have received lot's of email about the drawing that I used on
MetalliZONE.com's main page. You asked for it you got it! I
have opened this section for the killer art-work designer Danesh.
You can find a short interview about him and his drawings. And
also you can find some killer drawings.
WITH DANESH, 25.Mar.2003
Q: When did you start drawing? At what age?
Danesh: I started drawing seriously
when i was 15. Before that I had experienced many things such
as: painting, make-up, music &...., but suddenly a competition
changed my way, I won a little prize for my cartoon! Then I started
to send my cartoons (caricautres) to international exhibitions
and competitions. After I won some international prizes, magazines
started give me some jobs, and now I work in the best magazines
in my country.
When did you draw your first Metallica drawing?
Danesh: I drew my first Metallicaish(!)
drawings (a James Hetfield drawing) when I was 17. In high school
I had some friends who were dying for Metallica and I drew a James
picture for them! When I saw more stuff from Metallica I could
focus on their styles better!
When did you start listening Metallica?
Actually I started to listen to their MARVELOUS music when I was
15. But maybe because of my age, I couldn't understand their music
& their poems very well. Then suddenly after a year and a
half I felt like that Metallica's music grasps me into tape recorder.
It was very nice! I found their previous albums and their videos
later! And now I think that their songs are eternal, I'm sure
all guys in the far future will listen to Metallica and they will
enjoy it exactly like us!!
Who is your favorite member in Metallica? And why?
I like James,Lars & Kirk. But absolutely JAMES is my favorite
member of the band !! I really like him. His position, his voice,
his face & ... He is the main insparation of my drawings.
I based on lots of my characters on his style! Sometimes I see
him in my dreams. He teaches me guitar!! I like him like a member
of my family. I hope some day I can see him!! And I hope him to
see my works on this web site!
Where are you from?
I'm an Iranian, and now I live in Tahran. I planed to go abroad.
Maybe after finishing the university!
Do you sell your drawings?
Yes, I sell them to magazines and book publications and sometimes
in my exhibitions! Or people ask me to draw some stuff for their
magazines. But actually I dont like selling my my works. I love my drawings
and I don't want to lose my beloveds!!!
Who is your inspiration? And why?
In drawing I've given inspiration from many artists. 70% of them
are Americans! But I base on my characters on some people like: James Hetfield,
Tom Cruis ,Angelina Joly, Hugh Jackman etc....
How long does it take to finish a drawing?
It depends on the drawing's situation, I think how I like to do
my work. Newspapers' works are very fast. But I spend more time
on the drawings that I make for myself (or my heart!!) It takes
2 or 3 days (sometimes more)!. It takes almost 1 day and a half
to finish a complete work for a magazine.
Any members of Metallica seen your drawings?
Unfortunetly NO!!. But I wish !!
What do you write as your sign under your drawings? Is it your
nickname or what?
I write "DANESH",It's not my nickname. My name is Soheil
Danesh Eshraghi. I've choosen my middle name as my signature.
How old are you?
It's just around 2 days that I steped into 19 age!
Have you ever won any contest? If yes, can you tell us?
- Runned-up in "Ronan Lurie" international cartoon exhibition(U.N),U.S.A,2000.
- Special mention in "Zagreb" international cartoon
- Runned-up in "Olens" international cartoon exhibition,Belgium,1998.
and I won many honorary diplomas from many national and international
And at last I want to thank you to tha manager of this site and
DRAWINGS BY DANESH
are some killer drawings by Danesh. I hope to post more drawings
as time allows.
* You can find 4 new drawings at the bottom row. (Update:
note these drawings are copyright of Danesh.
MetalliZONE.com is posting these drawings under the permission