Bye 2006! / Adeus 2006!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everybody! Thanks for coming here and check out my illos, make comments and all. It's been a wonderful experience! I hope we can stiil be together in the cyberspace next year!

Feliz Natal e um super maravilhoso (melhor que 2006) Ano Novo para meus amigos blogueiros brazucas. Foi ótimo tê-los por aqui vendo meus rabiscos, comentando e coisa e tal. Tomara que possamos estar juntos novamente aqui no ciberespaço no ano que vem!


Smoking Guns #3

Smoking Guns #2

Smoking Guns #1


Eyes that speak

If eyes can really speak out our emotions, what are those saying?


Illustration Friday - Help

Help, I need somebody,
Help, not just anybody,
Help, you know I need someone, help.
When I was younger,
so much younger than today,
I never needed anybody's
help in any way.
But now these days are gone,
I'm not so self assured,
Now I find I've changed my mind
and opened up the doors.
Help me if you can,
I'm feeling down
And I do appreciate
you being round.
Help me, get my feet
back on the ground,
Won't you please,
please help me?
And now my life has changed
in oh so many ways,
My independence
seems to vanish in the haze.
But every now and then
I feel so insecure,
I know that I just need you like
I've never done before.


Commissioned by View Magazine and inspired by Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette. (Brush, black ink and photoshop)


Beauty everywhere / Beleza em todo lugar

What inspires me most is people, mainly faces. I always say that, I know... I know. But don't you think it is wonderful that we have such a huge variety of skin colors, hair, noses, eyes and lips to look at?

O que mais me inspira é gente, principalmente rostos. Eu sempre digo isso, eu sei... eu sei. Mas vocês não acham maravilhoso ter tanta variedade de cor de pele, cabelos, narizes, olhos e bocas para a gente olhar?


One face twice


What are you looking at?

Inspired by the movie Transamerica, with Felicity Huffmann.


Christmas Songs

The Super Black Power Christmas Tree

I have been tagged by Geninne for the Christmas Song game. I have to list 5 of my favorite Christmas songs and then tag 5 others to do the same. It is not easy, for I am brazilian and we don't really sing a lot on Christmas, but I will use my movies' knowledge to make my list:

1. All I want for Christmas is you (Remember "Love Actually"? I LOVE that movie!)
2. White Christmas
3. I'll be home for Christmas
4. Let it snow
5. Jingle Bells

And I'm tagging:
1. Kako
2. Mattias
3. Maria Eugenia
4. Elizabeth (I don't know her, but her blog is awesome!)
5. Baptistão

2007 Calendar / Calendário 2007

Every year that passes, I find it harder to finish my calendar in a reasonable schedule, so that my clients can get it before the year starts. 2006 was not different, but I've managed to finish and print it before the end of the year. It is not as complete as the previous, but at least my clients will receive something to remind me in 2007, instead of the big nothing I've sent them in 2006...

A cada ano que passa fico mais e mais enrolada na hora de fazer o calendário. Este ano não foi diferente, tanto que só consegui fazer este aí em cima no último momento e com bem menos que as 13 ilustrações costumeiras. Mas consegui fazer, acho que é isso que importa, já que no ano passado não deu tempo e fiquei sem ter o que mandar para meus clientes em 2006... Então fique ligado, pois se você é um criativo em propaganda ou da diretor de arte na área editorial, certamente receberá o seu exemplar nos próximos dias.


Illustration Friday - Mask

Kabuki Mask

Can you answer this question?
If we took off the mask that we use, what would be underneath?

Knocked out / Nocauteada

Sorry, but I was knocked out by a virus and haven't been able to post since last friday. Damn virus! It always attacks when the weekend is near...

Desculpem, mas eu fui nocauteada por um virus e não tenho conseguido postar desde sexta passada. Vírus desgraçado! Ele sempre ataca quando o final de semana está chegando...


Girls only

On My Desk Blog

If you don't know this blog, you don't know what you're missing! It is very interesting to see what artists from all over the world have in their work environment.
The today's post is mine. Here is the lilnk:


Back to action

To see more of these incredible photos and get inspired visit LastNightParty.


My workplace

Some people asked me what I use to make all those faces.
Well, it is really no mistery at all: I dig them at sites like TheCobrasnake, MissShapes, Face Hunter, Ambrel and others. After copying and editing the photos, I print them and use it as reference to draw in my little sketchbook.
It is a very good exercise and sometimes turns out to be good drawings too.


The end of hibernation

I've emerged from my hibernation. I always have to give myself some time to chill out after a travel, no matter how long it was, a week, a month... It is a time when I am trying to adjust to my daily routine and I am also battling the "after-holliday-depression".
Unfortunatelly, my first appearance in almost two weeks brings you nothing new (this drawing was made weeks ago) but at least I am back!