|16 October 2006, by Paul Hellard|
Kornél Ravadits lives in Budapest Hungary, working as a freelancer graphic artist since 1995. He studied at the University of Fine Arts, graduating as a graphic artist and teacher. Working in the city’s advertising, animation and post-production studios, his creative activities were graphic design, illustration, matte painting and 3D modeling.
There’s a lot to be said about Kornél’s creativity generally. As well as carrying an impressive professional career in film and game arts, he has been a prolific entrant to the Ballistic books' Calls for Entry and his endeavors have paid off. His work appears in Elemental, EXPOSÉ 3, EXOTIQUE, EXPOSÉ 4 and EXOTIQUE 2.
Kornél’s favorite style and genre is changeable. Depending on the project, he adapts and applies his craft to whatever is presented. “I have many favorites in every style,” says Kornél, "Generally I try to think figuratively, because the mere idea determines the style and the means of expression. The accomplished work is determinable of course, and you can then put it into a certain ’box’. The more typical style for me is a combination; one which contains sci-fi and fantasy elements and of course, the creation is realistic.”If he had to isolate one job in particular, Kornél would like to emphasize the work he did with Digic Pictures and the ’Warhammer’ Intro cinematic as one that stands apart from the others. "The attitude and working atmosphere at DIGIC made the creative part of the job very easy,” he explains. "It really gave me many inspirations. If I had to select one of my own works, maybe the playing cards serial would be my most prized. I enjoyed creating the different characters, colors, ages etc. But the time I took is no matter here. I spent a long period creating just one of them, therefore I accomplish the whole serial very slowly.”