Noisecreep Interview

Here's an interview I did for AOL's metal blog, Noisecreep. In it, I basically just talk a little bit about my work for Bloodbath and Behold! The Monolith. I wish I could update on some of the cool projects coming down the pike, but some ink needs to dry first. At least one of the projects is one of those "dream come true" projects for me, so keep your eyes peeled for updates about that.

Also, be sure to surf around over there after you are done reading the interview!


Pazuzu has risen...

"Pazuzu, Lord of Fevers and Plagues, Dark Angel of the Four Winds with rotting genitals from which he howls through sharpened teeth over stricken cities…."

- William S. Burroughs, Cities of the Red Night


At last, Humwawa's brother is finished.
With Humwawa, I just sort of went wild and did my own thing, but since there are already a lot of ancient relics of Pazuzu in existance, I decided to base my painting strongly on how those look.

I felt it was important to keep the hand positioning the same, as it is a constant theme with all Pazuzu relics and means life and death...creation and destruction.

Hope you enjoy!


Pazuzu begins...

Last night I started work on my next full painting: The Lord of Fevers and Plagues, Pazuzu. Other than my comic coloring project that I am working on, I am currently not doing any freelance work at the moment, so I am siezing the opportunity to start on this painting that has been calling me ever since I finished Humwawa

It's my goal to make the most nightmarish, disturbing painting I have ever done and of course also remain true to the mythology that surrounds the demon. So far I have the design mostly worked out (which is actually significantly different than the one I posted earlier this year) and am working on composition now. Unlike Humwawa, I will not be posting a work in progress (other than maybe a few teasers here and there) of this piece so the final work can speak for itself.

I couldn't be more excited to be an artist right now. I have so many ideas and I feel more creative than I have ever felt in my life. 

Pazuzu is rising...


Minnesota Metalfest 2009 "Resurrection" painting.

Earlier this year, Swordlord Productions contacted me about doing a piece for use on a website, posters and t-shirts for their upcoming Minnesota Metalfest. It looks like the website has been updated with the painting I did for them, so I can now post this.

This was a very exciting piece for me to work on, because obviously I am a metalhead through and through, and over the years I have seen a lot of artwork for various festivals that has been subpar. I really jumped at the chance to make something that I felt was cool and something that I would wear if I was at the festival. The concept for the painting is based on Swordlord's desire to communicate the "resurrection" of the festival as it has been dormant for years. If you live in or around Minnesota, be sure to mark your calendars for September 7th and get your tickets early! 


Pretty Smile.

Recently, I got turned on to a program called ArtRage. It's basically an oil paint simulator similar to Corel Painter, but it's significantly cheaper and of course the features are stripped way down. That isn't a bad thing, though, as the interface is quite intuitive. There are a couple more features that it could have, but overall it's easy to pick up as long as you have a basic understanding of how oil paints work.

A couple of hours playing around with the program made this little guy. I was basically just going at it freestyle, so nothing perfect here. But I thought it was pretty cool looking and it's neat to see results so quickly with this program. If you have any interest in digital art (particularly digital art that tries to mimic real paint), then I highly recommend this program. What does "significantly cheaper" mean. $25.00 for the full version! How can you possibly complain about that price? Go buy it!