Sunday, December 31, 2017

Star Wars Movie Ranking

It's no secret I love Star Wars, so even though this post has no art I think it's okay to post it here. Also, it's my blog.

I finally saw the Last Jedi. I'm not going to do a review. I just don't have the time to write that, but I'd love to interact with you on FB and Twitter.

1. The Empire Strikes Back

2. A New Hope

3. Rogue One  - It took me some time to come to this conclusion, but this is a great movie. It'd be higher, but I don't think those top two can be unseated.

4. Return of the Jedi - The original version, NOT the Special Edition. There's a scene added to the opening act that kills the Special Edition for me. And don't even get me started on Hayden's ghost.

5. Revenge of the Sith

6. The Force Awakens - My 5th and 6th spots are really neck and neck. There are probably fewer cringe-worthy moments in TFA, but ROTS feels more Star Wars to me.

7. The Phantom Menace - I probably lost some people by placing this so high.

8. The Attack of the Clones - I liked this more than Phantom back when it was new, but there are just too many cringe-worthy moments. Really, these two are also neck and neck for me.

9. The Last Jedi - It's the first Star Wars movie where I checked the time at some point. That alone should earn it this spot. Unfortunately, losing my interest and pacing were not it's only problems.

Again, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks for looking, Mike


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Sneak Peek


Here's a preview of a really cool commission I've got in the works. Can't wait to show you!

Thanks for looking,
Mike

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Commissions

My pricing this year is $0.75 per square for pencil sketch, $1 per square inch for an inked drawing, and $1.25 per square inch for painting.

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

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

My Little Superhero


Inktober 31st

Two hours ago I had no idea what I would draw for today. Then my five year old decided to put on her rainbow unicorn cape and head gear over her Batgirl pajamas. Whammo! I had the drawing I would end Inktober with.

This Inktober worked way better than last year. I got a lot more comfortable inking, and inking with the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen in particular. I also feel I've gotten into a better routine of drawing. Developing a habit of drawing every day was one of my goals for this Inktober challenge. Now to keep it going.

I won't be posting every day, but I do plan to post more frequently than I have this past year. I picked up a couple commissions that I will share when they're finished. I also plan to finish a project that I've been working on for a couple of years. I'm taking that in a bit of a new direction and I'm happy with the way that's going so far.

So even though Inktober's done, I hope you come back and see what I'm working on. You can subscribe to the blog using the tool to the right. Also, if you're interested in a commission feel free to contact me.  At this time I'm only doing black and white drawings right now, but I'd be happy to consider what you want done.

As far as hurricane relief, anything posted prior to this post is still designated to that cause. I will probably let the auctions end and just have a fixed price for any available pieces from here on out.

That's all for now. I'm tired.

Thanks for looking,
Mike
Email address: Lynchmikew@gmail.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

"Stardust"


Inktober 30th

I think I mentioned I love Rogue One. I'm not completely happy with the likeness, but I've been wanting to get this one in before Inktober was done.

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Thanks for looking,
Mike

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Unbreakable

Inktober 29th.

I watched M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable last night. With all of the superheroes I put on this blog, it's only right that I'd draw something from a film that I would easily place in my top five favorite superhero movies.

Check out my Ebay auctions that are presently going toward hurricane relief: https://www.ebay.com/usr/lynmiclyn

Thanks for looking,
Mike

Saturday, October 28, 2017

KIRBY CHARACTERS: Thing

Inktober 28th.

You know what time it is! (If you don't, "IT'S CLOBBERIN' TIME!")

The Thing was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics. His first appearance was in Fantastic Four #1 (1961)

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Thanks for looking,
Mike

Friday, October 27, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

KIRBY CHARACTERS: Iron Man


Inktober 25th

Had to make today's Inktober drawing a quickie. I don't know how involved Kirby was in creating Iron Man, but I'm including him in my Kirby Character series. So there.

Iron man was created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Don Heck, and Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics. His first appearance was in Tales of Suspense #39 (1963)

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Thanks for looking,
Mike

Monday, October 23, 2017

Aquaman


I hadn't decided what I was going to do for Inktober 23rd until about an hour and a half ago. I wanted to draw him at least once. Now that's out of the way.

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Thanks for looking,
Mike

Saturday, October 21, 2017

KIRBY CHARACTERS: Hulk

Inktober 21st.

The Hulk was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics. His first appearance was in Incredible Hulk #1 (1962).

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Thanks for looking,
Mike

Friday, October 20, 2017

Selfie


Inktober 20th.

It's been several years since I did a self-portrait. Inktober seemed like a good time to do one.

I'm not  putting this mug on Ebay, but there are still many auctions listed for Hurricane Relief: https://www.ebay.com/usr/lynmiclyn

Thanks for looking,
Mike

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Martian Manhunter

Inktober 19th.

I've never drawn him before. He's fun to draw. I wish he had more clothes on.

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Thanks for looking,
Mike

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

SOME CONCEPT ART

Inktober 18th.

I needed to work on (work out) some concept art today. More info coming soon (hopefully).

Thanks for looking,
Mike

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

40 YEARS OF STAR WARS


Last year, the Sleeping Beauty drawing I did at my daughter's request was one of the most popular posts I shared. This is kind of a riff on that piece. I'm happy with the design and I think I'll return to this idea at some point to produce a more complete illustration.

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Thanks for looking,
Mike

Monday, October 16, 2017

KIRBY CHARACTERS: Captain America

Inktober 16th.

Just a quickie for today. I thought about having him say "Nick Spenser sucks," but I resisted.

Captain America was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby for Timely Comics. His first appearance was in Captain America #1 (1941).

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Thanks for looking,
Mike

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal. Pentel Pocket Brush Pen on paper.
Inktober 15th.

I haven't drawn these guys since high school, some twen...a long time ago.

I started collecting Uncanny X-Men when they were in hiding in Australia. That's what this version of Colossus is based on.

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Thanks for looking,
Mike


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Death Trooper

"Death" Pentel Pocket Brush Pen on paper, 5x7. 
Inktober 14th

Did I mention I love Rogue One?

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Thanks for looking,
Mike

Friday, October 13, 2017

World's Finest

Inktober13th

Another one I'm not really happy with. But it's Inktober and I need to move on to tomorrow.

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Thanks for looking,
Mike

Thursday, October 12, 2017

World's Finest Preview


I'm not going to get this entire illustration done tonight, so I'm going to make this my Inktober 12th pic.

At the start of Inktober I said I was planning to use the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen for all of my drawings. Well, I'm switching it up with this one. I may have a couple of commissions coming so I'm getting some practice with the Pitt Artist Pens here to help me decide what I will use for the commissions.


Thanks for looking,
Mike

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Poison Ivy

Inktober 11th.

This is what I was planning for the prompt "poison" last week before I decided I'd rather do a week of good guys. Had the pencil sketch done so I figured I ink it up and use it for today.

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Thanks for looking,
Mike

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

KIRBY CHARACTERS: Wasp

Inktober 9th.

I'm not really happy with this one, but Inktober is hard and I don't have time to get another one in today.

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Wasp was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics. Her first appearance was in Tales to Astonish #44 (1963).

Thanks for looking,
Mike

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

KIRBY CHARACTERS: Lady Sif

I think this is my favorite Inktober drawing so far this year.

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Marvel's Sif was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Her first appearance was in Journey Into Mystery #102 (1964).

Thanks for looking,
Mike

Thursday, October 5, 2017

"A NEW HOPE"

Inktober 5th.

I probably shouldn't attempt likenesses with these quick drawings, and I had to draw this one really quick to get it in today. Or maybe I should attempt more likenesses and push myself. Hmm....

Anyway, this being the 40th anniversary of the first Star Wars movie, I wanted to make sure I got some drawings in to honor it. I have at least one other planned for this Inktober.

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Thanks for looking,
Mike

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

KIRBY CHARACTERS: Thor

For Inktober 4th.

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Thor was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics. His first appearance was in Journey Into Mystery #83 (1962)

Thanks for looking,
Mike




Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Batman: The Animated Series

I had planned to do another villain for today's Inktober drawing, but I had enough with real life villains in the last couple of days and just wasn't feeling it. So I'm going with good guys for a while. 

I've been wanting to do some kind of homage to Batman: The Animated Series since it's debut was 25 years ago in September. So there you go. 

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Thanks for looking,
Mike




Monday, October 2, 2017

Darth Maul

Today's word is "divided." Get it? Anyway, the text under the drawing is Aurebesh. You can read about it here if you want. I'm going to try this out on my Star Wars drawings. Let me know what you thing. 

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Thanks for looking, 
Mike
Contact: Lynchmikew@gmail.com




Sunday, October 1, 2017

KIRBY CHARACTERS: Quicksilver

Here's my first drawing for Inktober. I plan to stick to my usual subject matter, but I'm using the official Inktober prompt list. "Swift" may be an understatement for Quicksilver, but he was the next character I planned for my Kirby Character series.

I'm also planning to only use the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen for all of these drawings. I would really like to improve my ability to use that tool.

The scan came out kind of pixelated. Any tips on reducing that when scanning would be much appreciated.

And most importantly, here's the Ebay listing for this drawing. All proceeds, minus Ebay and PayPal fees, go to hurricane relief. I think that's about 87% of final sale will go to helping victims of the recent hurricane disaster.

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Quicksilver was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics. His first appearance was in X-Men #4 (1964).

Thanks for looking,
Mike