Fly Barfer

Fly Barfer (a.k.a. Duke Of Flies from The Binding of Isaac).  Sketched, inked, colored and effects added in Photoshop.  2018

Hi again, Minions!

Been a minute, I know.  Trying to balance my illustration stuff with everything we’re trying to do with 2 Odd Ravens.  It’s all about balance.  I’m gonna do my best to post more shit for you all to check out, such as this big guy here.

Love The Binding of Isaac.  Definitely one of my favorite indie games, so I had to give some love to The Duke of Flies.  Probably one of the drawings I’ve worked the longest on, partially cuz I don’t do anything the RIGHT way, and I had to redo the ink and add my texture of choice.  I’m happy with it.  Duke’s pretty chill, just floatin’ around, hwarfing up flies.  Living his best life.  I almost feel bad when I kill him, cuz he’s not really the problem…it’s all the goddamn flies.  If not for them, we’d probably be good buddies.

If you’d like to purchase this one and bring the Duke home, flies and all, send me an email (quidindustries@gmail.com).

Stay tuned for more art craps.

JQ

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Jesus Piece’ Debut Album ONLY SELF Is The Heaviest Thing That Ever Heavied.

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Jesus Piece ONLY SELF

A monster right out the gate, Only Self is a solid first release that’s as clocked in as it is brutal.

BAND: Jesus Piece
ALBUM: Only Self
RELEASE DATE: August 24th, 2018
GENRE: Hardcore/metalcore
FOR FANS OF: Vein, Code Orange, End

I can honestly say, no exaggeration, that while I’ve been excited about this album for about a month, I was not even slightly prepared for something like this.

From the time I heard the three singles on Bandcamp weeks ago, I had every intention on downloading the debut LP Only Self from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Jesus Piece upon its release. The three singles they pulled from the album were thick and menacing, so I was pretty sure I was going to enjoy it.

Having now played this album from beginning to end about 3 or 4 times already, I can say this record has exceeded every expectation I had. Call it a banger, say that it slaps, or refer to it as face-melting….none of that would quite explain it.

Only Self fades in and ignites with its intro track, entitled “Lucid”, and you can already tell that this band is hungry. Aaron Heard’s vocals are monstrous and powerful, and match perfectly with the pummeling, downtuned guitar work from David Updike (ex. Frontlines) and John Distefano, as well as the thick foundation of bass and drums from Anthony Marinaro (ex. Crosscheck) and Luis Aponte, respectively. It all culminates to a severely heavy record that my body was not prepared to endure.

If your stereo isn’t a potato or you’ve at least got some good headphones, you’ll appreciate just how bass heavy the majority of this record is. It rattles windows, it sets off car alarms, it induces labor, all while still maintaining a fair amount of groove. The 1:11 mark of the fourth track, entitled “Curse of the Serpent”, illustrates this. It’s just so…FILTHY. I feel sorry for anyone standing on the edge of the pit when JP plays this track live. When you hear it, crowds will be killed. The last two tracks, entitled “I” and “II”, take a much needed rest from the constant battering of the previous tracks, and instead are slower and droning, reminding me a lot of tracks like “Phoenix In Flight” by Converge or “Zozobra” by Old Man Gloom. Honestly, they could’ve just combined these two tracks into one and had one 7 minute long ending track instead of having two, but I’m assuming they did this so they could say they have ten whole tracks.

Production of the album is all around solid, again, depending on what you’re listening to it on. My shitty car stereo makes everything tend to sound hella trebly and muddy, but on my wife’s car stereo, everything is clear and present, and this album sounded gorgeous.

Only Self is a murderous first attempt from Jesus Piece, and it’s gonna be very hard to follow this up. Tight, savage, and heavy as all fuck. Listener discretion is advised.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some holes in my walls to tend to…

5/5 – There are wars that weren’t this brutal.

 

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New Horror Pins!

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Need some creepy flair for your clothes? We got you covered!

Greetings, my Minions!

So we’re all moved in and loving our new apartment. It wasn’t a far move (about 800ft away from our last apartment building, actually), and we’ve got a bit more space now.

We got lots of plans brewin’ for both 2 Odd Ravens and Quid Industries. In the meantime, we got pins for sale! Our official 2 Odd Ravens Shop isn’t up yet, but if you’d like to purchase a pin, just send an email to hello@2oddravens.com!

JQ
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I got SLIMED last night!

The green bastard took the last box of Hi-C Ecto Cooler. Where’s my damn Proton Pack, cuz he about to get it…

Afternoon Minions!

So yesterday, I was on FIYAA.  Not sure if it’s something in the air, but my artist muse has been kicking it into high gear lately, and I’ve been inspired and eager to create.  Not only did I work on two different designs for skateboards before work yesterday, I busted this slimey dude out before I left work for the night.  I’ve purposely been leaving my Posca paint markers at work, and taking a couple pieces of canvas print to work with me in an effort to remind myself that even though I don’t have my tablet and Photoshop or Illustrator with me, THAT DOESN’T MEAN I SHOULDN’T BE DRAWING.  Last I checked, art was a thing long before it was digitized, so I have no excuse.  I need to be drawing every chance I get.  Plus, it’s nice to know that I can still use traditional methods to create cool illustrations, like our bloated green ghost here.

Always been a fan of Ghostbusters, and especially of Slimer, so I’m excited about how this one came out.  In the past, I’ve made the mistake of using paint markers and putting down the line work before the colors, which of course got me into a world of trouble later on.  This time, I drew the design in pencil first, then laid down my flat colors (Aaaand now I gotta replace my light green marker..) then the shadows, highlights, and THEN the line work.  Much better results.  Canvas print is fun to draw on, but I think I prefer a good piece of marker paper.  The nibs tend to drag on the textured canvas and flick paint where I don’t want it sometimes.  The pens with the fatter nibs don’t have this problem, but these fine liners require a bit less speed because of that paint flicking.

If you like this one, do me a solid and share it with some other Ghostbusters fanboys.  And stay tuned for those skateboard designs, they’re gonna be pretty sick.

JQ
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New Mr. Bad Touch Design!

You’re gonna start seeing this dude around a LOT. Try not to do that girly yelp you always do when you see a scary clown…YES, YOU DO.

My loyal Minions!

Firstly…I AM CURRENTLY SITTING AT 907 FOLLOWERS!  HOLY BALLS.  WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE AND WHY DO YOU LIKE THIS CRAP???  Seriously, you guys are the best.  Thank you for supporting me and further enabling me to create this horrific trash.  I love you always and you smell divine.

So I’ve been working on creating some new illustrations, trying to fine tune my process and replace my older, less than professional work some stuff that shows I’ve actually progressed as a digital artist.  I’m actually concentrating on creating all new, higher quality designs in specific sizes so I can start selling prints.  I wanna have my t-shirts and three different sizes of prints available on my Open-But-Empty Etsy shop, and then have my skateboards, canvas prints, and metal prints available in my website’s shop.

Then randomly, I decided to give my old friend Mr. Bad Touch a much-needed face lift.  I’ve been using the creepy little dude for years, but the original doesn’t exactly represent my skills.

I’m looking forward to the day when I view this comparison, and I’m like “Meh…that 2018 drawing is on the lower end of my work…dunno who drew that other one..wasn’t me..”

Much better.  More details and stuff…sorry, I was trying to sound artsy.  Plan your nightmares accordingly, cuz I’m gonna plaster Mr. Bad Touch all over the place.  You’ve been warned.  For best results, share this post with a friend you KNOW is afraid of scary clowns and ruin sleep for them!  That’s what friends are for!

JQ

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Kopfschmerzen

When you start to take an Aspirin, but then the pain sorta grows on you.

Ya gotta alleviate as much stress in your life as you can, dude.  Stress is the enemy.  It’s such a downward spiral too.  Stress leads to headaches.  Headaches lead to migraines. Migraines lead to living mutations that occupy the space between your skull and brain, feeding off the precious fluids of your mind, growing larger with each day, treating you like a host as it drains you from the inside out.  All that leads to Aspirin, which leads to Bufferin, which leads to Ibuprofen, then mountains of yeyo, etc..

Just protect your head space, man.  Whatever you gotta do to get through your shit, just do it.  Save the brain.

JQ

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Vespera unveil new song and music video, “Vanilla Sky”

I’m not even sure how I found out about this band, but GOD I’M GLAD I DID.

Not even a full length out yet, and Vespera are making serious waves.  Their previous three videos on YouTube as well as their strong presence on Spotify have all created a very mysterious yet exciting aura around the Seattle alt-metal outfit.  No word on an album or impending tour at this time, but I’m stoked for whatever’s on the horizon for these four dudes.  This is the perfect time to get into this band as they are at the beginnings of what will more than likely be a very successful music career.

Alright, enough talk.  Check out “Vanilla Sky“!

For fans of:  30 Seconds To Mars, Deftones, Chevelle

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