Saturday, December 24, 2011


santas bad list enforcer...

Merry Christmas to all of you!!! :)

All through the night, so about 10 hours...

Sunday, October 9, 2011


rise and shine...

Mech at dawn in the countryside...

Again, my nighttime relaxation, even though this was kinda hard.
I had all the background in about an hour, and then it took me about 10 (!!!) tries to fit the mech in the scenery! :(
Guess I've been something between tired, unfocused and lazy :D

Well, that's how it goes sometimes... on to the next! :)

I made some pics in the process, so if anyone is interested in the steps, let me know... For what you see about 2 hours, but the whole process more than 3 hours...

rise and shine steps...

Well, the steps to the pic rise and shine... That's it! ;)

Hope it helps! :)

Friday, October 7, 2011


checkpoint...

A small, mech-guarded checkpoint in a battered city...

Again a city-scene, got the idea sometime today, and wanted to try it in the evening. Doesn't work the way I intended, there is definitely something missing, but I can't put my finger on it!
Well, on to the next! :)

Not sure, spend the evening on it, so I'd guess 3-4 hours with a lot of experimenting...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


urban mech...

Tonights little sketch. Nothing big, I even started without a real plan what to do, just had a look at leventeps awesome gallery again, which you will find here:

http://leventep.deviantart.com/

He never fails to amaze me! :)


About 2 hours of relaxed playing around...

Friday, September 30, 2011


day at the beach...

Two mechs fighting it out at the beach...
I had this pic in my mind for about two weeks now, finally managed to get a good day and put it out halfway ok... I actually wanted to make 3D-models for it to get the perspective perfectly, and probably will get this done sometime too, but for the moment it's ok...
I'm still lacking the immense depth and action some of the guys out there manage, but it's just me practicing... Hopefully getting better... :)

The process is shown here:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/ITYCeOaDk18/ToUFBdAnpkI/AAAAAAAAAfM/7zGjKptqmUM/s1600/dayatthebeach_tut_collage.jpg

All in all, this took about 5h, the first one wasted with a not working background...


day at the beach steps...

How I made the pic "day at the beach"...
This is definitely not to show off my far from perfect skills, but actually to let way better artists see the progress, and hopefully to get some good advice!

But I'm glad if it helps a few of you guys out there! :)


First two sketches are made with iPad, wacom bamboo stylus and artrage, 15 and 30 min, below a rough 5 min ballpoint-sketch, then five photoshop-sketches, about 15 min each, and then four pics from the actual pic in progress...
All of them to practice the scenery and light I had in mind. Still not how I wanted it to be, but at least getting better... Practice...

Sunday, September 11, 2011


30...

Well, I'm getting 30 next week (yeah, it's scary O_o), and made a pic for the occasion...

I had an idea what I wanted to do, but no real setting yet. I had a vague memory of a special pic in my favs, which would have been a perfect template.
Found it, downloaded it, copied the whole composition and even used the colour-picker! normally a no-go, but I just didn't get the colours right :(
Learned a lot here again... The usual when you really go deep into a way better artists work!
So, here is the original work from DerMonkey. It is an awesome painting!
Please look at it and fav it instead or at least together with mine!!!

http://dermonkey.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d239bl0

About 4 hours...

Sunday, August 21, 2011


landing platform...

Just for fun and relaxation, and trying some new of my hundreds of brushes. Sometime at the end of next year I'll probably know them all ;)...

Actually made this one in a yellowish colour, but I liked the green hue better in the end. Hurray for adjustment layers! :D

Something between 1 and 2 hours...

Saturday, August 13, 2011


sea sketch...

First halfway working sketch made with my brand new ipad 2 (yeah!!!). Used Wacom bamboo stylus and procreate for it. First day I use it, and it is still weird... A bit like the first steps with my Wacom intuos 3, and I really do miss my myriads of brushes! But I will get used to it soon I guess, and it's great for on-the-go-sketching! :)

From now on I will point it out whenever a sketch or painting is made with the ipad.

About 30-45 min...

speedpaint collection 003...

Again three speedies... My momentary love for spider like mechas, and a small scifi mood sketch...

Each between 15 to 45 min I guess...

Monday, August 1, 2011


tripod mecha...

Made this one after a screenshot from the video-game resistance. I never played it myself, but completely fell in love with the goliath mech. I found some awesome pics of it, and started remaking one, which you will find here for comparison:

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110308000847/resistancefallofman/images/c/c7/Goliath_graveyard.jpg

About 2-3 hours of good fun! :)

Saturday, July 30, 2011


10011...

Made this one for a small speedpainting contest with the task to make a pic showing how mankind will live in the year 10011. I personally think this is too far ahead to imagine (who would have thought of the internet in old egypt), but I tried...

This one really gave me a hard time, just couldn't put it together today. Really showed me again how much I still have to learn...
Well, on to the next! :)

With changing everything a few times all over the place it took me most of the afternoon and evening...

Sunday, July 24, 2011


mecha sketch...

Small mecha sketch, just for practice...

Got the idea from a sketch I found online. Couldn't inform them I used it as inspiration, but just so you know, here is the link:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_jXg7k13f7gQ/TOVXjlu105I/AAAAAAAAAYo/0JM85ckyGts/s1600/Sketch%2B2010-11-15%2B16_00_12.jpg

About 30 min...

Friday, July 22, 2011


jungle sketch...

Once again, just me practicing... :-)

Didn't really watch the clock, but a bit over 1 hour...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


cottage by the lake...

Watched a tutorial from leventep yesterday, which you will find here:

http://leventep.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=/#/d2t3oev

Amazing art he's doing! Please check it out!

Well, I tried to practice some of the stuff I saw there, so nothing big, just me trying to learn...

About 1 hour...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


temple...

Small little sketch, just testing some new brushes... :-)

About 20-30 min...

Friday, July 8, 2011

spidermech downtown...

One of tonights small presentable sketches, this time a spidermech downtown... :-)

About 15 min...

spidermechs...

Loose sketch, started with no real idea, just playing around... Turned out to be some spidermechs causing mayhem! :-D


About 15 min...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


at the sea...

Small little landscape study made to relax... Nothing big, just me trying to get colours and light look realistic at thumbnail-size...
Hope it kinda works! :-)

I started without a clear idea and changed it all in the process, so 30-45 min...

Monday, June 27, 2011


speedpaint collection 002...

Had some time yesterday while waiting, so made three speedies in an hour...

Each about 15-20 min...

Friday, June 24, 2011


boss battle...

Mood pic of a boss battle for an upcoming project...
Tiny little guy encountering his nemesis ;-)

For a change you see my digital sketch and the final pic... :-)

Dunno, but about 3 - 5 hours...

Friday, May 27, 2011


Diploma...

My final degree, and finally online!
Now that I have all my documents I wanted to share it, hopefully getting some good and helpful critic and comments... :-)

Just noticed blogger doesn't upload the pic big enough for the text to be readable... But on request I can hand out the explanations. Just let me know...

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Easter invasion...

Happy easter to all of you folks! :-)

Monday, February 14, 2011


Be my valentine...

For all the lovers out there, remember: Even evil robots need love! :D

About 1 hour...

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Walking mech...

Small sketch from last night.
I didn't draw mechs with ballpoint-pen for ages, so it was a bit odd...

About 1 hour...

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Tron Legacy homage...

First try with Tron Legacy... I didn't even watch the movie yet, but the trailers look epic!
And just found vyle-arts gallery, featuring some of the original artworks made for the movie. Awesome work he is doing, inspired me a lot! Still, a looong way to go to reach his skills...
Please have a look at it!

http://vyle-art.deviantart.com/gallery/28360816

Made it in the last 2 days, and not constantly, but all in all something around 3-4 hours...

Friday, February 4, 2011


Lowlands...

Just some landscape practice. Watched "Lord of the Rings: The two towers" yesterday, so some Rohan-like scenery. :)

About 1-2 hours...

Blue rubberduck...

Made this one back in December for a friend, nearly forgot about it.
It was some kind of insider-joke... :D

About 2 hours...