Anthony Christou is an Australian Illustrator, Fine Artist and Graphic Novelist based in Adelaide, South Australia. Anthony has been a practising artist since 2009. He was awarded a Masters of Art and Design by the University of South Australia. Anthony creates concept art, fine art and illustration for projects in the film, video game and comic book industry. He has been exhibiting his artwork since 2012 at every major comic convention from two to fourteen shows per year and a major exhibitor at all pop culture events in Australia. His original art and digital paintings have been exhibited in art galleries in South Australia, including the Royal South Australian Society of Arts, The Gallery and Chancery Lane Gallery. The genres Anthony works on include: fantasy, science fiction, mythology fairy tales and horror.
His comics and art work express themes of multiculturalism, diversity and environmentalism. He particularly has a passion for animals and the environment and loves to express environmental issues in his art and comics. He is known for bringing together digital painting and traditional painting and pushing the boundaries of fine art and illustration. Anthony is the illustrator and writer for his own comic book universe "Luminous Ages" which is an ongoing production funded through Patreon and Kickstarter. Luminous Ages explores themes of multiculturalism and environmentalism and also has the first vegan wizards! The graphic novel is the second highest funded graphic novel on Kickstarter for Australia in 2018.
Romanticist paintings and Surrealism are his major influences alongside Marvel and DC Comics. Anthony is known for his work on the video game “The Path of Exile”, the independent comic “The Adventures of Lighting Rod” and his work on “Disney Worlds” for the Nintendo DS.
He has also been published on the Book “How to draw dragons made easy” by Flame Tree Publishing. In 2018, he was also published on “Tiny Dragons” published by the Art Order (Jon Shchindehette the art director of Wizards of the Coast).
He has also been published in the world’s best-selling magazine for digital artists Imagine FX in 2014 and scheduled to be published again in late 2018.
Anthony has worked for a variety of clients both nationally and internationally. This includes working with video game studios, film studios, publishers, authors, advertising agencies and animation Studios and incredible success with large private fine art commissions. Since 2011, Anthony has won numerous art awards with Concept Design Workshop Australia, Conceptart.org, CGHUB and The Gnomon Workshop for his digital illustration work. The clients Anthony has worked for include: Disney, Grinding Gear Games, Wolf Creek Productions, Two Tone Studios, Odins Eye Entertainment, Sagebrush FineArt, Clemmenger BBDO, Liquid Development, KWP!, Liquid Animation, Layer Paint Magazine, Imagine FX, Art Order and many other clients.
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