sabato 18 marzo 2017

Passionflower's Fairy-Dragon


"I thought that it would be nice to make a series of painting about Fairy-Dragons and Flowers.
So, after the Roses, I decide to draw one of my favorite flowers: the Passionflower.
Since Passionflowers have a very exotic appearance, I imagined that their Fairy-Dragons (who are also their guardians and caretakers), should camouflaging like many exotic animal are used to, in order to survive. ^_^
It took me about 7 hours to finish it.
I can't wait to draw another Fairy-Dragon... I only need to decide which flower should I chose...Uhm.... It's hard! XD

Tacniques used: colored pencils, watercolors and poster paint on canvas."

lunedì 13 marzo 2017

The Lazy Bee

L'ape pigra01

"Now that the illustrators that will be exposed in this year's gallery at the Children's book fair in Bologna are chosen (and - of course - I'm sadly not one of them), I can show one of the 5 illustrations that I sent, here on my blog. ^_^
I'll post my favorite: the snake and the bee.
The theme is taken from one of Horacio Quiroga's tales described in the book South American Jungle Tales, in particular The lazy bee.
It took me several hours to finish it, because I used a very slow tecnique, which is engraving on cardboard.
All the white parts that you can see in fact, are in reality a hole on the cardboard.
Even if I wasn't chosen, I'm still happy because I had fun to do my illustrations, so I'm proud that I have tried my best. EHEHEH!

Tecnique used: engraving on black cardboard."