posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 08:16 AM
Dimitri Patelis’ art evolved from his intense interest in the old masters fused with the sounds of heavy metal and punk music.
Born in Canada from Greek parents, Patelis started drawing at the age of 16. Within seven years, the self-taught artist began working with Marvel
Comics. Since then, he has worked with many renowned companies including Hasbro, 20th Century Fox, Wizards of the Coast, Electronic Arts, Dreamworks,
Midway Games, WWE and Dark Horse Comics.
Patelis became a master airbrush artist in the 1990s. Since 1997, he incorporated computer-aided design and extreme digital techniques to expand his
traditional method. By practicing and honing none stereotypical styles and techniques, he constantly reinvents his work while at the same time killing
Although his main interest is in creature design, he has successfully used his skills in all forms of illustration and design in the entertainment,
publishing and advertising industry. His work can be seen on book covers, music CDs, trading cards, posters, snow boards, skateboards, T-shirts,
calendars and, recently, on much of the official licensed “Transformers” movie products, notably, representations of Optimus Prime and Megatron.
Channeled drawings? I don't think so. Amazing artwork? Absolutely.