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I guess I spoke too soon on my last update. I won't be able to get to Lamashtu just yet, as I have been asked by the band Whitechapel to do their next album cover and layout. This will be a pretty major project for me as it is not just one cover, but multiple interior pieces as well so I have to make it my priority. Their concept is very grisly and epic, so I can't wait to start on it!
In other news, I can't show it quite yet but I recently finished up the cover to Six Feet Under's next album and am really looking forward to showing that one as soon as they officially announce it. I've always had a tremendous amount of respect for Chris Barnes and the other guys at Six Feet Under, so I am honored to have worked with them.
Next update will have some art in it, I promise!
The next painting I will be working on will be another Babylonian demon, this time a female...the demoness Lamashtu, great rival of Pazuzu. Lamashtu is described as being a mixture of lioness and donkey features, riding or kneeling upon a donkey, suckling a pig and a dog on each breast respectively, and holding twin-headed snakes in each hand. She is known as the demon of miscarriage and would steal babies from their mother's wombs in the night and then eat them.
Personally, I find that one of the biggest goldmines of visual imagery ever and I can't wait to start working on it.
In other news, I do have a major album cover announcement coming soon for a rather notorious death metal band. I'm really excited to announce it, but naturally I have to wait until the band does so first.
Keep checking back for the full details on both!