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9 04 2018

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sketch 30

5 04 2018





wilhelm m.busch 42

2 04 2018

WILHELM M.BUSCH created these monumental illustrations for the EMILE ZOLA 1892 novel la débâcle ( the collapse ). I selected only a few of the 60 masterpieces in this book, every single one done in a small size with a simple ballpoint pen. they could be snapshots from a david lean war drama.

© wilhelm m.busch and bertelsmann verlag





style studies 1

12 11 2017

more KANDINSKY inspired style studies





matisse inspired

9 11 2017

since HENRI MATISSE is another one of my favorite artists, I did a study inspired by his 1950s cut-out nude series





kandinsky inspired

8 11 2017

one of my exam students is developing a style for an animated film and chose one of my favorite painters, WASSILY KANDINSKY, and his style during the BLAUE REITER PERIOD around 1907 t0 1914. I got myself so inspired by his work that I started to create dozens of very special brushes, in a way ‘kandinsky’ brushes. as tests I painted in photoshop with my new brushes several pieces, – my KANDINSKY interpretation. below is one of them…





style 12.1

31 05 2017

the following designs show a wide variety of styles. when it comes to the final look of a film the style should not be overwhelming, it should always be based on the needs of the story. and characters and environment should work together, the worst is if a character looks like an overlay. simplified characters need simplified backgrounds, in case you want to work with more realistic designs for both, don’t overload the backgrounds with unnecessary detail – make your character ‘read’. in some of the following posts I talk more about how to develop a new style.