Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Monday, April 07, 2014

Friday, April 04, 2014

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Aquaman Costume

Aquaman costume for Sketch Dailies.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


I’ll be at ECCC with Babs Tarr and Nick Bear at table 1404! 
It would be great to meet you guys in person!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Mt. Rainier

Prints available. 13x19" for $20 and 8.5x11" for $10 + $6 for shipping. Email at mikebear1@gmail.com if you're interested. Thanks!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Monday, March 03, 2014

Baba and Baby Yaga

Baba and Baby Yaga! 
I worked on this over the weekend at the Charles Vess workshop.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Inspired by the brilliant Robin Davey 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Friday, February 07, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Boss fight!

Here are some preliminary sketches.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

New Year's 2014 Commission

I haven't done very much finished personal work lately, so here's a commission I recently finished for a friend of a friend.

Here are the 2013 and 2012 illustrations.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tokusatsu Show at Q-Pop Shop

Here's my piece for the Tokusatsu show at Q-Pop Shop! If you're in LA this weekend, you should check it out!  http://qpopshop.com/main/?page_id=17

Sunday, November 10, 2013

SF Street

I had no plan when I started. I just wanted to do a painting that reminded me of SF.

And here's a warm up sketch.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Puppet Batman


Sometimes during the work day an idea will pop up in my head and I have to quickly get it down in my sketchbook, then when I get home I try to paint it up as best I can.

I think is where it all started from. A sketch session with these three folks at a cafe in Belltown in Seattle. Tara Mueller , Taylor Krahenbuhl, and Nick Bear.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Quick sketch

I had this idea of this color scheme. I started with a loose sketch on the left, then tightened it up. I probably need to work on my costume design skills.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Feels good to do some painting again. Thanks, Owen! I could do a whole series of these.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013


I was kinda having a bad day and this was my therapy. Also, I had just watched Everything I Can See From Here.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


I saw a tourist in Astoria, OR that looked really interesting. I sketched her then tried to do a painting and it turned out looking nothing like her... sigh.

Sunday, July 21, 2013


More style explorations! I post a lot of my process sketches on my instagram.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Dino, P.I.

T. Rex, P.I. solves dino crimes. He's a hard living, hard drinking curmudgeon with a heart of gold.

Monday, July 08, 2013

Rock Dude

This is Rock Dude. He's made of rocks. He likes doing rock things.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Barbarian Businessman

He's out for blood! And your potted plants!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Color Sketches

Some quick color studies.