Another new album page is called for with the second one getting to annoying to manage (Man I hope the ArtStation team gets around to thinking of a new, more practical mechanism to handle that). The topic (as before) will be studies, sketches, speedpaintings or studies in my pursuit to grow as an artist. Enjoy - If you can ;)

Favela on Moscow // Technique / Lighting / Environment (150 min)  

More dimension rifts are happening all over the world! This one have a piece of Sao Paulo Favelas appear on top of a drab Moscow high rise. Since that blocked the normal access staircase it made for an awkward and  stomach rattling approach for the Russian scientists.


Paintstudy: Jamie Jones 02 // Study / Colors / Brushes (90 - 120) min

Once again a shift to the masters of the craft and to try to understand how they are doing it. This one is an awesome one from Jamie Jones again, on the first glance an almost monochromatic piece, but it reveals such a rich depth of tones and variations, that it is a pure joy to explore these.


Duel on Deck // Brushwork / Technique / Keyframe (210 min) 

After I have already covered the mandatory canon fire exchange between ships on the high seas, I need to progress now to some interpersonal sharp-edged-weapons-violence :D.

With that in mind I did this piece about two dueling men during a boarding fight, one of them the captain of the attacked ship. Let’s see how that turns out in the end and hope that at least one f the two crews ends up with enough members to operate a sailing ship like this ;).


Photo Study: Riverside Cafe // Abstraction / Color / Light (90-120 min) 

As long as I'm already at it,I figured another one can't hurt. This is somewhere in Europe again, one more gorgeous sun bathed scene with some tourist locations next to a river.


Photo Study: Streets of Prague // Abstraction / Color / Light (90-120 min) 

A little photo study of a beautiful street in Prague with gorgeous light after an afternoon rain.

As always, constructive criticism is very welcome :)


Near Future Homicide Detectives' Back Views // Design / Gear / Linework & Value 

I went back to the design drawings I did a while back for two near future homicide detectives and their gear. I drew and shaded their back views, to have a more complete package.

In the not too distant future I plan to return to these though develop select pieces of this gear into proper concepts.


Merchant Ship Almost Home // Brushwork / Technique / Keyframe (90-120 min) 

Switch again to the world of seagulls, peg legs and freebooters! Though no big canon roaring battles this time, just a moody little keyframe sketch of a merchant ship cruising between cliffs on the way to it’s home harbor. Why the sneaking between the cliffs you might ask? Well, haven’t you heard of… Pirates?!?  :D


Old Arabic Tower in Shanghai // Technique / Lighting / Environment (90-120 min) 

Another dimension crossover disrupts public traffic on a busy crossing in rainy Shanghai, when a part of a Moroccan fortification shows up, blocking the road. Effective as Chinese authorities usually are, the area is cleared of gawkers and bystanders and a team of scientists move in to look into the phenomenon.

As always, constructive criticism is very welcome :)


Ship Battle // Brushwork / Technique / Keyframe (200 min) 

Besides your own little special projects, sometimes other gigs come along with some fun settings, that are not what you would have chosen yourself because the first reaction impulse is: “Naaah that has been done recently in big IPs!”.

That was pretty much how I got involved with pirate stuff recently so you can expect to see the odd ship or swashbuckler here and there from me.

With that warning out of the way, let's head right to clichee-town and get an initial ship battle out of the way. ARRRRRRR!!!