Florian Satzinger: Drawing In Photohop

Since I draw mostly digitally, I try to avoid the kind of sterile vibe to it by putting high-res photographs of real paper and pencils on a background layer in Photoshop, at least for the rough process. I even add image noise to the background...

Wouter Tulp: The Master Lecture

Sharing tips and inspiration at The Master Lecture in Rotterdam on october 11th.

Florian Satzinger: Speed Process Demo

Quite recently, an animation student posted a photo of a quick red ballpen drawing I did for her during an animation festival festival in Florence. Today, I used this very photo for a quick process demo.

Wouter Tulp: Translating what you see into what you paint

To me painting is not just copying reality. You can even ask yourself if there is a true reality, because maybe we all perceive the things we see hear and feel differently.
With that in mind, I try to think of painting as putting my personal impression on the canvas, rather than trying to copy reality.
This goes for painting from life, but also when I am constructing a composition for an illustration.
Studying perspective, color, light, anatomy, using different media all help to be able to translate your experience to marks on the canvas, that, hopefully, communicates my concept to the viewer.

I added some examples of some works of great artists and how they use their references. None of them just copies what's in front of them. They use it to absorb as much information about their subject as they can, in order to create their personal version of it.


Norman Rockwell:

  Gil Elvgren:

Steve Huston:

 Tom Fluharty:

Marc Dalessio:

Gregory Manchess:

James Gurney:

Florian Satzinger: Process Sheet

A little rough process snack.

Wouter Tulp Podcast interview

I'm happy to share this interview. Chris Oatley (www.chrisoatley.com ) asked me some questions, and I was happy to answer them. I hope this is inspirational to you.
Click here to listen to the podcast 

Florian Satzinger: Watch Redraw

You can watch the redraw of this rough warm-up sketch right over at Stash: CLICK HERE

Florian Satzinger: Snack

A little work-in-progress snack...

Florian Satzinger: Reference Paint Over

I can't often enough point out how important references are. This very visdev speed sketch here illustrates perfectly the idea of using references as an essential component of the design. The reference here BTW is a French single-seat concept car from 1965, the Peugeot 404 Diesel Record.

Florian Satzinger: Bones For The Monster

A couple of days ago I sketched a monster character for a piece I did in collaboration with Eric Goldberg. Eric did the lovely fox, btw. Today, I got out the monster drawing and - for warm-up - sketched in the bone structure. I love this kind of exercise, it keeps anatomy studies from being boring.

Florian Satzinger: Basic Construction Plus Clean-Up Process, Bird Character

Process sheet