Monday
Jun242013

RIP Kevin McDade 1984-2013.

 This weekend I learned of the passing of my friend, Kevin McDade, who fronted the band, Behold! The Monolith.

I remember when he first wrote me about the album art for his band's last album. He had this MASSIVE story laid out, most of which he said would never actually make it into the songs, but he needed it to keep track of all of the events and to be able to tell the story he wanted to tell with his music. 
I remember reading that storyline and saying "Man, I am so goddamn lucky to work with people like this". So much creativity....so much passion. It's heartbreaking that I'll never get to work with or see him again.

RIP Kevin. 
You were the coolest fucking guy on the planet and I miss you.

 

 

Monday
Jun172013

Life update!

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!

 

Monday
Mar042013

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who came out to see my table at Emerald City Comicon!
If you ended up here after seeing my work at the show and would like to buy a print, please give me a little bit of time to restock my prints.

At the moment, I am sold out of Unblessing the Purity, The Fathomless Mastery, and Defender, Redeemist.

Thanks!

Tuesday
Feb192013

Emerald City Comicon 2013 - 3/01 thru 3/03


I will be at table S-13 for Emerald City Comicon this year!
The show has increased in size by quite a bit, so I made a handy map to find me. If you have been to the convention in the past, it should be fairly familiar as it is where Artist's Alley has been for some time.

I'll have a few new prints as well as an exclusive art card that comes with a free sketch. I did the art card in 2011 and it sold out pretty much the first day, so if you want one please come early!

Hope to see you there!

 

Monday
Jan282013

Six Feet Under - Unborn

Here's my latest work for Six Feet Under for their new album, "Unborn". 

This cover presented a little bit of a challenge to me because it was very important to the band to keep a thematic similarity to "Undead". The reason for this is that some of the songs off of this new album were written at the same time as Undead (which is why this album is dropping so much faster than your average album cycle). You'd be surprised how difficult it can be to make something "similar but different" and not look TOO similar.

After getting some lyrics (and keeping in mind the lyrics from Undead), I tried to convey the idea that a mind is being ripped in two, but in the ashes of that a new personality is born - or unborn. 

I hope you enjoy the new work! I am confident it represents the music well and I am sure fans will enjoy it.