Michael Hopkins' Original Aviation Caricatures and Prints are a unique glimpse into Michael's one of a kind perspective of the aviation industry.
Growing up in Renton, Washington (a city rich in aviation history) molded Michael's affinity of aviation. Michael’s love of flight was instilled at a very early age, through college and continues to this day though his aviation art & humor and his profession as a Aviation Fueler at Reno/Tahoe International Airport.
Michael's aviation art and humor has been featured in Martin Leeuwis book, Good Landing and is held in high regard by aviation enthusiasts worldwide.
An image from Michael's childhood. "When I was a child, my friend and I gathered in front of a small black and white television in his bedroom and watched the adventures of, Captain Kirk, Spock, Doctor McCoy and the rest of the crew of the Star Ship Enterprise. I still watch the reruns today, but I believe the inspiration behind my caricature of the Enterprise, had it's roots from watching that small black and white television".
Michael created the original Aviation Caricature of this drawing on May 24th, 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 can be purchased by contacting Michael at email@example.com
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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.