Monday, March 3, 2014

Logos

It's refreshing to do different things once in a while. This time it was a logo.


...and some color variations from my talented friend Artemis Tsagari:



Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Bachelor film promotional material

I am officially a graduate from The Animation Workshop!! It all happened last Friday, when we got our diplomas.

So since my year's bachelor films - except from ours - are out (Go check em out!), I thought I'd share some of the press kit material I worked on.


Note: The color palette was provided by the director, Johan Steen. The character design was a collaborative effort between the team members. The execution is mine.


Stay tuned for updates about the release of our film. It's looking beautiful!








Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Character designs

These were done a while ago, and they were part of 3 posters that were done together with my talented designer friend Artemis Tsagari . It took me some time to upload, because I wanted to do some adjustments for the first design. Hope you dig! :)

 

 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Girls, girls, girls

I'm alive!

Sorry for the lack of posts, it's due to laziness i admit it... I think this post will make the guys that visit this blog happy (i hope)!

So, news so far... Internship at Cartoon Saloon was awesome, people there are very friendly! I was lucky enough to work on Song of The Sea!
I recently came back to Greece and i worked a bit on another project that the studio is working on, which is called "The Prophet". It's also looking beautiful, but unfortunately i can't show anything, so you'll have to wait.
Now i'm doing my own stuff and preparing for the next gig.


Recently, i've been studying Masters of Anatomy and today i got on a girl-drawing spree.I should be doing animations for my portfolio instead...
Tried a variety of styles. First 3 drawings are from playmate Raquel Pomplun. The other ones, in order of appearance are Greek tv persona Elena Papavasileiou and dancer Maria Antimisari. Not that you'll find any likeness, but just mentioning the inspiration.
Apologizing for the crappy image quality from my scanner, drawings are losing a lot and i probably have to make a digital pass if i wanna put the in my portfolio..







Friday, May 10, 2013

Cartoon Saloon



I was initially going to post artwork, as i mentioned in my previous post, but i got some awesome news from Ireland, three days ago.
Got accepted as an intern at this cool studio called Cartoon Saloon and i'll be starting in July!! I'll probably-hopefully- be working on this beautiful feature film those guys are producing, called Song of The Sea .

So hyped, can't wait to start and get to know all the great talent working for the film already!! Woohooo!!!

Gotta say that i owe a lot to my amazing school, The Animation Workshop, and the beautiful former students that have been at Saloon, that kept it real for us!


For my friends in Greece and abroad: I'll be accepting visits in Kilkenny during the summer 8-D

Friday, April 26, 2013

My new addiction

...is Breaking Bad.
I'm always reluctant to try watching new tv series. But after i start, i can't stop. Happened with Game of Thrones, Fringe, Deadwood, Walking Dead.



In case you don't recognize the girl on the right, that's Kim Kardashian. She's in Greece these days by the way. At the magic island of Santorini, which i haven't managed to visit yet...


Hope you enjoy! 
Gonna update with my life lately in the next post. It will also come these days. 

Cheers

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Croquis + travel sketches

Came back to Greece for the Easter break in Denmark. Here are some sketches from my looooong trip (last image as  you can guess)




Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sacheen Littlefeather

Here's a small story that inspired me to draw this page, yesterday:

Marlon Brando won an Oscar for his performance in Godfather in 1973. Instead of appearing at the ceremony himself to receive the award, Sacheen Littlefeather represented him and instead of accepting the Oscar, she gave a small speech. This way Brando protested against the treatment of Native Americans by the film industry.
Whether or not this is the real reason behind his not accepting the Oscar, what this girl (who was/is actually a civil rights activistdid can only be admired. Imagine a Native American giving a speech in front of an audience full of whites...


I used traditional media (pencils and markers) and had some (not so) happy accidents with Brando's face. Came out too...burnt :D








Side note: I always heard that Brando was a great actor, but i never got to see films from his young age. Here's a great piece of acting that i discovered recently from The Wild One. I don't remember seeing anything like it before:






Greece i miss you...

Saturday, February 9, 2013

HVID

Υο! Been a long time since i last posted anything animation wise..

This is a project i worked for a month in October, at the Film School in Copenhagen together with animation direction students. I apologize for the lack of subtitles, but i'll make an attempt to explain what it is about:

Timeframe: Around 1920's. An expedition is set to explore the Arctic. (If i remember correctly) after an accident on the ship, the captain (blue guy) and a sailor (red guy) are the only survivors. They have very little food left. The captain is trying to manipulate the sailor into serving his interests, but in the end things get out of hand...

The bodies are motion captured, and we had to animate the faces and the hands. In one of the last shots, i had to do the body animation as well, since the motion capture data was lost. I think i will upload my shots on vimeo soon and put subtitles on those.

Hope you enjoy, even without subtitles!