Nine Inch Nails — Year Zero and Ghosts I-IV

Monday · 10 Mar 08 · 03:48 AM IST | Posted by Karthik | Category: Art

I've uploaded a new video to YouTube today.  Have a look at this —

Watch me draw the Nine Inch Nails Year Zero Album Cover on YouTube

Click on that image above, or here, to view the video.  This one shows me drawing the album cover of Year Zero by Nine Inch Nails.  The drawing was done with oil pastels on paper and took me only 8 minutes to draw, and I've further increased the speed in the video, so that I could use the song "The Beginning of the End" from that album in it.  Below is the actual drawing I did, and you can click on the image below to see a larger version —

Nine Inch Nails — Year Zero Album Cover Drawing — by Karthik Abhiram

According to the "Year Zero" Alternate Reality Game, the cover represents something called "the Presence", which is the ghostly hand that you see in the centre of the picture, which appears to be coming down from the sky.  The reason that drawing took me only 8 minutes to draw, is that I had precisely that much time left on the DVD I was recording on.  I had recorded myself drawing something else — another Nine Inch Nails drawing!  I have the raw footage with me, it is yet to be edited.  Once that is done, I will put up the video, but for now, here's a preview —

Watch me draw Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV on YouTube, Coming Soon

That, is a drawing based on the new Nine Inch Nails album, Ghosts I-IV.  There's a lot that sets this release apart from other NIN albums.  Essentially, this album is a free release, which means you can download and distribute it without worrying about breaking copyright law.  Trent Reznor, the creative force behind NIN, has released this under a Creative Commons License (great man).  Read more about it here [Wikipedia], here [Slashdot, where I first heard about it] and here [the official site, where you can download the album].  Coming soon: my video and the drawing, and I'll also have something a bit extra.

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11 Mar 08 · 03:23 AM
Nice video! :)
14 Mar 08 · 12:08 AM
Nice one dude
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