Oh man, it's been a year since I've last posted. Going to fix that:) I'm also going to update the website soon, especially the art store and commissions.
In the meantime I wanted to share all the latest YOUTUBE videos I have up. Some are time lapse, others are longer with commentary. Hope you enjoy. Hang in there.
I haven't drawn these guys in a long time- here is an Archer! If you have not read Mice Templar or have not finished our little epic, please try your Local Comic Shop or below for online ordering
I am very proud to announce my art book NO PLAN B: the Art of Michael Avon Oeming is out! You should always try your local comic shop first http://www.comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575 and it is available on Comixology or Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Art-Michael-Avon-Oeming-Plan/dp/1506703070
The book covers my art and career from my teen years until now. Mostly unpublished art and rarely seen works here, so even a regular follower of my work will find new stuff here. I also talk a bit about my life and how it ties into my comics.
Brian Bendis wrote the intro, David Mack a beautiful afterword, and the interview...
I've been a fan of Samurai Jack for a long time, since it first premiered back in the days of some really innovative cartoons. Below is a link to an interview about the new series and my first three covers- ENJOY!
It may surprise you to know I use photo reference on a regular basis. Mostly, I'm looking at poses, balance and body language. But sometimes I'll actually trace (yes TRACE!) a photo for help. Sometimes, like here, I need help because I don't feel like I'm nailing an important shot. Other times it's because I'm running on E... just tired, so tracing a photo becomes my figure "breakdown" but no matter WHY I'm using a photo or how, I never let the photo dictate my drawing...