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2, Issue 11
February 10, 1999
Images web pages are filled with the shared artistic vision
of brothers, Kyri and Costas Koniotou, a vision that touches
on a whole range of genres - neo-gothic, horror, sci-fi, a touch
of fantasy, and the occational hint of real life - all mixed
together to create a distinct Darkpath style.
cover for this week features an unusual, but visually pretty
hot, interpretation of the feature topic, game networking. Our
covers for loonygames are usually illustrative so it's good
to try something a little "designy" for once...only
for once mind you. :)
image was created by half of the Darkpath team, Costas, in collaboration
with his cousin, Andy. A talented family all round.
Costas how the image was made;
this image was made using a mixture of photos and filters. The
lasers I made out of a those squiggly lines you get on a life
support machine - lifeline's or whatever the fakk they are :).
Put over a photo of Andy's girlfriend, and we continued adding
extra layers of effects and textures and experimenting with
the filters, layer options and colours 'till we were smiling."
who has seen Costas' work on the Darkpath site will see this
image as something of a departure from his usual style, something
he does occasionally. "This is just one of the way's I
create work. Personally I prefer working on, and painting, my
own handrawn art, but sometimes I find this way much quicker
but still effective."
is currently doing a Graphic Design course for Illustration
and Computer Graphics, which sees him using programs such as
Photoshop, Quark Xpress, Freehand, and Director. The course
also teaches some web design and, in following years, he hopes
that it will venture into the world of 3D.
Koniotou brothers set up the Darkpath Images web site with the
aim of finding some freelance work, or even fulltime work if
the opportunity presented itself. Costas' would personally like
to work in the game industry, doing character designs, 3D modeling
and texturing, but is also interested in the idea of designing
subject of influences;
comics have been a huge influence on my art. From way back in
the [earliest days] it's been artists like Simon Bisley, Dale
Keown, Glenn Fabry and Jim Lee to name a few. HR Giger is also
a big favorite, along with fantasy artists like Frank Frazetta,
Boris Vallejo, Richard Corben... I could probably go on all
he's working on an animation of the 'seven deadly sins', and
continues to draw and work on his technique all the time.
it's been a while since I played anything - the last game I
was playing was Soul Reaver on the PSX and I thought
it was bloody excellent! [Although] if I had Quake III Arena
and Resident Evil 3 I'd be playing them both right now."
done art for games?
as of yet... Any offers?"
more of Costas' spooky artwork (and his bro, Kyri), there's
lots of cool stuff on the Darkpath
Images site. Definitely worth a look for something a bit
"Sumaleth" Crawford is loonygames' Supervising Art
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