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Mark Riddick
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
A fanatic of heavy metal music since 1986, Mark Riddick launched his career
as a freelance artist in 1991 when he began illustrating demo cassette covers, 7” EP record covers, and filler artwork for cut & paste underground death metal fanzines, bands, and record labels. By the mid-90s Riddick had gained credibility as the ‘go-to’ artist for underground extreme metal bands in the United States and overseas. In 1998, Riddick earned his undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from Greensboro College in North Carolina. Since finishing college, Riddick has pursued his freelance career by continuing to illustrate for underground metal bands and mainstream metal bands alike. His grotesque talent has also been solicited by other media outlets such as the Cartoon Network/Adult Swim’s notorious television series, “Metalocalypse,” the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures” series, and NBC’s “Law & Order” series. Some of Riddick’s most visible illustrations for the metal scene have appeared on merchandise for such bands as Aborted, Arsis, Autopsy, Coffins, Demonical, Dethklok, Devourment, Dying Fetus, Exodus, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Gorgasm, Grave, Gravehill, Hypocrisy, Kataklysm, Lividity, Morbid Angel, Nunslaughter, Psycroptic, Slaughter, Suffocation, The Black Dahlia Murder, Torture Killer, Varathron, Warbringer, and hundreds of others. In addition, Riddick has participated in gallery exhibits domestically and overseas.

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BakargyCaio Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hail!! You're my inspiration. Ave Satan!!
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Grinderism Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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liquorphantom Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolute sickness!! Hell ya man great stuff.
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MalevolentCreations Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I adore your work and one day I hope to be as talented and have honed my craft to the level you have <3
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Morkt Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i love you art Mark, you and Daniel Corcuera are masters, my favourite type of dark and necro art!! grettings
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Blackzarro Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Love your work beautifully disturbing, think I first discovered your stuff looking through a magazine in a shop. Memorized your name till I could get myself to a computer and look over your portfolio of work.

I just wanted to know if you could do artwork for any 5 bands of your choice who would make the list?
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Leefeilong Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love each and every piece of your art!
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prasdr Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome man, i'm your big fan

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RottingBeefCarcasses Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did you also do artwork for the band Torture Killer?
Some of your work looks similar to their album art from I Chose Death.
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werewolf7712 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Hey man just wanted to let you know your artwork inspires me a fucking alot, i got one of your peices as a tattoo.
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