Saturday, December 23, 2006

3 Heads












The right one is a caricature of NCN Member Jon 'Devereaux' Laing.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Joe Bluhm Caricature


































This is a litttle Black & White Oil Painting that I did of the great Caricature Artist JOE BLUHM for the NCN Forums (National Caricaturist Network).

Go check out his fantastic stuff: joebluhm.blogspot.com

Ah, btw. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!!

Monday, November 27, 2006

Monday, November 20, 2006

Yoda Caricature

Friday, November 17, 2006

Qui-Gon Jinn Caricature

Bilbo Caricature

Young Obi Wan Caricature

Friday, October 06, 2006

Stefan's Modellier Workshop












Mein guter alter Freund und Super-Modelleur Stefan Niehues hat sich endlich dazu durchgerungen ein Fantasy-Modellier-Workshop zu geben. Das Ganze soll im Raum Frankfurt über zwei spaßige und lehrreiche Tage stattfinden. Eine fast einzigartige Gelegenheit in Deutschland einem Profi über die Schulter zu schauen.

Hier gibt es Infos:
http://modellierworkshop.blogspot.com/

Friday, September 08, 2006

Painting Notes from HARVEY DUNN















"Harvey Dunn was born on March 8, 1884 on a homestead farm near Manchester, South Dakota. The young man’s talent was first recognized by Ada Caldwell, an art instructor at South Dakota Agricultural College (presently South Dakota State University), which Dunn attended during 1901-1902. Urged by Caldwell, Dunn pursued his artistic studies at the Art Institute of Chicago under the instruction of Howard Pyle in Wilmington, Delaware.In 1906, after two years with Pyle, Dunn established his own studio in Wilmington and immediately began a successful career in illustration. He was a prodigious painter, able to produce (on one occasion) fifty-five completed paintings in eleven weeks for various clients. A contemporary described his style in these terms, “He literally attacked a canvas&Sometimes I thought he would impale the painting with his brush.” In addition to his illustrations for books, Dunn’s work by then was appearing regularly in such magazines as Collier’s Weekly, Harper’s, The Saturday Evening Post, and Scribner’s.The years before the country’s involvement in World War I turned out to be Dunn’s most prolific period as an illustrator. His experiences at the front as one of eight artist-correspondents with the American Expeditionary Force in Europe were a turning point for the artist. Dunn’s interest in commercial illustration declined on his return to the United States. Instead, the artist envisioned working for several years for the War College committing to canvas his sketches of the battlefields of Europe. Unfortunately, demobilization occurred at a rapid pace, and Dunn’s project was rejected. It became the big heartbreak of his life. However, Dunn was able to salvage part of his ambitious plan; in 1927, he began to paint covers with military themes for The American Legion Monthly magazine. The majority of Dunn’s war sketches are now housed at the Smithsonian Institution in the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.Later in life Dunn remarked: “The most fruitful and worthwhile thing I have ever done has been to teach.” Dunn became an influential and revered teacher; students referred to him as “Mr. Dunn” as a sign of respect and admiration. The majority of Dunn’s students were either graduate level painters or professional illustrators. Dunn was not interested in teaching painting techniques. His approach was philosophically oriented—he spoke about spirit, emotions, and discourse at length. He discussed his philosophy of life and art, offered group criticism, and strode from easel to easel discussing each student’s work in turn.Dunn’s most inspired teaching was probably achieved at the Grand Central School of Art, located on the top floor of Grand Central Station in New York City. His comments were captured by a student during a five-hour class session and were published in 1934 in a slim volume (printed in a edition of only 1000) entitled An Evening in the Classroom. Dunn was a demanding teacher and at times a harsh critic. He believed in preparing his students for the harsh realities and intense competition of the commercial world. Talent was not enough. As he once said, “If you ever amount to anything at all, it will be because you are true to that deep desire or ideal which made you seek artistic expression in pictures.”

Here is the little book for you to download as a PDF-file:
www.robolus.com/h.dunn-eveningclassroom.pdf

Friday, July 21, 2006

Thunderdome
















My Last Man Standing Thunderdome entry for a Contest over at Conceptart.org!

Friday, June 09, 2006

Oil Portrait for Steven


















I finished my first own Portrait as a Birthday gift for my good friend and artist STEVEN (www.wannabeartist.de)

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Quick Sketch of Poseidon

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Random Doodles

Monday, May 01, 2006

Life Caricature

























An diesem Wochenende war ich auf einer Veranstaltung im Legoland/Günzburg, zu der ca. 1000 KNAX-Kinder eingeladen wurden. Neben den vielen Kindern die ich zeichnen durfte war dieser "Pirat" eine nette Abwechslung.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Sketch for OTTO

A little Sketch that I did for the german comedian OTTO. I met him at the premiere of Ice Age II in Cologne. He speaks the voice of the character Sid.

Sketches for Premium Figurines





































Thursday, April 13, 2006

My new Palette


























Ich hab mir einen höhenverstellbaren Glastisch gekauft,
von hinten mit weißer Foilie beklebt und fertig ist meine neue Palette! :-)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

New Pics














































Thursday, February 23, 2006

LEGO-Figurines in Lifesize






















Jetzt gibt es im LEGOland in Günzburg / Bayern zwei lebensgroße KNAX Figuren die nach meinen Zeichnungen gebaut wurden, cool gell?

I made concepts of two "KNAX" figurines for the LEGO-Land in Bavaria.

Monday, February 20, 2006

What´s on the easel?














A caricature in Oil, as a gift for a good friend.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Finally...

...a little update! Sorry folks!

Here is a new Oil-Mastercopy. A Selfportrait of Bougerau,
done in my little Watercolor Sketchbook. Size 18 cm x 26 cm














Quick doodles: