Monday, August 14, 2017

The Kraftpaper series, 3


Continuing the kraftpaper drawings, here are numbers nine to twelve. I'm running out of patterned papers I like ;) and out of ideas. But you know how it is - once you make it past the blockade, ideas will start pouring back in, probably when I'm done with the sixteenth drawing, and they will all sound better and more interesting than the ones I so far...

All thumbs. In German, you don't cross fingers, but press your thumbs. More can never hurt.
Firmly rooted. Self-explanatory.
Keep you mouth shut. You have to "hold your mouth" in German.
Viola. Injured eyes aren't black but blue in German, and are also called a "Veilchen".


Weiter geht's mit der Kraftpaper-Serie, hier sind Nummer Neun bis Zwölf. Allmählich gehen mir die hübschen Muster aus ;) und die Ideen. Aber man kennt das ja - ist die Blockade erst überwunden, fallen einem all die Ideen ein die man gern vorher schon gehabt hätte...

Daumendrücken. So hab ich's mir als Kind immer gedacht. Mehr Daumen können ja wohl kaum schaden.
Fest verwurzelt. Selbsterklärend.
Halt den Mund. Uh, sind mir die "Mundhalten"-Witze über.
Veilchen. Stiefmütterchen sind Veilchen - wusste ich noch gar nicht.

Friday, August 11, 2017

10 000 Miles by BlackMagicWolf Productions


And another KS campaign just launched which I took part in. BlackMagicWolf Productions' "10000 Miles" comic book tells the story of two brothers building a digging machine to make it all the way to China, using the shortcut through the Earth. I provided imagery for the campaign, not the book itself. See more here:


Und noch eine Kickstarterkampagne ist gerade angelaufen an der ich mitgearbeitet habe; "10000 Miles" von BlackMagicWolf Productions ist ein Comic über zwei Brüder, die eine Grabmaschine bauen um damit nach China zu kommen - durch die Abkürzung, schnurstracks durch die Erde. Ich habe Bilder für die Kampagne geliefert, nicht für das Buch selbst. Lest mehr hier:

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Captain Firebeard and the Bay of Crows


... is a visual novel by Sapphire Dragon Productions, a pirate comdey with cool minigames, I'm told. I provided the backgrounds for the story, and they have now launched their Kickstarter campaign:
Go take a look, and find more of their games on steam


Dieses Visual Novel hat jetzt seine Kickstarter-Kampagne begonnen. Produzent Sapphire Dragon Productions hat sich damit eine Piratenkomödie ausgedacht, die wie ich höre auch noch coole Minigames enthält. Falls Ihr nicht so gerne auf Englisch spielt, werden als weitere Finanzierungsziele auch zusätzliche Sprachen angeboten, also sagt auch allen Euren Freunden Bescheid :) Die Kampagne gibt es hier: und Ihr könnte bisher erschienene Spiele von Sapphire Dragon auf Steam finden:

Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Kraftpaper series

I like the name Kraftpaper. It's apparently a joke of the English word craft, with K, but there's also a thing called Kraftpapier, a sturdy brown paper not unlike the one to wrap parcels in. I bought a block of this funny paper and use it for drawing of phrase puns and surreal subjects because I've recently been sketching a lot of them. Here are the first four.
All are 30,5cm square, wallpaint and inks.

Shed your skin. The German expression "aus der Haut fahren", bursting out of one's skin, means to be so angry one practically changes one's personality.
Hearty. Self-explanatory. Although I did have to make it a zombie instead of the skeleton I drew intially, because the skin between index fingre and thumb is integral to the heart shape.
Earmark. The German expression "hinter die Ohren schreiben", to write something down behind one's ears, means to make damn sure to never again forget something. It's said to people, they don't say it about themselves.
Psst. Self-explanatory.

Friday, July 28, 2017

More tiny paintings

I have new scissors for decorative cuts and tried them on my A6 papers - some had to be fixed with nail scissors (is that what you call those tiny scissors for your fingernails?) because they're tricky to align when one cut isn't enough for a side.
Done with ink pens, watercolour pencils, chalk, and charcoal; papers are Fabriano Tiziano (greys and beige) cut to A6 size, Hahnemühle mould-made watercolour paper (white) 8×10,5cm, and a 3×4cm snippet of thick paper I had left from somewhere for the curly-haired woman.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Genius Loci: Mindsmith - Progression

A portrait of a Genius Loci character, or rather, profession: a mindsmith. I also created a GIF progression, so you can see how I made him (I believe it's a him - I'm honestly not sure, raganaj aren't dimorphous). You can find the article about these powerful psychologists in the Genius Loci blog, Starmaker's Gaze:

Friday, July 14, 2017

Growing Artist, acrylics and inks

A painting I did for the sake of trying out a new painting surface, canvas board, which worked fairly well; I'm still undecided though if I like texture of that magnitude, as it makes sharp lines hard to achieve. The painting based on a drawing from last year where I already painted this on the cover of a sketchbook. A series of WIPs is available on Patreon:
"Growing Artist" or "Wachsender Künstler", acrylics and inks on canvas board, 30×40cm.