Mermaid Reef

This painting was request by a friend of mine at work. She asked for a mermaid for her daughter as a Christmas present. So, I tried to go for a Disney vibe with some elements of the ocean mixed in. For example, her hair resembles the design of a jellyfish.

It took me a couple days to figure out the best design for this pic. I used several layers to get the shading and light of the background just right. Overall, I’m happy with how this painting turned out.

On another note, I’m not sure if I’ll be taking requests just yet, but I’ll be sure to post on here and my deviant art account if I plan to. 

Until then, Happy New Year’s! 

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Engaged A Christmas Gift

An awesome Christmas picture I made for my brother and his fiance.

 I’m very excited for the both of them and can’t wait for the wedding!

Marry Christmas you two! 

And Marry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!

Regal Autumn Ball

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m finally done with my picture for this fall/thanksgiving.

In this picture, we have a lovely canine couple enjoying a night of dancing in an autumn decorated ballroom.

I wanted to do something this year that would represent fall and/or Thanksgiving. So, I decided on an old colonial style ballroom dance. Thanksgiving kinda has the old fashion charm, so I thought it would be a perfect fit. I focused on using mainly fall based colors (oranges, reds, yellows, etc) and added other elements of fall and Thanksgiving into the décor.

I based the characters off another picture I did a while back. Their names are Lia ( collie mix ) and Andrew ( German Sheppard mix ).

Characters and Art by Michael Woolsey

Spring Time

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A calm forest path in the middle of spring.

I painted this for my grandmother a while back for her birthday. Her favorite season is spring. She loves the the colors and how beautiful everthing is. So I decided to make a pic about spring time here at home.

For this pic, I wanted the trees to be the focus. They are very colorful in the spring. I used ArtRage to make this like a painting. There are atleast 15 or more layers used in this pic. I focused on using only basic painting tools, not fill tools or selection tools. It took me several hours. I’m pretty happy on how it turned out.

Hope you had  a happy birthday, grandma!

Book Haven

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A infinite library world where characters from all sorts of stories (books, graphic novels, and comics) can meet up before returning to the next part of their story. A statue of Athena, Greek God of Wisdom, stands with her head high in the center, representing the vast knowledge this world has to offer.

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This was a birthday gift for my sister I made a while back. She wanted a picture that would represent her love of books. Her top three book series she liked were Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and Shadowhunters. So, I decided to center the pic around Hermione Granger, Katniss Everdeen, and Clary Fairchild debating on how they got to this world. I also threw in some extra favorite characters for fun (see list at the bottom of this post).

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In this world, we have Hermione discussing with Katniss about this world they suddenly appeared in, while Clary wonders if this world is the work of some demon. Luna the Black Cat (Sailor Moon) is sitting quietly on the table, wondering how this world involves her. She hopes Hermione can clear things up.

Belle (Beauty and the Beast) is acting as head librarian, stocking books among the endless shelves.

Calcifer the Fire Demon (Howl’s Moving Castle) gazes out from his perk-like torch wondering how he even got up here, but isn’t too worried. Atleast he’s away from that crazy witch of the waste.

Tohru and the Kyo wonder about the lobby, confused as to where they are. Tohru wonders if she can ask the Hermione, since she seems to know what’s going on. Meanwhile, Kyo is annoyed as usual. Tohru freaked out when they arrived and clinged to him, turning him into a cat.

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This picture took me a few days to make. In Photoshop, I think I used a total of 20+ layers to complete the characters and background. I drew the characters to look similar to their original design with some added changes to fit my style of drawing.

Happy Birthday, sis! Hope you liked it! =)

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FanArt by Michael Woolsey

CHARACTER LIST
1. Hermione Granger; Harry Potter
2. Katniss Everdeen; Hunger Games
3. Clary Fairchild; Shadowhunters
4. Belle; Beauty and the Beast
5. Luna the Black Cat; Sailor Moon
6. Calcifer the Fire Demon; Howl’s Moving Castle
7. Tohru Honda and Kyo Sohma; Fruits Basket

Reindeer Mistletoe Kiss

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Andrew and Hope are two reindeer who have been attending a Christmas party. These two have been dancing for quite some time. When it came to the last slow dance, Andrew began to slowly waltz Hope over to the gazebo. The night sky dazzled with starlight over the snow covered hills. The pine trees closest to the gazebo twinkled with colorful lights. As the music reached its end, Andrew paused and gazed into Hope’s sapphire eyes.

He gave her a small smile and made a quick glance up to the gazebo’s roof. Hope looked confuse, but curiously looked up to see a bundle of mistletoe hanging above her. Turning back to Andrew, her face lite up. He gave her a small kiss. “Merry Christmas, Hope.” he smiled.

The two held hands for the rest of the night, slowly dancing and nuzzling under the pearl white spot light of the moon.

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For this year’s christmas picture, i decided to bring back the romantic couples. This pic took several layers for both the characters and the background; the background alone was alittle more than 25 layers. Overall I’m pretty happy on this turned out. I hope, when I have more time, to post more photoshop drawings.

Until then….

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!

Thrill of the Night

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Bailey forgot there was a full moon out, and well…POOF! Her curse kicked in. She’s now covered in wolf hair and her costume is in tatters. Could things be any worse? Actually, no…not really. Cause instead of freaking out over her sudden transformation, she decided to take advantage of it. Originally she was a pop dancer, but now she’s a pop dancing werewolf. A true Thrill of the Night! XD

This pic was just a fun little thing I wanted to do for this Halloween. It’s a play off of Two of Michael Jackson’s famous songs Thriller and Smooth Criminal (The costume and style of the pic). Hope you all have a Great Halloween!!!