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.