I'll obviously have most of what I put up on there on Deviantart as well, although I will try to go into more depth on the blog, put up more WIP's, and post on things other than my art.
It's been a difficult year for my art, and me in general, but hopefully things pick up soon. I hope to have a proper website up as well as an intentionally low-key webcomic up by some time in early 2012.
A few things that I've been meaning to say something about for months...
The new Ares Kingdom album came out in November. My illustrations where featured on the inside and back of the CD version as well as the same illustrations being used for the 12x12" LP booklet for the gatefold vinyl LP version and the slip case for the special edition picture disc version. Very proud to have been a part of this album and it's over the top packaging presentation. The album itself is absolutely staggering, and one of the few metal albums in recent times that has offered anything of this level in both quality and originality.
Both Faustcoven albums where
I really like how you draw your swords and weapons
Do you use a lotta historical references, or at least used to to the point that it's kinda just second nature now? I can't say I know much of the subject matter myself but it definitely has that kind of feel to it
Yeah, that sounds about right. I'm mainly influenced by other fantasy art for that kind of thing, but as with anything like that I try to reference from life and history enough that I have some realistic grounding in how those things actually work. That way I can try to avoid drawing armor that wouldn't allow the wearer to move around or actually be protected and weapons that would probably be more likely to injure the user than a foe, even if they are heavy stylized.