Saturday, May 2, 2015

#DoodlersAnonymous365: April

April was actually a surprise. Modafoca makes this word list every year for people to draw something according to the word of the day from said list. I already had a theme for April but decided to change things a little bit and went for the #1dibujoaldiaabril thing. Needles to say, it was chaotic. I didn't know what to doodle, I had to google for some reference, but in the end, I actually manage to finished it up.

More on instagram.

#DoodlersAnonymous365: March

March was my favorite month so far. Ever since I was little, I had a fascination with food illustrations. I remember having this Disney English/Spanish book and always going to the Kitchen section just so I can see the drawings. Honoring that never ending love, I decided to make traditional dishes from different countries the theme for March.

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#DoodlersAnonymous365: February

February was a little bit tricky. I had to make a list of 28 tv shows/movies I've watched and draw a character that I thought represented the show/movie. Some I liked, some I did not but it was a pretty fun month. February was also the month I remembered I had a scanner app on my cel and it made my photo of the doodle experience 100% better.

You can see the rest on my instagram.

#DoodlersAnonymous365: January

Doodlers Anonymous started this hashtag back in January where they asked to draw something everyday for an entire year. I've been trying to make 365 projects or any project yearly since 2012 so I gave it a try. So far I haven't missed a single day. To make it more interesting (and leaving my brain cells intact) I make a calendar with themes per month. January was all about patterns.

You can see the rest of them on my instagram account.

Friday, December 19, 2014

{The Snapchat Project: 2014}

Sometimes you get a little, uh, creative at work.
I never really used Snapchat much before I started working where I'm, well, working. It can be fun, it can be annoying but in my case I draw. A LOT. I make my coworkers strike a pose, or, in some cases, snap a candid and then proceed to draw whatever comes to my mind. I do, however, get some request of specific characters which can be both fun and a challenge.

I'm planing on making my 2015 project a sort of monthly gallery of the different draws I make using only my cellphone and fingers. Wish me luck!

♫ Só Em Teus Braços by João Gilberto 

Monday, December 15, 2014

{Café 401}

It's been 6 months since my last entry. Little bit sad about it BUT I've been all kinds of busy. First of all, I've been working since June for a digital agency as a graphic designer which means my free time has gone from 90% to 20%. University is driving me insane BUT I finally finished this semester and the next semester is my last one taking classes, and {hopefully} I'll be done with university next year. Yay!

Anyway, one of my friends from work told me he had a friend who opened a cafe recently and was looking for someone to paint the door and glass of the shop. For some divine reason, he thought of me and that's how I pretty much got the chance to paint a big piece for a local cafe, Cafe401

I made the illustration in Illustrator, printed the whole thing out {NEVER print a 106" x 86" or something piece on a bunch 8.5" x 11" it's going to be a nightmare, it's going to be hell} I was nervous, dizzy, excited, giggling last Thursday  as I went to the cafe and put everything together.

From 18.00 til' 23.00 I was painting non-stop {ok, I did stop for some food and water. I NEED MY FOOD AND WATER} and the result was pretty much satisfying.  Here's a little hyper lapse of the door and the papers and whatnot.
 I didn't have the chance to take what you might call "decent photos" but my friend took some random ones that will {sort of} let you see the whole thing. I will eventually take some time to take some photos of the whole thing.

♫ Quédate Luna by Devendra Banhart