Friday, April 18, 2008


Hi! Quick update: Actually got some time in for "Aquatic" - it's coming along fine. Nevertheless work's got me by the balls I have to be in this Saturday. I hope I can finish this painting soon though.

Monday, April 14, 2008


Work's rattling me pretty hard right now, since we're only two matte painters in a facility with three projects in full production mode. I like it tho, since I'm much better when working under some pressure :)
But nevertheless, I'm working on a quick illustration of that creature in my last post. Hopefully I'll finish this week :) Until then! Back to work with me!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Aquatic ...

Little sketch in Artrage - maybe I'll make more of that later.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Going Weird ...

Well - not too weird. I'm just having fun sketching out some details for my next painting. Here are two sketches, that's all I'm going to divulge.
One thing I have to be careful about is that I don't get too complicated / indulgent with preparation and execution. That's what made the end of "Launch" somewhat of a drag. There were too many elements to get lost in. No idea how to prevent me from doing that - actually I do - I need to make a simple layout / sketch first, which locks down all the important elements and then play by that layout. Well - we'll see if I can pull that off. I'll keep you posted :)

PS: Oh and I still owe you the 'making of' for 'Launch' - I'll do that as soon as I have a bit more time than right now. Cheers!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Onto Something New

After a few days rest in the wake of finishing "Launch" and getting a PS3, I'm getting the itch again. It'll be a hopefully quick painting. I don't want to say anything about it, except that I think it's a pretty funny idea. Presentation and composition are key though. If I do the 'ideal' version that's in my head, it will involve a character ... eek! My weakness.

Otherwise I want to state my happiness of the reception of "Launch". The crits were all dead on and will help me to make better pieces in the future. I certainly won't go back and improve, because I'm sooooooo done with it :)
I was especially happy to see that Concept Art found it worth deeming my first post five star worthy! I was really surprised, because oh man, are there huge caliber artists at large. So I feel happy and rewarded.

Launch also gave me a bit of closure, since I first came up with it when I was deep in the black pit. Finally finishing it is a bit more proof that I've left my depression for good and am holding the rudder of my creative ship firmer and firmer. Happiness. Nothing can buy it! (except five stars at CA, haha).

With that I leave you. Thank you for visiting and hopefully I've got a new painting up!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Finally Launching!

Eeep! It has holes as big as a house. It looks quite incomplete. There are lotsa mistakes and flaws. But I had to kick it out! It was a creative thrombosis! I have a few ideas for some other paintings - but I didn't want to start anything until I had this painting done. And it was dragging on and ooon and ooooon! So I finished it - not as I would have liked it to be - but I don't want this to be the last piece I'll ever do.

I hope you like it nevertheless as it is - there is quite a bit of work in it. I made the first sketch for it over two years ago if I remember correctly. Still stuck in my creative black hole, I was already happy to get a sketch out. That I actually completed it, is a bit of a triumph for me - you know why if you've read this blog's profile.

I probably will make a 'making of' if anyone is interested. Please let me know.

And now, to bed with me - up way past my bedtime! See you soon! Cheers :)