I love the organic feel of this piece. I combined some Art Deco features and used a very thin needle to get as much texture as possible. This piece makes me smile. it took 5 months to complete.
By using a variety of needles in his pen, and liquid acrylic to engrave onto a cotton board, the patterns and textures came to life. This type of art can take anywhere from a few months up to a full year to complete just one-piece, depending on the size.
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By using a variety of needles in his pen, and liquid acrylic to engrave onto a cotton board, the patterns and textures came to life.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Jim’s art career started in the 1970s on the subway cars of New York City as a young teenage graffiti artist. After a few years and a few arrests, Jim traded his spray cans and markers, for paintbrushes and canvas. He studied painting for several years and became a portrait artist. Jim painted for a few years but was always searching for a new way to create his kind of art. His love of martial arts, combined with his passion for tattoos led him on a road of self-discovery. By merging two art forms that date back centuries, Jim has created a very unique style of art. Japanese Engravings and tattoo art and design are the inspiration for Jim’s pen & ink pieces. By using a variety of needles in his pen, and… Continue reading on artist page