My friend Maureen, whom you might remember from one of my previous posts (http://artbyandreas.blogspot.de/search?updated-max=2014-05-25T03:28:00-07:00&max-results=7&start=7&by-date=false), asked me to create another image, this time depicting one of her infamous idea parties. She loves bringing people from all walks of life together to have a fun time and figure out ways to make their dreams come true. I just love that concept and have tried capturing it in my illustration. Hope you like it!
Donnerstag, 28. Mai 2015
It's always interesting to see where the creative process takes you. In this case, I was asked to come up with a concept for a party flyer. As always, I designed a bunch of characters to go along with it. Since it's a party for young people from all walks of life, I focused on creating somewhat stereotypical yet funny characters. Though the flyer was not officially used, I wanna share it here!
Montag, 6. April 2015
I can't believe I've accomplished something that people have been telling me to do for the longest time: my first ever postcard! After trying out a few styles, I opted for this one. I wanted to keep the style and character simple yet appealing.
A big thank you goes out to my friend Anna, who helped me to design the card and get it ready to be printed. I'm really stoked about this project, so I'm already working on my next motif. Stay tuned for more!
Montag, 29. Dezember 2014
It's the most wonderful time of the year - again. I can't believe this year has gone by so fast. But then again, I had such wonderful experiences that it's not really surprising. This year I spent Christmas in Austria, but due to technical problems, I couldn't get this post ready on time. So here it is with a small delay, hoping you enjoy it nonetheless. Keep on smiling! :)
Dienstag, 2. Dezember 2014
Though people make it seem like a busy time of year, there's something very peaceful and contemplative about the holiday season. I for my part simply enjoy taking time for what I love doing most – drawing. Someone close to me inspired me to create this pin-up-style, modern-day Miss Santa.
Dienstag, 23. September 2014
Looking at my drawings, I can't help but think that I have a thing for big, curvy women - at least in terms of drawing. After working on several more complex drawings, I decided to come up with some simple, loose sketches.
A friend of mine inspired me to do this quick sketch. My idea was to create a fashionable villainess that, despite her weights, knows how to move her body.
This is an interesting drawing because of the perspective. The model in the drawing I was referencing was rather slim, so I needed to adapt my character to the piece of reference.
This one I really love! Since there wasn't any overweight woman posing for me, I used reference from the net, but slightly altered the pose and facial expression. What I really enjoy about this drawing is the forceful shapes and the overall dynamics. Figure drawings are a great way to study the human anatomy.
Sonntag, 14. September 2014
My latest character - an old cowboy. A couple days ago, I watched a really lame romantic comedy which was so bad that I couldn't help but take my sketch book and pencil and get creative. The key is to find something positive in everything, and so the movie did provide some inspiration. It was set somewhere in Wyoming and featured a bunch of ridiculous, stereotypical cowboys.
For some reason, I'm always interested in seeing the process of creating a character and the thought that goes into it. Here's my original pencil sketch prior to being colored with markers. Can you see how circles and triangles mainly make up the character's design?