“Spirit”, By Jyri Straechav, 2014. 

Something a little less horror and a bit more “dark fantasy” or something. It was just an idea that I had, and here it is. I rather like how the surface turned out. I might (in other words: I will) use this technique again to work on my future pieces. Have to wonder what to do next, though… hmm…

“Hollow Wisdom”, By Jyri Straechav, 2014.

It’s done! I tried to move away from the square format a little bit, because I’ve been really stuck on that for ages now. Other than that, it was inspired by a picture I saw here on Tumblr of an art piece that had a woman with five eyes or so.

I looked at it and went “Hmmm”, and give me 16 working hours and here’s the result of that “Hmmm”. 

“Misery”, By Jyri Straechav, 2014.

So, I am more or less done with my brief “vacation”. But I am incredibly busy. I finished this piece on Saturday and I haven’t even looked at the possibility of starting a new piece of art - unlike usually. 

Like I said, I am incredibly busy. But I’ll do my best to push out some new art. I do have one VERY weird and unsettling piece that I started before this one, and I might start working on that one. I should freak some people out…


Artist: Jyri Straechav

“Jyri Srtaechav is an illustrator from Finland with more than 15 years experience in this field. He uses horror and dark fantasy theme for his artworks to deliver a psychological message to the viewers. He creates illustrations by via a traditional art combine with digital media. He also specializes in portraits and single characters with minimal background.”

“Hands”, By Jyri Straechav, 2014. 

Yes, I know very unimaginative title but sue me. It’s late here. Also, I am thinking of doing a series of images about hands - so I am saving the better titles for those. If I get around to it.

These are the most detailed hands I’ve ever done. A lot of painting of small details and subtle color variations that are mostly invisible but do play a significant role in the overall effect.

Look at those details! Look at them, goddamnit. I spent hours on them… so pretty please? 

That said, yeah, more art coming. I can’t promise more this year, because it’s getting close to holiday season and I don’t know about my timeline. But I’ll do my best. 

Finally, yes, Dir En Grey’s new Arche album is awesome. Yeah. also, listen to The Atlas Moth, Old Man Gloom and Isis and you’ll hear 90% of my last month’s music.

“Embrace”, By Jyri Straechav, 2014.

This was a huge experiment. I can’t say I am fully satisfied with the piece, and I am slightly disappointment that all the experimentation and stuff I did isn’t truly visible in the end result.

However, I am pretty sure that all the experimentation will yield results in the future pieces. Also, if I ever wanted to handmake a frame to my artworks, it’s definitely be something like in this piece.

Finally, this is the first piece I’ve ever made that is circular,or has a frame of any kind. Just a thought.

“The Messenger: Portrait”, 3DCoat, Sculptris, Cinema4D

Just in time! I almost didn’t make it. I promised an update for today and I really had to hurry to give you anything. I had the option of just posting “sorry, can’t make it” but I decided to instead render you a view of my model that I am working on.

This guy is going to be the focus of my new piece, right now this is just a direct render from C4D with no modifications on it, and the model isn’t even done.

Furthermore, for size/perspective you can think of my previous piece “The Seer” and figure out from there how big of a part of the final piece his face will play. Which is to say, it is a very minor element.

Well, hope you like of my unusual content and enjoy the render as it stands, even without knowing what’s going to come. The final piece will be ready on Saturday as usual. I might (might!) update with another render before that, but I’m not promising. It does take time to set up lights and such. Instead I might need to spend that time on the final piece.

“Memories”, By Jyri Straechav, 2014.

Yeah, so those strokes I had? They damaged my short term memory and this is how studying (especially memorizing things) feels like when you have that particular handicap. Truly lovely, that’s all I am saying.

And no, despite the rumors to contrary, I am not dead. Just very, very, very busy. So Art comes as a bit of an afterthought. This one was pretty quick, I did it today in about four or five hours. 

“Bone Giant”, By Jyri Straechav, 2014. A detail shot of this is HERE. Check it out.

Here you go! Bones, bones, bones, and bones. With some skulls, ribs, spines and such. 

Now for the really observant ones: Yes, the scale is fucked up. The figure has something like 450 human beings in it. But that’s just a guess, let’s say it has around 500 humans’ worth of bones in it. BUT, there’s no way it should be that big on that number of people in it, should it?

Wellllll, y'see, what’s the point of making the scale of the bones realistic if it just looks like a guy made out of dust, huh? So I decided that for the sake of clarity he needed to be clearly made out of bones - so the scale is a bit off, if you’re looking for realism.

But, seriously, he’s made out of floating bones. I clearly don’t give a fuck about realism, and neither should you.

“Triplets: A Preview”, By Jyri Straechav, 2014. 

This is a quick and alternative view of the model I am working on. It’s not a refined piece. There’s zero fixing of details and minor stuff. Basically it lacks all the final polish on the piece. Other than that, it’s more or less ready. The model is fine and the textures are mostly done, and so forth.

Tomorrow I’ll finish the final piece and I’ll post it on Wednesday. Meanwhile, I’ll start working on something else. I don’t know yet… I do have some ideas, though. Too many to list, really.

In case you care, the final angle will be basically from opposite of this angle.