Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Wednesday, March 25, 2020


Super Sculpey Firm
Ø 5,8 cm
Last week I made these medallions. Looking for a personal birthday gift I thought I could try to capture my children - from life, what was not that easy. At the end a mix between observation and working from memory did the trick. I always wanted to sculpt a relief like this, it is so close to a coin, what would be also something worth trying out. But this would need much more thinking beforehand.

Letzte Woche habe ich diese Medallions modelliert. Da ich wieder einmal auf der Suche nach einem persönlichen Geschenk war, habe ich die Idee aufgegriffen, meine Kinder in Reliefform festzuhalten - was nicht ganz einfach war. Letztendlich hat direkte Beobachtung kombiniert mit aus-dem-Kopf zum obrigen Ergebnis geführt. Gerade die Ähnlichkeit zu einer Münze hat für mich den Reiz ausgemacht, diese würde im Vorhinein aber viel mehr Überlegungen benötigen.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Saturday, February 22, 2020

SDAF - 4

top: variations of one of the main characters (I still favor the design from previous post)
below: random alien and creature design doodles for possible side characters

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Thursday, February 20, 2020


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020


drawn from life
pencil, ca.20 x 13,5 cm

Thursday, December 26, 2019


Like last year I was lucky to find an idea for a personal christmas gift. This time it is a Memory game where you can have your own photos printed on and with the well known brand logo it looks like an official item you could buy in a store. It took some thinking which pictures I should use, till I realised the photos from my hometown I uploaded on Instagram would be perfect. When I photograph something I usually tend to focus on details or just sections of the subject, what came in handy for the game's card size. I wonder, if this could be a product sold locally for tourists or people who are also interested in lesser known places of my hometown?

Friday, December 6, 2019

new old tools

Last week I asked at my dentist if they still have some old dentist instruments they might not need anymore. Recently while I did this sculptures I remembered that 30 years ago when my mother used to work as a potter, she had these tools as well. Those tools where lost over time, the happier I was getting "new" ones from my dentist. I am looking forward to use these instruments the next time I am sculpting something new.

Letzte Woche beim Zahnarzt hatte ich nachgefragt, ob sie nicht noch altes Besteck hätten, was sie nicht mehr bräuchten - hätte ich fast vergessen. Als ich letztens an diesen Figuren gearbeitet hatte, viel mir wieder ein, daß meine Mutter damals als Keramikerin solche Instrumente auch benutzte. Welche mittlerweile längst verschollen sind, um so mehr habe ich mich über die "neuen" von meinem Zahnarzt gefreut. Mal sehen, wie es sich mit denen beim nächsten Mal modellieren läßt.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

new portfolio

I created a new portfolio page, the old one implemented in this blog was a bit limited. Now the appearance is less cluttered and the different areas of animation production have their individual pages. I also wanted to seperate personal stuff from work. Some details are not as I wanted them to be but I am no software engineer, so for now this has to be it.
The animation section has some new clips from recent projects. Feel free to have a look, cheers!

Friday, November 29, 2019

blue eyes

Not a fancy design ... I just was thinking, even after all these years as an animator I never had the chance to animate characters that asked for broader use of squash and stretch, especially in the face. I mean really go for it, everthing is so conservative particularly the german productions. I guess I have to come up with my own project to pursue this kind of animation...

Sunday, October 13, 2019

hollow trees

drawn from life
pencil, ca.20 x 13,5 cm

Monday, September 23, 2019

"otto & alwin" - sculptures

Diese beiden Figuren könnten vielleicht manchen ehemaligen Kindern der 70er und 80er Jahre noch bekannt sein. Otto & Alwin waren wiederkehrende Comichelden der Frösi, einem Pioniermagazin der DDR und wurden vom Dresdner Comiczeichner Jürgen Günter erfunden.

Glücklicherweise gibt es seit einigen Jahren Nach- drucke ihrer Abenteuer, da im Gegensatz zu anderen Comics dieser Zeit, mir von den beiden nichts erhalten geblieben ist.

Otto & Alwin are comic characters best known from Frösi, a monthly magazine for kids in the GDR. They were created by Jürgen Günter, a comic artist from Dresden.

Luckily reprints of their adventures were published in recent years, as not one page survived from my childhood.

Super Sculpey Firm
Height 13cm and 7,5cm

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