A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far away … no – not quite so long, and not quite so far away, a young man, whose many names I would not be able to write down here (ok, here is one: Taumel), gave into my hands a book. Well, now this is no curious… Continue reading Thank you, Jack Vance
Some years ago we and some of our friends decided to hike along the Way of St. James in stages. It was not our goal to go on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, we simply like hiking. Now, such a thing as “the” Way of St. James doesn’t actually exist. If someone wanted to… Continue reading Pilgrim’s Hat (Way of St. James)
After several years I updated my homepage and decided to remove the design of my old artist homepage. As I liked the design, I loaded up an image where you can see how it looked like. Well, it looked nice but was not very easy to maintain if I wanted to add new images… Here’s… Continue reading Old Artist-Homepage
For my mother-in-law I made a fairybook in 2001 with their grandchildren, our nieces. They were so cute it was fun to build some aquarel-painted pictures with little stories around them.
For illustrating text, black and white paintings have best reproducing abilities. Either with ink pen or with ink feather, most ink paintings are linestroked.
For nearly every digital art I do, I use Adobe Photoshop. It is such a fascinating software. Although I own a graphic tablet, I mostly painted with the mouse ever since. I guess this will stop when I start using a touchscreen… My old artist’s homepage was purely painted with Photoshop. But normally I do some sketches… Continue reading Digital Artwork
In 2000 my wife and I decided that we wanted a calendar with nice b/w images of fantastic scenes where each day of a month is integrated into the picture. Every spare time I made sketches and then drawed the images with ink. The parents of good friends of us were working in a print… Continue reading Fantasy Calendar
There are various materials for designing pictures in colour on non-digital media. Very handy are acrylics, which dry very fast and thus make a fast working process possible. But water colour or gouache also do have a charm. For oil paintings you really need patience and time for drying …
The handy pencil, always ready to hand, is not only useful for sketches. Drawing a portrait with a pencil is really my delight.
Narwin, der Sandmann, begab sich vorsichtig durch das gekippte Fenster in das Schlafzimmer, um kein auffälliges Geräusch zu machen. Denn auch wenn er für die meisten Menschen unsichtbar war, so war es dennoch gefährlich, die Aufmerksamkeit auf sich zu lenken. Schließlich konnte ein Mensch ihn – auch unbeabsichtigt – durch einen kleinen Stoß toeten. Ein… Continue reading Liebe Kinder gebt fein acht, ich hab euch etwas mitgebracht …