Thursday, December 1, 2011

Its going

I have been working two bigger projects that I am getting really excited about. One being my master thesis, the other being that this winter I will be in larger group show or is it smaller? It will be with some of my closest talented friends in the WWA Gallery. Here is a small peak at the miniature hats and mittens I have been knitting. I have stock piled with wool and am knitting my hearts content.

Some old news that I forgot to post with all the traveling I have been doing. My piece from Gallery 1988's Bill Murray Tribute show.
Life Aquatic, naturally.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Winter Walter

Making new things.
I have lived in Southern California for most of my life. Cold weather is not something I am so familiar with. Last winter was a little rough for me, now living in a country where you actually have to wear winter coat. So in preparation for the cold I have made a companion.

Winter Walter: warm weather wisher. His mother was a yeti but no one is quite sure what his father was. He is dressed right for the winter months and you pull his tail he plays some music for a calming journey. He is for sale. Feel free to contact me if you are interested: Dbuerli at

Monday, September 19, 2011


Back to drawing after a a nice break. Here are the results:

The Video Game Show at Gallery 1988 opened on the 16th. Here is a full view.
It is avalible at the online shop.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


With the to do list thining I had some time for a long overdue revamp of my website

Some old projects...

So, this means I can either go on vacation or start a new project... I am up to do a collaboration with someone.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Not a donkey

I am a really big fan of the "King of Kong" documentary so I made a Donkey Kong for the upcoming Gallery 1988 video game show.
September 16th in Venice. More later

Ps... I found this about the last show. I am one of the first 3D artist mentioned.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Working Summer

I worked on some more animations for swisscom in the past couple months. Here is one of them.

There have been so many projects this summer. Here is a new piece I did for the WWA Gallery in Culver City for their "Curiosity Cabinet"

It is called "Pining". If you are interested in it for sale at WWA Gallery.

And lastly, I have been working on designing characters and costumes for Himmelfahrtskommando a film directed my good friend Dennis. I have been drawing, organizing, buying, sewing for the past months and we are finally shooting. I have been on and off set for the past couple week have it has been amazing. Here is one on the characters Fiona.
I am so happy with all the crew and support we have gotten for the movie. It is going to be really amazing.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Lighten up

So Crazy For Cult is up again. This year.... I made a rabbit. Well "Bunny Darko". His eye lights up when you put his paws together. See him live.
Sunday July 10th
Gallery 1988 Melrose

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Terrra Obscura

Exhibition & Untimely Event

...June 18, 2011
7pm - Midnight

$5 at the door

112 N. Oxford. Los Angeles. 90004

This show is going to be amazing filled with really talented people and it is only up tonight! It was all organized by an art collective called the Upper 600s. Truly wonderful and dedicated people. 
Here is my piece:

I put together this Luzern swan it is called "Weather or not".  It has a barometer on his back so you can tell if it going to rain. I feel birds know these things a lot better than I do. I never seem to bring an umbrella on the right days. I knit him a little sweater neck to keep him warm and had a little too much fun with the decorative stitching (at least I am not using sequins anymore).

Monday, June 13, 2011


It is done. My first making of video. Maybe a little cliche to have one but it was a really fun Saturday. It shows me making my piece for the Crazy for Cult Show, drinking tea and hanging around in my flat... The show won't be up until July 10th but I was just too excited to wait that long to share it.

I hope you like it....

Sunday, June 12, 2011

At home Atelier

I spend most of my time working at home... I started a project this weekend showing how I work at home. I am really excited about it.

On other news, the Wet Hot American Summer show looks like it went really well. I read an article about it in the  Huffingtonpost. There is some nice picture of all the pieces in the article, including mine. All the pieces are for sale at

Friday, June 3, 2011

Wet and Hot

I wanted to avoid posting the whole picture but it is already posted on FunnyorDie... Why not right?
So... Be there,  June 10th (that's NEXT FRIDAY) Gallery 1988 in Venice, it looks like a lot cool people are going, and I know the art will be amazing. Go and tell me what I missed.

Inventory of resources

Getting started on projects is really hard after the initial lust and inspiration have run out. After a start and stop of almost 6 months now I can finally start drawing on my thesis. But now... nothing. I have decidedly organized myself and going through every art supply I have to see what will suit me best, as seen above...
A first look of stuff from "Lost at Sea". I am also collecting quotes from book printers if anyone has recommendations.

Friday, May 27, 2011


I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Tanya Weiss on a job for SwissCom! I drew all the elements, and her team did the rest. here is the outcome:

Bea the Pharmacist using her smart phone

Her Pharmacy...

I think it turned out great. Oh and you can watch it in french too.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Swan tales, woohoo

Spring in Luzern means there are swans everywhere. Sitting around making a fuss. I can't get over how strange their necks are. I went on a walk along the lake and drew some.
I happen to catch one sitting on her nest. Baby swans are ridiculously cute.

As expected, after watching these creatures... I wanted one. So I made one for the up coming Upper Six Hundreds show on June 18th. It is going to be filled with amazing talented people.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Not really and an American Summer

A sneak peak from my piece that I am shipping today for the "Wet Hot American Summer" Art Show at Gallery 1988. They have a new location in Santa Monica, which means everyone on the westside should check it out. So the show opens
Friday, June 10th from 7-10PM.
I will post more later... no need to show it all now.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

For Sale

I recently found out that two of the three animals I made for the Seattle Plush You show are now available through the Schmancy online shop.

 The took some new pictures and wrote some lovely things in addition to the bios I gave them. So I would be pleased to find them a home. Remember the old post about them?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Cows seemed to be roaming around in every green area bigger than my bathroom... So I sat in the shade and drew some genuine Swiss cows.

A big thank you to everyone that has let me interview them or has sent one in. I am would still love to talk to more people if that is possible. I am writing my master thesis on the sketchbook and am really interested in how different artist use/view them. If you have time to chat.. send me a mail: Dbuerli at

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spring time

It is finally warm enough to sit outside and draw. Everything is so green, it has been waiting to make its move. Nothing like a warm afternoon in the park. Here are the results:

Sunday, April 17, 2011


This was a busy week in Luzern. There was the Fumetto Comic Festival....YAY!
I was lucky enough to attend a workshop taught by Jerome Mulot , an amazing french comic artist. Here are some of the results:

This was my favorite comic I drew this week. It was draw your sunday in three frames...
And of course the week could not end with out buying comics... So I had to get this one... hand printed... amazing.
And it the end I met many amazing people. I have extra prints of my final comic from the workshop. So the first 5 people who post they want one I will send one too.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I took a pigment class on Tuesday, which was really fun. We made some oilpaint and watercolor. It was all a lot easier than you might think. Powder pigment and then something to make it stick. These are the watercolors we ended up with... Which was pigment and gum of Arabic and some glycerin.  I got to take home a sample from everyone. I gave them all names... what could be better than naming colors?

Oh and I bought yellow carrots the other day at the store which I thought was really exciting. They were not unripe, they were just yellow.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Drinks and a Movie

A Shirt I designed for a Half Marathon in Santa Barbara, where you run through wine country, and from what it seems you get to drink wine afterwards. Registration is closed but there is more information on their site.  Anyone interested in a shirt can contact me.

On a second note I am really excited to working with Dennis Ledergerber on his next movie! Check out the Movie blog where he is posting about the progress so far. It is mostly in German but the video are fun to watch and you get to see what is about. Not to mention Dennis is pretty much amazing with the camera and it is all going to be set in the beautiful landscape of Switzerland. He is still looking for donations... hop to it.