Saturday, March 31, 2012

Illustration Workshop in Aleppo

In March , David Habchy and I were invited to give an illustration workshop in 
Aleppo along with another syrian illustrator, the lovely Nadine Kaadan.
Yes , Syria wasnt the most stable country to be in at that time.
But being there couldnt have felt more right .
We spent 4 days with incredibly talented people that gave us the best of their potentials .
This passionate exchange made of this  workshop a very unique experience to all of us.
Heres a summary of what we did.



Saturday, March 3, 2012

Bank Audi TVC

I was recently comissioned to work on an animated TVC  , for Bank Audi.
The pitch was given by the ad agency , Leo Burnett .
I worked on the illustrations/ artistic direction , and my talented buddy Avak Avakian animated  the balloon.

Like every other project done for advertising , It had to be wrapped up in a week .

But impossible deadlines give out interesting results sometimes .

Here's the colorboard

you can catch it on Tv and here.

woman in the moon

I got asked to design a poster for a performance .
This time, I felt like experimenting with different mediums and try out "linogravure". 
( Thanks to the lovely talented illustrator , Clemence Albertus, who taught me this medium during my stay in France last week.)
So this medium requires the material , the special paint , the carving tools and the plaques.
You first have to sketch out your drawing on the plaque and then carve it out  .
The result is so raw and interesting , no photoshop effect can give you that.
The best part is the randomness which gives a different print every time .

After that comes the conventional photoshop part , 
Defining the illustration and the colors  .

 Thank you to my lovelies , David Habchy for the early morning guidance and Lara Samaha 
for helping me design the layout in the back of the calender !

 Heres the flyer of the performance designed as a lunar calender .

Il also be doing Vjing at the perfomance .
Will be posting some pictures soon 
If you're around beirut, do pass by and see the performance its running till sunday.