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09 September 2009, 11:50 PM
Hi! this is my first post here, so i decided to create a sketchbook right away. :)
I'm currently studying Communication Design in Kiel, Germany.
I started painting digitally maybe 3-4 years ago, mainly using Photoshop.

here are some recent sketches. i'm not sure, is a sketchbook also the right place to show finished pieces?

09 September 2009, 11:52 PM
and some traditional:

09 September 2009, 06:14 PM
some ideas for an illu class.
theme is underworld

09 September 2009, 06:18 PM
and some more

09 September 2009, 06:44 PM
Heeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyy , flying cephalopod, one of my favorite topics :D
Great concept dude (shame I can't speak german) and it's nice you can handle pencil so well. You are very creative and it's pleasure to see this kind of work around. Keep posting ;)

09 September 2009, 06:57 AM
Damn, crazy stuff, I was wondering why my sketchbook was getting no comments, and I stumble across yours and I'm even more puzzled how you just have one. Crazy inspiring stuff you got there, great use of color, I love the stone faces. All of your stuff has great depth and contrast.

09 September 2009, 11:53 PM
thanks alot guys! mcuh appreciated!
zac: yeah, commenting on other peoples work has always been a little 'difficult' ^^-.-

here is todays speedpaint.
after i tried (again) for 4 hours to get into painter i got frustrated and spend one hour in photoshop, throwing together some random brushes and shapes.

09 September 2009, 10:27 AM
Man the last piece there is just exquisitely colored, the colors just work so well, and the two underworld paintings are just so effortlessly atmospheric, great work.

10 October 2009, 06:55 PM
cheers outlaw! :)

new underworld batch. i did a redesign of a previous character, hades. you can find the original design here:
here's my approach. i was inspired first by the visual storytelling workshop by ian mccaig and usesd a similar approach as he did for his merking, (you can obviously see that :P)
however i took a step backwards and made it more fish-like.

10 October 2009, 06:57 PM
damn picture limit...

10 October 2009, 07:44 PM

^^^^^^Now that's really awesome!!! :)

Nice sketchbook. :)

10 October 2009, 08:51 AM
Beautifull pencil sketches man, and I love how explorative you are in your concepting. :)

10 October 2009, 09:13 PM
thank you guys! :)

10 October 2009, 09:45 PM
marker scribbles taken into photshop

10 October 2009, 07:40 AM
Great concepts dude and you handle pencil very well :)
The last sketch looks promising and I hope you will rush less and take your time especially at these early stages of the painting. I would cut the image using selections into 3 layers, basically into fore/mid/background and make big and easy changes right now to see what's the best way to follow.
Keep up :)

12 December 2009, 05:17 AM
You have a great imagination. I'm impressed by your work. Very creative.

You posess very good visualisation skills. I would like to see your work published someday, I can see you working as a conceptual artist for a video game company or sci fi films.

I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful work.

02 February 2010, 02:35 AM
thx silencer!

from today:

02 February 2010, 09:37 AM
IMpressive pencil work Dermonkey, I particularly like the second one, Ive painted that myself from DA, its a very attractive challenge I think, good job on these!!

02 February 2010, 04:54 PM
Nice sketchbook!
Keep us posted of your progress :arteest:

02 February 2010, 06:11 PM
thx a bunch guys :D
these are from today..

02 February 2010, 09:18 AM
Man I love that last sketch, its always fun to capture yourself drawing, great stuff, is that your work area? Is that a Cintiq? Can I have itXDXDXD

03 March 2010, 01:42 AM
yes it is, an no you can't xD unless you buy me that supersexy new c21.... :P
from today

03 March 2010, 02:57 AM
DerMonkey, I like all the female portraits you sketched!! :buttrock: Keep posting mate!!

03 March 2010, 03:03 AM
hi i like you sketch section many creative, post more!:thumbsup:

03 March 2010, 09:06 AM
yes it is, an no you can't xD unless you buy me that supersexy new c21.... :P
from today

Darn it, oh wells:P
Really like teh new piece, cracking atmosphere and intriguing color scheme and focal points, I like the green smoke, I can hear steel clanging and people chatting, good job!

Hey can I ask you about the cintiq?
Do you find you use it all the time? Or do you still use your intuos from time to time?
Ive heard that some people find it hard to adjust to the cintiq because you need to do bigger strokes to cover the screen.

Just that Im thinking of getting one myself:)

03 March 2010, 02:46 AM
outlaw: the cintiq is from my roommate, who doesn't use it atm. so currently i mainly use only the cintiq, an my intuos3 when i'm on the go with my laptop. thinking about getting the small cintiq for that purpose...

i think i might be overdoing these rimlights, i should reduce them drastically in some areas... (

03 March 2010, 09:40 PM
yea the latest one is very nice. :)

03 March 2010, 12:16 AM
thanks! :D

there's a cool sotw currently at, here are the first things for that:

inspiration google earth: ( ( (

first thumbs (
idea to put it into the jungle ( ( (

first 30 min in ps (

03 March 2010, 03:37 PM
more progess

03 March 2010, 09:41 PM
I absolutely love your head (scull) ideas in your landscape, wish you would evolve that even more. ...Kind of get that easter island feeling and coloss feeling at the same time, very nice these latest sketches. :)

03 March 2010, 02:38 PM
thankss! :D
here are the finals

03 March 2010, 10:37 AM
DerMonkey! I love the 2nd piece, the light and mood is interesting!! The lights that hit on the skulls carving!! Love it!

03 March 2010, 04:22 AM
thanks! :D

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