*The following post is full of artistic rant and nudity. You have been warned.*
Hello everyone! How are you doin’? It’s the second part of “Artistic worries”, our bimonthly series of articles dedicated to the various worries I have as an artist.
Fact 1: Most of my time the past two months goes to work on my book design activities. In particular, I have been working on a book related to the history of modern Greek Orthodox choir music. It is a very interesting subject, even for atheists, since one learns a lot about Greek culture the past decades. Given the opportunity, I wish to state something; it is not the nature of a book’s content that’s the graphic designer’s main challenge; as with most projects, it all comes down to how the writer and publisher wish to organize their work.
There are cases where the designer gets all of the book’s content, text and images, from the beginning, and starts putting things together, working alongside the rest of the “team”. Such cases are what I call heaven and are usually the simplest and fastest projects. Then, there are also those titles where the writer has yet to finish writing down at least 25% of the whole book, is not sure in what way he/she wants the book to look and, the worst of everything, he/she wishes to… “help” while the designer works on it. A recipe for disaster, I must say. But, eventually, things usually turn out well, or so we say.
Fact 2: I am in love with my tablet and I really want to make all sort of crazy stuff with her. That being said, I am thinking whether my work is good enough to open myself for commissions. If anyone wishes to, I’d really like to get some feedback.
Lets take a look at some of my recent work.
Jinmen (Devilman fanart)
The End of Devilman (Devilman)
The Two Princesses (Shoujo Kakumei Utena)
The Deformed Hero Miko-chan (Devilman)
Titan of Flesh (Shingeki no Kyoujin)
Miki dies (Devilman)
Homunculus: The Dwarf in the Flask (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Girls Love (part 1)
Girls Love (part 2)
You & my Ball Gag
Thank you for handling my ranting and I hope you like these fanarts. Wait for more to come.