photo of paul kolvenbach illustrator and concept artist from köln germany
Paul Kolvenbach

My name is Paul Kolvenbach and I paint, draw and sketch. I’m a freelancer from Cologne in Germany. In 2015 I graduated as a graphic designer with diploma. I work as a concept artist and illustrator in the entertainment industry since then. I also teach „2D Graphics“ in the area of „Game Art and Design“ at the HBK in Essen.

My girlfriend Annika is a freelance designer and wedding photographer. Together we travel the world. We are on our endless quest for new and original inspiration.

Please have a look at my portfolio and the services I offer. If you want to get to know me, let’s meet for a coffee!

epicsauerkraut studio

Next to being an artist I develop digital games. Epicsauerkraut is an indie game studio based in Cologne Germany. The studio focuses on visually attractive and minimalistic hypercasual games for mobile. I’m the founder of the studio and I’m responsible for the taste of the games.


I post personal sketches and paintings regularly on my instagram. It’s my small digital sketchbook.

Portrait Café

One minute portraits to-go by Claus Daniel Herrmann and me.


Since 2015 I organize the weekly Sketch’n’Slurp meeting in Cologne. We sketch, draw and drink.



carefully handpainted by paintpaul