Andrea ChristenArtist & Instructor

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Parkway Drive Shirt Design “Crushed”

Parkway Drive Crushed Shirt front

I have recently had the pleasure of designing a shirt for the band Parkway Drive and I chose the song Crushed for the theme. Do you think it needs more rats, snakes and skulls? The Shirt is available from EMP now.

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AC/DC Hells Bells T-Shirt designs

The festive season is over but this bell will ring forever in the hearts of all AC/DC fans. It is an honour, a privilege and my pleasure to work for the one and only original rock band again. Do not wait for thunder to roll or rain to pour to buy these shirts. They might […]

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Blind Guardian Metal Dragon Designs

This is the new Blind Guardian Metal Dragon Emblem that I have created a few weeks ago.  It is now available on a t-shirt at the EMP Online Store. All pictures are linked to the shop. In  the last few years I have listened to the call of the female fans for a Blind Guardian […]

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New Blind Guardian Valhalla Design available

Listening to Valhalla inspired me to create this new t-shirt design for Blind Guardian: These are some snapshots from the painting process: I started out by tracing my initial sketch to bristol paper. This paper allows me to draw and paint with different media without warping when it gets wet. It is also bright white […]

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Blind Guardian Live album: Making-of

As promised in my first post about the Blind Guardian – Live Beyond The Spheres album I will now share some of the making-of-progress. It all starts with thumbnails and scribbles in my Moleskine Sketchbook. I usually carry two sketchbooks with me. A large and a small one. Whenever inspiration hits me I scribble on […]

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Blind Guardian – Live album: Merchandise

The merchandise that goes with the Blind Guardian – Live Beyond the Spheres album is now available from EMP. The artwork on the shirts and sweaters might look identical to the album cover but I made a few changes: I moved the dragon further towards the front so that it pops out of the attire […]

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Blind Guardian – Live Beyond The Spheres Cover Artwork

Today I am proud to announce my work on the new Blind Guardian live album Live Beyond the Spheres. It was exciting to create the artwork for the 3-CD-Digipack and 4-LP Vinyl Box Set and I am looking forward to holding the physical copy in my hands. Check out the full announcement on the Blind Guardian website: http://www.blind-guardian.com/2017/05/08/live-beyond-the-spheres-3cd4lp-to-be-released-on-july-7th/ This […]

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Blind Guardian: Demons & Dragons

A while ago I started this artwork by playing around with ink. It is fun for me to experiment from time to time. In this case I started by randomly applying ink on my bristol paper. Then I chose the ink splodges that looked most intriguing to me and scanned them. The next stage was digital painting. […]

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Blind Guardian Tour Shirts 2016

This year I have once more had the pleasure of creating art for one of my favourite bands, Blind Guardian. I am always excited when the band approaches me to talk about artworks related to the music of Blind Guardian. These new paintings are linked to their latest album Beyond the Red Mirror. I would like […]

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Companions at the Forge

This artwork was one of my assignments during the mentorship with Donato Giancola at the Smart School Spring Semester 2016. The lessons have been interesting and inspiring and I learned a lot. Thanks to the feedback of my mentor Donato and my fellow students I was able to go beyond my boundaries. It was fun to […]

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