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12 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

I'm finally mostly done with this charcoal and chalk sketch for an upcoming piece of sidewalk art. Still not 100% sure how I'm going to pull the actual piece off, but I'm muddling through.



Jesus fucking Christ. 

Love it. 

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5 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

This is pretty cool - the cover painting I did for Marrowfields got picked up by Heavy Music Artwork to be featured alongside a bunch of great cover art in their Best Of 2020 hardcover. I'm stoked to see this in print.





This week also finds me reworking that piece I did for Vacant Eyes. I always wanted the figure to have a face, and there were some other things I wasn't quite happy with, and etc etc. This is a rabbit hole, as always. Here's a not-great cellphone photo of it in progress.




Congrats on the feature fella.

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"Want", 2021, oil on canvas



I've finally gotten to spend a couple weeks on my own work in between other projects. One of the less cool aspects of illustration work is that I can't share it until the band is ready. Sometimes it takes years. It feels good to make and share something on my own terms for a change. Just finished this today. Hope to get to more of these soon.

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3 hours ago, H34VYM3T4LD4V3 said:

Awesome work my dude 😎👀

Thanks buddy :)Psyched I can actually put this one online... sometimes bands need me to wait for their release schedule and it winds up being months or years, gets kind of frustrating.

Edit - realized that I bitched about the same thing in September, just a couple posts up... still true. 

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26 minutes ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Hey FA do you use models or pictures or friends of yours or people you've seen in public or anything for the faces on these paintings of yours, or are they totally drawn from your imagination?

I usually use myself as a model. Most of the time it's just a starting point, and I don't want a likeness of myself, but these last two are intended to be self-portraits. I have a couple of friends (and also my son) in mind as subjects for upcoming pieces but getting them to either come sit or take good reference photos will be a challenge. Same with hiring models, I would love to do it but not quite set up for that at the moment.

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