Based just outside Hamburg, Eberhard has a design diploma, specializing in illustration, from the Fachhochschule für Gestaltung. Over the decades, he’s become a hugely experienced illustrator working with a range of media. All this knowledge puts him in an excellent position to advise clients on the best way to convey their message in pictures, and he has the talent to deliver.
His influences range from Bach and Händel through to Leonardo da Vinci and Hieronymus Bosch.
During his studies, Eberhard learned to paint in classical style and became proficient with the airbrush. Today, natural media techniques inform his approach to digital tools including Photoshop, Illustrator and 3D software.
Eberhard can work in a wide range of styles, from clean vector graphics through to detailed photorealism, and from pixel art to gorgeous, painterly brush strokes. Consulting closely with his client, he’ll develop the best style to use for the project at hand.
Question: What drew you to illustration/design? Eberhard: I´ve always wanted to draw. When I was little I took classes at the Hamburg Kunsthalle and applied for the studies of fine arts. But then I rather studied illustration and started working as a freelance artist right afterwards. Question: Where do you live? Eberhard: In Hamburg. Question: Can you describe your studio for me? Eberhard: I have a studio in a commercial building in Hamburg-Altona. On one side there is my desk filled with computers and on the other side is the analog side with the easel, palettes on the table and airbrush utensils. Question: What is your biggest inspiration? Eberhard: Art and painting of all centuries. Question: How do you get the best ideas? Eberhard: With intense research, quite often in the internet now. Question: What technique do you use? Eberhard: Digitally I work with 3D and a lot with photoshop and analog with airbrush, oil, acrylic and tempera. Question: Tell us about a favorite project you have recently completed. Eberhard: I quite like all my projects because I always learn from them by working myself into the theme. Question: Do you keep a sketchbook? Eberhard: Yes, several, but I hardly use them now. I did quite a lot when I still taught. Question: What are your hobbies? Eberhard: I don´t have any time for hobbies, of course :) Question: If you were not an illustrator, what would you be? Eberhard: A Painter. Question: If you could travel back in time, where would you go to? Eberhard: Quadrocentro, Italy. Actually I am quite happy in this century, we are very privileged in Europe at this time, with such a long stretch without any war. Question: What kind of music do you listen to? Eberhard: Renaissance music, Elisabethan music, Barock like Bach or Haendel operas, Noise, Grunge. Question: What is the funniest thing you have ever done? Eberhard: I am not funny at all. Question: If you won the lottery, would you still work as illustrator? Eberhard: No. Question: Do you collect anything? Eberhard: Pieces of scrap, rusty iron. Question: Do you have a favorite game? Eberhard: Chess, Carrcassone, Scip-Bo, Lara Croft, Collin Mcrae, MotoGP.