Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Ships Galley

Just finished this one at work. Thanks to Marcelo Vignali I have now picked up some new techniques, that he's been so kind and share with me. I really enjoyed trying out something different than I'm use to (the good ol' blue COL-ERASE!). This piece is done with Prismacolor pencil on vellum, which was a thrill to work with.
If you have not yet been on Marcelo's blog, hurry up and get on over there. His work will blow your mind!


Blogger Kactiguy said...

Hans, this is excellent. Maybe you could share the techniques so we can all be as cool as you.

8:13 PM  
Blogger michael foster said...

I agree this is so cool. great design.

8:43 PM  
Blogger Marcelo Vignali said...

Good job, and thanks for the recommendations to my site. I appreciate the traffic.

P.S. I posted an answer to your comments on my blog.

11:09 PM  
Blogger St John Street said...

Awesome lighting Hans looks sharp and thanks for the kinds words and support keep it hot bro!!

1:50 AM  
Blogger dibumac said...

This one looks really nice.I think the technique fits your style better.

Good work !

2:48 AM  
Blogger Karen Molin said...

Super El Mag!!
Det ser fandme sejt ud!
Den graa farve goer det meget mere levende end den go'e gamle blaa col-erase. (Prismacolor paa vellum?? Eh? Hvad er det??)
Hyggeligt at snakke med dig den anden dag forresten :-)
Hebb-aah, Tage.

4:05 AM  
Blogger martin wittig said...

Hans, this is one of my favorite so far! Excellent stuff man, i love the lighting on this one also:)

8:26 AM  
Blogger Patrick said...

Cool artwork here- Marcelo's stuff is amazing, and yours is too... it's always fun to discover new techniques... keep the great work coming!!!

2:08 PM  
Blogger Miras said...

Great drawing. As always,Hans.
Is it "analog"? :-)

4:31 PM  
Blogger Teemu Jäppinen said...

Excellent looking technique. Fantastic piece. It has the feeling of good old Monkey Island on it.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

That's an awesome BG drawing!! Love the design!

7:52 PM  
Blogger cdeboda said...

Excellent work. I think it's time to pass down the knowledge that Marcelo has passed down to you. *ahem*

8:03 PM  
Blogger Hans said...

Hello everybody and thanks for all your kind comments:) Makes me wanna work even harder!

I'd love to pass on and share the techniques I've picked up from marcelo. We have set it up so that all questions and answers takes place on Marcelo's blog. In that way anyone with interest can learn from my questions and experience and of course more so from Marcelo's answers, tips and tricks:) So go check out his blog, there's definitely informative and valuable stuff to learn from.

Thanks again,


8:20 PM  
Blogger Niccolò said...

Great Work Hans , i like very much your work with shadows !

4:12 AM  
Blogger REE said...

Hans levels up...again.

always nice to have a breakthrough.

6:40 AM  
Blogger Virginia Valle said...

is a wonderful interior enviroment!!! I love a lot the details you made and the lights is perfect Congrants!!!
!!! Your drawings alwyas have some feeling games :).

9:52 PM  
Blogger Afroman said...

Hans, I'm a fan of your drawings! I really like your style a lot and I'll keep coming back here often! and thanks for stopping by my blog.

6:09 AM  
Blogger Boris Hiestand said...

dang, you've got some very nice work on here!
would be nice to hear how you ended up in Florida!

8:08 AM  
Blogger jp said...

Hey hans, love it- great use of light. I want to walk in there. Thanks for your encouragement.

12:19 PM  
Blogger carlos badillo said...

this is my favorite

4:41 AM  
Blogger Bodil Bang Heinemeier said...

Hey Hans,
Fedt arbejde. Så gik du på holdet før mig i Viborg. Altid sjovt at møde gamle kikaer:)


9:09 AM  
Blogger Ken Chandler said...

Hans, you're producing some really great work here. No wonder you're in demand, and moving so often.

I'll be sure to visit often. Get some inspiration. Thanks for visiting my site. Please post soon if you're able. I know the life of an artist if often a busy one. Good luck!

8:10 PM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

Excellent layout work! I'm always amazed to see solid work like this. Thanks for stopping by my blog and keep posting. You rule!

7:13 AM  
Blogger Dave James said...

Whoa! Hans this is terrific!

I look forward to learning more of this technique.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

You've got some sick layouts man. Those are awesome (all the layouts I saw). How do you go about designing them? I need to start workin on layouts, don't really know where to start, do you think you would be able to give me a few pointers?

11:04 PM  
Blogger Karen Molin said...


4:16 AM  
Blogger Carlos Ruano said...

great pencils work Hans. I've been visiting Vignali's blog just a few days ago, it was a nice experience, and I have to say that your artwork is very beautiful too. Excellent use of the light.

12:13 PM  
Blogger arvindh said...

Very impressive work! You have a great eye for detail.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Hans said...

Thanks again everybody, I really appreciate all your nice comments. I'm working on a few new pieces which should be up soon.

Bill: First of all thanks for your nice comment. The best advice I can give you is to study other artists work, photos and the world around you. Start out by doing a bunch of quick thumbs to find an interesting angle/shot. Add depth with foreground elements shaded in darker tones than midground and midground slightly darker than background, just like in real life.
I see you are familiar with the blue col-erase pencil, which is the one I do the most of my layouts with. Just by shading very lightly and smear it with your finger, you can make some really nice and smooth tones. There's tons of places to find inpiration, like TV (i.e. animal planet), books ( i.e. architecture, nature, landscaping etc.) and of course real life. Make it a habbit always to check out shadows and light, those are the most important, when setting the mood of your layout. It'll tell what time of day it is, if it's warm or cold, cozy or creepy etc.

well, hope it is somewhat useful:) You can also go to Marcelo Vignali's blog on and check out some of his techniques, tips and tricks he has shared with me there.

Good luck:),


11:48 PM  
Blogger Kyle Marshall said...

love your layouts, they have a very fun feel. And its nice to still see good 'ol pecil and paper layout.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Marcelo Vignali said...

Very nice Hans. You are definitely taking to the vellum and the work looks good.

I also appreciate that you are willing to share what you have been learning with your own personal exploration into the medium. That is very satisfying to me.

I can't wait to see the next one. Perhaps with a lighting effect you've picked up from one of your photo references? I would recommend you draw something out of focus. Study why some objects that are out of focus look out of focus...and not just blurry.

Best of luck!

2:15 PM  
Blogger Ryan Smith said...

Wonderful lighting and details!

4:44 PM  
Blogger Andrew Glazebrook said...

Superb work !

10:18 AM  
Blogger David Colman said...

nice bro!!!!! I need to stay on top of checking out your blog man...been kind of out of the loop lately.
I am actually a good friend of MArcelo's.. He was my supervisor when I was working in vis dev @Sony... great guy and super talented...glad to see you picked up on his techniques....

great more!!!!

1:32 PM  
Blogger mackaydesign said...

I'm really drawn to your environment drawings. Love your work.

11:30 PM  

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