David Schmelling

David Schmelling - Designer

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
Action & Adventure
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fantasy
Epic Fantasy
Thriller & Suspense
Horror
Science Fiction
Space Opera

Work experience

Illustration and Conceptart (Freelance)

Freelance
September, 2010 – Present (about 9 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 (7 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

M-World

Stephen Flanagan

When Sam leaves Earth to try and make money for his family at the feared Tricium Mines, he is pulled into events far larger than he could possibly have imagined. A crash-landing on an unknown planet is only the beginning, and he finds himself caught between mind-controlled weapons, hostile robots, ancient civilisations, unimaginable riches and the charismatic head of a corporation that will st... read more

When Sam leaves Earth to try and make money for his family at the feared Tricium Mines, he is pulled into events far larger than he could possibly have imagined. A crash-landing on an unknown planet is only the beginning, and he finds himself caught between mind-controlled weapons, hostile robots, ancient civilisations, unimaginable riches and the charismatic head of a corporation that will st... read more

Dagger and Scythe: The Ichorian Epics Book 2

Emilie Knight

Dagger and Scythe spent good decade’s together, stalking human prey at night, and taking out the targets the god Maniodes deems worthy. With one hundred years under her belt, Scythe is comfortable in her ways, and takes incredible enjoyment of her skills. Dagger may be new to the undead order, but he’s relishing in the work. The two of them together set beautiful bonfires, with the occasional ... read more

Dagger and Scythe spent good decade’s together, stalking human prey at night, and taking out the targets the god Maniodes deems worthy. With one hundred years under her belt, Scythe is comfortable in her ways, and takes incredible enjoyment of her skills. Dagger may be new to the undead order, but he’s relishing in the work. The two of them together set beautiful bonfires, with the occasional ... 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

David has 8 reviews

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Nathaniel Beardsley
Working with David has been a great experience. He was very responsive and willing to make all sorts of minor changes I suggested. Even when I didn't have a very sure idea of what I wanted myself, he was able to come up with something that worked. If you're looking for a cover with original artwork, I would highly recommend.

Nathaniel Beardsley, May 2019


Emilie Lassaline
A delight to work with and talk to.

Emilie Lassaline, April 2019


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!

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.

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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