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Butterfly study by NickMockoviak
Butterfly study


Went a lot further than I expected with this one. This was just suppose to be a study for my next painting, but the original photograph had a nice blur effect that I wanted to see if I could replicate. I dripped marker refill and rubbing alcohol to achieve this effect. Not totally successful, but as always- you live and you learn.

Touch markers and refill on 9"x12" smooth Bristol board.
Art © Nick Mockoviak

Departure by NickMockoviak
First completed watercolor of 2015.

On the advice of my watercolor teacher and other friends, I was challenged to do more "symbolic" work- to push myself beyond just portraiture and tell a story. The idea behind this piece evolved over the course of two weeks. I wanted to do a piece that represented death, but go in a bit of a different direction (at least for me). The skull was a given, but the other elements was a give-and-take process. I had an hourglass and melted candle worked up, but they didn't work in the overall flow of the composition. The flowers changed, but I settled on the marigold and poppy. The crow fell into place. The cocoon is the link to the next piece, which you might be able to figure out.

The background was the most challenging to execute, as I did this part last. I poured the paint wet-on-wet and without any masking- no frisket paper, no liquid masking, nada.  Because this was done on a 14"x20" watercolor block, I had to be careful and pour in sections. There are portions that worked out really well and some that aren't as successful, but it's all part of the learning process.

Watercolor with watercolor pencils, watercolor markers, and gouache on 14"x20" cold-press watercolor paper
Art © Nick Mockoviak
Crow by NickMockoviak
Quick marker study of a crow.

Markers aand color pencil on 9"x12" smooth Bristol board.
Art © Nick Mockoviak
Calavera Girl by NickMockoviak
Calavera Girl
Here's a drawing that sat incomplete for almost a year. I has started a marker demo on this piece, but life happens and didn't get to finish (one day though....). I've been very intrigued by all the calavera designs for Day Of The Dead, so I figured I would incorporate a nice face to put the designs on. I would love to continue this concept sometime in the future.

For the background I used colorless blender refill and dripped it over the markers. I also used a white gel pen for highlights.

Marker, color pencil, and white gel pen on 9"x12" Bristol board.
Art © Nick Mockoviak
Inktober Collage 3 by NickMockoviak
Inktober Collage 3
The last of the completed Inktober sketches.

King Caesar was the last one I did in October. I had planned on doing more, but as with so many things, life took over and that was the end of Inktober........

I still had several reference images saved, so I decided to welcome 2015 with some more kaiju sketches. Orga, Destoroyah, and Gorosaurus I combined ink with black color pencil. I used a burnisher to create some different textures, especially on Orga. I think it worked really well on Orga and Destoroyah, not so much on Gorosaurus.

You live and learn.

Kaiju © Toho
Art © Nick Mockoviak
  • Mood: Stumped
  • Reading: Spectrum 21
  • Drinking: Water

In a mere 12 hours here in New Jersey, it will be 2015. By March, I will have been a member of this site for 10 years (damn!). What does this new year hold?

Who knows; I'm only along for the ride.

Cheers mates.

Favorite medium to use is...... 

13 deviants said Pencil
6 deviants said Ink
4 deviants said Digital
1 deviant said Color Pencil
1 deviant said Markers
1 deviant said Paint (Acrylic/Oil)
1 deviant said Mix Media
No deviants said Watercolor


Nick Mockoviak
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Edison, New Jersey
Favourite genre of music: Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Classic Rock, 80's Pop.
Favourite style of art: Comic art, cartoon, illustration, graffiti, Superflat.
Operating System: iMac- Mac OS X.
MP3 player of choice: iPod Touch 32 GB
Favourite cartoon character: Garfield, Bone, TMNT.....there's so many to be honest with ya.
Personal Quote: Dream BIG- Dare to Fail.



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GregDiNapoli Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for the fav buddy.
MTCarpenter Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the Favorite!
hdub7 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: :D
hdub7 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: :D
BroHawk Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
Happy BirFday playa!!!!;)
NickMockoviak Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks OG!
Cupercrusader Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Birthday!!!
NickMockoviak Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks meng!
Cupercrusader Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Dinalfos5 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, I hope you have a great day. :iconcakeplz:
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