Character design by Palino - the spark youth empowerment platforms in nigeria

Character Design by Palino

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Paul Oyom, also known as Palino, is an Illustrator and Character Designer. A Computer Science graduate and currently a postgraduate student at Covenant University and a freelance illustrator based in Abuja, the artist started his art as a child.

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“For me it started at a tender age, scribbling and drawing in class, putting sketches of characters from TV shows and it picked on from then. One time, I tried moving further drawing out a full comic but I stopped along the way. It was a hobby and mostly lighted-hearted I guess, I was just a kid having fun.”

“For a while, that hobby died out because other interests and priorities happened. That soon ignited while I was in the University with digital art. I spent much time on video tutorials honing my craft.”

“Back then I started with photo retouching and manipulations then moved on to logo designs for clients. As an Illustrator and character designer, I’m currently transitioning to concept art for environments. It’s a work in process.”

“You can say I am fan artist giving my take on current topics and showing viewers my thought process occasionally from a comical standpoint. I always challenge myself, trying out new styles.”

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“There is always a story behind every scene or character. I never underrate the importance of references to draw one of two ideas from. That way I can expand my mental dictionary and carve a scene from those references.”

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“My inspiration is from virtually everywhere; my immediate environment, video games, movies, TV series and music.”

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“Instagram has a vast art community and I always draw inspiration from popular artists such as Patrick Brown, Kyle Petchock, Nolan Harris, Soroush Barazesh (koteri.ink), Karl Kopinski, Ifesinachi Orjiekwe, Yinfaowei Harrison amongst others. I try not to be a one trick pony by trying out new styles and techniques.”

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Reach him on

Instagram and Twitter: @palino_gfx

Email: paulroyom@gmail.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/palinogfx

ArtStation  – https://www.artstation.com/pauloyom

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