Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Star Wars Wednesay #46: THE EMPIRE


I almost had this up last week, then the power went out. I was among those who lost power for a couple of days here in South Jersey.

This is kind of a cmpanion to the last Star Wars Wednesday. I pulled the text from The Empire Strikes Back title.

Thanks for looking,
Mike

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

News and Stuff

I'm not sure I'll have new art up today for Star Wars Wednesdays, I'm linking to some Star Wars related stuff for now.

Rumor: The second Star Wars anthology film will feature both Boba Fett and Han Solo. They better get the right actor for Han or this movie fails. 

I can't explain why this video is so funny, but it had me in tears! Thanks to The Star Wars Expanded Universe Chronology for directing us to this. 

And I've got my first old toy up for sale on my comics for sale blog. I apologize for not including pics. They'll be up soon.

Thanks for looking,
Mike

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Talormine

This is a concept sketch for a Talormine, a sentient species of the planet Argoth found in the the book Bid the Gods Arise.

Thanks for looking,
Mike

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Star Wars Wednesday #44: THE BOUNTY HUNTER ON ORD MANTELL

Skorr. India ink on cardstock.

I have a feeling the new Marvel comics are getting ready to overwrite this character, but I'm hoping they bring Skorr back as the bounty hunter on Ord Mantell that Han refers to in The Empire Strikes Back. It would be a great homage to the stories told by Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson in the Star Wars newspaper strips. 

While looking up a link to the story, I came across Nathan Butler's Star Wars Library #40 which deals with the story I'm referring to. At around 5:10 he explains the story I'm referencing. Then goes on to explain how other authors tried to tell the same story. I wasn't aware of these other stories, so I thought it was kind of fascinating. (By the way, Nathan is the author of the Star Wars Timeline Gold.)



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

Sunday, May 24, 2015

COMIC BOOKS FOR SALE

I've been updating my comic books for sale blog and thought I'd highlight it in a post.

Check it out.

comicbookstobuy.blogspot.com

Thursday, May 21, 2015

NOT A KIRBY CHARACTER: Batman!

Just for fun....

....and to get some inking practice with a Pitt Artist Brush Pen.

This is me inking over a Jack Kirby illustration. I wanted to do a character that, as far as I know, Kirby never did. I was going to just do Batman in Kirby's style, but then I thought it'd be cool if it really looked like Kirby drew it. I got the idea from a drawing Darwyn Cooke did:


So, I found an illustration of Captain America, Bucky, and the Red Skull:


Then, I converted the drawing to blueline, redrew some parts to make it look like Batman, Robin, and the Joker, then inked it. 


I read that Cooke used the Pitt Artist pens and then saw some videos of him using them to great success. He manages to make them look like real brushwork. I feel like it was mostly successful. Some areas could have used a little more care. I feel like my scanner isn't working as well anymorre also. (Can anyone recommend a scanner that holds up over time and makes crisp clean scans?)

It was a lot of fun. I may do more of these for more inking practice.

Thanks for looking.
Mike






Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Star Wars Wednesday #43: MARA JADE

Mara Jade. India ink on bristol board, 6x9. 

Here's the second one for today. 

I'm planning to focus on classic characters on Star Wars Wednesdays, but here is one of two characters from Legends that I really wanted to draw. Mara Jade is a fan favorite created by Timothy Zahn. This drawing is based on a scene from The Last Command, the final book in his trilogy that started the Expanded Universe (there were other novels prior to Zahn's, but his book really got the EU going). 

There are a lot of pictures of Mara Jade out there, usually dressed in a skin tight black outfit. I used the cover of The Last Command as a reference for Jade's look here. 

I read somewhere that Mara Jade will not be part of Luke Skywalker's future. In Legends, they are married. I'm okay with the change, but it would be cool if the story group brought the character into the New Canon in some way. 

They'll probably change that other Legends character I plan to draw as well, but I'm hoping they bring him back and just revise him. Who is it? You'll just have to tune in next week to see.

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