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Tuesday, October 23, 2007


It's snowing outside and snowing and snowing and snowing.

Apart from that, I have no idea what this is, but I like it. I mean this thing on the limb.
No idea.
Update: Now I know where this sketch comes from. I did this geezer together with the Cell Dragons, last Christmas:


  1. beautiful drawing, i like very much your style!

  2. i've been visiting this blog for a while now but have never commented. but every time i come here i always see something incredibly awesome. i just thought it was time i told you that.

  3. I like it to.

    a lot.

    I mean that thing on the limb, I like it.

  4. Amazing stuff!!! you´re great!!

  5. Wow! I like this character very much, is kind of a rhino-dragon-bird mix!

    Congrats Florian, an amazing artwork as always ;)

  6. Hey that's good snow Florian - so wispy.

  7. Hehe, thanks Eric. Here in the Austrian alps we are used to be snow specialist. Well, in respect of global warming, we're getting more and more snow making machines specialists.

    Mike, many thanks for your comment. I appreciate that very much.

    ... and that goes for Sylv1k, Ian, Juampa and Pit, too. :)

  8. Great as usual!...: Snow, snow,...XD...

  9. That tree dragon thingy looks has the disposition and appearance of a lumberjack. Was that your intention? All these dragon characters have so much of a mellow disposition to them!

    Love 'em as always!

  10. Awesome as always...Cant's wait
    for "Huck" Looks fantastic.
    Thanks for the terrific updates.

  11. I am still strying to understand how you can do all this amazing art.. congratulations!!..

  12. You have really stranke animals over there in austria. I must be attentive and careful next time i'm there.

  13. you work is nothin short of magical