Dienstag, 19. Juni 2012

outer space.

outer space.....

well, 9 month away from any artistic creation i started to ask myself....can i still do something, or is it all gone.

so recently after watching prometheus, and sawing some alien designs floating around the net i tought...come on lets try a speed sculpt.

well..... i still can sculpt a litte bit, its like riding the bike, ones learned you can get back on the seat very fast.
obvious i didnt make any progress in regards to skill, and lost some of my details anatomie knowledge, but i am happy to see that i can do something like that in about 30 minutes, and what motivates more than a female giger alien with boobs? :)  not a masterpiece,  but the basics are still there.

as a remainder for myself....sculpt here and there in your sparetime...its still fun!

Montag, 21. November 2011


My times as an active artist were counted as we started our latest project as my position changed and i am mainly working as an outsourcing manager&creature art director now and in the future. But to my own happiness i was able to still manage to get my hands on some creatures as an artist for our latest game.

As the marketing give out pictures and the game will be realeased i will be able to put out more detials and sculpts i done for the game.... i found this picture flying around on the internet so there is no prob to just post it here. After NDA vanished i will put more stuff up here...but that may still take some time.

This little critter is not my work at all, it is the gnom i did for risen1...this modified version was done by my friend dennis day....the gnome basebody and head is still is the same as back in r1 but he done the pirate hat,the backpack/belts and some other little changes. As i put my love into this guy back in Risen1 i am happy to see that he done an great job and make him an even cooler character! The credit for the modified design goes mainly to jann kernke who is our internal concept artist here at piranha bytes, and we work closely together to get all the creature designs to a level we both and the team like.

cya around......."soon"

Dienstag, 1. November 2011

Nothing serious just wasting some time doodle around

just for the crazyness with dynamesh this really started out of the cube :)

Montag, 3. Oktober 2011


well, i had some time and after such long time not touching zbrush i thought lets try out the new version with the so called dynamesh.

if i would still sculpt it would not change my workflow tooo much, i still like to start from a sphere but would use zspheres anyway to make the body and stuff like this.

but anyway, its cool to just be unlimited if you start from the sphere and dont worry about topology anymore at early design stages. here some snakehookfun :)   just a software test as you can see i dont mind the design to much :)

Montag, 12. September 2011

Long time no "see"

Many things happend since i last put something on this tiny private blog and  i just have some time to waste i thought id post something on here instead of facebook :)

Risen2 Cinematic Trailer

The first trailer for our game i actually like myself :) good job from our publisher to make that happen!

This trailer uses mostly ingame assets that were just beefed up a little bit for the trailer, like shading und using the higher polycount versions of our assets.

And here is an real ingame trailer that was used for gamescom europe

As more information will come to public and the NDA will vanish i can actually show some sculpts of some r2 related asstes....but that my take a while.

Mittwoch, 11. August 2010

dont call it dead....more old stuff to keep the blog alive

here 2 heads i did .... uhm a year ago, my weakest point that time and still today is the eye area, some of the parts of a face that i still have to train more....ears...i never make ears, its just no phun :)

Donnerstag, 8. Juli 2010

still alive but cant show anything new, all current stuff is under NDA

so i was searching my harddrive for old stuff, found this critter, nothing more than a lumpy conceptsculpt never finished but hey....:)

Mittwoch, 31. März 2010

Montag, 22. März 2010

not much of an update...need more time :)

not so sure about that shield....

Dienstag, 9. März 2010

more boredom on the way

same basemesh just a variation i call them SNOOOTHELS!

Donnerstag, 4. März 2010

meditating with zbrush....

sometimes i just sit down open zbrush switch off my brain and see what happends.
thats what came out this time, its not any finished work maby ill never finish him but i dunno i kinda like him.

Dienstag, 16. Februar 2010

some more old Risen stuff

here is a scene where this beast is involved done by sascha henrichs

Mittwoch, 10. Februar 2010

some weird thingy

i saw some weird dinosaurs on the net, i thought ill give it try :)

Freitag, 5. Februar 2010

low level concepting

if you do concepts for heads you can just go grab a sphere and start sculpting to get an idea out very quick as explained in this blog before. but what if you want to do a creatures body to concept the shape , gesture and the appereance.

well here are2 pics of what i do....i use zspheres just to "doodle" around with them.
if you like what youve done you can than go and start sculpting or maby not, ill find this helpfull to get an idea around to other people in early design stages.

Freitag, 22. Januar 2010


here and there i try to train my self to sculpt human heads.
heres one :) i concentrate on basic details an anatomy and not getting lost in to many details. most important ist the foundation and thats waht i am concentrating on......

another one bits the dust....

hello world,

here is just a random doodle i ill did some time ago, another pure boredom installation that came out of my mind while relaxing sculpting in zbrush it took half'n hour or 40 minutes i think.

Dienstag, 12. Januar 2010

another risen creature....the oger

the task was to make him kinda human because you must be able to speak with him in game ,and be able to give him simpel facial animations, so i wasnt able to went crazy with his head :)

Montag, 4. Januar 2010

Risen Don Medium Rüstung

here we go again, here is a sculpt i did for the game risen.
it is one of 3 armors used for the so called "Don" guys.
the one showed here is the medium armor, the face is just a dummy face i used during sculting

Dienstag, 8. Dezember 2009

just an 3d doodle of boredom

started without a goal, ended without a goal, maby some kind of ghoul :)

Montag, 7. Dezember 2009

risen gnom with textures and sample animation

textures were done by thorsten kalka and all the animationstuff by dietrich magnus

lowpoly and highpoly as shown some post below

Dienstag, 1. Dezember 2009

a mate of mine asked me to demonstrate him what i call concept sculpting, so i did this little video.
when i do concept sculpts ill mainly use a rough clay brush and the move tool.
the important thing is to not get lost in any kind of details. the only purpose to sculpt like this is to get an idea out very quick, and if you like it save it or go into detail, refine it and so on.... or basically make a clean mesh from the rough sculpt and use it as a base for further sculpting.

in the case of this video i wouldn't even mind to save what i created, its just....well nothing fancy or worth to keep but well...this vid was to show how i do quick rough basic sculpts, and not to show any kick ass design.

this vid is timelapsed it took me 10 minutes in reality

Montag, 30. November 2009

way to go

a mate of mine (Ingmar) who is a 2d concept artist asked me to do a very quick 3d sketch of a design he made.
he isnt into 3d and he asked me to demonstrate him how i was going to create fast 3d sketches.

i made 3 pics and we did a lot of talking but maby you could get an idea how my worklow ist.

this creature took me round about 20-30 minutes to make. i will deliver the original 2d design as soon as i have a glimpse where to find it on my damn harddrive (concept added) by the way if you like it you can see some of his works here www.ingmar-nopens.deviantart.com

Freitag, 27. November 2009

Ghoul from the game "Risen"

this is the ghoul from risen sculpt and lowpoly from me textures from my mate Thorsten Kalka and posing by diedrich magnus

Gnom from the game Risen

the initial concept was made by Ralf Marczinczik it was lot of fun to make this little dude and he is one of my personal highlights in risen

some shields sculptet for the game "Risen"

nothing special but fun

some creatures i made for the game Risen

this is the so called "dragonfly" sculptet for the game risen from piranhabytes

this is...well something....

The Thing

well, i could not decide what kind of creature to sculpt :) so i morphed 2 in 1

the freaky

dont ask me what i had in my mind while sculpting him :) but it was fun and relaxing

i was bored, this is my ele of boredom

startet out of zspeheres