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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Birds And Pencils

This is one of the many, many birdish critters who set off into the "Birds & Pencils" book. This is BTW the piece I tried to finish live at my Pixel 4.0 workshop - but my laptop wasn't that cooperative that day, so I finished it back home. Voila, another piece done entirely digitally (Photoshop CS4/Wacom):

Update: Jake liked the colour scheme of this piece. Here's the colour palette I used, strongly inspired by the KTM Racing colours:

Images ©2009 by Satzinger & Hardenberg. World rights reserved.

Alright, and here are some impressions of the Pixel 4.0 weekend. The Austrian Academy of Sciences is quite a place, isn't it... (Photos © Kris Staber/PIXEL. A.r.r.)


  1. Looks great! How are you liking the tablet?

  2. Exciting color scheme. I love this piece.

  3. Love the design on the ship. Yowza.

  4. Beautiful! They should do ads for this. The world's most goody ducks! Now at Soleil!

  5. Great!

    I can't wait for "Birds & Pencils"!

    You can tell us when Soleil will publish it?

  6. Cheers, Dennis! Well, I'm becoming more and more a tablet-junkie...

    Jake! Thank you! This is a KTM inspired colour scheme of sorts.

    Og! Thanks!! Nice ride, no? :)

    Derek, yeah, they should do that, indeed. :) Thanks!!

    Davide, I'll let you know. Cheers!

  7. Nice update ... I really would like to put one of these colour palette paintings on my office wall.

  8. Your color scheme and paintings gets pleasure to eyes.

  9. Hey! What's up! its feaking cool you r starting use teh tablet! good work, love it!! cheers!!! from México

  10. thanks for sharing the birds.

    and yes - the Austrian Academy of Sciences is amazing. and that top photo is almost religious.

  11. Wow !!!!!
    your job are fantastic!!!!

  12. what beautiful and talent man, I think that this kind of drawings are so cool!