Dec 17, 2014

portrait sketches

I used photo references, of course.
This is simply practise in drawing faces.

Dec 4, 2014

Anatomy sketches

I think this way of semi-threedimensional formal sketching is really fun and helps with thinking in depth.

Dec 2, 2014

League of Legends: Sea witch Nami: splash art

This is my entry for the League of Legends contest.
I made a sea witch skin for the champion Nami a while ago and decided to make a splash art for it.
In the process I had to design some parts that were placeholders in the original skin idea., which made the entire process take longer than usual.

Initial sketch for mood, rough colors and light.
I wanted to have an underwater scene.

Cleaning up and experimenting on the surroundings.
The first sketch lacked perspective or rather a background and the tentacles were a mess, so I moved the scene above the waterline.

The black pearl is an item from her lore, to give the image some context and history. I went for a cistern background, but wasnt quite satisfied yet. The tentacle bra was a pain to get right. It was worth it though.

 The cistern background didnt work, because there was no room to show the ceiling, which made the pillars look like random pillars in some undefined surrounding.
The staff looked boring so I worked on that part as well as the water. Also: A sweet strong light to push the focus!

 Final version!
I worked on the magic effects, the arm and the colors.
The green was just too strong in the previous version.
I really like how this turned out.

Oct 10, 2014

Illustration update

I recently updated some of my illustrations.
I applied some lights and shadows to achieve a semi threedimensional look,
inspired by papercut art. I really like the look it adds to the pictures.

Sep 22, 2014

League of Legends skin: Cosplay Jinx

Jinx is a crazy anarchy type of character and I wanted to preserve this attitude in a possible skin (re-texturing) for her.
Her guns were definetely the hardest part, because even in the original design, the minigun was already pink with bunny ears and the bazooka looked like a fish so they were hard to redesign.
I decided to cross them with gothic style which is also a big theme in cosplay besides anime, hearts, angels, ribbons and tons of cuteness.

Sep 4, 2014

League of Legends skin: Dragon princess Cassiopeia

A new skin idea for the League of Legends Champion Cassiopeia.

Done in Photoshop cs5

Aug 19, 2014

USA safety concept

More guns = more safety...right?

May 26, 2014

Graphic Recording / Visual Recording portfolio

Here are some portfolio works I did recently for graphic / visual recordings.
The purpose is to visually summarize a speech or similar.

Ich bin ein Berliner speech by J.F.K, 1963

I have a dream speech by M.L.K. jr, 1963

The life of Charlie Chaplin

Speech by Cenk Uygur, 2014

Jan 16, 2014

League of Legends skins: Mecha Jinx and Sea Witch Nami

Two League of Legends skins by me.

Jinx is a walking weapon-platform and I immediately thought that a mechanical skin would fit her perfectly.
It's inspired by all sorts of sources.
Mecha Khazix, Bubblegum Chrisis, Evangelion, Ironman...

Her Bazooka "Fishbone" gave me some trouble, but I went for a Railgun with teeth.

 Nami is originally a mermaid, but a dark version is always a good option from a design standpoint.
This time she's a sea witch, inspired by disney's "Little Mermaid" and some deep sea creatures or sea related elements.