Monday, December 30, 2013

watercolor portrait

Happy 2014!!

Saturday, December 21, 2013


Watercolors, gouache and pastels

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Michelangelo study

Charcoal and pencil on Bristol board

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

watercolor and gouache portrait

On Moleskine

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Old Church

Watercolors, Pen & Ink

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Pencil Drawings

Pencil on sketchbook

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Hand Study

Pencil Sketch

Acrylic on watercolor board -alla prima

Friday, May 31, 2013


Colored Pencil Sketches
Esboços em lápis de cor no sketchbook

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Indian Ink Sketch

Indian Ink on Sketchbook

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mixed Media Portrait

Watercolor, Gouache & Pencil on sketchbook

Friday, March 29, 2013

Victoria Amazonica

Amantikir - Campos do Jordão
watercolor & gouache on scketchbook

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Charcoal Draw

Charcoal and white chalk
9x11in/20x30 on Mi-Tientes paper

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Acrylic step-by-step

Acrylic on cotton Canvas - detail 9x11in / 20x30cm
This is a small step-by-step on a piece I had long planned.
It all started with several pen sketches. The bellow version comprises what I wanted for the final look. Initially I was going to concentrate on the figure only and not the whole sofa and background.

The idea developed in the following charcoal drawing:
charcoal - 9x11in/20x30cm

 I then carefully line traced the charcoal drawing to another transfer sheet. This is my charcoal comprehensive drawing.

Transfered drawing. Here I´m using Fredrix cotton canvas.

I originally planned to do this piece using Ala Prima technique. As I was not very secure on the final proportions I decided to cover the figure image, to serve me as a guideline during the painting project.

Palette choosen: white, mars black, vermillon red and yellow ochre from Liquitex.

First wash of red. It looks pretty much "no-brained" but I had practiced a lot the types and direction of the strokes. It took me several sheets of practice until I reached a level of satisfaction that I wanted to reach for the final result. 

 First & second layers covering the figure, shadows and some of the lightning coming from the front.

Using a combination of white, yellow ochre and vermillon red I created the skin variations, applying each brush stroke carefully.

 A general view of the whole piece and its detail bellow.

Final piece with several minor corrections, especially on lightning and details for the sofa and background.

Acrylics on canvas - 9x11in/20x20cm

Monday, January 14, 2013

What I did on my vacations...

I traveled, disconnected from outside world, spent time with my family and pretty much drawn every single day. Bellow some of the (good) results after of so many bad drawings. Have a great 2013!