I made this poster for the Woodmas! event that was organized in Berlin. An evening to celebrate the movies and habits of famous b-movie director Ed Wood. I depicted the iconic characters from Plan 9 From Outer Space, all in a walking dead parade after a cross-dressed Ed Wood. This ridiculous scene not only fits the movie, it also captured the soul of the event; dress up funny, get wasted, dance to old horror movie tunes. Not only had I fun making this poster, the event itself was a blast too! Can't wait for next year...
First some quick sketches, we chose the last one.
Then a little colorsketch
Final image, with a tiny bit of help from photoshop on the lights
This is an older piece that I found back yesterday. It was a study to find a technique to get a retro film-noir look and feel, but in little time. Looking back it worked out quite well. I painted the drawing in black acrylics on a thin piece of plywood, and put the color on digitally. Might do more of these!
I was asked by the website top10berlin to make a postcard advertising for their app. The first sketch was immediately approved and I quickly went on to the final version, only to find out what they were looking for was the sketch as it was, just with a few spots of color here and there... which turned out better then the first final.
I was asked to design and illustratie an advertisement for GlückSpirale, a German lottery. They fund a lot of sport related projects. They wanted an illustration with many details, as many deferent sports as possible, and apart from that quite a large amount of information too. I started out by drawing a bunch of athletes to have something to start building with.
Than a general layout. There were going to be 5 illustrated information boxes and an infographic.
I tried to bring some order in the chaos. We decided to let the athletes not touch each other, because it looks like a battlefield that way. Still, I felt like the information boxes and other illustration did not work together very well. I placed the main information in the middle, and the athletes as a frame on both sides. Much better!
I had to illustrate an article about football-rappers. They take themselves very seriously, but looking and listening to the guys makes one laugh quite a bit... As always with 11 FREUNDE, this stuff is fun!
The cool people at Lebensbaum asked me to paint a few advertisements for some of their new teas.
First I mede some thumbnail sketches.
Then preliminary drawings:
The question was weather we could show the cigaret and the whiskey. We tried changing the whiskey bottle for an old fashioned soda shaker. The thing is, lot's of people don't know such things anymore. The legal department decided that showing the whiskey bottle was ok, but the cigaret had to go. Instead I had to make the ashtray more recognizable, not one of those fancy 50's design thingies.
I added the detox tea and the first advertisement was finished. 3 to go!
The illustrations have been used in the Lebensbaum magazine and on postcards.