Schlagwort-Archive: 2d

Character sketches

Violá! I did these character sketches in preparation for storyboarding the ProSieben Superheroes Campagne.

Actually, these doodles weren’t used for the project but anyhow look good enough to me for posting them here.

Character sketches

Annemarie Warnkross as „The golden surfer“

 

Character sketches

Aiman Abdallah as „The professor“

Animationboard for ProSieben Superheroes

For the current ProSieben Superheroes Campaign I did the animationboards.

The Superheroes clips were directed by Alexander Krause, executive production company of the spots is TRIXTER and marvelous Alexander Lozano did the great character design.

ProSieben Superheroes

ProSieben Superheroes

 

You can watch all spots on the ProSieben-Homepage or a montage on Vimeo.

There is a spot with Lenny Kravitz, one with Stefan Raab and Steven Gätjen, Annemarie Warnkross got her own and one with Stefan Gödde and Lena Gercke.

Old School: Black Book Two

.Here are some more old stuff graffiti sketches:

Graffiti Sketches

I sprayed this nice guy in front of a music store.

 

Graffiti Sketches

A sketch of a breakdance scene.

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Graffiti Sketches

Do you know the caterpillar of Alice in Wonderland…?

 

Graffiti Sketches

Tweety works out in the entrance of a fitness centre.

 

Graffiti Sketches

B.U.T., spell it „beauty“ (… yeah, I wasn’t only cool those days but also smart).

 

Graffiti Sketches

I made this one in my room at home. See my tag on the bottom left? CZA (spell „ceesa“), which means Comic Ztyle Art (smart again, isn’t it?).

 

Graffiti Sketches

In a cloth store…

 

Graffiti Sketches

At the Aurich Hall of Fame with my mate Sven…

 

Graffiti Sketches

Some more fishes on a VW bus, to cover the rust (there was plenty of it).

 

Graffiti Sketches

And finally some details of the bus.

Old School: Black Book One

Recently, while searching for some of my typography stuff because I had to design the logo for a game, I stumbled across my old black books. It was fun to watch all the graffiti sketches and characters I designed those days – almost 20 years ago now…

It’ll take a few more months before I can show you pictures of my current projects, so I decided to put some of my early works here. Watch out for more.

Black Book

This should be a tribute to Bob Kane, the creator of Batman. But in fact it never made it upon a wall…

 

Black Book

I wasn’t the wild style writer type of a sprayer but much more into characters.

 

Black Book

For this piece I got inspired by the comic „Dark War“ from Tom Veitch and Cam Kennedy

 

Black Book

Me at work…

 

The next few images show the process of a graffiti the way I did it:

Black Book

First the rough sketch to find the shape of the character and the flow of the letters.

 

Black Book

Next, I did the layout and used it for my color sketch.

 

Black Book

Now it’s getting serious: doing the fill-ins.

 

Black Book

And at last we got a nice piece in the skate shop „Mr Wilson“ in Aurich.

The creation of „Die wilden Felder und der Krieger“ – Part 6

Setdesign

As I mentioned before, The wild fields and the warrior is divided in two narrative levels. I had to seperate them visually.

Below, you can see some images of the setdesign. In this step I defined the coloration, the lighting and tested a little bit concerning the textures, which I generated at last with some digitised structures of different sorts of paper.

Setdesign.

Setdesign.

Setdesign.

Setdesign.

Setdesign.

Setdesign.

Setdesign

These ornaments I used for the background layers of the flowerfield scenes.

 

Setdesign

And some more intricated ones…

The creation of „Die wilden Felder und der Krieger“ – Part 5

Design research and early linetests

At some point of the production it turned out that I would need two narrative levels.

One part should be animated in a classical frame-by-frame style. In those parts the story would be told only by the warriors acting (except of the dormouse and the crows of course as I mentioned before).

In the other part a narrator had to tell the story. It should help me to submit the more complicated contexts of the plot. Only in here the figures of the fields appear. I decided to animate those parts in a cross-fading technique and fit it together in After Effects. This had the useful sideeffect of not needing to animate the fields frame by frame. That would have been very complex.

I was trying different materials and techniques. The sequences of the warrior should look like they were inked on paper. I chose a monochrome coloration design for that.
The cross-fading parts should be a little bit more colourful and I wanted to have some more depth in the pictures. So I decided to split the screen into different layers which I used like theater culisses and inserted some camera movements to further the plasticity of the scenes.

To manage a smooth transition from one narrative level into another, I had to come up with some special actions in which something or somebody covers the camera for a moment.


Designtest with ink and pencil, 2005

 


Designtest with marker and pencil, 2005

The creation of „Die wilden Felder und der Krieger“ – Part 4

Secondary characters

All figures you can see below are actually not mentioned in the original story. I added them to clarify specific parts of the plot.

Figures

The dormouse is living in an old stump on the wild fields. It’s interacting with the warrior as a part of nature in the animated sequences of the movie, where I don’t show the fields.

 

Figures

The warrior is building a scarecrow of his armor. This should show the point when he gets really deep into nature and detach himself from former behaviours.

 

Figures

scarecrow turnaround

 

Figures

I choosed the crows to be a recurring symbol for nature and also used them once for changing the narrative level from the animated sequence to one of the cross-fading parts in which the fields appear.

 

Figures

The butterflies are also used for changing the narrative level and leading us to the flowerfields. Those are surrounded by butterflies to bear out their magical and extraordinary beauty.