Posts Tagged ‘concept art’

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Sailor Moon Collaboration

2014/10/03

Some months ago the new Sailor Moon tv series, Sailor Moon Crystal, premiered in Japan. To celebrate the return of our beloved childhood heroines, a few of us german (comic-) artists collaborated to do a tribute piece. This was the first one:

sailormooncollab_webSailor Neptun: Katharina Netolitzky
Sailor Uranus: David Füleki
Sailor Jupiter: Schlogger
Sailor Merkur: Carolin Reich
Sailor Chibi Moon: Sushi
Sailor Moon: Sarah Stowasser
Sailor Mars: Katja Klengel
Sailor Venus: Olivia Vieweg
Sailor Pluto: Marion Kapferer
Sailor Saturn: Lisa Rau
Here is my Sailor Pluto up close:

 

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I really tried to get into the topic in my own personal style.

The second piece we did is a tribute to summerseason. The first collaboration was kinda successful, so even more artists joined us!

SailorMoon-Collaboration_Summer_Final_kleinHaruka von hillerkiller.com
Diana von juliaschlax.daportfolio.com
Makoto von facebook.com/sushiart
Michiru von carolin-reich.de
Minako von facebook.com/livanyaa
Chibiusa von olivia-vieweg.de
Setsuna von flowerprinthat.blogspot.com
Rei von sarahstowasser.tumblr.com
Hotaru von fehdeblog.blogspot.de
Usagi von marionkapferer.de
Artemis von aru-draws.tumblr.com
Mamoru von doppeltim.de
Luna von facebook.com/Kukas.Kunst
Ami von schlogger.de

This time around I had the honour of drawing Usagi! I tried a more mangaesque style:

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I kinda enjoy that she has not a perfectly beautiful face.

Loved working with some of my favourite german artists! 🙂 Please check out their sites, too!

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Illustration Progress

2013/09/23

I love looking at all kinds of art. Whether I’m in a museum or on a portfolio website or peek into someone’s sketchbook – looking at the art of others is the greatest source of inspiration and drives me to become a better artist myself. But what I love most is to actually see how a piece of art develops, from the first lines to basic colour shapes, all the way to the finished piece with whatever motif it may present.

Some artists are kind enough to let you participate in their creative process, via screencapture-videos or step-by-step images.

One of my favourite youtube channels featuring the process of artwork is TORVENIUS, who is a digital artist, well known for his surreal speed paintings. Definitely check out his channel, because his approach and technique are fascinating!

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Copyright by Jana Schirmer

 

If you like the whimsical art of Manga and Comics, check out Sakimichan’s Weblog. There you can find many of her famous paintings in a WIP-status!

ConceptCookie is not only a great website for art tutorials, but they also have a DeviantArt gallery, with very specific progress-shots, like of a stylized eye or a shiny gem. If you like material- and light studies, their gallery is for you.

Janaschi (Jana Schirmer) is certainly one of the most famous German artists, or rather, artists in general, of our time. Her recent portrait-series, where she paints the faces of colleagues and friends, has found many admirers, but what’s especially interesting is to see her individual approach in the progress-images she shared. Check them out in her DevianArt gallery.

Another great and interesting artist is lora-zombie, who already has a big fan community. She frequently shares photos of her atelier, for she is mostly an analogue painter. She also has shot some artsy videos of her painting progress, which you can find on her DeviantArt portfolio.

Last, but not least, I’d like to mention one of my favourite heros when it some to WIP pictures, algenpfleger. He even has a folder in his DeviantArt gallery specifically dedicated to tutorials and step-by-steps. Have a look at it here!

With a very recent illustration of mine I wanted to do something similiar and also show my painting steps. I ended up creating an animated gif of the various states of progress:

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Step-by-step animation of “Fantasy Forest”.
Copyright by Marion Kapferer / CipSoft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here is the final illustration on DeviantArt!

Are you guys as intrigued by WIP-art as I am? I’d love to see some of your step-by-step work, so please send it to me!