Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Star Wars Wednesday #6: LUKE

I wanted to practice inking with traditional brush and ink on those comic pages I did a few years ago. Here's a panel from one of those pages for today.

Also, this news on the use of practical effects in the new movies sounds great!

Tune in next week for a new piece.

Thanks for looking,
Mike
For comic art commissions: lynchmikew@gmail.com

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Star Wars Wednesday #5: OLD SCHOOL

Bey. Ink on bristol board, 6x9.
Drawn with a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

This is a character from the old Marvel Comics Star Wars series. Bey only appears in a handful of comics from the collection I spoke of here

Thanks for looking,
Mike
For comic art commissions: lynchmikew@gmail.com

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Star Wars Wednesday #4: A BOUNTY HUNTER DRAWING THAT ISN'T BOBA FETT

Zuckuss, Ink on bristol board, 6x9. 
after LFL
Drawn with a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

Here's a good example of how the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen lends itself to more expressive drawings. 

And here's a preview of Star Wars Rebels:

Thanks for looking,
Mike
For commissions: lynchmikew@gmail.com

Monday, August 4, 2014

Bid the Gods Arise Teaser

Bid the Gods Arise chapter three preliminary drawing detail. (Info here)

Kidnapped from his homeworld and sold into slavery, Maurin despairs of ever seeing his cousin or his home again. When he is ransomed by a mysterious woman and reunited with Aric, he joins and unlikely group committed to the downfall of the slave trade. But it isn't long before he realizes they are being hunted--not only by the blood-lusting head of the slave trade, but by an ancient evil that wants their souls.



Thanks for looking,
Mike
For commissions: lynchmikew@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Star Wars Wednesday #3: MANY BOTHANS DIED TO BRING US THIS ILLUSTRATION

Mon Mothma. Ink on bristol, 6 x 9. 
after LFL

Here's another Pentel Pocket Brush Pen drawing. A lot of the drawings coming in this series will be of characters you might not expect or you might have never heard of, but I hope you check in anyway. I do have a few of the more popular characters coming.

Thanks for looking,
Mike
For commissions: lynchmikew@gmail.com

And if you don't own the original trilogy, why not?

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 Star Wars Rebels, which is looking better than I expected.


Thanks for looking,
Mike
For commissions: lynchmikew@gmail.com



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