Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Animation Talk!

Last Friday I went to Hamburg and attended the Animtion Talk. This year's guest was Michael Thurmeier from Blue Sky Studios, co-directer of ICE AGE 3 - Dawn of the Dinosaurs. It was sort of a live making-of. He showed a lot sequences in various stages of production from storyboard to finished film and explained and commented everything. He also showed a lot of beautiful color keys and some of the marvelous character designs of Peter de Seve. Beside that he talked about the challenges of doing the whole thing in 3D. Very interesting stuff indeed. (I wonder if they are doing an "Art Of" book?!) Following the presentation was a Q&A. After the show was over I had the opportunity to have chat with him and he turned out to be quite a nice guy!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Dragon Dog & Sloth!

Two crazy animals I drew recently.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Off to work!

A typical German workman on his way to work. Done completely analogue with brush pen and copic marker. Cheers!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Cannonball Curly!

Every two weeks we are celebrating the Official Bilderwumme Drawing Night, a nice evening with colleagues and friends dedicated to art of drawing funny pictures. Most of the contestants are posting on our group blog The Bilderwumme, by the way. Usually we pick a theme that sometimes dramatically changes into something completely different. A couple of weeks ago the theme was seafaring. That was much fun! This is one of the sketches I did.

At first I used a brush pen for inking but I wasn't satisfied with the result. It didn't feel appropriate for the style. So I drew another version and used a felt pen instead. (Is felt pen the right word? Or is fineliner better?) I added some shading for now, but I will defiantely colorize it when I find the time.