Donnerstag, 30. Mai 2013



Nothing but a sketch today...

Ok...some news at least :D I got feedback regarding my character concepts and they seem to like them. I was told that I'm their favorite candidate so far and that I will have an interview with them on Sunday, 2nd June through Skype. I'm kinda nervous right now. First because I really want this job and second I'm not used to talking English so I'm afraid I could screw it up :/
But I'm totally happy to have gone this far and it would be the great birthday present ever if I get this job! =)

sketch (pencil in sketchbook)

Mittwoch, 29. Mai 2013

Another qualifying test!


Hiho everyone!

I'm back from my grandparents and spend today a bit more time on the qualifying test. Because the characters sketches they showed me where kinda cute, this time I went also with a cute style. Also I did one which easily could be transferred to vector graphics. So that they see at least a bit of the range I'm capable of doing. I really really hope they like what I did, because I would love to work for them. It's the kind of game I really enjoy playing. But more to it after I know if it worked out or not. Wish me luck! :D

knight sketches (pencil in sketchbook)

knight for qualifying test (photoshop cs6)

Montag, 27. Mai 2013

Imaginative Sketching


Hello! While being by my grandma I thought I would do some imaginative sketching, but somehow it didn't work out. Nonetheless here is what I did x.x

sketchbook page (pencil)

sketchbook page (pencil, colored pencil)

sketchbook page (pencil, colored pencil)

sketchbook page (pencil)

Sonntag, 26. Mai 2013

Project finished!


It's over =(( All assets for Javier are finished and so our work together ends. At least for now. He mentioned that he thinks about making another small game at the end of this year. It would be great to work with him again =)

Besides that I did another one of those imaginative sketches. Don't ask me what it is supposed to be, I couldn't really concentrate :/ Also did some more color studies.

But now on to the good news, or at least I hope they will turn out good. Currently I'm in negotiations with a start up based in Boston. They asked me to do one of their characters in the style I would imagine for the game as a little test. I didn't had much time for it today, because I had to finish up the work for Javier. But I at least did manage a fast sketch and will do another one for them on Wednesday when I'm back! So hopefully I will have a new job soon and can keep learning and improving while doing actual contract work.

final pause screen (photoshop cs6)

first idea for the application icon (photoshop cs6)

second idea for the application icon (photoshop cs6)

final application icon (photoshop cs6)

imaginative colored sketch (photoshop cs6, 30 mins)

color studies (photoshop cs6)

wizard ideas (pencil/pen in sketchbook)

wizard development (photoshop cs6)

wizard for the qualifying test (photoshop cs6)

Samstag, 25. Mai 2013

End screen


Main menu screen now with bigger mute button. And also the final version of the end screen =)

final main menu screen (photoshop cs6)

final end screen (photoshop cs6)

Freitag, 24. Mai 2013

Main menu screen


Hey guys, today I finished the main menu screen. The only thing Javier wants changed is that the mute-icon is a bit to small =D

main menu screen (photoshop cs6)

Donnerstag, 23. Mai 2013

Colored concepts


Hey guys, today I did the initial colored concepts for the main menu and end screen. I also did my fist imaginative colored sketch for Noah's Art Camp. Took me around an hour.

main menu screen - colored concept (photoshop cs6)

end screen - colored concept (photoshop cs6)

pause screen - concept (photoshop cs6)

imaginative colored sketch (photoshop cs6)

Mittwoch, 22. Mai 2013

Master study


Oh my gosh, on week is already over and so today will start the second week of the art camp and therefor a bunch of new assignments is coming up. For last week I managed to get 50/50 3-value compositional studies done *applause*, 15/50 color studies =( and the first W.I.P. for the first of three full studies ='(. But still I worked besides this and I painted so much more in one week than I usually do. I think with every week I will get more in the drill and I hope that at the end of the program it is totally normal for me to paint and draw all day. So I still have a lot of freelance work to do this week, so I will directly start with it tomorrow morning and try to get as done as soon as possible, so that I can start onto the studies again. Work always goes first! But I'm sure I find a way to manage both. So let's see how this will turn out.

For now here the first W.I.P. for a full master study. It's "Storm" by Albert Bierstadt. Really love this painting and I hope with a lot more work I will do it justice. =D

W.I.P. master study (2 hours in, photoshop cs6)

Dienstag, 21. Mai 2013

Color studies


Hi guys, today is all about color. Taking the pieces of some old masters and really getting the colors right is much harder than it sounds. Really love this assignment. Some match up pretty well others need a closer look. But it's fascinating when you are done and start putting the reference and the study next to each other at the same size at a new sheet. Then the truth will be revealed. Haha.

Also today I was in the Google Office here in Berlin as part of the Mentorship Program I applied to and luckily got in. It was amazing. And I think through this, which will help me to improve as freelancer and the art camp which will help me to improve as artist I'm on the right track to get a big step forward this year regarding my career and dreams. So I'm really looking forward to what else this year has to offer. Until now it already has been amazing =D

color studies 1-10 (photoshop cs6)

color studies 11-15 (photoshop cs6)

Montag, 20. Mai 2013

Finished assignment regarding the comp studies


Yihah, I really managed to finish those comp studies up today. So here twenty more =D Tomorrow will be all about color...

compositional studies 31-50 (photoshop cs6)

Sonntag, 19. Mai 2013

Comp studies!


Hi guys, today I kept pumping out those compositional studies. Decided to do also some traditional ones. Unfortunately the later it got the more they turned into drawing instead of comp studies. But I still learned a lot. Eager for tomorrow, planed to finish up all the rest to the final 50. =D

compositional study 15-20 (photoshop cs6)

compositional study 21-30 (graphite in sketchbook)

Samstag, 18. Mai 2013

Milestone #1 done


 Today I managed to finish the first milestone of the current contract with Javier. Also I did another compositional study in the evening. Really tried to analyze the values afterwards. The reference you will see in tomorrows post. See yah!
kick animation (photoshop cs6)

final buttons; except for the 4th bottom one (photoshop cs6)

compositional study + analysis (photoshop cs6) 

Freitag, 17. Mai 2013

More work on the commissioned piece


Finally found time to do some further work on the commission piece. And also finished the uppercut animation.

W.I.P. commissioned work (photoshop cs6)

uppercut animation (photoshop cs6)

Donnerstag, 16. Mai 2013

Noah's Art Camp


Hi guys, really exciting news today. Yesterday I found out that Noah Bradley started an online art course which goes on for three months and helps you improve your fundamentals as well as your imaginative work. If you are interested, check it out here.

The current assignment is to do 50 3-value compositional studies, 50 color studies and 3 fully rendered studies of old master paintings. And this all in one week next to your usual workload. So I'm very excited to be part of it. Here the first value comp studies I did. I did them more then ones, to really find out how to approach these. I hope in the next days I will only need one per painting and also get a bit faster. Wish me luck! =D

3-value compositional studies 1-10 (photoshop cs6)

3-value compositional studies 11-14 (photoshop cs6)

Mittwoch, 15. Mai 2013

New animation


Here the first animation done for this milestone. Just realized I forgot mentioning it the day I announced the further work with Javier. I also do some extra animations for the main character. Here you can see the block animation, also there will be a kick and an uppercut one.

Afterwards I did some sketching and thought about the next animation. See yah!

block animation (photoshop cs6)

animation scribbles and drawing from life (pen in sketchbook)

drawing from life in the middle, rest from imagination (pen in sketchbook)

from imagination (pen in sketchbook)

from imagination (pen in sketchbook)

animation scribbles (pen in sketchbook)

Montag, 13. Mai 2013



Did some concept work for the menu screens and also worked a little bit more on the lady =D

concepts (pen in sketchbook)

further work (photoshop cs6)

Sonntag, 12. Mai 2013

Icon designs


Icon designs placed on Javier's favorite button design. We designed to make two versions of the weapon switch button, so that the player can actually see which weapon is active and which not.

icon designs (photoshop cs6)

icon designs (photoshop cs6)

Samstag, 11. Mai 2013



Here a first idea for a button design I tossed away instantly, because he want's half-transparent buttons. Also the icons on the buttons should be the main focus, so I went for a more simplified design. In the second image you see some analysis of already existing buttons looked at in current mobile games. And also the first concepts for Javier and some sketches =D

first idea for a button (photoshop cs6)

analysis of existing button designs (pen in sketchbook)

preview send to Javier with suggestions (photoshop cs6)

scribbles (pen in sketchbook)