Monday, June 27, 2016

Sailor Jupiter

For a monthly character design challenge.

I loved the old sailor moon series and it was my first series that made me more aware of animation and characters. The recent remake was a bit disappointing, to say the least.
The sailors have never been very different when it comes to body type, even Jupiter who was taller and supposed to be the tough and sporty one of the group was equally as slim and lightly build. Not to mention that mini skirts are not a fitting battle dress.

The first version was a challenge to my weak spots: Semi realism while still changing the shapes into a more stylized look. It was a nice experiment and lead me to the 2nd version after a clash with the paper cut filter. I really like the reduced and somewhat graphical look it produces.


 After some days I wanted to make a version that is a bit closer to my usual style and it goes without saying, that this one works a lot better, because of that.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Mighty Monsters - Board game illustrations

Hello everyone,

today I can finally show you some of the pieces I made for the upcoming "Mighty Monsters" or "M├Ąchtige Monster" (in Germany)

More informations here:
http://www.queen-games.com/2016/05/maechtige-monster-auf-beutezug/

It is basically a dungeoncrawler game, where we play 1 of 6 monster groups, trying to fight together with our fellow monsters against the humans, who defend the treasure and the castle.

Here are some of the cards:

First the creatures from the blue deep:




Then the insect swarm:



Of course the undead are in it as well:



As well as the demons:




Dragons of course!



Some of the enemys who defend the castel.











And finally the trolls.



Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Characters in acrylics

For quite some time I had the wish to use traditional media more. Oils have been a particularly interesting thing, but due to the lack of a seperate room that doesnt contain either bed or kitchen, I never really got started with them.
So instead I picked up some acrylics after ages of digital painting to see what I can do with them.

I never was that fond of acrylics because of the extremely short drying time and the very limited mixing potential with water. During my first sessions, I found out that this is linked to the way that I mix colors on the palette, where I use only really small amounts of color. Acrylics work better when used in a bigger amount than what I started with. This increases the drying time and gives me more time to work.

Here the pieces that turned out well. I hope you like them.




Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Wolverine

With all the Marvel movies coming out recently, I thought I could make something funny with it.

The Wolverine's new sidekick: The fearless honey badger!


And a quick Wolverine/Deadpool sketch



Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Warcraft commission

A private commission I finally finished.
Its a blood elf Warlock from World of Warcraft. He creates new creatures thats why there is a half-imp-half-voidwalker-Demon.


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Treasure Hunter - Board game

Hello everyone, finally I can present to you one of the projects I have been working on lately.
 The tabletop game "Treasure Hunter" , by Queen games, written by Richard Garfield.
Sadly I didnt get the opportunity to meet him in person.

But the project was a lot of fun and there is still new content added, while the Kickstarter support campaign goes on. You can check it out following the kickstarter link below. Or watch the video to get a first impression.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1016374822/treasure-hunter/description



video

Meanwhile I will post some illustrations and designs that I made for the game. There are a lot more, but these are a nice selection to get a good idea of the look and feel of the game.