I illustrated these in watercolor in 2018. Gisela’s book is a beautiful collection of poetry designed to take you an adventure of fantasy and romance. Below are pages that I have illustrated for this book.
The BOOK Dancing-you or Dançar-te is a passionate tale written in the shape of poems. Each poem is a moment of a story swaying through metaphors and literals of dance, myths, and philosophic thoughts. Bringing in mythological tales and gods, pagan beliefs, romance, spirituality, and mysticism. A magical book, exquisitely crafted and illustrated in watercolor and simultaneously displayed in two languages, Portuguese and English.
This is Toby the Adventure Cat. He is a cat that loves adventure. He has a diary on Instagram and would love to share his adventures with you. This month of August, aside from his regular diary, he will go on an adventure of a lifetime! He will meet many new friends on his magical fantasy adventures. He will meet FANTASY ANIMALS and go to amazing places. He is already looking forward to it as Toby is always ready to go everywhere!
For this adventure, we are using these prompts. CLICK FOR A BIGGER VIEW .
This piece is special to me. It is the first piece where I totally rendered the grass and studied it. I was loosely guided by an online tutorial but the efforts were all my own. I remembered this one well as I talked to my friend the Bear about creating blades of grass from a Magic the Gathering Card called Plains (I think John Avon was the artist, correct me if I am wrong). He helped guide me throughout this process and I am forever grateful to him. Also inspired by the provincial grass of my childhood during the summer sunrise. It is a picture forever etched in my brain.
But I submitted this piece to an online Gallery show for Museo el Deposito for their #TubigAtSiningSaTahanan Gallery show during the Pandemic. According to their page, Tubig at Sining is originally an art workshop for kids using watercolor, held last 2019. This year, Museo El Deposito has invited the netizens to submit a photo of their original watercolor art creation to be exhibited online which will feature 13 selected artworks from the submissions with various theme and interpretation The said online art exhibit wishes to show artworks that could inspire and uplift the mood of their museum’s social media followers especially during the time of the pandemic
I did not expect much from that application. But this morning, I recieved a message that I got in and I was the 2nd featured from the 13 selected artworks! What an honor! Thank you so much Museo El Deposito. I am still in SHOCK. I didn’t know my paint blobs could get into such a place of prestige.
These are my original worlds of color and ideas. I painted these out of my own head, they usually have stories attached. But these are some one shot illustrations that I did out of my own head. Special projects will have their own page.