Monday, June 9, 2008

Maze of Torment

JAMES - Continuing the series of posters for the Local Showcase shows at the Orange Peel here in Asheville, this time HEAVY METAL SHOW! the only instructions were "make it Metal." done. i threw on Morbid Angel's "Altars of Madness" and got to work.

detail shot
i did ALOT of research on the dragons, and these guys are a nice combination of my favorite dragon features. mad tedious on the scales, but the dry brush totally saved it. i got this new kinda white-out ink on a recommendation from the Trade Secrets blog, and it came in handy too. the dragons are 90% done in marker, the demon head 90% brush. it probably woulda been a little cooler if i used a nib instead of the marker, but it woulda taken too long, and i was already hours deep into it. the text was all done on separate paper, scanned separately, and put into place in photoshop. everyone's psyched, and so am i - so glad to have an excuse to do something like this. the club set up a myspace page specifically for these local showcases, and all the posters are up there. they look great together. come on down if you're in town - see youse there.


thomas pitilli said...

Really sick! The detail on those dragons is crazy! That reference really paid off. Great line work, and overall awesome piece.

Also, on a side note, I think it's very funny that heavy metal bands still exist, I don't know why I think thats funny, but it is...

steo said...

Nice. I agree the detail on the dragons look great, it reminds me of stained glass.