Desk top publishing for Video Games

In this project I had to select a title of a video game and design a new control panel using computer media. Specifically, I was requested to design the desktops of the Main Menu and the Settings including all the necessary information for the navigation of the video game. 

Main Menu

The Main Menu was designed using the Concept Art technique, also known as digital collage. I downloaded several images and snapshots of the video game in order to create a new synthesis of layers having the concept sketch as a reference. I removed all the unnecessary parts of the images using the Polygonal / Magnetic Lasso Tool in Photoshop and I placed them into different layers. Then, I created a wooden sign for the menu using screenshots of the video game and the Horizontal Type Tool with the Papyrus font. Finally, I created some shadows using the Brush Tool, the Opacity and the Inner Shadow for the embossed text effect. In addition, I used the Colour Balance, Brightness, Contrast, Levels, Curves, Burn Tool etc. in order to make the composition more interesting and fix some issues. 

Settings Menu

The main requirement for the game settings was to create a proposal of an interactive menu. I decided to create a simple design using an interesting character of the video game. I proposed to use the fire of the candle as a selector. The character would move the candle and light the word that the user selects. The design was created on a black canvas in Photoshop. I downloaded the character from the official webpage of the video game. The fire from the candle was missing for some reason, so I used a random image to light the candle. Then, I added the text using Horizontal Type Tool with the Dark Ages font. Finally, I edited the colour of the text using the appropriate shades of grey in order to create the light effect.

Report: click here
Software: Photoshop
Module: Art Design and Media Practice within the Digital Environment

Film, Animation and Games History - Storyboard Sequence

This is a diary with the animations, films and music videos that interest me during my weekly lectures "Film, Animation and Games History". Contain notes, details or explanations why those media are interest me.

Analysis of the film La strada by Federico Fellini

Software: Photoshop, Word
Module: Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design

VFX project - 3:14

This is a teamwork project of horror film trailer with 3D visual effects. The film's title "3:14" is the time was made the abduction.

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Software: Maya, Nuke, Premiere, Soundbooth, After Effects
Module: Digital Media in Art and Design

Character Design

Body Character Design

Face Character Design

Concept Art: The City Street

Historical Street Scene

The image illustrates the Arch of Galerius in Thessaloniki in 1831. The original picture (black & white) colored, painted new sky and changes were made on the original buildings. Moreover, added new buildings and objects as the well, people, birds… The composition created in the applications Corel Painter 11 and Photoshop CS4 for the project Concept Art – The City Street.

North Africa
Street Scene

This is my first digital painting started in the first Corel Painter class.

Workbook: Workbook.pdf

Software: Corel Painter 11, Photoshop
Module: Digital Image Creation and Development 
Constantine C.
London, UK