A Brief Look: The Epic Might of Artist Arik Roper

 

 

Artist Arik Roper harnesses the magic of epic fantasy for bands like Sleep, Black Crowes, High on Fire, and Cathedral. Roper’s work has the sensitive touch of classic fantasy as written by J.R.R. Tolkien and H.G. Wells.

There’s no brutality and guiltless gore in his designs, Roper’s work has the air of beautified barbarism. Robert E. Howard’s Conan character would fit into Roper’s world perfectly.

Roper’s paintings have a streamlined epic might to them — these are strong works designed for heavy music and dense narratives.

 

Cover for High On Fire album 'Death is this Communion' by Arik Roper

Cover for High On Fire album ‘Death is this Communion’ by Arik Roper

 

Cover for High On Fire album 'Blessed Black Wings' by Arik Roper

Cover for High On Fire album ‘Blessed Black Wings’ by Arik Roper

 

Cover for Sleep's album 'Dopesmoker' by Arik Roper

Cover for Sleep’s album ‘Dopesmoker’ by Arik Roper

 

'Killer Apparition' by Arik Roper

‘Killer Apparition’ by Arik Roper

 

'The Spiritual Stalker' by Arik Roper

‘The Spiritual Stalker’ by Arik Roper

 

'Dragonsmoke' by Arik Roper

‘Dragonsmoke’ by Arik Roper

 

Graveyard gig poster by Arik Roper

Graveyard gig poster by Arik Roper

 

Sleep gig poster by Arik Roper

Sleep gig poster by Arik Roper

 

For more of Arik Roper’s work, follow this handy link —

Arik Roper Dot Com

 

 

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