Donnerstag, 30. April 2009

"The Liongirl" (Detail)

A detail of the painting which I straight work. I will show the worksteps
of this new painting in a later post here.
Oil on Masonit (Pavatex)

Mittwoch, 29. April 2009

"The witch" (1976)

My older works has often their good and sometimes also their less good sides!
As Children even should to be...
I like the power of the red color in this older work from me.
Oil on board. 1976

Dienstag, 28. April 2009

"Ivan Aivazovsky" (1817-1900)

The russian painter Ivan Aivazovsky was master of
the atmospheric staging and loved the sea. More here.

Montag, 27. April 2009

Exhibition"Albert von Keller"

The Kunsthaus Zürich will exhibit paintings by
Albert von Keller
(1844-1920), a Swiss native who was a co-founder
of the Munich Secession. He has painted some remarkable
"Femmefatales" like John Singer Sargent. More here.

Sonntag, 26. April 2009

"The Silverdragon" (Elizabeth A. Lynn)

A further illustration for "The Silverdragon" by Elizabeth A. Lynn.
Published in german language.
Pencil on Paper

Samstag, 25. April 2009

"Lizardwoman" (The Inkwork)

The inkwork from Lizardwoman that I have show
colored in a older post.
Ink and Japanbrush on bristol, DIN-A3

Freitag, 24. April 2009


Some days ago I made a walk and carried my Photograph
with me. Nice clouds stands on the sky. But then crossing two
colors my way. And this colors stoods "complementary" to each other?
And even the beveragebottle and the small umbrella were like sisters!
The water in the bottel was surely once in a cloud in the sky (scientific
seen!) and perhaps is already once dripped on the umbrella?

Donnerstag, 23. April 2009

"Albrecht Altdorfer" 1480-1538

This painting from Altdorfer was for me as a 10 years old boy an icon.
At that time we lived in "Kaltbach" Luzern, a small farmer village, a
rural Paradies. My parents had subscribed a Weekendmagazine and therein
had it these large poster of the classical art. Naturally I did not know at that
time that Altdorfers picture was "classic art". As a boy I was just enthusiastic
of the many figures in its shining armours, what suggested my fantasy enormously.
I hung it to the wall of my bedroom beside the indianpictures which I
have paint with pencilcolors. I can say that this Altdorfer was like an Big Bang
for my way to become an artist. More about Altdorfer here.
Albrecht Altdorfer - "The Battle of Alexander at Issus"
Limewood panel, 158.4 x 120.3 cm
Alte Pinakothek Munich, Germany

Mittwoch, 22. April 2009

"Cleopatra" for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Each moment the archaeologists stands shortly before to discover the grave
of Cleopatra, thus whe can read in every newspapers since a week!
Here my version of Cleopatra 2008 which I created for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.
The stonerelief left shows Cleopatra with her son "Caesarion".
The father is Julius Caesar. More information about Cleopatra here.
And here. Digital work, 2008

Dienstag, 21. April 2009

"John Martin" (1789-1854)

Years ago I have see originals from John Martin in the Kunsthaus Zurich
and found them very impressive! More here.

Montag, 20. April 2009


Where whe find color inspirations for paintings?
Completely simple: In each daily newspaper they have a lot
of colorpallets, you must just find it! For example an oiltankdesaster
can become a symphonie from red and grey (if you displaces the terrible
of the picture or place it on the head).

Sonntag, 19. April 2009

"Nordic Warrior" (sketch)

Bild hinzufügen

Pencil on paper, around 1981, 30 x 42 cm

Samstag, 18. April 2009

"The Fly"

Some of my paintings became published as covers. A Fantasywriter made it
possible. Unfortunately not completely unselfishly: "Good boy, as thanks I
keep your Originals!" And the payment was lausig...
I like the composition and the colors. Maybe I paint it again in a new version with a better figure.

Oil on canvas, published 1981

Freitag, 17. April 2009

"King Martun Hal" (Elizabeth A. Lynn)

King Martun Hal is the bad guy in the shortstory from Elizabeth A. Lynns "The Silverdragon"
which I have drawn for the german SF- and Fantasy-Magazine "Pandora".
Pencil on paper, 2007

Donnerstag, 16. April 2009

"Egyptian Queen"

A further example of my older work. "Egyptian Queen", watercolor on paper, 1981

Mittwoch, 15. April 2009

Cleopatra (Watercolor)

Just a little experiment...
One of my older works.

Pen and ink, watercolor, befor 1982

Dienstag, 14. April 2009

By Maloja, Bergell

Every year, in autumn, I must go in the "Bergell"
in upper Engadin, one of the most beautiful
places in Switzerland. Near by the Castle Belvedere (Maloja) I have paint a watercolor
from the "Piz Rossi" in one afternoon. It was
a hot day and I was feeling like a smaragdlizard in the sun.
Bild hinzufügen

Montag, 13. April 2009


Ink on paper, colored in photoshop

Sonntag, 12. April 2009

Exhibition: The Indianpainter Karl Bodmer (1809-1893)

Swiss artist Karl Bodmer was still young when he joined an adventurous 19th century expedition trough the American West, in search of vanishing indigenous cultures. Read more here.
And here.

Samstag, 11. April 2009

Michelangelo, Illustration for the "Neue Zürcher Zeitung"

Each month I draw a Portrait for the magazin
"Folio" for the "Neue Zürcher Zeitung".
Photoshop, Painter and pencilcolors.

Freitag, 10. April 2009

Vrenelis Gärtli

Vrenelis Gärtli
The "Glärnisch" has a cubical eastern drest covered with snow,
called Vrenelis Gärtli. The following legend exists abaout this
mountain: Formerly the crest of the mountain was a garden
with several rich Alps, which belonged to a herdsman who had a
daughter named Vreneli. She married a poor young man, whose
mother visited the newlywed couple occasionally. But, if the
mother-in-law came, she was always treated by the arrogant
daughter disdainfully. In order to show their wealth, the people
Vreneli built stairs of much cheese. And as once again the mother-
in-law was treated badly and returned humiliated to the valley, she wished that the cheese would become stone and for the proud daughter to be humiliated.
That happened and the whole property with eternal snow was covered shortly thereafter.
Illustration by Wilhelm Roegge

Donnerstag, 9. April 2009

The Kingdom of Laurin

A legendary swiss mountain
is the "Glärnisch" by Glarus.
Nature is the greatest inspirator!
Each helicopter can be a flying
And who knows if the people of
King Laurin lifes there?

Mittwoch, 8. April 2009

"The Fearless"

The landscape background is a place in
the swissmountains by Glarus. Like the boy in
the painting I looked up into a damp rock pit.
I saw in my imagination above me an enormous
Mountain-Salamander coming down. Probably I
am the only wanderer in the world that made
photos of this rocks?

Watercolor on paper, 2008
pen and ink (sepia/bister)

Dienstag, 7. April 2009

"The Fearless" (sketch for the watercolor)

A draft for the watercolor "The Fearless"
which I will show in my next post.
Pencil on paper
(Schleicher&Schuell study block)

Montag, 6. April 2009

Mohawk with Long Rifle (sketch)

If i have an idea to a painting, I start mostly with a sketch. In a second
step i create a correct study. "Mohawk with Long Rifle" is developed
directly with black ball-point on paper.

Sonntag, 5. April 2009

The Viking

I have painted "The Viking" more than twenty years ago. I like it mutch.
Oil on board, april 1978.

Donnerstag, 2. April 2009

Welcome to the first official website of artist and illustrator Pierangelo Boog.
At regular intervals i will show here new works of mine and of course some
of my older paintings
and drawings.
In 1982 i stopped working as a Fantasy-Artist to generate some income as a
science illustrator after my studies at the School of Art and Design of Zurich.
I have now returned to my "old roots"
in the field of phantastic illustration.
(More "about me" later on this place...).

My style, influenced by
N.C. Wyeth, Franklin Booth, Roy G. Krenkel, J. Allen St.John, Hal Foster
and Frank Frazetta,
makes me an "Oldschool-Illustrator".

Collectors of original art and editors are welcome to contact me at my
e-mail address: pierangelo@sunrise.ch

Thank you for visiting my digital gallery. Hope you enjoy it.