Friday, 29 October 2010

Hello, comics, etc.

Hello everyone, assuming that someone actually checks out my blog every once in a while.
I have not been updating in long time, but it is not like I am sleeping either. In fact I am working on a "comic related project" which I will show here, when the time is right (when I actually have something finished). As I am pretty much a beginner at this it is taking me a while and I am trying to attain "a certain skill level" and practice a lot. I am pretty bad at this whole comic thing still, but worry not I have firmly decided to become a lot better!

Here you can see a short comic I made for practice purposes (non related to the one I am working on) :





Yeah, rather bitter sounding "comic", but it just was some stuff that came to my head, not my opinion of the world or something, hehe :)



I have also been reading/looking at a lot of comics and especially manga (even though what I am making does not try to be manga or something, ok?)
Anyway I want to tell you here and now that there are some works that I respect so much it goes way beyond just "liking" them!
The first time I felt like this when reading "Yu Yu Hakusho". I enjoyed a lot the absolute "freedom" of the art, that one frame might be incredibly detailed and "realistic" looking, while the next one could be minimalistic and sketchy. Another good point is that the story is great! The characters are very likable, both the "good guys" and the "bad guys". The only thing I can really say "against" it, is the I am not such a huuuge fan of the ending, but that's ok, if that is how it was intended to end by Mr. Yoshihiro Togashi, that's fine with me.
I read a lot of good manga after that, but the only thing that managed to topple down Yu Yu Kakusho from it's throne of "my favorite manga or even comic in general" is Iou Kuroda's "Japan Tengu Party Illustrated". Wow. You know, this is simply a great work of art! I love everything about it: the freaky (yet rather human) characters, the odd "otherworldly" story but most of all the messy while simple, deep black brushy-inky look!
I rarely can afford to actually buy books, but this manga is something that I really want to (or even need to) have (physically, as printed books).
It is a sin/shame that despite the big number of people I found proclaiming their love for this work on their blogs and web-pages it is still not available in English (only unofficially as "scanlation")!

Yes, so that's all I'll say for now, wish me luck and endurance for my own comic project...

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

4OUR



Hello everyone,

I just found out that my work will be featured in the publication "4OUR" by the Screamer Company.
Yay!
Sadly I cannot go to the release party, but here is the info that I just received in my inbox:

"Join us for the release of 4OUR,
our newest publication

Friday, July 30th, 6 - 10 PM

The Screamer Company
107 Leland Street, Suite 3
Austin, TX 78704

4OUR ARTISTS

Pilar Arrieta, Nikki Birdwell, Erica Bogdan, Rob Bondgren, Evan Brogan, Christine Choate, Jessica Clark, Doug Creamer, Alex Despain, Brandi Duncan, EGO-TEK, James Finger, Ben Friesen, Jay Geurink, Brian Gilbert, Chuck Gonzales, Violetta Gutierrez, Larry Hackney, Fields Harrington, Cody Hennigan, Brandon Jansa, Allyson Lipkin, Roel Macias, Diamond Mascorro, Taylor McClure, Zach McDonald, Mason McFee, Kevin Munoz, Travis Nichols, Elena Pineda Nieto, Andre Peniche, Russel Evan Pryor, Aldo Fabian Ramos, Sylvester Sanchez, Christina Shaffell, Sharon Silverberg, Callie Simpson, Spencer Stoner, Jillian Tito, Devin Usher, Alexandra Valenti, Rahael Wojciechowski"

Be sure to check out their webpage!

Looking forward to seeing the publication :D

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Friday, 23 July 2010

XV2





http://www.flickr.com/photos/foehre/

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Friday, 9 April 2010

Father



Dream pose.

Smoking Girl



Very fast sketch made while looking at a photo.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Teenage Pixel Couples






So I made some more pixel stuff.
Dedicated to teenage couples :P

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Friday, 19 March 2010

Fictional Music series

I'm sure many people see pretty, strange or original album-covers and think: "Ohh, it must be cool to design one someday!"
I have taken the liberty to do just that: design album-covers.
Now they are not very pretty, strange or whatever and they are no covers for actual real life albums either, but I enjoyed creating them and am posting them here now.
Enjoy!










And now I found out that there are other people out there who like to create fictional album art!
Check it out here: 1
2
And 3


Cheers to you.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Two Girls



A portrait of two girls.
Are they friends?
Sisters?

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Sunday, 7 March 2010

Rollkragen





A more or less random portrait I made today.

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Friday, 5 March 2010

Fluidity Series





A small series of fully digital paintings that I made.
It was featured in the Domestic Etch magazine, which you can buy and/or preview here.
Check out their blog too and perhaps you even want to contribute your own artwork to the magazine, just give it a try!

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November Parties



A digital painting I made inspired by the November (independence) festivities that take place every year here in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.
Here i found some info on the festival for you.

Cheers,

f.


Yoshiyuki Morishita




Hello everyone,

This is my first post here.
Today I wanted to share a portrait I made of one of my favorite actors:
森下能幸 (Morishita Yoshiyuki)
Here on Imdb

And here a small video from the movie "Survive Style 5+"



Cheers,

f.