May 01, 2012
As every kid who enjoyed heavy metal I started illustrating influenced by CD covers from bands as Sepultura, Slayer and Cannibal Corpse. I always enjoyed the gore and splatter aesthetic of this type of artwork, but I actually thought no one could make a living doing extreme metal artworks. I was wrong, as Mark Riddick is actually one of the veterans of this kind of illustration, making artworks and covers for a lot of death metal, black metal and other extreme genres of bands.
You can see more of Mark's visceral artworks at his Website.
Mark Riddick, an award-winning illustrator, has been a fanatic of heavy metal music since 1986. Riddick began his career as a freelance illustrator for the heavy metal music scene in 1991 when he began illustrating demo cassette covers, 7” EP record covers, and filler artwork for cut & paste underground death metal and black metal fanzines, bands, and record labels. By the mid-90s Riddick had gained credibility as the ‘go-to’ artist for underground extreme metal bands in the United States and overseas. (Mark's Website).