There's something about your sketches that I truly admire. Something special that somehow feels lost in the colored version. I don't know why or what it is, but I've always loved your sketches the most. Amazing job as always Mickey! I really love this drawing.
Nah thank you for drawing such awesome pics! I always enjoy seeing what you come up with.
BTW I think I figured out one factor as to why I love your sketches so much. I noticed you use a pen tool for your final lineart in your colored drawings that's uniform in it's thickness. While your sketches have a ton of variance in their line thickens. When you go from a line with a varying thickness level to a line with a uniform thickness, then you're going to lose a small amount of detail in your drawings. It's that extra detail in your sketches that I love so very much. I'm sure there's more to it, but that's all i got for now.
This blows my mind away. Gilda smiling that is. I kind of think that this is a natural progression to that Spike-kiss-and-run gif that most have seen. Your linework is stunning (As always). Heck, ask Raiden if he'd mind making prints of it, I know many Gilda Fans would love the heck out of this one, I know I have/am already.
That and I'll be saving my pennies for a rainy day in hoping that I can get a Gilda Commission from you as well. You capture everything about her so perfectly. Okay, enough babbling like a fanatic ¬.¬
Have always been a fan. Long time. But, your art doesn't need to 'move' to 'come alive'. With this work, I can easily picture her leaning down, beak-nuzzling and then going to sleep. It lends itself to such a vivid imagination-path. Fluid, and easily brought upon by your penmanship!