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What if the monsters were the cute things being chased by Halloween itself, and by our avid consumption of them?
Return from The Far Side I was delighted to read that Gary Larson, creator of The Far Side … comic? was considering a return to the drawing board, right here in 2020. Or rather, a return to the digital tablet. I blundered into this world in 1987 on my first trip to the USA, buying […]
Another position I held in Milan, Italy, was with a commercial film production company. The post available was that of an Office Manager. It wasn’t exactly in step with my previous experience as a film school graduate and news video editor, but these same things made me compatible with the spirit of the company. For me, it was an opportunity to get my foot in the door and slowly take steps to achieve more relevant roles in film production, direction, or editing, thereafter.
My first media job was as a video editor working on news clips for the website of the Italian news agency, ANSA. I edited using Adobe Premiere Pro on the Milan premises of RealLife Television, the partner company which produced the news items for ANSA.
This reminded me of Milk CY, a film I created for the International Day Against Homophobia 2012, in Cyprus. This was two years before the first-ever Pride parade in Cyprus was organised, on 31 May 2014. I was doing volunteer work for Accept-LGBT Cyprus, at the time, and they asked me to create a video that was shown as part of a group exhibition which launched the IDAHO 2012 activities in the Cypriot capital.
Childhood memory Drawing animals is one of my strongest early childhood memories and when I started the character design for Yggy, I recalled a certain image. Fortunately, I still had the original reference; “The Ladybird Book of African Mammals“. Back to school One session in my refresher course “Drawing Skills” at what is now Greater […]
Playfulness and the exchange of creative stimuli came to the top and defined the way I want to engage with social media in a way that’s organic, fun and would help me and others keep growing and experimenting. I went back to my sketches and doodles and decided to turn them into digital posts that could be used as prompts to inspire other people too.
Project brief Wall art for children’s rooms. Commissioned by Wallpix Deliverables Artwork for print in a range of physical sizes, up to really quite large. Creative process One of several ideas for a range of artwork, the theme being Water Creatures. With some emphasis on a boy’s room, this great white shark character started with […]
Project brief Unicorn-themed wall art for children’s rooms. Deliverables Artwork for print in a range of physical sizes, up to really quite large. Creative process This commission is part of an ongoing stream of artwork for Wallpix. The open-ended nature of the initial brief (unicorns) is resulting in many projects under this umbrella, or rather […]