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About Deviant Artist Michael YakutisMale/United States Group :iconwebcomic-underdogs: Webcomic-Underdogs
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Hello! I am a freelance comic book artist looking to take on some new gigs in the near future. Although I consider myself a comic artist, my work has also been seen in children's books, book covers, album art, film production art, storyboards, concept art, and much more. I can pencil, ink, color, and letter. My favorite genre to work in is horror but I'm open to pretty much all genres. I am a strong collaborator and I pride myself on maintaining excellent communication. My favorite genre to work in is horror, but I'm open to pretty much anything - fantasy, sci-fi, superhero, slice of life, etc.

I rarely use my DA account to post work these days but you can view examples of my art here: www.michaelyakutis.portfoliobo…

If you're interested in my services, please send me a note and tell me a bit your project, at which time I can give you a cost estimate. If possible please specify if you are looking for black and white art line art or colored art, roughly how many pages you need, and the estimated time-frame or monthly schedule involved for your project. I look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks for reading!
Michael Yakutis

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Supergirl by AurynPub
11"x17" ink (and some Prismacolor) on Bristol board. Art by me, Michael Yakutis! I think this is the first time I've ever drawn Supergirl...

Batman Pin Up by AurynPub
Batman Pin Up
11x17 ink on Bristol board. Art by me, Michael Yakutis.

Original art is currently for sale via a 24 hour facebook auction. Bidding starts at just $10 w/ free shipping for US buyers. You can place your bid here:…

Edit: Original art is now sold!
The Flash Practice Inks Take 1 by AurynPub
The Flash Practice Inks Take 1
Inks by Michael Yakutis (me!) over pencils by Ken Lashley 

I did this as inking practice as suggested by SeanE in the group InkersChallenge - the group I recently joined. 

Feedback on this piece is encouraged. I'm trying to get better at inking so constructive criticism is very welcome :)

Had a lot of fun with this one! Ken does really nice pencils and made this challenge very enjoyable. There are few things I had problems with:

1: I feel like the piece is lacking personality. This is partly due to my concern about #2....

2: I am unsure of how far I can deviate from the pencils. I don't want to step on the penciler's toes or disrespect the work by implementing too much of "what I would do." This is most apparent in #3...

3: I'm not too happy with how the foliage turned out in the background, especially the last panel. The way Ken penciled a lot of the leaves was simple hatching, but that didn't feel right so I tried to use more interesting brush strokes. They didn't quite turn out how I had hoped but hopefully I will do better on the next page. 

Anyways, thanks very much for sharing your pencils to us aspiring inkers, Ken! I look forward to inking more of your work. 

You can see Ken Lashley's original pencils here:…
Groot VS Swamp Thing by AurynPub
Groot VS Swamp Thing
Groot vs Swamp Thing! Original art featuring Groot, Swamp Thing, Rocket Raccoon, and Abby Holland. The ultimate Marvel vs DC mash up!

Currently for sale on eBay:…

Art by comic book artist Michael Yakutis - that's me :) 

11"x17" ink and watercolor on Bristol board. 

Update: Image sold! Thanks for looking :)


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Michael Yakutis
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In case you haven't heard, Webcomic Underdogs has finally launched on official DA Group! WebcomicUnderdogsDA. All are welcome to join and post their work. It's a great place to keep up on spotlights, post your latest comics/strips, share fan art, and there's even a special gallery for manga artists! Please help spread the word!

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VioleNtPJ Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should be way more popular. Your art is amazing, firstly I thought your pics were made digitally! Well done.
AurynPub Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Haha, thanks so much! That means a lot. 

I think I'm not more popular on DA because I don't really use it for social networking. I use it more as my portfolio until I can rebuild my official portfolio site.
VioleNtPJ Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Still, you deserve all of those, really. (:
AMProSoft Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   General Artist
I read the first few issues of And To Be Loved and found it to be quite excellent. The writing and art were both great and the humor was actually funny. Kudos.
AurynPub Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Oh cool, thanks so much! I'm glad you like it. We're currently updating on Tapastic as part of a promotional type thing, so if you'd like to see more you can check it out here: [link]. And we do other series as well, which can be accessed through our profile: [link]. Thanks again!
TonyyyG Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your art is amazing!! really good stuff!!
are you working on any comics at the moment?
AurynPub Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Thanks! I'm always working on something or other. Currently putting together a pitch packet for a steampunk graphic novel, and I also illustrate an ongoing webcomic, And To Be Loved: [link].
TonyyyG Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool, Good luck on your graphic novel pitch. Where are you submitting it to?
Ill check out your webcomic for sure! I've looked through your gallery, you're a really good artist. You can really tell you put time and devotion to your pieces.
I'm currently throwing around ideas for a creator owned comic I'm writing. If time allows and you would be interested I would definately be willing to hire you as artist . Is there a certain style of comic you prefer to work on?
AurynPub Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Hey thanks! Yeah, I'm always looking for future opportunities so when the times comes feel free to hit me up. My favorite genres to work in are sci-fi and horror, but I'm open to pretty much anything.

The graphic novel is going to be submitted first to Dark Horse and Image. If they pass, my writing partner and I may consider self publishing, but we have high hopes for the comic no matter where it ends up.
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