“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven
These dark and gothic romance premades sing to my heart in such a wonderful way. They are above all others, my favorite to create.
I have always been a person who loves the romanticism of dark, gothic tales. I grew up reading works by Anne Rice, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, H. P. Lovecraft, Oscar Wilde, and Edgar Allan Poe. I was obsessed with darker cult-classics such as The Dark Crystal, The Crow, and A Clockwork Orange. I still love Heavy Metal music and remember my mother’s horror when I brought home my first CD “Smells like children” by Marilyn Manson (I love you mum xoxo thanks for never giving up on your weird, arty child). My first celebrity crush was Jack Skellington. (Yes, I know he is not technically a real person, but neither are most pop stars, and people love them, right?) I can often be found collecting skulls and dead things, not because I like the fact that these wonderful creatures have died, but simply because I find death so fascinating and beautiful. I would one day LOVE to start carving skulls and adding them to my walls. Having said all this, my absolute favourite thing about the darker side of life is the beautiful art created in the hopes of exploring humanity’s hunger for destruction and death. Dali, Picasso, Bosch, and Goya to name but a few, inspire me in ways I can’t begin to explain.
My own little inclusion to this genre is my cover art. I one day hope to have more time to explore complex, surrealist techniques, or even have the time to publish some of my original paintings. Art will always be my true calling, whether it be digital or physical, I simply don’t care. I just want to create.
I once again would like to thank all of my clients, from the bottom of my heart, for choosing my art to be the face of your stories, and thus, allowing me to earn a living doing something I truly love.