Friday, December 14, 2007

Vaggelis Vekios, drummer, for the magazine GALERA

This is the story. They called me up from the magazine for the portrait with the interview with Vaggelis Vekios. I do not know of him, but he is famous drummer in Greece. They send me few portrait photographs and the interview. No usable key words in the text. No photograph of the man playing. Deadline- 2 days. What should I do to make it interesting? Make his portrait on a drum? No. Try to make him playing the instrument using some other musician's photo as a reference? - But what if he has some characteristic style of playing - holding the sticks - that I do not know about? ...Finally, I remembered the red calligraphic image I made previously. These unreadable letters do create a sense o0f rhythm and red is energy... Here's the final result.

And here are the stages and variations. Making copy of stages of work and making an animation of it usually produces nice results.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Calligraphy x 3 - Latin letters, Greek Alphabeth, and Cyrillic

The word Calligraphy written in 3 languages. I am familiar with all of these...and it creates a mess in my head, as on this I said, I am an immigrant...

Pen on paper and playing with it in photoshop afterwards.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Ideal Male

Illustration for the Esquire, Greek edition. Article about the ideal male. Woman's taste for men who are good providers and husbands the usual days changes towards "mucho" men during the days when she is fertile. Also,the research found out that the taste for different man's attributes has a big range. Some women like hairy chest, some hate it...

I want to a local toystore to take fotos of Barbies, and I had to buy one to rip her clothes off and photograph her in this pose.

Pen and ink, and photoshop.