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Concept Art, Digital Painting, Digital Matte Painting, Screen & Printdesign.

Please check out my portfolio site to get a clear impression of what i’m capable to do. Find it here.

My skills are multifaceted as you can see in my art galleries. I’m doing graphics work for more than 5 years now and collected a wide range of experience over that time. I know how to work with web graphics as well as print orientated jobs. At the moment i’m working in the direction of matte painting and concept art for Advertising, Games and Film… you think you have a job for me? Please take some time and write me a quick note about your thoughts or project by using the contact form beneath or mail me under the following link: Mail me!

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July 2011

EXPOSÉ 9
This time i got two of my works into the book. Valis Licentia in category Matte Painting and Gates To Elysium in category Science Fiction. Again a great honor to be amongst such talented people. An article about that can be found here.
June 2011

CGTantra Community Award Winner (Matte Painting)
Just for fun i sent a few images to that nice little contest and won in the field of Digital Matte Painting. Some good competition there. Winners can be seen here.
May 2011

EvE Online Create a Starship Contest Winner
Unexpectedly my entry to the contest made it to the winners. An article about that can be found here.
May 2011

Feature in 3DArtist Issue 28
I was invited to talk a little about my selling experience with prints while other high class artists like Stefan Morrell talk about their experience in selling 3d models and more.
Mar. 2011

Daily Deviation for "Strange News From Another Planet"
Strange News was a pic where i catched that mysterious ‘do what you want and it’ll be good’ flow again. I think it’s one of my best and the Daily Deviation Award on Deviantart.com is a nice bonus to have and a good motivation.
Jan. 2011

Invitation to ‘The Luminarium’ Artgroup
At that point i knew that group for a while and respected the art it produced a lot. Mainly known for sci-fi art there is also photography, music, film and traditional arts. I accepted the invitation and will try to contribute to the regularly released exhibits as much as possible. Check out The Luminarium
Nov. 2010

"Hadley’s Hope" in Advanced Photoshop UK
Hadley’s Hope was a sister project to "Phoenix Rising". Basically the same city on a different day. In this short article i wrote about how good it can be to invest a little extra time into experimenting to achieve that last little bonus to make a pic look better than good. The Advanced Photoshop Magazine gave me an opportunity to write a little bit about that procedure. Thanks for that.
Oct. 2010

FEATURE IN EXPOSÉ 8
This year i also managed to sneak myself into the wonderful Expose Book series again. This time Hades – Valiant was selected. I can remember that, when i finished this picture, i said that it’s definitely book material. So i was even happier when it got selected for inclusion. A great honor and motivation again. Check this post for more info.
Sep. 2010

DIGITALPhoto Tutorial
The German DIGITALPhoto Magazine invited me to write a short Tutorial about how to create fake depth of field in a photo.
July 2010

"CLONE" Shortfilm
"Hunt for Gollum" director Chris Bouchard invited me to do some matte painting for his experimental scifi short ‘Clone’. More info here.
May 2010

Daily Deviation for "Phoenix Rising"
Phoenix Rising was the largest project i ever did. So it is nice to see feedback from people is positive. The Daily Deviation Award on Deviantart.com is a nice bonus to have and a good motivation.
May 2010

Benchmark Project "Phoenix Rising"
Phoenix Rising was the largest project i ever did. It included heavy work in Vue, massive post work in Photoshop and a camera mapping animation. Countless hours went into it and left me quite exhausted when i had it finished. The result was worth all the hassle. See here for specific project info.
Feb. 2010

DigitalArtist Tutorial
The DIGITALArtist Magazine invited me to write a Tutorial about how to created a digital matte painting/city photo manipulation. Future City was the result of that project.
Feb. 2010

DIGITALPhoto Tutorial
The German DIGITALPhoto Magazine invited me to write a Tutorial about how to created a digital matte painting. City View was the result of this project.
Aug. 2009

Advanced Photoshop Magazine UK Tutorial
The Advanced Photoshop Magazine approached me and asked for a brief tutorial on Terragen and Photoshop. So took myself some time to write a 6 page Masterclass Tutorial for Issue 60, explaining how to combine Terragen and Photoshop for a piece like ‘Artificial‘.
May 2009

Pixelarts Magazine
Pixelarts Magazine wanted a small feature about my Artwork and of course i agreed. Beside artist features there are huge reports about vfx in movies and advertising in this magazine. Very interesting read.
May 2009

Awards For Gates To Elysium
Beside the CGChoice Award i also go the Gold Award on CGHub and a Daily Deviation Award on Deviantart.com. The recognition and feedback i got for this particular piece was great and very appreciated.
May 2009

CGChoice Award On CGTalk
This is a very special award for me. On CGTalk you only see the creme of all the digital artists worldwide. And to be a part of the featured gallery there truly is a reward i always dreamed of. ‘Gates to Elysium‘, which was my personal benchmark painting for 2009, gained me that highly respected award.
Nov. 2008
Advanced Photoshop Magazine UK
Soon after my interview for the german adv. photoshop agazine i became contacted from an editor of the uk part. They invited me to take place on a special event they wanted to do with their magazine cover. Getting together 50 selected artists and present all their works on the magazine cover for their 50th issue. A great thing i must say. More info here.
Nov. 2008
Advanced Photoshop Magazine Germany
In the second issue of the germany adv. photoshop magazine i had a short interview and small feature. I’m glad germany finally has this kind of magazine too. Until now you would have had to import it from uk or usa. The feature was fun and i thank Regina, over there at the magazine, for chosing me.
Nov. 2008
Burning Skies Book Cover
Chris Belbin, writer, contacted me with needing help creating a fitting cover for his fantasy story. He explained me what it is he got in mind and i started to work a concept. It was a good and productive work process and we finished this commission in a very good time. It was a pleasure to work with hin! Thanks Chris.
Oct. 2008
Several Features
Over the last few months my work collected quite some nice recognition. Frontpage features and awards on sites like cgchannel, 3dm3, deviantart, augensound. Among the featured artworks were pics like ‘hades-valiant‘ – ‘back to the future‘ – ‘nightshade vale‘ – ‘comcept7‘ and ‘epica‘. It’s great to see the work pay off with so many people liking your work.
Sep. 2008
ART²
Some folks who were looking for talented artists to start a series of new media books contacted me if i would be interested in participating. Of course i am. So there were 3 selected pieces. The Chase III, The Falls and The City Of Lights… that came into the book. The release date of the book is not out yet but i hope soon. Check ouit their site!
Aug. 2008
RAYGUN REVIVIAL
Johne Cook from raygun revival magazine contacted me if i would like to participate in a short interview for his magazine. I took me some time to gather info about the mag and must say that i like the concept. Mush like the olf magazines from the 50s… where all sorts of sci-fi writers can send their stories to.More info about the feature and this great mag can be found in my post here.
July 2008
EXHIBITION INTERVIEW
Due to the exhibition i had the chance to give a nice interview and appeared in one of the bigger german newspapers. The interview can be found here (german).
July 2008
Captured Beauty – Gefangene Schönheit – Exhibition
The second exhibition and chance for me to present my work on a more personal way than through internet media. I thank everyone who participated on the preparations of this event. It was quite and experience. Specific info here.
June 2008
WHORED CANVAS INTERVIEW
A newly opened digital art magazine asked me to be one of their first interviewees. Interview can be found here.
May 2008
FEATURE IN EXPOSE 6
And again i’m proud to say that one of my digital paintings made it into the yearly collection of the worlds best digital illustrations. The second time since 2007 and expose 5. ‘Long Way Home‘ was the chosen one this time. Specific info can be found here.
Apr. 2008
THE BOOK OF THE LONG SUN Cover
Editura Alexandria, based in Romania, hired me to create a book cover for the fantasy classic by Gene Wolfe. Specific info can be found here
Mar. 2008
DEUS SCEPTRUM Album Cover
To finish this one took quite some time. This project includes a cd cover painting. Design of the back cover as well as the title of the album. I also created a booklet which contains the lyrics of the songs on the album. Specfic info can be found here.
Mar. 2008
RIVERWORLD BOOK COVER
One of my older pictures found use for a book cover of a rereleased edition of Philip Jose Farmers Riverworld classic fantasy novel. Specific infos can be found here.
Jan. 2008
CITIZEN ERAZED Concept Art and Animation
A small New York based game studio hired me to do concept art for a game they are doing. I also the opportunity to get myself deeper into Adobe After Effects. The painting can be found here and the animation here.

Nov. 2007

THE VISUALISER
An architecture visulisation company that hired me to matte paint some of their renders. It’s quite a challenge for me since the deadlines are always very short. I managed to get everything done right and gained a lot of experience through this opportunity. The Visualiser

Nov. 2007

3DM3.com Professional Award
I’m pretty proud of the fact to got the professional award on that site. They have some very high class artists in their forum as well the the eyecatching artworks that belong to these artists. They also invited me to be a judge on one of their contests along with a few other highly professional artists. Check their site and my gallery.

Nov. 2007

GUCKLOCH EXHIBITION
My first ever exhibition. The exhibition took place in the local area around nuremberg, where i live. Quite a nice experience for me. Talking to people about how the paintings are made and how i work to create the photography i do. The exhibition was running from nov. 4th to january 2008.

Oct. 2007

NORTHERN OAK ALBUM COVER
Northern Oak, a band based in Sheffield, UK, hired me to create a cover for their upcoming album.. Info here…

Oct. 2007

TIGAER-DESIGN.COM VS TUNEUP.COM
Quite a story… please read here

Oct. 2007

iCREATE MAGAZINE
The iCreate magazine, based in UK, invited me to present some of my wallpapers on cdrom in issue 47. Info here…

Sept. 2007

MEET THE INSPIRATION – HENNING LUDVIGSEN & NATASCHA RÖÖSLI
Henning Ludvigsen and Natascha Röösli. I’m glad to have had the chance to interview these both artists and i want to thank them for answering all the questions in such an open way. Thanks a lot! Info here…

Aug. 2007

CG CHOSEN MAGAZINE – Environments
CG Chosen is a free online magazine featuring the best of the best digital artists available on the internet. I’m honored to say that i got invited to write a walkthrough for my painting ‘down the river arend’.Info here…

June 2007

MATTE PAINTING ANIMATION #2
With the things learned on my first trip to animation land i tried to make my work process a bit more effective this time. Since i learned all the basics the first time… this second time was going better and faster. Tried a few more things and wrecked my render machine. See CG Animations…

May 2007

FEATURE IN BALLISTIC’S EXPOSE 5
The mother of all feeatures is what i call it. All the big digital artists in todays digitalart scene were in these books. To be a part of it is one of the greatest honors for someone like me. ‘The Falls’ made it into the book and i’m happy about it.

May 2007

SNAP MAGAZINE INTERVIEW
SNAP Magazine, based in U.K., made an interview with me about my macro photography. The first ever interview i did about my photography. It was fun and interesting. A 3 page interview with lots of pics in issue #3 of the magazine.

Mar. 2007

MATTE PAINTING ANIMATION
After visiting the Studio in late january i decided to risk a deeper look into 3d work and animation. I learned a lot about how matte paintings are done these days. Also learned a lot about how to technically work out such things. It’s ‘work’ but… interesting work. To see your painting moving is like it’s a window to another world. See CG Animations…

Jan. 2007

INVITATION: VIRGIN-LANDS STUDIOS
Virgin-Lands Studios, a very successful animation studio for the film and games industry in germany, invited me for an interview. Unfortunately nothing came out in the end. But i got a glimpse into a studio environment. And a new understanding of how worthful my work really is. Because that’s what they made them interested in me.

Dec. 2006

TIGAER-DESIGN v5 OPENS
With the idea to become more communicative through my website i decided to go for a new design. With help of wordpress and ginkgo-grafix.de we managed to create a site that suited me and my idea pretty well.

August 2006

FEATURE ON CGBRAINCHILD.COM
My ‘Astounding’ artwork got invited into an online gallery where only selected artists artworks find their way in. Quite a thing for me to have a picture of mine among all those amazing digital art works. Check out the gallery here

August 2006

FEATURE ON CGSOCIETY.COM
My portfolio on cgtalk.com got featured for the last week of August 2006. Once again a great honour to me.

August 2006

MEET THE INSPIRATION – SYD MEAD
I had the unquestionable honour to speak to legend when it comes to concept design/concept art. Syd Mead is the absolute nonplusultra to my Meet the Inspiration interview series.

August 2006

FEATURE ON SCIFI.COM
‘Artificial’ is featured on the website of one of the biggest (NBC Universal) scifi tv channels.

June 2006

COMMISSION IN HEAVEN
Goal in this commission was it to create a kind of heavenly looking scenery. After lots of concepts i found a solid way to realize it… with a bit of fantasy.

May 2006

EXPOSURE IS EVERYTHING

With ‘The Falls’ i continued my matte painting learning process. The piece was a great success on Deviantart.com. Lots of people saw it. A new commission knocking on my door.

May 2006

3D WORLD MAGAZINE

Jim Thacker at 3d world magazine asked me if i’m willing to write a short tutorial about my ‘Astounding’ piece. That 3d world issue was about freeware/shareware gfx applications. So i kinda explained Terragen, Apophysis and Gimp. How to use these programs to create a similar pic to my ‘Astounding’ piece.

May 2006

IMAGINE FX MAGAZINE #2

‘Artificial’ and ‘Astounding’ were printed in the ImagineFX magazine’s readers FXposé. A true honour. Lots of very talented people made it into the FXposé. Now i’m a part of it too.

May 2006

DIGITAL MATTE PAINTING

Started to try digital matte painting. Like a Dylan Cole for example. Again i’m trying to find more productive techniques to speeden up my work. Digital matte painting seems to be a solution. The pieces ‘Elysia’ & ‘Back to the future’ followed.

March 2006

MEET THE INSPIRATION – GARY TONGE

I continued my interview series since i found out that it’s a way to learn a lot from professionals. This time we had Gary Tonge. What a talent. I’m really looking up to him. He is somehow doing what i would love to do some day.

Febr. 2006

FIRST DIGITAL PAINTINGS

Alagaesia Prime was the second digital painting i did. Completely painted. My first digital painting ‘Dawn of hope’ had a Terragen render as base. I’m getting better.

Febr. 2006

IMAGINE FX MAGAZINE #1

Tom Rudderham, disc editor from the ImagineFX magazine, asked for permission to use my ‘Artificial’ wallpaper piece on the dvd for issue 2. Permission granted. Thanks Tom!

Febr. 2006

MEET THE INSPIRATION – DYLAN COLE

I had the honour to speak to one of the best digital matte painters of our time. Dylan Cole worked on lots of big hollywood productions and i had the chance to ask him a few questions. A very cool guy.

Sept. 2005

WACOM & DIGITAL PAINTINGS

To become more flexible and productive i decided to buy a Wacom tablet. I never used a tablet before, so it took me a while to get familiar with it. A few weeks later there is no way to work without a tablet ever anymore. Started to learn digital painting.

July 2005

COMMISSION FOR CONFLICTOMEGA.COM

Goal for this project was it to create a very dangerous looking environment. After a big war mankind split up into various groups fighting for territory. In this pic i tried a blade runneresque/alien 2 like design. Along with the very hazardous landscape it looks pretty nice. My first ever commission.

May 2005

ARTIFICIAL

A private project. A big step forward for me. The project showed me i’m really able to pull off outstanding work. The project included a walkthrough. Time worked on it: 7 weeks.

Mar. 2003

ON CD FEATURE
A polish pc magazine issue about the 3d software ‘terragen’. They were asking for my ‘ethir anduin’ piece. They wanted to show what’s possible with terragen. My pieces seemed to suited well.
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