"All my paintings are unique, original, and created by hand in my studio or plein air.
Thank you for your interest in my art!"

Montag, 24. Dezember 2012

Leaving Coruscant


Concept sketch just because I wanted to do a Coruscant scene.
It's a mix of some 3D buildings I rendered - unfortunatelly I forgot who made the meshes, sorry - blended together with digital painted elements.

Sonntag, 25. November 2012

Savage Opress


Centerfold poster of the Official German Star Wars magazine #66. Savage Opress custom action figure used for reference with kindly permission built by Dayton Allen.

Mittwoch, 7. November 2012

Freitag, 26. Oktober 2012

Dark Clouds looming over Winter Woods

Dark Clouds loom over Winter Woods by boettcherART

I know its not winter yet, but I just wanted to paint this scene, inspired by a Bob Ross painting he did in one of his shows.
Oils on textured oil colour paper, 40x30 cm, done alla prima. All rights reserved.

Dienstag, 23. Oktober 2012

Perry Rhodan Jahrbuch 2011

Out now: this is my cover for the German Perry Rhodan Yearbook 2011 :) Sometimes all those details seemed to be a never ending story but it was worth the efford I think. Hope you like it. 

Montag, 22. Oktober 2012

Path in my Parent's Garden

Done during my impressionistic period many years ago. Oils on cardboard, 30x40 cm. All rights reserved.

Sonntag, 14. Oktober 2012

Mystic Forest

Mystic Forest by boettcherART
Mystic Forest, a photo by boettcherART on Flickr.
Oils on textured oil colour paper, 40x30 cm. One of my brandnew traditional oil paintings I did over the last few weeks. Gives us some mystic autumnal feelings :)

Mittwoch, 29. August 2012

Long-tailed Broadbill

Langschwanz-Breitrachen by boettcherART
Langschwanz-Breitrachen, a photo by boettcherART on Flickr.
Papageibreitrachen (Langschwanz-Breitrachen) / Long-tailed Broadbill - Psarisomus dalhousiae. Minute sketch from life. All rights reserved.

Sonntag, 26. August 2012

Jumana

Jumana by boettcherART

Another excursion into the world of German Expressionism. Mixed media, done after a life drawing.

Mittwoch, 22. August 2012

Pass of Mandur

Pass of Mandur by boettcherART
Mixed media fantasy illustration based on an old oil painting I did ages ago.

All rights reserved.

Stephen "Cpt. Tarkin" Stanton Sketch Card


Mr. Stephen Stanton ask me to draw a little sketch card of him as Tarkin... so I followed the call of our captain and pulled out some pencils and markers - and here it is :) Stephen, thanks so much for this opportunity, I really had a blast working on this "tiny canvas"!

Freitag, 17. August 2012

The Next Little Step

So ... now ... I AM AN OFFICIAL GETTY IMAGES CONTRIBUTOR :)

Getty Images is a supplier of images for advertisers, manufacturers, and publishing with the largest archive of quality photographs and illustrations. Recently Flickr and Getty joined together to establish a commercial licensing opportunity for photographers and other artists in the Flickr community. The Getty Flickr collection features photography and illustrations selected by Getty Images editors based on their potential to be useful to creative professionals (advertising and graphic design), the media (print and online publishing), and corporate (in-house design, marketing and communication departments). Getty Images has been inviting selected Flickr members to participate in the collection.

This is where I come in. By my surprise I got noticed by some Getty editors - they especially invited my scifi and fantasy illustrations and sketches - and so now I am a Getty Contributor. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to make money from doing my stuff!

Sonntag, 12. August 2012

Heiko Chan


Digital illustration, all rights reserved.

Cover Art for a story of the original German Star Gate series (ISSN 1860-1855). Publisher: Hary-Production.

Samstag, 4. August 2012

Dark Times


"Don’t worry, My Lady, I am sure he will be all right."

"Special Editon" of an older composite I did back in 2009 out of my Toy Art series.
Hasbro toy figures, Photoshop, Painter.

Sonntag, 29. Juli 2012

In the Thick of the Fight


Quick digital artwork to relief from the more accurate work I did over the last days. Again my son posed the action figures I used for reference.

Dienstag, 24. Juli 2012

TERRA FUTURA 1


“Verschollen im Agena-System”, digital illustration, all rights reserved.

Cover artwork for issue no. 1 of the German scifi novel series TERRA FUTURA by author W. Berner. Publisher: Freie Redaktion Xun.

Montag, 16. Juli 2012

Theed Palace at Night


Digital Artwork.

"The Theed Royal Palace of the Royal House of Naboo was a magnificent edifice located on the edge of a cliff in the planet's capital city, Theed. Serving as the residence of the planetary monarch and the nerve center of the government, the ancient palace stood through the Galactic Republic's collapse and the birth of the New Republic several decades later."
Source: starwars.wikia.com

Montag, 25. Juni 2012

THE CLONE WARS Poster Artwork


I had the joy and privilege to create the TCW themed poster for my belgium friends at TEEKAY-421 to celebrate their 15th anniversary! MTFBWY - always :)

My friend Lars provided me with some stock footage of the figures - for you know: my specialty is to work with action figures to achive a certain look and feel. Thanks so much for your support!

Star Wars TM & Copyright Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

Freitag, 22. Juni 2012

Savage Opress Poster


Gorgeous News: this is a sneak preview of my Lucasfilm approved centerfold poster which will be published in issue #66 of the Offical German Star Wars magazine on the stands on July 4th!! My biggest thank you to Robert Eiba, head of the OSWFC!

Savage was painted after reference shots of a incredible custom action figure built by Dayton Allen.

Freitag, 8. Juni 2012

Ankündigung TERRA FUTURA


TERRA FUTURA - TESECO im Einsatz
Band 01: “Verschollen im Agena-System”
Erscheint im Sommer in der XUN eBook-Edition der Freien Redaktion XUN.

Autor: W. Berner
Titelbilder und Illustrationen: Stefan Böttcher

Sonntag, 13. Mai 2012

Music

Music by boettcherART

Older Work, alla prima life painting, oils on hardboard, undated. All rights reserved.

Samstag, 5. Mai 2012

Kristallbeben


“Crystal Tremor”, digital illustration, all rights reserved.
Cover Art for the two volume issue 99-100 of the original German Star Gate series (ISSN 1860-1855). Publisher: Hary-Production.

Buy as fine art print at my redbubble store.

Freitag, 20. April 2012

Ahsoka



Little teaser and small detail of the TCW poster I did for my belgium friends at Teekay-421, a celebration gift for they 15th anniversary!

www.teekay-421.be

Donnerstag, 5. April 2012

Galen vs. Rancor


My cover art for issue #65 of the fan club magazine of the Official Star Wars Fan Club Germany, published on 4th April 2012. Lucasfilm Approval: Steve Sansweet. www.oswfc.de

Samstag, 17. März 2012

Alpine Hut


Oils on Hardboard, done plein air in 1997.

Unfortunatelly I only have this bad photograph left of the original painting (wish it would be a better one), but I still can remember the good times while standing there at the hillside and painting it.


Mittwoch, 14. März 2012

Cad Bane

Cad Bane

My backcover art for issue #61 of the fan club magazine of the Official Star Wars Fan Club Germany, published on 6th April 2011. Lucasfilm Approval: Steve Sansweet.

Sonntag, 11. März 2012

Charity Aktion der Star Wars Fans Nürnberg e.V.

Der SWFN sammelt dieses Jahr verstärkt für das Kinder-Hospitz Sternenbrücke. Details hierzu gibt es auf der Homepage meiner Star Wars-Freunde: http://www.swfn.de/index.htm

Sonntag, 4. März 2012

Lady Grenadier


Since I first saw his work on facebook I am a huge fan of Ratfink Customs, especially love his steampunk and Old War Robots. So while I was in relaxing mood I put my hands on one of his figures and painted my version of her. Thanks to Ratfink for letting me do so!
Visit his blog at http://ratfinkcustoms.blogspot.com/

Sonntag, 26. Februar 2012

Post-Apocalyptic Soldier Cover Artwork


Cover Art for the two volume issue 93-94 of the original German Star Gate series (ISSN 1860-1855).
Published in February 2012 by Hary-Production.
Inspired by an custom action figure made by Luke Sprywalker.

All rights reserved.

You buy a fine art print of my original artwork at my RedBubble store.

Mittwoch, 22. Februar 2012

Invasion!


Another "Brushes Unleashed" one, done with acrylic colors and oil pastels on linen paper, digitally reworked.

Samstag, 18. Februar 2012

Landscape near Schlehdorf

Landscape near Schlehdorf by boettcherART

Acrylic colors on paper. All rights reserved.
Schlehdorf is a township at the Lake Kochel, Bavaria (Germany).

Montag, 13. Februar 2012

Soldiers March - Concept


Quick concept study based on an traditional painting I did - and which I did not really like, but its mood inspired me to draw this scenery…

Donnerstag, 9. Februar 2012

Freesia Still-Life

Freesia Still-Life by boettcherART
Featured and awarded by several art groups, acrylic colors and oil pastels on linen paper, all rights reserved.

Samstag, 4. Februar 2012

Infantry Concept Winter Gear


Another Infantry Concept, this time in Winter Clothing.
Thanks to Neil Barlow for his kind help on my research on German WW2 equipment and his stock footage.

Freitag, 3. Februar 2012

Samstag, 14. Januar 2012

Enge Gasse



Though its definitely not a scifi or fantasy-based theme, I got the word that this painting was chosen as cover art for the current German "Fantasia" magazine of the EDFC.
And I can tell you that this news is a fantastic start into the weekend :)

Mittwoch, 4. Januar 2012

Sandtrooper Girl

Sandtrooper Girl

My cover art for issue #64 of the fan club magazine of the Official Star Wars Fan Club Germany, published on 4th January 2012. Lucasfilm Approval: Steve Sansweet.