been drawing digitally a lot more than usual.  mostly to try and play with different brush settings, instead of always using the same one all the time.  this is no great experiment, by any stretch--but it's a start.

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square and head..
a page from the sketchbook.  no one in particular, or is it?  i hope it's not..

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process shetches..
a couple of very rough street sketches for a project i was working on recently.  these comps ended up getting scrapped, but they served well as a means to the end result--which i might post sooner or later...

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wayfarer..
this dude has been on the trail a long time.  real long.
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