I studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (Department of Graphic Arts) and graduated with distinction in 2000.
After graduating I co-operated as an illustrator with a few printed magazines and as a graphic designer and texture artist with several big graphic studios in Warsaw working on international projects (including two 3D movies and a PC/Playstation game). At the end of 2003 I decided to become a 100% freelancer and finally concentrate only on what I enjoy doing most: painting cover arts for Metal bands. This (together with photography) is the best way I can contribute something of mine to the music I've loved for so many years (since 1988).
So if you like the old style paintings with lots of details (I smear my hands mostly with oil paints and pencils, but I'm able to use a graphic tablet with Adobe Photoshop with a certain skill as well) and you're interested in co-operation, just contact me. And if you think any of the unused artworks or photographs I present here would suit for a cover art or inside illustrations, I can provide you with high quality scans.
Apart from CD cover arts, logo and T-shirt designs, I'm always interested in doing book and magazine covers and illustrations or any other graphic work you can think of (including private commissions for paintings).
I'm also a freelance professional photographer and recently I've focused on the live shows photography. I'm available for hire, so if you're in a band and you'd like to have a set of photos that you could use on your promo materials or CD booklets, please contact me for the details.
In early 2008, together with my life-partner, I started a record label - METAL ON METAL Records, dedicated to traditional metal in all its styles (heavy, US power, thrash, speed, doom, NWOBHM...). Check out our website at: www.metal-on-metal.com.
If you'd like to learn something more about me and read my ramblings about arts and Metal, check out the INTERVIEWS page!
METAL!!! Listening to my old tapes and CDs, Heavy Metal Hunting (trading with other maniacs, spending too much cash on this stuff), traveling long distances to see my favourite bands playing and meeting my friends (but never getting wasted - I prefer to stay sober! :-) ). What else? ...Collecting minerals - especially when I can dig some beautiful stones with my own hands. Roller skating. Bungee-jumping (I did it only once, but I loved it!), scuba diving... Traveling again... Internet-surfing (my latest addiction). Reading books (whenever I've got the time to do it) ...and letters! And writing (e-mails, not books!) - yeah, some of my friends know that, haha.
FAVOURITE BANDS ...just a few ;) (in no special order - and NOT UPDATED since 2007!):
KING DIAMOND and MERCYFUL FATE, SAVATAGE (forever and ever - I'm short of words to express the Beauty, Power and Magic of your Music), MANILLA ROAD (blessed be forever, my Brothers! You are the Ones!), (The Exalted) PILEDRIVER (welcome backkkk, Gored! Finally!!!), EXORCIST (where is your awsome "exorcist" voice now, Mr. DeFeis!?), OVERKILL ('kill 4 life... though the last albums are a poor shadow of your past greatness), NEVERMORE ("hypnotize me, mesmerize me"... what kind of drug do you put into your music? Just reality?), VENOM (for breaking the rules), OMEN (all except for "Re-opening The Gates"!), KREATOR, SODOM, IRON CROSS (US - FL), DEATHWISH (UK), IRON MAIDEN, BRUCE DICKINSON (since "Accident..."), DOCTOR BUTCHER, JON OLIVA'S PAIN, JUDAS PRIEST, BULLDOZER, CELTIC FROST (till "Pandemonium"), HELLHAMMER, DEATH SS (old! sorry, but the new stuff is crap to me), METALLICA (till "Justice"), SLAYER (till "Divine..."), SANCTUARY, JAG PANZER, TITAN FORCE, ATTACKER, SLEEPY HOLLOW, BROCAS HELM, THE LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG, HEATHENDOM, BATTLERAGE, WOTAN (Ita.), IRONSWORD, DOOMSWORD, METAL INQUISTOR, MINOTAUR, ARTILLERY, CRIMSON GLORY, AGENT STEEL, BATHORY, EXUMER, CANDLEMASS, NEMESIS (Swe.), TROUBLE (old), COUNT RAVEN, SOLITUDE AETURNUS, FORSAKEN (Malta), NOMAD SON, DOOMSHINE, CONCEPT OF GOD, DARKTHRONE, DIO, CAGE, SACRED OATH, CORONER, PORTRAIT (Swe.), WARRANT (Ger.), STEELPREACHER, OCTOBER 31, DECEASED (especially new stuff!), TRINAKRIUS, BATTLE RAM, BATTLEROAR, RENEGADE (Aus.), OLD SEASON, MESSIAH (especially old stuff), WOTAN (Ger.- demos), ADRAMELCH, DARK QUARTERER, DEADLY BLESSING, BLESSED DEATH, SLAUTER XSTROYES, KAT (Pol.), WRATH (US), ANGUS, IRON ANGEL, HELLOWEEN (till the second "Keeper"), DESTRUCTION, TESTAMENT (till "Souls..."), ANNIHILATOR (not everything), WHIPLASH (till "Insult..." and "Thrashback"), METAL CHURCH, REVEREND, WAYNE, LÄÄZ ROCKIT, EXODUS, CATCH 22, DEATH, CONTROL DENIED, PHILOSOPHER, SKYCLAD, ABATTOIR, APOCRYPHA (US), PREMONITION, SKELATOR, METAL LAW, FORBIDDEN (old), OVERLORDE, STEEL ASSASSIN, S.A. SLAYER, DEATH BEAST, ASSASSIN, SOLITAIRE, SOLEMNITY, HAVOC ("The Grip"), HAVE MERCY, ANGRY ANGELS, REDRUM, JUGGERNAUT, OBSESSION, ATOMKRAFT, HALLOWEEN (US), AXEMASTER, HOLY MARTYR, GRINDER, MALEDICTION (Fra.), ATLANTEAN KODEX, IMAGIKA, VIOLENT FORCE, BLOODFEAST, SATAN'S HOST, ANVIL, THUNDER RIDER, HELSTAR, DISTANT THUNDER, REVEREND BIZARRE, THUNDERSTORM (Ita.), DANTESCO, JOTENHEIM, WYTCHFYNDE, DEATHROW, SACRIFICE (Can.), SLAUGHTER (Can.), IMPOSTOR, CRUCIFIED MORTALS, MIDNIGHT (US), RIVAL (US), RAM, EXCITER, PURGATORY (US), SABATON, RITUAL STEEL (TITAN STEELE), GOAT HORN, CAULDRON, CULPRIT, FALLEN ANGELS (US), MAGUS BEAST, VEXED, E-X-E, ROTTWEILLER, TYRANT'S REIGN, HAMMER WHORE, BLITZKRIEG, AVENGER (UK), SATAN, TYRANT (US), COMMUNIC, SAINT VITUS, MEMENTO MORI, WARDOG, VECTOM, DRIFTER, CYCLONE, CAPRICORN, TARGET, QUICK CHANGE, APOCALYPSE (Switz.), SEVEN WITCHES, CARNIVORE, MEZZROW, FLAMES, NIGEL FOXXES INC., INFLUENCE, POWERMAD, BLIND ILLUSION, HALFORD, ANVIL BITCH, BALLISTIC, ISENGARD (Nor.), NECRODEATH (old), FINAL BREATH, KING'S-EVIL, SABBAT (Jap.), ANCIENT RITES, DESASTER, SCEPTER, GEHENNAH, I, WARHAMMER, WITCHBURNER, GUILLOTINE, NOCTURNAL BREED, HATEWORK, DEKAPITATOR, ROOT, TÖRR, RHESTUS, BURIED GOD, NOCTURNAL (Ger.), BEWITCHED (Swe.), R.U. DEAD?, POISON (Ger.), PENTAGRAM (US), POSSESSED, DAMIEN THORNE, SACRED BLADE, EMERALD (Hol.), REFLECTION, ANACRUSIS, PSYCHOTIC WALTZ, REALM, CAULDRON BORN, OVERDRIVE (UK), BACKWATER, HAVOC MASS, WASTED (Den.), NEURODELIRI, WITCHKILLER, EVIL DEAD, DOMINUS PRAELII, KNIGHTRIDER, SKULLVIEW, ALKATEYA, RAGING STROM, VALOR, MAGÖ DE OZ, ASSEDIUM, MURO, SILVER FIST, HEAVY LOAD (only "Full Speed At High Level"), HANKER, ATTACK, AXEHAMMER, VORTEX, SWORD, DESTINY (Swe.), ABSTRAKT ALGEBRA, ISOLE, RAVEN BLACK NIGHT, SONHEILLON, HALLOWS EVE, ASTRAL DOORS, PAUL CHAIN (old), THE BLACK (Ita.), QUEENSRYCHE (till "Operation..."), BLOODSTAINED, SALEM'S WYCH, GRAVE DIGGER, REBELLION, MIDNIGHT DARKNESS, UPWARDS OF ENDTIME, WARNING, MORTAL SIN, REQUIEM (Ita.), FUELED BY FIRE, STRIKEMASTER, MERCILESS DEATH (US), DESPERATION, RAVAGE, TORCH, S.D.I. (old), D.A.M., NECRONOMICON, LIEGE LORD, POWERVICE, TOXIK, MYSTIK, MIDEVIL, DYOXEN, DAMIEN (Swe.), MERCY, HEXENHAUS, MANINNYA BLADE, SOOTHSAYER, ANDRALLS, MORGANA LEFAY, LEFAY, OUTWORLD, W.A.S.P., TANKARD, AZOTIC REIGN, CLAIRVOYANT, CLOVEN HOOF, BLASPHEME, SORTILEGE, H-BOMB, ARIA, KILLERS, STYGIAN SHORE, GRIFFIN (US), DARKLIN REACH, GODDESS OF DESIRE, FUCK OFF, BARBARIAN, RAVEN, GRIM REAPER, BALISTIK KICK, ARCTIC FLAME, CARPEDIEM, STEEL LORD, CONVIXION, VYNDYKATOR, UNEARTHED (US - FL), OLIVER MAGNUM, SAVAGE STEEL, WIZARD (Ger.), WOLF (Swe.), HERALD, KRYPTOS, FEANOR, HALLOWED, FALCONER, CETI, WARFARE, INSANE, HEATHEN, HIRAX, RAVENSTHORN, REPENT, PANDEMONIUM (US), THE OBSESSED, VILLAIN, RITUAL (US), WINTERS BANE, MP (old), HEADHUNTER, ATLAIN, LIVING DEATH, DEFENDER (Hol), TEUTONIC, VIRON, SACRED REICH (till "The American..."), MELIAH RAGE, RAZOR, TAUNTED, CUTTY SARK, SEMPITERNAL DEATHREIGN, FORTE, ONSLAUGHT, BEYOND FALLEN, PARADOX, GOATLORD, CRANIUM, BLOOD RED ANGEL, CRUSTACEAN, VOIVOD (old), VENDETTA, COVEN (US - old), SAVAGE GRACE, SACRED RITE, RELLIK (the old US one), SABBAT (UK), EXILED, ULYSSES SIREN, KILLINGSWORTH, WARNING SF, WRETCH, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, GAMA BOMB, DESTRUCTOR, DEATH MILITIA, WAR CRY.US, ATOMIZER, DESTILLERY, BRAINSTORM, GORGONS EYES, THRUST, ARSON, POST MORTEM (US - old), CROSSFIRE, PAINMUSEUM, ICARUS WITCH, NECROMANTIA, ROTTING CHRIST (old), THOU ART LORD, VARATHRON, STORMWITCH (old), SCANNER (old), WARLORD (US), PLACE OF SKULLS, PALE DIVINE, DAWN OF WINTER, TRAGEDY DIVINE, SACRED STEEL, DESPERATION, SHADOWKEEP, RUFFIANS, PHANTOM X, METALUCIFER, FORCE OF EVIL, VICIOUS RUMORS, CENTVRION, STORMRIDER (Ger.), WITCHHAMMER, ORDER OF NINE, MILES BEYOND, SOLSTICE, LITANY, KRANKENSTEIN (old), THE COUP DE GRACE, DRUNKEN STATE, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, RISK, ICED EARTH (especially old stuff), PHENIX, DEMON, DOUBLE DIAMOND, BLACK KNIGHT (Hol.), EXISTENCE (Ger.), FIERCE CONVICTION, SEVERE WARNING, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, MEDUSA (US), STEEL TORMENTOR, TORANAGA, TENSION, ARAKAIN, ANGEL DUST (old), TALES OF HORROR, PAGAN ALTAR, INTERNAL VOID, SCHIZO, MORRIGAN, VULTURE LORD, MUDRA, EPILEPSIA, BEYOND FEAR, NASTY SAVAGE, EMERALD (Switz.), PARAGON, THERION, HOLLENTHON, MARTYR (Hol.), STEEL PROPHET, STRIKELIGHT, DOOMSTONE (US), TORMENTOR (Hun. old), MORNINGSTAR, EAT MY FUK, WINTER, AURA NOIR, INCINERATOR, WIZZARD, IMPERIAL, PAGANIZER, WITCHTRAP, WITCHERY, UNLEASHED, STEEL TORMENTOR, CAST AWAY, ROSAE CRUCIS, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, BOOMERANG, CRYSTAL SHARK, GUNFIRE, METAL WITCH, GAMMA RAY, MAJESTY (Ger.), STORMWARRIOR, ANCIENT RITES, MEMORY GARDEN, TAD MOROSE, REVELATION, SARCOFAGO, VULCANO, PSYCHIC POSSESSOR, CHAKAL, THE CROWN, INTRUDER, OVERDRIVE (Swe.), NUN SLAUGHTER, DREAM THEATER, MANOWAR (not everything), PRIMAL FEAR, X-WILD, RUNNING WILD (especially old)...
...and the list goes on and on (so if you hadn't found your name here, it doesn't necessarily mean I don't like your music! :-) )
...ah, did I mention the greatest rockin' band on earth? ...No? TENACIOUS D of course!!!