Over the weekend, I did these quickie sketches of Adam “Nergal” Darski, of polish extreme metal band, “Behemoth”. You may or may not know who he is, you may or may not like the kind of music that he plays and his point of view, but you cannot deny that he has an interesting story. He is a poster child for freedom of speech and thought (years of court woes in Poland over a blashpemy charge that was later dropped), a leukemia survivor, a bone marrow center charitable benefactor, as well as front man for what is probably the leading extreme metal band in the world at the moment.
I found reference of him online and sketched a range of different expressions posting them to my sketchbook online here as well as to my Instagram account. Just for the heck of it, I tagged both Nergal and the Behemoth band Instagram accounts when doing so. Lo and behold, the next day I received a message from Nergal, asking I would send them to him and if he could post to his Facebook. Of course I agreed, how could I not? I really didn’t expect him to see them, but he liked them enough to email me and post them to his official Facebook page, so that was really cool.
See you when you come to Philly in April.
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