If you're a fan of maggots, claws, morbid faces, demons and intensely detailed sketches, then the work of artist Mark Riddick will take your breath away. Between the decay of human skulls and gruesome stylistic themes, it's hard to decide whether to be grossed out or impressed.

According to Beautiful/Decay, Mark Riddick has been "illustrating for the black/death metal world since ‘91." There's no doubt that there's talent and beauty in these ghoulish sketches. Be sure to check out the gallery for a better look at these superb illustrations.