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Mikael Akerfeldt

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Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth
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Shadow-Trooper's avatar
Thank you very much (:
Painting-My-Horror's avatar
"I am awaiting the sunrise
Gazing modestly through the coldest morning
Once it came you lied
Embracing us over autumn's proud treetops

I stand motionless
In a parade of falling rain
Your voice I cannot hear
As I am falling again

Devotion eludes
And in sadness I lumber
In my own ashes I am standing without a soul
She wept and whispered: "I know..."

We walked into the night
Am I to bid you farewell?

Why can't you see that I try
When every tear I shed
Is for you?"
Shadow-Trooper's avatar
(:
Weird that you've chosen one of their most gentle songs for a picture that depicts him screaming!
Painting-My-Horror's avatar
Ah yes, you're right, I should chose another song for this drawing... But ... ehh ... that was to prove that M.A is talented ! ( or I didn't think at all because I'm stupid. :) )
Shadow-Trooper's avatar
You are not stupid, Mr. Å is very talented. Amazingly talented, really. My favorite musician by far!
BTW this picture was taken during The Baying of the Hounds, so I guess:

"Lined up verses on dead skin
the tainted lips of a stranger
resting upon hers"
Painting-My-Horror's avatar
I send the message too quikly. -_-'
All that to say that Akerfeldt is a great artist, and you drew his face expression very well.
PassTheFlizask's avatar
this picture is awesome
opeth is awesome.
the way he's screaming into the mic is fuckin extreme

"Staining the soil, midst of stillness
Beloved fraternity to an end
Red eyes probe the scene
All the same
Stilted for the beholder
Depravity from the core
Handcarved death in stoneladen aisles"
Shadow-Trooper's avatar
Hell yeah, Godhead's Lament. Such an awesome song.
Can't wait to see them live again this August!
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rose-of-paris's avatar
love it, especially how you made his hair a lot more scraggly than it usually is, i think it suits him, good job
Shadow-Trooper's avatar
Thank you very much. It was a pleasure to work on.
pixlepixie's avatar
You have definately captured the essence of this in your drawing. Great job!
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Thank you very much (:
pixlepixie's avatar
You're welcome
DL-M's avatar
חתיכת כישרון (:
Majda's avatar
Wonderful work. Maybe you should switch to larger formats and better paper. Just give it a try, free your hand and see what happens. ;)
Shadow-Trooper's avatar
Thank you!
Well that's just what I'm doing. I'm working on another portrait, on fabriano paper and A3 format. It's so much easier to draw that way. I guess I should keep better paper at home all the time for those spontaneous portraits.
That's really impressing.
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woaaah, it's fantastic!!! His voice is soo sexy, don't you think so? :XD: Anyways, I love this pic :heart: :+fav:
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Thanks. And yes, while I won't phrase myself that way, I'd say I adore his voice. Best metal singer around no doubt.
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