Study of a Robin's head and torso in preparation for a tattoo project.
Coloured pencil / White art paper
A Chinese Golfish with geometrical shape, highlighting the difference between the flowing nature of the fins in the water, and the hard edges of the bar. Experimenting with both line and dot shading to create a more organic looking object.
Pen / Ink / Photoshop
3D rendering of Eli Lilly Logo for a christmas card based on candy canes. Yummy!
Cinema 4D / Photoshop
Pencil / Art paper
Just a small selection of logo work which is always fun to do. Taking a client's brief and coming up with ideas out of the blue that will help their company/organisation/project move forward is one of the exciting parts of being a designer.
Pen and ink Kraken, done on a hot summer's day stuck in German traffic. Experimenting with dot shading and strong outlines.
This design eventually ended up as a silkscreen print on a t-shirt and bag.
A few tattoo ideas that I sketched out, some have been inked, some not
This was one of my most interesting projects. Designed as a tattoo idea for a client, it is a combination of nature and Norse myth. Naglfar is a ship made entirely out of the finger and toenails of the dead, and it is said that it will ferry hordes to battle the gods during the event's of Ragnarök. Toenails are a bit gross, so we decided to make it out of whale bones instead.
Pen / Ink / Art paper
A watercolour painting inspired by the wonderful photographs of an Australian photographer called Jared Folwer. His photographs have a wonderful light, translucent quality that I tried to recreate in watercolour.
Water colour / Pen / Pencil / Heavy art paper
A collection of my photography.
There is nothing like having a fresh pair of Nike Air Max on your feet to make you feel like king-of-the-street.
I sometimes do some live drawing with an art group based in Bern, which is great to meet like minded people and try out different techniques. Also drawing, sketching, painting to a set time limit really tests and stretches your skills. Here are some of the results.
I always liked the idea of raccoons being bandits, which probably comes from watching 'The Great Outdoors' as a kid. I drew this skiing bandit for a design for a kids ski helmet. I love this character.
A complicated line drawing for t-shirt for a band I was in. The t-shirts probably sold better than our CDs...
A small collection of random graphics and ideas
A basic graphic initially designed for use as a silkscreen print on a t-shirt, but the grid alone eventually ended up being used as a tattoo. Finite element equations are used to mathematically determine the area of a shape, using smaller shapes, which in this case are triangles.
I love drawing freehand, but sometimes you need to draw with vectors to give a certain crispness and colour definition to the illustrations. This is a selection of animal illustrations created for a variety of clients.
I once had a few spare minutes and saw my daughter's watercolour set lying on the kitchen table and thought, 'I'll just paint a fox quickly'. Literally. I found the photo of a cute, yawning fox on designspiration.net.
Watercolour / White coated paper
I was inspired by a drawing that my sister once did of two asian style circling fish, and created this as a variation using the more traditional Japanese Koi. The writing around it is a poem.