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dalecooper
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:14 pm 
 

Click here for my MySpace profile with picture gallery.

I also have a page at deviantART.

I'm on the market to do cover art (or t-shirt/flier/whatever art) for obscure bands and labels. I like many of the classics (Seagrave, Moyen, Necrolord, Putrid, etc.) and count them all as inspirations. Please PM me if you are interested - I'd be glad to work with you, and I don't charge a whole lot. I've done a few logos as well - nothing fancy, just old school and right to the point. Feel free to get in touch about that as well.

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dalecooper
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:24 pm 
 

One of the drawings from my gallery -

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(One of just three, actually, but I hope to add more soon!)
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:08 am 
 

Excellent work mate, I might contact you if I was creative enough to make music, haha.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:22 am 
 

Fucking brilliant. Am I allowed to use it as my desktop background? :D
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dalecooper
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:23 am 
 

Bezerko wrote:
Excellent work mate, I might contact you if I was creative enough to make music, haha.


Thanks man! Well if you ever do make music, keep me in mind. ;)
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dalecooper
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Wet Pussy wrote:
Fucking brilliant. Am I allowed to use it as my desktop background? :D


By all means - if you'd like I can send you a bigger/higher-res version.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:31 am 
 

dalecooper wrote:
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Fucking brilliant. Am I allowed to use it as my desktop background? :D


By all means - if you'd like I can send you a bigger/higher-res version.


Sure! PM me!
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dalecooper
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:34 pm 
 

Just finished something new:

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weakling_goat
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:43 pm 
 

Very nice.

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Wet Pussy
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:27 pm 
 

Fucking awesome! I think you need to work on the impaled dude though, he looks kind of generic.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:50 pm 
 

Nice stuff! Very surrealistic, great overall.

Wet Pussy wrote:
Fucking awesome! I think you need to work on the impaled dude though, he looks kind of generic.


I think it fits, the impaled kind of remind me of the tortured people on the uncensored cover of Autopsy's Acts of the Unspeakable.

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dalecooper
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:13 am 
 

Wet Pussy wrote:
Fucking awesome! I think you need to work on the impaled dude though, he looks kind of generic.


That's intentional - I'm probably too new at this to have a true aesthetic yet, but one thing I'm trying to do is focus on monstrosity and otherness while minimizing or excluding humanity. So where people appear, they're just bodies... or meat. Hairless, naked, generic representations of corpses.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:39 am 
 

dalecooper wrote:
Wet Pussy wrote:
Fucking awesome! I think you need to work on the impaled dude though, he looks kind of generic.


That's intentional - I'm probably too new at this to have a true aesthetic yet, but one thing I'm trying to do is focus on monstrosity and otherness while minimizing or excluding humanity. So where people appear, they're just bodies... or meat. Hairless, naked, generic representations of corpses.


Ah! Makes sense now.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:38 am 
 

Bump, with a couple additional pieces from my gallery at deviantART:

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I'm pleased to say also that I recently finished a cover for funeral doom project Beyond the Stars, which is the project of someone here on the archives. (That pic is on my deviantART page as well.)
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Wet Pussy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:01 pm 
 

Holy shit, the second one is amazing. I like artwork like the second one. The kind that depicts a passageway type thing, like Hypocrisy's Penetralia.

The shadow looks too big though.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:24 pm 
 

Nah man, it has to be big. It's Satan! He's looming over you! :D

Seriously though thanks for the kind words. I also dig that "Penetralia" cover - passages and gateways to other worlds are really cool subjects for album art, to me.
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dalecooper
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:12 am 
 

This one seems to be well-liked at deviantART.

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Wet Pussy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:47 am 
 

That's probably your best yet. You just can't stop being awesome, can you? :D Seriously though, it's your best yet, from what I've seen at least. The shadows look good, they don't feel out of proportion like that satan one (yeah satan's big, but probably not THAT big :D). The grass would have looked better if it had been slightly darker, it looks too bright.

What does "1979-2009 Subtrocity" mean?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:14 pm 
 

The Subtrocity thing is just my sig, which I'm going to start adding to new works just for the heck of it - the dates are to make it look like a real inscription.

Don't argue with the hugeness of Satan, dude - he'll fuck you up! ;)

One more - traditional devilish stuff...

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Wet Pussy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:41 pm 
 

Would look good on some uber kvlt old school thrashy black metal release :)
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:44 pm 
 

Great stuff as usual. My only gripe with the last one is the tail/whisp doesn't go through the middle of the pentagram and the pentagram's circle is a little kindergarten-ish around on the back side (crooked).

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dalecooper
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:58 pm 
 

weakling_goat wrote:
Great stuff as usual. My only gripe with the last one is the tail/whisp doesn't go through the middle of the pentagram and the pentagram's circle is a little kindergarten-ish around on the back side (crooked).


Thanks for the feedback - both of those were technically intentional, but sometimes when you get someone else's perspective you realize what seems good in your head just comes off as sloppy to someone else. Anyway I touched it up, I think it looks better now (edited the original post to reflect the new image).

Wet Pussy wrote:
Would look good on some uber kvlt old school thrashy black metal release


Hell yeah, that's exactly what I was going for. Love that kind of stuff.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:30 pm 
 

New...

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weakling_goat
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:12 pm 
 

Awesome. My only complaint (if you can call it that) is the walls of the chamber seem to lack a circular feel as they get taller.

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Wet Pussy
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weakling_goat wrote:
Awesome. My only complaint (if you can call it that) is the walls of the chamber seem to lack a circular feel as they get taller.


Yeah, my thoughts exactly. Great stuff though, for some reason the monster reminds me of something that I read in one of Ramsey Campbell's short stories.
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dalecooper
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:36 am 
 

weakling_goat wrote:
Awesome. My only complaint (if you can call it that) is the walls of the chamber seem to lack a circular feel as they get taller.


Good point - I got so caught up in drawing rock that I lost track of that. I don't think I'm going to re-draw it but I did a cheat version by just darkening the top corners and manipulating the outside edges a little bit. I think this version is better:

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Looks better now. :thumbsup:
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:17 am 
 

New one today.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:20 pm 
 

Your artwork is simply sick. In the best way possible. Way to go!

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dalecooper
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:54 pm 
 

Thanks to all of you, I appreciate the kind words.

Here's a new piece I just finished -

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weakling_goat
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Very cool. You sure love impalations eh.

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dalecooper
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:13 pm 
 

weakling_goat wrote:
Very cool. You sure love impalations eh.


Nothing is more metal than a corpse on a stick. :D
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dalecooper wrote:
weakling_goat wrote:
Very cool. You sure love impalations eh.


Nothing is more metal than a corpse on a stick. :D

Haha, right on man :p

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That is friggin sweet. Impaled dudes + creepy passage = :metal:
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Working with image inversion once more -

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Going in a somewhat different direction, and working with real color now -

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Wow you're fucking awesome. I like your violent surrealism.
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I like these. Very lovecraftian in themes. They look really cool.

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dalecooper
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Slime monster took forever, so I thought I'd do a less time-wasting sort of thing -


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Bump, with a new pic:

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