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 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

{Wallpeople 2014}

The 7th of June was this year's Wallpeople.
The theme was everything nature related. I decided to give it a try {after I almost bailed on it cause I was going to be all alone, etc} and made a little something. All in all, it was a nice activity. There was a guy who wanted my piece so SUCCESS!

My dear mate, Patricia, showed up at the end after all! Yay, Patricia! She is holding one of my two pieces {they are basically the same only difference is one has the legs coloured and the other isn't}

♫ Atlas by Coldplay

Friday, April 18, 2014

{For the Little Ones}

Good evening, boys and girls!
I know, I know... I haven't posted in ages but school is not exactly allowing me to do much. BUT I'M DONE WITH THIS SEMESTER SO YAY!
I was planing to make a book for my niece's 2nd birthday but, again, school didn't allow me to finish it. Now she's two and still no book. I did finish two {I know...} pages out of the ten I was planing to make. I think my style of illustration goes well with this kind of stuff.

I'm going to try to finish this as soon as possible and maybe print it in some fancy paper for the general public {as in people who know my niece} to admire. I finally got a proper camera so you'll see a lot of decent photos from now on. I think I'll continue with my me as famous things series once I decide which one to make next.

The Girl From Ipanema by Stan Getz

Saturday, February 8, 2014

{Menta Verde}

Menta de Guardia.
For my Graphic Design III class we had to pick a Dominican brand or a popular product to redesign. For some strange reason I ended up picking popular product "Menta Verde" or "Menta de Guardia" {Panca being the brand}. After designing a packaging for it, I was told to design a poster for it and I ended up with something I was not expecting...

This did get attention from a guy at the print shop who owns an advertising agency who gave me his card so I guess it's not THAT bad. I keep expecting to become better at this but it's hard and frustrating and ugh... whatever.

♫ Daniel by Devendra Banhart

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

{Tell it to the Marines}

There's always been something about nautical themed stuff I particularly enjoy.
Stripes, ships, anchors, water, etc, etc, etc... Maybe is the fact that I live in an island myself or maybe is just how awesome nautical things are {despite the fact that I'm TERRIFIED of open waters}. Anyway, last night {or really early this morning?} I saw this little doodle I made the other day of a sailor with waves behind him, grinning like an idiot. I had this urge to draw so I decided to give it a try. I've always been fan of old cartoons, as in1930s cartoons {Fleischer Studios, Walt Disney and all that} and how the shades of grey and silly animations worked so well. I was planing on making this a color drawing but decided to try and use grey scales. I kind of like the ending result and I think I'm going to play around with the grey palette for a little while.

Also, HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY! A little late for that but this is my first post of 2014 so yay! I don't hold on to useless resolutions I know for a fact I'm not going to make so let's leave it at that.

Happy by Pharrell Williams