Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Star Wars Wednesday #2: IT'S A TRAP!

Admiral Ackbar. Ink on bristol board, 6 x 9.
after LFL 

This is the first in a series of ink drawings done with the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. It's a tool that can be tricky to use, but lend itself to drawing expressively. It's also great if you love inking with a brush, but can't always sit at a desk to work with a traditional brush and inkwell. 

I wonder if Ackbar will eventually appear in the Star Wars Rebel, which is looking better than I expected.


Thanks for looking,
Mike
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

STAR WARS WEDNESDAY #1

Leia Cornered. Acrylic on Bristol, 7 3/4 x 16 1/8. 

This is the first post in a new feature on the blog. Each Wednesday will be Star Wars Wednesday leading up to the new movie. I'm starting things off with a painting that I accidentally deleted from the blog during one of my redesigns. It was created for the very cool blog Cornered. It's based on the corner box of Star Wars #103. I had no idea when I did this that Star Wars would be going back to Marvel.

After Captain America, the Marvel Star Wars series was the next comic I collected. Last year my wife bought me the volume that collected those issues I had as a kid.



Thanks for looking,
Mike

Sunday, July 13, 2014

New Look, New Title

I'm trying out a new look for the blog and changing the title while I'm at it. The title is kind of a tongue in cheek way of accepting the way I draw--I DRAW LIKE MIKE LYNCH! (fellow artists know what I'm talking about.) It's also a way of poking fun at myself for at times wearing my influences right out there on my sleeve.

Here's some concept art for the tattooed gladiatrix Dania from Bid the Gods Arise. 
Check out Bid the Gods Arise here:


Thanks for looking,
Mike

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

BID THE GODS ARISE SNEAK PEAK


Here's another preliminary drawing for the illustrated Bid the Gods Arise, depicting a scene from chapter two. You can find Bid the Gods Arise at link below:


Thanks for looking,
Mike

Saturday, June 7, 2014

BID THE GODS ARISE BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS

Here is another drawing inspired by Bid the Gods Arise. In my last post, I teased that I would explain how these drawings will be used. I'm working with Robert Mullin (see here and here) to create chapter headers for an illustrated version of this first book in a new fantasy series.

Above is a finished header for Chapter 1 (the last post was the prelim drawing for the prologue). Although this was intended to be the final version, I see some things I want to fix. So, you'll have to buy the illustrated version when it comes out to see the true final version.

Apparently, if you buy the Kindle Edition, it will automatically be updated with the illustrations once they are placed in it. It's only five bucks. Just sayin'.


Thanks for looking,
Mike

Saturday, May 24, 2014

BID THE GODS ARISE

This is a preliminary drawing for a piece of art inspired by Robert Mullin's Bid the Gods Arise, the first book in a new mythology that blends sci-fi and fantasy. It's pretty cool. I'll have more drawings to show and I'll explain how they'll be used in future posts.

In the meantime, check out Bid the Gods Arise. (Note that there is only one review here less than three stars. The reviewer gave it one star, but the review for that one star is almost a selling point. Ha!)


Thanks for looking,
Mike

Monday, April 14, 2014

Captain America Mondays #8: THE SUPER SOLDIER!


I couldn't keep up with weekly Captain America Mondays because I got another art job after I started it. I'm sure he'll pop up again on this blog. I did finally see Captain America: The Winter Soldier and it was awesome! The above pic was influenced by the closing credits animation. 

The movie should have been called Captain America: The Super Soldier. The Winter Soldier wasn't really the central focus and Cap kicked butt. Seriously, no one has handled Captain America on screen better than the Russo brothers. 

Now, I am biased toward this character, but this was my favorite Marvel movie to date. Even if you don't agree with me that it is the best of the Marvel movies should you see it, I guarantee that you will see the most intense, suspenseful, thought-provoking, and emotional of these films. Go see this movie! 

Thanks for looking,
Mike

Monday, March 10, 2014

Captain America Mondays # 6.1 and Winter Soldier Stuff


Too busy for a new Captain America drawing this week, so I threw some color in last week's.

There was a lot of Captain America: The Winter Soldier features at Comic Book Resources this week:
A four minute clip from the movie
And interviews here, here, here, and here

Thanks for looking,
Mike

Monday, March 3, 2014

Captain America Mondays # 6: Cartoon Cap


I have another project in the works that is more serious in nature and realistic in style, so I may be playing around with this cartoony stuff more just to mix things up. ( Hopefully, I'll be able to show some of that other project later in the year. Stay tuned.)

Thanks for looking,
Mike