Mick Barr: Coiled Malescence

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Saturday 3 September 2011

Mick Barr, guitarist for NYC black metal band Krallice, just came out with his first solo record under his own name. I had the honor of doing the album art.

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Drawing Hands by Grant Snider

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Wednesday 22 June 2011

It took me many many grueling years to learn how to draw anatomically correct hands, and even now I have to look at my own for reference sometimes. Illustrator Grant Snider posted this amusing guide to what artists can do to avoid drawing hands when they don’t feel like it.

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La Otracina flyer

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Tuesday 21 June 2011

Here’s a flyer I just did for a killer show coming up. La Otracina, The Pilgrim, Darsombra, and Heaviness of the Load are on the bill at the 5th Dimension in the H&H Building on June 24, making for a killer night of 70s-inspired prog/proto-metal and spaced-out heaviness. Don’t miss it! Check out higher-res versions […]

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Baltimore silkscreen book features new art by me

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 1 February 2011

Shameless self-promotion: Baltimore artists Jordan Bernier and John Bohl are working on a silkscreen book that will feature art by an array of other Baltimore artists, including yours truly. Each copy of the book will also come with a limited edition silk-screened poster.

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Textures in art

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Thursday 24 December 2009

Lately I’ve been inspired by a lot of artists that use a lot of different textures in their work. I got a book about insect physiology from the Book Thing in Baltimore, and I’ve been using it to get ideas for various biological forms and patterns. The first one here was from an electron microscope photograph of a corn moth’s antennae. The second one was just a freeform thing that was playing with.

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