Monday, December 8, 2008

Weekly Task #001

Every week someone in the Red Baboons Sketchgroup comes up with an idea that can be illustrated. The so called "Weekly Tasks" started monday. I posted the idea for the very first task: The task is to create a character that is a muay thai fighter who does not look like a typical one. My sketch:

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Animation Excersise


This was my first animation excersise.
My lecturer was Oswin Skomroch from Bluebyte.


My second animation excersise.
This time we first had to draw a jump animation with 5 keyframes as a reference for this 3D animation.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Quong Cover

That is the cover of Quong, the school project that I have mentioned in my earlier post.

Monday, November 17, 2008

"Manga Talente 2009" Contest

My contribution for "Manga Talente 2009" contest of the Leipzig Book Fair.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Meeting Harald Siepermann

First of all... WOW!
If you had asked me a year ago whether I could imagine meeting a real Disney artist so soon I would have said "No, of course not!". I'm really happy about meeting Harald Siepermann, a german character designer who worked on Mulan, Tarzan, Roger Rabbit, Alfred Jodokus Kwak and many more great animated movies!

He came to the Games Academy to teach us Character Design.
His lecture was awesome, although it was only the first day of the lecture I really learned a lot. Not only his didactics impressed me, it is the fact that Siepermann has great experience in terms of art, especially animation.
He often refered to Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas, two of Disney's Nine Old Men.
It was also great to find out that hes also a modern person (it surprised me that he knows Dr House and Grey's Anatomy), that he is a person with a great humor and that he does not discriminate against anime such as those oldfashioned art lecturers (you probably know what i mean!) =D
He even told us Hayao Miyazaki's secret that makes Ghibli characters special.

On this picture you see Harald Siepermann and me.
I am holding a drawing of Alfred Jodocus Kwak , that he drew for me:

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


My lecturer in Photoshop Christoph Krumnow from EA Phenomic tought us how to create own brushes and he told us to speedpaint mountains (with mouse!).

3dsmax homework: My lecturer created a character.
He wants us to model and textur it with about 1000 triangles.

Photoshop homework: I have to create a UI for a screenshot.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Game Project: Quong

Currently I am working on a project for school.
We have to create a modern remake of pong in which you can choose different characters. In my team I got the task to design those characters.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Old Stuff

Project Management and my first task

I learned a lot about Project Management in the last two days.
Erik Simon, former Development Director at SUNFLOWERS, taught us a lot about this subject. He told us how important it is to plan the whole process of the game development and he even gave us a few examples of his experience when working on Anno 1701.

Furthermore I got my first task!
I have to create a game that is similar to either Tetris, Pong, Boulder Dash or Space Invaders. To do so I will have to create a team with at least two of my Games Academy colleagues.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

First Days at Games Academy

Yesterday, I had my first day at GA. We mainly got introduced to the house rules.
Today we set our PCs and talked about requirements of an Game Artist & Animator.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Ju-Jutsu German Open

This weekend 402 Fighters and 76 Duo-Teams from 16 nations competed at the Ju-Jutsu German Open in Hanau. As a beginner in German Ju-Jutsu I just had to take the chance to go to that event. It was great fun! My talented club mate Natascha Gaida even got 3rd in the Kids Division.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I'm studying Mathias Verhasselt's speedpaintings
Here's my attempt:

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Why so serious?

I just finished a sketch on ban's paintchat.
She gave me her secret brush settings and I tried them out:

This is Joker with his old hairstyle from the cartoon asking: Why so serious?

And here's another junk:

Monday, September 8, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008


I'm currently practicing drawing faces.
Here are four of them.

There’s more to come!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Paintchat and more

College begins in october, so I have plenty of time to draw. Currently I am working on an Illustration for a Manga contest of the Leipzig Book Fair and besides I am working on a painting that I promised to my friend Jane. As I am no fan of putting incomplete work on my blog I will post them when they are done.
Of course sometimes I do not feel like working on the WIPs, thus I spend some time in Jane's Paintchat! :D I love Paintchat and this is what I've sketched there just now:
I am pretty content with the result. Aiming for being as good as my idol Zhanglu (his blog is linked on the "Idol" list) clearly helps me improving. Last but not least the picture of Zhanglu and me:

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Portfolio & Application to Games Academy

A few weeks ago I applied to Games Academy and I had an interview.
I showed them my portfolio including these illustrations:


... and fortunately they accepted me =)


Monday, April 21, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Sunday, March 30, 2008

knight concept and painting technique

This night i've been working on a knight design. i wanted to create something unusual and therefore my knight looks so fat haha.

And today I've been experimenting with different painting techniques.
This is the one I like and I guess I will use it more often:

Oh yeah and at last I've made an avatar for myself:

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Orc Update

I've finished 3 of 5 exams and my vacation has just started.
Thus I used the free time I have to update my orc illustration.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Painter X

heyho! i've tried different tools of painter x and i found some that i really like.
they are called "Artists’ Oils" and the feeling of those brushes are awesome!!!
here's a sketch painting i've done with these brushes: