Friday, December 11, 2009

Holiday prices on remaining prints




Now $50 for SheLord Prints and $15 for Byss art Print, you can get them at my website




Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New Ink "Hatchery"




This is a followup to an ink I did about 2 years ago. The difference between this and the older one is that the other ink was done more free-handed, in terms of the faces. While in this one, I used four initial faces and traced those, copying them over and over again. Most of the time coming in and retouching the transfer anyway, beginning from the right side of the ink. Which is kind of interesting, the process made me think of "ascendancy" and genetics. I've decided that for the next one I'm going to pick the "best" face and just use it throughout the entire ink. I think that would possibly be for the better, since I'm not quite that happy with this result.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

new drawing




I did this drawing while in a hospital, I just got out yesterday. It helped keep my mind off my medical problems.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

new inks " Remus III " & fatigue

I just go back from a week in Warsaw, which was a real breath of fresh air. I got a chance to pick up a new edition of -which is exquisite by the way- "God Emperor of Dune", my favorite book of all time. I also bought an awesome compilation of Moebius and a few more European comics, such as "Thorgal".
For some time now, I have been suffering from a sort of fatigue when it comes to art-making. Of course I solider on, however some of the symptoms are reminiscent of those described by Luke on occasions. Ironically, I feel I have to push harder than ever. After all, I have been at this for 10 years. What comes to mind is the song by Blue Oyster Cult "Veterans of the Psychic Wars". The week of not drawing in Europe definitely did me some good, I hope. But the - I hope statement- is the sort of paranoia I have.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Art Show announcement


8 preliminary drawings for "The Twelve Caesars"

Julius Caesar
Augustus


Tiberius


Caligula




Claudius



Nero





Galba






Vitellius

I started working on these in January, I'm obviously missing 4 more, they happen to be the later Caesars that are definitely not as iconic as the first bunch. Maybe it was just the time of the year, but I felt really bent out of shape (which lasted 3 mos). Listening to Pink Floyd's "The Wall" and Joy Division on vinyl didn't help. "The Twelve Caesars" by Suetonius is a really great book on ancient Rome, full of a lot of dark crazy shit. It was, also, in these preliminary drawings that I started drawing the human figure more as I do now. They were actually drawn, except for Augustus, in the order of the book. I think Caesar and Caligula being the first ones. Augustus was actually the last. I wanted them to in some way embody what I perceived, at the time, as human nature and it's relation to power, and maybe I still do. As I'm posting this I'm getting excited about the whole thing again. I'll probably try to finish up the other four drawings by the end of summer. After that I was planning to pick the top 3 and make them better.




Saturday, May 16, 2009

"She Lord" prints now available

It's a series of 8 digital prints on archival paper 18"x22" (almost original size)
done by Silacone Gallery.

They're going for $95 plus shipping.
If you like to purchase one, you can get it at www.fourstrokestudio.com/prints

Thursday, May 14, 2009

new inks " Remus I & II "


In some ways, for me, the "Remus" pieces are trying to combine some of the drawings that I have done recently with my ink orthodoxy. I chose the name "Remus" for this series because Remus and Romulus in my mind represent Romulus being human and Remus being something else- a sort of alternative if you will. I'm kinda excited to see where this will go in the future. For now, these two are just baby steps.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

"Man from Byss" prints available

I got to pick up four prints of one of my inks from Flip Switch Studios, in Connecticut. First off, I was really excited about the fact that Tru Shar wanted to take time from his busy schedule to make these four hand-made prints. They are definitely one of a kind, done in the old school method. Tru is an amazing artist so I was really honored by that. Anyway, so here they are people, for the pleasure of your ownership.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

update



I just got off an 11hr shift at work. These are 2, of many, drawings I did at work. Talking about being brain-dead at the end of this experience- which is my job. Also, I updated and refreshed my website www.FourStrokeStudio.com and added an addition of a print store. I should have some more work coming up soon.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

some drawings


union


spell to preserve against attack by she who is in the water



god maker

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009