Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Heavy Metal Mania

My art on a guitar!

Now it can be shown!

Ahhh yeah. Look at that bad boy! That's my art on a Fender Custom Shop Strat. SO heavy metal, if I do say so myself.

I thought it time to get some authentic heavy metal posts going on this here blog.

Several years ago, a good friend of mine wanted to have a custom Stratocaster made, and he wanted me to do the art for it. He requested something "Frazetta-ish." I was only too happy to oblige. Of course, I had to throw in some solid Skeletor sensibility, but I think it still falls within the general Frazetta vibe. Besides, we all know that Frazetta was probably a Skeletor fan because, who ISN'T a Skeletor fan?

You can see the original art created for the guitar here.


  1. That is FREAKIN' AMAZING! Love it, Dave. When did you do this? Did you paint directly on the guitar or was it somehow transfered on? Very awesome. I'm very impressed.

  2. Thanks Melissa! I painted it digitally 8 years ago, in Photoshop. When I did it, they didn't yet have a printer at Fender. It took a year until they did, then they could transfer my art onto the guitar. It looks even better in person. I was really happy with the quality of the print.