The Crystallomantic Art was born in 2012 and is the brainchild of artist Wolven Claws. It’s purpose is to provide artworks for all bands in the broadest spectrum of the Heavy Metal music scene. He works mainly in acrylic paints and ballpoint pen and provide Logo’s, shirt designs, album covers and booklets at very competitive prices.
The coloured artworks are all hand painted and black and white works tend to be rendered in ball point pen with minimum acrylic shading and/ or digital embellishment. All artworks include adding existing band logos and titles etc for a complete design & are meticulously detailed. Wolven Claws takes exceptional pride in all the work that he creates.
He draws inspiration from Medieval art (Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel The Elder etc.), through 70’s and 80’s rock and metal imagery (N.W.O.B.H.M. Derek Riggs etc.), horror movies (Night of The Demon [’57], The Thing [’82], The Fly [’86] etc) as well as fantasy and sci fi artists such as Michael Whelan, Tim White, Frank Frazetta. Having decided not to go on to further education in that field, Wolven Claws is completely self taught.
He started designing logos and demo tape covers for friends bands as well as for bands in which he played in but it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that he decided to dedicate my time to metal artwork. Wolven Claws lives for creating this stuff for metal bands and is keen to work with any band from all rock and metal genres. So far he has provided artworks for Necrosic (Eric Cutler of Autopsy’s new band), Trivax (uk/ iran black metal), Austerymn (uk death metal), Anarchos (Holland death metal), Demonical (Swedish death metal), Darkened Winter (Australian black metal), Burning Hatred (Holland death metal) amongst others.
Anyone interested in his work should ‘like’ The Crystallomantic Art facebook page .
Any bands wishing to discuss artworks for their releases should friend request Wolven Claws Artist on facebook.com/wolvenclaws666.