Top Ten Kaiju of the Godzilla Franchise

By Nicholas Barham Godzilla is one of my favourite foreign film franchises. The films are essentially giant monster mash-ups with lots of action, interesting characters, and amazing destruction set-pieces. Each film pits at least two giant monsters (known as “kaiju” in Japan) against each other; with the fate of cities, and sometimes the world, hangingContinue reading “Top Ten Kaiju of the Godzilla Franchise”

Making Friends with Art Block

Written by Jasmine Maddren I get into an art slump every few months. It’s a frustrating trend which I know doesn’t just happen to me, but it still feels very isolating, especially when I see the amazing art being posted daily by all of my favourite artists. I love their work because they just breatheContinue reading “Making Friends with Art Block”

Slasher Films: The History of a Genre

By Nicholas Barham Spoiler alert: I discuss the plots of some old films I have a confession to make, in my teens I developed a fixation with slasher films. Slasher films were my introduction to the horror genre, an edge-of-your-seat thrill-ride experience as you watch the killer stalking the hapless victims who inevitably die inContinue reading “Slasher Films: The History of a Genre”

5 Tips to Find Your Colour Style

By Jasmine Maddren I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for. Georgia O’Keeffe Colour style, what’s that? Colour style is a necessary component of art which helps to identify you as an artist in a world filled with individuality.Continue reading “5 Tips to Find Your Colour Style”

Four Common Villain Types

By Nicholas Barham Thus I clothe my naked villainy with old odd ends, stolen forth of holy writ, and seem a saint when most I play the devil. William Shakespeare, Richard III Everyone loves a good villain, without them most stories would not work. There needs to be someone or something for the hero toContinue reading “Four Common Villain Types”

Your artistic identity, and where to find it

By Jasmine Maddren What is art style? Art style is one of those things people obsess about. The information out there is often confusing and contradictory when it comes to developing your own style. In the past, as I’ve struggled with art-block and feeling frustrated while trying to find my artistic identity I’ve had peopleContinue reading “Your artistic identity, and where to find it”

Fiction Excerpt: Vita Nova

Hi, Nick here. You may have remembered that in our first post I alluded to the idea of sharing some of my fiction work, well we have chosen to do just that for this week’s blog. Below is an excerpt of my current novel, Vita Nova (working title, latin for “new life”). I hope youContinue reading “Fiction Excerpt: Vita Nova”

The Inaugural Post of Four Eyes Writing

Our names are Nick and Jasmine and we are the two co-founders of Four Eyes Writing. But if you have made it this far into the website then you know this already. This post will serve as an introduction to who we are, what has led us here, and why we have started this blog.Continue reading “The Inaugural Post of Four Eyes Writing”