Whoa. Lots of things have been going on here in the last few weeks. We’re trying to come up with a way to raise enough money to get our annual “Triebwerk” book printed. I volunteered to be the one who kicks everyone else’s ass to ask for ads and sponsoring. So far we’ve got around 2000 Euros but still need a lot more. Of course we had a big party to support all this as well. Still, it seems not all too likely that we’re able to raise enough. We need about 5000 Euro so if you know anyone who would be willing to donate money or have a good-looking ad, contact me immediately via the comments.

Here is the official fundraiser poster done by the ingenious Michael Meier:

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Speaking of whom, reminds me of one of the things I’ve been working on these days. Michael is currently working on his finals and he asked me to contribute to his theoretical part by making a video-tutorial. Specifically a tutorial on Illustrator magic. It turned out to be quite a huge job because I wanted to experiment with some new techniques that I hadn’t used ever before. Transparency masking was one of these. Anyways, here is a small version of the big picture (I will posts this and some other stuff in my yet-to-annouce download-section). Maybe even the tutorial if I get around translating and cutting it down to a manageable size…

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Last but not least here are some quickies I’ve produced in a few hours. The “Rotos” were made for a little sticker-exchange-trade I’m participating in. Everybody within the group produces some work which gets send to one person that collects and distributes all of the stuff. Even though I tried not to work too much on these it turned out to be quite an effort to produce nearly 20 unique postcard sized illustrations. Since I don’t want to spoil all the fun I will only show off the three I like best. The keen eye will have spotted the similarities between the postcard for my friend Johannes.

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Lastly, here is a link to an interesting ‘machinima’ short-film using Counter-Strike™ as medium. Deviation pictures a soldier questioning the motifs of him an his squad and their never ending circle of violence…

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