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Week 4 by MicahJGunnell
Week 4
My week 4 sketches...Anyone know who the dude with the dark eyebrows and spiky hair is?
Week 3 by MicahJGunnell
Week 3
My sketches for this week...Hope you like!
Hey all,

  I'm sorry to say I had to cancel my plans to go to SDCC at the last minute. At the moment I'm just too busy with deadlines for multiple jobs and also for my environment design class. Sorry I won't be able to see you all there...Maybe next year!
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Micah Gunnell
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States
I got my start drawing comics professionally in 2004 under the tutelage of Michael Turner at Aspen Comics. My first published work was pencilling Soulfire: Dying of the Light. Following this I worked on several series at Aspen, including Shrugged, Dellec, Executive Assistant: ORCHID and most recently Idolized. I also drew a single issue for Marvel, Deadpool Team-Up #890. In 2011 I moved over to the animation industry and have worked for Film Roman on Ultimate Spiderman, for Nickelodeon on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles , and I am currently employed as an in-house storyboard artist at Marvel Animation on the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series. I love art, and bringing my vision to various creative ventures is my passion.

deviantWEAR sizing preference: Large
Favourite genre of music: I like it all, as long as its unique and artistic. The less commercial the better usually.
Favourite photographer: Sebastiao Salgado
Favourite style of art: Anything original and well-executed.
Operating System: Mac OS X
Favourite cartoon character: Ippo Makunouchi
Personal Quote: "Consistency Comes With Consistency"

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bisshop Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God Work !
How lucky you are to have worked with Michael Turner .

MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Yeah, I agree!
Patrucca Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Dear Mr. Gunnell,

I just wanted to say thanks for sharing your artwork here. Your vast variety of works still continues to inspire and encourage me, as a fellow illustrator. I hope in a few years, with lots of hard work, I'll have the skills you do and the opportunities to use them professionally (I'm 30, still young enough to make it happen, right? :) ). Anyways, the point of this is not to flatter, I actually had a question...

You were working on a personal project about a year ago, called Opus. Are you still finding time to work on this? Is it still gonna happen or is it on the back burner?

Sincerely, Patricia (a friend and fan)
MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Hey Patricia! Thanks for the kind words...glad you enjoy the work that I post! As far as Project: OPUS(not the actual title), it is still in the works, but has always had to be kind of on the back burner. I have a full time job doing storyboards on the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series, and also have a wife and 1 yr old son, so it's hard to find much free time. That said, I have been working on finalizing the plot recently, and I plan to start moving forward with things soon. It's called Opus because it's been a project I've been developing over the past 15 years and is a real labor of love on my part. Keep watching the sketches I'm posting...Some of them have direct connection to Project: OPUS. Thanks again for your support, and good luck with your illustration work!
wanderingstreet Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I really like your style and the colour choices are excellent. I was wondering if you had any tips on choosing/working with colour. If not that's fine. You've still got yourself a new watcher. :)
MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Edited Jan 1, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Hey Tom, Thanks for the kind words! I'm no expert when it comes to color, but I have been trying to learn over the last few years. As far as choosing colors that "work" together, I try to use actual standard color theory as a base for my choices. I like to use Analogous colors, as well as Triad colors. Look those up on the internets to see what that means if you don't know. I also always try to keep in mind that color is influenced by everything...Light source, atmospheric distortion, reflective light, etc. It's pretty complicated and like I said, I'm NOT an expert and not really qualified to give any great advice. I would recommend Color and Light by James Gurney… It's a great book and very helpful in understanding what goes into the whole process of choosing colors. Anyway, hope that helps a little...Good luck, and thanks for watching! :)
wanderingstreet Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Micah, thanks for the reply. I'll be sure to look into it. I know a few basics about colour but as you've said it is influenced by everything and there is always more to learn. I really appreciate the advice though. Thanks for taking the time and good luck with your work too. :)
MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks man, you too! There is so much to learn about art... :)
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jbrenthill Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Brilliant work! I'm a fan!
MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks dude!
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