MIKEY ESPINOSA – WOMEN OF THE ISLAND

I wanted to celebrate femininity, slightly inspired by the Moana film and Te Fiti, the goddess island. I painted the figures like they were in the form of an island with the hairs falling over their bodies as if it were a waterfall. The woman in the centre faces the air as if she is giving air and a breath of life to the island.Mikey Espinosa - Cracked 1.12.2017 rawIMG_8705Mikey Espinosa - Cracked 1.12.2017 rawIMG_8733Mikey Espinosa - Cracked 1.12.2017 rawIMG_8788Mikey Espinosa - Cracked 1.12.2017

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MIKEY ESPINOSA – FOOD GODDESSES

During my stay in the Philippines, I was asked to do paintings for a restaurant that serves an array of foods; known for their smoothies, pizzas, enchiladas and pastas. I decided to paint four women eating their best selling foods. Their restaurant is situated in Kalibo and is known as Dorings! But here are the paintings I did!Mikey Espinosa x Dorings cafe - Four muses 10.2016 - Beauty spaghettiMikey Espinosa x Dorings cafe - Four muses 10.2016 Beauty PizzaMikey Espinosa x Dorings cafe - Four muses 10.2016 Beauty QuesadillaMikey Espinosa x Dorings cafe - Four muses 10.2016 Beauty shake

MIKEY ESPINOSA – FILIPINA DRESS – SINGKIL

Because of my visit to the Philippines, I’ve had the opportunity to take in as much of the culture as I can and discovered that because of the Philippines being a melting pot of different cultures from Asia and the west, there have been many influences and changes to various traditional Filipina costumes.

This costume is inspired by the Singkil dance, a traditional Filipino dance that tells the  Hindu story of Ramayana. Megan Young; Miss World is seen wearing a  garment similar to this. singkil-mikey-espinosa-x-filipino-women-3-may-completed-2016

MIKEY ESPINOSA – CATWOMAN – GOTHAM SIRENS (PART 2)

My latest redesigns will be of the DC heroines and villain, particularly the Gotham Sirens.

This post features the lovely Catwoman.

DC fan art - Mikey Espinosa - Catwoman rawSelena Kyle, the beautiful thief who works for herself but is occasionaly swayed by the charms of Batman. I was inspired by the classic 1960s look as well as Tetsuya Nomura’s play arts kai redesign. Her cat ears feature a torch, thermal detectors and can focus. Her claws also retract.DC fan art - Mikey Espinosa - CatwomanStay tuned to see the other Gotham sirens! In the mean time check out my comic GLORY OF DESSA !

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

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

 

Mikey Espinosa – Oneself

Mikey Espinosa - AS Sculpture 2This is a sculpture piece that I did in my first year of sixth form. Around this time I was looking at artists from the Pre-Raphaelites era as well as Hellenistic art. A lot of these art pieces focused on beauty and poise and I tried to incorporate how these were used to convey a feeling. I was also studying natural form at the time and how some plants (such as Ivy and weeds) grew around objects and buildings, becoming one with it. Nature, man and presence was what came to mind and I used this concept to produce this.

It was an interesting medium for me to take on because I wouldn’t say 3D art wasn’t my strength but I accepted the challenge to see what the process was like. Unlike painting and drawing, you’re very hands on with whats in front of you and I kept saying to myself “does this feel right” I’m sure it might have looked a little awkward at times ha!

Once the actual shape had taken form, the next task was to paint over it and I found it a little difficult when it came to painting the hair. I started off painting using contrasting tones but it was a little harsh and didn’t compliment the piece so I opted for a washed out, ethereal pallet.

During the sixth form art exhibition a lot of people were trying to work out what message I was trying to convey, although a lot of people had a similar idea, how they interpreted the pose, the objects I put around the body, the hair were completely different! Some even went into the idea of Chakras and the universe. So I’m glad to hear that most people have a different take on the piece even ideas that I couldn’t think of! Unfortunately this is the only picture I have of this piece so I don’t know what’s become of it!