This particular image illustrates the song "Yellowstone Memorial Day", which is about a massive volcanic eruption in Yellowstone Park. The moment Arjen told me about the subject of the song I knew how technically difficult it was going to be; I've never painted neither a volcano or lava before, so as usual, in preparation for this task I reviewed tons of photographic material. This is what is illustrators call research; I saw countless pictures of volcanic eruptions like the ones of Etna, St Helens and Krakatoa. I really wanted to get it right but obviously with the fantasy touch on scale and atmosphere.
Te result speak for itself... I think it took me around four days, 8 hours a day. It is an extremely detailed painting. Hopefully, Arjen will print posters someday to take advantage of its full resolution.
Enjoy the armageddon!!!