Thursday, May 31, 2007

Star Wars 30th Anniversary

I participated at the daily sketchgroup of CGSociety again.
It's Star Wars week.

Sith Lord


Imperial Royalty


Droid

Google Maps Street View

Oh my goooooooood!!!
This is unbelievable. Check it out!

Google Maps Street View


Sunday, May 27, 2007

At World's End

I went to the theaters to watch Pirates of the Caribbean yesterday.
And I have to say, I was really impressed!
Great characters, wonderful costumes, stunning vfx, awesome overall design and
just a little complicated story, but it didn't matter at all! ^^
I was very well enternained. A must see!

Inspired by pirates...

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Progress...

When you are working on your skills it's hard to tell how much you are getting better. The improving process is really smooth and you hardly realize that you are actually improving.
Sometimes you can feel those 'Level Ups'. In other words you can tell that you are able to do something what you haven't been able to do before. If you're a beginner you make a bunch of those Level Ups in a short amount of time. But if you reached a certain Level it takes more and more time to get to the next noticeable Level Up.
I guess everybody has experienced the situation that someone tells you that you improved so much and you are quiet surprised about it because you didn't realize it.

One thing I love to do to find out how I improved is to paint over old work of mine. It's interesting to see in which areas you improved most over the years.
I've done it a couple of times now. The painting below is the 2nd paintover of an old painting of mine.

Click here for the progress GIF.

April 2004 first time I painted this image (45min)
July 2004 first paintover (30min)
May 2007 another paintover (60min)

Yesterday's result...

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Totally awesome!

The new Transformers Trailer is out. The Visual Effects are stunning! Can't wait to see the Movie!
You can see the HD trailer here.


BLIZZARD announced StarCraft II. They have uploaded the StarCaft II opening sequence yesterday. I'm always amazed by BLIZZARD's cinematics.
I'm not much into realtime strategy games but It looks awesome anyways! Gameplay videos will be available soon.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Bot Jump

The server at work is down and I can't go on animating right now.
Thought I spend some time painting again.

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