Friday, February 12, 2021
Over the last 1-2 years i started to use a slightly different approach with my paintings.
Before, I would always concentrate on the drawn sketch and go through value in greyscale and then color as the last step.
But I noticed that i personally have an easier time building up the composition and overall image structure by going straight into color first and then draw on top of it for the block-ins as opposed to getting the drawing right first and figuring out the color details while working on it.
Now I generally try to have the colors from the sketch/thumb be as close as possible to the final result.
This is a slightly counter-intuitive approach for me, but i got used to it very quickly.
Aside from the already mentioned imrpovements, it was also easier to stick to the rendering process as i can now see what i´m working towards. Keeping the motivation up while painting has always been a struggle for me so this is a more than welcome change.
Aside from changing my overall approach, this is the first image where i tried to not use any layer modes to alter color/hues and hand picked every color manually. It was very challenging, but i enjoy the more conscious and controlled decision making when it comes to choosing all the color variations. (though i did add some FX for the sparks like my beloved gaussian blur ^^;)
the initial sketch and a wip
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Saturday, December 07, 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
I got commissioned by the wonderful Jayd Ait-Kaci to create an Anniversary Illustration, based on LittleFoolery writer Alex Singer´s short story Minotaur. The Character Design has been provided by Jaid!
You can see the full Illustration and step-bystep images+ sketches on their website along with many other wonderful tributes
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
I participated as an artist on Project Orbis, a Pokemon themed Art Anthology with Artists around the world, as a representative of Germany!
The Book came out on last years Winter Comiket and can also be ordered internationally here
it contains 23 pieces, Interviews with all artists (in their native language + english + japanese), and a Postcardset with every Illustration as a card
A year ago I drew 24 pages for the long running comic series Spera (written by Josh Tierney) and it´s now available for purchase on Gumroad and soon comixology (i think, gonna update the links once it´s out!)
You can also get the previous books on comixology
The big feature is that every Issue is drawn by a different Artist
Some samples from my Issue!
You can read many of the earlier Issues online here http://spera-comic.com
Almost 2 years ago, I also did the first 4 Pages for a webcomic called "Warm Blood" (again written by Josh Tierney)
Another fun Project where every 4 pages a new artists takes the Lead.
Check it out here
I also designed one of it´s Characters, Logan.
Pennys Original design is by Afu Chan
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
fun character commissions i forgot to post here (the characters and their designs all belong to the amazing commissioners)
Update with some more, all from 1 or 2 years ago
This is actually a collaboration with the amazing Chamba, i did the lines for the girl character and the blob; he colored everything and added the BG Character! We know each other since I was still active on devart a long time ago so this was especially fun