Thursday, November 20, 2014
My finished submission for COMMUNION II: "OUT OF THE WOODS" by MIDNITE COLLECTIVE. This piece along with an original shirt design for LOCUSTA and the original cover artwork for WOODS OF DESOLATION's "AS THE STARS" were on view this weekend in LA. The show featured the work of Mike Lawrence, Shaun Beaudry, Krist Mort, Farron Loathing, Jean Saiz, View From the Coffin, and Sebastian Mazuera, with performances by SORXE, COUGH, ATRIARCH, and INVDRS. Unfortunately I was unable to attend but I find it hard to image that the event wasn't an amazing time.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
New shirt design for AGELESS OBLIVION. The design is based off of my interpretation of the Hindu deity Mahakali, goddess of time and death,
Recently finished poster design for the Mexican doom metal band ABYSSAL. I really enjoyed inking this piece and had actually been wanting to draw something with a hairy angler so I was very pleasantly surprised when the band said that it was the only specification they had.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
After having so many people inquire about screen prints of this, I had an edition made up by my good friend and amazing illustrator MIKE LAWRENCE. (check out his work @Mike_Illustrated) I still have about 5 of these remaining in my webstore (http://lucasruggieriillustration.bigcartel.com/) and a couple will be available at my upcoming gallery show in LA, with MIDNITE COLLECTIVE. I will be posting the piece for that show soon along with the rest of the details!
Poster/white shirt design for MARYLAND DEATHFEST XII / 2015. There will be a black shirt design and color design to come as well as a limited edition of prints available for sale at the festival. It has been an amazing event every time I have gone and I am greatly looking forward to next years lineup, getting to hang out with great friends from all over the country and meeting incredible artists!
Cover design for Australian black metal band DEAD RIVER RUNS DRY's upcoming album "Hierophants Of The Storm". Technical pen and watercolor, 2013.
Cover artwork for Australian Funeral doom band SOLEMN THEY AWAIT's upcoming album "Sanctuary In The Depths" The artwork was inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's mythology of Cthulhu and depicts Cthulhu's grandfather, Yog Sonoth. Technical pen, and watercolor, 2013.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
My second shirt design for the band KADAVAR is now available through the band, on tour, along with the first design.
Shirt designs for the German doom metal band CROSS VAULT are now available at NORTHERN SILENCE PRODUCTIONS. Check out preview tracks to their upcoming full length "Spectres of Revocable Loss" at their facebook page or Northern Silence Productions: http://www.northern-silence.de/
Monday, May 12, 2014
Cover design for Australian hardcore/grindcore band RORT's upcoming album "Warpath". Check out the bands facebook page for details: https://www.facebook.com/pages/RORT/309153119121094
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
I am very excited to announce that my first personal edition of prints in over a year is now available for purchase on my webstore: http://lucasruggieriillustration.bigcartel.com/
Edition of 20, 13 1/2" x 25" single color, black ink on off white prints. Each print is hand signed and numbered. The edition was printed my friend and classmate Mike Lawrence. Mike is currently an Atlanta based Illustrator/Printmaker who is constantly producing amazing work. Check out Mike's site/webstore at: http://mikelawrenceillustration.com/
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Recently finished shirt design for the German band KADAVAR. I was really excited to work on this design when the band approached me about the commission. Its always nice to get the occasional commission that calls for color, and the room for experimentation with digital color is definitely a lot of fun to play around with, but here is the design that they liked the most for a black shirt option. Kadavar will be going on tour in the U.S. starting this March and going until May. I am definitely looking forward to seeing them in New York this April. Check out their facebook page for tour details and dates! https://www.facebook.com/KadavarOfficial
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Cover artwork for the German doom metal band CROSS VAULT. This illustration was inspired by a scene from George Orwell's 1984. Working from a book (especially one that has already been translated into a movie) can be difficult, but this being a story that when i first read, i had such vivid imagery in my head of what the world that the characters live in must look like, i was very excited to attempt to render the dystopian scape that Orwell constructs for his readers. The album will be released by NORTHERN SILENCE PRODUCTIONS. Check out a preview track from the album at Cross Vault's official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/crossvaultband?fref=ts