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Thursday, September 29, 2011

watercolour sketches


I love watercolour. You can't do almost anything wrong with it. If you're good you can make it look incredibly clean and regular, or the other way around let the paint and water do the job on their own and control nothing.
My current handling of watercolour is something inbetween. I want to try both loosening up and fully control the medium. Uhm, but better not at once.

Here are some new sketches.


I doodled a bit on this sheet of watercolour paper. The hydrangea and the dog in the grass were done with watercolour pencils.


My favourite is this ...fantasy flower. It looks pleasant although the colours are all 'wrong'. Maybe I will explore this colourfulness a bit more..

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

humble beginnings, walk


very bumpy, cartoony. very obviously with a lot of help from Richard William ('s book).

Here's a concept sketch of the guy:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

humble beginnings


my first bouncing ball... next: the walk... (and just at this moment Bono sings on the radio, "she moves in mysterious ways", no kidding!)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

1442 pages


I had a book buying frenzy and I'm very pleased with my purchases!

Rien Poortvliet - Dogs, an artbook I've known since my childhood and wanted for years. A wonderful piece of literature for every friend of dogs and traditional painting.

Carter Goodrich - Say Hello to Zorro!, the newest hit of the character designer of Ratatouille and Open Season (and many more awesome animations). There will be more stories of Mr Bud and Zorro, our protagonists from this book. Can't wait for them!

Hm, which one next...?

Richard E. Williams - The Animator's Survival Kit. Just out of interest, maybe I want to do some animation, I searched for the best book for beginners and everyone recommended me this one. It's huge (392 out of my 1442 pages); contentwise, too.

The next two I haven't read completely yet. I bought them because I love the authors' way of storytelling (and drawing of course!).

Craig Thompson - Habibi consists of 672 pages of beautiful ink drawings by the author of Blankets. He worked years on this tome and it was all worth it! Although Blankets was one of the main reasons I bought Habibi I'm irritated that "author of Blankets" is printed on this beautiful cover (dark and bright red with gold (!) embossing). Very subtly though...
and by the way, the price is hilarious for a book with such high quality binding and printing (and size)!

Luke Pearson - Everything We Miss. Another sad and beautiful comic (yes, I use this word even if it's not comedy. 'Graphic Novel' leaves a bad taste in my mouth). Only bad thing I can find about it: it stinks. Hope the smell goes away. (Optic and haptic experience makes up for it though. Great paper, spot colour, love it!)

Luke Pearson - Hildafolk. Can't say much about it, but "love it!" :D Instead I link you to his website and particularly to his comic Some People which made me a fan.

Jean David Morvan (Author), Philippe Buchet (Illustrator) - Sillage 1 has gorgeous artwork, awesome storytelling, strong characters... a perfect comic. Hearsay is that Sillage is continously great. Wish I had the money...

And with that I close. There are so many superb printed things out there. Wish I had more money :D
But for now I should finish these pages. And the Game of Thrones books (by George R. R. Martin) I afforded months ago, but hadn't had the time to read. I'm not a bookworm (more into optics, thus comics) and I exspected some light fantasy, but got a brilliantly intricate story instead.

Ah, and speaking of money. Despite the fact that I had to pay £11.41 for delivery and taxes on my order of four of these books from amazon.co.uk I still spent way less money than if I had bought the books from amazon.de where delivery would have been free (I live in Germany).

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

my 500th auto-bio comic!


Not many of them are yet available in English, but if I have the time, I'll translate more of them. You can read them in German for the time being.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

Arietty



I watched the movie just yesterday. As so often with anime I found it too short ^^° but the backgrounds by Kazuo Oga made up for that. He's awesome. Hope, he keeps on working a bit longer.

The fanart was made for my conhon, completely in Paint Tool Sai.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

animation with kittens nya



I made this quick gif animation tonight. Only 5 frames and I'm already confused. @_@'