MIKEY ESPINOSA – FAIRY TALE BOOK 2 – BREATHE LIGHT

The release of my second Fairy Tale book is close by and I put together stain glass window, inspired images to tease the story. I used watercolour and ink. The new book will be called BREATHE LIGHT, the first story being called Breathe and the second Light. I wanted to write a story that would bring comfort to people and I look forward to sharing the stories I’ve written! You can still purchase my previous books and items at www.mikeyespinosa.bigcartel.commikey espinosa - fairy tale book 2 - glass window - mayari, tala, hanamikey espinosa - glass - breathe 3The main characters Hana, Tala and Mayari. The names were taken from goddesses in filipino culture.mikey espinosa - fairy tale book 2 - glass window - lightmikey espinosa - glass - lightLIGHT – A story of twin goddesses of the moon who rebel against their oppressive father, god of the sun.mikey espinosa - fairy tale book 2 - glass window - breathemikey espinosa - glass - breathe 2BREATHE – A story about a little boy who will either save or destroy humanity

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MIKEY ESPINOSA – SAILOR MOON WITH THE SCOUTS

Now that I’ve redesigned the Sailor Scouts, I wanted to have the scouts painted together using watercolour. I took inspiration from Kevin Wadas composition of the Sailor Scouts floating across the galaxy looking like Celtic goddesses. Mikey Espinosa - Sailor Moon redesign - Group painting October 2017Sailor Venus redesign takes inspiration from Greek mythology and ancient buildings, the shape of the columns that held up the temples are evident in the design of the shoes. Because she is the second in command after Sailor Moon and the personal bodyguard, I wanted her to be at the front, leading the group. Mikey Espinosa - Sailor Moon redesign - Group painting October 2017 - Sailor VenusWhen I was redesigning Sailor Uranus, I kept thinking rock climber and digger. I gave her straps to emphasise this and sturdy looking shapes in her designs to show her strength. She floats behind her lover Michiru aka Sailor Neptune, always watching over her and her princess Sailor Moon.Mikey Espinosa - Sailor Moon redesign - Group painting October 2017 - Sailor UranusSailor Saturn always seemed like a dangerous and lonely character. I wanted her to face outwards to show her loneliness and disconnect from the other scouts, but I also positioned her close to Chibiusa since they have somewhat of a close relationship. Mikey Espinosa - Sailor Moon redesign - Group painting October 2017 - Sailor SaturnSailor Pluto, the mistress of time soars above the scouts to show her power. She also playfully cares with Chibiusa who she loves and cares for.Mikey Espinosa - Sailor Moon redesign - Group painting October 2017 - Sailor PlutoSailor Neptune to me represented beauty and the arts and I wanted her to be expressive with her pose. Her clothing is reminiscent of fins and I added the gold droplets to symbolise movement of water.Mikey Espinosa - Sailor Moon redesign - Group painting October 2017 - Sailor NeptuneOur princess is of course in the centre with her hair fanned out showing her connection with everyone.Mikey Espinosa - Sailor Moon redesign - Group painting October 2017 - Sailor MoonSailor Mercury our techy nerd was the second Sailor Scout to be found. To me that shows her loyalty to Usagi, she’s been there since the beginning (Excluding Tuxedo Mask.) She is also the the techy girl and has a key role during battles.Mikey Espinosa - Sailor Moon redesign - Group painting October 2017 - Sailor MercurySailor Mars was the third to be found and I placed her in front of Sailor Moon because of her protective nature towards her. She’s a fiery personality too so I imagine she would be the first to enter the battle.Mikey Espinosa - Sailor Moon redesign - Group painting October 2017 - Sailor MarsSailor Jupiter is the power house and the strength of the inner Senshi, I put her above Sailor Moon because of her over protectiveness for her friends. Mikey Espinosa - Sailor Moon redesign - Group painting October 2017 - Sailor JupiterSailor Chibimoon is care free and fun loving which is why I painted her with a smile and looking upwards. She is beside her best friend Sailor Pluto and close to Sailor Saturn but is behind the majority of the Scouts who love and protect her with all their might! Mikey Espinosa - Sailor Moon redesign - Group painting October 2017 - Sailor Chibi Moon

GLORY OF DESSA, BOOK TWO, FREE CHAPTER.

A love story before the war of the Goddesses. The first chapter for Glory of Dessa Book 2 is now free to read on www.gloryofdessa.com! Click “Read Books” to get started #GloryOfDessa book one is also available to purchase on the site. 130 pages drawn, coloured and written by yours truly!!glory-of-dessa-book-2-chapter-1-promo-octThe release of the second book for my comic has been pushed to next year so to make it up to you, The first chapter for Glory of Dessa Book Two has been released for you!

GLORY OF DESSA, BOOK TWO, FREE CHAPTER.

A love story before the war of the Goddesses. The first chapter for Glory of Dessa Book 2 is now free to read on www.gloryofdessa.com! Click “Read Books” to get started #GloryOfDessa book one is also available to purchase on the site. 130 pages drawn, coloured and written by yours truly!!glory-of-dessa-book-2-chapter-1-promo-octThe release of the second book for my comic has been pushed to next year so to make it up to you, The first chapter for Glory of Dessa Book Two has been released for you!

MY REDESIGN OF DISNEYS MULAN

My redesign of Disneys Mulan.Mulan - Mikey Espinosa - Disney Princess fan art 2016 BNWMulan - Mikey Espinosa - Disney Princess fan art 2016When redesigning Mulan, I wanted to focus on layering, clothing and transparency. Mulan was an individual who struggled to fit in with the social norms at the time and I wanted her to look almost constrained but the flowiness of the layers built around the fitted structure shows her desire for freedom and breaking free. Of course her iconic comb and sword was also included!

Miss Saigon – Three Kims

As we approach the final year of Miss Saigon the revival UK, I feel like I have such a connection with it since it was the only musical my parents ever praised when I was a child and now my niece is in it! I decided to do a painting (with the request of my niece :p) of the three Kims she’s worked with. miss saigon - Kim trio, Eva, Tanya, Sooha,

If you’re in the UK then you have two months to watch it! Mikey Espinosa - Miss Saigon Three Kims - 18.12.2015 - SoohaSooha KimMikey Espinosa - Miss Saigon Three Kims - 18.12.2015 - TanyaTanya ManalangMikey Espinosa - Miss Saigon Three Kims - 18.12.2015 - EvaEva Noblezada

MIKEY ESPINOSA – MONSTERS DESIGN – MERMAID GHOUL

During Halloween week, I was inspired by all the creative designs i’ve seen so I decided to design a few monsters for you!

The mermaid from the deep sea whose curiosity for humans and the world up above crosses the line of obsessive. From afar her voice resonates with the souls of whoever hear it, knowing this she lures people towards her so that she can study them, inside and out.

Mikey Espinosa - Halloween 2015 - Art redesign - Mermaid coloured SQ close up Mikey Espinosa - Halloween 2015 - Art redesign - Mermaid Ghoul coloured