Mikey Espinosa – Miss Saigon painting

Mikey Espinosa - Sun and MoonI recently visited the 25th year anniversary of Miss Saigon in Londons West End. I knew the songs and everything but never saw the actual performance. After watching it I was completely blown away by the show and talent and was inspired to develop the painting of the two lovers. I tried to express the nature and story of Miss Saigon in the painting and hopefully it shows!  Mikey Espinosa - Sun and Moon close upI was particularly inspired by the song Sun and Moon. I played the songs as I painted and the reprise was used for painting the female lead and the original version of Sun and Moon and the solo of the lead male ‘Why God why?’ was played when painting Chris (the lead male character.)Mikey Espinosa - Sun and Moon progress 1Mikey Espinosa - Sun and moon progress 2I’m currently putting together a video of the painting process and I can’t wait to share it with you! :)


Mikey Espinosa - Close up Lady Deathstrike unfinished A painting of Marvels Yuriko Oyama aka Lady Deathstrike. A woman filled with hatred with the drive to destroy Wolverine. Her father created the bonding process of adamantium and enhanced herself with cyborg  and is probably known for her sharp claws. I was inspired by her original gold wrapped costume. I wanted to incorporate her cybernetic look from the Wolverines revenge video game  but it didn’t feel right with this outfit.Mikey Espinosa - Lady Deathstrike X-men painting


Mikey Espinosa - Close up Rogue unfinishedA painting of Marvels loveable Southern Bell Rogue, with the ability to absorb memories and abilities through skin to skin contact. She is known for her trademark white streak and gloves. I wanted her to appear like a siren, beautiful and seductive from a distance but deadly when you cross the wrong path. I paid homage to the yellow and green colours Rogue wears in the 90s/80s and gave it a casual twist.

Mikey Espinosa - Rogue X men painting

Ella December – Dirty Diamonds volume 2

The second installment of the Dirty Diamonds series.
Harley and Wolfe still continue to see each other against the wishes of her friends.
But what other skeletons does Harley have in her closet apart from an affair with a politician?
Written by @EllaDecember art by @_MikeyEspinosa


Mikey Espinosa - Dirty Diamonds vol 2 (Edit) Dirty Diamonds - Vol 2 artYou can also purchase a copy of her novel CROSSROADS >HERE<