In 2009, after a 12 year career in industrial design, I took the decisive step and changed my creative focus towards my first love; illustration. Since then, I have been producing work for publishers and self-publishers alike for the children’s picture book and middle grade markets. I have self-published my own graphic novel, produced a solo illustration exhibition providing alternate visuals to Homer’s Odyssey. I have supplied illustrations for game and digital application developers as well as merchandising companies. Recently I have begun writing my own narratives for children. One of my stories, ‘Ramma’, was published as a comic book by Comicdom Press in 2016.
My love for illustration comes from my passion of visually decoding the written word. I can produce high caliber images characterized by excellent draftsmanship, composition, design and colour. I mostly work in acrylics, gouache, pastels and watercolour. I am also very well versed in digital illustration. Every one of my ideas starts with a single pencil line in one of my numerous sketchbooks which I keep with me at all times.
My influences come from ‘Golden Age’ illustrators such as Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, and Maxfield Parrish. Greek mythology and fantasy works by C.S. Lewis, Rudyard Kipling and their contemporaries have also constantly fed my imagination. Additionally, I have a keen interest in open ended mystery stories, history, alternative history narratives and 1980’s science fiction.
I live in Athens, Greece with my family. Thank you for visiting and com back soon 🙂
For commissions or ‘hello’s’ please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Honorable Mention in the 3×3 Illustration Annual Website No.11 in the category, Children’s Illustration Unpublished
2007 Distinction Award for COMIX02 the 2nd Pan-Hellenic comics competition with the short story titled: ‘Hope’
Selected Client List
Bold/Ogilvy, Publicis, Patakis Publishing, Psihogios Publishing, Minoas Publishing, Kokkini Klosti Publishing, Metaixmio Publishing, Melei Publishing, B17 Illustrations Rome, Skoufa Gallery Athens
Stathis is one of the most talented illustrators. ‘Be the Penguin’, the project we collaborated on, was very demanding with a tight time frame. Stathis not only came through as very professional with exquisite work, but also won my admiration with his great personality and I can now call him my friend.
– Fanis Haralambous, Melei Publications
I highly recommend Stathis Petropoulos. We hired him to illustrate the front page of the website we are building. He was prompt, responsive to all our needs, and is a wonderful and highly skilled illustrator. He easily navigates the digital world and makes a beautiful product. Again, without reservation, I highly recommend Stathis.
– Angela Cali
Stathis is a wonderfully talented artist with a design background that helps him meet client needs and hit a brief spot on. I have worked with Stathis on two apps, each with very different briefs. In the first project, we had a very specific idea of what we wanted. Stathis worked with us to match our needs in his own beautiful style. The second brief was more of a blank canvas and required Stathis to come up with the complete look and feel, we were so happy with the illustrations. Stathis has a unique eye and produces stunning, vibrant and wonderfully human work. He does all this with no fuss and meets deadlines with great communication and efficiency.
– Gareth Dinneen
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