Artist Profile: Philip Krentos

Cyprus Comic Con 2016 is excited to welcome Philip Krentos as one of its Featured Artists!

Philip was was born in 1992 in Nicosia, of English and Cypriot parents. He’s been drawing ever since he could first pick up a pen, and has been a gamer for as long as he can remember! He studied Architecture for three years in Nottingham, which gave him a solid design base, and as a result, he learned a lot about the creative process that goes into designing and creating experiences.

To see more of Philip’s work, visit his page on Facebook.

The subject matter of Philip’s drawings are usually videogame related; characters, places, ideas, sometimes of his own creation, sometimes not. His aspiration has always been to become a game artist. He is currently in the process of creating a game, though it won’t be ready for while. Furthermore, Philip is also interested in animation, as well as comic books and manga, and has drawn a lot of inspiration from his favourite artists, which include Hirohiko Araki, Ashley Wood, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Kentaro Miura, as well as from his favourite animation studios, like Studio Ghibli, Trigger, Madhouse, and Gainax.

Philip claims he mainly has two drawing styles; a sketchy and dark style, and a more bright and humorous style, which sometimes he mixes together, but it depends on piece to piece, and usually the influences are fairly clear, or at least so he thinks!