2016. március 7., hétfő

Art of Johan Ejerblom (IMPLODE)

Drawings and Paintings of Johan Ejerblom
(IMPLODE)

"So I just had my first exhibition, and I had though that it would be the same as walking onto the stage; the nervousness would go away as soon as I open the doors and let people in. But this was completely different, there was no filter between me and the crowd. I had to discuss with people about my art, had to explain why they left my head as a thought and come together as a painting on the papers.
But at the same time it was the most liberation thing. To see people, both friends and strangers look at what you have created and discussing about what they see in the colors and ink lines.
That feeling beats almost all other feelings.
I painted a lot when I was young, filled books with knights, monsters and swords and armours, we never played Dungeons & Dragons, we made our own games. But then job and adulthood came and I stopped painting for some reason. It wasn't until 2-3 years ago the lust for pencils came back.
Now it's part of everyday life."  - Johan Ejerblom

 ”Eye See Them To”, 52x72cm
I wanted to make a drawing that would change depending on how far from the painting you stood. To make details pop as you came closer. As most of my painting, I use water color and ink.

”Man of Many Men”, 45x45cm
The same idea as ”Eye See Them To” but a bit darker. I wanted the creatures to bend, twist and lock into each other. This took a lot of time to finish, about 40-50 hours.

”Self Redemptive”, 27x37cm
A self portrait that isn't as morbid as it looks. At least it wasn't my purpose when i drew it. Sometimes you just feel that you got so much inspiration and motivation that it feels like your head is going to explode.

”Two Armies”, 52x72cm
One of my first painting. Two armies lines up towards each other and one soldier daring to take a step towards something unknown.

”Compression Release”, 56x53cm
Another portrait, here I wanted to test a new technique, adding layers of colors to make the smoke, or flames. This one I like really much myself.

Cover for Implode - ”The Anti Cimex EP”
A cover for our coming EP, my first digital try. I bought a Wacom board and absolutely loved it. I will make more of these in the future.

”Freedom Order”
An idea I had, mostly to try a new technique where blew with a straw to make the splash effect.

”All Against Space”, 52x72cm
Another new technique I had to try, using masking fluid. You paint with this fluid, paint with water color and then scrub the dried fluid. Everything underneath will stay white. 

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2016. március 2., szerda

Art of Jonas Lindblood (Puteraeon)

Drawings of Jonas Lindblood (Puteraeon)

"I started drawing at an early age and drew all kinds of devil-like stuff through school my teacher once said i only drew pentagrams and inverted crosses, and i guess there where a lot of them too. I got the highest grade in drawing back in school. But i kind of lost it. Stopped doing pictures somewhere in my late teens, when i worked more and more on music and Taetre back in those days. I have always loved the ink style black/white. I found a inkpen 0.5 by coincident back in 2014. That led me to start doing some small stuff, which led me to surf YouTube for different tutorials. I think that has given me very much and i think it's easy to see that i have progressed a lot during these last few years of doing it."  - Jonas Lindblood

This is a cabin in the mountains. I wanted to do something that wasn't so horror-inspired like most my stuff is. Like all the rest i have used only black pens. Mainly using 0.8 pen in the foreground and details in 0.1-0.3.

Mainly a skull and a rose. The rose was a big challenge for me. Not really 100% happy with the skull either but i guess it's ok. I also wanted a different angle on the skull than i usually do.

This one started out like it mostly always does i start doing the head and then it all evolves, Wasn't really sure what would become of it in the beginning, but in the end i'm happy with the results.

This is one of my Game of Thrones pics i made. This one is the Night's King. I am pleased with the end results on this one. I guess i did it within 2 days, drawing now and then. I always get a bit scared to fuck up everything since i use ink and paper and there is no way back if you do something wrong. But this one turned out good.

This is a pretty new one. It kinda just happened. I think I was practising doing proportions on the guy and it developed into that cultish guy with fire and snakes.

This picture came out of the idea of framing a picture in a different frame more or less and i think it turned out pretty ok. Zombie guy in front of a graveyard with some smoke and trees.

This was the first pic i did in 2014 after a very long break in sketching. Some people think it is inspired by Pungent Stench's album "Been caught buttering" but that was never my intention. I just wanted some kind of disturbed love. Love of tentacles hehehe :)

A pretty recent skull i did. I had a photo of a skull that i tried to redo, and i think it turned out really good. In my eyes this is one of my best drawings. 

Another skull, this one more devil-like. I think this one is pretty cool as well. Very Death metal, a bit in the vein of Entombed's "Crawl" motive i wear onstage.

This one is a bit "The walking dead" inspired. A guy being eaten alive by zombies.

This one turned out pretty good as well i think. It's the chatterer from the movie "Hellraiser". Clive Barker has been a inspiration for very long and the novel "The Hellbound" heart which the movie is based on is awesome. My absolute Clive Barker favorite is probably "The great and secret show" which has inspired me in writing both songs for Taetre and Puteraeon.

Don't really know what this is. It's not a flower but it has some flower-qualities. I like it though.

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