Tuesday
Jan252011

Reign in Art - Top 5 album covers of all time.

Recently, REIGN IN ART (a site dedicated to celebrating heavy metal album cover artwork) asked me to list my top 5 album covers of all time. It was an incredibly difficult list to decide upon, because I have so many favorites. Also, there's a lot of "best album covers of all time" lists out there and they always list the same album covers for the most part. So I really stuck to my guns here and didn't consider what other peoples' opinions are and went with my gut instinct alone. Check out the link for the list!

While you are there, check out the rest of the site! REIGN IN ART is quickly becoming one of my favorite sites to visit and it should be yours, too! After all, heavy metal is primarily about the music, but the packaging is the first thing you see!

Tuesday
Jan112011

"Remnants Aflame" print now available

"Remnants Aflame" fine art print now available. This artwork was featured in the interior booklet for Oceano's "Contagion" album. The prints are individually signed, titled, and numbered of 100. Please visit the online store here for more information.

Friday
Jan072011

Emerald City Comicon, March 4-6, 2011.

Once again, it is almost time for my favorite time of year...Emerald City Comicon! If you went the last couple of years, you know that it gets bigger and bigger every year and this year, they have expanded it to a 3 day show so it will be huge. I will be setting up my normal table to sell prints of my work, of course. I have a lot of new prints and a new set up that I think will look really nice so if you live in the Seattle area, please come down! As I always say, selling the prints is secondary. I just like to meet people, talk about heavy metal, art, and horror movies with people. If you grab a print, I'll be eternally grateful, but the company will be treasured just as much.

In other news, a couple more things that I worked on last year are popping up online. They are shirts to support the Six Feet Under "Wake the Night: Live in Germany" dvd that I posted about a week ago. You can pre-order them here and let me know what you think! 

See you in a couple months at ECCC '11!

Friday
Dec312010

Happy New Year!

It's New Years Eve and I just finished a month-long self-imposed vacation from freelance art. 2010 was an incredibly busy year for me. I did 3 paintings for Oceano, a shirt for Cattle Decapitation, about 7 pieces of various merchandise for Six Feet Under, and many more. I figured after essentially working 2 jobs all year long I deserved a little break for the holidays to keep myself fresh for 2011. 

While a lot of the Six Feet Under is still under NDA, they have announced their new DVD entitled, "Wake the Night: Live in Germany", which I did the cover design for. I had a lot of fun with this one, because I usually just go for a straight up illustration approach, and this one was a little more "designy". I know that SFU is pretty excited about this dvd, so please check it out when it's released in April! It's sure to be brutal!

As for what I'll be working on, I do have a couple of announcements. Behold the Monolith is coming out with a new album and they have asked me to do their next cover. If you've been to my site you have probably already seen my previous album cover for them, so you can be sure it will be pretty nutty. That's still a little ways off, though. The next immediate thing I'll be working on is an album cover for Italian band, Dawn Under Eclipse. They have and awesome concept for their cover and I am really excited to start on it in a week or so. There's already a lot of other things lined up for the year, too, but a little early to announce them. 

So with that, I hope everyone has a very metal new year and stay safe!

 

Thursday
Dec092010

Labyrinthe Cover

Here's a cover I did for the deathcore band, Labyrinthe. It's for their new album, "Puzzle of Flesh". As you can see, the cover design is fairly literal in that sense. We wanted to keep it fairly simple for budget reasons, but I still wanted there to be a strong focal point, so I removed and offset the center piece so you could see the fleshy bits beneath. I hope you enjoy the artwork and if you are a fan of deathcore, check out their samples!