|Inks on Bristol / 2011|
Dimebag was recently voted one of the Top 100 Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone but by many accounts should have been closer to the top of the list. He helped define a unique Southern Heavy Metal sound which drew Pantera legions of devoted fans and a posthumous cult following since his abrupt death.
Click HERE for the Rock Star Martyr Website to read more about Dimebag and other dearly departed Gods of Rock!
Click HERE for a stream of more of my Rock Star Martyr portraits for this ongoing series and collaboration!
Here's the time lapse video I created of the coloring process for my portrait! If it gets a little foggy on the footage when I'm coloring the sweet leaf, don't adjust your screens, it's all natural and part of my tribute, in memoriam for Dimebag...
Originally I had a Pantera track set to the time lapse video but low and behold, the record company doesn't allow it to be used (some do and some don't I'm finding.) Anyhow, I found a new band and their thrashing track to use! This cover of "Cowboys from Hell" is by a group of students of Aaron O'keefe in Ohio!