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Sea Gull
Sea Gull was completed almost ten years ago when I was strongly focused on wildlife and nature subject matter. I photographed the center sea gull on the beach. I then created a background on a triple matte, using various photo imagery, Photoshop, and colored pencils.


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Mike Unrue
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
My name is Mike Unrue and I live in Daytona Beach, Florida. I graduated from UIC in 2001 with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Graphic Design degree. However, I started drawing about the same time I learned to walk and never stopped. Growing up, I mainly drew from photographs trying to recreate what I saw as exact as possible. I was always a huge rock/metal fan and loved the album artwork. So, I often tried to recreate the cover illustration, or draw portraits based upon images of the musicians. Living in Florida later in life, I also became greatly influenced by it's stunningly beautiful nature. Surfing became another love of mine. The time spent in the water expanded my outdoor appreciation. I became mesmerized with the ocean waves, analyzing the patterns, forms, and shapes within them. Ten years ago, I began actively selling in Florida art festivals and have won numerous awards since. Many commissions, including portraits have also been completed. Often, customers refer to my colored and graphite pencil work as abstract , surreal, or psychedelic. I agree with most of the comments and believe my style is visually, a combined interpretation of the music and aquatic nature I love.…


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bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Professional
Thank you for adding the Clever Raccoon Dog poster I did to your favorites. Now I need to see the video. 
munrue Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
sure, nice job
CommuMist Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your paintings and drawings are something else.
munrue Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, very nice to hear.
Daniel-Loya-III Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Student General Artist
munrue Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
AnnieSwigart Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the favorite :)
munrue Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
sure, your welcome
bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Professional
Thank you for adding "My name is Ulyana" to your favorites. It has been nice to revisit the skills I used to make my living with  
munrue Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Sure, your welcome.
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