2D / Digital Art

Flying Dutchfish (2022)

Homework for an entrance exam at a university. Theme: “Impossible…”

Software: Photoshop

Lurkwoods (2022)

Lurkwoods is originally a short story, which I wrote about three years ago in English class in the second semester of my vocational training. I started painting a greyscale image and added colours at the end. In between I slightly improved the text and translated it into German and Russian, with some additional help.

Software: Photoshop

Three Portraits (2021)

I wanted to practice drawing portraits. Since I hadn’t drawn any human faces before, I started with exercises by JeyRam, who has a great collection of worksheets on his website. A few days earlier I watched The Matrix 1-3, which probably gave me the inspiration for the color scheme. Otherwise I didn’t use any references.

Software: Photoshop

Entrance exam homework (2021)

I applied at my local university to continue my studies there and was given the task to implement one of three given themes/phrases in a medium of choice. I chose to create a comic with the theme “…and since then, it lives in my wardrobe.” Unfortunately, I wasn’t accepted.

Software: Photoshop

Tiki Jungle Diorama – Concept (bib 2020)

The concept to my final semester project at bib International College. You can find the whole project here.

Software: Photoshop

Landscapes (bib 2020)

I was practicing to create landscapes in different scenarios. The one with the towers focuses on the middle and background and the other one, depicting a camp, lies its focus on the foreground. Simple, flat coloring was used to finish the landscapes in time.

Software: Photoshop

Time Traveling Turned Me into a Monster (bib 2020)

A quick character design practice. We agreed to make a monster and had until next time to finish the work.

Software: Photoshop

Playing Card (bib 2019)

Each of us initially drew a card — I drew a nine of clubs — for which we should design our own card. We agreed on a diagonal axis of symmetry.

Software: Photoshop

Der Zaunkönig und der Bär – Character Concepts (bib 2019)

A practice with the task to create character concepts based on a chosen european fairy tale. I started with rough silhouettes, then I created the line art and then provided the figures with a base color.

Software: Photoshop

Trading Card Game – Cards (bib 2019)

The aim of the project was to have a playable trading card game on the topic of “haunted house”. Each of us had been given the task of developing 1-3 original characters so that they could later be used in a common card layout. The card layout comes from Steven Serra Mock, the back of the card from Lisa Scherf, the logo from My Chau and the tribe icons from Erik Martens.

Software: Photoshop, Illustrator

Wendelin Brix (bib 2019)

A character sheet to practice drawing on a tablet.

Software: Photoshop

Typoworld (bib 2019)

We had to create a picture exclusively from the letters of our first name. (The background and terrain were exempt from the rule.)

Software: Illustrator

Storm (bib 2018)

At the beginning of the 1st semester we should create a picture on the topic of storm. It is pretty much inspired by an Epic Mickey artwork, so I don’t make a secret out of it. Does anyone find the hidden Oswald? =D

Software: Photoshop

GoldMan27 – The Mechanical Overlord (2014)

My first more elaborate project in Photoshop. I made this image for a forum member named “GoldMan27” or “TheMechanicalOverlord”, who turned 18 back then. It was a very complex task because I wanted to maintain the symmetry and worked very pixel-precisely. For example, I painstakingly painted the cracks in the magma by hand.

Software: Photoshop

First Digital Art (2005)

My dad showed me how to work with Photoshop when I was 6 or 7. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the original files on our old computer, so I took pictures of the prints. I found the first image sometime later saved on a CD, which had a slight green tint to it, so I minimally corrected the colors. For some reason I thought, I made these in MS Paint, but these grass brush strokes are definitely from Photoshop!

Software: Photoshop