Animator by Day, Visual Artist by Night. Nate Horsfall lives two lives, and somehow manages to not have a heart attack from it.
In the day, he works for various video game studios providing character animation of all kinds. This, he has been doing for roughly 9 years.
At night however, he takes on more projects than a single person should, but this has made him gather up his friends to help with the workload.
Nate has been doing art for as long as he can remember, but broke into the videogame remix scene by doing banners for Dwellingofduels.net.
From this, he's exploded into doing CD artwork for dozens of remixers, Metroid Metal Banners, Logos, shirt designs, you name it. With a serious
inspiration addiction problem, he's notoriously known for rarely turning down a project. They're all extremely fun, inspiring, and almost always
involve working with awesome people and incredible finished pieces. But as mentioned, this time he needed some help.
"I am extremely thrilled to have some assistance with Castlevania" He says. "I almost always work alone, so being able to take the load off myself
while also getting to see things I never would have made, come up.. is really inspiring. Thanks for everything, guys!"
Nate is most known around the scene for DoD Banners, Contra 4 Rocked N' Loaded, Harmony of a Hunter, and Metroid Metal Banners such as Tallon Overworld.
You can see more of Nate's work at Lightningarts.com
Kurt Horsfall has been an artist for almost all of his life, thanks to his family he was given a bit of a head start on it. He considers himself a fast
learner, and easily inspired. Pulled onto this project by his brother Nate (FoxxDragon) as part of the art team, In the beginning it was all up in the
air what exactly, if anything, he would do. But before he knew it, he was deeply involved with it. Taking on not just his own picture, but reworking and
revising Level 3 Bridge completely, assisting with perspective help on Ali's (Djantir) Stairs, working on the Gate for the back of the album, and all
around feedback for all.
Kurt has been a fan of game remixes for years now. With favorite sites like DoD and OCR, although he just enjoyed the music from the sidelines this marks
several firsts for him: like getting involved with the remix community.
While he was doubtful of his ability to pull it off, he says: "After getting my feet wet, I'm definitely glad to be a part of this anniversary.
VampireVariations was my first remix project I've taken on, it wont be the last! I've already started work on my next remix project with Adam Henry,
(Stemage's brother) whose got some rockin' talent as a drummer. So look for the Evil Lemur to come invade your ears with awesomeness in the near future."
Ali Floyd originated from NYC, but has been spending the last few years in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since attending school to learn computer animation.
Having been interested in many of the mainstream game franchises since the early 90s, he has been inspired to create thanks to the video game industry and all
it has to offer. Though he primilarly works on character art as a focus, his interest in growing as an artist is what attracted him to Vampire Variations.
Enthusiastic about the Castlevania franchise, this particular project proved to be a great excuse to tread on unfamiliar grounds, aiming to recreate an environment
from the original game which sparked the series.
Ninja / Almalexiel:
Vivianne Ducharme is an artist from Montreal, Quebec who studied graphic design in college. She loves video games and music, which are her main inspirations.
She's worked on the base layout for the illustration of the level 3 (the bridge), in collaboration with Nate and Kurt.
See more of Vivianne's work at: http://almalexiel.com/