Chuck Schuldiner - May 13, 1967 – December 13, 2001
Ol' Chuck here was the creator of death metal (the best kind of metal, BTW). He was the starting force and guitarist for Mantas and Death, and pioneered this wonderful genre for many years.
This was a commission portrait for my friend Ian Stewart, ex-Meathook guitarist (and he's way, way fucking good at guitar. Makes me want to give up). Chuck's his favourite guitarist. Portrait from a photo he provided, with a texture thrown over top. grid system on the guitar 'cause it was a dink. Done in Photoshop CS5 side by side with the photo.
Thanks for the music, Chuck.