Hello and welcome to my virtual worlds!
My name is Andreas. I’m a German digital artist, budding 3D designer and application developer living in Berlin, Germany. This website is my space to share my art and some in the realm of computer graphics that inspires me with you. The page SHORT OVERVIEW shows you a mosaic of my latest works.
I started wholehearted and serious painting only at the beginning of 2018, at the age of 53. As an art lover and long-standing computer nerd or, more explicitly, a software enthusiast, it was a small step for me into the world of digital art.
I'm fascinated of virtual worlds and their appealing magic, as well as I love decorative arts, beautifull materials, crafts and craftmanship.
My experience with graphics tablet and digital pen have convinced me - practically from one day to the next - that the digital tools do not "take away" the least with regard to artistic quality, but on the contrary add many qualities and possibilities of expression.
Painting with oils and watercolor in earlier years was merely a side issue, until I finally switched over to digital painting and it's incredible advantages. Whether watercolor, oil paint, pastel chalk, charcoal or crayon, sculpting with clay or with metals - any usual or even unusual medium of painting can now be imitated deceptively real.
Sculpting and painting in 3D space has been perfected by some artists who use VR headsets and digital gloves to create the most amazing objects and worlds; art spaces and art dreams that are virtually walkable and tangible.
In addition to three-dimensional artworks, one of the main focuses of my own work is still the creation of digital paintings with a traditional touch: art created using digitally simulated brushes, spatulas and pens.
Almost every day I discover exciting techniques of artistic refinement enriching my work that go far beyond what I have learned in digital photography. It is for this reason, that for me photography is no longer the number one choice when it comes to creating something visually spectacular, beautiful or graphically impressive.
I use a method that originates from the workflow of compositing artists or concept designers also for my painterly projects. Templates for my subjects are more and more often not photos but three-dimensional objects, which I first bring to the desired perspective and illuminate appropriately, before finally visualizing the overall composition with painterly means.
You will find more detailed information about my art on the page BLOG & RECENT NEWS. There you can enjoy my paintings, view them as viewing through a magnifying glass - and buy if you wish.
Furthermore, I will be pleased to give you extra details about my work, including the techniques and the software used. No matter what sort of questions you have and wherever you are, feel free to contact me.
Andreas Theis - Freelance CG artist - Berlin, Germany
Social links and shop sites:
- androdyn.com / The website and pivotal point
- DeviantArt / Artist community
- Instagram / Another place showing news and examples of my work
- tumblr / Personal blog showcasing my work
- Fine Art America / Shop with Fine Art prints on canvas, coffee cups & apparel
- Redbubble / Another shop with Fine Art prints on canvas, coffee cups & apparel
- Artstation / Digital art portfolio (still in the early stages)
- facebook / My personal facebook page
- Pinterest / Art portfolio and collections of art that I'm interested in
- twitter / Tweets, including each recent publication
- LinkedIn / Professional profile