Miksimum

is the index page for Jesse Miksic,
a digital dilettante dayjobbing as a UX designer

Loyally feeding the following beasts:

(follow and/or friend me -- if you appear to be a real person capable of passing the human tests, I will probably reciprocate)

ACTIVE

  • Now on Mastodon Trying this thing out.
  • @miksimum on Twitter A random sampling of thoughts and anxieties and signal-boosts and self-promotion.
  • Email me One of many ways of getting in touch, and the one I'm least likely to neglect for long periods.
  • @miksimum Instagram Visual art, plus occasional snapshots
  • @miksimum Tumblr Reposting all my visual art from Instagram
  • Older Writing

  • Benefit of the Doubt My outlet for Media Theory, also used to track other sources
  • @Miksimum on Medium Home to more politics and theory writing, plus reposts from Benefit of the Doubt
  • Berfrois.com A great site that kindly publishes my more polished critical writings
  • 366 Weird Movies An awesome site where I'm an on-and-off contributor
  • Goodreads My book reviews are long enough that I consider this an official creative outlet
  • Older Art

  • Symbot on Flickr Digital photography, a hobby on temporary haitus
  • Overheated Media My short video work, on extended haitus since 2012
  • Recent Output

    Aggregated from Benefit of the Doubt and Tumblr, which gives the best representative sample of work in multiple media, I think

    “Middleware” With all the whisperings about Neuromancer being...



    “Middleware”

    With all the whisperings about Neuromancer being adapted, I thought it was nice to send something a little cyberpunky

    This one started out as a bunch of little experiments, and somehow ended up feeling… finished?

    #sketch #sketchbook #art #drawing #amdrawing #pencil #pencilsketch #surrealism #surrealart #cyberpunk #illustration #mask
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Clrl4oGPmgZ/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 2 December 2022 | 9:45 pm

    Watercolor night sky with crypto-script . . . #art #painting...



    Watercolor night sky with crypto-script
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    #art #painting #watercolor #abstract #texture #design #blue #evening #night #nightsky #nocturnal #instaart #artistsoninstagram
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CloRKG6LLXB/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 1 December 2022 | 2:46 pm

    Respite … Was thinking of the black and white art in my old...



    Respite

    Was thinking of the black and white art in my old Vampire: The Masquerade books when I sketched this one. Those pieces truly gave me my first ideas about how textured and grimy you could get with ink and Gesture and n negative space.
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    #art #instaart #drawing #amdrawing #sketch #sketchbook #pencil #pencilsketch #urban #illustration #grunge #gothic
    https://www.instagram.com/p/ClguuTQOeV-/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 28 November 2022 | 4:31 pm

    Blast Radius // Ball of Flame After I sketched out the initial...



    Blast Radius // Ball of Flame

    After I sketched out the initial figure, I left this unfinished for several months because I liked that simple line drawing, and I was apprehensive about overworking it
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    #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #amdrawing #artoninstagram #igart #illustration #instaart #lineart #linedrawing #pencil #pencilart #pencilsketch #shading #narrative #storytelling #symbolism #literature #imagination #fantasy #fantasyart
    https://www.instagram.com/p/ClbNDSLOINQ/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 26 November 2022 | 1:00 pm

    *In Exile* An experiment from when I was doing ink-first,...



    *In Exile*

    An experiment from when I was doing ink-first, semi-abstract pieces inspired by mysticism and spell casting. I’m hoping to take some of the qualities of these pieces, and combine them with a more methodical planning process. We’ll see how that goes!
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    #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #amdrawing #artoninstagram #igart #illustration #instaart #linedrawing #penandink #inkdrawing #inkwork #inkonpaper #ink #lineartist #penart #narrative #storytelling #symbolism #literature #imagination #fantasy #fantasyart #wizard
    https://www.instagram.com/p/ClUKO2evAnq/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 23 November 2022 | 7:21 pm

    Quick Fix Haven’t posted in a while, but still going strong in...



    Quick Fix

    Haven’t posted in a while, but still going strong in this sketchbook. I think in the near future, I might start inking these kinds of sketches. Trying to converge my various tracks, you know?

    #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #amdrawing #artoninstagram #igart #illustration #instaart #lineart #linedrawing #pencil #pencilart #pencilsketch #shading #brawler #steampunk
    https://www.instagram.com/p/ClOvJaMOdS1/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 21 November 2022 | 4:48 pm

    Watercolor exploration Vaguely inspired by autumn in FDR...



    Watercolor exploration
    Vaguely inspired by autumn in FDR park.
    #watercolor #watercolorpainting #landscapepainting #autumn #autumnvibes #learnart #painting #scenery
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Ck88MDcPx21/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 14 November 2022 | 6:56 pm

    INKTOBER no 11 This dance of karma Stops time and lights up the...



    INKTOBER no 11

    This dance of karma
    Stops time and lights up the sky.
    Let’s weaponize it.

    #inktober #inktober2022 #inktober2022day28 #haiku #poetrycommunity #amdrawing #inkwash #inkdrawing #brushwork #art #artistsoninstagram #dance #illustration #drawing #poetry
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CkRoMq9rP0M/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 28 October 2022 | 11:14 pm

    He has no memory But his body’s memory Off the forest...



    He has no memory
    But his body’s memory
    Off the forest

    #photography #photoart #photooftheday #autumn #autumnvibes #closeup #nature #leaf
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CkRQyYKyC1r/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 28 October 2022 | 7:49 pm

    INKTOBER no 10 Rhizome guardian Has learned to hear our...



    INKTOBER no 10

    Rhizome guardian
    Has learned to hear our speaking
    But waits for quiet.

    (very different approach in this one, and something I want to experiment more with)

    #inktober #inktober2022 #inktober2022day26 #penandink #inkdrawing #haiku #poetry #poetrycommunity #sketch #sketchbook #landscape #landscapedrawing #illustration #amdrawing #art #nature #pastoral #artistsoninstagram
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CkLtDomLIEH/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 26 October 2022 | 4:01 pm

    INKTOBER no 9 Eighth dimensional Flower asks me: how has...



    INKTOBER no 9

    Eighth dimensional
    Flower asks me: how has your
    Eternity been?

    (Think I might make it through 10 of these by the end of the month. Maybe I’ll just keep going anyway. Make it an Inkternity.)

    #inktober #inktober2022 #inktober2022day9 #haiku #poetrycommunity #amdrawing #illustration #surrealism #surrealart #inkwash #inkdrawing #sketchbook #artistsoninstagram #art #drawing #inking
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CkH6EH_OVRF/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 25 October 2022 | 4:37 am

    8th Dimensional Flower Havertown PA, Oct 2022 #photography...



    8th Dimensional Flower
    Havertown PA, Oct 2022

    #photography #flowers #autumnvibes #pink #naturephotography #photooftheday
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CkHxlFGOdLQ/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 25 October 2022 | 3:23 am

    INKTOBER no 8 Immobile bodies, Blood circuit minds straying far...



    INKTOBER no 8

    Immobile bodies,
    Blood circuit minds straying far –
    Peripheral worlds.

    #inktober #inktober2022 #inktober2022day8 #amdrawing #sketchbook #brushwork #inkdrawing #art #artistsoninstagram #scifi #sciencefiction #poetry #haiku #speculativepoetry #poetrycommunity #robot #inkwash #illustration
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Cj9Y1czuxHR/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 21 October 2022 | 2:35 am

    INKTOBER no 7 Leftshift your robot Body into a stray...



    INKTOBER no 7

    Leftshift your robot
    Body into a stray quantoid
    Live for for ev errrrr

    I know I know, we’re on #inktober2022day18 but I’m just gonna keep moseying along, please and thankee.

    #inktober #inktober2022 #inktober2022day7 #illustration #scifi #brushwork #linework #speculative #poetry #haiku #narrative #inkwash #art #artistsoninstagram #sketchbook #amdrawing
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Cj3VUo9OX9A/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 18 October 2022 | 6:12 pm

    Straight through. Frenchtown Park, Frenchtown, NJ … #archway...



    Straight through.
    Frenchtown Park, Frenchtown, NJ

    #archway #masonry #photooftheday #autumnvibes🍁
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Cj3Lp5ArTEP/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 18 October 2022 | 4:44 pm