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Larry West
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
My name is Larry West. I'm an illustrator/graphic designer from Philadelphia, PA. I've been featured in newspapers and interviewed a bunch of times, and I love doing artwork that bends people's minds and makes them think.

I'm available for commissions and gallery shows.

Current Residence: Philadelphia, PA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Large
Favorite genre of music: Heavy Metal
Favorite style of art: Pop-Art
Operating System: Windows 8
MP3 player of choice: Samsung Galaxy S4
Favorite cartoon character: Duckman
Personal Quote: As long as there is life on earth, there will be war.


Philadelphia Black Metal Logo - Long Cold Winter by luvataciousskull
Philadelphia Black Metal Logo - Long Cold Winter
I originally did a Black Metal Logo for Philadelphia about 2 years ago, but I always wanted to give it another go, and this is actually the 3rd attempt.

My first attempt made the name look more like an eagle, but the problem was it just didn't look like a black metal logo - Philadelphia Black Metal Logo

My second attempt was a few days before this one, and this time I decided to just focus on something that looked cool. It was close, but I wound up making it too clean and not "grimme" - Philadelphia Black Metal Logo - Version 2

This time around, I got a TON of feedback from people. I got feedback from friends, Philadelphia residents, and black metal fans around the world. I took all the advice I got and I researched and researched and researched, and practiced and traced past drawings and refined and then practiced again... after 3 days I finally sat down and focused om the piece. The biggest change was adding Philadelphia City Hall over the logo itself. I had the idea shortly after I did the second one but this time I just went for it. One key bit of advice I got was to make it more illegible, but I kept it as legible as possible while still adding trees and grimness to it.
Philadelphia Black Metal Logo - Version 2 by luvataciousskull
Philadelphia Black Metal Logo - Version 2
I originally did a Black Metal Logo for Philadelphia about 2 years ago, but I always wanted to give it another go, and even now I want to even do a third.

This time around I focused on using elements of the Seal of Philadelphia in the design: The scales represent peace and prosperity, and the shield actually is a holdover from the actual city seal. The lines at the top actually represent a ship mast which ties into the long naval history of the city as well. The city was established in 1682, though we basically didn't become the Philadelphia you know and love until shortly after the birth of America when we kicked the corporation that controlled the city out.
Gwar Tattoo Design by luvataciousskull
Gwar Tattoo Design
Clockwise from left to right: Oderus Urungus, Jizmak Da Gusha, Beefcake the Mighty, Balsac the Jaws of Death, and Flattus Maximus.

I did this tattoo for a friend of mine shortly after Oderous died.
Her Satanic Majesty by luvataciousskull
Her Satanic Majesty
In Hell reigns this Majestic Demoness.

Her allegiance to Lucifer on her neck, and dedication to Leviathan on her forehead, she holds the flames of passion and desire in her left hand. Her left arm, adorned with the Sigil of Astaroth at her shoulder to help left the burden of rule, the Sigil of Asmodeus adorns her arm as she is also supported by He who is the King of Demons.

The Sigil of Beezelbub adorns her right arm while The Sigil of Baal adorns her shoulder. Both represent the reign of the Prince of Demons. The orb she holds in her right hand holds the future, the past, and everything in between.

The Sigil of Belial adorns the skull of the goat, the twin snakes at her mid-section are lust and love, and the two rising behind her are power and strength, all of them inter-tangled into a larger Sigil of Lucifer. The eye sees all, knows all, and provides wisdom and knowledge to all who would peer in.

Her Satanic Majesty reigns.
Pope Benedict Caricature by luvataciousskull
Pope Benedict Caricature
This is a caricature of Pope Benedict I did originally in 2011 for an app called "Spank Vote". The idea was you got to spank various people and politicians to "punish" them.

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Madam--Kitty Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! wanna join my group called Anti-illuminati-01? anti-illuminati-01.deviantart.…
xXShaddowHunterXx Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student General Artist
You works are very thoughtful and very well drawn. I like how you criticize society and that staff. Keep it up,pal!
luvataciousskull Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
xXShaddowHunterXx Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student General Artist
JosephMayo Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Whoa, very nice work :D
And  by the way, thanks for the +fav 
It means a lot!
luvataciousskull Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Your welcome, and thanks! :)
EricThomasStudios Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Welcome to Mythos & Magick! :D
codyrush Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
Just to clarify, that poster's for a film. I did not make it. I gave thumb nails and descriptions for its composition: but I did not physically make it. The cat who did's name is Rodolphforever, an expert in the art deco style.
luvataciousskull Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, thanks!
KwAkthe1st Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dig your shtuff broha!!!...

A watch for a watch!?!...
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