Sunday, 22 February 2015

Shoshona the barber trainee no.2

A short example of facial expressions for Shoshona. I'm finally getting a better understanding of who she is. More of these in the making! stay tuned! 

Monday, 16 February 2015

Shoshona, The Barber Trainee

Hi blog mates.  I know I have been pretty bad at posting things but I am just too busy working on toooo many things at the moment! I am the worst person when it comes to prioritising and just choosing ONE thing to do at a time! I am probably too arrogant and naive thinking I can do more than I can actually handle.  This is something I need to work on as I find my work really needs to be more focused on one or two things instead of  the 5000 things I wish I could do.  

So, something to work on! Focus and prioritise! Don't go insane! 

ps. about the post: these are some early sketches and poses from the latest project I am working on at home and for the recent Character Design course I am taking. 

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Schiele Pirate

My entry for the Character Design Challenge Facebook page. kinda last minute but I made it before the deadline for January :) influenced by the sketches of Schiele. 


Saturday, 27 December 2014

Trying out some interior environment sketching to go with my exterior -western themed- thumbnails, and here's an example below.
I am still playing around trying to figure out the best way to plan out my ambient and key lights which is why I'm keeping the environment fairly simple for the time being. So many different things I need to constantly remind myself over and over again, even the simplest and most straight forward design and painting principle turns into an intellectual complication and even the references I use make each piece feel like a labyrinth. What and Why and How underline each idea and line and brushstroke. Note to self:  Practise makes better...

oh and Merry Christmas blogosphere! :)

Monday, 3 November 2014

work in progress.

hi! here's some work from week02. A second page of thumbs and currently trying to refine one of the thumbs a bit more. I chose a composition I liked best from week01. let's see where this is going in week03... stay tuned

Sunday, 26 October 2014

the good, the bad and the 1,2,3 perspective point

Hello blogosphere. Here's parts of the work I did for my week01 assignment for this Environment Design class. I am sort of a beginner when it comes to creating environments from scratch so be kind..or else!! :D 

But boy, this class is a challenge! especially for someone working full time, I hope I can actually complete the whole course without having to pull all-nighters...

oh and when it comes to my thought process while I'm working on these assignments it's goes like this: ''ok, I can do this. 4 evenings should be enough for the homework right?.....ahhhh no!! focus Katerina! he said to also have 3 point perspective examples...ok 3 point, thats perspective with three points..ok...why is this looking fucked up?? oh right, the Cone Of Vision rule...its outside the cone of vision.. i still don't get this composition....fuck you cone of vivion, I wish you die! fuck you too rule of thirds!! and you golden ratio!! oooohh now that's a sexy looking rock! good job me! hellooooo rock!! wait whats the focal point in this thumbnail again?? it is not supposed to be the rock! ok lets tone down that rock. I think I deleted three layers... oh well. was that supposed to be a wind mill?? well not any more its a water tower now...apparently..I need sleep. Magnus make coffee. ...please.'' etc, etc, etc. 

Fun times. Bye.  :)

Friday, 10 October 2014


Flaming-yo. for the 4forfun character design Facebook page. the theme for the week is hip hop. the silhouette is kinda messed up but I enjoyed working with shapes again :)

p.s we finally got our cintiq and it is SO AWESOME. a great investment for digital artists, I  definetely recommend it.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

its a sketchbook life for us!

my sketchbooks are turning into one big messy pile, I keep loosing them or changing into new ones and then returning to my old half-filled ones etc etc. so tonight I went through a couple of them and selected a few observational doodles I liked...well most of them started as observational and then turned into something of my own interpretation (because it's my sketchbook and I can draw whatever I want so back off!) goodnight! :D

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Boulder t-shirt competition

I designed this for the Boulder Media crew, t-shirt competition. I know it seems a bit random but it was so much fun to draw! I focused on the silhouette and shapes of the design the most because I wanted to keep it really graphic and simple, something more appropriate for an actual t-shirt print.

I hope my fellow Boulder-ians like it :)

On another note, I am in Cyprus for a couple of weeks for my summer holiday. back at work soon, but for know I am enjoying the sun and heat! yesss you want to be in Cyprus during the summer :)

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Penny Dreadful, sketch no.2

Another character sketch from the Penny Dreadful series. Mr Ethan Chandler, the American with a dark past.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Penny Dreadful evening sketch

One of my favourite Penny Dreadful characters. I give you Miss Vanessa Ives, mysterious and bad ass!! more characters to come!

Sunday, 29 June 2014

L L L L L L ife drawing!

Life drawing from some time ago, in Dublin. Bottom ones are 30 sec - 1 minute poses. the top ones are 15-20 minutes long. It was about time I posted some traditional drawing for a change! I hope you like it, cos I totally had a lot of fun drawing these, although I am feeling rusty since my time at uni.

until the next one then!