Unofficial is the project made by Petrick animation studio dedicated to the music industry. We invite animation directors to create a music video for a musician whose music we dig. We pay special attention to developing a catchy design for the singer's animation character
Gus Dapperton Caroline Polachek Sevdaliza
Rita Ivanova, artist
I merged Sevdaliza with an image of a leontocentaur — a creature with cat-like bottom part of the body. Such shape was a very obvious shape for the dutch singer. It connects her real portrait with an imaginary one.
Character of Sevdaliza
I’m in general very fond of contrasts, so this massive and sometimes edgy character manifests itself through the dance-like movements, it flows. I tried to create her from the elastic lines, from elongated forms and gestures, and from a smooth camera movement.
Liontaurs are a leonine race, inhabiting the lands of Gloriana.
The character finds itself in a cave from an eastern fairytale, where the domes that look like columns made of twisted canvas. It echoes with Iran, the singer’s ancestral homeland.
I prefer to work with black-and-white graphics, lines, contours, simple characters and minimal shades
I wanted to add something controversial towards the end of the script. Some sort of repulsive detail that will unveil her true face: NOM!. Now she’s not only a beatiful, but also a dangerous creature.