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.
Also visit, The Michaels Hopkins Cartoons Blog…a place for Michael's thoughts, observations, remembrances and general incoherent ramblings concerning the creative process behind his drawings and life in general.
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The Northrop F-5 is a supersonic light fighter jet that was designed in the 1950's.The F-5 cost less to produce and operate that similar fighter jets of that era (i.e., McDonnell Douglass F-4 Phantom). The F-5 originally entered service in the 1960's. During the cold War, over 800 F-5 were produced for US Allies, however the US Air Force did not have a need for the light fighter aircraft. The US Air Force did eventually purchase over 1200 of Northrop's T-38 Talon trainer aircraft, which was based on the Northrop's F-5 design.
This Aviation Caricature is of a Dutch Air Force. The signed, original, limited edition print, is 11" x 17" and is signed by Caricaturist, Michael Hopkins
This is not the original drawing. This is a color print of the original drawing. Michael's original drawing is based on the Dutch Air Force NF-5. The original drawing was created on 11' x 14" Canson Drawing Paper, with Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens, with a slight wash. The original is black and white and can be purchased bon this site as well.
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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.