Thomas Scholes came up with the excellent idea of doing one daily sketch throughout all of May, in order to break the grip of perfectionism. It's been a fun (and intense) month and it proved to be a nice opportunity to explore ideas outside of any specific project context. Below are my results in chronological order. I've posted a few of these sketches to my ArtStation page at a slightly better resolution.


Animals, October-December 2014

Senckenberg Natural History Museum Frankfurt, Museum Koenig Bonn, Cologne Zoo


Animals, May-September 2014

Locations: Frankfurt Zoo, Cologne Zoo, Wuppertal Zoo; Natural History Museum, Crystal Palace Park, St James's Park, Red Dog Saloon, London


Animals, February/March/April 2014

Locations: Senckenberg Natural History Museum Frankfurt, Goldfuß Museum/Institute of Paleontology Bonn, Leipzig Zoo (photos), Frankfurt Zoo, Neuwied Zoo, Cologne Zoo, Botanical Garden Bonn


Substrata: Open World Dark Fantasy

I had the exquisite pleasure of contributing a bunch of pieces to Substrata, a fantasy-themed concept art book by Paul Richards and Helen Rusovich that features the talent of more than 80 artists from around the world. A good project summary with a few samples of the amazing work that's been submitted can be found in the publisher's announcement (some of the work has also been posted on CGHub). The book will be released in July and is available for preorder at Amazon and Barnes&Noble, among other places.

This is a roundup of everything I did for the book in a more or less chronological fashion. There isn't much of a storyline behind these, I started out with a bunch of fairly random demon ideas & subsequently tried to pull things together with some environment sketches.