Saturday, May 22, 2010


So Blogspot and I don't get along at all. Hopefully this actually posts this time.
Sorry to re-hijack this away from Mickey Rourke, but it's in the name of Dio so that makes it alright.
I'm posting a two-for-the-price-of-one here.
First up is a picture of the Holy Diver, himself drawn by yours truly in 8th grade.

So initially my first idea when I saw Dio as the theme was to dig this up and color it. I still might do that at some point just for kicks, but I figured that the Rainbow in the Dark deserved a better tribute than that (no offense to my mad eighth grade skills). So, without further rigmarole, I present my latest Ronnie James Dio piece.

Also, has anyone besides Ben Cloutier and myself ever noticed that Ronnie James Dio and CCS's own Ron Hayward look remarkably similar? Something suspicious is going on. We have a theory that they are brothers.


  1. haha that Holy Diver art is amazing. I am truly impressed that was from 8th grade, gotta say. Mentioning the resemblance to Ron only makes me very sad we never had him do some super metal themed pose for Erik's figure 2 class (you know Erik would be into it, he's Norwegian right?)
    The current piece is really nice, love the intensity in the face and the atmosphere.

  2. This should be the cover to a DIO compilation album matty