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  • Fisksoppa Portraits

    Cartographer - Fisksoppa, year of the Wandering CroissantAll these portraits are character studies for the webcomic I am working on with @ileana_surducan . Some of them will show up in the future, some of them will never make it in the spotlight... but I am having a lot of fun! Cartographer - Fisksoppa, year of…
  • Some of the illustrations I did in 2019

    2019 A Year in Colour

    Another year gone, a new year up on the horizon. I’ll never get used to the idea that it’s 2020. Mind you, I never got used to the new century, so there’s that, I am doomed to live outside time. So… what happened last year? The first thing that happened was Visual Playground 2019. For…

  • Zestrea

    Did I mention I’m designing a boardgame? Loosely based on the life in the traditional Romanian village (but really, it will look familiar to all eastern-europeans), Zestrea is mostly about arranging marriages, accumulating fortunes and surviving hard times (like, floods, fires, communism and building motorways). The game was created by Horațiu Roman and Alex Pațiu…

  • SelfPortrait

    At the beginning of December 2018 I was invited by Goethe Institute Bucharest to take part in a live-drawing interview.. Together with Sarah Burrini and Octav Avramescu, I spent a pleasant hour and a half discussing the job of a comic-book-artist, making it in webcomics and generally being an artist in the digital age. We…

  • The Six Swans

    I normally sketch by hand, scan the image and then work on it digitally. This is mostly because if I try to sketch digitally, I get caught up in the details and loose the overall composition. It’s also because everything looks more ”finished” on a computer screen – I spend ages working on the first…

  • Oil Pastel Work in Progress

    I revisited oil-pastels in at the beginning of this year. They are messy, sticky, hard to control on details and they never dry. Also, I have never felt so happy working with any other medium, ever. Here’s a gif of my process:  

  • Animation (once again)

    Animation is a lot of work. It’s also very addictive…

  • Animation

    Stuff I learned at Visual Playground, applied :P.

  • Saturday Sketches

    …the last of 2017 :)

  • Saturday Sketches

    Balamuc / loc de joacă ș-altele invited me to take part in their sketchbook exhibition – ”În linii mari”, running from the 30th of September to the 5th of November 2017, in Timișoara. Here are some images from my sketchbook (2010-2011 I thiiiink). It includes Prâslea and Youth Without Age preparation drawings, and the never-ending…

  • Visual Playground – Day8

    On the eighth day, Adrian Diac and Paul Derșidan from BLAU had a musical challenge for us. We randomly got a mysterious song each, and we had to do the vinyl cover and label illustration. My music piece was later revealed to be part of Belgian Wave & Pop Songs From The 1980’s. I quite…

  • Visual Playground – Day6-7

    The next two days were dedicated to animation, with Henrique Barone. Since this was the only two-day workshop, it was also the one where I felt I learned the most. We worked in Flash – the only time this had happened before was… ten years ago, during my university years – I remember not liking…

  • Visual Playground – Day5

    On the fifth day, Malika Favre reviewed our portfolios, with assistance from Hedof. Photo credits: Cătălin Georgescu As mentioned before, I was with a bunch of pretty awesome people, so the reviews were mainly about how to build your website to best emphasis your work. Since I figure they might be useful to others, here’s…

  • Visual Playground – Day4

    The fourth day was Lettering Day with Tobias Hall. I must admit I was dreading this a bit – I am an amateur, mostly because I lack the patience needed for measuring and kerning properly. We did a series of exercises, like writing the word ”Majesty” majestically… …playing around with the pen-brush… …writing out expressions…

  • Visual Playground – Day3

    The third day we went on a field trip to Fabrik, a challenge-loving printing-house in Bucharest (fun fact – I have actually worked with them before, on the Karel Liman #arhitect comic book, but it was really nice to get to know them face to face). Photo credits: Cătălin Georgescu Our task was to make…

  • Visual Playground – Day2

    The second day was Mattias Adolfsson‘s workshop. Photo credits: Cătălin Georgescu He always seemed to me like a person who has waaaay too much fun with this sketchbooks and his pens. It turns out, he’s willing to share his methods – so for the whole day we did a series of short creative exercises. Below…

  • Visual Playground – Day1

    I spent the end of July and the beginning of August 2017 in Bucharest, taking part in the Visual Playground workshops. This is a visual diary of sorts, accompanied by field notes and photos. Many thanks to the organizers for making this possible and a shout out to the awesome artists who were my colleague…

  • Scheherazade – Making of

    Here’s a look at the process for the third illustration in the series, and the first one I did – The Young Prince and Princess. I started by listening to the music, reading about the piece and gathering the documentation. You can find most of the references in my folder on the Rijks Museum online…

  • Saturday Sketches

    I’m yet to find a way of integrating this style into illustrations or comics. It looks a lot like mezzotint, and I may be exorcising some demons from way back in my uni days, when I could never get the technique right. The reference was a Camillo Balossini photo.

  • The End of Summer

    Autumn is here, so this seems like a good time to post this nostalgic illustration inspired by a Russell Lee photo