Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tatiana Barbosa - Colored

I just had to try coloring it before going to sleep. I do not know why I've been carving for color the last few days...

Lineart - Krita 2.6 (git)
Colors - MyPaint 1.1 (git)
SID Debian GNU/Linux
Wacom Intuos II

Tatiana Barbosa

No so quick sketch before going to bed. I've always had problems to draw this particular subject. The sketch I did before was so bad that all I could say is "I'm sorry". Decided to give her another try doing a quick sketch before going to sleep. It wasn't so quick - took me about 4 hours - and is far from finished. Decided to post it anyway.
Krita 2.6 (git)
Debian GNU/Linux
Wacom Intuos II

Monday, November 5, 2012

Beatriz Barbosa

It started as a gift. 'Cause of some personal stuff I was not able to actually finish the lineart but was able to color it during my lunch break at work. Lineart - Krita 2.6 (git) Colors - MyPaint 1.1 (git)

[AR] Marcelo Freitas

A few months ago I decided that I had to learn music. I bought a guitar and tried to learn all by myself. It was a disaster. Learning from my mistake I researched good music schools in Curitiba and found Academia do Rock. As it turned out, it is not just a music school, it is a place where you are imersed in rock 'n roll and is treated as equal. It doesn't matter if it is your fist class ever or you are seasoned musician, everybody is treated equally. This is the first, of what I hope will be a fun series, of portraits of all those people that make that place so special. I started with one of the owners - Marcelo Freitas.
Krita 2.6 (git)
Debian GNU/Linux
Wacom Intuos II

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Adrielle Soeiro

Justa a warm up sketch of Adrielle Soeiro

Krita 2.6 (git), 
SID Debian GNU/Linux, 
Wacom Intuos II

Luciane Greboggy

Justa a warm up sketch of Luciane Greboggy.

Krita 2.6 (git), 
SID Debian GNU/Linux, 
Wacom Intuos II

Karina Glevinski

She asked for a sketch but I had already begun one. Still lots of little details I sould fix/improve but I decided to post it anyway...

Krita 2.6 (git), 
SID Debian GNU/Linux, 
Wacom Intuos II

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

[WIP] Bear and Gabi

Warm up sketch that took way too long and is still a long way to finish..

Krita 2.6 (git), 
SID Debian GNU/Linux, 
Wacom Intuos II

Sunday, September 23, 2012

David Robert Jones

Another musician. I'm getting a little excited about sketching  musicians since I began studying guitar and bass.
"It amazes me sometimes that even intelligent people will analyze a situation or make a judgement after only recognizing the standard or traditional structure of a piece. " - David Robert Jones

Krita 2.6 (git), 
SID Debian GNU/Linux, 
Wacom Intuos II

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Priscilla Novaes Leone

I seem to have a real difficulty to sketch women smoking. 
Priscilla Novaes Leone - Brazilian musician.
Krita 2.6 (git), SID Debian GNU/Linux, Wacom Intuos II

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Brasil - Editora Limpinho

This is the version I posted on Facebook featuring Editora Limpinho's "logo" on the background to celebrate all those years I did not go to Gibiteca.

Krita 2.6 (git)
Wacom Intuos II
SID Debian GNU/Linux

Thursday, September 13, 2012


I just had to sketch something so I decided to do the patriotic thing and draw something interesting about our Olympic sports team.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Twin Falls Idaho

A good story does not need to be epic or complicated. Sometimes the simplest ideas, when well developed, can be a lot more efficient than big budgeted blockbusters.
Twin Falls Idaho is one of those movies that is beatiful in it's simplicity.

When in the hospital.. sketch..

Krita 2.6 (git)
Wacom Intuos II
SID Debian GNU/Linux

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Joan Jett

Since watching "The Runaways", a few months ago, I've became quite fascinated by Joan Jett. This sketch took me a few days to do and I do not believe it is finished yet but I've decided to publish it anyway.

Krita 2.6 (git)
Wacom Intuos II
SID Debian GNU/Linux

Princess Leia rendered using krita's medium hairy brush

It's been a while since I decided to experiment with the paint engines in krita but have never been able to use anything other than the pixel brush with a hard edge. Today I took on my own challenge and did a quick sketch of Princess Leia using only the hairy medium brush.

Krita 2.6 (git)
Wacom Intuos II
SID Debian GNU/Linux

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Just a quick sketch before going to sleep

It appears that I've become addicted to Krita. I was already in bed but could not resist doing a sketch before going to sleep. It was a rather quick one - about 1/2 hour.

Krita 2.6 (git)
Wacom Intuos II
Debian GNU/Linux

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fringe - Olivia

A few months ago I was watching fringe and decided to draw Olivia (Anna Torv). I began the drawing and did not have enough time/energy to finish. Since it is still occupying space on my hard drive I decided to post it.

Krita 2.5 (git) using an Wacom Intuos II
Debian GNU/Linux

Saturday, August 11, 2012

[WIP] Corey Taylor

About a year ago a friend introduced me to Stone Sour, and later Slipknot, sending me links to videos on youtube. I began to listen to the songs, pay attention to the lyrics and decided that I liked quite a lot. Then I found out about a book called "Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good" written by Corey Taylor, the singer of both bands. I read most of it and liked it a lot. It is simple but goes direct to the point.

I decided to make this sketch as a gift for another friend, who loves slipknot quite a lot.

Krita 2.5 (git)
Wacom Intuos II
SID Debian GNU/Linux

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

[WIP] Suicide Girl Sketch

Another one based on some picture of a suicide girl. It still on early stages, as can be seen by the line thickness and overall light and shadow balance.

krita 2.5 (git) on SID Debian GNU/Linux - Wacon Intuos II

Playing around with smudge brush on krita

I has this urge to play with krita's smudge brush and decided to mess around with an old unfinished sketch based on a picture from a Facebook post o Suicide Girls.
Krita 2.5 / SID Debian GNU/Linux / Wacom Intuos II

Monday, July 30, 2012

[WIP] Slutwalk Curitiba

There are times when just feeling the energy around you is more than enought to make you throw you camera back into the backpack and just enjoy the moment. That is how I felt when I went, accepting an invitation from Livia Cruz, to the Slutwalk Curitiba 2012.

I was amazed at how many different ideologies where united for a common cause. I saw neo-liberals, socialists, marxists, anarchists, and people who don't give a damn about ideologies. All there.

From all the things I saw there, the scene that was the most impressive was a young woman with her dauther, and husband at her side, using a makeup that resembled bloody tears. She was really crying, overwelmed by the joy of the event. It was a beatifull scene and, thanks to André Cruz, who gave me permition to use his pictures as basis for my sketches, I was able to make a quick sketch of it.

And, just to reinforce the messages of the walk: nobody should be judged by who they are or how they choose to live their lives. The only limits to one's freedom is another one's freedom.

Krita 2.5 (git), wacom intuos II - sid debian gnu/linux

Thursday, July 19, 2012

R.I.P. Alcatraz

One difference, I've learned, of the USA's and Brazilian's TV productions - beeing it series or soap operas - is how easy it is to kill a show in the USA and how hard it is in Brazil.
In the US, if the series does not get the return desired it can be killed off right after the premier episode is broadcasted. Most shows do not even survive their first season.
In Brazil, it is quite the opposite. The TV networks produce their own content and arrange their assets in order to maximize their usefullnes. If a show is struggling, they rework the plot but are unable to cancel the show because they have nothing else to put in it's place. They drag the show for a few more months until they can decide the plot, assemble a cast, and do all the pre-production tasks necessary inside a huge, monolithic and burecratic corporation.
Alcatraz suffered the North American fate: it was canceled after their first season even though it had a promissing future.

RIP Alcatraz...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

[WIP] Jenny

I've been wanting to draw her for a really long while but had not the guts nor the time. Began last night and will probably work on it for a couple weeks.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

It is not who you love, it is how

Just a quick sketch I did to loosen up. Scene from the movie Chasing Amy with Ben Afflec and Joey Lauren Adams.

Intuos II, Krita 2.5 (git) on SID Debian GNU/Linux

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Doc Knows Best: Love Hurts

This was done as a birthday present for a dear friend of mine. A while ago she asked me for a House MD sketch and I thought this one was more than appropriate for the occasion.

Wacom Intuos II, Krita 2.5 (compiled from the git repo a few days ago), SID Debian GNU/Linux

Sunday, May 13, 2012


I wanted to make a quick sketch but, knowing me, I should have guessed it would be not that quick. Everything was going speedy until I got to the hair.

Gotta learn to simplify the hair.

Wacom Intuos II, Krita 2.5 (git) on SID Debian GNU/Linux.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Two Rabbits

One of most wonderful experiences is to be completely surprised. And that is what happened to me when I first watched the movie “2 Coelhos”. The name of the movie, for itself, was quite clever. Came from the expression “matar 2 coelhos com uma cajadada” which loosely translates into “killing 2 rabbits with a single shot”.

I must admit: even being a proud Brazilian, I was never to found of Brazilian movies. They always seemed to lack something in the plot, in the development of th story, in the acting, in the editing or, quite often, in the main idea behind the whole movie. 2 Coelhos was quite different. It is not the most original movie, it does not try to be, nor it try to be artistic nor a celebration of some sorts. I is just a good mix of a drama, a love story, strategy and action all built on top of imperfect people. Every single character has it's flaws and strengths. The idea, the theme of the movie deserves attention too. As the title says, it is a plot to bring down a corrupt politician and a unstoppable mobster who are personifications of what the writer, director, producer and editor Afonso Poyart obviously sees as the two great problems in the country: corruption and greed.

 The storytelling deserves attention too. The way the story is narrated is as important as the story itself. Being the protagonist a avid gamer, the movie has the feel of, and some simulated scenes, of a computer game. Animation is used quite often to enhance key points of the plot, especially when presenting characters and their agendas. I recommend the movie to anyone who wants to watch a well thought action movie with quite a few good twists and even surprises. The sketch above is of one of the main characters, Julia, played by the gorgeous and talented Alessandra Negrini.

 Wacon Intuos II, Krita 2.5 (git) on my trusty SID Debian GNU/Linux.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

[WIP] Carrie Fisher

This one is just Carrie Fisher, not as Princess Leia. It has a long way to go but it already works as an image. Since it is possible that this image will just be "sitting" in my InProgress folder for quite a while I decided to publish it. Guile Dias made a few nice comments about this one so I'm quite happy about this one.
Wacom Intuos II, Kirta (2.5 git) on SID debian GNU/Linux.

[WIP] Princess Leia - Armed and Dangerous

Continuing the Carrie Fisher Series.
Wacom Intuos II, Kirta (2.5 git) on SID debian GNU/Linux.

Carrie Fisher - Princess Leia

I was never a big fan of StarWars. Not that I did not like it but the faerie tale aspects of it always bothered me. The hero had to be a prince, the endangered princess, the dark side of the force, all that stuff. But Carrie Fisher always amazed me. For her beauty as Princess Leia and for her life story, and the courage to tell it with a huge sense of humor, years latter. I've been doing a few sketches of her lately and, even though I'm not posting them in the ordered I produced them, I'll be posting them as soon as I feel comfortable with each piece. As expected, I'l start with the last one I did.
Wacom Intuos II, Kirta (2.5 git) on SID debian GNU/Linux.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Coupling Guys

Coupling (UK) has been a favorite show of mine for the last decade or so. A few months ago I decided to draw the cast and so I did. It is a couple months old because I wanted to publish the guys and gals simultaneously. Since I'm almost finished with the gals lineart I decided to start posting. Lineart:
As always, Wacom Intuos II, Krita 2.5 (git) on Debian SID GNU/Linux.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ashley Scott

This is just a quick one to loosen up my hand after a few weeks away from my digital drawing board.
Krita 2.5 (git) on SID Debian GNU/Linux Wacom Intuos II

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

[WIP] Aline Patrialli

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

[WIP] Ohh Jeffrey - Coupling UK

This is a part of a sketch I'm doing of the guys from the UK series coupling. Done with my old and trusty Wacom Intuos 2 and Krita 2.5 (git) on my SID Debian GNU/Linux desktop.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Old study - Mayor

While looking for some old pictures, requested by a friend, I found this old drawing in some shady corner of my backups. It is quite old, even though I can not remember when I did it, and unfinished. Brush and india ink on layout paper.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

[WIP] André e Laura

The thing about friends is that they never cease to surprise you. After about tree years apart I visited André and Lívia and finally met Laura, their little angel. This is supposed to be a gift for them, if I ever get to fix Laurinha's face.

Friday, February 10, 2012

[WIP] Grasiela Piasson

Found her pics on Facebook and something about her fascinated me. Grasiela Piasson, actress and singer, born in Erechin RS and resides in Curitiba PR.
It is still a long way 'till its finished but I decided to post before I screw up or give up.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

[WIP] Tabby Tyler: agent of the shield

I've stumbled across some of her pics on Facebook and just could no resist doing some sketches. Black and White:
And the poorly colored version:

Friday, February 3, 2012

[WIP] Coloring Kirsten

As anybody who checked the last posts can deduce, I've been studying comic book coloring and digital painting lately. A lot of reading, a few experiments but nothing decent as of yet. Yesterday I decided to try coloring something so I took one of my old sketches, of Kirsten Dunst, and decided to splatter some colors over and see how it would go. It is a long way from done but I decided to post anyway. Lineart: krita 2.3 (git) Colors: krita 2.4 beta 7 (git) Sid Debian GNU/Linux Wacom Intuos II

Friday, January 27, 2012

[WIP] Cheryl Texiera digital painting

I've been reading a lot about digital painting lately. Colors where always a mystery for me, since I'm more used to drawing, so I decided to dedicate some time to it. Along with Larry Wall's caricature, this is one my first, ever, experiments with digital painting. This would not be possible without great apps like Krita and MyPaint. I've seen Cheryl Texiera on the web series "My Future Girlfriend" and just could no resist doing some sketches of her. Krita 2.4 beta 6 (git), Wacom Intuos II on my SID Debian GNU/Linux desktop.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

[WIP] Larry Wall

This is my first, ever, try on a caricature as well as on a digital painting. I hope Larry Wall, the creator of the perl programming language, can ever find it in his heart to forgive me. Krita 2.4 beta 6 (git), Wacom Intuos II on my SID Debian GNU/Linux desktop.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

[WIP] Tonzinho

A friend asked to draw her baby boy. I'm kinda rusty last few days but I gave it a shot. Hope she likes it.