Just kids

07 November 11

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. 



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.

Olivia replied about 9 years ago.

I love the walking heart<3

Antonia at Swedish Love Affair replied about 9 years ago.

that’s so cool! must be it:



Yelena replied about 9 years ago.

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

kris atomic replied about 9 years ago.

looks great. i love how vibrant the colors are!

yujean replied about 9 years ago.

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

Stephanie replied about 9 years ago.

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.

Mae Lu replied about 9 years ago.

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

Vanessa replied about 9 years ago.

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

Elly replied about 9 years ago.

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!!!

amets replied about 9 years ago.

just perfect <3

Enwelle replied about 9 years ago.

WOW, these are gorgeous!! love the colours.

Melwa replied about 9 years ago.

That’s beautiful.

This image express exactly how I feel. :)

Ana Claudia replied almost 9 years ago.

Great drawing and watercolor skills.
Very nice.

Pierre Graf-photographe mariage replied almost 9 years ago.

love it!

leavesofgrass replied almost 9 years ago.

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Hi, I'm Kris. This is an archive of my blog as it was from 2007 to 2014. It's no longer updated but feel free to browse through the past.


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