Friday, 30 December 2011

Rolo The Brawler Versus The Gliding Headhunter

This is one of a series of concepts I'm making for a character that will appear in a new comic. It didn't fit the more sci-fi setting of the story, but I liked it anyway so I finished it.
The villain is inspired by old-school kaijins from tokusatsu series; I like the contrast between Rolo's ethnic feel and the more modern appearance of his foe.

I guess this is the last drawing I post this year, so see you in 2012 for more stuff by myself, Ciao!

Monday, 19 December 2011

Feeding A Totem With Psychic Orb

In order to keep totems working, a knight and a bunch of ghosts travel around Planet ZZZap to feed them with psychic powered orbs.

As usual, A4 smooth paper, Copic and Posca markers.

I wanted to return to a rougher finish in illustrations and this drawing gave me the chance to play around a little bit. Next thing up is a new comic for a zine coming next year and lots more of stuff!
Stay tuned and buy Detrocboi booklet! Ciao!

Friday, 16 December 2011

Right Now

Hey, I'm working on lots of things lately, three short comics, one is for a zine, the others will be appearing somewhere else but there's time before I can speak more about that; I'm also making some commission work and in the time that remains I'm working on some illustrations.
Here's a picture of one of the illustrations:

There's still something to do before I can start coloring it. Once it's ready for markers I'll try to complete it while proceeding with the comics.
So stay tuned and remember to get your copy of Detrocboi booklet, it's selling fast so act now!

Monday, 12 December 2011

Interview For Frizzifrizzi

This is the translation for a small interview that was published in November on the Italian web magazine Frizzifrizzi.

Hello, how old are you, and where do you live? How long have you been an illustrator?

Hello, I'm 26 years old and I'm from Genoa but I'm already travellin' to somewhere else with my mind.
It may seem trite but I've always been drawing, especially because by doing so I can give a shape to my fantasies, its worlds and characters. As for being an illustrator "for real" I've been feeling that way since a couple of years ago.

Pencil or graphic tablet?

Pencil, then fineliners, ballpoint pens, and any kind of marker especially Poscas, Copics and fine tip ones.
I find the spontaneity and the errors of traditional coloration great ways to improve and give more vitality to drawings. I use my computer only when the drawing is complete for a scan and a couple of color adjustments.

What do you do when you're not drawing?

I listen to music, lots of; read books or comics, watch movies, then the things that caught my interest make their way to the drawing sheet in one way or another. I also like to cook.

What's on your drawing desk?

Right now? Obviously drawing sheets and pens, a notebook where I keep ideas for new stories, C.F.'s Powr Mastrs 1 and a small porcelain crocodile.
I try to keep my desk as tidy as I can, but when I draw I can't help but flood it with markers and pens.

How much does a drawing weigh to you?

As much as the sum of everything I had in my mind while doing it.

A book cover you'd like to do, and a movie-poster:

For books I'd pick Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle or Pynchon's Crying Of Lot 49, I worship those books and they influenced me a lot. For the movie, I'd go with Herzog's Aguirre, it'd be a great challenge to recreate the movie's visual power.

An Italian illustrator you like:

Silvio Cadelo is one of my favorite Italian artists.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Detrocboi Booklet's Out!!!

It's finally available, get it here!

30 pages, A5 format, digital printed booklet

Contains 3 comics, Dream Fortress, Vampire Hexagons, Heroism Potion and 10 full page illustrations.