About 2 months ago I was asked to paint the next cover for P.M. History, a german pop-scientific magazine, which I've used to read as a kid and I remember well how much I was inspired by all the stories. To an extend that I can say it definitely influenced my interests and ultimately my career path, so I was very excited to contribute to this little piece of my own history as well.
The topic was "Battle of the Teutoburg Forest" and even though I expected to paint a classic battle scene, they wanted more of a movie poster feeling to it and most of what makes the composition was in the briefing, so I really just had freedom in the rendering, colors, etc. Quite tough to get all the information in there, including the arms, which were mandatory, but I'm quite satisfied with this painting. Even though I usually like it rough, sketchy. Hope you enjoy as well!
I've been asked by a screenwriter to paint some concepts/illustrations for a movie pitch and I really liked the rough story layout (mix Harry Potter with Pan's Labyrinth) so I joined the team a couple of months ago. Got some other paintings in the workings, but I leave that for my next post.
Here's a first impression of the adventure a young boy and his fellows take on. In this scene they're about to arrive at the dead giant tree of life, after they fought their way through the haunted fog.