Wednesday, June 27, 2012

fan art: "TINY & BIG"

gain back those underpants! finally done.

"TINY & BIG" is a game created by "black pants game studio", an independent game studio rooted in kassel, germany. it's a blast! admittedly, i only have the beta demo of the game for now, but i already love it! you can really cut almost everything apart with that beautiful ray cutter tool... i played through it several times, now i need the full package! i hope that i'll get the boxed retail version as a birthday present when it comes out (hint: me = collector, hint 2: release on friday, hint 3: birthday on saturday). i started working on that fan art piece weeks ago, beginning with just the idea to do some sort of "realistic looking" redesign for the lead character "tiny". then i started to expand the image when i had freetime, ending up with a complete remake of the original cover. if you have a passion for nostalgic stuff and absurd humor, science fiction, games like the classic "psychonauts", awesome music (seriously!), old school hand-drawn graphics and especially adventures and jump & runs from the past, go for it - i mean it!

advice: if you want to get a drm-free version for mac, linux and windows, a steam key and a bonus pack featuring wallpapers, avatars, a digital artbook and a free track get the humble version from the main page (best way to support the team btw) or if you want the soundtrack buy the steam version. such a shame that it won't be part of the retail version... you can't have everything i guess. i hope you like the fan art.


these "black pants" are faaast, responded in no time (check comments)! so happy that i reached them and that they like it ofc! thanks for the tweet! :)

edit 2:

just found out that the humble version contains the "soundtrack edition"! you can find the files in "..\Steam\steamapps\common\TinyAndBig\Tiny and Big Soundtrack" now you're not just supporting, you get the best package... makes it the cream of the crop!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

commission: "a dragon and his car"

did this as a birthday present for a friends boyfriend. her idea was to combine both of his favorite items for this: a hot dragon and the "TVR cerbera 45 redrose" (his actual car), after a few sketches the final set was defined and ready to be turned into a finsihed piece... not exactly what i would like to have but tastes differ as we all know. :) these two versions where the final favorites (there was another brighter version, with lots of contrast as it could be seen in the last wip-part but i guess these two ought to do here). they are going to print it and hang it in their flat - can't wait to see it there. hope you like.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

comicgate #7: "wenn die welt untergeht - die comics und das ende"

"when the world comes to an end"... i am so glad to announce the finished cover art for the seventh "comicgate" print edition (lettering wasn't me). here i've got some early sketches for you, astronauts, ufos, exploding earths, giant cockroaches and even bigger atomic clouds. the idea for the final version was simple: what if it's true and the world will end in 2012 - even if it is exposed as false and just another scare story, what if it'll happen just in time... took a while to finish! yeah, skeletons are detailed and yeah, it was kinda hard to get the right look for them: not to clean, but also not overlayed with too much flesh and clothes. how to give them enough expressions without offering a mouth or eyebrows, what's the best compromise between too much hair and pure baldness. i wanted to catch that moment of the unstoppable strike that hit humanity in the blink of an eye, but also get the impression of an old group photo. i hope i managed to accomplish these goals and that you like the outcome.

the seventh "comicgate" print magazine will be available first of all on the 15th "comic-salon" in erlangen, germany (premiere: june 7th - june 10th). later on it'll be also available for purchase everywhere else (i'll post the amazon-link here).
you can check out a small extract here.

be aware: i will be in erlangen from june 8th - june 9th to sign the cover and exclusive poster prints (size: a2 and a3 without the comicgate-logo), you can find me on stage 32 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.! i'll hope to see you there. :)

love goes out to the comicgate-team - thanks again!

Friday, June 1, 2012

diablo 3 contest contribution: "the basic concept"

i did this for a "diablo 3 contest", the price is a brand new digital collectors edition key. task was to draw in ms paint what diablo means to you - personally. this one is called "the basic concept" and took me about two hours to finish (hello paint, long time no see). i used the diablo 2 cover-artwork as a reference to get that evil grin as accurately as possible. i know that the cards are stacked against me, hopefully because of the truth inside that image but i had to contribute... hope you like. ;)

edit: win? WIN!... upon my soul, SPARE ME! :D