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Welcome, my name is Mik Strevens, My Twitter followers already know me as Mikstyx. I have been a frustrated creative all my life. I had to stop work in 2012 and this has meant that my artwork has become my escape and to a very minor degree a new career. I am constantly pushing myself to become better at my craft with the hope that I can become a full time artist.
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  • Valkyrie by Mikstyx

    Thanks Pamela, the female model was a stock photograph, the wings were a photograph and the spoon which forms here mask was a photograph. The entire image was adjusted using Topaz studio to give it a painterly effect. I added the frame because I wanted to make it appear different, somehow futuristic. And yes you are right, we each have our own interpretation of mythical beings, that's why I like making them.

    • 16 Jun 2018 4:00PM
  • Kebechet, daughter of Anubis by Mikstyx

    Thank you Moira for your critique, I've looked at the mods that you did and I tend to agree. Regards Mik.
    • 19 Dec 2016 5:46PM
  • Destiny Falling by Mikstyx

    Hi Paul, thanks for your comments. The image is made up of many layers and blend modes within Photoshop using a black and white stock image. So yes "just" the processing is mine. The style and processes involved in making these type of images lends their name to "Fine Art Grunge". If you look closer you can see that the image is processed in a painterly fashion and the mere fact that it is artwork rather than just a photograph (although certain photography is art) tends to make it so. The Grunge is all the added layers of darkness, colours and noise. Hence Fine Art Grunge. I absolutely agree that it probably wouldn't be an image to hang on the wall but has a strong commercial aspect to it. It was intended to be that kind of work because that is where my artwork is mainly going at the moment. Please feel free to check out more at kind regards Mik
    • 18 Dec 2016 12:17PM
  • Hear no by Mikstyx

    Thank you for your great comments, especially on my birthday. Regards Mik
    • 5 Mar 2016 10:51PM
  • Vintage Journey by Mikstyx

    Thanks for the kind comments
    • 10 Sep 2015 4:49PM
  • Dragoness by Mikstyx

    Thanks for the great comments Smile
    • 10 Sep 2015 11:43AM
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