Feb. 03

Sun Worship

Sun Worship is a German black metal band and I composed these images while listening to their music exclusively. The distant harshness of the vocals, the incessant blast beat of the drums, and the powerful guitars combine to create a layered atmosphere that conjures black metal visions of dark landscapes, occult imagery, and feelings of fear, loss, hope, and triumph. The music is powerful and fast and persistent and drawing from it was a pleasure. It brought forth strange bodies, forms, knights, symbols, creatures, and environments from my pen. There was no preliminary sketching, simply drawing with the music. The images were drawn with ink on vellum and colored digitally and I'm pleased with the result.

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