Michael Hopkins' Original Caricatures are a unique glimpse into the mind of Michael's unique perspective of the world.
Michael Hopkins' Original Pen & Ink Caricatures are a one of kind work of art, which will last a lifetime. All of Michael's unique creations are drawn using the classic art form using pen and black India ink. Due to the ease of modern technology, this classic form of drawing is becoming a lost art, one which Michael is perfecting with each stroke of his pen. Michael's unique drawings have been purchased, published and exhibited all over the world.
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The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is an American wide body aircraft manufactured by the McDonnell Douglass Aircraft Company. The DC-10 was intended to succeed the DC-8 for long flights. It first flew on August 29, 1970; and was first flown commercially on August 5, 1971 by American Airlines.
Although this print represents the McDonnell in American Airlines livery, however, for an additional $25, we will create a print in the livery, of the airline of your choosing. For more information please contact Michael at email@example.com
Michael created the original drawing as a KC-10 Extender, a refueling tanker for the United States Air Force. Michael created the original Aviation Caricature of this drawing on March 21st, 2020 (seen in the black and white photo above). It was created on Canson 11” x 14" drawing paper, with pen & Ink (and a slight wash), The original is available on this site as well as this print.
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Born and raised in Renton, Washington, Michael Hopkins grew up surrounded the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and aviation history. At an early age, Michael art was inspired by the likes of, Al Hirschfeld, Chuck Jones and Seattle Post Intelligencer Cartoonist, Bob McCausland and of course, aviation.
Michael’s credits his sense of humor and absurdity to Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy and Seattle's own J.P. Patches. The humor he developed, combined with his mastery of caricature, has been bringing smiles to the faces of those who understood satirical humor and consternation to those on the receiving end of his biting satire. Michael has proven over and over again, that the pen is indeed mightier than the sword.