lunedì 27 giugno 2016

A tribute to Vanessa Cardinali's Thunder Ben

Some days ago, in Italy, Bao Publishing published "Thunder Ben", a graphic novel all written and illustrated by Vanessa Cardinali.
As you can see, she is a very good comic-artist, so, if you can read in Italian, you are strongly advised to buy and read it.
By the way, she is also a dear friend of mine and, at the moment, she is collecting some tributes done by friends and collegues. So this is my Thunder Ben tribute, you can see the others here

giovedì 24 marzo 2016

Same contest another entry

This is Sara's illustration for the same contest of the latest post. I did the colour art, you have a couple of days to take a look and please vote if you like.

giovedì 17 marzo 2016

A poster for Amon Amarth

Here I am again, just a quick appearence to tell you I'm still alive and to share with you a new illustration.
This is for a contest: the theme was like "design a poster for Amon Amarth" that is one of my favourite metal band (check them if you don't know them).

Ink-lineart is made by Sara as usual.
You can see the illustration in full HD here and, if you like, you can vote for it and share it all around the world wide web.
In any case, take a look to the other participants too: there are some very beautiful artworks.

Here there is my first version of the poster, I made some changes for the contest:

lunedì 15 febbraio 2016


This month I was challenged to draw a viking.

So here there is my entry for the character design challenge on facebook: a man with some problems in dress codes, it's not his bad anyway: weather is becoming every day crazier.

giovedì 11 febbraio 2016


Some days ago, it was the of a very good musiscian whose name is Yossi Sassi.

Since I'm a big fan of him, I decided to make him a little present, so I did a little fan art. He apreciated it so much he shared it on his facebook page makig me a very happy fan, so you can see it here or in his twitter account

More information about this wonderful guitar player and composer are here

domenica 7 febbraio 2016

what am I doing?

Yep, I know, I sort of disappeared lately... as usual.
I'm sorry, it's just I'm working on some project proposals and I have no free time and I can't focus enought to complete my usual random illustrations.

Next week I'll share some pages I'm working on, in the manwhile, all I can show is a unfinished illustration I started some week ago, just to make some exercise with digital colour.

I promise I'll finish it sooner or later, but in the meanwhile here it is!

venerdì 25 dicembre 2015

Happy holidays

I know, I know: it's being a while I don't write here, but I am a bit in a period of crisis, so I'm not so much in the mood for update the blog, I'm sorry.

But today is Christmas and here in Europe the horrible Christmas sweater trend is spreading and who am I to fight against this?

So, that's the way I'll send to you all my best wishes for this holiday season, I am sharing with you a little illustration about Christmas sweaters and a character made by me and Sara. 
Please let me introduce you Sébastien, a poor guy who is dealing with is first homemade horrible Christmas sweater - and that is terribly unfair considering the poor guy lives in the hot and sunny Toamasina, Madagascar.

Pencil version and colours by me, ink lineart by Sara Cappoli.
This illustration has been made for a nice facebook event, you can see other people's original characters and orrible sweaters here

giovedì 19 novembre 2015

As I stare at the Ocean

I am in a bit of a confusion lately: I would like to try to make a graphic novel version of a book, but I can't choose the book: too many good plots in literature.

So, while I am trying to tidy up my mind, I share with you  the first part of the first page of a project I will not finish. But I am happy all the same: I have been able to paint water that is quite of a challenge to me.

lunedì 16 novembre 2015

Medusa's bad hair day

This month theme for the Character Design Challenge on Facebook is "Olympian Gods", and, yes, I know Medusa is not a god, but, at the moment, it's the only idea that came up in my brain. So I made the illustration even if I can't apply with it.

Here there is what happens when Medusahahs one of that bad hair days.


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