Sunday, May 31, 2009

Stuff from the dump #6: The Dragon's liar

A rough and fast pencil sketch done in 2001 for the computer game "Wiggles". Never made it into the final version...

Friday, May 29, 2009

Two Headed Dragon ...

Another sketch from the dump: A two-headed dragon for an Advertisement agency 10 years ago. Fineliner & some Photoshop pimping, 1999.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Welten des Schreckens / Worlds of Terror

Now the cat's out of the bag, here is the new cover for a new German Comic Book: Welten des Schreckens (Worlds of Terror).

Here is the Editor's press release (sorry, only available in German):
"Nachdem Charon, der finstere Fährmann, uns schon seit nahezu zwanzig Ausgaben mit hammerharten Horrorschockern versorgt, haben sich bei uns noch zwei andere ehrenwerte Gestalten aus mythischer Vorzeit eingefunden, um den nach Unterhaltung lechzenden WEISSBLECH-Lesern extralange und extrafantastische Geschichten zu bringen: Scylla und Charibdis haben ihre Monsterhöhle verlassen und teilen uns ihre Visionen mit - Visionen aus Welten der Fantasy, der Zukunft und aus Welten fern der unseren ... Visionen aus WELTEN des SCHRECKENS!

In den ersten zwei Ausgaben wird es neben einer extralangen Geschichte mit der Urweltamazone KALA auch ein Wiedersehen mit dem Förster aus dem Argsteinuniversum geben, welcher seine ersten Auftritte bereits bei Ehapa sowie im Heavy-Metal-Magazine hatte. Weitere Fantasy-Geschichten und Ausflüge in die Welt der Science-Fiction runden das pralle Unterhaltungspaket ab, wir wissen aber noch nicht genau, welche Geschichte in welche Nummer kommt, also nagelt uns nicht darauf fest! 

Zum Konzept: WELTEN des SCHRECKENS wird mit stolzen 68 Seiten Umfang als Album im Weissblech-Heftformat (oder Prestige oder Paperback oder wie man etwas mit einem festen Rücken auch immer nennt) daher kommen und wahrscheinlich 7,80 € kosten. Geplant sind vorerst zwei Ausgaben jährlich, ein Vierer-Abo wird 30,- € kosten.Vorraussichtlicher Erscheinungstermin der ersten Ausgabe ist so etwa August! WELTEN des SCHRECKENS wird im Comicfachhandel, im Bahnhofsbuchhandel und (per Bestellung) wohl auch im Buchhandel zu haben sein!"

Here is the painting without the titels: The face sculpture in the right upper corner sadly gets cropped everytime....

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Last minute addition: The Creature!

Leaving tomorrow for Garage kit Garlore! Just before departure another painting done for an old friend: The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Acrylics on cardboard, 2009.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Captain Berlin: Original or Fake?

True Fans even create their own posters. Found by Jörg Buttgereit at the "Weekend of Fear" in beautiful Erlangen past weekend. I'm flattered.... and amused.

Friday, May 8, 2009

The Creature walks among us!



Fresh from the bench: "The Creature walks among us!" A scene from the third and final installment of the "Creature from the Black lagoon" trilogy painted for Adam Dougherty aka the Kreature Kid. A young amazingly talented sculptor and Creature addict, check out his work on MySpace here. Acrylics on cardboard, 2009.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Black Bat...returns.

This is my second, brand new rendition of the 30's Pulp hero "The Black Bat" from the magazine "Black Book Detective". I used a model kit of Batman by Argentinian sculptor Alterton for lightning reference. Staying away from illustrating a certain scene from any of the stories seemed a good idea. I realized that a more generic, but moody scenery shows the essence of this mysterious character best. A third one is in the making.....  Acrylics on board, 2009.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Missing Link ... Model Kit boxart

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present you the latest freak of nature:
The grotesque ... Missing Link !!!


From the Other Nature Odditorium comes the Missing Link !!I did the artwork for the packaging of the original design figurine created and sculpted by Conneticut artist Mike Falcigno. Wanna build your own freakshow? He's available as a model kit here... !!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Caveman....

Fresh from the cave comes this prehistoric face only a Paleontologist can love: Illustration done for the animated sequence of "Ein göttlicher Job". Brushpen, ink and Photoshop, 2000.

Monday, May 4, 2009

The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters....

Sometimes you're willing to make a deal with the devil for the sake of commercial success. Often these endeavours turn into monsters of it's own, like this illustration here. I tried "Manga" style and Dragons: It's up to you to judge if I suceed in this genre.... anyway, I abandoned this style afterwards. Brushpen, whiteout & ink, 2002.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Feast your eyes! Glut your soul on my accursed ugliness!

"If I am the Phantom, it is because man's hatred has made me so... If I shall be saved, it will be because your love redeems me."

Erik the Phantom of the Opera from the famous silent movie version.
Lon Chaney and his performance is still unmatched, his scenes are chilling and far from the way of acting  which is connected to the silent era. 

This 1:1 scale bust is produced by Amok Time Toys from a sculpt by Casey Love. I tried to recreate an kind of "Basil Gogos" colored paint scheme. Not sure if it was successful...


Friday, May 1, 2009

Walpurgisnacht - Night of the witches...

The only witch motive I found on my harddrive. Brushpen, whiteout & ink, 1999. Later some more figures were added and used as a calendar illustration.