Thursday, December 23, 2010

Little sketch after Vorace's linedrawing from Gorilla Artfare. For fun, about 2hrs of work.

Also an excuse to make this post and wish everybody a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year!


Friday, December 10, 2010

Prepare your diapers...



Spike VGAs 2010 on Saturday night 11th, 5PM PT!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Yet another Dragon.

Dragon concept I've been working on for a while, testing some new brush settings and texture mixing.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A knight, a dragon and the lens flare

I've been sketching this one for a while, pickin' it up and dropping to do something else after like 15 minutes each time. Not sure how long this took me, 3-4 hrs maybe. I'm happy I'm over it and it didn't land into my 'shit-goes-here' folder :)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


little weekend sketch. Sucker Punch trailer inspired.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

jungle trip

Small concept sketch inspired with amazing artwork of Neil Campbell Ross.

Thursday, August 05, 2010



latest sketches

Thursday, July 29, 2010

b/w sketches

around quick 15/20 mins each.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

blood splatter


extended lunchbreak + afterworks sketching. Not sure how much it took me, guessin about the same as other sketches I used to post here few months back.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Hell, it's about time...

I've finally forced myself to sit down a little longer with iPad, take the the fact of non-existent pressure sensitivity and lack of cintiq at home (for a time beeing at least), played SC2 ghost from the past trailer for the 50th time and after roughly 3hrs with 'Brushes' app and another 30 seconds with photoshop to crank up the contrast, here is what I've ended up with. Handling the image without pressure sensitivity is really annoying, however, thought me little different approach to handle soft gradients. The option for opacity change based on stroke speed is awesome!

I gotta say, Brushes is so MUCH better app than Sketchbook for iPad.

Hell, it's about time...to update this long forgotten blog :D

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Just 3 more days left for the final move.. Time is running fast and days becoming busier towards the end of this week. LOADS of paperwork, you know, usual german thing... Meh.
Anyways, I found this piece in workfiles folder few days ago dated as WIP file from 2005. I want to finish this concept at some point once in US, however, figured out its a good oportunity to post it along with this message - makes text reading less boring ;)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Landscapes





Couple of landscape sketches in little different, cleaner style. I tried to keep them under 1,5 hrs mark.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

spaghetti...


.. she will make one for him fo sure.

Monday, April 12, 2010

lunchbreaks (+ a little) are good!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

20 days left...

.. for a big move! After almost 5 years of living in Germany, Frankfurt, its time to move on. Over last couple of months alot of things happened where most of them where leaning towards a big step that is just 20 days ahead. In May 1st, me, my lovely wife and my little dog are moving to Santa Monica, CA!

It's only this month left for me at Crytek, a company that let me grow in productive and very creative environment. Good things thou never last forever, especially when greater things are awaiting.

Alot of packing and things to be done before final big move and I just can't wait to get a taste of Southern California weather! :)

PS: A little traveler's concept drop for Sunday's evening.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Serengeti + biohazard


Quick sketch of monsterous bull, to brighten up not-so-cool weekend.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Little more Mullins sketches study...

Thursday, April 08, 2010

huntress

Little savannah sketch. I tried to mix custom brush work with different magnitudes of smudge tool in order to get a little more wet-paint look.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

trooper

I've snatched little speed whitebox model that Hanno Hagedorn was working on while ago and did little overpaint. This took me roughly 1,5hrs with getting moon-alike environment I thought this model would fit into.

Monday, April 05, 2010

c.mullins awesomness copycat

Little sketches study of one of best artists of modern time - C.Mullins
Little mullins study and last mech piece for this weekend

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Friday, April 02, 2010




Friday's sketch.

Thursday, April 01, 2010


I digged out one anatomy drawing books (struttura uomo) and decided sketch something without looking at any references. I did overnight recycling of older sketches (mainly for background). Getting the character shapes right was quite challenging but worth a try. I have to try more of that in the future, with little more dynamic poses/cam angles...
First take on interiors since quite few months..

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Some environment doodling.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Noir


Lunchbreak + little afterwork, roughly 2hrs of doodlin. In little noir rim light and desat.

Sunday, March 21, 2010



One sketch for this weekend. Inspired by Craig Mullins pirates. Yarrrrrrrrr!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

before weekend medieval armor+light study

Little light and surface texture study with custom brushes.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Gladiator


Continuing with fantasy scheme, fun with brushes and lighting.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

On my last sketch teh dragon got slain. Here is what slayer was jealous of..

Saturday, March 13, 2010



Coming back to fantasy theme this time with 3 different brushes than those Ive used on last sketches.

+1 more for saturday. with ultra awesome pew-pew brick-brush for reptile's skin.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Knightress in Marrakesh-alike city.


Roughly 3,5 hrs of paint+patching in some parts of sketches that I've never finished.

We are ODST

Damn straight!

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Immortal


Continuing with speedpaints with one more 1,5hrs sketch at your hands. This time tho, with quite different brushes and style + some little texturing to the mix.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Sea monsters


Weekend's speedpaint droplet with awesome kraken yet alien alike sea monsters!

Friday, March 05, 2010

Testing brushes..

I've set up the render for 36stairs rollin and meanwhile started playing around with custom PS brushes (mainly, oily lookin ones). This pic took me roughly less than 2hrs. Much more freedom in shapes coming from large brush strokes rather than rigid texture underlay like on the last one. I'm happy with it. And I hope you enjoy it as well.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Cut'n'Paste!

I've tried to get some detailed environment with copy pastin' method for base sketch. Took couple of textures and photos, mashed them with overlays etc to get the basic concept and composition I had in my head and moved on from there with getting the whole mess into final shape which you can see above. This is not an usual way I'm doin my compositions, however, it was quite interesting exercise, as from the very beginning the image is bound to details -> meaning any composition changes would hurt on underlayed texture consistency. Interesting, but definitely not the way I prefer to do the concepts :)

Monday, March 01, 2010

What if Kaneda was a women?

Yea what if? Anyways, again, another cyberpunk genre piece based on classics but this time little spiced-up version of it. Plus, my lovely wife did help me on that with some ref shots I used to texture this out. Hope you enjoy it!

Friday, February 26, 2010

One more for this week

This is based on an old sketch I've done quite some time ago and I decided to put some few moments on it today to get it done. Last one for this week, time to shift some time on 36 stairs.

36 stairs film from Grzegorz Jonkajtys

36stairs trailer from grzegorz jonkajtys on Vimeo.



36 stairs is another short movie coming from award winning Grzegorz Jonkajtys (Cannes Film Festival official selection, Best of show on Siggraph 2007 as some of honourables). Grzegorz mixes this time both CG and live action footage to create a dystopian vision of a world where humans depend on bio-mechanincal alteration to withstand deteriorating climate.
As a part of it, I'm helping Grzegorz on matte painting side together with other talented artists. I will keep you posted on that subject and definitely post some work done on it once it's finally released. Meanwhile, get to see the trailer!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner' still inspiring!



So I've watched Blade Runner last night again and it's one of those movies that I just can't get enough off! VFX and art direction done on that movie is still something that I will always refer as absolute #1 cyberpunk classic.
So I got into that mood, put Ghost in the Shell soundtracks on my headphones and started painting. This is what I came with after roughly 6hrs. Some textures here and there, browsing thru tokyo-at-night refs. Nothing fancy, tho someting I havn't tried before. And gotta say. I'm actually happy with the result :)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

biking



I gotta get a bike at some point.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

urban ninjahh!



This concept sketch I've been doin for quite a while and decided to give it a final touch tonight.. After watching some crazy Berlin's parkour stunts on youtube I decided to add some urban ninjas into the pic. Would be quite interesting to see something like this on not-so-stable atols :D