Thursday, July 31, 2008

Hippopotamus Amphibius!

In April I started working on the character design for our new movie at Ambient Entertainment. It's called Die Konferenz der Tiere (The Conference of the Animals) and is based on the famous book by Erich Kästner written in 1949. The story takes place in Africa and features - as you may have already guessed - all kinds of animals. That means of course a lot of research and so I already bought my annual ticket for the Zoo in Hannover, which is quite marvelous by the way.

But there are no hippos at all in the story. Can you believe that?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

High Fidelity!

As you might know dogs have a great sense of hearing. So it's no big surprise that they like to enjoy the ultimate stereo sound experience in nothing less than high fidelity.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Crazy Cop!

This picture is a little bit older, but I haven't posted it here.

At work I like to play a little game and ask a colleague to say something that I'll have to draw then. With this one it went like this:

"OK, say something."
"Errr ... Giraffe."
"Well ... say something else."
"Crazy Cop?"
"That's good."

Then I did a scribble which wasn't too crazy at all, but that's where the idea came from. Thanks to Michael for the inspiration.

(By the way, the sandwich is of course low-fat because he minds keeping his body in shape ... but he's a tough guy nevertheless!)

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Watercolour Girl!

The Animation Talk was great. Mr. Silver turned out to be a very nice guy. I took a lot of photos and will post a selection soon. In the meantime a little watercolour sketch I did recently.