a couple new photos

January 3, 2008
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i added a couple of new photos in the “minutes to midnight” and “random” sections of the photos gallery.

the ones in MTM were taken by mark fiore. the ones in “random” are mostly my photos–of my artwork on my guitars. most of them are ones i painted over the past few years. it’s not all of them, but you get to see some better detail than what you see from your seat at the show🙂 i used to play the ibanez’s more on stage during meteora, but now i find that the PRS and SG are my most versatile for the current set. there are a bunch missing from these photos. i’ll get those up at some point.

mike

mike

179 Comments

  1. EddieB on January 25, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Mike Just wondering dude, For your blue PRS what ink / markers did you use for the guitar, i can’t seem to find any.

  2. asiatik16 on January 18, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    I love your guitard, You are super talented and very creative !! good job !

  3. DennyShinoda on January 15, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Man, I love your art and photos…The guitars are awesome!!! I wish I could paint like you. YOU ARE AWESOME!!!! Mike, we love you!!

  4. babe on January 12, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    i love your art, photos and i like you so much. kisses

  5. Zach on January 11, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    Your guitars look fucking awesome.

  6. na_na on January 11, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    lmao, I loved your comment on chesters photo. That picture made my day, lol. Also, great art work! I hope you and the band have a great weekend.

    -Sincerely

    -Na-Na

  7. YourConscience on January 9, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    So, first, I’m kind of jealous that Chester’s Hybrid Theory tattoo looks better than mine… (my wings are all black) But then I realize that the only time people really see it is when I’m in a swimsuit or dress/skirt… So then I tell myself that it still works because the tattoo is rough and bold and solid, and I’m smooth and faded and liquid…? Wait, what?

    ^^ Okay, and also, what kind of paint do you use on your guitars? I really want to paint on mine, but I don’t want to ruin it with crap paint, you know? Anyhow, IF you see this, I’d be awesome if you could let me know. If not, then I’m just wasting space. ^^ Have a great day hun.

  8. Lucy on January 9, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Your photos are very funny and creative… I like the photos of the guitar. They are interesting. lol

  9. K3vV on January 8, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    why r u so freakin creative and talented?! lol.

  10. katebennington on January 8, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    omg, finally i’m come back. hehe, well, i think your artwork is sooooooo awesome, i like how you manage the color and the tonalities, omg you are soooo good, hahaha, by the way i like so much your photos, and these of chester’s legs is amazing, i like so much him hehehehehe! please keeping us updated, and please tell to chaz:” i’m so happy for your new site, i hope see you around there! ”

    i love you guys!

    -kb

    thanks for made my day happy!

  11. Janni_LP on January 8, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Hi Mike! Man, those guitars are awesome..! My fave is the Ibanez guitar ( the one with the girl on (: ), and I also adore your Les Paul guitar! You rock Mike!!❤ I wish I could draw and paint as good as you!
    much love, Janni :*

  12. analoggirl on January 7, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Your guitars are sick! One man shouldn’t be this talented. :p

  13. LPFMManiak on January 7, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Hi Mike…your artwork is very, very amazing…
    Ahhh Mike just look this video…is very, very funny…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SHY89SKwTE

    Kiss
    Súh=’;’=

  14. asianotter on January 7, 2008 at 10:33 am

    let me just say that the artwork on your guitars is amazing!!! the drawing on your blue PRS is my personal favorite, although they are all incredible. you are very gifted. and thanks for the photos . . . always enjoy them, keep them coming.

  15. LOLA47 on January 7, 2008 at 6:29 am

    Très belle peinture! J’ai vu les photos de tes peintures et je les trouve particulièrement intéressante, pour moi elles sortent de l’imaginaire, j’ai l’impression de me projeter dans le futur…C’est tout un art et c’est magnifique! BISOUS de ma France.

  16. Loukkid on January 7, 2008 at 2:14 am

    this video is very very very funny and so cute 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhMzChi3GvU

  17. Loukkid on January 7, 2008 at 2:04 am

    you are the genius Mike!!!!! one guitar had paint in Bangkok i’m to be very glad 🙂 [i’m stay in Thailand]
    i saw photos in Thailand and hope you like it 🙂 grill fish (in photo) is very delicious please come back soon.

  18. Rach on January 7, 2008 at 1:02 am

    Love ya work, Mike, all of it – I’d donate my hard earned cash to charity for one of those guitars!
    xo

  19. shinoda_me on January 7, 2008 at 12:58 am

    i freaked out over ur guitars again!
    hell! i cant stop!
    ill never be able to … i dont want to so.. =)

    ooo Mikey this one’s on behalf of the millions like me –
    could u get out HANDS HELD HIGH as a single? PLEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAASE???????
    u know its the song that touched most people…. u know it! i know it! we all know it!
    pleasity pleasy pleasy please! (pleads till forever ends)

    LOADS AND LOADS OF LOVE FROM INDIA (MOST OF IT FROM ME!)
    please tour to this place that u havent spotted on the map yet … pleeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaase????? ( big eyes)

    gotta be going .. need to freak out over those guitars once more =)
    i still envy those Thailand fans😀

  20. camicazi on January 6, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    can i just ask something??? please… don’t spam dude. just don’t do it. it’s not gonna help anything. no one wants to read the same comment twice and i’m sure mike doesn’t either. it’s gonna clog stuff up and peoples comments wont get read. you got somethin to say just say it once and it will be way more effective. aight? k thanks.

  21. soyuneik on January 6, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    My damn horoscope said for me “to beware of isolation”.
    lol so here is my pathetic attempt to make it wrong. “Hi Mike”

  22. nillp on January 6, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Mike, can you ban Renchy90? Do not spam here, you moron. [2]

    i miss u dude..

    take care.. see u.. have a great night-ending..

    love ya ~ ♥

    mk’nil

  23. NoFace on January 6, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Mike, can you ban Renchy90? Do not spam here, you moron.

  24. nillp on January 6, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    thank u for everything..! :’)

  25. merve on January 6, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    i like ur guitars..espacially the blue one..but i wonder have u ever paint brad’s or fhi’s guitar??(or joe’s turntable!..that would be cool))btw,you can add me ((of couerse if u want:) )) zeki_42cm@hotmail.com (also other lpfans can add me,iam glad to chat from lp fans all over the world!!!)…………..ok,thats all i wanna say:) take care urself,by

  26. Umi on January 6, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    about the new pic, where you ‘hang around’ wih the ‘fans’ … i feel kinda reminded of LP TV uhm… tries to remember, which episode MTM photoshooting, the fish who wanted an autogram from chaz… and as longer as i think about it, the less appetite i get by looking at these fishes on the photo lol uh, and nice paintings on the other pics btw ;D

  27. AndyCarrie on January 6, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    That´ll be honour for me, when photo of my tattoo will be in your gallery…. http://img225.imageshack.us/my.php?image=11sq6.jpg ……thanx

  28. AndyCarrie on January 6, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Hey Mike, you are amazing and really talented man. I realy like your guitars a look up to you….. Chester´s legs are nice too ;)……Your blog is beautiful. :* (it´s sweety kiss for you – only for you) I hope, you are very very very very happy

  29. Renchy90 on January 6, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    can i just ask something??? why don’t you ….if you are on myspace…and if you really read our comments there… why don’t you read your private messages?? and answer some lucky girl or boy … i mean we would be very happy if you would do that..i know that you getting a thousends of comments and probably messages…but to the first one you see there….that would be nice….!! tnx😉 ;(

    renchylp90@gmail.com

  30. terron on January 6, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    yo mike first of all you rule…as an artist and as a musician….a one more question dude…please tell me what’s the fastest way to get to your drummer…i would like to ask him some questions that are interesting me, what you maybe don’t know…. tnx….Drums 4 Ever=)

  31. nooon on January 6, 2008 at 9:25 am

    I like that picture of chaz. Its sweet!
    Your art means so much to me as an inspiration, ’cause im an artist too (http://www.m1kuko.deviantart.com there are some pictures of you also) and i play acoustic guitar and piano also, but i play less than i draw, your guitars are so wonderfull, and i like all of them so much! You have so great gift, and not just one, you can do many things more than well! ♥
    My favourite of your guitars is that one with that windy picture, its 3rd from up in your gallery. It has so much feeling, and gets me much ideas of what can i draw.
    Thank you for sharing those pictures with us, you are wonderfull ~ ♥

  32. masimoes on January 6, 2008 at 7:30 am

    the guitars are great, my favourite is the blue one you did a hand drawing in ink – looks awesome. btw thanks for posting the pics so that way i can see it better🙂 i love your art style, really amazing. that stand here pic featuring chester and his lovely tattoo is so cool..great shot! tk care mike. – maria olivia.

  33. Renchy90 on January 6, 2008 at 6:25 am

    can i just ask something??? why don’t you ….if you are on myspace…and if you really read our comments there… why don’t you read your private messages?? and answer some lucky girl or boy … i mean we would be very happy if you would do that..i know that you getting a thousends of comments and probably messages…but to the first one you see there….that would be nice….!! tnx😉 ;(

  34. Merly on January 6, 2008 at 6:13 am

    Hey Mike, I hope that everything is all right with you and the rest of the band. I just wanted to thank you for everything you do. It really helped me to “survive” everyday Life and to become a happy and positive thinking person : ) Your Lyrics and Paintings are amazing and have got a special, nice style. You’re very talented. Please be always the same person as you are and don’t ever change because you’re perfect the way you are now, ok? I really hope you have read this, it would mean a lot to me ; )

    See you on january 16 in Hannover, Merly

    Oh, I have forgotten something: Are you thinking of make a new Fort Minor album? The songs from the rising tied were great.

  35. merve on January 6, 2008 at 5:51 am

    i like ur guitars..espacially the blue one..but i wonder have u ever paint brad’s or fhi’s guitar??(or joe’s turntable!..that would be cool))btw,you can add me ((of couerse if u want:) )) zeki_42cm@hotmail.com (also other lpfans can add me,iam glad to chat from lp fans all over the world!!!)…………..ok,thats all i wanna say:) take care urself,by

  36. igus on January 6, 2008 at 5:39 am

    hey mike, i’m not sure if you’re going to read this but… let’s try: i got this cheap Ibanez guitar and i have an idea to draw something on it to make it look more attractive… i want to do something similiar to these sculls you’ve drawn on your blue PRS guitar and i don’t know what markers did you used? i really don’t want to mess it up, so help me please!🙂

  37. whatsername_Katya on January 6, 2008 at 5:35 am

    lol yeah…how could i not forget that tatoo..

  38. LaKennyLP on January 6, 2008 at 4:11 am

    hello Mike, again🙂
    today it’s my birthday !😀
    i’m 17 now and im very excited man, lol! i got many presents & a lot of calls today😀
    i’m very happy now, and thats why i wanna wish u a nice day to all and to u too, Mikey ^^
    thanks!
    -mary [spain]

  39. maria on January 6, 2008 at 12:22 am

    Hi Mike. Great) really great) and one question why did you paint on it that boy)?
    and do you know that your art is really positive)? because it makes everyone feel better and so on)
    And could you help me? Well, I was thinking about ripping some new music on my mp3 player and I wanted to ask you if there was something you could recommend me to rip on it? Have a nice day. Maria

  40. Cye on January 5, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    I have a completely random question I’ve always wanted to know the answer to: The girl speaking in the beginning of “It’s Goin’ Down” the Promo version, where she says “I knew I was being threatened. Do you think it’s worth holding out? I mean I’ve heard some pretty ugly things about those guys. Ugly stories.” Where is that from!? Did she do that specifically for the song or was it taken from a movie or a show? – Cye

  41. Vomitorator on January 5, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    I have a question because i see that your ibz’s are a tad rusty (you have 7 strings? thought only brad did…) Ok how do you do a video shoot like ITE where there is water involved with a guitar or any instrument for that matter? you dont want to waste a good guitar but do you dont obviously want to have a guitar you wouldnt use? would you just do it and then quickly dry it off?

  42. sheko on January 5, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    i hope you don’t get mad, this is my second post of the day,so i’m writting my msn again jiggyz_92@hotmail.com, if you want to add me, well, i’ve been asking myself, that if you can play, in your concerts,songs that you played before, like a place for my head, with you or figure.09 (that’s my favorite!! :D) i miss those concerts, i don’t mean i don’t like these ones, i think they’re awesome, but, well, i see Live in Texas, in 2003, and i miss that songs. But anyway, it’s just an opinion. i hope you are ok, and again my question: will you come to mexico? i’m from monterrey, sorry for disturbing you with that question, it’s just that i really want to see u here…well, i’m off

  43. REP_t on January 5, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Y repito: All of this amazing work means nothing if you don´t bring it to the people of the WHOLE WORLD. And YOU ARE MISSING SOME PARTS. Really. It´s not asking too much.
    Se me ocurrió agregar: Share with the world, Mike! I mean it. And nice pictures.

  44. REP_t on January 5, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Check this out: http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=ukythkK4EPQ

    And I agree with Renchy90, there, below me.

  45. Renchy90 on January 5, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    can i just ask something??? why don’t you ….if you are on myspace…and if you really read our comments there… why don’t you read your private messages?? and answer some lucky girl or boy … i mean we would be very happy if you would do that..i know that you getting a thousends of comments and probably messages…but to the first one you see there….that would be nice….!! tnx😉 ;(

  46. Renchy90 on January 5, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    can i just ask something??? why don’t you ….if you are on myspace…and if you really read our comments there… why don’t you read your private messages?? and answer some lucky girl or boy … i mean we would be very happy if you would do that..i know that you getting a thousends of comments and probably messages…but to the first one you see there….that would be nice….!! tnx😉 ;(

  47. Renchy90 on January 5, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    can i just ask something??? why don’t you ….if you are on myspace…and if you really read our comments there… why don’t you read your private messages?? and answer some lucky girl or boy … i mean we would be very happy if you would do that..i know that you getting a thousends of comments and probably messages…but to the first one you see there….that would be nice….!! tnx😉 ;(

  48. LaKennyLP on January 5, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    i’d really like draw as u and Joe do dude, u’re the best omfg! .
    i’d like also do what u did in meteora’s art, painting that portable ‘wall’, was so cool man.. ^^
    i got impressed with MTM’s art… really impressed also with HT EP’s art..
    i don’t know how do u do it, but ur blue PRS guitar got an incredible draw😀
    that’s probably one of the most important things of LP, i think is very original from u guys🙂
    and, for today, thats all i think😀 i was bored and i was just passing🙂
    have a nice day u Mike and the others, we love you from spain and we hope u come very soon =3
    take care Mike and kisses from spain,
    -mary

  49. nillp on January 5, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    have u already listened this it’s pretty weird..

    u can find more LP songs and Remember The Name here

    just passing.. have a great afternoon.. see u later..

    love ya ~ ♥

    mk’nil

  50. merve on January 5, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    i like ur guitars..espacially the blue one..but i wonder have u ever paint brad’s or fhi’s guitar??(or joe’s turntable!..that would be cool))btw,you can add me ((of couerse if u want:) )) zeki_42cm@hotmail.com (also other lpfans can add me,iam glad to chat from lp fans all over the world!!!)…………..ok,thats all i wanna say:) take care urself,by

  51. xLinkinParkFanx on January 5, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Your artwork is so awesome. I love the style. Your so talented Mike. :]

  52. sheko on January 5, 2008 at 11:27 am

    hey, nice pictures! i like the blue guitar you have in there is so cool
    well i’m new in this so i hope you read my message and i have a little question for u….
    will u come to Mexico this year? i’m really dying to know it haha
    well, sorry for my english hehe
    i dunno if u can add me😀
    jiggyz_92@hotmail.com
    see u

  53. mrsshinoda on January 5, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Hey Akira
    I just loved this art in you guitar
    with the boy
    so cute
    don’t you wanna give to me? lol
    just kidding
    Hey just a question, hope you answer it, new year, new single?
    When we can listen and see a video to new single?

    Thanks bye

    XoXo

  54. Renchy90 on January 5, 2008 at 10:20 am

    can i just ask something??? why don’t you ….if you are on myspace…and if you really read our comments there… why don’t you read your private messages?? and answer some lucky girl or boy … i mean we would be very happy if you would do that..i know that you getting a thousends of comments and probably messages…but to the first one you see there….that would be nice….!! tnx😉 ;(

  55. theOuiSkey on January 5, 2008 at 9:25 am

    hey hey…just rang about….i bet that chezzy’s hairry legs standing in the property of Thailand….haha…cuz i was at the airport of the day you headed for SIN…hahaha

  56. outlawserenade on January 5, 2008 at 8:17 am

    Color-wise, I like the blue one. But then again, I’m a sucker for anything blue. Artwork wise, I really like the green ibanez one. It looks simple, but the acrylic texturing details make it more interesting.
    [/artcriticclass101]
    Overall, I’d really, REALLY prefer to see them from a seat/stand/moshpit than in a computer screen. Really.

  57. Anto_Lpxx on January 5, 2008 at 8:13 am

    hi! mike! i’m xLinkinParkx@hotmail.com ^^

    I can not believe it, you add me! Thank you.😀

  58. REP_t on January 5, 2008 at 7:54 am

    Se me ocurrió agregar: Share with the world, Mike! I mean it.
    And nice pictures.

  59. REP_t on January 5, 2008 at 7:38 am

    All of this amazing work means nothing if you don´t bring it to the people of the WHOLE WORLD. And YOU ARE MISSING SOME PARTS. Really. It´s not asking too much.

  60. RLP on January 5, 2008 at 4:41 am

    Ours!!! and that show! Ahhhhhhh!!! Ta being né?? Hahahaha!!! game…
    Therefore that have envy of you…
    It is I adored your guitars… my father he manufactures… perhaps you want to see his site…
    Here a picture:

    Kissesssssss!!!!Love U

  61. BraneWorld on January 5, 2008 at 4:04 am

    why nobody above me?i’m so scare!!haha lolol so,i post it again:….that concert is amazing,you’re so fucking great!i love you sooo much!!!😛

  62. BraneWorld on January 5, 2008 at 3:50 am

    …I don’t know if you’d like to wish to…to..know this,I’ve checked the online news just now,…umm,that’s is to say,if you stay here for a “long” time,you will appreciate “what” the hell is…injustice!!!!I mean it’s not our own’s…,it’s something between something…You’ll realize that bodily!!!It’s not falsehoods!!!I bet that will make you sooo doleful! It’s hard to say here… Okay,SORRY,it’s not the right place to talk this thing,because…you don’t accept the E-mail contact,haha lol…so… sooo sorry,Mike!!!!!! bow….

  63. Renchy90 on January 5, 2008 at 3:02 am

    can i just ask something??? why don’t you ….if you are on myspace…and if you really read our comments there… why don’t you read your private messages?? and answer some lucky girl or boy … i mean we would be very happy if you would do that..i know that you getting a thousends of comments and probably messages…but to the first one you see there….that would be nice….!! tnx😉 ;(

  64. nillp on January 5, 2008 at 2:59 am

    dude.. i don’t get tired of saying that ur artwork is the fucking best..

    u, LP and FM are my biggest inspiration..

    love ya ~ ♥

    mk’nil

  65. cDizzle185 on January 5, 2008 at 1:39 am

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  66. ViolaJim on January 4, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Hey mike,,

    what chester said on the stage of Hong Hong before is absolutely right! V

    “make some noise for mike shinoda !

    there is one talented motherfucker right there.

    he’s so talented that makes me sick

    and the only care is more mike shinoda that’s for sure

    i fucking love you man!”

    your music is great, your artwork is awesome😄

    you are really TALENTED!

    and just like chester,

    i fucking love you man-V-

  67. BraneWorld on January 4, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    ….Passing by…,ummm,O.K.,…I can say,yeah,I’m soooo retarded to being here,right?….Can’t say “you win”,but only say that you have a great BASIS,I admit!…I don’t expect anything but a LOGICAL CAUSE,yeah,logical….for us….And one more thing,don’t know if you truly know the difference of “this” language…oh,it’s all my guess,maybe you have already known it,but…you pretend you don’t know….!Yeah,spys surround me,haha,haha,self-ridicule….You may think that I’m sooo sensitive,right?Yeah,but I don’t know…”why”….Maybe the reason is YOU,yourself, I think… I sank back into oblivion….really wanna weep……..Still say this formula,…have a nice weekend,Mike!

  68. Illara on January 4, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    aww man, Mike.. I know im a day late or two for commenting this.. but hey… im dropping my comment now. lol..

    you know, dude, those guitar designs are awesome.🙂 i really like it alot. its very inspiring to me. haha, keep on going, Mike🙂 hope to see more of your arts in the future😀 haha, and yeah i really like Chester’s Hybrid Soldier tattoo :S hee.

    -illara

  69. CharlesShakespeare on January 4, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    best wishes !!!!!!!!!

  70. CharlesShakespeare on January 4, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Mikey,you are a wonderful artist!!!!!!!!!

  71. Noe_Kenji on January 4, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    hey mike!
    how are you?
    thank you for new pictures! I really really like see your new picts, specially picts taken by you because it show us what you do, what do you think it’s special for you o immortalize the moment…!
    You’re a big artist man! I would like to led you my guittars for you to personalized them!😛
    You should sell you artist-give in meet and greets!!!! hehehe
    Thank you for post your old art works!!😉

    Looooooooooot of love and respect
    Noemi
    http://www.myspace.com/GotikNoe

  72. nillp on January 4, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    i do love ur style of painting..

    u’r the fucking best..

    love ya ~ ♥

    mk’nil

  73. karma_capella on January 4, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    I love it. Mike, your art so AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

  74. uarpig on January 4, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    good morning, my dear Mike..
    how hv u spent yr new year holiday?

    yr art on the guitar is good.. i wanna hv one on my own…
    LOVE U, MIKE S.

  75. Renchy90 on January 4, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    can i just ask something??? why don’t you ….if you are on myspace…and if you really read our comments there… why don’t you read your private messages?? and answer some lucky girl or boy … i mean we would be very happy if you would do that..i know that you getting a thousends of comments and probably messages…but to the first one you see there….that would be nice….!! tnx😉 ;(

  76. nillp on January 4, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    HT soldier’s tattoo at chester’s leg, is the best..

    just passing.. have a great afternoon..

    love ya ~ ♥

    mk’nil

  77. Maksu on January 4, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Hey Mike🙂 Love the art on your guitars, you are well talented. Wish i could be that good at arts but i guess everything comes with a lot of practise ^^ I was wondering do you have any room for Estonia in you Europe tour, cauze it would be so cool to see you in real person😀

    Take Care…

  78. Renchy90 on January 4, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    can i just ask something??? why don’t you ….if you are on myspace…and if you really read our comments there… why don’t you read your private messages?? and answer some lucky girl or boy … i mean we would be very happy if you would do that..i know that you getting a thousends of comments and probably messages…but to the first one you see there….that would be nice….!! tnx😉 ;(

  79. Parker on January 4, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Mike, that arts at your guitars are awesome! ^ ^ you’re really talented! maybe you can come to Poland and I can invite you on coffe and you can paint something like that on my wall?🙂 just give me sign😀 pleeeaaaasssssssseeee🙂

  80. Avi on January 4, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    I hope you don’t mind that I made a signature for LPMB from one of your guitars’ photo😛 they’re just.. uber awesome😀 I know that you like good arts and good artists [I think that you like xD] so I’d like to recommend you one Polish artist – Wojciech Siudmak. It’s different style than yours but his imagination is.. wow. I saw his paintings once here in Warsaw and I was so impressed… so if you had some time you can check them out ^^ cheers.

  81. andrada on January 4, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    by the way the photo with chesters legs…..cool man!!!:P
    u can see the tatoo with the soldier from the hybrid theory cover….i luv that album!!!thats a fine piece of work( tha album and chesters legs):)))

  82. nataku on January 4, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    maaan… those guitars are awsome! really! but… they are all yours Oo?! what do you need so many guitars for xD?! ok, i don’t wanna know xD. but still: great art. and that photo of you is cool xD. ehehehe…

  83. andrada on January 4, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    i luv ur art!
    its amazing:D.i can only imagine how hard it is to paint on a guitar!u must really like painting …..:).u must have an exposition with them( 4 sure).kiss ya!

  84. aaashley on January 4, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    absolutely love the guitar art.
    i would totally pay you to do mine. hmhm.

    all the best!

  85. twix on January 4, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Hey Mike, thanks for adding those awesome new photos.

    I have no talent in drawing, can’t even draw a stick figure (yes, that bad) so I envy those of you that can.🙂 I also have no talent in playing any instrument, particularly a guitar. Because I’m so bad, I can only play Guitar Hero (the video game).

    So I’m just wondering, Mike: May you draw on my Guitar Hero guitar?? LOL.

    xoxo, twix

  86. LEX on January 4, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    畫的很棒,這些吉他因為你的上色而更精采了。

    挺羨慕那些吉他的 =]

  87. xLinkinPark94x on January 4, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    i love the stuff you paint on your guitars
    sadly, i haven’t gotten a chance to see them live yet
    maybe if you came to florida this year that would change
    preferably the Tampa area
    More preferably Port Charlotte

    Anyway, great work. you effin rock!

  88. theOuiSkey on January 4, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    i like the one that you painted on your guitar during waiting for Live in BKK concert 2007….seem so FM.

  89. Anto_Lpxx on January 4, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    hi! mike! how are you? =)

    Beautiful picture! I like your drawings! Thank you drawing very well! =)

    bye! =D

  90. Jess on January 4, 2008 at 11:37 am

    Love the stuff you paint on you guitars. Looks ace. ;] I love your style so keep producing good art!
    Cheers, Jess

  91. BlackEagle2006 on January 4, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Yeah Mike, I like the paint on your guitars, it looks great, I try to paint my guitar like your blue guitar, and I had to say, I can´t paint like you^^. But my paint on my guitar looks good too😀. But the paint on your guitars are the best!
    Greetings from Germany

  92. MICHELLEPINHEIRO on January 4, 2008 at 10:40 am

    MIKE, WOULD YOU BE ANGRY IF I BE HONEST WITH YOU? SOMETIMES I LIKE UR ART, SOMETIMES NOT. THAT ART WITH THE GUITTARS ARE AMAZING BUT THAT PICTURES FROM THE RAT IS…HOW CAN I SAY…IT’S NOT THE BEST OF YOU. I KNOW, YOU SHOULD BE THINKING ” WHO SHE THINKS THAT SHE IS TO SAY GOOD OR BAD THINGS ABOUT MY ART?” MAYBE NOBODY, BUT IF YOU ACEPT GOOD SAYS, WHY NOT ACEPT BAD SAYS? WE GROWN UP WITH ALL CRITICALS THAT WE GET IN YOUR LIVES.
    LOVE AND RESPECT,
    MICHELLE.

  93. Gazza92LP on January 4, 2008 at 10:33 am

    hi Mike!!! How are u?? your artworks are great!!! I hope that u will come in Italy for a concert!😉 BYE BYE!!
    P.S.: What i’ve done is the best video of 2007!!!!!!! great!!!!!

  94. Renchy90 on January 4, 2008 at 10:29 am

    can i just ask something??? why don’t you ….if you are on myspace…and if you really read our comments there… why don’t you read your private messages?? and answer some lucky girl or boy … i mean we would be very happy if you would do that..i know that you getting a thousends of comments and probably messages…but to the first one you see there….that would be nice….!! tnx😉 ;(

  95. yanTyan on January 4, 2008 at 9:37 am

    I ‘m not sure who in pic one.However, i miss u all of LP since i saw u guys in November in HK’s arena .Mikey should take care!(Fever turn my face into two app( -_-b )TURBO GO GO GO~

  96. Tames on January 4, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Wow…Mike, your artworks are really amazing…I hope that you will visit the Czech republic too and possibly I will meet you…:)I would be very happy but it would be a big happen-so..:D…btw: Your sites are great..:)…love Tamča..:)

  97. wsp on January 4, 2008 at 9:23 am

    its so easy to get sucked into the world of practical and realistic career choices (i.e. where the money is) especially when your passions involve music, art, film, etc. there are so many talented people out there and its easy to doubt yourself and what you have to offer… i want to thank you mike and the rest of linkin park for overcoming these barriers and pursuing your dreams so the rest of us can see we can too.

    and to make this post a little more on topic, yes, those guitars are pretty damn cool.

  98. Karl on January 4, 2008 at 9:20 am

    IceMaryJane – It’s acrylic paint.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrylic_paint
    It’s bretty cool stuff

  99. IceMaryJane on January 4, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Ohhhhh man ,finaly some pics ^^
    OMG in The first pic is this CHESTER ????? HAHAHH😄 LOOK AT HIS LEGS ,THEY ARE SO HAIRY😄 lol
    btw Mike , with what king of paint are you drawing on your guitars ???

  100. Y_ on January 4, 2008 at 7:45 am

    coooool! i love ur artwork🙂 i’ve noticed some guitars u painted, but didn’t know u painted on that many guitars! and now i can see the detail😉

    and it’s so fun to see the pics.

    one thing..taking pics at the customs is allowed? well…not sure in thailand..

  101. duendecilla_suky on January 4, 2008 at 7:29 am

    OMG!!
    i’ve tried so many times to enter here to post a comment and i couldn’t! ><

    well…I’ve recently became a LPU member…i hope you came to Spain to go and see you!!
    one thing about your artwork…i lov it so much!!
    my friends say me that why don’t you create a clothing line of cool t-shirts with your art stuff?
    i’ll buy all!!
    haha

    take care and best wishes from Spain

  102. oleander on January 4, 2008 at 7:29 am

    aha! ain’t them chester’s feet? cute~~~~~~~~

    i’ve saw your video of drawing that blue guitar in bangkok, it’s awesome!!! i wish i do have such talent in drawing~i mean i really enjoying drawing but not so talented in it

  103. Renchy90 on January 4, 2008 at 7:14 am

    can i just ask something??? why don’t you ….if you are on myspace…and if you really read our comments there… why don’t you read your private messages?? and answer some lucky girl or boy … i mean we would be very happy if you would do that..i know that you getting a thousends of comments and probably messages…but to the first one you see there….that would be nice….!! tnx😉 ;(

  104. bluesonicspeed on January 4, 2008 at 7:12 am

    I’ve actually seen the video of you hand drawing on your blue guitar and I think that it is amazing. You’ve definately got some talent in your artwork!! I just don’t know that I would be brave enough to draw on my own Ibanez…I wouldn’t want to mess it up. 😉

  105. cuz on January 4, 2008 at 7:06 am

    Mike, thank you so much for the photos! i love your art on guitars! my favourite one is the blue PRS and then this one from Somewhere I Belong. wish i could touch them someday😉 i can’t wait for the show in Poland. and that’s why my friends of LPU and me put up the petiton to live nation to organize one😉 http://www.petycje.pl/2688 all in polish but maybe someone will help😉 big hugs, cuz

  106. OceanBiscuit on January 4, 2008 at 6:34 am

    woooooooooooooow~~~~~these guitars are so cool!!!!!!!!!
    Mikey u’re such a genius!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    how i wish i could have one……….:'(
    (i’ve just began to learn playing the guitar recently …)

  107. shxiaohui618 on January 4, 2008 at 6:12 am

    Hi Mike . now i am listenting to a good song in english and japanese. i love this song very much…—>check it out. http://www.56.com/u82/v_MjQ5MTE5OTE.html

    haha, do you know what the japanese lyric’S meaning in it ??

  108. NoFace on January 4, 2008 at 6:09 am

    To answer some questions, I’m pretty sure this guy is not the ‘Meteora’ guy aka Boris Tellegen/ Delta Inc (if I’m not mistaken about the said Meteora guy). It’s Chester indeed LOL . And I think Jimi Hendrix will be more friendly with his fans if the computers ain’t so big and they had internet back in his time. Oh well…
    -a brother from Strong Badia

  109. Matildochka on January 4, 2008 at 5:56 am

    Hello from Russia =)

  110. gigibennington on January 4, 2008 at 5:52 am

    hey mike<3 ur guitars are awesome!!! how did you do that!!! i love them! ;D you update so fast! that's great!!!!!!
    love ya.❤ gigi

  111. graveguard on January 4, 2008 at 5:50 am

    You guitars are awesome… I would be totaly happy if i would own such a great guitar😛

  112. AS_21 on January 4, 2008 at 5:46 am

    omg!!! this is really chester!!! ( omg he can walk and stand!!! ^^ ) I love the blue one 2 but my favourite is that, from ‘Somwhere I Belong’ I and that from this post.. xD

    xx

  113. kuiz_worldstar on January 4, 2008 at 5:01 am

    omg! chester stand in Thailand!!!!! wow!!!!

  114. Renchy90 on January 4, 2008 at 4:52 am

    i admire to all of you!! but you have a problem to….

  115. Renchy90 on January 4, 2008 at 4:51 am

    can i just ask something??? why don’t you ….if you are on myspace…and if you really read our comments there… why don’t you read your private messages?? and answer some lucky girl or boy … i mean we would be very happy if you would do that..i know that you getting a thousends of comments and probably messages…but to the first one you see there….that would be nice….!! tnx😉 ;(

  116. leslieintaipei on January 4, 2008 at 4:51 am

    that’s Chester !!!!!
    your guitar is so cool !
    and I love the blue one too

  117. kuiz_worldstar on January 4, 2008 at 4:49 am

    is that ur guitar? its really gd paint and very nice pic! Stand Here! cool

  118. Helios_LP on January 4, 2008 at 4:18 am

    Your Guitar Looks amazing !

  119. Helios_LP on January 4, 2008 at 4:10 am

    Anyone would be blind if they didn’t recognize the guy in the first pic………
    THATS CHESTER !!!!!!!!!!
    Great artwork Mike.
    Your Guitar looks amazing !

  120. Akayla on January 4, 2008 at 4:03 am

    Amazing! I love your color schemes, the colors just have so much personality.

    I love your hand painted Ibanez. I can’t tell if the screws on the plate are rusted or if you distressed them to match the art. That’s pretty pimp!

  121. svetok on January 4, 2008 at 3:36 am

    wow!!! they r awesome!!!!!!! ur have great talant!!! …. the pic of chaz is ….. WOW!)))) c ya this year in Russia))) ( i hope ull come)

  122. LaKennyLP on January 4, 2008 at 2:54 am

    I really love that guitar… I’m in love with it omg!
    In Live in Texas, I was always watching at it, but i have to say that i’m in love with BBB’s guitar too, the red PRS one🙂
    And those legs hehe, that Chaz is amazing m8, all of u are amazing, we love ya🙂

    take care and kisses,

    -Mary

  123. linkinparc on January 4, 2008 at 2:51 am

    AWW ON THE TOP RIGHT THERE IS A LP SHIRT!

  124. linkinparc on January 4, 2008 at 2:50 am

    I love your guitar…this is the boy from Meteora isn’t it?

    and hell yeah you are reading our comments?
    i mean just the first 10 or EVERY one?
    if yes: wow I’d never aspect this from celebs..i mean I always thought they are reading two or more but not soo much..

    well I always knew that you are something special, that’s why I keep to be fan..forever?^^
    my parents are amazed, because you are so friendly with the friends…theyselves were fans of Led Zeppelin or Jimi Hendrix (Omg my parents at woodstock…lol) and they weren’t as nice as you are with us..
    thank you very much!
    PS: PHOENIX I LOVE YOU!!!

  125. nillp on January 4, 2008 at 2:35 am

    but i’ll be here ’cause u’r all i got

    just passing.. have a great day..

    love ya ~ ♥

    mk’nil

  126. OzzFest on January 4, 2008 at 2:34 am

    Yeeee, I like that, it’s nice! In Russian – Заебательски, просто охуенно! … and stuff like that….=)))) Yarik.

  127. Karl on January 4, 2008 at 2:18 am

    You inspired me, im going to do the same with my guitar, thanks

  128. Emilia on January 4, 2008 at 1:33 am

    Wow i love ur art work, wish i could draw that good too.. Thanks for adding new pics to the photo gallery, i loved them🙂

  129. LinkinPete on January 4, 2008 at 1:32 am

    DAMN! I never knew you had so many of those painted ones.. I you guys have the craziest guitars there is, really makes them personal, those characters and the painting are so cool.. plus Brad´s soldier PRSs ..and did Chester get those skull tuning..um.. buttons in his flying V ? =) he´s such a rock star

    I wonder.. what kind of job does it take to paint one guitar like that.. like does it have any effect on the guitar itself, and do you have to do smthng with the original paint or varnish.. well, not that I´d do smthng like that, should just get more into painting in general..

    great art, keep it up! =)

  130. LPUSushi on January 4, 2008 at 1:03 am

    Hi Mike =) Ha Ha ~~ I love the guitar !!! So cool ~ B)

    Happy every day😉

    Love you <33333

    Sushi ” XP

  131. Lnknprkfrk on January 4, 2008 at 12:55 am

    I love all the things you draw. i like to draw Japanese anime. I drew a really cute picture of you and wrote on it ‘mike shinoda animated!’ then i wrote your name in Japanese.
    and im really bored right now. i stay up really late. i remember a couple of days ago i finally fell asleep at like, mabey 5 or 6 am. but i usually fall asleep around 2 or 3am. usually i use that time to draw, or clean my room. could u probably tell me when the new linkin park cds and dvds come out? I’m always searching for linkin park things.
    wow. this comment is getting pretty long. well, i guess i should end this comment already.

       bye, maiku.
               ~lnknprkfrk
    

  132. shinoda_me on January 4, 2008 at 12:44 am

    WHOA!!!!!!!!!
    thats fucking awesome!!!
    i love them all!!!
    i wish i cud paint like you … i love your style!!
    the one marked “shh”(of the older stuff) is the best you’ve ever done! (in my opinion) it means a lot personally to me! im really greatful cuz u put it up here!
    im not an artist but i draw WHENEVER i have a pen or pencil in hand.. so thats about all the time😀 … i’d love to be an artist though.. someday ill be gud enough to draw a huge potrait of u on my wall ! dreams =)
    thank you so much for the photos
    the fish thing was – haha! lucky fans!😛

  133. Doggie24690 on January 4, 2008 at 12:24 am

    YAY! More artwork!😀 Thank you for the new additions to the gallery. Loved ’em!

  134. Liquorice on January 3, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    Dude you are genius I love your guitar!!!!

  135. ShadowerLiltani on January 3, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Dude, nobody can find custom guitars like that. I mean, yeah there are tons of custom guitars everywhere, but no one has your style. Imagine if someone actually got a custom hand-painted guitar from you, I think they would feel very honored.

    Chester’s shoes are awesome, by the way.

  136. mVi on January 3, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    i love those new pictures! your guitars are so cool!

  137. tristyn on January 3, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    hey mike i just wanna say… i agree with everyone here… wish i could draw like that, awesome new shots, you’re pretty fucking funny, and cook your fish well dude! seriously… there’s like germs and shit. yeah… you could get like… fish flu or somethin.

  138. tristyn on January 3, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    well anyway… your art is awesome(imo). i’m not an artist or anything, but i draw ALL THE TIME. on my notebooks, on the placemats at restaurants, on my friends, on my brother(yeah no i’m serious). he says i should become a tattoo artist but he’s a little kid right? (dude i hope he’s right tho that would be so cool.) Well anyway… have fun! doing… whatever big stars do…(reading the comments? hopefully? reach out to your fans a little? teach me how to draw? lolz [stewie to brian “that novel you been workin on?”]) aight… well hope your uh… new years wishes come true? lol. i dunno…0.o i think i might be high dude.. … had too many tictacs or somethin.

  139. KATHYxx on January 3, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    actually, now that I’ve seen all the pictures. I’ve noticed that you’ve put up another fish picture. I think I’ve counted three instances with you and dead fish now. And often you’ve associated these fish with your fans.

    It is odd that i am so frequently associated with food. … You don’t want to eat us do you? or do you think about keeping all of us in a fishtank until you get hungry. I’m starting to get worried. i don’t want to be eaten. I don’t go well with tarter sauce. Please don’t eat us, Mike.
    …..
    but if it comes down to it. please cook thoroughly.
    don’t take this post seriously _

  140. BraneWorld on January 3, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    You have so many great paintings on your guitars,I have so many “amazing” drawing on my MTM CD/DVD package!Wanna PK?Oh,one thing,I think it’s not necessary to make a scroll right on the comment box,ummm.By the way,have you ever read this:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/technology/technology.html?inarticleid=505756&inpageid=1965 TODAY I MUST go…………………to….church…..to pray…..You know I’m too busy to being here!!!!!

  141. Astat on January 3, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Yeah, you’re missing the PRS from the Somewhere I Belong video, your Takamine acoustic, both your white and painted Strats, your red PRS, your other blue PRS, both your PRS Singlecuts, and most importantly, THE HELLO KITTY STRAT!

    …I’m a complete guitar geek, if you didn’t figure that out already. BTW, I’ve never seen that 7-string before, you’ve never used that live have you?

  142. fallsogracefully on January 3, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Hey, MS
    the picture labeled “xylophones” is actually a picture of a marimba (the big one) and a glockenspiel (the smaller)
    just lettin’ ya know…

  143. soyuneik on January 3, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Thats one sick ass guitar collection you have there. I love your style, my fav is “shh” ..i want it. haha more specifically I want him as a 5 inch action figure made from resin with a super action glowing scalp. Sound good?

    On another topic…Braneworld scares the living crap outta me.

  144. BraneWorld on January 3, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Mike,is that your legs?Not so brawny,I don’t like it!!!~Are you poor?Any chair?You’re so stingy!I want a chair!I’m aches in my legs!Idiot,it’s such a bullshit,it’s not me,I don’t have make any mistakes,why do I wanna stand there?So,…who it it,Mike?Just like a criminal,is he showing off his beautiful legs,or he’s CONFESSING to the preist and confessing himself to be UNFAITHFUL to his friends or something like these?…But…for a criminal,he cannot make any redemption of those who have “wounded soul” and of…RELIANCE of his INTEGRITY to anybody…PS:Sorry,Chester,this is my stage whisper,no offense!

  145. BraneWorld on January 3, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    I’ve thought about this,I decided…,”For what?” I want to stay NEUTRAL!I decided to “unconcern” what you “like”!I decided to emigrate to another!”Why?Where?America?Japan?”Since the Earth is such a disappointment!So,umm,maybe Moon,Mars or Europa satellite!Mike,which do you like?Don’t you think this place let you down so much?How about going there together?To build a beautiful wonderland,you can also start your band,I can do my work.No war,no any trouble,and you’re a king,I’m a queen!How wonderful,right?…This is from “Linkin Pork Fairy Tale” Sigh!I wish it would be true,Mike…..haha~

  146. BraneWorld on January 3, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Back from the lab!…You know,Mike,recently I wanna try my best to “break the habit”,that is,I rub my teeth when I was sleeping and gnash when I wake up,oh,God!It remains only 1 in the center of my mouth!I don’t know why?Maybe I wanna see a psychiatrist!Mike,I know you’re SO KINDNESS and have a STRONG POWER,PLEASE REBIRTH my ALL teeth,PLEASE!!!!!I DEEPLY appreciate!!!!You know,I’m so afraid to go out!!!And yeah,so afraid to go your Meet & Greet,because you will be SURE to jeer me behind!I don’t like that look,really!~tears~

  147. Sashy on January 3, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Love your guitars, beats the cheap stickers my mates stick on theirs’ hands down.

    What I want to know, is how you manage to get a better photo of Sydney Harbor than most Australians…

  148. camicazi on January 3, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    hey thanks Fin_Fin0121… but… i don’t see any small pix on the right when i go to the photos page. just like… there’s nothing there. like… i even tried clicking “around the area” but nothing. somethin wrong with my comp or something? cuz if anyone’s good with computers or websites or stuff… hey it’d be cool if you could gimme a hand. thaaanks. hey sorry for the useless comment (taking up space for all you fans who wanna tell mike that his artwork is TEH SHIT MAN FUCKING AWESOME cuz it totally deserves it xD) i apologize but if i’m havin a problem i’m hoping that maybe someone else might have the same problem and ya know? cuz i just can’t seem to figure it out. i suck huh?🙂

  149. DaniShinoda on January 3, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Oh GOD, Mike, these pictures are so great! And begginings with Chester’s legs, so funny! lol
    I already see ones of these drawnings on your guitars, and I like especially the blue guitar and that writen “CUIDADO”.. these are nice and my prefers!

    Hey, love your photo hanging with fans on Thailand, I have one friend there and they are so fuckin’ amazing.
    I hope one day i could hanging anything with you on Brazil… haha! Maybe in this year, right?

    Love you!
    Dani

  150. karma_capella on January 3, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    hey mike! THEY ARE FUCKING AMAZING AND FUCKING COOL, DUDE! Самые потрясающие твои работы, которые я когда либо видела!!!!!! I’m wtitting it on russian cuz i can’t put into english words my admiration🙂

    i respect you.

  151. nillp on January 3, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    i did love ur face at the pic when u were hanging with thai fans..

    i just can’t say that it was perfect due to dead animals near you..

    sorry for my words..

    even you eating meat, i still love u.. today and ever..

    love ya ~ ♥

    mk’nil

  152. nillp on January 3, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    dude.. i tought ur paints were great.. but now i have SURE that they’re too fucking amazing..

    u’r so talented in too many fucking ways that i couldn’t even describe all them..! what fascinates me most of u (and LP) is that u always impresses me.. even when i think that this is no possible..!

    love ya ~ ♥

    mk’nil

  153. Fin_Fin0121 on January 3, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    I truly like your painting. You have your own unique style. It’s amazing. I have tried to create my own style. But…alas…I felt sad…..my guitar fell to pieces when I moved to new house. This guitar is given by my father. He played it when he was young. So, it’s more than 30 years old……….wu……Actually, I have a new guitar, but I still collected the pieces(old guitar) in my room……I believe that it can be fixed one day……

    To Camicazi, can you see the pix with small size on the right side? click the small pic directly.

  154. rubyred82 on January 3, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    I love the green Ibanez with the girl painted on it. At the risk of sounding like I know alot about art, it speaks to me.

    The rest of the guitars are pretty great too. Good to know you appreciate all types of fans, even the dead fishy ones😉

  155. inkytwist on January 3, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    It must be awesome to “play” your own artwork! Love seeing the guitars up close!

  156. Treviun on January 3, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    How do you do that? I would think that the finish would reject the paints (a.k.a. Wipe off, etc.). Do you sand the body a bit first and then apply the paints?

    I’m talking about the guitars, by the way, not Chester (Bennington 😉 ).

  157. Celestial on January 3, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    @ First pic: Gives me an unnecessary urge to shave legs. Not necessarily mine, but legs in general.

    @ Second pic: The little dude is probably what Brad would look like 2D with a star on his shirt.

    A checked out some of your guitar pictures and I was really feelin’ the blue and white PRS in terms of looking interesting. Another guitar that looked interesting was your Les Paul. It’s really friggin’ pretty. If I was a guitar, I’d tap that. Of course I jest.

  158. akitagirl on January 3, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Love the new shots! Art should be a part of our lives not just hung on a wall, you prove this point. Kudos!!!

  159. ErbseLP on January 3, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    You can so good draw, i wish i could draw like that…:/
    BUT i learn it!!🙂

  160. camicazi on January 3, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    guitars and stuff are awesome dude. I draw and stuff but my stuff is shit next to them guitars. =)

    alright. i must be the biggest idiot in the world, but could someone tell me how to look through all the photos? cuz when i click on any of the buttons under “browse albums” the only photo i ever see is the first one, of the blue prs. cuz if there’s like a hidden “next” button or something (like there used to be under the comments)… could someone please tell me where that is? lol. cuz all of yall seem to be able to see all of them perfectly. in other words… help? xD

  161. ColorScheming on January 3, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Pictures are dope. Im huge into photography, almost as music and graphic arts. I have sean hartgrove on my page on myspace, he does a lot of the chester ve’cel line shots. He actually commented that one of my graphic arts photography picture was nice. I was bugging out haha. I love your paintings and your artwork though, its sick that you paint it on your guitar. On my guitar i just added lame decals lol. Love the shots, artwork. And the older fender stratacaster. Was awesome. I’ve never seen one that old. Nice. Im sure it cost a lot.

  162. KATHYxx on January 3, 2008 at 5:49 pm


    hmmm… one of those bootleg T-shirts look AWFULLY familiar.. i wonder WHO they could be. That’s nothing like the bootleg t-shirts i saw in Brazil. This one shop contained nothing but burned CD-Rs (as if i’d BUY pirated music), and a bunch of t-shirts of rock bands with rock-star stereotypical phrases printed in English on them. The Linkin Park shirt said something about the devil. Yeah. You guys are totally satanists thar.

  163. KATHYxx on January 3, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    I’ve always always always always wanted to see those guitars up close!!!!!!! YAAAAYYY [/artgeek]
    I’ve seen that video you did while you drew on your blue PRS, and it looks like you do that freehanded O_O. I draw like a freaking cartoonist.. i can’t draw crap without drawing gesture shapes first, freehand is out of the question. And there you are drawing freehandedly and make it still look good and it boggles my mind.

  164. mademoiselle on January 3, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Hey Mike,
    Check out this P.I.M.P…….
    “You think I’m good lookin’?” “Yea…” “Well I think you’re good lookin’…” “Yeees indeed…”
    http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=V0-5_TbWYNA

  165. KellyKasulis on January 3, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Well, not literally over the fireplace… Since I don’t have one.

    But you know.

    Somewhere special.

  166. KellyKasulis on January 3, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    I like the new stuff. :3
    I haven’t seen one of those guitars before– but hey, when I go see you guys live, maybe I will.

    I try to do a lot of art and your work is really interesting. It makes me try new stuff and incorporate new shapes (lulz), but my style tends to vary a lot from what I want it to be. I’m trying to shoot for an industrial, yet sort of impressionist look.

    Anyway, hah, I love it a lot and it’s sad I can’t afford a print. D:
    (‘Cause you know it’d be hanging over the fireplace)

  167. Nathy on January 3, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    That’s some killer artwork on you guitars Mike. I’ve always loved them, even more since I saw that video of you painting your MS PRS in your blog. It’s nice to see how much detail you really out into them, great pics.

  168. Sei_Ryoku16 on January 3, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Amazing Mike…..I really love ur arts. They’re better than amazing… ____
    I want to have one of your arts…but California is really to far away from me…………….. =(((( Can u give me one on the 16th january? xD Sorry….I am soooo nervous…. hope I see u guys on a m&g😉

    The first picture looks……funny xD I dunno why, but it looks amazing and funny at the same time xDD

  169. supremeo2 on January 3, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Awesome guitars Mike! Your artwork on them is so amazing! The pics are so great also!🙂

  170. Jaclyn on January 3, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Awesome gitarrrs! The blue PRS is the best and that with an emo-girl😀 Thai fans lucky fishies ))) sure to be eaten by u… Chester – second to none he he
    Respect ! Keep on😉

  171. Madlen on January 3, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    oh and the guitar freakin rock!:)LOL

  172. Madlen on January 3, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    very cool:)i just gotta say- i love your style cause it’s so unique:)by the way i was just surfing in youtube when i found this…weird cover of “My Humps” by Alanis Morissette:http://youtube.com/watch?v=W91sqAs-_-g&feature=related.it's really weird…

  173. Ann on January 3, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    wow! i love all your artwork, not because you do it, just because its amazing. I love it
    you could give me one as a gift for my brithday!!!
    january 6th!!!😀

    love you
    have a nice day

    Ann

  174. oldLPfan on January 3, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    how come all your artwork have the same style?

  175. MentalisFun on January 3, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    NICE…😛 don’t ever stop doing that…you know…paint on guitars to make ur fans jealous…ur not by any chance going to put some of those up for auction are you? looks innocent

  176. Carla on January 3, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    HAH I agree, the “Hanging with your fans in Thiland” pic is so great! Your artwork on the guitars is just amazing. O_O

  177. keineAhnung on January 3, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    awwwwww those pix are great!!!
    love the one with “your fans in thailand” …ROFLMAO

  178. xclutchingmycure on January 3, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    how many guitars do you own exactly, mike?

    i’d like to some of your most prized shoes🙂 (those shoes that you wore to loveline were SO DAMN AWESOME)

    seeing coca cola written in anything but english is just weird to me. and the red bull wings, too. (just cause it’s not the normal colors)

    pic of hanging with the fans in thailand made me laugh. wish you’d taken more pics in new zealand when you guys were here…something other than the really horrible school bus (haha). that school bus came from the ghetto area (otara – pronounced oh-tarah), where i lived for a while until a few months ago.

  179. DRO22 on January 3, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Mike, these are so amazing.
    You’re an amazing artist, and i would die to have one of those guitars haha.
    speaking of you, i just got your Remix DC Shoes! =D
    im so excited to get them and wear them,
    because they are so amazingly designed by you.

    well Mike, your one of the coolest people ever.
    i’d kill to draw like you.
    maybe i should go to art school =D

    keep up the good work!

    -DRO22

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