Saturday, April 19, 2014

happy ishtar egg

happy ishtar, folks! i visited my mom yesterday and stayed overnight, as we haven't seen each other since i've obtained my bachelor degree a few months ago. we've had a great time! good food a good movie (i brought my playstation 3 so that we could watch dat blu-ray quality ;)) and lots of talks till late at night. today she asked if we could paint some easter eggs... it's an deep-seated tradition for her: every year she's having a brunch with good friends and their children, arranges everything and then they are all painting easter eggs. :) as a child i really loved that day. she has that new pillow which she really loves, and since i wanted to paint something for her i picked the portrait of it for my 2014 egg (my last one is about 13 years old ;)).

it was really hard to get used to it again. the small, very fragile and distinct surface, the shaky hold - especially if you have to work with watercolours which are older then i am... true story, you needed water by the liter just to get them fluid again. before that they cracked into 100 pieces. my mom apologised and assured that they normally had better ones. :D anyway, at the end it somewhat worked - she's happy, so am i. hope you like, have a good time!

standard round brush, really old watercolours on a blown out egg.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

birthday present: "elesun"

another birthday present for another mom, this time for my girlfriends mother. she turns 60 in a few days and she loves elephants...
she's not really into the (hi-) tech internetz world, so i guess it's alright if i put it on already. fingers crossed, she doesn't check my blog until sunday. ;) this one is actually my first acryl-work and i quite enjoyed it. it's kinda hard to get the painting photocopied, so that it looks like in real life, but i am quite pleased with the outcome. scanned it. the black and white version is because i can (yeah, i know.. photoshop-hax!), the closer "tail shot" is from photo... please excuse the shaky WIP-photos, should have checked the quality after doing them.

this one has fun, riding the sun - for as long he wants. hope she likes that small dude!

i really have to do more as soon as possible (not desperately more elephants, i mean more of that dirty brush action).

stretched (mini) canvas, acryl on cotton 20cm x 20cm

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

ALIEN ISOLATION fan art: "awaiting"

i am back with some fan art for the upcoming survival horror videogame "ALIEN: ISOLATION" by Creative Assembly. i called this one "awaiting" bcause Amanda can't wait and i can't wait. I started to work on this little piece a few days after the game was officially announced early in January. it was a must to scribble down that small idea and finally i've had the chance to finish it today. i hope you like the result. as you can see in the WIPs, it took me some time to find the proper style for this one - i tested realism, comic and simplified versions until i finally understood what it was, that felt wrong. Amanda wasn't really looking towards the "Sevastopol" in the first versions. fixed. There isn't a lot of detailed information about the story or the gameplay, i just had to draw something alien-related after it seems some dev's finally know how to treat the franchise right - properly speaking for first time in history. I hope you recognize Kezia Burrows (the actor for Ripleys doughter) and of course, that it's a good likeness of Sigourney too - even if she's not that obvious here. beside the WIP shots, i added some detail-cuttings of an early version of Amanda and Sigourney to compare them with the final ones, worth it i think. hope you like it! i am sooooo hyped for that game. can't wait. :D

(done with standard round brush from photoshop cs3, no textures, photos or custom brushes used)