Description this simple graphic design art print is a tribute to the spartan hoplite.A hoplite was a citizen-soldier of the Ancient Greek City-states. They were primarily armed as spear-men and fought in a phalanx formation. The word hoplite (Greek: ὁπλίτης hoplitēs; pl. ὁπλίται hoplitai) derives from hoplon (ὅπλον, plural hopla ὅπλα), the type of the shield used by the troopers, although as a word 'hoplon' could also denote weapons held or even full armament.
Earl Ferguson, beckley Member Since March 2008 Artist Statement hi, my name is earl ferguson, and i live in beckley, west virginia. i've been a professional graphic artist since i graduated from the art institute of pittsburgh in 1985. i worked for revolutionary comics (publisher of rock-n-roll comics) as a cover artist for years. i've done etchings on monuments, mostly specializing in full color portraits. i'm the official artist for the coal classic for which i do portraits for all the guest speakers which has included ( larry bird, dr. j, john elway, terry bradshaw, among many others)
i work full time as a graphic artist for a large screenprinting company while free lancing for other companies and publishers, such as doing clipart for digital solutions in tempe, az.
alot of my recent work reflects my love for ancient history, mostly rome and greece. most of my clipart is done in my comicbook style. i enjoy almost anything creative which has lead me to try many challenges such as designing basketball courts, statues, balloons, logos, portraits, billboards and banners, alittle of everything really.
i hope everyone will enjoy my prints and thank you for stopping by my gallery.