After a little bit of a drought in stuff I can show, here's my latest for the band, MICAWBER.
The album title is "Viral" and the description of the album that lead singer, Jeff Plewa, gave me to work with was "...[the album is about] the media and how it can reel people in and brainwash the frail minded into having little to no outlook or opinions on life of their own", and "how some / most people will believe anything that they hear, therefore becoming one of the “Virally infected”.
So what we decided to do was show someone becoming one of the infected, dead-faced and thoughtless, in a more literal and physical manner to really drive the idea home.
This was a really fun project to work on. I had a lot of fun trying to come up with a way make someone seem sort of drone-like without moving into zombie territory. You can find samples of their new album on their facebook page. Please check them out and leave them a comment or 5.
In other news, I have finished the artwork for the new Six Feet Under album. That will probably still be a few months before I can show that one, but it is done and it is approved. As you would expect, I can not really say anything about it until the label is ready to show it, but I think it's safe to say that from my own personal opinion, it's the best thing I have done to date (well, it was the hardest painting I have ever done at least. I'll let you guys decide if it's the "best"). We worked really hard on it so that it was the type of brutal death metal album cover you'd expect for a death metal legend like Chris Barnes, but also modern. I'm really excited about it, obviously, so I will just shut up about it now before I get too impatient to show it.
As for future projects, I am currently wide open with no projects ahead of me. I'm also not taking any new freelance contracts for the month of December while I spend time with my family. After the new year, I will start deciding what to do next. But I am expecting to focus on a little more personal art next year and less freelance. So if you write me asking for rates, expect me to be a little more picky. It's not personal, I just need to balance my time a little better next year. Call it a resolution if you will.
At the end of the day, though, I am always for hire for the right client! Send me your concepts and we can talk!
I hope everyone has an awesome holiday. Be good boys and girls or Krampus will come get you!