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If you want to get in contact with me, e-mail me: MikeCorriero@gmail.com
I rarely check Deviantart and my Messages here, so if you're looking to hire me, it's best to send an e-mail.

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Hey guys, I usually forget to update my DA Account but I post quite often on Instagram if you want to follow me: www.instagram.com/mikecorriero MIKECORRIERO

I post some macro photos and videos of my insects and spiders etc. but 90% of what I post is all art :) so follow my instagram if you want to keep up to date with more of my work. Cheers
I'm also rather active on facebook and twitter too.


Head to: www.patreon.com/MikeCorriero for Details! :)

Creatures by MIKECORRIERO

Babrutan by MIKECORRIERO
Fungi Demons and Deities by MIKECORRIERO

Psychopomps blood stone by MIKECORRIERO
Ilium backed masthead by MIKECORRIERO
Any support would be appreciated, thanks.
Workshops: gumroad.com/mikecorriero
Follow more of my work on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/Creature.Arti… - my Website: www.mikecorriero.com/ my Twitter: twitter.com/CreatureDesigns my Instagram: instagram.com/mikecorriero/
Hi Guys,

I can't stress this enough, since a lot of people who send me notes often get delayed replies. I hardly check Deviantart that much let alone my "notes" so if you're actually looking to get in touch with me for a possible job or commission etc. Please send all inquiries to: mikecorriero@gmail.com otherwise your note may go weeks unanswered. I check my e-mail at least every day or every other day so you're much more likely to get a response there then on DA.

Cheers and thanks for all the compliments and support and if you want to see more updates more often, follow me on Instagram:
MIKECORRIERO - Mike Corriero

I generally update and post stuff there once every few days. Thanks guys!
- Mike
If you want to get in contact with me, e-mail me: MikeCorriero@gmail.com
I rarely check Deviantart and my Messages here, so if you're looking to hire me, it's best to send an e-mail.

Instagram Title by MIKECORRIERO

Hey guys, I usually forget to update my DA Account but I post quite often on Instagram if you want to follow me: www.instagram.com/mikecorriero MIKECORRIERO

I post some macro photos and videos of my insects and spiders etc. but 90% of what I post is all art :) so follow my instagram if you want to keep up to date with more of my work. Cheers
I'm also rather active on facebook and twitter too.


Head to: www.patreon.com/MikeCorriero for Details! :)

Creatures by MIKECORRIERO

Babrutan by MIKECORRIERO
Fungi Demons and Deities by MIKECORRIERO

Psychopomps blood stone by MIKECORRIERO
Ilium backed masthead by MIKECORRIERO
Any support would be appreciated, thanks.
Follow more of my work on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/Creature.Arti… - my Website: www.mikecorriero.com/ my Twitter: twitter.com/CreatureDesigns my Instagram: instagram.com/mikecorriero/
Instagram Title by MIKECORRIERO

Hey guys, I usually forget to update my DA Account but I post quite often on Instagram if you want to follow me: www.instagram.com/mikecorriero MIKECORRIERO

I post some macro photos and videos of my insects and spiders etc. but 90% of what I post is all art :) so follow my instagram if you want to keep up to date with more of my work. Cheers
I'm also rather active on facebook and twitter too.


Head to: www.patreon.com/MikeCorriero for Details! :)

Creatures by MIKECORRIERO

Babrutan by MIKECORRIERO
Fungi Demons and Deities by MIKECORRIERO

Psychopomps blood stone by MIKECORRIERO
Ilium backed masthead by MIKECORRIERO
Any support would be appreciated, thanks.
Follow more of my work on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/Creature.Arti… - my Website: www.mikecorriero.com/ my Twitter: twitter.com/CreatureDesigns my Instagram: instagram.com/mikecorriero/

As artists our minds are never at rest — we can’t help but look at things much differently than most other people. Creative individuals; be it photographers, writers, Illustrators, sculptors, conceptual designers or animators. We are constantly observing and studying the functionality and process of everything that surrounds us. We are curious by nature.

On a sunny day, during a walk in the woods or a hike in a canyon; a swim in a lake or a visit to the zoo — even just watching our pets play and interact. We are studying how things are constructed, how light hits the leaves, how the shadow and light converge and the saturation of color transforms between the contrasts of value.

We can’t help but look at an animal or a person and notice every wrinkle, fold of skin, tuft of fur, strand of hair, every bone, muscle, tendon, ligament and vein — reacting underneath the surface. The feeling different colors invoke, the cool breeze of wind, blowing of leaves, rustling of grass and the sounds of the world.

We can watch a sunset and enjoy its beauty but also marvel at the magic that happens as the sky transforms and creates a broad display of hues — studying how this moment in time affects the color of every element in nature. Including the movement of clouds, their shape, how they break apart and how they react to light.
How we see differences between a wet surface and a dry one before and after a rainfall. How the world changes at night; not just visually but in all manners of life waking in rotation to the varying sounds, flashes of light, call of the moon and cover of night.

Whether consciously or subconsciously, we are all too aware of the way light bounces off of different materials; varying textures of skin, fur, moss, rock, metal and wood. We take in every element of every moment of every action and we strive to not only replicate what we see but to break it down, study it and build upon it.

This is how we are built and how our minds are engineered; it is the interest in how things in nature work that make us want to replicate, manipulate, create and pay tribute to such beauty and wonder.
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Wherever we Go, Whatever we Do, We are Constantly Learning.
If this is how your mind works, like this post and or re-blog in agreement.
- Mike Corriero
www.mikecorriero.com
Workshops: gumroad.com/mikecorriero
Follow more of my work on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/Creature.Arti… - my Website: www.mikecorriero.com/ my Twitter: twitter.com/CreatureDesigns 

Creature Design Workshop: Alien Anatomy Part 02 is Here!
(Functional Design)
Creature Design Workshop: Alien Anatomy Part 02 by MIKECORRIERO

The Workshop can be purchased at the link below:
gum.co/hReM or gumroad.com/mikecorriero
An introduction to Creature Design for the Novice/Intermediate to more advanced level artists. This is part 02 to what will be a 3 part series covering foundation tips, advice, exercises, breakdown step by step content and advanced imagery to help you become a better creature designer. This series focuses predominately on Sci-fi "Alien Anatomy". This part of the series focuses mostly on Functional Design and the purpose behind creature concepts + thought process.

Files Included:
Included in the Workshop is a 6 page PDF document with approx. 60 images and 4,000 words covered over 14 steps. The package also includes 4 .PSD files with all of the imagery on different layers and an .abr file including 8 custom brushes for Photoshop. (The same brush set which was included in Part 01).
To pay using Paypal go here: store.payloadz.com/go/?id=2278…

If you have any questions you can contact me at MikeCorriero@gmail.com
Please Share this if you don't mind.. help spread the word. Thanks

The price is set at $10 but you'll notice there is a + after that amount. All that + icon means is that if you choose to, you can pay a little more than the retail price.

So whether you want to pay $12, $15, $20 or more... that extra money would be greatly appreciated and would go toward helping me make future Workshops.

This is the first personal workshop I've put together but I've produced many workshops for ImagineFX Magazine, Advanced Photoshop Magazine, 2DArtist Magazine and also taught as an online instructor for Academy of Art University.
Creature Design Workshop 4 pg PDF  Part 01 by MIKECORRIERO
Now available for $10
Now Available for Purchase on my Gumroad Shop at the link here:

gumroad.com/mikecorriero
Paypal users can purchase it here: store.payloadz.com/results/303…

What the Workshop Covers:

An introduction to Creature Design for the Novice to Intermediate level artists. This is part 01 to what will be a 3 part series covering foundation tips, advice, exercises and advanced imagery to help you become a better creature designer. This series focuses predominately on Sci-fi "Alien Anatomy". 

The information and imagery provided is set up to easily explain and communicate helpful techniques covering conceptual creature design through both written and visual sketches.

Files Included:

Included in the Workshop is a 4 page PDF document with approx. 50 images and 1,770 words covered over 14 steps. The package also includes 2 .PSD files with all of the imagery on different layers and an .abr file including 8 custom brushes for Photoshop.

The file is a .rar file so you will need to download Winrar which you can obtain for free if you don't already have it, or you can use Winzip if you have that program as well. You'll find 4 files when you extract the .rar file (1 PDF, 2 .PSD files and 1 .abr file)

If you choose to download the PDF document on your iPad or other mobile device, you can view it in iBooks or Kindle, both which are free apps. You won't be able to directly download the package to an iPad because it's a .rar file which first needs to be extracted on a computer.

Payment and Contact:

On Gumroad you'll notice the price is set at $10 but there is a + after that amount. All that + icon means is that if you choose to, you can pay a little more than the retail price. 

So whether you want to pay $12, $15, $20 or more... that extra money would be greatly appreciated and would go toward helping me make future Workshops.

If you have any questions you can contact me at MikeCorriero@gmail.com I'll do my best to reply
Hey everyone,
Quiescent Greenman Regular Legend of the Cryptids by MIKECORRIERO Quiescent Greenman Advanced Legend of the Cryptids by MIKECORRIERO Corrupted Samael Advanced Legend of the Cryptids by MIKECORRIERO
You can for more recent art updates and other info on my: FACEBOOK PAGE - www.facebook.com/Creature.Arti…

You can always contact me at: mikecorriero@gmail.com

You can also follow my updates on: TWITTER - twitter.com/CreatureDesigns

In addition, one other way you can check my artwork out and strictly just my artwork alone is if you follow Tumblr blogs. You can check mine out here: TUMBLR -  mikecorriero.tumblr.com/

So that's all and I hope everyone is staying creative and busy and hard at work. I hope to see you all around, but as mentioned, those are 3 spots I generally hit up most regularly before I find my way back around to Deviantart.

Pitaya Anguilla by MIKECORRIERO Shadow Walker Final 02 by MIKECORRIERO Conceptual Paleo designs by MIKECORRIERO
Silhouette Exchange by MIKECORRIERO Proberent Wivle by MIKECORRIERO Shadow Walker 06 by MIKECORRIERO
Wader walker by MIKECORRIERO Imaginary Terrorbirds by MIKECORRIERO Shadow Walker Final 01 by MIKECORRIERO

Cheers,
Mike Corriero -
Sibmarantis-Illodode by MIKECORRIERO Silicone based Life 06 by MIKECORRIERO Lil critter doo dads by MIKECORRIERO
Feathered Insect Thumbnails by MIKECORRIERO Imaginary Terrorbirds by MIKECORRIERO Conceptual Paleo designs by MIKECORRIERO


.1.1.1 Hydro Deflux by MIKECORRIERO Shallow Swamp Loofeesh by MIKECORRIERO
Crustacianasa by MIKECORRIERO Shatter rock by MIKECORRIERO
Prickle by MIKECORRIERO Tantra by MIKECORRIERO Borgotty critter by MIKECORRIERO


Paraguine Acain by MIKECORRIERO Brigerian Bear by MIKECORRIERO
Kitniss Dracory by MIKECORRIERO Shawrimpy-Tid Taurantis by MIKECORRIERO

I am having therapy performed twice a week (A.ctive R.elease T.echniques) and medical treatment for my TMJ/Jaw pain. So I need a little extra cash. All the money will be going toward medical bills and every little bit helps.

Planet to Planet: Creatures & Strange Worlds - an art "sketchbook" by Mike Corriero. Order Here: www.lulu.com/product/paperback…
Testimonial
"Mike's sketchbook, Planet to Planet, is fresh, innovative, and inventive. It is liberally filled with exotic locations and characters, and his creatures, drawn in an abundance of forms, poses, and points of view, sparkle with life and imagination. - Terryl Whitlatch"
  • Listening to: soundtracks
  • Reading: A Game of Thrones
  • Watching: Naruto Shippuden ep. 187
  • Drinking: water/coffee
"Welcome Mike Corriero in his debut sketch video! Location could not stand between his joining the family here, shot at his own home studio in New Jersey, USA. I look forward to seeing more sketches in the future.. music from Austin's finest instrumentalists Explosions In The Sky!" - Lily Feliciano
Check it out here: www.sketchtheatre.com/?p=6719
Thanks,
To whoever you are that gave me 120 points in donation, I appreciate it very much and just wanted to thank you though you remain anonymous ;)

Mike -
This is the 3rd and final portion of a series pertaining to Proper use of Reference and Anatomy in regard to creature design. Check the link and you'll find links to part 01 and part 02 at the top of the post as well

Proper use of Reference and Anatomy - Part 03 here: characterdesignnotes.blogspot.…

AAU BLOG here: characterdesignnotes.blogspot.… subscribe and stay updated.

The blog is for AAU students and Any aspiring creature and or character design students. It's run primarily by Jenniger G. Oliver and I am a guest blogger. I hope you guys find it useful.

Mike -
I have a ton of art prints, illustrations, creatures, 2 mugs and stickers available at my Zazzle Store here: www.zazzle.com/mikecorriero/?p…
Be sure to click "customize it" under each item you're viewing so you can change the size of the print, the paper quality and other options to suit the price that best fits your budget. There are approx 50 prints available. I have checked the quality myself and they are great!

Mike -
Hi everyone,
I have 43 prints available for purchase at zazzle. You can check out the work available and each print is customizable by selecting the "customize it" button and choosing the size and paper quality of the print you want. This will allow you to set the price affordable for you and the size you want. If you have requests for work that's not up there, let me know.
Check the online store here for Art Prints: www.zazzle.com/mikecorriero*

A collective of sketches including hundreds of pencil and pen drawings covering a few robots, environments, alien life forms and tons of creatures.
ParkaBlogs review link here: parkablogs.com/content/book-re…
PLANET to PLANET - creatures and strange worlds!
Purchase the book Here: www.lulu.com/product/paperback…

If you like the book enough I'd appreciate re-linking it and sharing it with your friends on your pages. If you have time, please leave a review on lulu and a star rating. Thanks

Mike -
  • Watching: Alice in Wonderland
  • Drinking: Coffee
"Here's a sketchbook from Mike Corriero, a freelance concept artist and illustrator who has worked with many big name clients and have his work featured in multiple art books and magazines.

This 68-page collection features lots of designs for creatures, alien life forms and a bit on environment. These are pen/pencil black and white sketches. The concepts look really cool and have nice details. They range from alien bugs to flying dinosaur-like creatures." - Teoh YC

ParkaBlogs review link here: parkablogs.com/content/book-re…
PLANET to PLANET - creatures and strange worlds!
Purchase the book Here: www.lulu.com/product/paperback…

If you like the book enough I'd appreciate re-linking it and sharing it with your friends on your pages.

Mike -
  • Watching: True Blood - waiting for Dexter season 5
  • Drinking: bottled water
Twitter - Tweets

Sometimes I forget about my page, and then I remember to post some updates including random shit, art related info, games, films and whatever else comes to mind. If you're interested in following an artist' random ramblings about life and business then add me up and go ahead and leave your links here in the comment as well..
Twitter Link: twitter.com/MikeCorriero

Whenever I'm on the computer I try to post a few tweets from time to time.

Mike -
  • Listening to: silence
  • Watching: Dexter season 4
  • Drinking: bottled water
Hey everyone,
So where have I been for the past few months? Aside from being busy with work as usual, I finally had surgery on my Jaw back on Nov. 5th 2009 and I've been going through physical therapy and rehab for the past 2 and a half months.
That aside, I wanted to draw your attention to a creature weekly activity going on over at www.cghub.com which I'm heading up and started recently. The first topic went up and there are approx. 4 days left, but if you're really interested in designing creatures and you want to get involved check it out.
Creature Planets: Weekly drawing activity on CGHUB: www.cghub.com
Check here: cghub.com/forum/forumdisplay.p…
  • Listening to: people talking on ventrilo
  • Watching: Dexter season 3
  • Drinking: bottled water
Hey everyone,
If you're on facebook and you'd like to keep updated on art events, tutorials, livestream broadcast sessions, youtube videos, new art and other details - just join the fan page here: Facebook Fan Page - www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Co…

That page will be updated more often and with more material than what I've been posting here on DA.

Mike C -
  • Listening to: my computer humming
  • Drinking: bottled water
Hey everyone,
So I haven't updated in a while. I became very busy for two reasons. The first being a major health issue concerning my jaw (TMJ) and pending surgery. Though that hasn't stopped me from keeping busy and getting work done.
I was spending the past Month and 1 week Art Directing www.warstorm.com and producing a bunch of card art for the game as well. I'm also producing some work in the beginning stages of a personal project I hope to make an Art Book in the future.

Anyway, if you want, you can also check me out and follow my work over at CGHUB here: mikecorriero.cghub.com/
  • Listening to: my computer humming
  • Drinking: bottled water
SELLING ORIGINAL SKETCHES
This is just an idea, but I wanted to kind of get a feel for what people thought, and see how interested they would be. I'm thinking about making some Original sketches available through Ebay for serious buyers. The sketches would range from environments to creatures, humanoids, characters as well as "compilation pages" which would consist of various amounts of doodles and finished sketches on one page. Obviously if you take a look at my pencil and pen sketches you can get an idea what the work made available for purchase will look like.

I'm probably going to look to create "new" sketches specifically for this reason, so no existing images will be available. I'll make a more formal post with details when I finally get things up and running. It could be a few weeks or a few months, but I just wanted to throw the notion out there for now.

I've never used ebay to sell artwork before but I've seen other professionals in the industry use it, selling original paintings, prints and sketches. So I thought I'd give it a try and see how things work out. The sketches for sale will be signed and dated, and will be sprayed with a fixitif.

I'll have to figure out what the best way to ship them will be. Depending on the type of paper they're done on, whether to roll them up and ship in tubes, or to be placed in between cardboard and shipped flat/unrolled. I guess when I finally get things set up I'll figure it out.

Would anyone be interesting in purchasing original signed sketches? I wanted to set up a poll but I guess you need to have a subscription to be able to do that. Interested, Not interested, don't have the money, could care less, think it's a good idea? If you have a suggestion of a better or easier way to sell original art (not prints) I'm open to hearing it.

Mike -
  • Listening to: my computer humming
  • Drinking: bottled water