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so, a couple of updates…
first the patreon, the first round of content is done and can be viewed here (behance page). i’ve got another web-version of the content coming up. i’ll host it on my website, too. the second round is underway and the photo above is the 95% complete drawing for the content based on toledo, spain (much to do with alchemy). here’s a photo from that trip.
second, when i need to take a visual break from the patreon content, i like to make sheets of skulls. it’s a great way to practice with new colors, textures, techniques, lighting, etc. generally, what i learn with these sheets makes its way back into the patreon and professional work. so, here’s a little sample from a sheet i’m working on, now!
first round of patreon stuff… done. $1.oo patrons get early access to the project as the work happens, $5.oo patrons get that + full-size files of the final imagery (patreon here). full project with process work and photos up on behance (here).
below there’s the final image, a work in progress, photo from the prado trips, and a link to the video talking about the story behind the image.
amidst those big changes i mentioned - which include selling everything and moving to madrid, spain - i was able to sneak in an attempt at another patreon where i would be creating sheets of skulls each month. then i moved to spain. i stopped that monthly skull iteration of the patreon and am currently building a different (and, i think better) patreon.
if you’re interested in the new patreon, here’s the link. it’s pretty bare as i’m still putting stuff together. i’m aiming to deliver the first month’s content by the end of october. i’ll keep updating here as it comes along, too.
just wanted to post a couple of images i created for a couple of cool metal bands a few months ago.
great guys to work with. their music is pretty rad, too. see links to their work below each pic.
also coming up, more news about that big move…
tukroun•konman is one of the only personal pieces i got to create during 2017. it was a busy year as i was working full-time in a studio gig. even though i didn’t do much personal creation in 2017, this piece did get accepted into spectrum 25 - which will be published later this year!
the original artwork is also up in my store - here. and, if you’re into that sort of thing, here’s a few links to some process work for the drawing and painting portions - behance / twitter / artstation / instagram
in late 2017, pete mohrbacher commissioned me for an alternate take on his zaqiel angel from his angelarium project. it was a bit humbling to be asked to participate in pete’s project because of its wide reach, his excellent artwork, and his thorough execution of the entire angelarium endeavor. his approach to such a vision also lays down a foundation for other’s to see how to architect there own personal, independent artistic lives. to top it off, it’s inspiring to see how he brings in other artists to share in his successful passion project.
zaqiel is one of the largest digital pieces i’ve created and i’m happy with how it turned out. pete’s source material provided a rich starting point and putting a nuanced spin on his original idea was a fun challenge.
you can check out pete’s original image and pick up a print of my version via the angelarium website (here). my original drawing which i scanned and then digitally painted is available via my store (here).
j.kobb has been aching for release for a while, now. the black and white tonal study is complete… has been for a while, actually… for over a year. the color is almost done, too. don't worry, though. it won't take another year. he's coming soon.
Losing weight and losing sleep… but, Melankolia is done.
“Melancholia was described as a distinct disease with particular mental and physical symptoms in the 5th and 4th centuries BC. Hippocrates, in his Aphorisms, characterized all “fears and despondencies, if they last a long time” as being symptomatic of melancholia. When a patient could not be cured of the disease it was thought that the melancholia was a result of demonic possession.” – Wikipedia
fuck yeah, \m/
2015 was loaded with freelance commercial work. I had no time to really dig into my personal stuff. 2016 started off on the right foot... stump.
I finally got this one done. It’s called Vox and was originally created as part of my friend Paul Richards’ Substrata project. The image has been sitting around for about two years in various forms of b&w/color stages and I finally hit a tone, mood, and scheme I was happy with. If you want to see more progress shots and WIPs of the image, check out the Behance page I made for this sucker - here.
I normally have a lot of projects going on at once. And, I usually post updates to those projects all over the place. While this blog will serve to host the major updates to what I'm doing, you can find more work-in-progress shots on my Behance and Instagram pages. On top of those accounts, I've got several other web-presences listed at the bottom of my site.
Here's a current WIP (clickthrough to Behance):