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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Toby Skybuckle: The Mad Mapmaker

I did this piece last Christmas while doing some Toby Skybuckle vis-dev work. I dedicate this to fellow colleague Didier "Crisse" Christpeels.


  1. Very cool, Florian - the colors are really really nice in this one!!!

  2. Beautiful work! congratulations!

  3. it's the first time I could do that I don't like this one, the design..maybe.

  4. Simon, Marcelo! Thanks!

    Bryst, many thanks for the constructive feedback. I wanted to make him scatty and unlikeable. Succeeded! ;)

  5. ^^ all right so! I go to link you on my blog, after all I love your stuff.

  6. Pardon me for interrupting, but I LOVE this fellow!

  7. Hi Florian, beautiful drawings, thanks for sharing them, I love the sketch of the cruising eagle. It feels very much alive!


  8. Your work is gorgeous! What tools do you use to ink your drawings, if you don't mind me asking?

  9. I love your art! great composition and not to mention coloring. Great pieces all around!I'll be dropping in here more often!