Wow, it has been a long time since I have been able to show some new artwork. For the first time in my life, I can say that the excuse that I have isn't because I was too busy playing video games! On November 7th, 2013 my wife gave birth to our son and so for the last 14 months, I have been pretty busy between helping her while she was pregnant and now dealing with our newborn. As you can imagine, it's been a wild ride and I have not had the time or mindspace to really worry about updating a website.
Happily, I'm one of those artists that absolutely *needs* to create art in some fashion, so even though I was a little slower than normal, I did get a few projects done. This piece above is for Hoth, for their upcoming album, Oathbreaker. You can find more out about them on their FACEBOOK or their TWITTER. They also have a BANDCAMP that I'd highly recommend checking out. I had a blast working on this, so I hope you all enjoy it!
As for future things...keep an eye out for an update soon with some more Six Feet Under merch!
This weekend I learned of the passing of my friend, Kevin McDade, who fronted the band, Behold! The Monolith.
You were the coolest fucking guy on the planet and I miss you.
It's been a busy year for me, though you probably wouldn't know it from this site.
For starters, I am proud to announce that my wife and I are expecting a little boy in November!
As you can imagine, this has affected the amount of clients that I have been working with. I have appreciated all of the inquiries that I have gotten lately, but I've had to make a decision to back off on a lot of these requests to properly make time for my wife and upcoming child. I have had to be very selective with what projects that I take on so that I don't overtax the time that I do have available.
All of that said, it doesn't mean that I haven't been doing art! In fact, I've been very busy with a lot of personal projects. For starters, I have been working on a lot of speedpainting. I've even created a new section to show these off. In one case, I even made a timelapse to show my process for one of these. You can watch it over on Youtube on my new channel. It's pretty barren at the moment, but I hope to do a lot more of these in the future.
On the cartoonier side, I've been updating my blog, "All-Consuming Hatred" a little bit more and have even been doing some work-for-hire in that style as well with a grind band out of Tacoma called "LB.!". Be sure to check them out! I'll be working with these guys a lot more in the future.
In a non-artistic way, I've even been writing a little bit. Over at Metal Band Art you can see an editorial that I wrote about how digital art is percieved in the heavy metal industry. I'll be writing more editorials and opinion pieces for MBA as time allows.
Finally, I do have a REALLY cool looking T-shirt coming up for Six Feet Under's summer North American tour with Decrepit Birth and Cannabis Corpse. I'll be updating that to the site soon!
I know the updates on this site have been a little sluggish, but it's mostly just because I update one thing (in this case, my facebook fan page) and just get lazy and forget to update my actual site. If you'd like to keep up with my work a little more regularly, please follow me here!
Thanks again for the continued support!