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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

3rd Installement: The Royal Styrian Drawing Jam

Don't forget to set your recorders and pencils! Commander Kurth will join us at our 3rd installement of the Royal Styrian Drawing Jam: Friday, April 18, 2008. Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria, "Saloon Lounge", 2nd floor (1. Stock). Starting at 6:00 p.m. (18:00h).


  1. Yes, Sir! Commander Kurth is preheating the engines and preparing for lift-off. The wether report looks promising. Ready to join forces with the "Royal Styrian Alpine Drawing Squadron". Wish me godspeed. Roger and out.

  2. ich schaffe es nicht :(
    wie lange geht die session?

    lg, mike

  3. Man, I wish I was over there with you! What I would do to be able to jam with top talent like you guys!

  4. I wish I lived closer or could teleport... but as things currently stand, I'm not going to make it. I love the thing flying on the serpent thing. Your character designs are always full of detail and creativity. This one's one of my favorites.

  5. Wow, I wish I could be there.

    Austria is on the list of countries I'd love to visit if I ever make it to Europe, though. Maybe I can plan around one of these events someday :D

    /wishful thinking

  6. Fantastic. Always, fantastic.

    Now I can start my day.

  7. Wonderful!! I will wait for the sketches (and picture of sketches).

  8. Tremendous design and sketch man! Wish I could attend, sounds like a terrific event.

  9. Great image this one! love the character and colors!!!

  10. Great draw Florian! Very very inspirational!!!!!

  11. Man, what do you eat every day?
    Every thing is marvelous!!