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Illustrator Dimos Stathis interview by Gournis

About you

-Location: Athens, Greece
-Primary media: Branding, Illustration, Packaging, Video
-Education: Technology of Graphic Arts at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens & Graphic Design Diploma at AKTO
-Major Illustration Projects: Editorial Illustration for Entertainment Weekly (EW) Magazine USA, Illustration Series for Ermis Awards 2016
The Calendar Series (concepts)
-Web site: cornstudio.gr
-Eshop: cornstudio.bigcartel.com

Questions: Panagiotis Gournis (gournis.gr)
Answers: Dimos Stathis (illustrator at Corn Studio )


-Gournis: Your influences?
-Dimos: I mostly get influenced by movies and music, not specific people, just feelings that other forms of art and everyday life give us. Of course I admire many artists/ painters from different art movements but I try to develop my own style which comes from rather experiences than people.

-Gournis: Skills do you wish you had been taught earlier in your career?
-Dimos: I wish I had the opportunity to have been involved with digital media earlier (I had not an e-mail account until 2008). Also, I wish I knew how to promote my illustrations and make a living from, earlier.

-Gournis: Tell us your best story from the field.
-Dimos:   As a Star Wars fan, waiting for the new movie, I was excited to illustrate about it. So I designed a series of my favourite Siths (I support the Dark Side) as a fan art project . Vassia and Ilias support the Jedi’s and they wanted me to design a Jedi as well. I told them that only if it was for a client I would drew something for the Light Side, so Vassia managed to bring a special christmas project for a client of ours with the most strict deadline ever so far, and so I illustrated “Yoda” in 16 hours. -Usually takes me about 40 hours to finish a single illustration with the style I’m experimenting lately-

-Gournis: We know you as creator, designer, and  also sell you art through here. What is the most delight and the most difficult part?
-Dimos: The most delightful part is that I do what I love and make a living from it. The most difficult part is trying to find new ways to promote my work. Internet helps a lot but it’s developing so fast that I always have to adjust to something new.
Professional life

-Gournis: What do you wish all clients knew?
-Dimos:I wish all clients knew that it takes time to do research on a project and it takes time to illustrate.
Also, trust is a big deal, but I know it also takes time to make someone completely trust you.

Way of giants

Am very impressed by this film. Perhpas more than anyting else in 2015.  Is a 2D hand drawn animated short film, with a wonderfull music, that deals with loss in a magical way. The film is entirely narrated by the music from a wooden flute, it will feel as one big musical ritual.

Way of Giants – The Story
The story follows Oquirá, a nine year old indigenous amazonian girl as she tries to change her inevitable destiny. In her journey she must learn to accept the cycle of life, and the difficulties that come with it.

Film is takes place in a forest of gigantic trees, where a tribe of natives live. They depend solely on nature, and specifically on these trees to survive.

One of the many things that they build from wood are the flutes that the tribe uses in their rituals. The children must learn how to carve these musical instruments out of branches from the trees. These are handed to the older members of the tribe to be used in the rituals.


A  film by Sinlogo Animation
produced, written and directed by ALOIS DI LEO
lead animation and character design TIAGO ROVIDA
cgi and background artist GABRIELA GOMES
executive producer LIA NUNES
editing and post production ALOIS DI LEO

Alice is that you?

Pay attencion on that:  Good Books is a non-profit organization that sells books and donates all profits to charity.

Plenty, (Mariano Farías and Pablo Alfieri), a bureau of young professionals with a strong passion for graphic design and mothiongraphics is proud to announce the launch of her ambitious project: “We Need to Talk About Alice,” a 3 minute short for  Good Books.
The original idea is by String Theory and music by Liquid Studio, Plenty joined the project with the puprose to create a new and unique version of Alice in Wonderland, for the celebration of the150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s classic novel.

Below is a sneak preview! (“We Need to Talk About Alice” launches October 2015).

Original idea String Theory
Music by Liquid Studio

A4man (Illustrator)

A4man actually is Adam Foreman illustrator, designer and animator who specialises in character design. You can find him in his primary field: games industry, where he work as illustrator and art director. A4man illustrations is a bit quirky, eye catching and full of movement and that’s why i really like his work.

Also made this quirky little animations, that publish in his blog: a4man.wordpress.com


Just about CMYK

A story about 3 ways to mix process colors. You don’t have to be a graphic designer to understand this little animation, all it takes is to have a printer, you know … that smelly little box with the outrageous price of its liquids, that your kid use for his drawing and never never never had ink inside when you really need it.

Directed by Fernán Graziano
Scripts: Fernán Graziano, Santiago Graziano, Miguel Cesti
Art Direction: Santiago Graziano / Gabriel Fermanelli
Character Design: Gabriel Fermanelli
Design: Santiago Graziano
Animation: Fernán Graziano
Sound Design: Fernán Graziano

Husky . St Joan

A beautifully hand and digitally animated video directed and Illustrated by Lucinda Schreiber, who creates animated music video titled ‘Saint Joan’  for Australian band Husky’s and their LP ‘Ruckers Hill’.

Schreiber, had broke the video into animated loops acording to the key lyrics in the song, in a two-dimensional style and frame-by-frame techigue with a tablet and stylus for draw each frame.

Directed and Illustrated by Lucinda Schreiber
Produced by Suzanne Kim

DOP: Tania Lambert

Lucinda Schreiber
Doe Rohan
Soobin Park
Kyra Bartley

Yanni Kronenberg

created for Husky’s single St Joan.

Tajemnica Góry Malakka

Inspired by the paintings of Fernando Botero, this short animation movie tell us the story of a plain crash and pilot six years old son, a really heavy smoker with a mind that never spleeps. One day decides to embark on a journey and find out what exactly happened with this plain crash and the death of his father. In this trip he will explore other people’s secrets … does it really have this wright?

DIRECTOR – Jakub Wroński
EDITOR – Jakub Wroński
SCRIPT – Justyna Nowak
MUSIC – Adrian Jakuć-Łukaszewicz, Miłosz Wośko
PRODUCER – Piotr Furmankiewicz, Mateusz Michalak


– Festival of Young Cinema “Piękni Dwudziestoletni” – Grand Prix
– Festival of Young Cinema “Piękni Dwudziestoletni” – Award for The Best Script
– Festival of Young Cinema “Piękni Dwudziestoletni” – Audiance Award
– Festival of Young Cinema “Piękni Dwudziestoletni” – Award for The Best Music
– Banjaluka – Award for Best 2D Animation
– SE-MA-FOR Film Festival – Best Debiut
– OFAFA – Special Mention
– O!PLA – The Silver Bundle of “Koziołka Matołek”
– International Young Audience Film Festival “Ale Kino!” – Young Jury Award “MARCIN” for Best Animated Film for Young People
– International Young Audience Film Festival “Ale Kino!” – Polish Filmmakers Association Award for The Best Polish Animated Film
– żubrOFFka – Best Animation
– Festival Brno16 – Best Animation
– Festival Brno16 – Best Script
– Festival Brno16 – Best Music
– Węgiel Film Festiwal – Best Animation



Deal with yoyr loss through an encounter with a magical sea Spirit: “Tsunami”

Haru returns home in denial after a tsunami, where he must learn to deal with his loss through an encounter with a magical sea Spirit.

“Tsunami” is a graduation film made by a team of third year Character Animation and CG Arts students at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. If you need more information check out the individual students’ blogs at the links below to learn more about the talent behind the film!

Sofie Nørgaard Kampmark, Director & Editor – http://sofiekampmark.tumblr.com/
Jess Nicholls, art director & Pipeline manager – http://jisusu.tumblr.com/
Morten Jæger, technical art director, DOP & colour script – http://mj-design.dk/
Line Bering, CG generalist & production manager – http://linebering.com/
Steffen Christensen, Animator – http://steffenchristensenart.blogspot…
Pernille Kofod Hansen, Animator & Creature Design – http://www.nilleart.blogspot.dk/
Michelle From, lead animator & storyboard – http://michellefrom.blogspot.dk/
Johan Carøe, Composer – https://soundcloud.com/johancaroe
Film & Animation
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Painting in motion: NAVAL

I didn’t expect to say something good for someone who creates paintings and animation at the same time, but there is a first time for everything. Directed by Shahaf Ram, its a successful attempt for a “out of the box” animation, and when i say successful i mean it, since it manage to create a visual pleasant and logical animation in “his own rules”.

music by Neomi Hashmonay

Directed and Animated by Shahaf Ram ( facebook.com/jacktml )

An homage to West Side Story.

Have you ever seen the 60s film West Side Story?. It was a big success back then with a lot of a bit silly dancing, just about the type that little character is try to do on Xaver Xylophon personal and unusual homage to the film. Keep on dancing, big guy.

Animation and story by
Xaver Xylophon

Music brutally taken from
Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story”

part of an animation project at
Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensse