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
First of all, I went to the Maryland Deathfest VII a couple weeks ago and had a blast! Great bands (Destroyer 666 and Bolt Thrower TWICE, two of my favorites), lots of great people, some of whom I've been talking to for a couple of years but had never met face to face, and a lot of good promotion and trades on behalf of the label.
Some new stuff coming up:
The illustration for Ares Kingdom is about 95% finished (just have to add some text and a couple of other details) and has been approved by the band. It is a very large watercolor over pen drawing, and will be included in the CD, gatefold LP, and maybe other things such as a poster and t-
There's a few things coming out soon that I've illustrated for or will be shortly.
Faustcoven's two albums are to be re-released on glorious double gatefold vinyl. The standard versions will have a poster, and the limited die-hard versions will have a patch, sticker and either colored or picture disc vinyl. They will be released on Nuclear War Now!, probably the best vinyl label in the world. The second album has the artwork I've already done, and the first album will have an alternate cover and artwork that I'm working on.
Rising From Below the Earth is out now by the way. They did a great job on using my artwork on the layout, and the alb