Friday, February 27, 2015

feel good tip #40

Ooh la la. Something truly elegant for once. This beautiful mix by Dela Muzik woke my ears up after a thousand years of endless boredom. Good taste and music knowledge are extinguishing with the 'old' generations, and so it is always blissful to find gold in the dirt. This precious selection of hidden gems from the my beloved 70s (and not only) is cool, charming, hypnotic, stylish and bloody sexy. I can't stop playing it! :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

christmas in the barn

And here is one of my latest artworks: a children's book cover design for The Clever Factory, via my agency Lemonade Illustration. I really enjoyed making it, and these days I'm on four additional covers for the same editor. We have been working very often together over the last months and each time is even more exciting than the one before. Thanks for choosing me :)


Saturday, February 14, 2015

happy valentine's day :)

For those of you who have their Valentine, for those who have not, for those who have many and for those who don't know, happy Valentine's day! As for me, I am going to celebrate at home together with the usual bunch of faggots. No news is good news :) Love! 


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

croccantini!

If you say cat, I say I can't wait to have one messing my living room up, demanding crunchies. Crunchies is croccantini in italian, and italian cats are mad for them the same as all the other cats in the world :)


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

lesson number 2

Hey. I'm getting to like it. And it's easier than expected :) Today I have drawn more precise and fine strokes, do you see? I like this freaky gadget so far.


lesson number 1

Well, I finally decided to upgrade my skills and bought a pen tablet. I always have been skeptical about it, as I am an old school drawer accustomed to look directly at what the pencil tip is doing. But times change and we must keep in step with the times. And time is money. And they say pen tablets help saving time. And money. It all makes sense.
Anyway, this is my very first practise. It feels like drawing with a bath soap at the moment, but it is getting better move after move. So this is also the first episode of my journey to the mastery of technique! Stay tuned :)


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

the gingerbread man

Happy new year folks! :) It seems Christmas is not over for me. Joking aside, here is my last artwork for 2014: a children's book cover project featuring the Gingerbread Man. I like Christmas stuff so I enoyed making it very much :) In the meantime, 2015 has already begun with many news and projects on the stocks and this makes me feel very happy. Let's go!


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

happy december and merry christmas :)

Almost all the things I love in one picture: light strings, Christmas ornaments, cats, space, the moon, the snow, spacecrafts, shiny stuff, stars... Can you guess my favourite month of the year and of my calendar? :)
Happy Christmas, a super 2015 to you all and a big thank you for reading me and appreciating my work! Much love! 

Wham! - Last Christmas (1984)


Sunday, December 14, 2014

all came from a dream

This is my illustration for Kairos, a non-profit association that deals with custody of minors. The association was in the need of an image restyling and my cousin Monica, founder and chairwoman, asked me to draw a dream she made about children floating in the air and adults picking them down like balloons. I really enjoyed drawing with coloured pencils again after a lot of time, It is relaxing and everything comes easier, isn't it? :)


Saturday, December 6, 2014

bubu's handmade

Bubu's Handmade è un bellissimo negozietto online che fa un sacco di cose stupende. La Fru, una delle due socie, che è anche una mia amica qui di Bologna, mi ha commissionato il ritratto delle bimbe Bubu's, che sono le modelle ufficiali del progetto (nonchè proprio figlie stesse). Io vado matta per gli oggettini che producono e mi sono già fatta preparare una casetta da appendere al muro, simile a quella che vedete nella foto in cui spunta anche il mio orologio di Cappuccetto e il Lupo :)
Nel frattempo, stiamo tramando grandi cose insieme. State sintonizzati!
Intanto, seguite Bubu's su Instagram: bubushandmade ;)