Three versions of a realistic screw I’ve made for an issue of “Die Zeit”. At the end they preferred the second one.
A Formula One car and some components I’ve made for a “Die Zeit”-infographic. The illustrations show the 2015 version of the car and the parts that were changed or improved for this season. The four parts are: Hybrid engine, air intake, front wing and the multifunctional steering wheel.
I needed around 9 days to make the models.
And some wireframes. The driver is missing because the mesh was very ugly. 😉
Another large infographic I’ve made for an issue of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. It illustrates all succeded, failed, ongoing, and planned missions that were/will be send to Mars.
A quite complex 3D model of the Norwegian Getaway I have build for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. I also had to cut several parts open to show the bridge, luxury cabins, normal cabins, crew cabins, restaurants, medical center, waste disposal and laundry. The rooms are not very accurate since there are very few technical informations about the ship. But their position in the ship is correct.
I needed 12 days to make the model.
A creature for my ant project: An adult caterpillar of the Pine Hawk-moth (Sphinx pinastri).
A large map of the Frankfurt University. It shows the four main sites and the departments of the university. I made this for a special issue of the Zeit.
I build the models mainly on basis of Google Maps and the aerial view of Bing Maps. The building are quite simple, mainly blocks. But I still needed two weeks put all together.
Some time passed since the last update: I rebuild the chambers in the tree stump (which took some time) and also started texturing. The model only features the rough color maps at the moment.
The next steps would be to populate the hill (ants and brood) and refine the textures.
A bigger model I’m working on. The modelling took some time and was boring (because of the repetitive elements), but I’m quite satisfied so far.
An illustration of a smart grid I’ve made for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. It shows the basic concept of the network of electrical suppliers and consumers.
Some of my illustrations are based on very simple sketches (often I don’t make sketches at all).