lunedì 31 marzo 2014

venerdì 28 marzo 2014


A bit late today, but it was hard and I had had a little time lately.

Just to let you know, this gal has more or less the same face expression I usually have when I wake up in the morning.

 And here there is a black and white version.

mercoledì 26 marzo 2014

Moonlight Flamingo

No time at all to made new illustrations yesterday, so here there is an old one.

This time just pencil and digital colour.

lunedì 24 marzo 2014

It's a kind of magic

That illustration jumped out from the top-hat while I was making some illustrations to refill the portfolio I will bring on Thursday to Bologna Children's Book Fair.
Here there is in a double version, I hope you enjoy :)

venerdì 21 marzo 2014

Horror movie night on telly

Kids watching some horror movie on telly.
Pencil, ink and digital.
And thanks to my sis who lent me her armchair as a model :)

mercoledì 19 marzo 2014

A house in the wood

Well, actually it's not a wood but a garden: the Japanese Garden in Tully, Ireland that is where, some years ago, I took the photo that inspired me for this illustration.
So the illustration is somehow Japanese and somehow Irish, I strongly hope that the Irish part is not prevalent and that it should look like a real Japanese landscape.

As usual: pencil, ink and digital colour.

martedì 18 marzo 2014


During last days this blog won two awards! WOW! And now I have finally found a spot in my planned posts to give them the place they deserve.
They are the Premio Dardos (thanks Captain Lol) and the Liebster award (thanks Luca), you can see them down on the right of the page.

I am afraid I am not able at all to say how much I am happy about this, I am a sort of chronic not-self- confident person and knowing someone likes my artworks make me feel very very happy.
So, thanks again guys.

Now I should choose my winners but I cannot really choose only 15 between the few blog I constantly read, so I decided to force a bit the prizes rules: you can read all my winners from my blogroll on the right.
You have all great blogs, so if would like to honour me taking the awards you should do a couple of things:

- Make a similar post on your blog choosing 15 blog you want to reward, if you are taking the  Premio Dardos.

And, if you are taking the Liebster award you should:

1) make a similar post chosing 11 blogs to reward.
2) write 11 pieces of information about you
3) answer to 9 questions by whom gave you the award
4) write 9 questions to whom will accept the prize.

So, let's start:


1) I am afraid of statues and clowns.
2) Sometimes my night-dreams are setted during the WW II.
3) Even if I am constantly using some computer programs for my job I am not good at all everything else related to computer stuff.
4) The book of my life is Frank Herbert's "Dune" (or at least the saga's first and second books).
5) I am not a sport enthusiast, but I am a supporter of the Italian national rugby team (even if we lose almost every match), and I am a fan of the Russian skater Evgeni Plushenko and of the US one Jason Brown.
6) In my spare time I like to go for a walk in cemeteries (that is not a macabre habit, I just like the peacefull atmosphere and the pieces of art you can see sometimes).
7) I love most of animals but I hates seagulls and I don't like apes.
8)Sometimes good music can move me to tears.
9) During high school and part of the University years I used to play softball in a local team. I stopped because it was a way too stressing to me.
10) I like movies with a lot of explosions and, possibly, a good plot.
11) I hate playing Pictionary even if drawing and illustrating is mostly my job (or maybe BECAUSE drawing and illustrating is my job).

then my answers to Luca's questions:
  1. I needed to put online my portfolio and I choose a blog, instead of other media, because I love the brainstorm that arises with all the comments thing.
  2. Ideas, good works (art works, modeling works, sewing works... whatever), nice people.
  3. Just finished Jim Butcher's "Cold Day", now reading Roger Zelazny's "The Mask of Loki".
  4. Listening to the music, reading (books and comic books), watching TV series, playing drums, sewing, static modeling (seldom becouse I don't have room enough -_-), cooking and, when I have lot of freetime: traveling and going to concerts and music festivals.
  5. Yep, mostly in all the music related stuff.
  6. "Improvise, adapt and overcome!"
  7. Annibale Barca and Gilbert du Motier de La Fayette.
  8. Bic pen.
  9. Life is... something I really don't understand.

lunedì 17 marzo 2014

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Today it's St.Patrick's Day (or Lá Fhéile Pádraig if you're good in Irish gaelic), that is a very important holyday for Irish people and celebrates the death of St. Patrick: the patron saint of Ireland.
Lots of celebrations are set today in Ireland and in Irish communities abroad.
The most common ways to celebrate are to dress in green (or wear something green anyway), to wear green ribbons and shamrocks and to drink a lot of beer, just like an Irish  because everyone is Irish on March 17th .

On this blog too, we party for St. Patrick, I can't offer you a pint of beer, so I tried to manage to offer you the tipical view you can have when you lay down on the grass and look at the wonderful Irish sky.

This picture is my first attempt of a completely digital illustration:

sabato 15 marzo 2014

Those little people

What if, while rummaging in the old aunt's creepy house, you bump into a little crowd of tiny faeries?
It just what seems to be happened to this gal.
That's not an autobiographical story: I have no old aunts with creepy houses at all.

Ink and digital colurs.

venerdì 14 marzo 2014

Outside the window

Another cyberpunk illustration since I am in one of my sci-fi periods.
I am not completelly satisfied with the man's face, he should be a tough guy and looks a bit drunk instead :(
I hope at least the window effect looks good (I'm working on from my laptop lately and I am not totally sure about the colours effect on a real pc).

All made in pencil, ink and digital colours as usual.

lunedì 10 marzo 2014

Don't mess with'em

Last summer I spent some days with a friend at Wacken Open Air (that is a very huge metal music festival in Germany) and, between a gig and another, I spent most of my time wandering around the stand of the Wasteland Warriors.

It's pretty hard to explain what the Wasteland Warriors is, let's just say that in the festival there was a sort of post-apocalyptic corner all "dressed" with post-apocalyptic vehicles, post-apocalyptic people and tents and wreckage and stuff... (you can take a look to their deviantart page here).

Well, let's face it: I was born in the 80's. How could I be emotionless in front of a post-apocalyptic set?
I have been in my personal paradise!

I took lots of photos (and my friend almost killed me, but that's a different story: she is from the late 80's, she can't understand).

So, since she is a very good friend but a collegue too, I had to excuse my extreme enthusiasm promising her I would use all the photos as an inspiration for some artworks.

Some months passed by, but now here there is the first of my post-apocalyptic artworks.

A few words about the illustration itself: the weapon of the guy on the left was very different in the first sketch I made, now it makes more sense than in the first version thank to my weapon-consultant Luca who suggested to take a look to a UZI to steal some ideas.

I drawed it in pencil and ink and painted with digital colours.

venerdì 7 marzo 2014

Back clothes

Some times ago I made some test illustrations for an design studio. The purpose was to design some back clothes panels to decorate kids' bedrooms.

Here there are four of them including four different panoramas.

They were all painted in digital colours since the idea was to print them on I-don't-know-what material.

Anyway at the end of the day, the whole project was set aside.

mercoledì 5 marzo 2014

Stealing some trunks

Actually I am not totally sure whether they are stealing the trunks, or they are smply taking a look around.

I drawed it a few weeks ago with pencil and ink and I am no more satisfied with the result, but I wanted to paint it anyway and I can say that the coloured version is a lot better than the black and white one, even if it's very far from perfection. But there there is all the same.

I painted, as usual, in digital colour.

For the gun I took my inspiration from a copy of the famous Han Solo's one that Luca made for me, I just changed it a little in order to draw it not to similar to the original.

lunedì 3 marzo 2014

Girl with lion

Pencil and digital colour.

The lion reminds me a little my late dog Merlino.


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