A COMPLETE CUSTOM – FROM BUILD TO PAINT!A FUN PROJECT This is the type of project that gets a career artist excited! As most of you know, Mike is not only an artist, but also a guitarist, bassist and luthier. One of his favorite bands is AC/DC (in fact, he played Angus in a Tribute […]Read More
BUILD, DESIGN and PAINT Your Own Custom Warbird Guitar!
Get the details for the upcoming Build and Paint your own Guitar class here.
Tracy’s Custom OMJ Bandit
Custom Collaboration: Learn Guitars with Tracy Jenkins. A new model is born!!
Hellraiser Project: COMPLETE TUTORIAL
Anyone who knows Mike, knows that he is a HUGE horror fan and he has never had the opportunity to paint Pinhead, so this job thrilled him. We also thought it would be a great subject for tutorials.
BLOCK to ROCK Class
Plan a trip to the beautiful Rocky Mountains and build a guitar while you are here! Mike has a 5-day course lined up that will allow you to design, build and FINISH a complete neck-through guitar.
THE SKETCHBOOK & Random Thoughts – AutoPilot
This painting was commissioned for Michael Lichter’s Speed Demon exhibit at the Journey Museum in Rapid City, SD.
Glow In The Dark FRANKIE
This is a project for NAMM. Mike always likes to push the boundaries a bit with these jobs because he is generally given full artistic reign. I thought you might like to follow the process of this piece, as it is challenging both technically and creatively. As most of you know, Mike generally prefers to work on […]Read More
HOW TO: Portrait Class
For those of you who have been around Mike and I before Social Media – you may remember our LearnAirbush LIVE sessions that we held several times each month via our web cam. I just ran across 4 video segments that were requested excerpts from the Portrait Class. End of class images:
SPOTLIGHT: P61 Black Widow Warbird
This Jackson King V project was commissioned from a repeat customer, Alex. Mike has done several great pieces for him, and this one was no different. The guitar originally had 2 pickups, so Mike did some modifications to fill the second pickup recess and the holes for the electronics. Alex left the design for the […]Read More
UNCIVIL DEFENSE – JACKSON SOLOIST PROJECT
For this project I really wanted to do something with the Statue of Liberty as a foundation but I was looking for something a little more thought provoking than a simple replication of an image. I started with a reference photo of Miss Liberty, imported it into CorelDRAW and then used the basic proportions and sense […]Read More
How To: Kong- A Lesson in Texture
This Tutorial is a study in Daggers and Dots: Mike goes into great detail as he explains the layering techniques he used to create complex textures like leathery skin and hair on his awesome beast, KONG. We are also including some still photos and color use references below: Mike created a very simple mask to […]Read More