Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Global bio getting old


Another illustration for +3 magazine. This time I managed to put the three different themes in an illustration that kind of fits together, instead of three different images. Text and illustration form a nice spread together.




A few weeks ago my dear friend Aganebbis the lovebird died, after being with me for more than a decade. I sneaked him in the image. Might happen more often, keep an eye out for the little guy!



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Plus 3

I made some new work for the october edition of +3, a monthly supplement of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. I love it how the watercolor turns out when rasterized and printed.







Friday, October 17, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Working man

Made some sketches for a potential client, a heavy-duty clothing manufacturer. Since the last sketch was in my sketchbook the free space around it filled up with some other funny looking guys...











Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wild dancing!

We accidentally ended up in this club in Kreuzberg, dancing to 90's classics last week. This is what I remember...


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Burglary!

They broke into our studio last week, and looking at the crimescene it must have looked more or less like this:
Bastards!

Light is drama

New sketchbookpages

old sketches

I cleaned up two sketches I made a while ago, of an interesting dude I saw in a bar (note his knuckle-tattoo!) and a drawing I made at the Weißensee cemetary. I made up the dramatic light, I was drawing the church in daylight.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Stamps

Footballmagazine 11 FREUNDE had asked me to draw a few portraits for their fake-stamp collection. The drawings are very detailed for being printed so small, but it's the only way to make it look convincing.











Saturday, March 22, 2014

Angry footballfans

I had to illustrate a text in football magazine 11 FREUNDE about angry footballfans. In this tongue-in-cheek article they analyze the different typical expressions of discontent. The briefing asked for an agressive youngster, a grumpy dad with his son, a beerthrowing middleaged man and a disapproving pensioner. This was going to be fun!




In the first sketch I tried to put the characters in an actual setting, but the composition sucked:

So I put them together a little more compact and freefloating, which works much better on the page:

After approval I finished the final illustration and added some background to suggest a full stadium:
 ...But the editor did not like the 'Jack the Ripper' hands, if I could change him into a more neutral character. Sure!

Also, the skarf had be striped blue and white
How could I know they meant vertical stripes? But hey, no problem!





Also, the gesture of the pensioner was not disapproving enough. He really had to wave off the game in a more dismissive kind of way. Whether I could depict the gesture a second later, when the hand would be bend forward a little more. Okidoki!


And with some digital magic it all pieced nicely together like this:
And to complete the article in style we put the most dismissive gesture of all on the second page!







Friday, February 7, 2014

Lotto




The nice guys at +3 Magazin, a newspaper supplement for the Süddeutsche Zeitung, gave me a full page to illustrate where the lotterymoney goes. A fun assignment for sure! After the briefing I had this beautiful wild sketch from the editor to work with.


I was not sure how to organize all the information on one page, but luckily the spiralshaped logo gave a good startingpoint for a possible composition.


After feedback things startet slowly falling into place...




And after I changed the soccerplayers into different athletes the final result looked pretty cool: