Friday, February 28, 2014

Serious...

In case you have to do a presentation and you cannot find words to describe the seriousness of the situation...  use this.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

meow?

Say Kane is saying something with a funny voice and using Castalia as a puppet. Castalia goes "Meow?" And usually when playing with cats like this... it ends up in tears.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Kiss

This is a quick doodle I did using my spare gouache - I do so love gouache! *_*


Monday, February 24, 2014

Why art is difficult




Traduzione: C'è sempre spazio per il miglioramento.
La gente dice queste parole con facilità, analizziamole.
"Là" - miglioramento vuole dire che non siamo ancora arrivati "là" (dove vogliamo arrivare)
Spazio - è un paradosso in realtà. Che sia un centimetro o mille chilometri non c'è differenza.
Perché per ogni passo che compio, il miglioramento è sempre un passo avanti a me.
E sempre vuol dire... per sempre!
Per cui, in pratica, mi state dicendo che per arrivare dove voglio arrivare dovrò percorrere per sempre una distanza infinita... ma non sarò mai in grado di acchiappare il miglioramento perché mi è sempre un passo avanti.
Ma sapete cosa vuol dire sapere che qualcosa non verrà mai raggiunto? 
Per questo i creativi sono pazzi, perché conoscono il vero significato dell'infinito.
Ci vivono dentro.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Your proposals

Here are some of the characters proposed by the readers for The Gem of the Mediterranean Sea.
Some of the characters came with so much material that I managed to split them in two or more characters.

So meet Scylla and Charybdis who are basically Circe's housekeepers. 
Cassiphone who is in charge of the boys.
Hyttia or Ittia (have not decided on the spelling yet) is in charge of the serraglios (as Circe likes to collect animals) - she believes to be cursed and that she has been turned into a fish person.

Telegonus is the only clone who does not look one bit like the original Kane. He is also Circe's chef of security.

Philip is one of Gemma's suitors he almost makes it to the inner circle. 



Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Gemma doodles and studies


Grumpy Gemma - how many tears can a man shed? (it does not make sense now but it will, I promise hahaha)


Gemma in her outdoorsy clothes.


This is an idea for a cover or an illustration - we shall see... under one of my outdoor sketches.


Some of my scripts look like this hahahaha.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sketch_dailies - n 1 3 - more crew memeber


A few more member of the crew - you may remember Jules and Emilio for being inseparable buddies.
Although Pifo made them fight using bread balls... but them we see them being friends again while they eat Cassata and one of them is playing the slapping hand games with Kes.

The other guy is Bear... he was very happy to get a haircut but eventually his turn never came so he stayed a bear in the end.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Castalia - Summer Day

My friend Nopp painted this beautiful picture of Castalia dressed as a summer day. She used markers, acrylics and a bunch onf mixed media to paint this... they disney is strong with this one muahahaha.
Thank you, Noppy, I love it!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Sketch_dailies - n 8 and 9 - animated gifs

We begin our Valentine week with one romantic picture of Kane and Castalia asleep... and the caption: it takes a real man to love a strong woman.



And here are some animated gifs of my work in progress.

Friday, February 07, 2014

Sketch_dailies - n 7 - Sacred and profane

This is another rough concept for a dress that is supposed to switch from sacred to profane (although i still want the profane version to make her look innocent).
I might try something puffier for the one to the right side so when she removed the cape people will go: woaaaah, where was all the fluff hiding?


Thursday, February 06, 2014

Sketch_dailies - n 5 and 6 - Cassiphone and servants

Today's sketches (and yesterday) are studies for costumes... I am thinking for Cassiphone and Circe's servant girls.

We see tiny shoes... deforming women feet since the dawn of time.





Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Sketch_dailies - n 4 - Cosimos

Two Cosimos are better than one.
While grandpa reads with his special crystal, young Cosimo has fun drawing God knows what (maybe naked girls hahaha)



Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Monday, February 03, 2014

Sketch_dailies - n 2 - Itzak and Pearlie


This is a retelling of a famous painting - which I love to bits hahaha. Here are itzak and pearlie all grown up.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Anniversary - sketchaday - n 29 to 31 - END

Well I still have 14 requests to clear so it looks like sketchaday will continue for a couple more weeks.

Here is Circe in one of her fantastic dresses which I still hope to fix because it does not look peacocky enough hahaha.

Now to clear off the remaining drawing here are the sketches from day 29 to 31.


Some awesome fanarts

I did not have much time to share some of these with you guys but I recently received some fanart and lots of love so it's about time we share and love in return, right?

This first set of drawing is from Kevsoraone - who said he could not sleep at night and so doodle this - for a while I lost his message and contact but I finally found it again: visit Kevin's gallery on Deviant Art Here.


I think you guys might know him Shawn Ye (he currently has no website and I think he suspended his DA account but you can find him on CGSociety and Concept Art World... for instance.. HERE - he is very famous in the feline lover community and designs cards and stuff.
Well it just so happens that Shawn sits right next to me in the office hahaha and so he was inspired by pirates and white cats and drew me a Catstalia.


The last one is by Aurora - some italian readers may know her from her series on Shockdom. Here is her fanpage on facebook. Where you can also follower her work in progress for this lovely piece of Cat and Callista :D