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check the Tensai Tokyo Sketch Thread (Sketchbook)
check the Tensai Cityscapes Thread (Finally Finished)
Originally Posted by strych9ine
some refreshing classic ink brush master ive found from wiki
R IS FOR RACHMANINOV
his most aired piece, 18th variation on a theme of Paganini:
for those purists who prefer the original Romantic rhythm,
my unsophisticated ears are more in love with the contemporary pop version by Maksim,
this place needs more Shinkawa
a few of his "hard to come-by on google" illustrations ..
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Don't know if you're saying Ruas will be doing the Fables covers, but if that IS what you're saying then cool. Oh, actually checked that midpost and Ruas will be the cover artist. That's cool. It would be nice to see a few artist take turns on that. Sam Weber would be interesting there, John Foster, Possibly Wendling?...
Bleh I don't know how to embed these so it will have to be links
*Edit And now I do. Thank you, Biglu
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because I've read that Ruas is the only cover artist that's gonna do the main Fables series.
(is midpost a name of an artist?)
for the sake of moving:
noticed he still isn't mentioned, is it because of his sheer POPularity?
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Xasthur is an American one-man black metal band formed in 1995 by Scott Conner, who goes by the pseudonym "Malefic". Although similar in terms of low-fi production and the wearing of corpse paint, musically and lyrically Xasthur's focus is usually not on paganism, Satanism or anti-Christian blasphemy – as is common in the genre – but rather on astral projection, darkness, despair, suicide, hate, and death.
Malefic has toured with Sunn O))) and has joined Nachtmystium on stage, but stated in an interview for Pitchfork Media that he "will always keep Xasthur a band that will not play live."
Most of you aren't going to like this but I honestly couldn't think of anything else.
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Yes are an English progressive rock band that formed in London in 1968. Their music is marked by sharp dynamic contrasts, extended song lengths, abstract lyrics, and a general showcasing of instrumental prowess. Yes blends symphonic and other 'classical' structures with their own brand of musical style. Despite a great many lineup changes, occasional splits within the group and the ever-changing trends in popular music, the band has continued on for nearly forty years and still retains a following. Band members Chris Squire, Steve Howe and Alan White have announced the In The Present tour for late 2008 with vocalist Benoît David and keyboardist Oliver Wakeman.
The Art by artist Roger Dean:
I'm not a big fan of the bands by any means but it's Y right?
Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, electric guitarist, record producer, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa wrote rock, jazz, electronic, orchestral, and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Zappa produced almost all of the more than 60 albums he released with the band Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist.
He has more versatility than maybe any other musician ever. He played everything!
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Alcest is a musical project from Avignon, France. Beginning as a raw black metal act in 1999, Alcest later became a vessel for Neige's "memories of another world" as the band evolved into his solo-project. While Alcest still retains some black metal roots, the music now draws more comparison to other genres such as shoegaze and post-rock. Neige has stated in interviews that he had not listened to these types of music prior to the recording of Souvenirs d'un autre monde. Alcest is currently under contract with Prophecy Productions for five albums, this means not that Neige has to make five albums, but that the five next, if he does, will be under the same record label.
Don't be scared by the mention of Black Metal, it's almost entirely Shoegaze!
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Mr. Bungle was an experimental rock/avant-garde metal group from Northern California. The band was formed in 1985 while the members were still in high school and was named after a children's educational film. Mr. Bungle released four demo tapes in the mid to late 1980s before being signed to Warner Bros. Records and releasing three full-length studio albums between 1991 and 1999. The band toured in 2000 to support their last album but as of 2004 is considered disbanded. Although Mr. Bungle went through several line up changes early in their career, the longest serving members were vocalist Mike Patton, guitarist Trey Spruance, bassist Trevor Dunn, drummer Danny Heifetz, and Clinton "Bär" McKinnon on saxophone and woodwinds.
Cult of Luna
Cult of Luna is a Swedish post-metal band from Umeå. They formed from the remnants of a Umeå hardcore punk band called Eclipse in 1998. They slowly garnered critical appreciation and underground popularity with early releases Cult of Luna (2001) and The Beyond (2003); however, it is 2004's Salvation that can be considered their 'breakthrough' release. By cutting down on the somewhat esoteric use of aggression so indicative of doom, it appealed to a new group of fans. Its calmer sound has earned it favourable reviews in the mainstream music press, a reputation built upon for the release of Somewhere Along the Highway in 2006, another largely well-received album.
Deathspell Omega are an avant-garde black metal band from France who are the best-known band in the "Norma Evangelium Diaboli" movement. Their lyrical content deals primarily with Satanism on a metaphysical level, and other various theological topics. They are currently two albums through a series of three concept albums which focus on the theological aspects of God, Satan and man's relationship with the two, and are commonly regarded as lyrically and ideologically more thorough than most Satanic black metal bands. Some of their lyrical inspiration has come from the post-surrealist Georges Bataille.
They're also in the top ten of my favorite bands...
Esoteric is a British extreme doom metal band from Birmingham founded in 1992 that incorporates highly acute, somewhat distorted vocals and samples over slow paced riffs and atmospheric melodies. In their latest release The Maniacal Vale they also incorporated some psychedelic flavor to their music.
CLICK THIS AND LISTEN
Scott M. Fischer
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Théodore Géricault (1791-1824)
, the dude who designed the Balrog in LOTR Fellowship
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Excuse me skipping "I"
Sam Jinks, Australian sculptor. He makes these silicone figures:
Katatonia is a Swedish metal band formed in Stockholm in 1991 by Jonas Renkse (formerly aka Lord Seth) and Anders Nyström (formerly aka Blakkheim). The early Katatonia albums are noted for the overall melancholy of their sound, often giving them the classification of doom metal. Katatonia's more recent albums have progressed to a wider sound, with modern overtones, dropped guitars, symphonic synths and arrangements, alternative sounds and generally heavier riffs.
Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt performed the growling vocals on Brave Murder Day and Sounds of Decay after regular Katatonia singer (and then drummer) Jonas Renkse became unable to scream properly. During this time, the band decided to change their sound to a more soft sound with clean vocals beginning with 1998's Discouraged Ones. This shift in instrumental tone and vocal style was accompanied by an appreciable decrease in the length of the band's songs, with latter period songs typically lasting around four minutes.