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Midsummer Dreaming Challenge – Big Mike Walton Thumbnail

Midsummer Dreaming Challenge – Big Mike Walton

"Midsummer Dreaming" got me thinking about Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. That got me thinking about half-human, half-animal mythological creatures.  That got me thinking about Illyana Rasputin, a.k.a. Magik, because I'd like to sketch more comic book characters.  And here ya go. &nbs

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June 2013 First Friday – Big Mike Walton & Jeremy D. Mohler Thumbnail

June 2013 First Friday – Big Mike Walton & Jeremy D. Mohler

Just in under the deadline! We've got something special here. This is the first collaborative piece for the Outland Collective and I have had the distinct pleasure of collaborating with Big Mike Walton on this. Not only that, but this also doubles as a promotional piece for a graphic no

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Dungeoneering101 Challenge – Big Mike Walton Thumbnail

Dungeoneering101 Challenge – Big Mike Walton

It's all fun and games... until the rest of your party gets killed off.  You can't win them all.

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May 2013 First Friday – Big Mike Walton

My jumping off point was Botticelli's The Birth of Venus.  Clearly, I covered a lot of subsequent distance. I’ve dubbed the piece, Birth of the New Queen.  I started out making a number of doodles of eldritch abominations and Cthulhu sketches before landing on the final concept.  It’s

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Robot Challenge – Big Mike Walton

I started out doodling a spider inspired robot until I suddenly realized it looked an awful lot like something out of The Matrix.  That got me thinking about movie robots.  My mind quickly jumped from Robby the Robot to one of the most sinister movie robots of them all. "It's a robot. Ash is a go

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Nightmare Challenge – Big Mike Walton Thumbnail

Nightmare Challenge – Big Mike Walton

I couldn't find a satisfying solution for illustrating my most common nightmare: realizing it's time for school finals and I haven't been to class all year long.  

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Frontier Heroine – Big Mike Walton

  I went with the first thing that popped into my head when I read the challenge theme.  A Native American fighting against U.S. & European military expansion.

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Flight Challenge – Big Mike Walton

My brain knocked around a number of concepts while considering this challenge.  Initially, I thought about the fantasy of human flight with superheroes or jet-packs.  Then, given the date, I started contemplating reindeer, but ultimately decided to sketch something alluding to man's inability to

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