Gatefold art of the upcoming & long-anticipated new album from @necrot_official - Mortal.
I still can’t believe I was able to make this, a struggle from the start:
It took 9 sketches before we reached an agreement on a composition. I held on way too long to my idea of one figure offering its skin to an allegory image of death, cloaked in human skins. After I abandoned that idea, we finally arrived at a mutual agreed composition & then disaster struck. In 4 weeks time I suffered from a retinal detachment in my right eye twice. It became quite uncertain, if I would be able to do the art. We talked about alternatives but came to the conclusion that there were none, tensions were high for sure. Deadlines were set & tours booked, there was little to no room to give me more time. Mid February I got the green light from my doctors, to try & draw again. This turned out to be a real challenge: the difference between both eyes was too great for my brain to make a coherent image, it was a kaleidoscope from hell. Making the art in this condition was the most frustrating thing I have ever done: my vision was very blurred, I could see from 12” in front of me & had to make the art in parts & compile it digitally, so I could zoom in & out & have an overview. On a positive note, this forced my brain to adjust & block out the info from my dominant right eye & switch to the left. Looking back I still can’t believe how I managed to complete the art. A project I was looking forward to do for 2 years became a struggle from the first sketch, overcoming a severe medical injury & finally to top it off, a pandemic. If I wasn’t already, then now I should be full aware of our vulnerability & mortality. Thank you @onefootblastbeat @luca_must_die @sunnxilla @tankcrimes for your trust & patience! 🖤🖤🖤
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