September 21, 2023


How Art Works

Featured Artist Mike Brennan | Artsy Shark

3 min read

Artist Mike Brennan presents a pleasant assortment of digital paintings stuffed with colourful vitality. See extra of his portfolio by visiting his website.


Digital illustration portrait of Jeff Goldblum

“Jeff Goldblum” digital illustration, 16″ x 20″


I’ve been creating for so long as I can bear in mind. Once I was a boy, I used to make my very own greeting playing cards with drawings of cartoon characters and provides them to relations. I didn’t realize it on the time, however I fell in love with the change that was occurring after I created one thing and gave it to another person to see their face gentle up!


"Billie Holiday" digital illustration

“Billie Vacation” digital illustration, 20″ x 20″


That ethos is one thing I’ve been pursuing ever since in all of the issues I create. A lot of my visible artwork and illustration is knowledgeable by my very own experiences and pursuits after which in search of to make use of it to kind connections with others. Popular culture, journey, and reside occasions have been central themes in my work.


Digital illustration of Nashville by Mike Brennan

“Nashville” digital illustration, 16″ x 20″


Though I attended artwork faculty for graphic design and have been a working design skilled for a few years, it wasn’t till a private disaster occur that I actually discovered my voice and magnificence as an artist.


“Threepio Graffiti” digital illustration, 16″ x 20″


There was a ten-year artwork absence that ushered in a season of melancholy, which was finally the catalyst for bringing me again to my artwork. I launched into a 365-daily-art-making journey that has lasted to at the present time, over ten years later.


"Batuu" digital illustration by Mike Brennan

“Batuu” digital illustration, 16″ x 20″


I acknowledged this journey wasn’t only for me, however for different creatives who might need comparable challenges. After figuring out key steps and ideas, I developed a framework the place I assist creators present up persistently on their quest for creativity & innovation, by a Day by day Artistic Behavior.


illustration of woman doing yoga with colorful feet

“Shade Ft” digital illustration, 8″ x 10″


I additionally illustrate and design for a wide range of tasks equivalent to books, branding/logos, and storytelling by my Reside Occasion Sketches for conferences and gatherings. Private ardour tasks additionally gasoline my creativity as I journey and proceed to search out inspiration in popular culture and my environment.


Portrait of Peter Dinklage

“Peter Dinklage” digital illustration, 16″ x 20″


My popular culture artwork has been spotlighted on AMC’s Speaking Useless and featured on My yoga artwork appeared in “The Artwork of Wholesome Dwelling” exhibit on the I.D.E.A. Museum, Mesa, Arizona. I’ve been a featured illustrator for meowbox, featured in Capsules Pictoria Quantity 3, The Greatest Up to date Illustrators Worldwide, and long-listed with The Affiliation of Illustrators World Illustration Awards 2020. I’ve had artwork represented by Galleria Misto gallery, am a member of Illustrators For Rent, and have featured artwork within the Ronald McDonald Home Charities of Central Illinois.


Digital portrait of Pee Wee Herman

“Pee Wee” digital illustration, 10″ x 10″


Hearken to my conversations with different creators as we speak about their journey, story, and artistic course of, on my weekly podcasts for Artistic Chats!


Mike Brennan invitations you to comply with him on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and to go to Daily Creative Habit, Creative Chats and Event Sketches.



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