Wednesday, August 12, 2015
back with some mixed pencil and brush pen sketches from my sketchbook. thought i take some pictures of them, since i haven't uploaded anything in weeks. at least something to share i guess... this is a small selection of sketches, all done between may and august 2015. i normally do sketches on a daily basis on the way to the office: bus and train are fantastic places to wake up while drawing some strokes. :)
there's some stuff here from imagination but most of the time its interesting people i watched while traveling...
Thursday, June 18, 2015
promo artwork i did for DECK13.
"it's a new premium action RPG IP set in a dystopian sci-fi future to be revealed by name at a later date.
The new game will feature innovative combat mechanics and an original character progression system based on modular upgrades gained through tight, visceral combat."
hope you guys like it.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
the colours, the action, the characters, the art design... all that small details, the world and it's depth - it's credibility. i had so much fun with "MAD MAX: FURY ROAD". truth is, i actually don't like Charlize very much, but Imperator Furiosa is one of the coolest movie characters in years. if you haven't seen it yet, go watch it, totally worth it.
hope you like (added a wip-gif again)!
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
back with some "Witcher 3" fan art called "lilac and gooseberries".
old geralt couldn't believe his otherwise so precise instincs. could this be her?
this game blows my mind... i am already 29 hours in and i am still lvl 6. this game! at a loss for words... just speechless with admiration.
thank you CD PROJECT RED, you guys are INSANE!
Saturday, May 2, 2015
homage to the stars (reffering to the once most shared image on twitter). i'll update this posting with WIP's and another version as soon as i am back home.
hope you like.
//so, here's a wip gif animation. i thought this way changes are better to see then on the side-by-side comparisons i usually post.
//and here's a little something for all the people missing someone special. hope you like. ;)
Saturday, April 4, 2015
last week my dad turned 50! CELEBRATION! ;)
this is my present for him. for this painting i used an old photo as a reference. the small guy on the left is me, the man on the right my dad. i really like the picture... unfortunately the photos i just made didn't turned out that good (bad light conditions here in the middle of the night), maybe i'll update it with another one tomorrow, before i'll hand it over.
stretched (mini) canvas, acryl on cotton 20cm x 20cm
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Gennosuke Fujiki and Seigen Irako. i am in love with Shigurui. this is a personal interpretation of the cover illustration from the first manga book. recently i was searching for some new manga to read and animes to watch, found a lot of good things, including Shigurui. i watched both blu ray's without a brake, seriously - i was under a spell. i am reading through the manga right now... can't wait to see how it'll end!
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
fan art for the game "Shelter 2" by "Might and Delight". this one was a real relief, really relaxing. working on that piece had a similar effect on my like playing the first Shelter - kind of. this one is called "the law" and by that i mean "the law of the jungle", "survival of the fittest". i LOVE Shelter (the prequel), it's art design, the concept and the music is just fantastic. can't wait to play that Lynx. :)
if you haven't played it already, i highly recommend the first game!
ps: Shelter 1 & 2 both are using very unique art design. i really love that texture-patterns (inspired by the Japanese kamon) used in-game, so instead of just cutting out parts from screenshots i wanted to stay true to that original art... i actually recreated the squares i wanted to work with in my fan art piece from scratch! it was a cool experience, kind of reverse engineering and took me a while to get used to and to achieve the final piece. WIP-images of the progress and the final outcome are listed above, hope you like it.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
i started this piece mid-october back in 2014, but after i was done illustrating the main idea of the piece (alien birth), i wasn't interested in doing another stroke, not to mention finishing it. today i was in the mood to give it another try and finally put an end to it. this one is called "awaiting 2", settled right before getting on the cursed spacestation named Sevastopol. it is still not really finished in my eyes, there are still parts i would like to change especially storytelling-wise, but since it was planed to deliver just one idea on a simple comic-page, it's okay the way it is now i guess. besides, sometimes i need to put older, unfinished stuff out first before i can start with new things. ANYWAY... i really enjoy the main idea/concept of the page and hope you like it too:
-> to be a witness of the birth of an alien (its cell devision/evolution), just by looking at the change of moving bubbles in a cup of black coffee. the cup is beeing put on the Sevastopol-flyer, amanda is looking at - right above the center of the station... the fact that amanda takes a big sip has also meaning to it of course, same goes for the chilly last line from amanda... (i guess you can tell, if you're familiar with the alien-franchise and the game "Alien: Isolation" ofc.).
Monday, January 19, 2015
the very clever game "OBEY", by Daniel Dez has such a unique concept that it instantly blew my mind... (imagine a combination of "1984", "Battle Royale" and "Powerpuff Girls"). i really hope, that it'll get the attention it deserves - i am afraid that it'll be not enough "CALL OF ASSASSINS CRY 23" to hit the masses - which is so ironical, since it's the first game i've ever seen which is that close to our very own authoritarian systems of power and influence, although it's still very early in development, its presented already in such an charming and innocent way, that i had to jump right in. all the best for the future, obey!
it's out on early access now and you can give it a try. INSTANT buy!
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Alien (Isolation) fan art again, called "Ripley: Attacks from Space"... since i wasn't be able to be among the lucky winners of the "Official Community-pack", i thought it's a good sign that i actually found another contest where the participants have to draw art to win art.
price: "THE ART OF ALIEN: ISOLATION". i need that book! found out about the contest on the day of the deadline, so i had to rush the ripley painting, lost too much time with all that wet tubes and pipes... but the idea works (homage of the great giger with a twist). wish me luck.
done with the standard pen in ms-paint. hope you like.
Friday, October 3, 2014
back with some "post it"-sketches, started doing these a week or so ago, everytime i had to wait for something to happen in front of my super vintage antique weak personal computer to loaaad. they are 10cm x 10cm each and done with a blue stabilo gel-pen (only working pen i'd lying around). it's an old pen, guess thats why it had to end empty right inbetween the last portrait-sketch... (see photo) finished that last one with a ballpen (hair and ear and stuff).
the alps sketch happened on a weekend trip with my girlfriend... i sat outside the cabin, watching down into that ~2307m depth at around 7am, right at the very edge of the cliff, observing the sun banishing away the thick shadows of a starlit night. could be more detailed, i know, but my numb hands nearly fell off - it was that cold.
last one, again: holiday with my girlfriend. this one came into beeing at the beach of belgium. she was reading - guess what. you can actually see my ear and shoulder beside some grassy-dunes in the reflection of her classes. had to draw her in that moment. <3
hope you likem.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
"Over the past three decades, Naughty Dog has brought us some of the greatest video games out there."
... so true. to celebrate that unique developer studio, i jumped right in and contributed this t-shirt design called "your birthday.". i found out about this contest by accident and instantly added my 3d sculpt of joel (you remember him?), but then i decided that this 30th anniversary is enough motivation to do an exclusive drawing - yeah! they pushed the deadline back a few days, otherwise i never would have started on this... but since i can't recall when the new deadline is over (blind...), the thought that it might be too late by the time i finish "your birthday." struck me very often while rushing the hard blending for the characters. at first i didn't like the edgy style on this one, i wanted to do soft blendings and more detail but i couldn't risk to be too late... now i like it as it is. hope you like it too, IF you do, pleaaaze share, like and vote for me ->
"YOUR BIRTHDAY." (30th anniversary drawing)
link -> https://contest.welovefine.com/vote.php?id_contest=77&id_submit=35086
"ENDURED AND SURVIVED" (JOEL 3D Sculpt)
link -> https://contest.welovefine.com/vote.php?id_contest=77&id_submit=34686
making an account takes less then 1 minute and i really appreciate your help!
lets turn one of these into a official shirt-design, THANK YOU!
Rating Period: 08/12/2014 - 09/09/2014
Winners announcement: 09/23/2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
final true detective fan art piece. had to mirror the "now detectives", otherwise the composition would have been not so nice and the lighting too. normally i hate edits like that, but yeah - all just to make the most of it. changed some values too, otherwise contrasts would have been different on each head. in the style of the official promo artwork. i'll update this posting with the society6 link for shirts and prints and stuff, as soon as i am done with that.
hope you like.
"My family's been here a long, long time."
true detective fan art number five. the green-eared spaghetti monster. took some (flat circle) time to figure out a good shape for errol. at first i wanted to give him a crown, a golden/yellow one, selfmade, out of cardboard... but then i decided to scrap that. errol is not the king in yellow, he's a spaghetti monster at most. yay, five artworks in total, apposite to the "five horsemen" too. enjoy.
Monday, August 4, 2014
"Hey, better get those jumper cables ready. Motherfucker’s lying."
true detective fan art number four. marty in the year 2012. was fun to play around with different expressions for the 2012 version. at the end i felt that the most powerful and fitting moment to paint would be the turning point in which marty decides to back cohle 100%. the tape.
touch darkness and darkness touches you back.
next up: the king in yellow (final piece for this mini portrait series). ;)
Friday, August 1, 2014
"You wonder ever if you're a bad man?"
Detective Marty Hart
true detective fan art the third. say hello to marty (1995 version). was much more difficult for me to define the basic head shape here, my first sketches looked odd, some of them like i was going for mixture between conan o'brien and klaus kinski, dunno why - really tried hart (haha...). since i gave the 95 cohle a small detail (the spiral eyes) i wanted to do the same for marty. it would have been nice to place asses and boobs on his eyes, as a reflection, but i didn't want to do the same again, that's when the lipstick as a third eye came in my mind. he can't wipe it clean. it's in plain sight... he's doing his thing so obvious that i had to do something in this direction. that cake... ;)
as you can see in the wip image, i also tried a bitchslap, but it was too much in your face (haha²) and far too big.
for the background i wanted to switch the theme at first, so that the 95 version of marty has a black one, and the 2012 version of marty gets a white one. after testing around i decided to go for colours here. the black and white theme makes sense for cohles portraits, but would have another meaning applied to marty... also, since they are so different compared to each other, i chose colours here. they fit martys temper...
next up: marty... the 2012 version. ;)