Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ripley: attacks from space (ms paint for contest)

Alien (Isolation) fan art again, called "Ripley: Attacks from Space"... since i wasn't be able to be among the lucky winners of the "Official Community-pack", i thought it's a good sign that i actually found another contest where the participants have to draw art to win art.

price: "THE ART OF ALIEN: ISOLATION". i need that book! found out about the contest on the day of the deadline, so i had to rush the ripley painting, lost too much time with all that wet tubes and pipes... but the idea works (homage of the great giger with a twist). wish me luck.

done with the standard pen in ms-paint. hope you like.

Friday, October 3, 2014


back with some "post it"-sketches, started doing these a week or so ago, everytime i had to wait for something to happen in front of my super vintage antique weak personal computer to loaaad. they are 10cm x 10cm each and done with a blue stabilo gel-pen (only working pen i'd lying around). it's an old pen, guess thats why it had to end empty right inbetween the last portrait-sketch... (see photo) finished that last one with a ballpen (hair and ear and stuff).

the alps sketch happened on a weekend trip with my girlfriend... i sat outside the cabin, watching down into that ~2307m depth at around 7am, right at the very edge of the cliff, observing the sun banishing away the thick shadows of a starlit night. could be more detailed, i know, but my numb hands nearly fell off - it was that cold.

last one, again: holiday with my girlfriend. this one came into beeing at the beach of belgium. she was reading - guess what. you can actually see my ear and shoulder beside some grassy-dunes in the reflection of her classes. had to draw her in that moment. <3

hope you likem.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

30th anniversary naughtydog contest: "your birthday."

"Over the past three decades, Naughty Dog has brought us some of the greatest video games out there."

... so true. to celebrate that unique developer studio, i jumped right in and contributed this t-shirt design called "your birthday.". i found out about this contest by accident and instantly added my 3d sculpt of joel (you remember him?), but then i decided that this 30th anniversary is enough motivation to do an exclusive drawing - yeah! they pushed the deadline back a few days, otherwise i never would have started on this... but since i can't recall when the new deadline is over (blind...), the thought that it might be too late by the time i finish "your birthday." struck me very often while rushing the hard blending for the characters. at first i didn't like the edgy style on this one, i wanted to do soft blendings and more detail but i couldn't risk to be too late... now i like it as it is. hope you like it too, IF you do, pleaaaze share, like and vote for me ->

"YOUR BIRTHDAY." (30th anniversary drawing)

link -> https://contest.welovefine.com/vote.php?id_contest=77&id_submit=35086


link -> https://contest.welovefine.com/vote.php?id_contest=77&id_submit=34686

making an account takes less then 1 minute and i really appreciate your help!
lets turn one of these into a official shirt-design, THANK YOU!

Rating Period: 08/12/2014 - 09/09/2014
Winners announcement: 09/23/2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

true detective fan art: "the crew"

final true detective fan art piece. had to mirror the "now detectives", otherwise the composition would have been not so nice and the lighting too. normally i hate edits like that, but yeah - all just to make the most of it. changed some values too, otherwise contrasts would have been different on each head. in the style of the official promo artwork. i'll update this posting with the society6 link for shirts and prints and stuff, as soon as i am done with that.
hope you like.

true detective fan art: "errol 2012"

"My family's been here a long, long time."

Errol Childress

true detective fan art number five. the green-eared spaghetti monster. took some (flat circle) time to figure out a good shape for errol. at first i wanted to give him a crown, a golden/yellow one, selfmade, out of cardboard... but then i decided to scrap that. errol is not the king in yellow, he's a spaghetti monster at most. yay, five artworks in total, apposite to the "five horsemen" too. enjoy.

Monday, August 4, 2014

true detective fan art: "marty 2012"

"Hey, better get those jumper cables ready. Motherfucker’s lying."

Marty Hart

true detective fan art number four. marty in the year 2012. was fun to play around with different expressions for the 2012 version. at the end i felt that the most powerful and fitting moment to paint would be the turning point in which marty decides to back cohle 100%. the tape.

touch darkness and darkness touches you back.

next up: the king in yellow (final piece for this mini portrait series). ;)

Friday, August 1, 2014

true detective fan art: "marty 1995"

"You wonder ever if you're a bad man?"

Detective Marty Hart

true detective fan art the third. say hello to marty (1995 version). was much more difficult for me to define the basic head shape here, my first sketches looked odd, some of them like i was going for mixture between conan o'brien and klaus kinski, dunno why - really tried hart (haha...). since i gave the 95 cohle a small detail (the spiral eyes) i wanted to do the same for marty. it would have been nice to place asses and boobs on his eyes, as a reflection, but i didn't want to do the same again, that's when the lipstick as a third eye came in my mind. he can't wipe it clean. it's in plain sight... he's doing his thing so obvious that i had to do something in this direction. that cake... ;)

as you can see in the wip image, i also tried a bitchslap, but it was too much in your face (haha²) and far too big.

for the background i wanted to switch the theme at first, so that the 95 version of marty has a black one, and the 2012 version of marty gets a white one. after testing around i decided to go for colours here. the black and white theme makes sense for cohles portraits, but would have another meaning applied to marty... also, since they are so different compared to each other, i chose colours here. they fit martys temper...

next up: marty... the 2012 version. ;)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

true detective fan art: "cohle 2012"

"Once there was only dark... If you ask me, light's winning."

Rust Cohle

true detective fan art. again... can't get over how awesome the source is.
of course the background for this version of cohle is black. hope you like.

next up: marty... the 1995 version. ;)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

true detective fan art: "cohle 1995"

"Life's barely long enough to get good at one thing.
So be careful what you get good at."

Detective Rust Cohle

true detective fan art. no kidding, one of the best series ever made!
at first i wanted to place him in front of the church tent, like it's his head finishing the cross behind him, but then i remembered his flat. the 1995 version of cohle had to be a pure white background. i think i am doing marty too and maybe after that the 2012 versions of them. lets see. hope you like.

Friday, July 25, 2014

spider-man fan art called "one on one"

amazing! almost 52 years of wall crawling and web-slinging. i am a huuuuuge spider-man fanboy (check my acutal DA-ID and you get an idea) and i thought it might be time for a proper piece, its been a while since i did my last spidey drawing and his birthday is right around the corner, so here you have it. the idea for this cover came after ordering the "blank variant cover" version of the new amazing spider-man on ebay, some weeks ago. i wanted to do my own version: this one is called "one on one" because it's actually the real number one on that number one fan art cover (take a closer look) -> spidey is having lunch time with the comic that started it all in his hands... amazing fantasy 15! sigh, would love to have it - the original one ofc.

did this for fun, and damn, it was fun! going to have this baby on my wall soon, at least in din a2. ;)
posted three versions: clean artwork version, the "oldschool variant cover" (the lettering i grow up with) and the "modern" one.
beside that you get detail-shots (yeah, everythings hand-drawn here, even the city in the back!) and a small wip history.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

comicgate #8, "GEFALLEN": comic debut

did this "promo artwork" of liam & tara today (first two images above).

Better late then never! i am such a professional... totally forgot to promote my comic debut called "GEFALLEN" (german word with many meanings that fit the story, among others: "killed in action", "fallen", "pleased", "favour"). i signed it a few weeks ago and did some live commissions at the "16. International COMICSALON" in erlangen. the aaaawesome people from COMICGATE made it possible (i did the cover for #7 of their magazine back in 2012 if you remember):

it is a 14 pager! in colour! my own story, my own drawings! no restrictions (beside the number of pages ;)). lot's of sex, gore, religious criticism, a hero, a bad guy and H.P. Lovecraft!!! maybe you expect something else now, but it's all in there somewhere and good advertising i guess. :D

much, much love goes out to the COMICGATE-TEAM and all the people i met at our booth and elsewhere on the salon in erlangen, thanks for the interest, input and all the great conversations! you guys are fantastic! thank you!

if you want it, you can have it! click THIS link and order your issue of the eighth magazine called "Farbe" ("colour") directly from the COMICGATE-SHOP, or visit the kwimbi shop, your local comic store (germany, distribution: PPM) or get it from amazon later on (i'll update this post).


HERE is a short extract for you (the two pages from "GEFALLEN" i shared with this posting are at the very end inside that pdf too)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

once a day (true story, bro)

once a day (true story bro). today i sat in front of my old crappy pc and doodled around - like so often. finu, the big communicative personality in our midst (sister of the great sasu) also did what she usually do. normally i don't do these comic-blog-strips about me and my funny, awesome life and all the stuff that happens around me, especially not when it comes to my cats and their poop. i am so used to clean up behind finu (she has some... trouble with that, but hey, i do like her - seriously), that i normaly would never have thought that i would draw this one... but not today.

the whole world will know, finu. the whole world. muhahahaa.

hope you like.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Commission: "In aller Ehrlichkeit" (Sir Gawain and the Green Knight)

i am back with a long overdue commission for a good friend. the finished drawing is called "In aller Ehrlichkeit" (means "in honesty and sincerity"). the assignment was simple: i should listen to a "King Arthur" audio book part called "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight", read the relevant selfmade comic pages provided by the client and do my thing... fan art so to say. ;) it had to be analog and based on his creation. since i love to draw with a ballpen, i thought i'd give my own branded "ROADSIDE PICNIC/David Müller"-pens a go (originally produced as a handout for my thesis-exhibition a few months ago). so here you have it, hope you like. :)

i did this for the awesome Walter Pfau, a german artist i met two years ago on the "COMIC SALON" in Erlangen. he's doing a comic adaption of "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight", check out his unique style and the ambitious project over here:

beside the finished piece i posted detail shots and some work in progress photos. my scanner didn't catch all the detail (lines that where too soft vanished unfortunately), but i still like the digital outcome. maybe i am going to do a coloured version later on.

(100% hand-drawn blue ballpen painting, DIN A4 - black and white version via cs3)

Du hast das Original dann in ein paar Tagen, Walter! Den Kugelschreiber mit dem's gemacht wurde, leg' ich dir wie angekündigt natürlich bei... auch wenn der warscheinlich so gtu wie leer ist. Was lange währt... ;)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

THE FOREST fan art: "Sitten" (plus a map)

phew, long time nothing new - so here i am, back with a piece of fan art for the game "The Forest" (developed by Endnight Games), it's quite early in development and only available through early access right now, but i already felt in love with it. :)
this drawing lasted for so long, i never expected it to be such a hustle at first, to be honest... 30-40 hours of work, stuff i had to throw out again, because it wasn't for the best of the result (that one detailed cannibal on the right for example *rrrr*), over 2 gig in size and i don't know how many f***** layers, but it's finally finished (i think my old pc really appreciates that too :D) and before you ask: yes, there's a deeper meaning behind it. ;)

since you won't be able to see all the details in the small version, i also added some detail shots for you to actually spot all the tiny stuff going on and a WIP-gif (i hope it works like it should). if you already played the game, you'll be able to get it i guess, if not then i hope you're about to support the awesome boys and girls from Endnight Games and check "The Forest" out. enjoy!

oh, almost forgot to mention it: i also did a map for that game about two weeks ago. since the first sketch (done while exploring the island in-game), there has been a lot of updates for the digital version. i removed or corrected wrong stuff, added new stuff and did a complete overall since the first upload. i'll try to keep it up-to-date and will edit this posting to add the newest version, too. the response from the community was amazing and i am really glad that i could help so many gamers out there to find there way through the thicket. ;)

for more info about that map, you can check out my steam guide for it.