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Doombringer! The Vile and Vicious Black Metal Art of STRANGE HOUSE aka Joonas Ryynänen

Today I want you to enter the dark hallways of STRANGE HOUSE, the work of Norwegian illustrator and tattoo artist Joonas Ryynänen. His illustrations look like something carved into a medieval wood block while the artist channeled the fury of the bleakest black metal through his veins! With the stark contrast of black ink on a solid color background, I wouldn’t expect to see as much movement and wrath in his subjects. These images burst from the page, spraying blood and mucus; they creep and slink out of the frame; they glare and stare with beady eyes. I’m enthralled by Ryynänen’s artwork, and I can’t imagine how amazing these illustrations would be as tattoos! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do…

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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