What inspires me?

I already showed you in my short video ‘Meet my little friends’, that animals and nature inspire me a lot. But there are many other things: I find a lot of inspiration in the things which surround me. I go on long walks to enjoy nature and quite often I come back with new ideas about what I want to paint. I like to observe nature – weather conditions, the play of light and shadow, seasonal changes and moods connected to these things. Animals of course also inspire me a lot! Apart from this I enjoy to read and study ‘The Art of’ books. I have a quite large collection which ranges from Disney/Pixar and Dreamworks animations to games as ‘Tomb Raider’ or ‘Assassin’s Creed’. I also absolutely love Studio Ghibli and find their style and especially the way they picture nature extremely inspiring. Their art sparks my imagination a lot! There are also some traditional artists which influenced quite much: Caravaggio – the master of shadow and light, Burne-Jones and J.W. Waterhouse amongst other Pre-Raphaelites or Alphonse Mucha are some I want to mention. Last but not least I enjoy browsing the internet. I check out the latest works on behance or one of my favorite picture blogs.

Happy when it rains

A fox for a change. This time I wanted you to smell the wet earth and the rainy fresh air, to feel the raindrops on your skin and hear them dropping onto the leaves and into the grass.

Clouds on the Horizon

‘Clouds on the Horizon’ was done for an app project (‘Sunny‘ by Taptanium) which features it as well as 5 other illustrations of mine as parallax scenes which all come with stereoscopic 3D sounds of beaches. The challenge was to catch the atmosphere of each sound and also tell the story of a man, who is journeying across the Seven Seas to follow an ancient legend his forefathers retold from generation to generation. The scene should have an overall relaxing and calm mood but still spark the idea of an adventure lying ahead.