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Alexander Lindner is a visual consultant working for the films and games entertainment industry. He has worked as production designer, co-director, art director and script consultant on some of the biggest european animation movies and video games. His range of works includes concept design, storyboard, illustration and matte painting for feature films, videogames and press. Contact: alxxdsgn@aol.com Follow updates on Twitter: @alexxdesignn

March 3, 2014

‘Room on the Broom’ on Cartoon Brew

Cartoon Brew, one of the major websites about all things animation, recently published a nice 'making of' article. It features some of my matte paintings as well.

Click here to read more:

‘Room on the Broom’: The Art of the Oscar-Nominated Shorts





February 9, 2013

Room on the Broom - Matte Painting


A selection of matte paintings done for "Room on the Broom" (Animated adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's picture book). Layouts by Max Lang, color keys by Aurelien Predal.
All images © Magic Light Pictures, UK.


Details of the picture above:






November 13, 2012

August 14, 2012

Playmobil® "Western" - Concept Art

Concept art for the Playmobil "Western" product line. (Corel Painter 10, 2011)

Playmobil - Western Concept Art

December 17, 2011

The Gruffalo's Child - Matte Painting

Matte Paintings for BBC's "The Gruffalo's Child" (2011). Click thumbnails to enlarge.


October 29, 2011

Laura's Stern und die Traummonster - Art Direction

Laura's Stern und die Traummonster: Official Movie Site


In 2009, I was art director on "Laura's Star and the Dream Monsters. I was leading a team of designers from Germany, Belgium and Canada to conceive and develop sets for the floating "Dream City" and several sets in the "real" world of Laura and Tommie.

All "Laura's Stern und die Traummonster" designs in this post are copyrighted © 2011 Rothkirch/Cartoon-Film, Warner Bros Filmproduction Germany GmbH, MaBo Investitions GmbH & Co.KG, Comet Film GmbH.


Art Direction and concepts: Alexander Lindner, executive artists mentioned below the pictures.





"Dream City", early concepts. Illustration: Alexander Lindner




I proposed Gaudi as inspiration for the Dream City shapes and architecture.





Photographs by Blossfeldt and drawings by Piranesi were additional sources of inspiration.






Dream City "Underworld", early concepts. Art Direction: Alexander Lindner, Artist: Jose Martinez. Official Blog.








Dream City "Labyrinth", early concepts. Art Direction: Alexander Lindner, Artist: Ghislain Cloutier. Official Website.







Dream City "Bridge over Crystals", and "Twilight Labyrinth" early concepts. Art Direction: Alexander Lindner, Artist: Matthias Lechner. Official Website.






Dream City, final concepts. Art Direction: Alexander Lindner, Artist: Matthias Lechner. Official Website



Dream City outside, final concepts. Art Direction: Alexander Lindner, Artist: Matthias Lechner. Official Website




Dream City "Underworld", final concepts. Art Direction: Alexander Lindner, Artist: Matthias Lechner. Official Website

October 9, 2011

Playmobil® "Future Planet" - Concept Art

I was commissioned to create concept art and matte paintings for Playmobil's new science fiction toy series "Future Planet". You can see the toys on the official website: Playmobil.com
Here is a selection of my work.

Concept art "Darkster Planet":



Planet matte paintings:






Sky (360°) matte paintings for 3D mapping (click on thumbnails for larger version)

 



"Darkster Planet" ambiance sketches:




"E-ranger" Planet concept art:




Matte painting elements for 3D mapping:


Click on thumbnails for larger version:




Link to Playmobil's youtube channel: Playmobil on Youtube