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.
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. I'm in love with the natural harmony of selected color palettes, effectively controlled lights and a sensitively adjusted fictitious depth of a picture.
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 - any usual or even unusual medium of painting can now be imitated deceptively real - even taking into account the third dimension.
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.
I am experimenting, learning and designing with these different tools since I had my first own wacom pen tablet in front of me in early 2018. In addition to three-dimensional artworks, one of the main focuses of my work is 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. For me, photography is no longer the means of first 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 my website androdyn.com. 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