Aside from the amazing depth and wonderful story, one of the reasons why I love The Endless is how great their are for art practice. From Dream to Delirum’s hair, which I have been trying to get right for aeons, to the fabric in Destiny’s cloak, Desire’s androgyny and Despair’s Buddha-from-the-underworld appearance. They’re all wonderful to play around with. Just […]
Breaking my foot was, by far, one of the best things that ever happened to me. And, even though I set my crutches aside over a year ago, there’s something about forced seclusion that makes you want to suck the marrow out of life as soon as you’re able to walk the world again. It also makes you braver. Have […]
Weekend watercolour for a rainy Saturday. Based on original art by Thomas Joseph.
Once I took the universe to dinner When she failed to yield the earth’s demands ‘Oh,’ she said ‘you mean that little ant farm? I’m alright, dear, I’ve got other plans’ And we’re sad because we think we don’t belong here We’re guilty ’cause we think we should be stars Floating in a navy soup, we’re sailing There you are […]
É a sina de qualquer aprendiz: antes de se conseguir criar obra nossa, passamos eternidades a copiar (muito) os que já o fazem. Para perceber como se chega lá, para exercitar os músculos até conseguirmos andar sem as rodinhas de apoio. Os desenhos por aqui começaram depois dos 30 e, só muito recentemente, a surgir de forma regular. Qualquer ideia […]
If you have never heard of it before, I will tell you now: Inktober is by far the coolest living challenge on the internet. Created in 2009, the idea is fairly simply (as most good things are): to make one ink drawing a day during the entire month of October. There’s an official prompt, with one word per day as […]
With five months and counting of crutches, cast, orthopaedic shoes, surgery and more crutches, I try to make my days as productive as I can. When it doesn’t work it’s only because there is so much I want to do that I end up not doing a thing at all. Luckily, that isn’t always the case so here are some […]
My first real attempts at drawing only started a little after I turned 30. Just like with photography (and those teenage oh-so-deep-and-observant writing drafts), my absolute favourite theme has always been people. Even during the age of analogue film photography, when a film roll of 36 photos would last you a year, my friends would often complain about how I was […]
Trying to practice the basics with one of my dream illustrators. The original: My humble attempt:
Watercolour on black paper experiment, in the making
The anniversary peacock.
The upside of being indoors on hot August days.
Stuck at home for a while and don’t feel like zombie-ing out in front of a screen? Always wanted to try something but think you’re too old? Here’s Miss Watercolour Fox to get you inspired.
Sketched tribute to one of my heroes captured with dodgy smartphone camera:
Sketch in progress.
Bloco preto novo:
Lord Peafowl hadn’t really meant to kill his father. Granted, he had waited impatiently for his father to die, even secretly prayed for it on occasion during mass, but he didn’t intend for the old man to die by his hands. If only he hadn’t said those things to him, shouting that he was useless, unworthy of his noble title, […]
Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot. Dream, in Sandman #19: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Neil Gaiman