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Friday, June 01, 2007

Imaginary Friend

Above: work in progress

This ogre has a quarrel with his imaginary friend, Harold, who lives right under a finger-nail.


  1. It makes me happy to know that even really good artists still need to make a whole heap of rough blue pencil lines sometimes, a trait I often am ashamed of having after looking at how some people can just draw it all in one go.

    In short, you are very inspirational to me.

  2. I love the austrian's touch

  3. Oh my, awesome work!!!!! O_O

    please visit my draw-factory blog ^_^

  4. I'm really waiting for your colouring tricks...post!
    as for this one...its wonderful to see how u take that doodle to the end...
    great ya!
    I wish you all the best!

  5. I always start a drawing with the blue pencil. There's something about the control you have over it that allows you to flesh out your character.

    Really fun-looking!

    Here's a question I've been wanting to ask you, Florian: How long does it take you to do each character, approximately?

  6. damn I love your roughs

    it's so well built

    I think like Piram

    amazing job!!

  7. Frasier, Thierry, Nick, Piram, Kaek, Gulzar, Richard, Bouss!

    Many, many, thanks! By the way, what is "the austrian's touch"? Are there some characteristics or features in my work?

    Richard, the rough sketching takes about 10-15 minutes. Not longer. But considering all things (like concept, research, thumbnails, pre-sketches, etc.) it takes up to 2-3 hours.