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    Wimsn's journey

    It has been a long time since I have visited CA - but it was a great experience I can remember. ( old SB http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...%C2%B4s-SB-Jan )

    I want to start this sketchbook to keep a document of my current journey which is simply about finding my way back to enjoy painting/drawing. (yeah, that can happen too!)

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    everything started with sketches. some started from old bases, others ground up

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    ...more and more I realized for myself, that I should let go of the stuff the video games industry had thought me whats good and bad so on and concentrate on my own ideas and experiment again (still learning of course ... )

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    Hi xysdf,

    I started by looking through your old sketchbook and saw your pencils and thought it couldnt get much better...then...came...the...COLOUR! Each images out did the last, truly amazing work from a hugely creative mind.

    Though the "architect" image did make me pause for the longest, its marginally my favourite

    A true feast for the eyes, more please!

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    Thank you very much Mothman - thats a very motivating post of you

    You said you liked the architect image the most - its called "The possible dream of the architect" - it was just when I started the architecture study last year - all in all it took me 2 weeks to cancel it - too much boxes...

    Then the last days I thought about the application that I did a little earlier at another institute. They liked the application but told me I am too old and I will probably quit after a while (they proofed to be right on that ) - I took some of those a bit further the last days, found it motivating to design:

    this one stands for my ideas I had with the application, trying to find something that is able to compete with the senseless and cheap box type of thinking in architecture:
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    this one was started by an alchemy sketch
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    started with a 3d Base, rendered it then painted on top
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    Filling up the blank time, I did some color studies between the last sketchbook and this one, not much, but at least some

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    Its going to be a longer post - I wanted to document the life drawings I did during the last years. They where special to me because it was a group of people who gathered usually one time per week, doing drawings of another. Each time one person was the model and it circled around to the others. There was a core group of 5-15 people and a total of about 30-40 different people who showed up at least once or twice during all the sessions. There was not any vibe of competition, we even circled the drawings around each time in the end. Very chilled and mixed with all sorts of people (students, workers, artists, sculptors, writers,...) who enjoyed drawing. It was a great experience for me to be in a non academic/progression thinking environment. I experimented a lot, learned a lot & got inspired by the drawings - and even if I dont nailed anything correct, I picked up a good vibe, enjoyed getting loose - The locations changed also quite a bit, from gatherings inside our homes, to bars, nature... + a zoo.

    We challenged oneself by rounds using one line, blind drawings, lefthand drawings, memory drawings,... from 1 min poses to ~6 min poses, most of the time 3 minutes. Sometimes I solved them technically, sometimes by feeling or mixed up. Also very beneficial was trying out new pencils, pens ... - I can recall others who even drew with chocolate.

    Its a huge amount of drawings that gathered by the time, I cant show most of them because they where drawn on A3 paper or bigger (great for getting the arm loose...) I cant scan in - The ones I scanned in are a better selection of the A4 papers.

    They are totally mixed up, starting somewhere 2010 - 2012

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    and 2 other drawings (technical) I found that I did for applying at university
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    + a gouache study
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    Such a variety of work here! I absolutely love those environments, and how you seem to be expirementing with the style. Great stuff!

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    Thank you dragning!

    ok, this time a smaller post with a recent painting called "Two loose bullets from the west"
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    Small update with a little more stuff what happened recently - I am painting now almost 3 months traditionally at the atelier - most of this stuff only a few would be happy to see in here. Its not about the accurate line or the accurate shading/light and everything basically that seeks perfection in a craft so on, not that it can't happen, but also not as a handcuff for the expression and creativity as a person who wants to communicate with the art. The traditional work slowly helped me to also turn out to be an influence to the digital work. I can't say it improved the image-quality, but at least I found new ways of thinking about them and also free me a bit from rules and rules that others might find good, which I found in the back of my head anyway silly or chicken shit. Takes a bit of time and different perspective to realize such things. All in all this might mean it even becomes less attractive to a few more, for myself as an artist it means a lot more.

    So here are the few rare digital paintings I did beside the atelier work:

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    Fantastic landscapes! 'Lucy's dream' and 'Moonlight story' are my favorite, they have a lovely atmosphere Those last paintings also look very good (in particular the colors), 'Coffee, toast and sexual healing' has a very nice surreal feel. Keep posting! I'd love to see more

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    Hey buddy, you've been busy

    So architecture wasnt for you then, fair enough. Are you full time illustrator now?

    Really nice studies and pencil work. The latest images are just amazing! My faves are "Bunny, white, stage 2" and "Architecture workshop".

    Where do you come up with these concepts. I want to know what makes your mind tick, an insight into your thought/creation process would be great. If you want to keep them a secret I understand

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    Thanks very much Kuroro & Mothman!


    About my thoughts it really can't be generalized - what I do search for is kind of personal expression in ways, documents of thoughts, storys of experiences, thoughts within the experience... I mostly approach them by creating chaos or more sensitive would be to be expressive on a blank canvas, seeing it as a opportunity for an experience. Keeping logical thoughts out of the process like a trip that breaks a pattern. In there I react smooth and fluid, rules got broken beforehand, technique is adapted to the surrounding and feels fresh without going for a precision. I tend to save the original as much as possible, carefully treating the chaos as a source of inspiration. Working in a 2 layer system, one is the collapsed paint and the other one a temporary painting layer above which gets collapsed after a while - Good for me to not think twice and keep a good flow in the process.
    Luckily, and that does not mean everyone will get the same story, it turns out that the chaos creates something I can relate to, be able to shape it or add spices too in order to form the story abstract like a poem.

    So this might not cover all approaches, but gives a bit a tint of how I approach my paintings.


    Oh, and about the question if I work as an Illustrator - no, not anymore, I used to work as a artist in the video game industry, starting as a 3d guy and ending up on the illustrative/concept art side. This did go on for years till I made a point to it for several reasons - main one, because I could not stand the ideas of this industry. I was searching for expression, creativity, passion, so on and even began lying to myself to not face the truth each day and all the perspectives that lay in the future. - It was an exciting journey, but in the end nothing I was originally searching for. (took me a while to realize ...)

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    Post 4 is melting my brain
    cool stuff!!
    welcome back
    now draw some enviros!!!
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    Hey stefan,

    Very cool to hear about your process. This is a great insight into another artists process. I'm always interested in how an artist approaches their work as we usually only get to see the final product.

    Also it was very interesting to hear about your career within the games industry and its unfortunate end. Your website is great, so much quality content.

    Do you still use your art to make a living?

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    Your paintings are fantastic explosions of creativity and unique vision,and they inspire me a ton. Thanks for posting! I'm going to go paint now...

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