Sunday, April 2, 2017

Speed painting - video tutorial

I've published a speed painting on youtube:

here is the finished image:

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I'm back

After some time, here I am again.

I have revamped my web site, and started an Instagram page.

You don't like posts with no images? Ok, that's a small bird I did recently with gouache paint

European sparrow

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Some more sketches

A couple of recent sketches from life:

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Lost soldier

A soldier lost in a tropical forest

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Some illustrations

Three illustrations for the book "Storie di gente a pezzi" (roughly Tales of people torn to pieces), published by Del Miglio Editore. It's a collection of short stories, with illustrations by different people.
The first two illustrations were made with ink:

the last one is a pencil drawing with some post-processing (it's strongly darkened)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sketching again

Some new images after ages. I've been busy doing stuff which I may, sooner or later, show on this blog.

A couple of sketches from last year:

and some brand new from last weekend.
The strange building in the next image, the one with two small doors, is called a giassàra in the local dialect (ghiacciaia in italian), which means "ice-house". During the winter it was filled with ice, which didn't melt for a very long time, and was used and sold during the next summer (this was in the "pre-fridge era", of course).

Some more detailed landscapes:

The white line on some images is an artifact from the scanner.

Friday, November 11, 2011


Some time ago I was struggling to find the features of an imaginary character: in my mind he was quite clear, but I couldn't put him on the paper. I guess you know. So I looked for the most similar real face I could remember, and that was the smart and nice face of Alfalfa (actor Carl Switzer) from Our Gang series (yes, we know this series in Italy, too). I collected some photos and started to copy, hoping this would help me ("when you are stuck, go back to nature"...).

In fact my character turned out quite different, but the exercise was definitely useful.