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


Halle/Saale
drawn from life
pencil, ca.20 x 13,5 cm
 location

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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Thursday, August 22, 2019

riverside tree


Halle/Saale    

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

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

sofa drapery
































Halle/Saale

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

Monday, July 22, 2019

daddelnd





























Garmisch-Partenkirchen

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

Monday, May 13, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

from the shelf - 4

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Friday, March 29, 2019

witches eight

              Finally I managed to ink and "colourise" a drawing that was waiting on my desk for almost two years. It is just meant to be an exercise and I guess it will take much more than that to feel comfortable (and satisfied) enough with the style to dare starting the first comic book pages ...                
   
clockwise:  1. rough background drawing   2. preliminary drawing 3. final brush illustration (ca 36 x 25,5 cm)   4. mask for background and character elements on seperate sheet of paper  1of 7

previous posts

http://skitoba.blogspot.com/2015/02/witches-five.html
http://skitoba.blogspot.com/2013/07/witches-four.html
witches three
witches two
https://skitoba.blogspot.com/2013/03/witches.html

Thursday, January 31, 2019

plans


With the end of January approaching I realise that one month of the new year already is gone and I didn´t touch any of my personal artistic endeavours so far. Here are some of  the projects I plan to continue or even finish in 2019:

    1. developing a story arc for a comic  based on this
    2. pencil drawings waiting since a year to get finally inked  continuing this
    3. finalise one of two comic sculptures and starting the second one
    4. filling some pages in my sketchbook
    5. testing my new lego-camera-dolly-slider setup outdoors old mark 1
    6. mastering music tracks (starting with the early ones) and finally upload them somewhere
    7. recording older guitar pieces of mine (as long as I am able to play them)
    8. writing down my music for others to play and creating new music tracks
    9. resuming doing plein-air paintings I quite enjoy but somehow didn´t do for a while

The split between work and personal projects is not easy. Unfortunately earning money to pay the rent is more important than living out ones creativity. Nevertheless I try to get something done. What are your plans for this year?

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

stamps

Looking for a personal and self-made christmas gift I stumbled over the possibility to get official printed stamps with your own individual motives on them.
Here I chose older artwork that seemed to work also in smaller size, just adding some corresponding text.
It is not really cheap but the final print looks good and the prospect of having your own little paintings and drawings travel around the world is quite thrilling!

Auf der Suche nach einem persönlichen und selbstgemachten Weihnachtsgeschenk bin ich über die Möglichkeit gestolpert, Brief- marken mit eigenen Motiven offiziell drucken zu lassen.
Die ausgewählten Bilder sollten auch in kleiner Größe funktionieren und mit dem zusätzlichen Text etwas aufgewertet werden.
Die ganze Sache ist nicht gerade günstig aber der finale Druck sieht gut aus und die Vorstellung, daß die eigenen kleinen Kunstwerke die Welt bereisen, ist schon spannend!

  

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