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.
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
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
Currently, the development of Fish for Life takes great steps forward – check out all the colors from the recent renderings on the new blog entry at fishforlife-short.com. Giving the model its texture I’ve used Substance painter. With this software I am able to paint directly on the model. Afterwards, the exporting texture maps build the foundation of the shading network in Maya. We’re rendering with vRay. And voilá – there they are. Beautiful pictures, giving you a little foretaste … more
Today our animated short Da Opa hoid / Just Grandpa will be showed in the screening of tricky women 2018. The Metro Kinokulturhaus shows it at 3 p.m. as part of the programme Österreich Panorama. As in a previous post mentioned, the story is about the grandpa of little Mina, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Nevertheless, Mina always finds a creative explanation for the weird actions of her beloved grandpa. Doris Rastinger, Samantha Povolny and I worked on the 2d … more
Our new project we have been working on since March 2017 is called Fish for Life, a 3d animated short. The story is based on the novel The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. We will bring the old classic into a new context. It’s a common situation taken from life: people reach a point where they can not go any further. They are digging themselves into an incredibly heavy burden position just to reach an impossible goal. … more