Sunday, 8 December 2013

Character design

Practicing character design on my classmates during Life Drawing.


Saturday, 23 November 2013

My room

Yesterday afternoon I had layout digital painting tutorial by Katie Fomina. I was really enthusiastic to learn new secrets in this subject, both for digital panting and layout. Thanks Katie!
We had to take with us a drawing from life of any layout and a picture reference to pick up the tonality. So, these are my pictures from my room:

After all afternoon (about 3h) this is my final digital painting version:

Friday, 8 November 2013


Tonight there was a beautiful sunset so I decide to practice in life drawing and layout concept. It took me like 20 mins ish.
Photoshop + Wacom

Critiques please! :)

Strangling for an essay question...

... and it's just the question,

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

From my window

Could be sunny or raining, but those pigeons are always there... All the times I look out from my windows I know I will find them.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Layout Thumbnails

Some thumbnails from today for studying the lights and how they work. I used some picture from Toy Story 3 as references.

Character Design with Gillian Reid

This week we had a workshop with the Character Designer Gillian Reid. It was such fun!
She started by explaining how she usually worked and asked us to do the same: we had to imagine a character and his hobby.
Here is my old grumpy granny with a secret passion for DJing and electronic music!
Firstly, we had to make different shapes trying to go over the stereotypes: 

After we found the shape we prefered, we had to draw different rough positions of our character without going into too much detail:

Later we had to do the same with the head and the expressions, going more in details:

This is the result of the few hours of workshop with Gillian and I enjoy it so much. After a morning like this, how can you stop drawing? Such fun... So, I just drew few more pictures before my wrist "told me" to stop. 



Saturday, 12 October 2013

Conto Lounge

Last Saturday afternoon, trying to come back to some life drawing.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Rehearsal studio_ Anacrusi

Finally I finished it! It took longer than I thought because I had some right-hand pains, but as soon as I could I completed it.

Now it prints on the window of Anacrusi music school!

Monday, 12 August 2013

Self portrait

Self portrait I made in a couple of hours.
Mirror and photoshop. 

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Some summer sketches

Few weeks ago I finished another sketchbook and these sketches are a few from the last pages. Summer in Italy is getting really hot and so, i passed a lot of afternoon at home under in the shade and that little bit of cool. I passed more time looking to new amazing artists in the web and try to learn from them rather than keep drawing. As I said, i finished my last sketchbook and i still didn't find a new one. I have to do it soon...

Coming back in Italy I also met again some close friend and one of this I used often to draw her portraits. Like this one:

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Work in progress

Some details from my current work. It will be an external panel of a rehearsal studio called Anacrusi. 
Coming soon...

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Time to pack

Today was such a looong day! 

I'm moving out from my current home in few days and today I had to move all my stuff in the new one. So, after hours and hours of packing I decided to transfer all my stress in a drawing.

I never thought moving was so hard...

Monday, 3 June 2013

Botanic explorer's studio

This is my last uni work for this year! yes, I already finished a year: where the hell is it gone?? Time passes really fast when you enjoy it.

This part of the project was to invent the work-room of an "artist" of our choice. In the end, I chose a botanist/explorer who lives in a tree house in the jungle. The clean up, the b&w tonal and the colour section took me one complete day and a night ( yes, I didn't sleep at all!). I am not used to do layouts and color them, especially in Photoshop, but I had quite some fun making them. I think I will use photoshop+tablet again.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Smoke effect animation

This is a smoke effect animation I did for one of the 3rd year projects. I used this amazing video as reference. It took me one week to understand it and elaborate a first rough animation, which I then cleaned up.
I can't wait to see it coloured and embedded in the project :).

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Happy baby elephant

This is my last animation of this year course. I looked at some video references and sometimes baby elephants are just crazy and hilarious!
Here are some character designs

Comments and critiques are welcome! Thank you

Saturday, 18 May 2013


I have finally finished my jump animation exercise! The final work is shorter than was supposed to be for time reasons, but I have a rough basic animation of the full thing.

So, this is the complete version:

This is the first one with the key frames (the original version):

I started trying to do the anticipation with my real character that unluckily I couldn't use in the final version: there was too much 'follow through' for the time I had.

My character was a young boy, probably already teenager, with baggy cloths.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Monday, 6 May 2013

Trying layouts

Here some layouts from the last few months: another uni work. 
I have never done layouts before because I used to draw more the human figure, but I quite enjoyed drawing them. In the beginning I found it hard and boring, but soon it became easier. I tried to change media and to colour them in Photoshop and it was interesting. Maybe I found my new aim! 
Uni is getting really hard especially because this is the last month (already!!!). In the end of it I will show you why I am so busy... and I hope to find more free time to do my personal works. It is something that I really miss doing!

These are copies from real life, the majority of and from my room and house in England.