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! 

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Why I haven't posted anything in ages.

soooo I'm happy to say I have been very busy animating at work and also designing on a freelance project I am helping with for some peeps from my homeland! exciting stuff ahead!

I can't really share anything from the project but I cropped out this little image as a small sneak peek. :)

Also, for those of you that did not see this yet, I now have a Facebook page ....and please "follow" :D

over and out


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


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 :)