History Stars Bizarre (Modernizing the Masters) Virtue of Athena
History Stars Bizarre is a unique collection of art works hand drawn, and hand painted by artist Chris Hawks. It is an extension of the Modernizing the Masters collection.
Old military portraits are modernized with a parody reimagining of famous icons from pop culture. Recreated from scratch, with a method called "The Prestige Technique". An evolution of old ideas are transformed into new relevant masterpieces for our modern times. Unique in style, like never before seen with mind blowing photorealistic traditional drawing and painting skills. A classy piece of decor for the atelier, home, or office.
"The Prestige Technique""The Old Way" by artist Chris Hawks:
(1)-Step One: Canvas is cut to size, and soaked in a pool of water for 25-30 minutes. A masonite wood panel is cut to size while the canvas is soaking.
(2)-Step Two: The canvas is mounted onto the masonite wood panel with acrylic glue, & squeegee. The canvas is dry after a few hours.
(3)-Step Three: The original drawing is hand drawn with graphite pencil onto the canvas panel, with trained hand eye coordination.
(4)-Step Four: Begin painting. Layers of tinted pigment are applied first, then layers of opaque pigment.
(5)-Step Five: After the painting is dry, Photograph the finished painting for producing prints, and archives.
(6)-Step Six: After all of the photography is archived, then the original painting artifact is set in a frame for a singularly completed work of Real Fantastic Art.