Pantheon of Fiends

Sample Album Cover

Full Illustration


The gods of metal are innumerably vast. This is first in a series exploring different character ideas based on the metal sub-genre that inspires it. I want to design each around a single word concept, summarized in the type of 'crown' interpretation each may have. AzerezA is inspired by Technical Death Metal, from bands like Origin, Psycroptic,  Beyond Creation, Fallujah and Gorod. A palindrome name, is representative of omniperception. He bears a crown of eyes, and peers into infinity using the Prism of the Faultless and Trisceptre. I wanted to push an imposing stature for one-who-knows-all-and-sees-all, so it took a bit of rework to try get it right after the first draft.

If you have the guts to see its inception, take a look HERE

Neojac Work







Finished at Neojac, and here are some of the fruits of my labor there. It was a fantastic experience working with the dev team to see assets created start to finish. I learned a hell of a lot in a relatively small amount of time. I feel that much more prepared for anything the next company I work for can throw at me. I also learned valuable lessons in polish, refinement of concepts, a bit of how Maya works and a myriad of CS5 shortcuts to expedite my workflow. The remainder of my work can be seen on my newly redesigned website:  www.danmarkin.com