“A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.” – Paul Klee
Drawing means seeing
“To confer the gift of drawing, we must create an eye that sees, a hand that obeys, a soul that feels; and in this task, the whole life must cooperate. In this sense, life itself is the only preparation for drawing. Once we have lived, the inner spark of vision does the rest.”
I have been drawing since I could hold a pen. I take genuine joy in it and have developed an understanding of translating visual and life experiences into images. This motivates me daily and remains a constant challenge. Openness and curiosity help in this endeavor. Subsequently this creates a space where learning is possible, both in terms of content and craftsmanship. Sometimes, the gut thinks, sometimes the head feels – either way, I am fully engaged with heart and mind to find expression and further develop a personal style.
In addition, I have the courage to play, I experiment, and I afford myself passion projects for this. With humor comes lightness, from which charming, often colorful ideas bubble up. But I can also delve into darker themes. As a matter of fact I excel in clear focus, and I believe I have a sense of relevance. Accordingly, this enables me to make good design decisions. My commitment to value and quality is enduring. It includes clear communication beyond projects, just as much as successful results. Consequently the electricity that powers studio animanova has been completely carbon-neutral since 2001, thanks to positive energy from 100% ecological sources.
Telling stories with images
“Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic.”
In short, from the first phone call, from concept to sketch, from draft to refinement – two eyes, two ears, and a hand for special stories are always an inseparable part. Because from the very beginning, the goal at studio animanova has been to tell stories with images – whether they are my own or those of my clients.