Sunday, December 19, 2010

Near Future

On tuesday the 21st of Dec there is one great exhibition taking place at the center of Athens. The name of the exhibition is: SUSPENDED MOMENTS. The recent works of Mr. Costas Lakis would be showcased till the 22nd of January 2011.

You can check the link for the event:

or visit directly the site of the gallery:

Costas Lakis is one of my most important mentors in my life and my constant artistic development. I've met him before some years ago while I was doing my work placement as a junior art in an ad agency. He was my creative director at that moment and the person who helped me learn to love all the mess my mind constantly had been due to the overdose of information i was taking from work, school, books and generally life. He even encouraged me to transform this mess in images or words and in a way He is the one that showed me the way for developing my love for image making and fragments of words in my illustration as self expression and carrier.

He is a very good friend of mine and hope i will have the luxury to enjoy his friendship for the years that will follow.

He is a great poet, artist, painter, designer, scenographer, art lover, philosopher, day dreamer, theater writer and the most important a very special friend. I would be in his art exhibition opening on tuesday hoping to get new inspiration and refreshing breath for life.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Yesterday evening

Yesterday I attended at the opening event party of the Apples to Zebras e-shop. I was happy to meet lots of new people and get to know better some of the fellow designers who participate with their works too. I really enjoyed the works of Paul Sarz and I was really lucky to meet him personally. He is a very passionate and delicate craftsman and his delicate jewels seem to get life from his own cabinet of beautiful curiosities.

You could check with your own eyes at:

or just click in the accessories at Apples to Zebras and see some of his unique creations:

Friday, December 17, 2010

meth hatter the missing preview image crop

I forgot to put a preview so i do it now. I am constantly changing direction about this image so i will put the first draft detail and try to finish the actual thing.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Great News: Apples to Zebras

Apples to Zebras is a project by the Athens based agency "the design shop".
Following our belief that good design should be accessible, we have gathered a fine selection of books, prints and design items.

Hey Great News today! Apples to Zebras goes live Today!!!

I am very happy and proud because 4 of my favorite images have been chosen and can be found in Apples to Zebras. They are sold as High quality digital prints on fineart paper VERONA. Limited edition of 50 copies, numbered and signed by me! Dimensions: 21 x 29.5 cm.
Anyone who is interested can directly order them from Apples to Zebras!!!

Take time to check all other great works and items which are showcased and sold
through Apples to Zebras. They are created by some very talented and important Greek Designers and Artists.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Cut and Paste

Cut and Paste, originally uploaded by artyuppie.

I am making a flickr directory with my older illustrations for those who haven't see them before. I will upload them in the following days in the older illustrations folder. Check them if you like. This is a sample of an older illustration.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dolls are not only for kids

This is part of an image I made for a friend.
I liked it a lot and thought I could share it with you.
I might comeback with more dolls in the future.

Monday, April 12, 2010

run little girl!

I am working on an image of a girl in danger.
It will end-up in a scene.
I just want to keep track of some of the steps.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

My happy side of sketching

You know how much i like pens and markers most of the time when I don't try to draw something serious i like to make happy little people. This is a random sketch I did recently.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Beautiful Ugly

Researching and illustrating new trends.
Image in progress.

The consequences of a liar

It was produced almost unconsciously and helped me develop a series of other illustrations of persons in danger or need. I now try to focus more in situations rather than persons which is difficult cause my view of things is very fragmentary. My graphic design background haunts me still.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sorry Frida

It's an older illustration, a mixture of everyday activity and commentary, something which I love to do. I am emotionally attached with this image. It is made with traditional drawing.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sad girl with secret powers

A digital illustration drawn and painted in photoshop.