I grew up listening to Metallica, Iced Earth, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Cannibal Corpse, and many other metal bands. So it was inevitable that I would end up drawing a parody of that which I loved.
The idea for Flock started after watching some youtube videos of birds that were metal. A Cockatoo headbanging to a death metal rooster.
The parakeet drummer was influenced by the parakeet running from explosions gif.
The original artwork was on a small sketch card that I drew at a comic book convention.
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