Hand drawn firearms art

"There are Many Like it". Pen. 2015

"There are Many Like it". Pen. 2015

An artist by the name of Lorin Michki has been making pen drawings of firearms for some years now, to combine his passion of shooting with his passion of art, and expressing the two together. I first heard of him through the various Facebook groups I’m apart of where he started posting some of his work. He has even had some success with showing them at local art galleries around his neck of the woods in West Virginia. The drawings are incredibly detailed, and the artist is a gun guy, so he does his best to represent the firearms he is drawing. Working from mostly images, his drawings of the guns by themselves are almost 1:1 in proportion, and are absolutely outstanding to look at and realize its not a photographic image, but a hand drawn piece of artwork. At this time he doesn’t have a website to showcase the drawings as he is working on one right now. However he does have his Facebook page, and if you’re interested in his work, you can contact him through there. He also does commission drawings, but I think this would depend on a case by case basis, and your location from him. I hope his career in firearms drawing continues into a successful career, and this is just the start.

My artwork is primarily a culmination of my passion for firearms and drawing. I’ve always been a fan of pen drawing in particular, working with value in layers and building up an image. Along with art, guns are a huge part of my life as well. Visually they are remarkably powerful. To a gun owner, the image of a gun might represent something akin to freedom, security, autonomy. To a non- gun owner, it might represent something else entirely. Both reactions are equally visceral and emotional. When I draw a gun, I want to represent it’s form and design, as accurately as I can, without any other context to influence the viewer. I want the viewer to engage with their base level impulse when confronted with this imagery. So far I think I’ve managed to do that.

I primarily use images to work from for the sake of time versus working from life. When I do a drawing of a firearm, I try to make it as close to the actual size of the gun as possible. Some of the guns, like the Krinkov, I don’t own so I have to use references.

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“God’s Gun”. Pen. 2015

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“Stability”. Pen. 2016

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“Odysseus”. Pen. 2015

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“Higher Power”. Pen. 2015

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“Tupperware”. Pen. 2015

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Krink

“Little Bitch”. Pen. 2015



Miles V

Former Infantry Marine, and currently studying at Indiana University. I’ve written for Small Arms Review and Small Arms Defense Journal, and have had a teenie tiny photo that appeared in GQ. Specifically, I’m very interested in small arms history, development, and Military/LE usage within the Middle East, and Central Asia.

If you want to reach out, let me know about an error I’ve made, something I can add to the post, or just talk guns and how much Grunts love naps, hit me up at miles@tfb.tv


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  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Nice looking stuff, I like that style.

    • Lorin Michki

      Thank you!

  • Edeco

    Impressive. Neat that he tries for accuracy and no context as opposed to trying to fictionalize and control the experience. But I dunno, not seeing the point, I mean ceci nest pas une gun 🙂

  • BattleshipGrey

    That’s excellent work.

  • Beautiful. Too bad my wife won’t even let me decorate a bathroom, much less a room worthy of fantastic art like this.

  • Salty Nuts

    beautiful.

  • RICH

    A very talented young man !

  • RICH

    Excellent work Lorin. Don’t ever give it up ! ! !

  • mrsatyre

    Lorin, amazing work. I’m curious about the Glock shown here with the extended mag. The base of the grip has an interesting notch in it which partially takes out the Glock logo. What’s that all about?

    • Twilight sparkle

      Probably to make it easier to carry but still have a longer sight radius.

    • Lorin Michki

      Yeah it’s one of my carry pistols. I chopped the grip for conceal ability.

  • ltulrich

    Great work. The perspective and shadows on Stability and Odysseus are amazing.

    • Lorin Michki

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Lorin, WVWC grad, screen printer and casual gun shooter/collector. Feel free to get a hold of me. Maybe we’llc blast a few things?

    • Lorin Michki

      Cool man!

  • Wolfgar

    Wow, you have an artistic gift. I’m always amazed with people who have exceptional abilities and you sir are one of them. I’m very impressed, great work.