So I decided to start a newsletter to help share more about my artwork and the stories behind it!
Lately, I’ve been feeling like I have a problem reaching out to people through social media. I have a limited appearance schedule, and want to be able to tell the stories to my fans I want to tell about the meaning behind my work, and the direction I want to take everything as an artist. I want to showcase my inspiration and what drives me to keep doing what I do. This newsletter will be the best outlet for that!
I’ll be offering INSANE deals on prints, original artwork, and pieces that will be exclusive to AD Studio Newsletter subscribers only. So sign up today!
Look, it’s ONLY 3 measly boxes you have to fill out, and then you’ll be up to date and in the know!
This was one of the funnest pieces I’ve ever had the pleasure to work on. Marilyn Manson was a heavy inspiration for embracing my inner outcast and making art unforgivingly, growing up as trailer trash that was always looked down upon.
“The Man That You Fear” is a song that heavily resonates with me, and is my favorite song off the Antichrist Superstar album, if not his entire collection. He penned the song at a relative’s wedding, feeling like a shunned member of his family inside the church building where the ceremony takes place. The lyrics “the boy that you loved is the man that you fear” deals with him growing up to become something that his family had looked down upon, perceived as if he were some sort of monster.
Sometimes I see the monster in myself. I, myself was a sweet, unassuming child, but had grew into something less than desirable, in a way paralleling that very perception. I’m sure most people have moments of reflection where they look at themselves and say “man, I’m such a fucking asshole”. It’s constant for me, however I do everything the best I can to not be the very thing I rip myself for being. It’s why I do what I can to help out everyone I know and give back to everyone that’s been an important part of my life in whatever little subtle, even unnoticeable way I can. It’s not a guilt thing in the slightest, it’s that I see people being better off when they at least try to be some bit of selfless. I’ll never stop, and I’ll always try to be the best I can. Inevitably, we all fall short at times. Just a matter of dusting yourself off and moving forward.
I’ll be doing more pieces like this featuring some of my (and hopefully your) favorite musicians. I got some really awesome stuff planned and in the works, with each piece being a bit of a personal narrative and peek under the veil of what has inspired me over time.
This Friday I will be rolling out my new Marilyn Manson print for sale here on the shop! It’s a piece I did styled from the Antichrist Superstar era, featuring Manson’s iconic look from that time period!
This piece is in full color, and I will be rolling out the colored artwork for it in the next few days, so stay tuned!
Well…as you’ll see in the archives there were a few welcome posts before this, but that’s just because I was trying this thing out, and it dragged on a bit longer than expected.
So i suppose this is the official WELCOME TO MY FUCKING WEBSITE!!! Sorry, I had to yell that out loud, because really, I’ve been drawing my whole life, and put forward some real effort ever since I made it a full time thing in 2007, and I’ve never really had an official…anything. I don’t think Facebook counts, either. I never branded myself, or put forward that effort.
But now, I got a place where I can actually post some new art, keep everyone up to speed on the book I’m working on, called (if you haven’t heard already) Fate: Into the Lungs of Hell! It’s so awesome, Dave Mustaine named one of his songs after it!
Totally kidding, of course. But damn, that song is rather epic. When I left off on the last volume of Fate I was working on, the story just seemed to fit that phrase so well I had to pay a tribute to it. And that’s one thing you’ll see with my new book. I’m heavily influenced by music. And I can wholly admit I listen to a lot of crap, but the really good stuff I listen to far outweighs it. Anyways, you’ll see the influence in the upcoming pages of my book, in the lyrics, the motivation, and the inspiration behind some of the traumatic scenes that lie within. Most of the book is based on real life events that I, myself and some older friends have gone through in our lives. I look at the book as therapy in a way, and hope I can tell a good story that you all could relate to or even cherish. Plus on here I won’t just share my art and whatnot, I’ll also share and divulge the inspirations behind what it is that I do.
My shop is live, and ready to go! I’ll be updating it frequently with new prints and other items, so please make sure to check back often! I’m currently accepting commissions as well if you are interested. And if you can (if you haven’t already), please like my Facebook page!
I’m so excited to be back in this, and have so many of you to thank, but for now, I’ll bid adieu.
Thanks for checking out my small piece of the world here! I love you all.
Artist and fan of the morbid, macabre, and musically inspired.