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Brett Gray
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Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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My Bio
Don’t ask me what it is they see. You know, in ordinary art, there's all the difference in the world between the vital, breathing things drawn from Nature or models and the artificial truck that commercial small fry reel off in a bare studio by rule. Well, I should say that the really weird artist has a kind of vision which makes models, or summons up what amounts to actual scenes from the spectral world he lives in...

...only a real artist knows the actual anatomy of the terrible or the physiology of fear—the exact sort of lines and proportions that connect up with the latent instincts of hereditary memories of fright, and the proper colour contrasts and lighting effects to stir the dormant sense of strangeness.


—H.P. LOVECRAFT, PICKMAN’S MODEL, 1926



Hello, my name is Brett Gray, and this is a really great place to see some of my work. Every artist has a favorite medium. Charcoal is mine, and I work almost exclusively in it. I have worked in oils, acrylics, pen and ink and even clay. As you’ve no doubt heard before, there’s something primal about charcoal; it is the one medium that has truly allowed me to articulate that strange, elusive language of dreams (or, for that matter, nightmares).

I have always had an affinity for monsters, horror movies, and mythology; shades of these and other various sources have informed much of what I create.

Thank you so much for visiting my page, and I hope you enjoy my work! Much more is on the way!

I am currently open to accepting commissions.

Favourite Visual Artist
H.R. Giger, Bernie Wrightson, Gene Colon, Frank Frazetta, Basil Gogos, Michael Whelan, Goya
Favourite Movies
The Brothers Grimm, An American Werewolf in London, Horror of Dracula, Van Helsing
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Ozzy, Black Sabbath, Dio, Blind Guardian, Opeth, Tea Party
Favourite Writers
Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Michael Moorcock, Clive Barker, Stephen King
Favourite Games
Currently obsessed with Sacred 2: Fallen Angel;Devil May Cry, Silent Hill, Legacy of Kain series
Favourite Gaming Platform
PS3
Tools of the Trade
charcoal, erasers, paper, my fingers for smudging
Haven't been here in awhile! Here's something you may not have seen. Thanks for looking.  https://www.deviantart.com/brettgray/art/Cthulhu-805073545
https://www.deviantart.com/brettgray/art/Sadako-706802459
https://www.deviantart.com/brettgray/art/The-Bride-707097445

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JoeyLiverwurstHobbyist Writer
Hope you're managing to have a happy birthday today.
JoeyLiverwurstHobbyist Writer
Doubt you're around, but happy birthday, wherever you are.
RigiroonyHobbyist Digital Artist
Yo brooo you were at Scare-Fest
Have you ever done a book cover or anything like that?
JoeyLiverwurstHobbyist Writer
I guess it's not your birthday any more except on the West Coast, but I hope it's been a happy one.
Many years ago today, something grew inside of your mother...........THAT THING WAS YOU!!
JoeyLiverwurstHobbyist Writer
Happy birthday, Brett!