Wednesday, April 16, 2014

"ORDER OF DECAY" screen print edition now available!




I am very excited to announce that my first personal edition of prints in over a year is now available for purchase on my webstore: http://lucasruggieriillustration.bigcartel.com/ 
Edition of 20, 13 1/2" x 25" single color, black ink on off white prints. Each print is hand signed and numbered. The edition was printed my friend and classmate Mike Lawrence. Mike is currently an Atlanta based Illustrator/Printmaker who is constantly producing amazing work. Check out Mike's site/webstore at: http://mikelawrenceillustration.com/

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Banner/backdrop design for CORRUPT MORAL ALTAR


My first ever backdrop design for a band was unveiled last night in Manchester by the English grindcore band CORRUPT MORAL ALTAR. Check out the link to their official facebook page for photos of them live with the backdrop! https://www.facebook.com/CorruptMoralAltar?fref=ts

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

KADAVAR North American tour shirt design


Recently finished shirt design for the German band KADAVAR. I was really excited to work on this design when the band approached me about the commission. Its always nice to get the occasional commission that calls for color, and the room for experimentation with digital color is definitely a lot of fun to play around with, but here is the design that they liked the most for a black shirt option. Kadavar will be going on tour in the U.S. starting this March and going until May. I am definitely looking forward to seeing them in New York this April. Check out their facebook page for tour details and dates! https://www.facebook.com/KadavarOfficial

Sunday, February 9, 2014

CROSS VAULT cover artwork: "SPECTRES OF REVOCABLE LOSS"


Cover artwork for the German doom metal band CROSS VAULT. This illustration was inspired by a scene from George Orwell's 1984. Working from a book (especially one that has already been translated into a movie) can be difficult, but this being a story that when i first read, i had such vivid imagery in my head of what the world that the characters live in must look like, i was very excited to attempt to render the dystopian scape that Orwell constructs for his readers. The album will be released by NORTHERN SILENCE PRODUCTIONS. Check out a preview track from the album at Cross Vault's official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/crossvaultband?fref=ts

WIP: THE DEVILS CONGERIES cover art series for NUNSLAUGHTER.


I recently finished the 8th (and second to last) cover design for NUNSLAUGHTER's compilation series THE DEVILS CONGERIES. Before this i had never received such a large commission at one time. It has been an amazing experience to work on such a large body of work, with a continuous narrative. The actual albums may not finish coming out for a number of years, but it has been a little over a year since i received the commission, and although it has been challenging, working with these guys was definitely a great way to start the last year and wrapping it all up will hopefully be a good way to start the new one.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

"PENTHOS" cover artwork for AGELESS OBLIVION

Cover artwork for the English death metal band AGELESS OBLIVION for their upcoming album "PENTHOS. This was the first time i have had the pleasure of working on an entire album design/layout, consisting of a front and back cover, album inlay design as well as a cd emblem/design. The album artwork is directly inspired by the title/album concept of PENTHOS, the greek deity of loss and sorrow, and how both are necessary human emotions. Its always great to be given mythological concepts to work with and i had a lot of fun working on all of the designs for this album. Check out a preview track up at http://www.metalsucks.net/2014/01/24/ageless-oblivions-blood-flows-glacially/!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

WOODS OF DESOLATION album artwork for "AS THE STARS"


Recently finished album artwork for WOODS OF DESOLATION's upcoming album "AS THE STARS". The album is set to release on February 14th 2014 by NORTHERN SILENCE PRODUCTIONS. This is the first project in a very long time that required me to hand color an illustration and although there was a slight adjustment at first, i had a lot of fun working on this album cover and am very glad i got to use watercolor again for something. Several current projects im working on require black and white paint, but hopefully it wont be long until another project calls for watercolor. More album info and details as well as a preview track "This Autunm Light" can be found on the Northern Silence website as well as the official Woods Of Desolation Facebook page: http://www.northern-silence.de/index2.htm / https://www.facebook.com/pages/Woods-of-Desolation-Official/169396779759552