"This is the longest bridge you ever cross, because this bridge go between two worlds." The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, David Mitchell David Mitchell's The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet in watercolour & Chinese ink.
Primeira aguarela de 2019.
Is it the fever first And then the fire?
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 … Continue reading The Endless Panel
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 … Continue reading Song Illustration: The Right Words
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, … Continue reading Song Illustration Series: Universe
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 … Continue reading Hoje o mar sou eu
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 … Continue reading The seclusion strokes
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 … Continue reading Back to basics
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.