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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Prefect imperfection. This is my favorite picture that I have ever created, Kurt Cobain
I've always enjoyed the, MTV Unplugged, series. This drawing of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain was inspired by their 1993 performance on that series. It's one of my favorite performances by Nirvana and my third favorite live performance of all time, right behind, Elvis's '68 Comeback Special and Queen's Live Aid performance.
This is not the original drawing. Michael created the original drawing in July of 2016. On the original there is a drop of India Ink on the drawing. Instead of trying to cover this ink, I instead chose to embrace it as part of the drawing, as if to represent Kurt himself, perfect imperfection, It was created on 11x16 inch artist board, with Pen & Ink and a slight wash. It is currently farmed in a imperfect frame, which fits the perfect drawing and is still available.
These Giclée prints are available on 11"x14"($200.00) or 8"x 11"($125.00) or 5"x7"($50.00) Somerset Velvet paper.
Please allow two weeks for delivery. Shipping cost not included in price.
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.