As you know, if you have read the actual previous posts instead of just gazing at all the amazing skull imagery we love sharing, we run an art and illustration blog called Mr Four Fingers and we recently held our first exhibition at the Haggerston Espresso Room. The exhibition was a huge success and we also collaborated with a couple of up-and-coming designers and one of the collabs resulted in these cool skull bags..
These skull bags were the end result of our collaboration with the talented Elizabeth Dunn. Elizabeth creates bespoke handmade shoes and hand bags and wanted to try adding some extra skull-flavour to her amazing designs. We happily obliged and painted 2 different skulls onto separate pieces of leather which were then sewn on to the hand made bags.
Endless has created another interesting skull print and I’m happy to be able to share it with our society of skull lovers! I’ve also been noticing some of his street art in East London round the Brick Lane, Old Street and Shoreditch areas and would love to see some skulls making a few appearances. Maybe a collaboration with Mr Four Fingers is the trick there? What you say Dave?
So I’m not sure if you have noticed but we’ve been a bit slack with bringing you a skull post every day! Apologies for this but we, Mr Four Fingers, have been extremely busy planning our first solo exhibition, WHAT LIES BENEATH, taking place on the 5th April 2013 at the Haggerston Espresso Room.
We’ll be exhibiting our latest original artwork, sculpture, limited edition prints and t-shirt designs and as always our work includes a variety of skull action! Plus we are also collaborating with In Her Glory and Elizabeth Dunn too so you best be coming to our opening night. There will be a DJ, free booze and gift bags for the first 10 people to spend over £30.
Quite awhile ago I started drawing skull portraits of my friends just to try get better at it and hone drawing skills and what not. I’m not one of those crazy mad talented portrait artists but I do enjoy drawing these occasionally but create them the Mr Four Fingers way by ‘cutting ‘ the face open. I guess retro fitting the idea you could say that the cutting is the opening up of people to reveal personalities. But that could also be a load of bollocks.
This is a Giclee print on Matt Litho realistic paper. This paper delivers exceptional print results with the feel and longevity of a heavy matte offset paper. It’s ultra smooth like compressed chalk, holds colours amazingly, the blacks are rich, the colours pop and the detail is exceptional.
These are 2 of our latest skull works of art – Eve and Sweet Vice. The artwork is inspired by what lies beneath and we are planning on doing a third one to complete the set. Both these pieces featured in our first 2 art exhibitions – the first, Sweet Vice, was displayed at the Abbey Tavern in Kentish Town for We Art Camden and the second, Eve, is currently on display at the Curious Duke Gallery in London for the current Art In-Flux exhibition.
Chaos Rules Skull Screen Prints and T by us, Mr Four Fingers, and although we are slightly biased, seeing as though we created them, we can safely say that these skull prints are pretty cool. We created these on an induction day at Print Club London and are extremely happy with how the prints they have come out. They have also been one of our most popular prints in our online shop and come in black and orange. We’ve also started printing them on T’s, for us and a few of our friends.
I think next step is to print these on either A2 or A3 and to use this design on our up-and-coming range of T’s.
We got the T printed by Digisin, who have their own range of T’s plus they do custom prints for other artists. It looks great and we recommend them if you want to get some of your own custom T’s printed.
This Bear Skull has been created by the guys over at MR FOUR FINGERS. The skull illustration is part of their popular FaceSkull Series where they use a similar style to create stylised portraits of people and also animals.
This skull is really cool and I love the colours under the bear’s jaw. The detail in the illustration is also epic and the Skull Appreciation Society gives this a massive skull-stamp of approval.
The first ever Skull love on our amazing skull appreciation blog is this intricately illustrated screen print from Mr Four Fingers. The actual screen print comes in 2 colours, black and orange, and is only £14.95! What skull bargain.
It looks Mr Four Fingers likes skulls as much as we do. They are always blogging, illustrating and going on about them. But hey, what’s not to love?? SKULLS ROCK.