With the release of the movie in the US, one of the books I worked on hit the shelves: Ralph Wrecks This Book! Though the final design has been changed to a simpler structure, the initial approach had dialogue balloons in the layout, almost like in comics panels. I don't know who did clean-ups and color, but I am very happy with the final result! I enjoyed working on these pages and here you can see the cover (that's not mine) and some of my layouts. Ciao! #book #WreckitRal
And here are the first samples posted by Impronte d'Autore! Do you want to read more about this line of stamps? Check my previous post! #AliceinWonderland #stamps #timbri #fustelle #art #ImprontedAutore
The Alice stamp set has finally been released and I am excited to be able to talk a little bit about it. As many are aware, I have been working with Bernasconi F.lli s.a.s. – with Stefano and Umberto –, the stamp makers here in Milan, for a number of years now. We work together and come up with new images every season, and although it’s not my main line of work, I really enjoy the opportunity to create fun and simple images that can then inspire other people’s creations. In f
Ever look back on a drawing and think, “What was I thinking?!”. Well, it happens to me all the time, and I guess that’s a good thing as it means I learned something in-between. At least, that’s what I tell myself. I thought it would be fun to look back on some past work and review it with fresh eyes, as though it were drawn by someone else. That wasn’t hard though: There were times I didn’t even recognize the drawing… had no memory of drawing it and questioned whether it was
Yes, I know it's been a while since the last post, but there was a lot of normal work to do and as they say, "duty calls". So this time I thought I would talk about the work done on another of the Alice illustrations. Alice and the Caterpillar has always been one of those iconic images from the story, so... it had to be done, right? I actually started with this image as the beginning of the Alice series and even painted it just to see if I could. I am not a painter, by trade
Hey, Guys! Back again to speak about more bunnies as we enter the season of Spring. Well, Spring has not really "sprung" here in Milan yet, but looking forward to it after these last cold weeks. OK, I have 2 sets of bunnies to show you from the Woodland Line. The first set is more from the Western culture, while the second set has a more of an Eastern flavor. The Western set started with these small sketches of bunnies. I wanted to find a simple shape that could still be
As we surround ourselves with the holiday spirit, I thought I would dig up and share with you the layouts for the winter Tinker Bell Art Pool: The Secret of the Wings. I really love this film and had a lot of fun doing the artwork for this one. It's funny how, as you review an old project, it seems you can be transported back to the moment you were working on it. Like listening to a once popular song. As I went through my files, I found all my thumbnail sketches as well.