Tuesday, 18 March 2014

sneak peek!


I thought it was about time I share some of the finished work I was commissioned to do for a children's book illustration while I was freelancing last summer! I had so much fun working on this project and I have seriously learned so much! I would definitely love to work on another book illustration project in the future... I might even write my own children's book one day... who knows :)

I should also mention at this point the name of the book writer Kiriaki Sampatakaki who is super talented and easy to get along and work with! 

(The book is in Greek so apologies to my non-Greek speaking friends...although you could get a dictionary and try it out.. :D) staying tuned for the books realise! 

Saturday, 15 March 2014

2 dragons, 2 styles!

Can you guess which two artists' styles these dragon drawings are trying to imitate? :)

ps. this was super fun!

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Saturday, 1 March 2014

The Librarians.


This happened today... It was super fun to draw! I tried to keep an interesting line up between the characters and demonstrate their different personalities. I also found my new favourite photoshop brush :D

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Πειρατές!

OMG, I am so very tired! February has been super busy. I am learning so many new things at work, working on the 9th Grade Ninja and I am also trying to make some time to work on storyboards for a friend's site project. On top of that I am taking a character design course and my brain feels like it's about to explode at the end of every day! 

For now, here's a pirate WIP that I am hoping to finish soon :)

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Shape Language class on CGMA. its been fun! :)

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

I was lucky enough to be featured on the Friday Illustrated site. I was interviewed by the lovely Miruna and I must say she did a great job! I tried to answer the questions as best and honest as possible, so people who read it can hopefully benefit from it.. Thank you Miruna, this was fun! :)

To check out the interview click on the link below

Sunday, 26 January 2014

project Ρήγαινα

Weekend doodles for a little site project I'm thinking of starting. I'm not sure whether I want to actually do something with it but the idea has been stuck in my mind for a while and I can't get rid of it unless I start putting a few things on paper. Or it might end up being another idea that never got developed...we shall see :) 

Thursday, 12 December 2013

30 minute speed paintings

               
speed paintings for a daily speed painting group I've recently joined. a few themes come up everyday, you pick one and have 30 minutes to complete a painting from scratch, no photo textures or photographs are allowed (unless its just for reference). You can join the group here Daily Spitpaint :)

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Generalised Anxiety Disorder: The Monster Within


This is a post about myself and my anxiety/depression experience. Happens to a lot of us right? Well it gets to me all too often. Saying that, I am feeling strong and I am learning to cope with this other side of Katerina. As artists we learn to embrace our life struggles and withdraw inspiration from them, the best way to fight while staying active and motivated! 

Have a nice, relaxing day :)

Thursday, 28 November 2013

eh...



I call this beauty "Nudist Old Lady Tasting Soup". Created for the awesome Boulder Media Blog under the theme of Subcultures. Also this is my first ever GIF, yay :D

I do a lot of these weird little sketches lately. Sketches drawn from observation but driven more towards character and stylisation. I guess they are little tests and exercises, trying to escape the realistic and discover a more unique approach towards observational sketching, thinking about shape, form and technique, not being too afraid of drawing 'ugly'. This approach might hopefully take me somewhere new and exciting when it's more developed.