illustration design and concept work by Karolina Akimov
Diplopia follows the story of Zoya and Danny, a half-ghost and fortune's teller son who unconciously explore the land of dreams.
Surreal and whimsical, Diplopia was used as an exploration of storyboarding and concept art.
Diplopia Animatic (car scene)
Diplopia Animatic (Cabin Intro)
Diplopia Animatic (circus scene)
The Oval Portrait
An interactive storybook, the Oval Portrait follows Edgar Allen Poe's The Oval Painting, but with fresh characters and visual direction. The project was done for a senior thesis from fall 2015 to spring 2016 and focused mostly on art direction, and concept and visual development.
While the project was originally planned to be full color with animations and interaction, the panels were lated decided to be painted traditionally with ink. The panels now serve as art pieces on their own, all the while keeping if not adding to the theme and atmosphere of story.