Hello SVS-F!New guy on the block and would love some critique!!

  • Hello guys!

    Name is Giorgos Christopoulos , aka G-Chris!
    I m a 29 years old illustrator-visual artist from Athens , Greece!

    I work proffesionaly running G.Chris.Artwork , working basically from freelancing/commissions , as a side gig and I try to make my thing along the way!

    I m new here!
    You can find my work on IG https://www.instagram.com/g.chris.artwork/
    and Deviantart on https://www.deviantart.com/g-chris

    Saying Hi to all!
    Also, I really hope I can bring the most value I can to you guys , and I really hope I ll get some critiques in order to get better at my craft!

    Here is a first piece in order to get to know me!
    Sketch stage of upcoming piece , featuring two siblings encountering the old ugly witch !
    Can t wait to read your thoughts!

    See ya!

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  • SVS OG

    @Georgios-Christopoulos welcome to the forum!

  • Hi G-Chris! @Georgios-Christopoulos Welcome to the forums!

  • Welcome!! How is it to be illustrator in Greece? How is the market? Tough? Do you sell in the rest of Europe?

  • @Nyrryl-Cadiz happy to be here!!

    @chrisaakins Thanks!!

    @Julia Happy to be here!!

    The market in Greece is really tough. In previous years ,the general mindset of people was not art directed at all.
    In recent years there seems to be an improvement and some motion ,especially by the younger generations.
    So ,at this point of time we are at the beginning of our art appreciation growth.

    I sell commissions in Europe and USA by targeted ads mostly ,and as of now I ll also try to go the "print"way ,since I ll start attending some cons .
    You see I own 2 Taekwondo clubs and that is my main line of work , and arting has always been my thing. Trying to illustrate my childrens book at the moment!

  • Welcome from Wisconsin, USA where everything is frozen right now. I'm new here too and also working on my own stories. My work with my farm animals inspires a lot of my stories. Are yours based on your love of Taekwondo?

  • @Georgios-Christopoulos

    Hello G Chris,
    I travelled to Athens some time back, the Acropolis super cool but those stone pathways and stairs are way too slippery for me lols. Also travelling on a highway out of the city -guys have awesome graffiti or wall art!!!

    Your wip witch work I like because the witch has a lot of presence/ weight, you've created depth with the framing foliage and characters, and I like the more angular line work that adds suspense and trepidation.

  • Hi G-Chris! Welcome to the forums!

    I really like your illustration. The linework, composition, and shading looks great. And the story's caught my eye. Great job!

  • Welcome @Georgios-Christopoulos!

    Sketch looks great! Can’t wait to see your finished piece.

    I’m also a fellow Taekwondo black belt, but stopped teaching years ago. Still love the sport and practice with my bamboo staff on weekends.

    I’m one of those people with too many hobbies that I have a hard time finding time for...

    When I spend free time illustrating, my health suffers because I’m not working out. I dedicate most of my free time to my family, so anything for me is a bonus!

  • Welcome to the forums, Chris! Your sketch looks wonderful so far, you've incorporated a lot of interesting shapes and the composition is great!

  • @Kim-Hunter Happy to be here Kim! I d say a lot of interactions with my students inspire some of my stuff. But to be honest, I find inspiration in all kind of things!!

    @Heather-Boyd Thanks a lot on the feedback! Let s hope the end product feels good too!!

    @uzma Hello!happy to be here! Thanks for the words!!

    @Jeremy-Ross Why? You should find yourself some time to kick a little!!Thanks!!

    @Kali Hello Kali!! Thanks for the words!!

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