ckrenz

Graphic Design • http://www.pixlspot.com

Bochum, Germany

Since i was on Art School 12 years ago, i wanted to work in the CG or Games Industry. But, bad luck, that never happened ;) Working now as a Art Director in a advertising agency, i`m a little tired of advertising :D The works i`m presenting here are all freetime Projects to keep my head clear from all this Website, Flyer, MumboJumbo ... ;)

Feel free to visit my website or my private facebook http://www.facebook.com/ckrenz1

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  • miah

    miah

    ckrenz! can i have some tip to have a good graphic design like yours. couz i only have a photoshop and GIMP(opensource) thank you so much!

    Jul 8th, 2013 Reply
  • reflectiondesig

    reflectiondesig

    Hallo Nachbar, gerne, deine Werke sind hammer:]

    Mar 17th, 2013 Reply
    • ckrenz

      ckrenz

      Vielen Dank. Deine sind aber auch nich von schlechten Eltern hömma

      Mar 17th, 2013 Reply
  • angelpb1994

    angelpb1994

    Hi master.can you help me vote my entry ? :)) please :))) here http://www.behance.net/gallery/GraphicTee-Contest/7408113 thank you very much ♥

    Mar 6th, 2013 Reply
  • theonabi

    theonabi

    another 3D artist... OMG!! I really like your sculpts man... kinda curious though how do you achieve an artistic feel on your images... mine's just plastic-thingy quality, do you do heavy comp in photoshop after rendering? would be glad to hear from you... cheers!!

    Feb 23rd, 2013 Reply
    • ckrenz

      ckrenz

      Hey, first of all a big thank you for your nice words. So, i do some comp in Photoshop and After Effects indeed.

      But i`ve read that you are using ZBrush for your sculpts. Some Hints for that: I suppose you use the default Lighting Model in Zbrush?! You should try out the Lightcap function. Throw in a hdr map or if you have none, try out a common jpg. Now you have a solid foundation for further lighting tweaks. You can also create some manual lights in Lightcap. Try using some sort of rim light with very high values to lighten up the edges of your sculpt on one side. Most of the time, i`m using some warm on the one and some cold light on the other side to get a more colorful look with color contrasts. Also make use of the BPR render, especially the Wax Preview SSS and AO Channels to get a more organic look (You have to switch to the Skin Material for this).

      So, i hope i was able to help you out a bit. I`m not sure, if i have told you something new and not something you already know If you have questions, then i would be glad to help you out

      Some useful links on top :
      http://dbystedt.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/bpr-rendering-workflow-in-zbrush-4-r2/
      http://docs.pixologic.com/?s=lightcap

      Feb 26th, 2013 Reply
    • theonabi

      theonabi

      thank you so much, learned something new today lol... I don't usually render using lightcaps but the tips you gave me really shed some light (pun intended)...

      thanks again! :D

      Feb 27th, 2013 Reply
    • ckrenz

      ckrenz

      You're welcome mate

      Mar 13th, 2013 Reply
  • ckrenz

    ckrenz

    No, not dead... only busy busy

    Feb 13th, 2013 Reply
  • ckrenz

    ckrenz

    Skyrim instead of Sketching ;)

    Jan 16th, 2013 Reply
  • evolver

    evolver

    your work is truly inspiring, awesome gallery

    Jan 12th, 2013 Reply
  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    Thanks so much for the fave on

    http://goo.gl/Rd1ct

    Jan 8th, 2013 Reply Subscriber
  • allentotingski

    allentotingski

    thanks for the follow!

    Jan 3rd, 2013 Reply
  • Lucifer

    Lucifer

    thank you very much for the follow :) means a lot to me

    Dec 29th, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • ckrenz

      ckrenz

      Really? Than, i`m glad that you`re glad ^^

      Dec 29th, 2012 Reply
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      yes really :) you have amazing works and i can not wait to see more :)
      have a nice night :)

      Dec 29th, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • ckrenz

      ckrenz

      Well... thank you very much again :) have a nice night, too. Cheers :)

      Dec 29th, 2012 Reply
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      i had nice night, thank you again yay i reply pretty late

      Dec 30th, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • ckrenz

      ckrenz

      Nice Sounds Good. Where you out Last night? My reply was not any faster

      Dec 30th, 2012 Reply
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      i went to sleep quite early last night so thats why i have missed your reply you were up pretty late XD

      Dec 30th, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • ckrenz

      ckrenz

      Haha, yes i did. I wanted to get up on 8am to have more of my weekend. Well, it was 11am after all

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply
    • ckrenz

      ckrenz

      And after reading this chat again, I have the strange feeling that I have completely misunderstood your statements

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      hahahahaha :D omggg i am going to be lost in this conversation
      well i agree that my answer was a bit strange because i wasnt sure if i understood your answer XD

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • ckrenz

      ckrenz

      Don´t you think it is like the Beginning of a good joke? A German and a Czech talk english..

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      yes thats quite funny ok you go and start talking Czech then everything will be ok
      ahoj

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • ckrenz

      ckrenz

      hahaha, ehm... yes, yes that is my second native language, i suppose... not I`m going on vacation to Prague next year. Maybe I can catch up some czech phrases, but i`m afraid it won`t help our conversations, if I can order a beer on czech.

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      well i am trying to learn German but somehow ...i am lazy a bit anyway guten tag
      Prague is beautiful city and yes we have super good beer thats the most important phrase to order our golden treasure "jedno pivo, prosím"

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • ckrenz

      ckrenz

      I know two of your beers. budweiser, not this american shit and the other is called in Germany Pilsener Urquell.

      I really hope Prague is beautiful, it has to beat Edinburgh in every aspect. We start in Poland, then Prague and our last stop is Budapest. Have been there before. Also a pretty cool City. Good to know that "jedno pivo, prosím " means "Ein Bier, bitte"... now i`m able to survive in the Czech Republic

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply
    • ckrenz

      ckrenz

      Ah and by the way... like i heard German is pretty difficult for foreigns... so, it is okay to be lazy. No important language at all... and some americans said to us it sounds terrifying

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      american shit XD XD i like Litovel its great beer too and you can drink one for me
      that sounds like pretty adventure trip. havent you been in Prague before? :fant and its so close to Germany
      for americans everything sounds terrifying
      well yes i have problem with pronunciation i can learn how to write in german but speaking is worse

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • ckrenz

      ckrenz

      Come on, i don`t have anything against americans, they are able to fly to the moon, but never ever be able to brew beer. I don`t know if Budweiser from Czech is also called Budweiser in your home. We have both, the american and the czech in Germany.

      Your Budweiser is awesome, but the american... you know?! Speaking German is certainly difficult. You don`t want to hear me talking English.

      Never been in Prague, no. We concentrated our Trips to the UK the last years. Especially Ireland and Scotland. Have you ever been there? The Irish and Scots are really awesome folks.

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      yes i believe you that you have nothing against americans
      we call it Budějovický Budvar = Budweiser is great thing when its hot summer
      i am sure your english sounds very well i have never been in Scotland or Ireland but i would like to visit these countries some day...and Norway! i love nature and Norway or Sweden are beautiful and well i would like to see England countryside and its true i have never been in Germany XD so far

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • ckrenz

      ckrenz

      Hahaha, see it?! But Germany is so close to the Czech Republic Oh, i would also like to go to Norway or Sweden. The Nature... the girls Just kidding,I think Norway is quite impressive. My experiences with England are limited to London. Crazy, big City.

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      you are not kidding at all
      its funny because i have always heard that people in Englad have no sense of humor or "dry humor" but every time i talk to them they make me laugh because they can be very funny

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • ckrenz

      ckrenz

      You are right. I`m not kidding The British Humor is superfunny, or did you mean Germans have no sense for humor? Then, you are right So, how is your New Year's Eve experience today? Funny, like this whole conservation started right on top of this page

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      i am not so brave to say that germans have no sense for humor but if you say so
      i am going out in few hours but will be back soon to enjoy Cinzano and chips with some good movie
      and you? are you going to taste some american beer in the german pub?
      yes it started on your page so that means is all your fault

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • ckrenz

      ckrenz

      Yes, it could only be my fault. Allright, even if you started the conservation You`re not going out on a big badass New Years Eve Party over three days? Come on you are Czech, you have to....

      Well, i`m not a great fan of New years Eve. In this Case, i`m more of a grinch I`m going to a good friend of mine playing Poker, enjoying some beer and maybe some good Irish Whiskey with my closest friends. That`s all. After i have survived the end of the Maya calendar, there is nothing left

      And i would not say, that we have no sense for Humor. Most of the Germans are only more the grumpy kind of person. Sometimes i thnk, we only have Hipster and Grumpy People in Germany... most of the time

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply
    • ckrenz

      ckrenz

      i mean conversation not conservation.

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      "conservation" hahahahaaa :D
      i started because i was thankful for the follow
      yes i am czech but that doesnt mean i must do mischief all the time i like to spend new year home and in peace omg whiskey that would kill me
      and is nice how we all are making fun of end of the world instead if being scared
      poker? what kind of poker? XD
      well i domt reall think that germans have no sense for humor :D but its true at the beggining i thought you were pretty grumpy one

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • ckrenz

      ckrenz

      You mean me grumpy? Or do you mean... us, the Germans?
      My Travelmate and me are addicted by Whiskey almost after our Trip to Ireland, suprise suprise Texas Hold `em of course... not that kind of poker that i don`t hope you where thinking of

      The end of the world was.... well.... unspectacular, don`t you think? I mean, a little bit more would have been nice, like... i don´t know... maybe no more Gangnam Style or some sort of this

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      i meant YOU when i said word grumpy well your hopes were wrong i know only one kind of poker but i have never played it of course
      i can not drink so strong alcohol one beer is enough for me but its a secret so psssst
      whats Gangnam Style? it sounds like something super crazy

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • ckrenz

      ckrenz

      Me? grumpy? Sorry, that was not my intention.

      Of course you have never played that kind of poker... sure you didn`t

      Your secret is safe with me.... and maybe all the others, who read this

      You don`t know Gangnam Style? The Czech Republic have been spared of Gangam Style? You lucky ones... Your country is the new paradise. Gangnam Style is a World Wide Smash Hit by a south Korean "Rapper" called Psy. It is less the Song than the dancing style of this guy. And it is NOT exaggerated if i say, that it is the most stupid dancing style in the world. Feel free to search on Youtube

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      dont worry you fixed your grumpiness with your commenting
      yes sure i didnt play that because i know it was men who invented this game and everything what comes from men is ....hmmm not so good? XD ( i didnt want to say naughty XD )
      omg PSY thats something i dont have to listen to at all but when you get enough whiskey you will be dancing like crazy that dancing style too and dont forget to take pic XD

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • ckrenz

      ckrenz

      Trust me, i would never dance to this piece of... maybe to the end of the world... that never happened Please, i hope there are today no more pictures of me doing weird things

      Not everything, we have invented is naughty... I dont`have an example now, but i`m pretty sure not everything is naughty Think of smurfs, beer, wine or maybe Pikachu

      Unfortunately i have now realised, that your home has also been invaded by Psy... pretty sad to hear that.

      Now, i have to get ready for New Years Eve. I hope you have a really really nice and peaceful Evening. Looking forward for some more of your works here... tomorrow Just kidding

      Keep calm, and never ever listen to Psy

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      if you put smurfs, pikachu and wine together then it can be pretty naughty situation XD
      i have never heard about PSY alians invading my house
      i will upload some more pics soon and i thought you havent seen any of my works
      have a great night and fun! i am leaving in 30 mins too
      Happy New Year

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • ckrenz

      ckrenz

      WHAT? For sure, i have seen your works and not only the naughty ones . They are pretty good, also your bug Photos. I like this microcosm sort of thing.

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      you made my year now thank you
      i must run nowwww ....i am late as usually see? your fault again

      Dec 31st, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      Germans are not grumpy ... go to Cologne . the funniest City in the world and americans are .. well I better don't say it to loud but they think they are the #1 and on the end they are nothing

      Jan 1st, 2013 Reply Subscriber
    • ckrenz

      ckrenz

      Haha, okay we are Not grumpy....we are.... Lets say, a Bit more serious Cologne is funny yes, particularly from the 11th of November on

      Jan 1st, 2013 Reply
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      we are serious and we are proud to be the #1 ... and yes we Kölner are the funniest

      Jan 1st, 2013 Reply Subscriber
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      hope i will visit this city one day
      and #1 in what?

      Jan 1st, 2013 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • ckrenz

      ckrenz

      ... In Grumpiness

      Jan 2nd, 2013 Reply
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      oh no

      Jan 2nd, 2013 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      Jan 4th, 2013 Reply Subscriber
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      well then i will have to get used to it

      Jan 4th, 2013 Reply Who wants a hug?