Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Eastern Market Map

This is it! The last map for the semester (but not necessarily forever)!

Eastern Market! Last but definitely not least. It's one of my favorite places, especially now with the start of spring. I had to do a bit of editing here and there for composition-sake, so not all of the wonderful establishments are there. I've included color studies again, so you all know how much I was thinking about the color green.

More Detroit maps in the future? Quite probably!

In other news, I've redesigned and updated my website, mlmiotke.com, so go ahead and give that a good look over if you want! I've also made all of my maps, and a few other prints including my Mudgie's piece, available on my Society6 shop.

Finally, I've been posting much more frequently on my Tumblr page, so check that out and follow (or don't, it's really up to you)!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Midtown Maps

Here's the next bit in my series of Detroit maps, my present place of residence, Midtown! There are so many fine art-and food-related places, that I had to pare it down a bit AND make two maps. How about that? I even threw a bit of process in there for you--a little glimpse at my color studies. Try not to get too excited about it, ok? Control your bowels and whatnot.

In other news, I'm going to start transitioning more over to my Tumblr page, so you guys should go and take a look at that, or follow me, or whatever you want. Your choice. NO PRESSURE.

Here's the link:


Honest Abe

Color Studies
My most recent piece for Ten Paces and Draw, "Folk Art"

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Belle Isle

Who exists?


I do. Really.

For the past few weeks I've been lurking in a corner at my desk, working on a few projects, and developing that fine transparent skin tone I've always longed for. As evidence, here's one of those projects (skin transparency to be debuted at graduation).

As a sort of continuation of the Corktown series I did last semester, I'm making maps of different Detroit areas. So first up this semester is Belle Isle.

I've already started the next few, so WATCH OUT. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Oddities and Curiosities

I participated on Ten Paces and Draw again! The theme this time around was "Oddities and Curiosities".

Check out the site and see my sketch, the sketch that inspired this, and all the other fabulous work.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


I recently launched my official, professional portfolio site! Also, I felt uncomfortable not including an image with this post, so here's a sketch I did during break.

Check it out! ml.miotke.com

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Corktown Map

Finals, guys. I have one class left, and then I'm done with the first half of my senior year. Here's one of my final projects from the semester.

This project was to create a body of work--a main illustration, a supporting illustration, and then a series of patterns (with some alternate color schemes). I chose to base mine around one of my favorite Detroit eating areas (and historical areas), Corktown.

A map of a few Corktown places: Slow's BarBQ, Astro Coffee, the old, no longer present Tiger Stadium, Mudgie's, Green Dot Stables, the old train station, and Mercury Bar.

My supporting illustration with one of my favorite Corktown restaurants, Mudgie's.

Then a version of my map with an alternate color palette. And finally, my patterns, in two different color schemes, featuring lovely Corktown homes and the brick road of Michigan Avenue.

So there you have it. 

And yes, I do accept donations of food from any of these places. Particularly Mudgie's.

P.S. I have a Behance page. If you're into that. Click it!