Hand-drawn with brush-pen and rapidograph, this 5”x7” illustration was the definitive final version before I traced it in Illustrator and coloured it.
I am now proud to present it for sale, price 275 euros (incudes shipping and handling). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
(If unsold in three weeks, I will then put it up for auction on eBay).
I‘m often asked how much preparatory work goes into each album cover I do and this series of rough conceptual work goes some way in illustrating how the final design comes about.
3 months before the final artwork was completed, I started outlining the various ideas I had for the sleeve and a slew of pictures emerged from the process which Sascha and I discussed before I began to build the final image.
Now, I am able to present these images for sale. Anyone interested, please leave your contact details in the comments box below or contact me via our Gmail account email@example.com and I’ll provide prices and size details.
All the above are rendered in black indian ink and signed.
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The lads from Nitzer Ebb enjoy a quiet pint in a pub with a swell decor. It can’t be that tough to get served in there, surely!
A fan recently sent me two frames from the KMFDM animation ‘Drug Against War’ which I worked on with H-Gun Studios in Chicago, circa 1993. The top one is a three cel composite (additional inking by Pete Moriarty) while the one below is the basic illustration which was later coloured in Photoshop and animated in Director.
Special thanks to the Bert Bosman collection.
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Every couple of years, I go through my files and put a few original ink pieces up for auction. Here is the the latest selection:
No kidding, start bidding!
I recently submitted my final draft for the recently-released KMFDM album ‘Tohuvabohu’. However, when I saw the print version, the background was entirely different to my version. When I asked why it had been changed, I was informed by KMFDM that it had been ‘remixed’. I’m not a big fan of music and know even less of its workings but don’t artists usually have a say in how their music is remixed? It’s like discovering the babysitter has tattooed a rude name on your kid’s head.
Anyway, see which one you think rules and which one sucks.