Just kids

November 7th, 2011

Some time last year I was commissioned to do rough concept art for a pitch by DDB. It was for a US youth anti-drugs campaign called Above The Influence and the main gist of the animated ad was about “following your (personified, converse-wearing) heart” and kids not being pressured into doing stuff. A bit of a departure from the kind of thing I usually do, but it’s always fun to try something different. I still don’t know if the ad ever got made, but it was an age ago so I’m finally allowed to post the images. e.t.a Yelena just found it, so there’s the actual ad if you want to see it! No idea who did the artwork for it, but it ended up really cute. 


  1. olivia says:

    i love the multi-landmark skyline, very clever! you do so much with so little (your “rough concept art” is better than most finished things i see around). totally super.


  2. yelena says:

    that’s so cool! must be it:




    kris atomic says,

    November 7th, 2011 @ 2:29 pm

    Ah, there you go, you found it! Looks like it was just uploaded a few days ago. Thanks! It looks real cute in the end! x


  3. yujean says:

    looks great. i love how vibrant the colors are!


  4. Stephanie says:

    Great series! I like how the images really work on their own, too, even without the ad context.


  5. Mae Lu says:

    Kristina, I love this… this is such a wonderful series. I think you should turn this into some sort of series for an art gallery showing! Well, you know if it weren’t out of your normal range of things, and commissioned by someone else. But hey, I’m glad commercial and non-profit entities are using your talents for wonderful, good causes!!!

    Mae Lu @ thereafterish.


  6. Vanessa says:

    Oh Wow I love your interpretation of the project. I would love to see this version as the animated commercial.


  7. Elly says:

    It’s so nice to see your cute illustration can actually move! Haha. I love it! Short,simple & the fact that there is Paris in it. Maybe because I recently watched woody allen’s midnight in Paris. x


  8. amets says:

    I love your pics, your ilustration…and everything you do.
    My last post is inspired in your posts of Paris. I wanted to describe my trip to Copenhagen as you did with Paris.

    Thank you for inspire me. There is a lot of time I follow you!!!


  9. melwa says:

    WOW, these are gorgeous!! love the colours.


  10. Ana Claudia says:

    That’s beautiful.

    This image express exactly how I feel. :)


  11. Great drawing and watercolor skills.
    Very nice.


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