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Artist/Inker/Home Cook
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Artist // Student // Traditional Art
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My Bio
Michael W. Kellar was born August 1971, educated in the Texas school system from which he graduated Killeen High School in 1990. Michael enlisted in the United States Navy in 1991 and served overseas in Desert Storm, 1993 saw the end of his contract. Upon departing the Navy in 1993, Michael entered the world of comic books, inking for Gravitywell Productions until 2001 at which time he joined the Army National Guard until 2006. Michael spent the better part of 2001-2007 focused on his family along with other aspects of life and in late 2006 would come back to the world on comic book inking. March 2007 would see Michael sign with Jolly Rogue Studios/Free Lunch Comics working on "Sky Pirates of Valendor" until August 2008 at which time he would become a Freelance Inker. September 2006 Michael began working for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Salisbury, NC serving the Veterans who so proudly served our great country.
In January 2009, Michael would find another way to serve Veterans by becoming an inker for Heroes Fallen Studios with good friend Clayton D. Murwin. Lastly, March 2011 would see Michael join the ranks of Inkwell Awards first as a Contributor and then as a Committee Member in June of the same year. Michael enjoys family, time cooking restaurant quality meals, cycling, watching football & baseball, reading comic books, drawing, watching movies and television.
Michael's favorite TV shows are 1966 Batman, Big Bang Theory, Supergirl, Flash, Black Lightning, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Discovery, The Resident, The Good Doctor, and 9-1-1. Michael's favorite sports teams are the Miami Dolphins (NFL), Miami Hurricanes (NCAA), Charlotte Knights and Kannapolis Intimidators (MiLB) as well as the Texas Rangers (MLB). Michael also, enjoys music, his all-time favorite band is KISS, and is a fan of the hair bands/rock of the 1980's from his teenage years. He is also a fan of old school wrestling from AWA, WCCW, WCW, and WWF.
Michael has 3 wonderful children, Michael (21 years old), Dustin (19 years old), Ashley (17 years old). Michael also has a wonderful wife of 10 years, who has 2 wonderful sons, Chris (28 years old) and Cory (18 years old) and they have 2 fur-babies (rescue dogs), Jethro and Spike.

Favourite Visual Artist
Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, J. Scott Campbell, Peter Laird, Robert Atkins, Todd Nauck, Bob Raymond
Favourite Movies
Dawn of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Star Wars Saga, Matrix Trilogy, HBO Spawn and many others...
Favourite TV Shows
The Big Bang Theory, The Walking Dead
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Too many to name here...KISS, Ozzy, Metallica, Megadeth, Death Angel, Iron Maiden & Anthrax...
Favourite Books
Books about comic book inking...
Favourite Writers
Frank Miller, Geoff Johns, Chuck Dixon, Larry Hama
Favourite Games
Black for PS2, Gears of War for PC, Batman - Arkham Asylum for PS3
Favourite Gaming Platform
Nintendo (old school), PS2, PS3, PC
Tools of the Trade
Pencils (2B, 6B, 2H, 6H), Tech Pen, Brush, Matte Nib & India Ink...
Other Interests
Comic Books, Collecting, Wrestling, my beautiful fiancee, my kids... just too name a few

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Comments

:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

Overall, I think the colors came out looking really good and solid, I like the dark night feel to it <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/w/w…" width="15" height="15" alt=";)" title=";) (Wink) - ;)"/>

The only things, I would like to see changed are Leonardo's swords where they are a bit darker next to the hands make them have a more of a metal look as opposed to what appears to be flat greys and also have a hint of gleam from the swords showing more on the arms and maybe his face.

Also, maybe make Raphael's blades have a metallic feel to them as well and a hint of gleam on Raphael from his blades <img class="avatar" src="a.deviantart.net/avatars/t/h/t…" alt=":iconthumbsupplz:" title="thumbsupplz"/>

Again, overall I like it...Thanks Rich for coloring this for me <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/w/w…" width="15" height="15" alt=";)" title=";) (Wink) - ;)"/>
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Thanks alot it is very much appreciated ;)
My Second Brush Work...
Thanks for the critique of my second brush work, I see what you are talking about as far as weights and I will work on that in my next piece, I am trying to see if I can make alot of different weights with a brush and still have control of it, that is why I inked this entire piece with a brush to see if I could do the weights ;)
My Second Brush Work...
Thank you for your critique, it is much appreciated.

I know that alot of the weights weren't the best chosen weights...I was going more for control than anything else and smoothness of the lines.

Again, Thank you for your critique ;)
My First Brush Work Scanned...