I added quite a few pieces of artwork to the Sketches section. Mostly it's just a few things that I have drawn while on the bus or while waiting for takeout, so nothing too elaborate. Either way, I hope you enjoy them!
These are two t-shirts that I designed for Six Feet Under's European tour. They obviously wanted the skull theme present, but other than that it was up to me to come up with something cool. Hopefully, I succeeded! This will probably be the last bit of art I'll be able to show for a few months, but as I mentioned in a previous post, I have a lot of sketches lying around that I am going to upload shortly to help bridge the gap. Until then....
Just because I haven't updated the site in over a month doesn't mean I'm not hard at work! I actually have a lot of stuff ready to show off, but as with all things I have to wait until they are publicly shown by the people that bought them. That said, I can at least talk about them a little bit...
Something I just recently finished is a couple of T-shirts for Six Feet Under for their upcoming European tour. If you are familiar with the themes that are usually present in Six Feet Under's merchandise and albums, you can already get a feel for what they will entail. Also, they've asked me to continue doing their album art to their next studio album which is pretty exciting for me. I've talked about it a little bit in the past, but when I was a teenager deep in the heart of wheat country, USA, there wasn't many avenues to be exposed to death metal. The radio at the time pretty much played 90's alternative and the heaviest thing I listened to was Megadeth or Ministry. At the time the entire idea of the death metal growl was completely alien to me. So when I saw bands like Cannibal Corpse and Morbid Angel on a Beavis and Butthead tape (don't laugh, I'm not that old) that I borrowed from a friend, it immediately resonated with me. Those bands were the only death metal I knew about, and I considered Chris Barnes (ex Cannibal Corpse, now Six Feet Under vocalist) the voice of death metal.
So it really is an honor for me to be working with him again on multiple projects. And he's also one of the nicest people I've worked with, too, so that's always a good thing.
Other than that, I have a couple of other bands that have contacted me about doing album covers for them, but I am unsure about when they will need the art and I haven't started them yet. So, unfortunately, it is a little too early to announce anything there.
Finally, I have been acting like a proper artist a little bit more lately and bringing my sketchbook with me everywhere I go, so I will have a huge dump of sketches to show very soon once I get around to scanning them all.
That's it for now!
Emerald City Comicon '10 is over and I couldn't be happier about the response that I got, so from the bottom of my heart, thank you!. I was honored to meet every one of you. The day after the convention is always a little sad, because now I have to wait a full year for the next one, but the good news is that I will also be setting up a table at Crypticon, Seattle's annual horror convention! So be sure to mark your calenders June 18th-20th and come out and see me if you didn't get a chance to get a print that you had your eye on. But if you don't want to wait that long, feel free to shoot me an email and I'd be happy to ship you any prints for the same price + shipping.
If you are new to the site, welcome and thank you for visiting! I should have something new to show you very soon!