B25 haeder
Walter Nowonty's Fw190
Limited Edition
Print size 18”x 24”

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Walter Nowonty's Fw190
Limited Edition
with pilot’s signature
Print size 18”x 24”

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Fw190 signed
P-38 Lightning
Print size 20”x 32”
P38 Lightning
P-38 Airacobra
Print size 18”x 24”
P39 Airacobra
P-40 Warhawk
Print size 18”x 24”
P40 KittyHawk
P-51 Mustang
Print size 18”x 24”
P51 Mustang
Burt Avedon's F4U4
Print size 18”x 24”
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F4U4 Corsair
B-25 Mitchell
Print size 20”x 36”
B25 Mitchell
B-26 Marauder
Print size 20”x 36”

Mike Lynch Graphic Designer & Illustrator

When he was in high school, Mike discovered he had a real gift for drawing and creating three-dimensional art forms. Even so, he planned on pursuing an engineering career. Ten years later, however, he shifted to a career in art. After graduating from Colorado Institute of Art, Mike moved to Dallas and worked as a Graphic Designer for one of the largest systems and financial application software companies, UCC/UCCEL Corporation. Seven years later, after a brief stint at General Dynamics illustrating F16s, Mike started his own graphic design company, MWL Design, Inc. During this time, influenced by aviation artists like Keith Ferris and Frank Wootton, he created his first World War II aircraft pencil illustration.

Illustrations during this period typically depicted colored aircraft in flight without the pilot. But Mike wanted to take his aviation illustrations to the next level. He envisioned the WWII pilots as “latter day gladiators,” and felt it was important to show the pilot with his aircraft. To maintain the nostalgic look and feel of 1940s photography, Mike created highly-detailed black and white pencil illustrations. Over the years, Mike’s aircraft illustrations have been a great source of enjoyment for him, and include commissioned projects for the 386th B-26 Marauder “Son of Satan” crew. Original art was donated to the Colorado Air Force Academy and Corsair pilot Burt Avedon (who flew in the Marianas turkey shoot). Prints of Mike’s aircraft illustrations have also been marketed at local air shows such as those organized by the Confederate Air Force.

As a gamer and virtual online pilot, Mike has created numerous aircraft nose art illustrations and aircraft skins for his fellow virtual pilots which you can view below on this website.

Mike is also an avid scuba diver and has created many stunning underwater scuba illustrations using airbrush and electronic media. You can view his commercial portfolio samples at his business website, http://www.mwldesigninc.com. Additional samples and referrals are also available on his Facebook and LinkedIn pages from his website.

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It’s been a while since the Bf109E illustration was completed and I’ve been kicking around the idea of doing a Fw190. I’ve decided on the pilot, Walter Nowotny who flew Bf109s, Fw190s and Me262s. He was an incredible pilot with 258 aerial victories with most of those in the Focke-Wulf 190. Fortunately, there is plenty of information available about Walter Nowonty and his aircraft online. I try to gather as much information about the pilot and the aircraft with all it’s workings so the final illustration is as accurate as possible. I’ve always been fascinated and amazed at the engineering that went in to building these planes. I plan do his portrait and aircraft similar to my other aircraft illustrations. I will be posting images of my progress of the Fw190 here.
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