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Friday, January 30, 2009

Toby Skybuckle: Colour Design Piece

This still's muddy colours are right from those photos of an old tree I took by the side of my town's river, today afternoon.

At the moment, I'm working on a kind of colour bible for each scenery of TS1. And in this instance, I generated a nice bark pattern, too, no?

Photos: © Satzinger & Hardenberg Archive

Update: Btw, nice find on BoDoi: "Lucky Luke version canard" - Hey, I'm from down under yet again... :)

Update 2: Jake was in one of his masterstroke moods again: A Map of Whoville

Monday, January 26, 2009

Duckish Cowboy And Talking Horse-Chicken

Alright, as previously announced, here's my hand-drawn gift for dear colleague Achdé ("Lucky Luke"). I did this in parallel with my Toby Skybuckle day-to-day drawing and writing "operations". A few minutes here and a few minutes there... I had a lot of fun with it.

Hey, I should think about drawing some duckish Daltons...

The next one will be for my pal Crisse...

Friday, January 23, 2009


Things are making progress. Slow progress maybe, but progress...

Uh, before I forget, the Lucky Duck will come next post, promised. I'm still quite held up with "computer crash things".

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Yesterday evening, I had a very bad computer crash. This gets on my nerves. This costs time which in turn costs money. I'll be back on the blog not before next week. Thank heavens we back up here everything 3 times, and back up the back up, twice. Just wish me luck for installing the new machine...

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Jury Dragon (or, rather, sketching on the road)

Update (Monday, JAN 19, 2009): This is a small preview/detail of what I'll post next...

...and here's a wee bit more on this. But wait, there will be still more about this duckish cowboy and his ACME LL1961 Marble Wind-Up Gun. But for all that please, pssst, mum's the word. This is a surprise for Achdé ;)

The original Jury Dragon post from last Saturday:
I did this very quick piece (below) while doing some jury work on student projects in Salzburg, two days ago. Well done everybody, that was really a fun day...

Btw, I'm way behind with email. If you're waiting to hear from me, please give me some time... uh, some more, my pal Mark pointed me to Olivier Derouetteau's wonderful work: Olive2d

Photo © Maryam Laura Moazedi

Monday, January 12, 2009

Monday Morning Drawing Hand

Heavy hand on Mondays...

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Toby Skybuckle: Teaser Sujet

"I, the Skybuckle,
promise to improve,
as from tomorrow.
TOBY SKYBUCKLE, adventurer

"A likely story,
snotty brat!
HAROLD, dragon

"Listen to them.
Children of the night.
What music they make.
DRACULA, monster

TOBY SKYBUCKLE©, Adventurer by Mistake - Book I, "The Fall". Btw, guess where the colours for this teaser come from...

I took those shots somewhere between Milano and Torino out in the country, last week. Splendid colours, no?

Photos: © Satzinger & Hardenberg Archive