Robert Löffler's comic VÖGEL is based on the song "Vögel" by German rapper OG Keemo (Karim Joel Martin). The themes of the song are rather dark and emotional, touching on topics like hate, violence, racism, depression, shame, sadness, and a brutally honest reflection of the protagonist's self-perceived faults.
Mirroring these topics visually, the illustrations are held entirely in grayscale with just a few rare spots of red to enhance the drama.
With the exception of the lettering, VÖGEL was drawn analogue, then scanned in and merged digitally.
Hey, I'm a Illustrator, born and currently living in Berlin.
Im 25 years old and art, specifically drawing and sketching has always held an important place in my life. So has Rap music from a certain age onward and it seemed only natural to merge these two big interests in my BA project. I hope you like the comic and thank you for taking the time to check this out.
If you want to see more of my work or are interested in working with me hit me up on Instagram @lfflr (I'll be posting more in the future)
Oof, I find it super hard thinking this far ahead. I hope to be working in a creative role and to be happy and confident in what I am creating.
I think this is very subjective, for me it has to be aesthetically pleasing in some way or be super practical. Clarity and simplicity are always a plus though.
Honestly writing the BA Thesis was pretty hard for me but on a second thought going online was really taxing, so many enjoyable aspects of studying suddenly vanished and that really sucked.
Seeing artists just do their thing. Music. Nature. Long Nights.
I try to balance planning and just going straight ahead, trying out stuff, playing around and most importantly have fun with it in some way.
I know it can be hard, especially at the beginning but put yourself out there allow yourself to be seen. Take part in the activities and try to experience as much as possible. Keep an open mind, inspiration can come from the wildest places if you allow it to. This is your time and believe me it passes so much quicker than you think. You are responsible for the quality of your own experience so might aswell make it the best time you can right?
Definitely I mean who doesn't in their early to mid twenties?
I've gotten way more confident and professional in regards to my art I would say.
I felt really lost after I finished school, did a year of voluntary service (FSJ) and worked jobs here and there but I was far from happy. So I decided to take the leap and do the only think I genuinely felt happy doing. I haven't felt regret so far.
I mean ... stressing out over deadlines but that won't be gone in my professional life im sure. General UE headaches.
I'll have a few beers and celebrate my 25th birthday cause I didn't really have the time on the 30.06.