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Photo #1 from Ottobrunn, Germany by Freistaat made on 2016-07-20 20:35 for Sola

I’ve been a Sci-Fi fan since the days of my youth. My start was Perry Rhodan, a extremely successful series by a German publisher. I devoured the weekly episodes and started drawing what I had read about.

Photo #2 from Ottobrunn, Germany by Freistaat made on 2016-07-20 20:35 for Sola

I was especially fascinated by the technology and the spaceships. I drew these pictures between 1982 and 1985. So please be indulgent …

Photo #3 from Ottobrunn, Germany by Freistaat made on 2016-07-20 20:35 for Sola

At that time I had a drawing board, rulers, ellipse stencils, raster foil, Letraset letters and ink pens.

Photo #4 from Ottobrunn, Germany by Freistaat made on 2016-07-20 20:35 for Sola

Digital graphics software wasn’t even invented that time. I produced it all with my hands on paper.

Photo #5 from Ottobrunn, Germany by Freistaat made on 2016-07-20 20:35 for Sola

Sweet memories of a good old time ☺️

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Sebastian Kwiatek 💯
Echt?! Cool! Meine Zeichnungshefter sind weg.
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FreistaatAuthor
Danke! Ich bin echt froh, dass ich das alles aufgehoben habe. Hat ein gutes Dutzend Umzüge überlebt. Hattest Du damals auch die großformatigen Risszeichnungssammelbände?
Sebastian Kwiatek 💯
Freistaat, Din A5. Ist alles wech
FreistaatAuthor
Sebastian Kwiatek, oh Mann. Das ist echt bitter.
Sebastian Kwiatek 💯
Dann solltest Du es weiterhin zeigen. Bis jetzt hat mich nur diese Karte erreicht.
FreistaatAuthor
Ich hab schon die vorzeigbarsten Zeichnungen ausgewählt 😇. Wird wohl die einzige Card dieser Art bleiben.
Sebastian Kwiatek 💯
Freistaat, scheuer Künstler. Verstehe…
Emilio Montagna
Freistaat, Hast du die Crest II auch? ;)
FreistaatAuthor
Sebastian Kwiatek, na, schaun mer mal. Vielleicht gibt's ja mal ne Fortsetzung 😉
Sebastian Kwiatek 💯
Freistaat, schaun wir mal! 😴
Emilio Montagna
Wirklich sehr sehr schön, eine Inventor-Zeichnung ist nichts dagegen 👍
FreistaatAuthor
Vielen Dank! Was ist eine Inventor-Zeichnung?
Emilio Montagna
Freistaat, Autodesk Inventor ist ein 3D-Zeichen-Programm mit dem man wirklich sehr detailgetreu Zeichnungen erstellen kann. Man kann auch an einem gezeichneten Werkstück die Spannungen berechnen lassen oder eine Werkstattskizze ausgeb, usw.
FreistaatAuthor
emilMUSICat, ah! Bin im Analogen stecken geblieben. Habe zuletzt 1987 sowas gezeichnet.
Emilio Montagna
Freistaat, Aber ich sage dir eine gute Handzeichnung ist viel mehr Wert :)
Sebastian Kwiatek 💯
emilMUSICat, der Lob war gut versteckt 😭
Sebastian Kwiatek 💯
Bist Du ein falscher Hase!?
hennesken 🚡 (❓)
Mega cool! Solltest du veröffentlichen!
FreistaatAuthor
😊 die Zeit ist längst vorbei. Ist schon 30 Jahre her. Aber, Danke.
hennesken 🚡 (❓)
Freistaat, für mich sind das echte Hingucker. Unabhängig von Mode oder Zeit.
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The concept of univers was till Bd.300 roundabout very amazing.😊
Human-ITy
So much detail! 2nd and last ones are my favs, all really awesome!
FreistaatAuthor
Thank you! I was really into it.
Human-ITy
Welcome Freistaat, do you still draw? Any newer works?
FreistaatAuthor
Human-ITy, I'm sorry, no. I stopped 30 years ago. Focused on other things.
Panni
Wow, blown away! I always aspired to be that precise in my drawings, never happened. You are gifted!
FreistaatAuthor
Thank you, dear! It was great fun as long as it lasted. But at some age I simply lost interest. Luckily I kept the pics. They move with me several times and every few years I open the folder and and enjoy the memories.
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Panni
Freistaat, if it doesn’t interest you anymore I can understand it. These must have been weeks of work, very time consuming. And they show so much understanding of dimension and proportions. 😲
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FreistaatAuthor
Panni 🌸, indeed it took a lot of time. But it just flew away when I sat at the table. I was kind of in another dimension. The original pics have the size A3.
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Rufus Kohn
I am extremely impressed Freistaat. Can you remember which drawings go with which stories?
FreistaatAuthor
Thank you! I don’t remember exactly. But it was a series. Some vehicles played a role for a longer time. And some were simply born in my fantasy.
Nina One
Wonderful work! How old were you?
FreistaatAuthor
Thank you. I was 13, 14 years old.
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Nina One
Just the age for that sort of thing.
Alty 💕
That's amazing!
FreistaatAuthor
I’m surprised how much you guys like this childhood memories of mine. Thank you!
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Alty 💕
Freistaat, you are very talented, and I had no idea that you used to draw
SlimFootJesus
Well these are all great I like the last one the best... well done!.
FreistaatAuthor
Thank you. The last one was actually the last spaceship that I have ever drawn. I started with the style of the second pic and developed over the years.
Viqueen
I never saw this last time around. Impressive!
FreistaatAuthor
Thank you. The original card was in German. I made a new text for the revival.
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Freistaat, for Revival don't forget the Philosophie behind ...The structure of the Universe the founders create is very impressive beside technical details ! Also this Serie change and is a mirror of social/political believing in W.Germany ..which is delicate to discuss .
FreistaatAuthor
Awakened, I was too young then to see this dimension of the Perry Rhodan series. But you may be right about it.
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Freistaat, the originals are censored now and with" Perry Rhodan neo " the whole storys are new written ! Interesting to know Michael Rust ( der Kreml Flieger ) was a big fan of PR , which at least caused his famoust action.
FreistaatAuthor
Awakened, I think he was an ultra nerd. I didn’t know there was a connection between his flight and Perry Rhodan.
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Freistaat, in the 80's it was very common in the scene to ask you " are you Perry Rhodan?" as a synonym for " are you gay" 😁
FreistaatAuthor
Awakened, oh really? Obviously I never was in the scene.
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Freistaat, not necessary around the beaches in greece ..I was very upset about this questioning 😖
Zaky
Ich war damals auch Perry Rhodan Fan und hab die Hefte immer gekauft. Ich glaub irgendwo auf dem Dachboden muss noch ein Karton mit alten Heften stehen. Werd demnächst mal danach suchen. Hatte auch eine Perry Rhodan Schallplatte, die wäre da auch noch
FreistaatAuthor
Ich glaube ich habe noch ein paar der silbernen Sonderbände mit dem 3-D-Cover. Zeitweise habe ich zwei Auflagen der Hefte parallel gelesen.
Escape
Great artwork, you're very talented
FreistaatAuthor
Thank you, just a phase in my childhood.
Escape
Do you think you would want to start drawing again?
FreistaatAuthor
Escape 🎃, hm. I never thought about it. Perhaps one day, yeah, I could imagine that.
Escape
Do you doodle?
FreistaatAuthor
Escape 🎃, I don’t know. What is it?
Escape
It's kind of aimless drawing, generally done while people are stuck with a telecon that's boring them or they're on hold. Like scribbling sort of
FreistaatAuthor
Escape 🎃, ah! No, usually not.
Escape
Try it, Picasso's doodles sell for big bucks
FreistaatAuthor
Escape 🎃, I guess the chances of becoming rich here on Sola are bigger 😉
Escape
I vote for you!
artisto
Wow you are so talented, the intricate details are magnificent 😍
FreistaatAuthor
I love that you guys are so friendly to me.
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Mo.B**
Ich habe diese Karte noch nie gesehen, Klasse, gut dass du die aufgehoben hast, die Zeichnungen.
The Red Girl
These are amazing!!!
FreistaatAuthor
Thank you. Nobody but you guys know about this secret of mine. Neither my friends nor my colleagues.
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flack
Very nice! The technique is pretty professional. How old were you?
FreistaatAuthor
I was 13,14 years old.
flack
Freistaat, pretty good! You had some technical drawing experience I assume?
FreistaatAuthor
flack, not at all. It wasn’t taught in my school.
flack
Freistaat, there’s a lot of techniques there that I am surprised to see someone untrained using. There’s 1 point perspective and line hierarchy. Did you read about it in books? Or just did what looked right?
FreistaatAuthor
flack, I knew the work of some professional artists. And I adapted what I liked about it.
flack
Freistaat, nice... do you still draw?
FreistaatAuthor
flack, no, the last pic in this card was the last one at all. I drew it 1985. You seem to know a bit about technical drawings. Did you practice it too?
Jabba Ree 🌹
I... I'm speechless 😶 Wow! Just wow! That's awesome! You definitely should go to an art school back then, you'd be very successful. If you did that as a self-taught teenager, I can't imagine what you could create as a real artist. This is my favorite card in here.
FreistaatAuthor
Thank you so much for your kind words. Maybe you’re right, but I’m happy with my decision. I became a journalist, which is the best job that I can imagine.
Jabba Ree 🌹
Oh, you're a journalist! That must be a lot of fun. Now I see why that crazy Russian called you a journalist. Makes sense.
FreistaatAuthor
Jabba Ree 🌹, it’s my dream job.
Jabba Ree 🌹
Freistaat, you're lucky 😃
sleepless
Amazing work! Phenomenal attention to detail imo
FreistaatAuthor
Thank you, just a childhood activity.
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Steph
These are very good. And of course I like that it’s art inspired by reading. 😊
FreistaatAuthor
I loved reading those stories. I became an addict. And I still love Sci-Fi literature.
Steph
Freistaat, have you read Ray Bradbury? I always enjoy his work, even if it sometimes gives me the creeps too much :)
FreistaatAuthor
Steph, I read Fahrenheit 451, of course.
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Steph
Freistaat, Dandelion Wine is my favorite. And the short story The Pedestrian is one I always had the students read. But Fahrenheit 451 was my introduction to him as well.
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Jabba Ree 🌹
Steph, Dandelion Wine is my second fav after Fahrenheit 451.
FreistaatAuthor
Steph, I’m gonna read it!
Steph
Jabba Ree 🌹, Dandelion Wine is so rich - the sneakers bit gets me every time.
Steph
Freistaat, you’re gonna love it.
Mineko ❓
The level of detail and organisation is just incredible! That's really shows the passion you had back then 😍
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FreistaatAuthor
Thank you! It’s true, I felt a lot of passion for my drawing.
Arnsichten
Tolle Karte.
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Wasser in den Wein , sorry ! Die sog.Risszeichnungen waren eine Erfindung und Beilage des Verlages, die du offensichtlich kopiert hast ! Journalistisch /politisch wichtiger wäre die gegenwaertige Zensur des ursprünglich vermittelten Inhalts im original expose . .😟
FreistaatAuthor
Ich war nicht der erste, der Risszeichnungen von Raumschiffen produziert hat. Habe ich ja oben geschrieben, dass ich mich an Arbeiten von Profis orientiert habe. Aber kopiert habe ich sie nicht. Alles selbst per Hand gezeichnet.
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Freistaat, es sind deine eigenen Risszeichnungen und unzweifelhaft nicht der Grund für mich hier PR zu kommentieren ..😁
Mixtape
... ... ... Woah.
Mixtape
Freistaat, were you on Crack when you made that?
FreistaatAuthor
Mixtape, no, just a nerdy teenager 😁
Mixtape
Freistaat, ...who was papercut by a radioactive painting. Then he became... NERDY ART MAN!
FreistaatAuthor
Mixtape, 😆😄👍
Mixtape
Freistaat, hmm... you need a theme song... Oh! I know! 🎵 Nerd-art man! Nerd-art man! Does whatever a ner-rd can. Can he draw– some awesome art? Yes he can, 'cause he's Nerd-art man... LOOK OUT! It's the neeerd aaart man... LOOK OUT! It's the neeerd aaart man...🎵
Mixtape
Freistaat, watcha think?
FreistaatAuthor
Mixtape, yeah! It’s a hit. I can see Adam West impersonating myself.
Mixtape
Freistaat, hmm... you probably need a costume...
FreistaatAuthor
Mixtape, some loose cotton tights?
Mixtape
Freistaat, hmm... oh, and a beret... make yourself look really artist-y. Perhaps a pair of glasses? Better to see details of the art with?
FreistaatAuthor
Mixtape, I’m fine with glasses.
Mixtape
Freistaat, okay, so your costume would be a pair of loose cotton tights and some glasses. Awesome! There is no way anyone will ever recognize you!
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FreistaatAuthor
Mixtape, sounds perfect.
Planet Rium
So cool. I'm a Sci-Fi, fantasy fan too: maybe not good enough to draw from imagination supported by books, for now;) See my profile - my photos and art, still nature for egzample. Peace!
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FreistaatAuthor
Thank you! I have already noticed your art and endorsed it 😉 It’s good to see new users here who post original stuff.
Planet Rium
Freistaat, YES!! I see there is not so many original authors here. Does Sola have some system of originality verification? Do U know sth about this? :)
FreistaatAuthor
Planet Rium, unfortunately there isn’t any verification process.
🚀 Josh
Very very cool.
FreistaatAuthor
Thank you! 🙏
Chrisp
Wonderful! It made me think of the rpg traveller and my first read German sf author Hans Kneifel and his Raumpatrouille Orion which also was a German TV series.
FreistaatAuthor
He was one of the Perry Rhodan authors too!
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