Thursday, February 26, 2015

KIRBY CHARACTERS: The Marvel Universe

This is kind of a "Throwback Thursday" post. I've been kind of busy with other art jobs, so I'm cheating with this post. Actually, I'm going to take a break from Kirby Characters for a little while to get caught up on other things.

Anyway, before anyone gets technical with me and objects to Jack Kirby creating the Marvel Universe, I'd say he, along with Stan Lee and Steve Ditko on Spider-Man, essentially created the Marvel U. Of course, he didn't create every character, but without his work in the 60s, we probably wouldn't have Marvel.

I mean, look at who's represented. Four of the original Avengers who also have had their own books since the 60s (Captain America and Iron Man shared a book originally). He co-created the Fantastic Four and the X-Men. There's even some debate whether he had a hand in creating Marvel's most iconic character Spider-Man, not to take anything away from Steve Ditko. Apparently, he also had some input in the creation of Daredevil as well.

Anyway, the pics above where originally posted here:
Thor
X-Men
Captain America
The Incredible Hulk
Iron Man
Thing

And here's all of my Kirby Character posts so far. I hope to be back with this series soon. If you have any requests let me know and I'll try to post them as soon as possible.

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

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Star Wars Wednesday #31: A-WING

A-Wing. India ink on card stock.
Inked with Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Brush Pens

So, here's something a little different for today's Star Wars Wednesday. Up until now, I've only drawn characters from Star Wars. I want to start mixing in some of the other things that make Star Wars great. I'm also trying out a different format for these little drawings like I did last week with my Kirby Characters series

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

Thursday, February 19, 2015

KIRBY CHARACTERS: Lightray

Lightray. Ink on bristol board, 6x9
Inked with a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

I'm trying out a new format for some illustrations on the blog. It's nothing others haven't done, but what do you think?

Lightray was created by Jack Kirby for DC Comics. His first appearance was in New Gods#1 (1971).

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

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Star Wars Wednesday #30: THRAWN

Grand Admiral Thrawn

My friend Robert Mullin requested I draw a character from Timothy Zahn's Thrawn Trilogy in the style of Genndy Tartakovsky's Clone Wars. I thought it was a great idea and I've been looking forward to sharing this piece. I'm hoping to draw some more Expanded Universe (Legends) characters like this for future Star Wars Wednesdays. 

I really wanted to do something more elaborate with the background, but I just didn't have the time for this one. My original idea was to have a painted background similar to what background artists did for the Clone Wars series. Scroll down to see what I mean. 

The black and white original. India ink on bristol board, 6x9.
Drawn with Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens

The background in the image below is by legendary concept artist Ralph McQuarrie. I put this together in Photoshop just to see how it would work. I'm in no way claiming this is my own art. It was purely for fun. But something like this is what I originally intended to do for this piece. If I find the time, I may come back to this piece with a new background. 

What I really wanted to do for this week's Star Wars Wednesday.

As I said, this Star Wars Wednesday was inspired by a request. I'd love to take more requests, so if there's anything you'd like to see me draw feel free to let me know. 

To see more Star Wars Wednesdays as well as other Star Wars art, check out the archives or my Star Wars fan art page.

Thanks for looking,
Mike
For commissions (or requests): lynchmikew@gmail.com

Thursday, February 12, 2015

KIRBY CHARACTERS: Kang the Conqueror

Kang the Conqueror. Ink on bristol board, 6x9. 
Digital color

Kang the Conqueror was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics. His first appearance was in Avengers #8 (1964).

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

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Star Wars Wednesday #29: SEEMS LIKE A COOL GUY

General Rieekan. Ink on bristol board, 6x9.
After LFL
Inked with a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

Even though he only has a small part in The Empire Strikes Back, I always liked General Rieekan. I don't know if it was that awesome voice or his understanding of Han's predicament, but he seems like a guy you would want to both be in charge and have a beer with. 

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

Thursday, February 5, 2015

KIRBY CHARACTERS: Kalibak

Kalibak. Ink on bristol board, 6x9.
Inked with a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

Kalibak was created by Jack Kirby for DC Comics. His first appearance was in New Gods #1 (1971).

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

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Star Wars Wednesday #28: MORE BECOMING OF A JEDI

Aayla Secura's Force Ghost. Ink on bristol board, 6x9. Digital Color
Inked with a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

I imagine that Aayla Secura's Force ghost would be dressed more like a Jedi. 

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

Thursday, January 29, 2015

KIRBY CHARACTERS: Juggernaut

Juggernaut. Ink on bristol board, 6x9.
Inked with a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

Juggernaut was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics. His first appearance was in X-Men #12 (1965)

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

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Star Wars Wednesday #27: ASSASSIN DROID

IG-88. Ink on bristol board, 6x9.
after LFL
Inked with a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

For some reason I always found IG-88 creepy. Maybe that's what they were going for. 

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

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