The Dark Eye 5, Ice & Steam and KrähenCon

On RatCon 2015 it finally happened: the new edition of The Dark Eye – DSA5 – was released by publishing house Ulisses Spiele. For the core rulebook I’ve drawn a Gotongi (a demon in the form of a winged eye), two vignettes and three icons for magical representations of wizards, witches and elves.

To accompany the new rules, there will be many new adventures in the future. A source of fine, crisp, short adventures await you in “Heldenwerk” (“heroic work”). The subscribers of the ingame newspaper “Aventurischer Bote” will also receive the Heldenwerk-booklets. The first Heldenwerk-adventure is “Hexenreigen” by Dominic Hladek. I developed the logo for Heldenwerk.

Heldenwerklogo

Hexenreigen

Not only had The Dark Eye 5 a wonderful appearance on the RatCon, but also the steampunk setting for FATE rules – “Eis & Dampf” (“Ice and Steam”) – from Uhrwerk Verlag. I have drawn a lot of the interior illustrations for this book. I used a mix between the comic-like FATE style and Victorian era matching hatches.

The next convention on which you can find me, will be KrähenCon from 09-05 to 09-06 2015, Raphaelsheim, Hülser Straße 471, D-47803 Krefeld, Germany.

Demons and vampires (and more)!

My Facebook followers will have certainly witnessed my hatching madness. This is not only due to the forthcoming german RPG “Eis & Dampf”, but to something else, too. Something very demonic from the US. We’re talking about the new edition of FASA Games’ Demonworld. For the recently published core book I drew some illustrations, which of course I do not want to hide from you.

But not enough of hatching. On the german RPG Convention FeenCon a “Vampire: the Masquerade” Larp was held to celebrate the successful crowdfunding of the German V20 edition. Not only was I present as medially gifted hippie Malkavian, I also contributed the coat of arms for our host the Custodes Sanguinis.

CUSTODES SANGUINIS Wappen

In May, the German edition of the Player’s Guide of Earthdawn was published by Ulisses Spiele. Besides a new cover art, the book was embellished with new art work by German illustrators.

Enough with the black and white. Now it’s time for gold and color with these two cover motifs.

Foto von Ulisses Spiele
Produktfoto von Ulisses Spiele
Silent Reapers
Produktfoto von Ulisses Spiele

 

RPC 2015

rpcThe time has come again: The Role Play Convention (RPC) will take place at Cologne this weekend, from 05-16 to 05-17 2015.

You will find me in hall 10.2 at the ArtCorner, where I will offer art prints, canvases, buttons and of course character sketches and motives of your choice drawn on site.

This year something new and special will await you at the ArtCorner: We’ll have limited Theme Hours! Saturday and Sunday from 12 o’clock, it’s all about Steampunk, Saturday and Sunday from 15 o’clock is about Zombies. I will have special offers every day for both topics – let yourself be surprised!

I look forward to seeing you!

Making-of: God of Fire parchment

The crowdfunding for the fantasy movie “Soul of the Dragon” has still 22 days to go. The story is based on the german fantasy novel “Shaphiriane und die Seele des Drachen” (“Shaphiriane and the soul of the dragon”).

For the filming of the promo film I created the parchment of the “God of Fire” as a prop. The scroll was an exciting challenge, because it should be easy to read, but still look very old. In addition, the color had to cover it up, but must not break when rolling the scroll.

I chose a papyrus roll as material, which was kindly supplied with a small test sample, so I could experiment with my colors. I’ve decided on a mixed technique of watercolors, acrylic paints and ink.

The dragon was sketched on my computer, then printed and transferred to the papyrus via a light table. After coloring with different paints and inks, I rubbed the drawing with fine sandpaper to simulate a color removal by the ravages of time.

I added the writing “God of Fire”, some rune-like characters and sorcerous patterns. After that I treated the scroll with sandpaper again and added a slight touch auf transparent brown with watercolors.

You can see my scroll “in action” in the promofilm on Youtube (2:22 – 2:24).