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Mike Leonard
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
My art is displayed within the format of DeviantArt. If you want to link to it on another site, ask permission! I do not give permission to link directly to the images, but I will allow links to the DA pages they are on. Just ask.

Almost a Freelancer for Palladium Books (an RPG company), father of three terribly beautiful children, recovering from an on-the-job injury.

Current Residence: Cuba Missouri
deviantWEAR sizing preference: 2XL
Print preference: 9x12
Favourite genre of music: Not Modern Country
Favourite photographer: My Wife
Favourite style of art: Visual
Operating System: Mac OS X
MP3 player of choice: iPod Touch
Shell of choice: Peanut, easy to crack
Wallpaper of choice: Green stuff
Skin of choice: My wife's of course...
Favourite cartoon character: Static Shock
Personal Quote: I try not to blame others for being stupid, they can't help that I'm smarter than them


Ten days to the sixth, commissions still open!

Rates return to normal after the sixth, so get your discounts now.
The Rifter number 69 Cover Art by MADMANMIKE
The Rifter number 69 Cover Art
The cover art for Palladium Books® The Rifter #69. In honor of the RIFTS® RPG's 25th anniversary, I put together a group of characters straight out of the main book. Pictured are a Glitterboy Power Armor; a Crazy on it's shoulder; a full conversion Cyborg; a Coalition Dogboy; a Jucier; a Cyberknight, a Vagabond (my personal favorite class); a Leyline Walker, and a Dragon Hatchling.

Rifter 69 should be available in the next month or two.…

As with all of my art this was rendered in DazStudio and post-worked in Photoshop.
Titus Longbowman by MADMANMIKE
Titus Longbowman
Here's another commission piece of a Palladium Fantasy RPG 2E character.  Get your commission now!

Rendered in DazStudio and post-worked in Photoshop CS5.
  • Mood: Optimism
I have been gradually moving towards art as my primary source of income over the past year and it's time to step up my game. To do this, I need to start attending conventions more regularly and 'selling my wares'. This will include a rudimentary display, table rentals and building a stock of prints.

To achieve this goal I need to raise the capitol to purchase these items, as well as bring my car up to travel specs.  The next convention in my area is VisionCon in Branson, MO . I have already made arrangements for lodging, and my spot is reserved (although the fees still need to be completed). Thus I am back on the Commission hunt.

My goal is to complete 30 commissions before February 6th. That's 4.5 weeks. My usual turnover rate is between 24-72 hours per character, depending on complexity.

My standard rate is $50 per character, which gets you my standard package:

• 1 Standard resolution full color image in digital format (300dpi at 9x11.5 inches*)
• 1 High resolution digital copy (approximately 33x26 inches at 300dpi) suitable for printing as a poster at your local printshop
• 1 28mm paper miniature of your character in two formats (one with a thick black outline suitable for cutting out, the other without for a flat white background) complete with appropriate bases
• And a smaller greyscale version of your character without a background suitable for putting on a character sheet (for the role-players out there).


As I've gone to half-price sales quite a bit in the last year I'm offering a couple of incentives this time around.

First, if I make my goal of 30 Commissions by February 6th, I'm going to do a random drawing from the list of people who order commissions and the winner will receive a signed copy of one of the many books in my collection of Palladium Books. A list of potential books will be posted in the comments to this journal in the next few days.

Also, to help reach my goal of 30, I'm going to offer a discount on additional commissions by the same client; first character is $50, second is $40, third is $30, and any beyond that will be at $25. So if you have an RPG group of five players, you can get portraits for each of their characters for $170, a savings of $80!

Each commission gets you another entry in the drawing.


If you buy multiple character portraits, in addition to the group discount, you will also receive an additional group shot with all of the characters for FREE!  Each of the characters will still get the standard package as listed above.


I've been known to design a spaceship or two with deck plans (and even a medical clinic floor plan for Beyond the Supernatural).  If you're interested in this, the prices are higher than a character portrait, but a discount setup similar to the one above will be used on a case by case basis depending on the necessary design elements (like number of decks, size of the ship, etc).  Contact me for details.


Unless you can meet me in person and pay cash, I accept paypal for all payments.  My account is, and payment per character is accepted in advance.  You can spread your commissions across the time between now and February 6th and still get the discount for additional images, but must pay for each before I'll put them together.


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Examples of my work can be found in this gallery:… And here's a few at a glance:

Phase World High Elf by MADMANMIKECoalition States Officer by MADMANMIKEArchie Bot in the Ruins by MADMANMIKEAll this for 75 bucks by MADMANMIKECommision Example by MADMANMIKEStar Struck by MADMANMIKESiege! by MADMANMIKE30 minute Dungeon Warrior by MADMANMIKENight Blogger number 141 by MADMANMIKEFealix and Jim by MADMANMIKEHellmilia's Horde by MADMANMIKE

*WHY 9x11.5?  As a cover artist this is the standard format for a regular 8.5x11 inch image that allows for what's known as bleed.


If you look through my gallery you'll find that I rarely do images that would qualify as "Cheesecake". The simplest way to put it is this; if you don't think I'd let my kids look at it, I'm not going to make it.  If that's not clear enough, peruse my gallery, all of it's contents are acceptable.
Angry Ranger by MADMANMIKE
Angry Ranger
Of Action Figure Therapy:

Something I threw together this morning to try out Xurge's Peacemaker and Warmonger sets.

Rendered in DazStudio and post-worked in Photoshop CS5.


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HipolitoUribarrigoye Featured By Owner 6 days ago
So many thanks for watching!
madlynx Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015   Photographer


Hope you enjoy browsing my :gallery:… :flagcanada:

GrandSACHI Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! It's much appreciated! :D
MADMANMIKE Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! I'm loving the comic!
solcarlusmd Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
Thx a lot for watching me !
Mistgod Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave! :D
MADMANMIKE Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No, thank you for the faves!
Mistgod Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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comixjammer Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much for the fav! n__n
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