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Tales From the Pit: Soilwork

Tales from the Pit / Bjorn Speed from Soilwork / Revolver Magazine, December 2015. Illustration by and © Copyright Anton Emdin 2015. All Rights Reserved. Please do not reproduce without express written permission.
Tales from the Pit / Bjorn Speed from Soilwork / Revolver Magazine, December 2015. Illustration by and © Copyright Anton Emdin 2015. All Rights Reserved. Please do not reproduce without express written permission.

Here's a fun illustration for the new issue of Revolver Magazine (USA). It's for the 'Tales From the Pit' section, in which musicians share interesting stories from the road.

This one is from Soilwork’s Björn “Speed” Strid, and you'll have to pick up the December 2015 issue to read it! Many thanks to Natalie at Revolver for the great commission.

In case you're not up with metal, here are Bjorn and Ola Fink from Soilwork...

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Soilwork / http://www.antonemdin.com/

Photo © Leonor Ananke

... and the rest of the band:

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Soilwork / http://www.antonemdin.com/

For the process junkies, here are the initial thumbnails and the rough. The finished art is drawn completely digitally using a Wacom Cintiq and Photoshop.

Sketches: Tales from the Pit / Bjorn Speed from Soilwork / Revolver Magazine, December 2015. Illustration by and © Copyright Anton Emdin 2015. All Rights Reserved. Please do not reproduce without express written permission.
Sketches: Tales from the Pit / Bjorn Speed from Soilwork / Revolver Magazine, December 2015. Illustration by and © Copyright Anton Emdin 2015. All Rights Reserved. Please do not reproduce without express written permission.

Here's how it ended up!

Tales from the Pit / Bjorn Speed from Soilwork / Revolver Magazine, December 2015. Illustration by and © Copyright Anton Emdin 2015. All Rights Reserved. Please do not reproduce without express written permission.
Tales from the Pit / Bjorn Speed from Soilwork / Revolver Magazine, December 2015. Illustration by and © Copyright Anton Emdin 2015. All Rights Reserved. Please do not reproduce without express written permission.

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to drop by Revolver Mag. Look out for this cover.

Revolver Mag / December 2015 / http://www.antonemdin.com/
Revolver Mag / December 2015 / http://www.antonemdin.com/