My blog will give you a little insight into my daily life and work in progress. There are some interferences with the artwork of my portfolio. Also, bigger projects have more blog entries, if they include more steps of a procedure.
Last week I visited the FMX and ITFS 2019. It was a great pleasure for me as it was the two times before. The FMX theme this year was Bridging the Gap between Art and Tech. I always love to see how other artists develop beautiful and inspiring concepts. I find it astonishing, how Aardman Animations are creating this historical blurred look of 11-11: Memories Retold. And I’ve fallen in love with the new work of LAIKA Missing Link, where … more
A few days ago my business cards arrived. I used different motives for the front side and only my basic data for the back. Clean and clear. The default motive shows my new self-portrait. Then I decided to use two of my ink artwork which I made for Inktober. At least I used two pictures of my current animated short Fish for Life. I will need them next week at the FMX and ITFS in Stuttgart. I’m looking forward to … more
With this posting – and a quick portrait – I would like to express my gratitude towards Michael Dudok de Wit. The filmmaker agreed to an interview for my master thesis about Nonverbal Expression in Animated Movies – as Timothy Reckart also did. The Red Turtle: No dialgue in 80 minutes Dudok de Wits film The Red Turtle has been a great inspiration for me. I absolutely adore his style. I was curious about the process of making a whole … more
Yesterday I completed my studies with a master’s degree at the University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg, Upper Austria. Still, I can’t believe it. Amazing, how fast the time passed. I finished my Bachelor in 2016. Currently, I’m still working on Fish for Life, our final project. The work on this animated short is in its final throes.
This week my fellow students published their VR game Letzte Worte on steam. The story of the game is very profound. Matthias Patscheider, Samantha Povolny, and Bianca Zankl did a splendid good job! Fortunately, I was able to support this project a little bit. I did a few assets texturing with Substance Painter. I had a lot of fun to texture some kitchen stuff. Interested? You can find Letzte Worte on steam, it’s really worth to dig into this deep … more
My cousin Nina and three schoolmates of her created a concept for a new app called talented. The four girls – Lara Drozda, Nina Gierlinger, Karla Oder, and Polina Pozdnyakova – thought about young talented writers for whom it is too difficult to get in touch with book publishers. Therefore, they had the idea of an app, which should make this contact easier. Their concept had already won the competition of the Vienna Business School. talented even got nominated for the … more
After missing this occasion every single time the past few years I’m finally making my contribution to the worldwide art challenge called Inktober. Every October, thousands of artists take on a challenge by drawing one ink artwork a day the entire month. Therefore, some guidelines exist, which I’m not following, though. I prefer following my own ideas and daily impressions. Well, then… Today is the 11th of October – and these pictures above are my work so far. Do you … more
Currently, I’m writing my master thesis about Nonverbal Expression in Animated Movies. Therefore, I will analyze some works, amongst others, Head Over Heels by Timothy Reckart. The animated short won lots of awards. 2013, it was even nominated for an Oscar. Not surprisingly, because of the sensitive story and its lovely realization in stop-motion. It beautifully shows the relationship of an elderly couple. For my thesis, I had some questions about the making of this short and I was very honored … more
Although it has been gotten really quiet at my blog lately, I have a lot of stuff going on during this hot summer times. My goal is to rise to even greater heights. First, in working really hard on our current animated short Fish for Life. And second, in terms of personal fitness and body strength. On the top of Austrian and Bosnian mountains With my brother and my best friend, I climbed the top of the Großer Priel in … more
The development of Fish for Life made steady progress. Currently, I am working on the colors of the lighted renderings. The image above shows the yellow phase when Manolin falls asleep during the efforts of trying to make the big catch. The compositing was made by my colleague Victoria. For some months already I have been occupied with the colors of our new animated short as I mentioned in a previous post. Next steps The animation process is still … more