David Schmelling

David Schmelling - Designer Tick

Stahnsdorf, Germany

I focus my work mainly on the genres Fantasy and Science Fiction, which may also include Horror or Adventure genres.

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I'm an illustrator and concept-artist, looking for new opportunities to network and to offer my services to clients in the industry. I am experienced in sketching, drawing, painting (traditionally and digitally), matte painting and coloration. Although I graduated as a communication designer in 2008, I have focussed my skills on illustration and concept design (character creation, environments and scenery for different media such as video games, books and more). I am always open for negotiation and learning quickly in order to provide solutions for the client's projects. If there are any questions please contact me and I will respond as quickly as I possibly can.
Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fantasy
Horror
Science Fiction

Work experience

Illustration and Conceptart (Freelance)

Freelance
September, 2010 – Present (over 8 years)

Creating, illustrating and designing characters, environments, scenery and more for projects of my clients, as well as helping out with the plot and worldbuilding if requested.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Era of Undying

Emilie Knight

There hasn’t been a Blood Warrior for decades. Everyone assumed they were extinct and couldn’t return. Turns out they were just in hiding. Pen chose to revert back to her nomadic life after the death of her family. Life was always safer that way, away from people. Now she’s been caught and odd occurrences have been happening in Ichorisis. People are surviving horrible injuries and illnesses th... read more

There hasn’t been a Blood Warrior for decades. Everyone assumed they were extinct and couldn’t return. Turns out they were just in hiding. Pen chose to revert back to her nomadic life after the death of her family. Life was always safer that way, away from people. Now she’s been caught and odd occurrences have been happening in Ichorisis. People are surviving horrible injuries and illnesses th... read more

Wild Boys of the Swamp (English Edition)

Jery tillotson, Jason Fury

From swamp lust - to swamp fury! Dark Oaks Art Colony slumbers beneath the sultry, Alabama sun--until dynamo Sunny St. James roars in from his sensational Broadway appearance to write his memoirs. His golden looks and dazzling charisma enchants the twenty-one male artists and musicians who battle for his attention. But someone doesn't want him there and at the end will Sunny and his new found ... read more

From swamp lust - to swamp fury! Dark Oaks Art Colony slumbers beneath the sultry, Alabama sun--until dynamo Sunny St. James roars in from his sensational Broadway appearance to write his memoirs. His golden looks and dazzling charisma enchants the twenty-one male artists and musicians who battle for his attention. But someone doesn't want him there and at the end will Sunny and his new found ... read more

The Chronicles of Dragon: Special Edition (Series #1, Books 6 thru 10)

Craig Halloran

Welcome to the world of NALZAMBOR ... Nath is a special warrior. He is a man destined to be a dragon…Ravaged by war, Nalzambor needs it’s hero. The once vibrant world filled with peace and beauty is collapsing underneath the crushing boots of the Armies of Barnabus. Fear and disorder rule. High Priestess Selene sends out her forces to shut the menace, Nath Dragon, down. Her dragons, draykis, s... read more

Welcome to the world of NALZAMBOR ... Nath is a special warrior. He is a man destined to be a dragon…Ravaged by war, Nalzambor needs it’s hero. The once vibrant world filled with peace and beauty is collapsing underneath the crushing boots of the Armies of Barnabus. Fear and disorder rule. High Priestess Selene sends out her forces to shut the menace, Nath Dragon, down. Her dragons, draykis, s... read more

The Chronicles of Dragon: Special Edition (Series #1, Books 1 thru 5)

Craig Halloran

#1 International Bestselling SeriesWelcome to the world of NALZAMBOR ... Nath is a special warrior. He is a man destined to be a dragon. In order to become a dragon, he must save the dragons. For countless years Nath has been on a quest to become a dragon, but his meddling with the other races tends to get in the way. The way of men is not the way of Nath Dragon his father has warned him. Yet,... read more

#1 International Bestselling SeriesWelcome to the world of NALZAMBOR ... Nath is a special warrior. He is a man destined to be a dragon. In order to become a dragon, he must save the dragons. For countless years Nath has been on a quest to become a dragon, but his meddling with the other races tends to get in the way. The way of men is not the way of Nath Dragon his father has warned him. Yet,... read more

Askendum: Eine Weltraumoper in vier Akten

Deon R. Murczak

ASKENDUM: Die große Weltraumoper in vier Akten.Die nahe Zukunft. Während um Terra eine Schlacht tobt, wird inmitten des verwüsteten Planetensystems von Tau Ceti ein uraltes und mächtiges Artefakt gefunden. Vier Kristalle sind zu seiner Aktivierung nötig. Zwei Terraner, eine Xoheanerin und eine Malmanesin beschließen, sich gemeinsam auf die Suche zu machen, und werden auf ihrer abenteuerlichen ... read more

ASKENDUM: Die große Weltraumoper in vier Akten.Die nahe Zukunft. Während um Terra eine Schlacht tobt, wird inmitten des verwüsteten Planetensystems von Tau Ceti ein uraltes und mächtiges Artefakt gefunden. Vier Kristalle sind zu seiner Aktivierung nötig. Zwei Terraner, eine Xoheanerin und eine Malmanesin beschließen, sich gemeinsam auf die Suche zu machen, und werden auf ihrer abenteuerlichen ... read more

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Connor Gaymon

David was a pleasure to work with, especially with me being a first-time author. He replies within a reasonable time frame and always explains his reasoning for making certain design choices. He often shares many of the intermediate stages of development to allow for constant feedback, so any major revisions are done near the beginning of the collaboration. I hope to work with him on the cover...

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Connor Gaymon, March 2019


Chris Berkness

I love David's illustration. He has a real gift!

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Chris Berkness, November 2018


Chris Berkness

David did an amazing job with the cover/illustrations. He has an incredible gift and I look forward to working with him in the future. Not only is his product amazing, but he is very professional and timely with responses which is something I value.

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Chris Berkness, October 2018

David Schmelling

I'm glad that I have been able to come as close as possible to your imagined scenery with my visual approach. Cheers!

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jery tillotson

David Schmelling is solid gold. He easily surpassed all of my dreams of having an outstanding book cover and design. He was consistently positive and energetic which cheered me up immensely when I felt low. When i requested a few changes here and there, he eagerly followed by suggestions. His correspondenc was always informative as well as entertaining and exuded much charm and intelligence. I...

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jery tillotson, September 2018

David Schmelling

It has been an honour to work with you, Jery. I am looking forward to a long lasting business relationship, just let me know if there is something new you need illustrations for and stay in touch.

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James Mitchell

Great to work with. Goes above and beyond what you need. Fantastic results. If your looking for art, regardless of the form, or it's use. This is the man you need to create it for you.

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James Mitchell, June 2018

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