By the way, did I mention I added instagram to my ever growing list of social media accounts? I like to take snapshots of my works in progress, and I figured it would be a great place to put them. Also, there’s cat photos.

You can find me on instagram as arisupaints.

Connichi Last-Minute-Zeichenwettbewerb

Die Connichi hat einen Last-Minute-Zeichenwettbewerb zum Thema “Western” ausgerufen. Ich habe einen “Oh, morgen ist ja schon Abgabetermin”-Beitrag eingeschickt und den dritten Platz belegt. :D

Eine gute Gelegenheit, ein paar Arbeitsschritte zu zeigen.

Works in Progress

We’re moving soon, and I’m really busy with uni and work. So instead of painting, I just sort of fill my hard drive with unfinished paintings and sketches.

Hopefully things will calm down a little in July. I miss painting.

Cherik Postcard

Step by step for a postcard I drew for someone a while ago.
I tried out Colorex inks again for this. The colours are beautiful, but much harder to control than the watercolours I’m used to.

Traumfänger 3.0

Der Manga Mixx #10 wird voraussichtlich doch noch dieses Jahr erscheinen, deswegen überarbeite ich gerade nochmal unseren Beitrag für die Publikation.

Es ist merkwürdig, zwei Jahre später nochmal so ein Projekt anzufassen. Einige Panels haben sich im Laufe der Zeit wahnsinnig verändert. Selbst wenn man sich irgendwo verbessert, gewöhnt man sich an anderer Stelle oft irgendwelche Macken an. Ich bin gespannt, wohin das noch führen wird… :D

Draw this again meme

I found this really, really old drawing on my computer. I estimate I drew this in 2001. Probably with a mouse because I didn’t have a tablet yet.

I figured this was a good time to do the improvement meme that’s so popular over at deviantart.

Other people improve like this in a year and it took me something like 13, but I guess this shows you just have to keep going? :D

Farber Castell competition

Farber-Castell arranged a competition a while ago.

I’m currently reworking our entry for the Manga Mixx, so there was no time, but I did manage to enter a quick drawing.

The competition’s theme was “Creatures of the night“. Let’s draw a vampire, then. I bet nobody else has thought of that. Hm.

Skyfall: Q fanart

I tried to draw Q from the new James Bond movie, Skyfall.

So I copied a picture with the grid method. But now I wonder: Since it is a copy, it doesn’t actually reflect my skill, does it? Since I am sure I couldn’t have done this without the grid, does this have any worth? (Even now it does not look exactly like the reference photo…)
Will I learn anything from this or is this more or less the same kind of cheating as as tracing? I’m really not sure…

Copic Marker WIP

This summer an old friend of mine got married.
She was the one who helped me create the characters of VIP. (Back then we wanted to draw a webcomic, we never made it very far. By the time I drew VIP I already suspected this would pretty much be the last I’d see of them…) Well, I thought, I cannot go to that wedding without bringing them along.

It was very nostalgic to paint with copic markers! (Although most of mine are empty…) I took a few photos of the process, though I’m sure you can tell I was a little out of practice…