A little making-of video for the monkey loop is online

Posted on Mar 12, 2019 in animation, tutorial

Short process video of the monkey loop in #photoshop and #aftereffects.
Thought I’d share this, it’s just a rough outline though, not an in-depth step by step tutorial. Next time!

One of the Animation Smash Down #9 Winners!

Posted on Mar 8, 2019 in animation, news

Thanks for all the votes, my needy monkey loop made it among the top 5 of the last Animation SmashDown Challenge by Markus Magnusson, supported by aescripts!

Check out the other awesome entries by:
Gabriel Gareso, Tony Holz, Alberto Pozo and Deanna Reilly

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My entry to Animation SmashDown #9

Posted on Feb 21, 2019 in animation, news

Finally, I got the chance to create an animation loop for the
Animation Smash Down Challenge #9 by Markus Magnusson.
Watch great entries from all over the planet, on Instagram follow #AnimationSmashDown.
Voting is up until next week over at his patreon page!

Happy New Year

Posted on Jan 3, 2019 in animation, character design, news

Let’s have a fresh start into the new year!
Watch an alternative version over at my Instagram Feed.

Acorn Tilewalker – Available Now!

Posted on Dec 20, 2018 in animation, character design, game, news
Acorn tilewalker - Available Now

Our handcrafted turn-based isometric puzzle game Acorn Tilewalker is available now!
Find it here on Google Play and the AppStore.

For more info and updates follow TomGrillGames on Instagram, Twitter and good old Facebook

Find out more about the art and animation I did for this game in the project section.

Acorn Tilewalker – Trailer Out Now

Posted on Dec 16, 2018 in animation, character design, game, news

Here’s our TRAILER for Acorn Tilewalker – our epic puzzle game for your mobile device.
Epic story upfront, followed by some actual game play, even music … It’s all there – hope you like it!

Available December 19th for Android and iOS.

Atemlos – My animated sequence and character loops

Posted on Oct 10, 2018 in animation, character design

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Heart attack. Looped snippet from the collaborative animation project “AT3MLOS – Eine ungefilterte Wahrheit”, directed by Daniel Bahr (2017). Now online in my project section with character art and whatnot.

We just learned that it’s part of the “Best of ITFS-Tour 2018”, being screened all over the world.
More loops and tortured organs over at my IG Feed.

New animation loops from “What illustrators need to know“

Posted on Aug 17, 2018 in animation, character design

I love animation loops. So I turned some of my favourite scenes from my animation for the Illustratoren Organisation into nice little looping candy.
More loops on my Instagram …

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New animation for DB Netz AG online

Posted on Jun 17, 2018 in animation, character design, news

A new animation is online, explaining the planning process for new infrastructure (in this film with the construction of a railway bridge) by Deutsche Bahn.
Until the project is up in my work section, watch it HERE on YouTube in all its glory.

And here are some stills of course:

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Interview with Illustratoren Organisation e.V.

Posted on Jan 16, 2018 in animation, news

The Illustratoren Organisation asked me to say a few lines about being a freelance animator and the current market situation for explanation/explainer videos around here. It’s my subjective view of course. In any case, it features a looped GIF animation! Read the interview here (German).

the drop - looped gif animation