architectural visualisation / design / digital art

Potential Album Covers

Matte Painting inspired by ‘Bergtatt’ Cover

Ulver Bergtatt SMALLFull size: 2883×2883 px. Stylised photorealist matte painting inspired by the original oil painting by Tania Stene for Ulver’s ‘Bergtatt’ album cover. The photo I used as a base is from 3DTotal.


Tribute to ‘Todbringer’, Ellende Album Cover

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Full size: 3500×3500 px. Mixed technique – 3D render + matte painting.

There’s an interesting story behind this painting. I’ve been subscribed to a YouTube channel called ‘Atmospheric Black Metal’ for a while when this album, ‘Todbringer’ by Ellende came out.
I remember listening to it and admiring the artwork, then totally forgot about it for more than a year until one day I accidentally saw a flash of the cover somewhere on the internet. I could not remember its name nor the name of the artist so I went back to the YouTube channel and browsed through the huge collection of albums until I finally found it.

The original image was painted by Lukas, the talented musician himself.


Geysir, Iceland – Digital Painting

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Full size: 5000×3879. Painted on a graphics tablet.


Matte Painting based on ‘Fattigmannen’, ‘Hvis Lyset Tar Oss’ Album Cover

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Full size: 4000×4000 px.
I always found this drawing (‘Fattigmannen‘ by Theodor Kittelsen, 1894-95 ) very evocative and inspiring, so today I decided to create a stylised photorealistic version of it. This is also the cover art of ‘Hvis lyset tar oss’, one of the best well known black metal albums. For the dead pauper I went into Skyrim and console killed poor Filnjar, the blacksmith from Shor’s Stone, then took a screenshot. (more…)


Reykholt Forest, Iceland – Photo Manipulations

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Full size: 3558×3558 pixels. These two art pieces are based on two photos I took in November 2017 in a small forest near Reykholt, western Iceland.
For some reason this place reminded me of ‘Blair Witch Project’ so I tried my best to evoke that mood through the grading and effects. Other influences include Burzum’s ‘Hliðskjálf’ as well as Agalloch’s ‘Marrow of the Spirit’ cover art.  (more…)


Snaefellsness, Iceland – Matte Painting

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Full size: 3706×3706 pixels. This painting is a collage of photos taken by myself in November 2017 in the beautiful national park of Snaefellsness, western Iceland.


Geysir, Iceland – Photo Manipulation

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I took the original photo (see below) in Geysir, Iceland in November 2017. Full size: 4000×4000 pixels.