Artist Profile: Savvas Papadopoulos

Cyprus Comic Con welcomes talented illustrator Savvas Papadopoulos once again to its Artists’ Alley!

Savvas developed a love for drawing from a very young age. When he was just 15 years old, he had the opportunity to approach Byzantine iconography lessons for one year. Byzantine art greatly defined and shaped Savvas’ artistic style later on.

After graduating from school and finishing his military service, he completed a yearly foundation course in art studio laboratories, where he had to decide which art field he wanted to continue studying in as a university student. Among his choices were Fine Art and Photography. He eventually chose to study illustration and in 2011 he enrolled in Birmingham City University. He completed his three years of studies where he was able to experiment in various creative fields such as printmaking, digital art, photography and others.

Upon finishing his studies with a Visual Communication – Illustration diploma, he started working as a freelance illustrator. He has since worked on various projects, such as book covers, creating artwork for coffee shops, logos, board game designs and creating digital paintings. His style is still evidently influence by byzantine iconography, ancient Greek pottery design, as well as modern illustration trends. He enjoys working digitally just as much as drawing traditionally by hand and is always looking for creative ways to combine the two. Savvas is always looking forward to respond to new challenges and gain new experiences!

Visit Savvas’ page on Behance for more samples of his work!