COAT OF SMILES, parody art of iconic symbols. A duck's hat, a mouse's ears and a smiling yellow button. Three iconic things brought together in one artwork.
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Crystal Sword DC58-2602, ACME Smithery

Finally, I managed to finish my piece for Crisse (referring to his comic book series l'Épée de cristal). He is, btw, the editor of StarDucks... what makes me really glad.

By the by, Achdé was so kind and featured my other duckish critter (which I did for him in return for the gift he made me) on his blog.

Update: Here are four other Danilowatz drawings out of this very book from the 1920s:

Photos: Satzinger & Hardenberg Archive

Friday, March 20, 2009

Beginning of Spring; 4 Armed Hero

Today's view from my studio's balcony. Hello spring ;)

And this is a view on my drawing desk. The view from 2007, actually. As a matter of fact, some work pieces or sample sheets from that year:

Update: This four armed hero was my favorite to draw during this project. He likes to do yoga btw...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wolf Bros.

I really like this vehicle's silhouette and the sketchy roughness of the whole piece...

Btw, the problems with my blog are solved already. Everything works as it should again... nice.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Motoric Help

Here's another piece (dates from 1923) of Austrian artist Jos Danilowatz, right out of his brilliant book "Motor in der Karikatur". The influence on my work is obvious, no?
The Text below the image says btw something like: "Women's new technique, to throw off-balance even the most steadfast sportsman."

Here are two designs of mine, created about a year ago or so, which were quite inspired by Danilowatz' "motor pics"... and from StarWars :)

To me, another indeed very, very paramount source of inspiration is this very blog and its photos: Shorpy

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Motor Hat

I've no idea for what this hat is for or how it works. Anyway, I really enjoy painting all sorts of reek, damp, steam etc...

This sidekick character was for a nice project from last year. The client really liked it, but after all the market research resulted in prefering something like "pink girlies" and stuff.

Hu, tomorrow is Friday already, I really wish to have an Otter Ball craft for this weekend's getaway...

Update: Hu two, I totally forgot to link to Erwin Madrid's wonderful work in progress painting post! In this very connection, it seems natural to refer to Mr. Erik Martin, too.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Toby Skybuckle: Sneak Peek

For Jake Parker. And for Crisse too, naturally.

This was btw a very fast and rough rendering for some test clean-up purposes.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Nice Ride

I really enjoy designing/drawing all sorts of rides, machines, vehicles etc. All the more if I work on Toby Skybuckle #1 (and that's btw what I'm working on day and night these days), which is full of weird rides and... but we'll wait and see for the book :)

Apropos, the inspiration for this piece (which is not for the Toby book) comes from one of my favorite artists, Jos Danilowatz:

Photos: Satzinger & Hardenberg Archive

Monday, March 02, 2009

Blue Pencils

I'm back to my drawing desk after a shorter "drawing mission" abroad...

Btw, Dr. Jones stopped in Dijon and did some really nice sketches.