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Monday, August 10, 2009

Pixel 4.0, Vienna

Later this year, Maryam Laura Moazedi and I will head back to Austria to give a lecture/workshop on stereotypes in character design and developmental techniques at this year's Pixel 4.0 Symposium in Vienna. I'll post more information on this, soon. BTW, it's maybe nice to know that - related to the digital orientation of the symposium - this very special "Fiaker-StarDuck" and his draught critter are done entirely digitally from start to finish, even the rough pencils and the thumbnail sketch.

Finally, some real Austrian Fiaker coachmen:

Photo/File: Wikipedia


  1. A very strong design and composition

  2. A blog full of impressive and inspiring:-)

  3. Very nice design, I can't hardly wait for the book(?)

    Sketching digitally, that's what I've been working on for architectural sketches. You have translated your sketch style well into digital sketching. What are you using, tablet or cintique?

    Love the steampunk thing, and your colors.


  4. Great shapes dude . I like a lot your work , it´s impressive

  5. Hello ARI, I'm glad that you like it, thanks!

    Fabrizio, hey! Thanks! :)

    Oscar, many, many thanks! Cheers :)

    Hi Larry, thanks for stopping by! I use a regular Wacom tablet, BTW.

    Jose! Cheers! :)

  6. florian im your big fan,you are a genius!

  7. I needs me a hat like that...and the dragon-machine would be fun too ;)

  8. As usual Excellent work! I am sure that you are a genius! my friend!

  9. your line is spectacular!!
    it's so inspiring to look through your blog.!!!

  10. I love your stuff, I think it's really excellent the colors the style everything!!