I don’t remember what exactly I was looking for when I came across this beautiful art, but I’m very happy I did! Talented artist from Argentina Walter Hernán Cafiso combines two of my favourite artistic worlds in a four-part series of illustrations – so I had to spread the word!
Tim Burton meets Symphonic Metal.
Since I just published a review of Tim Burton’s latest movie Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, it seems like the best time to present an illustrator and graphic designer, who has obviously been influenced by the wonderfully dark mind of the filmmaker.
Although the art pieces are dated July 2015, all four illustrations were published on February 5th, 2016 on Walter Cafiso’s Facebook Page with the following description:
“Series of illustrations of artists and bands of the Symphonic rock/metal world, based on Tim Burton’s art.. technique, hand drawn with pencil and painted in Photoshop cc.”
One of the illustrations shows operatic-metal queen Tarja Turunen in the red stage outfit and red microphone combination, from back when she was still front woman to NIGHTWISH. Speaking of the Finnish band, Cafiso also drew the band’s mastermind Tuomas Holopainen:
Then there’s also Dutch vocalist Sharon den Adel from WITHIN TEMPTATION:
Looking at the illustration’s date, however, I note that the first drawing of the series seems to be one of EVANESCENCE’s front woman Amy Lee. Now you may argue that EVANESCENCE is not really symphonic metal, Lee is a notorious fan of Tim Burton’s, so I approve! Here’s the whole post:
On Cafiso’s facebook-page there are more images of our favourite women in metal in other visual art styles, make sure to check them out.
What do you think about the series? Do you have any other artistic crossovers to share with us? Link it in the comments!