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, November 30, 2010


Update: I've to postpone the release to Friday evening or so due to that today's lunch break was too short to get everything done. So, the new motto is "Friday is toyday", or so I say:


"Thursday is toyday"
Come back on Thursday (December 2nd, 2010), 18:00pm CET (Central European Time), and you will get a toy to take home with you! Here on this blog!

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Semi-Rough Sketch

This, then, is a nice example for a semi-rough sketch, it's much more definite than the samples I posted the other day.

Update: Here's a little winter colour inspiration. I took those shots in my hometown's city park, today in the early morning.

BTW, I'm in the – literally – lucky position to be buddy-buddy with 'Lucky Luke' artist Achdé, so, guess what I got in my mailbox, last week?:

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Very, Very Rough Pre-Sketches

This is the roughness I usually start with. BTW, Uli is back blogging! And how! Check out this hand-drawn animation test gem:

© Uli Meyer. W.R.R.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pollutant Emission

Photo via kerrytoonz

The Jetsons are and were always a huge influence on my work. By the by, check out Larry Weinberg's beautiful post at the Interior Design Blog!

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Wings For Roger Windsock (Gene Deitch)

A little inspiration from the past. The design of "Wings for Roger Windsock" is BTW outstanding!

Screen shots:

Here's another classic, one of my personal educational film favourites BTW. John Sutherland's "A Is For Atom":

Apropos inspiration, check out Skottie's wonderland of talent: Skottie Young

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Live Broadcast III

Cockpit workout: Rough process breakdown

Photo via Wikimedia

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Live Broadcast II

Alright, another skipper right from my drawing desk, it's a kind of really rough silhouette test for this air bike copter thing. Let's see...

Here's an earlier version of this piece. I really liked the aerial gunners and the pilot-bird in the jockey pose, but, ultimately, the whole thing was too detailed to my taste:

Some influence came BTW from here and here.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Live Broadcast

This is quasi a "live broadcast" right from my drawing desk. It should be finished by Thursday or Friday, this week... I'll keep you posted on the progress.

This here below is BTW another rough piece from the same thing:

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010


These are a few samples of a selection of art sheets which were exhibited with original drawing size in the main hallway of the Austrian Academy of Sciences at this year's Pixel Conference, put together from the Nemoland exhibition 2009 and some newer things like my Birds & Pencils book.

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Saturday, November 06, 2010

Rough Sketch; Pixel 5, Party & Conference Pics

The first time ever that a bear launched a self-built satellite into orbit...

Update: Here are some snapshots of the Pixel Party. Top left is Jakob Schuh (co-director of "The Gruffalo", Studio Soi), top right Harald Siepermann (with whom I had way too much red wine), bottom left Saschka Unseld ("Toy Story 3", Pixar) who btw couldn't resist joining in the Pixel Battle game. The party, hosted right at the studio site of Vienna based CG power house Friendly Fire, was a really fun and hilarious get together. We got back to the hotel at about 5am :)

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I guess, besides Nemoland in Florence, the Pixel is – in its category – one of the finest, warm and friendly festivals what we have here in Europe.

Here are some gems from the actual show: © Staber/Pixel

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Monday, November 01, 2010

5th PIXEL Conference, Vienna

Get prepared for the PIXEL 5 this week! The annual Austrian conference on computergraphics and animation. Friday, November 5th - Sunday, November 7th, 2010, Vienna, Austrian Academy of Sciences. For more information please check out the PIXEL site right over here, I hope to see you there. So, pack your bags and go :) GET TICKETS HERE!
These here are btw some work-in-progresse pieces and the finished official PIXEL Battle sujet.

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