Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Chuck Schuldiner - Father of Death Metal

Chuck Schuldiner - May 13, 1967 – December 13, 2001

Ol' Chuck here was the creator of death metal (the best kind of metal, BTW). He was the starting force and guitarist for Mantas and Death, and pioneered this wonderful genre for many years.

This was a commission portrait for my friend Ian Steward, ex-Meathook guitarist (and he's way, way fucking good at guitar. Makes me want to give up). Chuck's his favourite guitarist. Portrait from a photo he provided, with a texture thrown over top. grid system on the guitar 'cause it was a dink. Painted side by side with the picture in Photoshop CS5.

Thanks for the music, Chuck.

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