Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Passing of a Titan

For those of you who may not have heard, my cohort Ian “Funk Master” Villamagna passed away on Friday, March 11th after what is assumed to have been a seizure.

This will come as a shock to many, I’m sure, as he was only 24 years old and had no prior medical history of such things.

I would ask you all not to be saddened by his passing, but rather, happy in having shared in his wisdom on this site. He was like a brother to me and I will greatly miss him, not only for his companionship, but also for his great knowledge of the hobby. I am so very grateful that he was the more prolific of the two of us and that he chose to share a fraction of that know-how here.

I will eventually be posting pictures of all his finished work on this site and, most likely, some sort of Photo Bucket album so that all of it is on the web for people to enjoy and draw inspiration from.

I’ve got no good way to finish such a sad article, so I will leave you with some words of wisdom from Ian,

“Hang on, let me finish this color.”

We'll miss you, little buddy.


  1. Thanks Aaron. My prayers are with you and Ian's family.

    Godspeed Ian. You rock man.

  2. Thanks Aaron. Our community is one I am proud to be a part of and all of us will Ian greatly.

  3. Thanks for the kind words guys.

    @ Sandman: If you ever notice, please don't fix the typo in your post. I like the idea of Ian being a verb now. :)

  4. Glad you posted this Aaron.
    Ian will be missed, though I didn't know him well, I know he was worth knowing.