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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Birds In Suits

I really enjoy drawing four-armed kippers in steampunkish suits. I think that I'm supposed to do this.

Update: Take a look at Jake's latest drawings. Aliens in suits! Simply glorious.

Update #2 : Talking of retro space suits and Steampunk, here's a pretty current rough piece from my drawing desk. It shows Toby Skybuckle and Capt'n Breen...


  1. hey first com!! Love this one.. We can see on the rough that you've tried a tail.. And maybe I would prefer.. You have an msn adress to talk?


  2. I´m alway over here! Love to see your art, it´s fantastic! I´m a fan of Hellboy too!

  3. Gorgeous stuff as always. Love the loose back drop on this one.

  4. Still my favorite blog in the whole world of blogs... I always love your work!

  5. OMG!! Really awesome stuff on yur blog man. Keep up the terrific work Florian

  6. Great suit for a great bird!!!! Good work Florian. your work it so amazing!!!!

  7. what a great work!!!plz take a look at my works in this two blog:

  8. Your work never stops amazing me, it's always a huge inspiration to check out your art!
    Big fan

  9. Hey Florian - really nice design with this one!!!!! nice colors too.

  10. hi man! have you seen HORTON HEARS A WHO? is not exeptional but it's funny!
    hope it's all ok! take care!

  11. Good job in your blog Florian , i like so much your art ,..visit my blog when you want!