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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Red Fingers

He's painting almost literally with his heart's blood. I hope you can handle a bit gore ;)

"Is it sore?"

This is not intended as a children's book illustration. I was playing with extremes here both shapes and content. (BTW: This is a cleaned-up piece from a sketch I did at the last Royal Styrian Drawing Jam. Aim of my exercise: "superhero(s)")


  1. Great stuff.

    I love your superheros. They were always some of my favorite characters on the website before you were blogging. Like Captain Christmas.

  2. Your silhouettes are usually so great, I just think this could be pushed more so that the hands are so symmetrical. I really did this pose though, and the weight is really grounded well too. Good stuff sir.

  3. Good stuff Florian , a bit gore , but great stuff

    congratulations my friend!

  4. You're are a master of all things character design related. Your characters are so lively, vital, so "real".

  5. a human!!!

    very awesome character..
    wanna again like this one!

  6. Really nice man!!!!!!

    I like your style..
    God work

  7. Big thanks to you all!

    And Brian, I'm really glad that you remember Captain Christmas. And - cross fingers - there is a chance for a (toys-)comeback of this very hero... I'll keep you updated.

    Philipp, many thanks for your sharp eye, again. I really appreciate your thoughts! Thanks my friend.

  8. Florian, I have been following your work on the website for the last 4 years or so. I am glad you have the blog, since it was hard to tell what was new in the samples page.

    Do you ever plan to sell a sketchbook that collects your work? You could easily do a book of just Superheroes or Creatures and Monsters.

    Maybe sometime you can make it out for the San Diego Comic-Con, that would be cool.