New t-shirt design for Vicenza, Italy’s Discomfort. They needed something dark and crusty to fit with their music style and I went with a scratchy ink style for their job. I wanted to slightly change some of the elements in the design to be different than the usual bullets-n-skulls crust style, since Discomfort meld a variety of sounds into their music and I am influenced by many different things too. So, a vulture, and head mark and some loose coins at the bottom might make the piece more unique.
You can now follow Gostworks on Instagram. Most of the same work I post there is the same as here at the main site, albeit squarely cropped and far less verbose. The format does allow for WIP photos and random sketches much more fluidly so I will occasionally post those as well. I do appreciate the feedback and like the ease of connecting with people and other artists on there.
This one was a fast doodle with a silver Sharpie on black board. I like working with high-contrast sometimes, and had fun going freeform without an outline too. I think subconsciously this piece had me thinking about an album cover by now-defunct Scottish crusters Sedition, featuring a Pictish man, cartoony, but in full adornment. I of course put my own twist on it by incorporating the Middle Eastern, Art Nouveau and Punk styles I often reference.