Wednesday, 28 December 2011
Me working in the cold!
I've started working on a new project with writer Dino Caruso. It's for a graphic novel called Community Service. The story is outstanding, and I'm thrilled that Dino chose me to illustrate it. You can read more on Dino's blog.
the very first sketch for the protagonist, Drummond.
Saturday, 24 December 2011
Thursday, 22 December 2011
"It’s full of rich backgrounds, and simply terrific use of line weight. Gwen goes to work at a pizza joint called “Pie In The Sky” and I just adored everything that followed. The main character and overall visual style are just so good natured and aesthetically affable"
The second one appeared on Optical Sloth with equal enthusiasm:
"the art for this is fantastic and it’s a fun little story, so you should give it a shot"So, thanks a lot to both reviewers! And don't forget to drop a line to Giulie at gingerrabbitstudio.blogspot.com/.
By the Slice can be ordered here.
Sunday, 4 December 2011
Friday, 25 November 2011
These are not exactly fanart, rather concepts that I was finally inspired to draw by the magnificent story about Adam and Eve, Original Sin, featured in A Flight of Angels, the new graphic novel by the wondrous Rebecca Guay.
Thursday, 24 November 2011
Sunday, 13 November 2011
Friday, 11 November 2011
Monday, 7 November 2011
Saturday, 5 November 2011
Friday, 4 November 2011
Friday, 28 October 2011
On Sunday I'll leave for Lucca Comics & Games, and will be there until Wednesday.
Recently I've done a lot of sketches for A Dance with Dragons. You may find them on my tumblr.
I've sketched a new medieval short story recently... some 24 pages long, more or less. I wish I had the time to complete it. Who wants to publish it?
Friday, 14 October 2011
Sorry for the kinda late announcement - I lost tracks of days with my current flu. So, above you can see the cover of Don't Be Afraid, which features "Daddy" - written by Justin Heggs and illustrated by me, published by the Elevator Pitch Press. You will find them at the New York ComicCon, booth #2939.
In the meantime, you can read an article about its creator here.
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Saturday, 1 October 2011
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Monday, 5 September 2011
For the "Flawed" contest on tumblr.
Eddard Stark refuses Renly Baratheon’s help: “And what should I do with a hundred swords, my lord?” (AGoT 508)
This was the first scene in which I realised, truly realised, that Ned was going to crumble under his inability to play the game of thrones. He senses it himself: “He found himself wondering if he had done the right thing by refusing Lord Renly’s offer.”
Ned was wearing a "white linen tunic and grey cloak", while Renly was "still in his hunting greens, his cloak spattered with blood".
ASOIAF (c) George RR Martin
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Sunday, 21 August 2011
Thursday, 18 August 2011
Sorry for the lack of updates. I have been working on two comics at a time, both for the States.
Here above you can see page 2 of Daddy, words by Justin Heggs, pencils & inks by me. It will be ready for print for the New York Comicon, I believe.
Friday, 29 July 2011
Sunday, 10 July 2011
Thursday, 7 July 2011
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Saturday, 4 June 2011
Sunday, 29 May 2011
Sunday, 15 May 2011
Thursday, 5 May 2011
Monday, 18 April 2011
Friday, 15 April 2011
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Skirts and Dignity by *cabepfir on deviantART Cersei gathered up her skirts and dignity. "This must be very frightening for you. I shall forgive those words." (AFfC, p. 810, Harper ed.)
Friday, 1 April 2011
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Sunday, 20 March 2011
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Joanne Renaud asked me to draw a fanart for Georgette Heyer's The Grand Sophy, and here you go. It's the first time I inked with a G-pen (a Japanese nib) and it's not even as flexible as Hunt #108 Flexible Quill.
Saturday, 12 March 2011
March 12 is the birthday of Miriel, one of the main characters of my ever-going saga, Asanor. Yes, she has green hair, the result of being the only child without magical powers of a magical family.
Watercolour pencils and watercolour on Langton Prestige. It's the first time I use this paper.
Thursday, 3 March 2011
Arthur Dimmesdale, Hester Prynne, Pearl and Roger Chillingworth from Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter.
Ooh good news: I've been hired to draw Magnetic Fields' Strange Eyes for 69 Songs Illustrated! Cool.
Thursday, 24 February 2011
Monday, 21 February 2011
Monday, 14 February 2011
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
This is the first picture I ink with the new Hunt #108. The brand new brass surface had difficulties in keeping the ink, and it also seemed harder than the previous (now broken ç_ç) nib. At the beginning I had to dip the nib in the ink bottle almost every centimetre. I had almost finished inking when the nib started to be dirty enough to behave as I expected.
Anyway, this is my usual clutter when I try to ink in a clean way - I don't know, but I always get less interesting results when I try to be clean. Moreover, I'm still unsatisfied when I try to place deep blacks.
This drawing, in any case, was intended to show two main characters of my saga, Asanor: the protagonist (on the right) and his love interest, Miriel (on the left). She is the daughter of a typographer, hence their well-equipped bookshelves.
This, instead, is the last drawing I inked with the late #108. It's Hook peeling an apple for Wendy. You could tell I had just re-watched the Peter Pan movie with Jason Isaacs (squee). What you couldn't tell, since I adjusted the level, is that it was inked with a Lefranc & Bourgeois Chinese Ink, bought in Angoulême. It's a truly dreadful ink, if I may say the truth. I heard that people call the Pelikan ink a diluted wash; it only means they haven't tried the Lefranc & Bourgeois, because, meh, this is dirt water with a drop of black, not an ink. The only pro is that it's extremely flowing; but it's way too clear, almost grey, not pitch-black.