My focus is on cartoon style illustrations, comics, and concept art. I love working with character driven stories and concepts; that is why I focus on these avenues of art. With Illustrations, the attempt is to capture a story or concept in one image, telling the tale without words. With comics, the artform is founded in narrative; the idea is to use sequential panels to carry the reader through a narrative. With concept art, even though you are capturing a character, I find the story behind the character is what brings it to life.
I produce pencils, inks and colors for sequential comics for both print and digital formats. My style of blending cartoon forms with a realistic rendering approaches creates a unique eye capturing look.
Stand alone powerful images designed to express stories, thoughts or complex concepts. Often used to capture the heart of a story, to captivate potential readers to dig deeper into a story, magazine or website.
Character design is all about creating unique personalities that bring a character to life. I like to focus on the story behind a character. Once you put youself into the shoes of your character, you give them thought...and life.
All images on this site are created by Klaus Shmidheiser (AKA Plaid Klaus LLC). I donít usually mind sharing artwork if Iíve given consent (especially if itís used for political protests) but always check with me first. Some artwork on the site is owned by clients and is used on this site for self-promotional purposes, so please check with me.
Plaid Klaus is copyright of the Plaid Klaus LLC. All original artwork rights are retained by the artist Klaus Shmidheiser