quarta-feira, 18 de dezembro de 2013


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segunda-feira, 21 de outubro de 2013

Deathline- Round 3

              Sketchbook doodles                                                   separated doodle

       Final image

segunda-feira, 30 de setembro de 2013

Quim e Manecas

Two 3d Sculptris models based on Quim and Manecas, two characters from a XX century portuguese comic by a portuguese illustrator named Stuart Carvalhais.

... And some reference images.

quarta-feira, 25 de setembro de 2013

Deathline- Round 2

While i was exploring the free 3d software Blender i´ve found a very good 3d modeling resource named Sculptris. It´s very intuitive, practical and above all, for free.
Sculptris belongs to Pixologic, the creator of Zbrush, and since my wallet cannot afford it (at least) for now, i´ll glady continue to explore Sculptris, which allows pretty decent results even if with some limitations.

The process was the same as in the first round; pick a sketch, this time from my mini sketchbook and start working from there.

Sadly i could not replicate her hair as the software wouldn´t allow to use asymmetry without damaging the whole model.

domingo, 15 de setembro de 2013

Small update

Hi there! Here´s a couple of studies.
A photo study from the linework to a painting study.
I´m struggling to use more often the PS RGB colour palette for a more accurate, fluid and natural painting, based on the light and it´s interaction through out the composition.
By using that method a person can learn more about colour and light.

Here´s a  double page sketch of a deleted level from a game i played as a young child, Sonic 2.
Then it´s application to a digital painting.

terça-feira, 3 de setembro de 2013

Deathline - Round 1

During a daily doodle session with my drawing fellow mr. Sergio we´ve decided to use 2 (or more) of our doodles as the basis to create two pieces, either finished or not.

Here´s my fish cutlet:

The page i used to push the characters a bit forward...

And then the final sketches...

             1- Pencil work                               2- digital base painting respecting the sketch lines

domingo, 25 de agosto de 2013


Hi! Lately i´ve been arround my sketchbook, returning to the fun spontaneous doodle.
Since i´ve had so much fun designing characters based on playing cards, i´ll upload some of them.
The quality of my scanner isn´t the best so, bahh...

 Time to focus on digital painting again.

 And a couple of digital studies done a while back

segunda-feira, 15 de julho de 2013

Portfolio piece

                                                                Rough colour sketch


                                                                         Final piece

                                                                     Digital studies

terça-feira, 2 de julho de 2013


Hi there, finally i´m working on a Intuos 5 tablet.
Despite the fact that my old Volito 2 helped me in my digital painting process for many years, it was creating unneccessary problems. The difference between both is colossal.

                                                    Here are some character sketches



Some caricatures of historical characters for personal study. This bunch is from the dark episode of the French Revolution, and some of these men were very wicked men.
Here´s some names: Jacques Necker, Georges Danton, Maximilien de Robespierre, Jean-Paul Marat, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. 

 And a quick study