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MOSF – Escape Velocity

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

MOSF - Escape Velocity

I’m very proud to have the opportunity to announce that my work will displayed at the Museum Of Science Fiction’s “Escape Velocity” event, July 1st to 3rd, in Washington DC. It will be displayed via LCD screen wall in extra large size. I personally will not have the chance to be there but I’m sure it looks pretty awesome in a size like this. =D However… they managed to have a neat event with many (more famous than me) guests there. So if you’re in the area and you happen to be a scifi fan… it may be worth checking out!

MOSF – Escape Velocity – July 1st to 3rd – Check Here For Info


3D Art Direct – Live Webinar

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

3d art direct - Live webinar

Here we go! On Jan. 30th I’m invited to talk a bit about the creative process behind one of my personal favourites. Looking back at making “From Here I Can Almost See The Stars”, it probably belongs into my personal category of ‪benchmark‬ projects. A project where I wanted to push myself as well as the hardware I had back then. I finished this picture early 2012 and learned a lot with it. Diving back into the world of this piece is like ‪#‎timetravel‬ for me. And the cool thing I discovered is… not much has changed! I’m still using the same techniques. With slight variations here and there of course. grin emoticon

In this ‪‎webinar‬ we will take a look into ‪Vue‬ and how the scene is set up. We will also risk a look at how the scene was rendered. Let me just say that it took multiple runs before I had all material I needed. Last but not least we risk a look into the ‪Photoshop‬ process of how it all was put together.
Lots of stuff to talk about and questions are more than welcome!

Follow this link to sign up for the event.

Get 15% off by using the promocode: makingof15

Hope to see your there!


Scifi & Fantasy Calendar 2016

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Tigaer-Design Calendar 2016

Alrighty. Here we go. The calendar for YOUR amazing 2016 is now available in my deviantart store. Had a hard time picking the artworks for this one since they all work well for a calendar page. A nice look back at the pieces I did this year. Among a few older ‘personal favs/classics’ we have quite a number of new pieces in this calendar this time. For the calendar design I used Vue to create a neat looking cover image and plates for the month pages. Had some fun with it and hope it turned out eyecatching enough. :) Due to the format I had to cut off small parts of the images but tried to keep the main elements in frame as good as possible. I’m fairly happy with how it turned out this year.

Find it here:



Walkthrough & Deconstruction of Valis Licentia

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Here we have a video where I try to explain the creative process behind one of my pictures. This is also my first try in creating a video like this. So it’s a little rough around the edges. If you make it through the entire thing and don’t get bored by my rather boring voice… bravo! I sincerly salute you. :D But seriously, I hope you will find the material interesting and manage to pick up something that will eventually help you with your own projects.

On YOUTUBE – Click here for 1080p



Making Of GalCiv3 Art

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 news

Here we go with a lengthy article I wrote about how I approached creating the seven artworks I did for Galactic Civiziations 3. It’s includes concepts, render plates, render passes and insight into the techniques I used. Hope it inspires and may even teach you some things! Feel free to check it out here on Behance.


The Eternals – Making Of On Behance

Friday, June 26th, 2015 news

Here we go with some time I invested to write a little bit about the creative process behind my “The Eternals” artwork. It includes a lot of testrenders, how the project progressed and descriptions about the overall process. I also included a couple of testrenders that show a different perspective on the scene. Feel free to check it out here on Behance.


The Eternals

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

The Eternals

The original plates I rendered months before I finished this project. As usual I was playing around with some stuff in Vue when it suddenly clicked. I knew I had something that deserved a shot. I also haven’t done any bigger scifi cityscape pics in a while. So this was a motivation to start and detail out the scene in Vue. Due to my mashing together of all kinds of models I crossed some limitations in filesizes Vue was able to correctly save. So I had to work with two scene files for different parts of the picture. Mainly splitted between foreground and hero object detail and less important stuff to flesh out the scene along with background elements. So in the initial stage of composition and setting up the scene I created a lot of junk data to keep alive all alternatives I had in mind for the scene. I wanted this one to be big. Much like “Phoenix Rising” or “Gates To Elysium”. Scale and detail was important for this one. Once I got my atmosphere, composition and scene ready… rendering time! Then… silence.

I had the renders done and when I looked at them I realized how much time I would need to get this to a point I would be happy with. I instantly saw a lot of parts that needed a lot of attention. Plus the fact that, while I worked on the pic, new ideas popped up on how to refine certain details even more. So I left the renders for a couple of weeks. Of course I couldn’t leave these renders alone. I already invested some serious time! I had to do something with it. The Photoshop stage then had a lot of overpainting, atmosphere and lighting tuning. I also got back into Vue and added new stuff to the scene. Ships, buildings and additional detail. I didn’t want to overload the image with stuff but I fear I lost that battle (again!). At least there is a lot to discover, wouldn’t you agree?

When it comes to a story then there is none. The only thing is the title. I can imagine, that the citizens of that city look at these huge structures, as if they would still be there, even after they are long gone. So they started to call them ‘The Eternals’. What they do? I have no idea. But maybe it fires up the imagination of the viewers and you people come up with great ideas. =D

This picture is part of The Luminarium’s latest Exhibit: Illuminate VI. A fantastic source of inspiration that can be found here. It also features a neat interview with me, about myself and how I approach my work.

Quick shout out to Nicolas Bramke who helped with some pointers and ideas. Your input is always appreciated.

Vue – Photoshop – 6000x2553px

The artwork on:

Photoshop Stage


Print Detail

wallpapers available



2014 Sounds So Scifi!

Monday, January 6th, 2014 news

Here we go into a new year. Hope everyone had some good days with friends, family or both! This time it’s 2014. Me being born in 1982 the number 2014 sounds so Scifi that it’s hard to believe we live in that year now. Now let’s see if there are some more cool pictures coming along this year. Of course there will be wallpapers which, I hope, will get a chance to grace your computer desktops! Until then… have a nice and successful year!


I’m On Facebook!

Sunday, September 15th, 2013 newsI really am a very very very big Facebook skeptic/critic (for all the right reasons if you ask me). There is rarely a week going by where I’m not reading any weird news about what they can do with all the things you post on that site. So I avoided it as good as possible. Recently though I spoke with a couple of friends about it all, and when it comes to promoting my work, even the skeptics among them told me to go for it. After literally 2 months of thinking back and forth I decided to give it a try. So yeah, there I am, still looking a little confused at what Facebook can do. It’s really a beast and luckily some of my friends guided me through it. Especially the privacy and security settings. A big thanks out to them.

There are already some things up and ready for you to view, but I have other things planned to do on my Page – well, aside of the usual posting of artworks, I also plan to drop a couple of detail snapshots of my artworks every now and then. Due to the fact that I’m a little ridiculous with putting detail in my pics, that no normal being could ever see on the downsized pics I usually post. The pics within pics so to say. =) There are a couple posted already. Larger than the usual print preview pictures I create for my bigger projects.

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Luminarium Exhibit #21

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

The Luminarium Exhibit #21

Here we go again!Elements” is the 21th Exhibit release by The Luminarium Artgroup. #21’s topic “Elements” focused on things that are pretty much responsible for ‘existence’ in itself. This time it took a while to get the exhibit off the ground due to lots of busy members. The group nonetheless managed to collect a wide array of artworks that fantastically represent the topic at hand. Yet again it’s something for everyone – may it be Photography, Digital Art or Music. All of surely a nice source for inspiration! So be sure to check it out -> Elements

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