We first worked with Bulgarian artist Eleonora Asparuhova a couple of years ago. Eleonora is renowned for her haunting copic ink pen illustrations and she directs the Celtic animation film festival with Co-Director Kate Corbin. She is the programme leader of the BA Games Art and Animation at LMA, Liverpool and you can follow her on Instagram @elleasparuhova

We were delighted to work together again on this titanic clash of mediums to open the door to another world for one of her mesmerising characters designs.

If you haven’t already heard, Inktober is a worldwide art challenge where artists do a different ink drawing every single day of October. That’s 31 drawings in 31 days.

Artist Jake Parker, created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavour with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.

Eleonora, originally from Bulgaria, is a talented animator, with her roots firmly in 2D and with an incredible grip on the raw animation skills we are always keen to focus strongly in our work here.

We love the unique style she brings with her work, in both her hand drawn illustrations and in her animated work. We were really excited to create this AR piece, which takes the distinctive illustrative style into an interactive mobile experience. Our team used custom techniques to render the range of lighting effects we wanted for the wiry, spooky design. Using Google’s AR Core, we placed the character in the heart of MediaCityUK:

Check out some of her stunning work here: