Tuesday, January 31, 2012

feel good tip #17

I'm lazy lately, I know. I'm not drawing as much as I would and I really don't know why. Maybe because I'm busy with (too) many other things and cannot focus well on my works. January has been a total chaos, but I'm going to devote February to my illustrations and work hard on self-promotion and on the projects I'm thinking about. Besides resuming my everyday sketching.
Meanwhile, enjoy this stunning mix by Xinobi, found today on my wall :)

Monday, January 30, 2012

bubble #26

There are days when I look around and feel thankful. Today is one of those. I'm thankful for the precious ones I had the good fortune to meet, for the love they give me, for each single affectionate gesture I received, for my family, for every single smile and for what I have become. I could not really wish for more. Love!

Led Zeppelin - Thank You (1970)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


As I predicted, the new moon in Aquarius brought a bit of fresh air. The dark clouds are gone and I recovered my usual good humour ;)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

coffee tea me

Today is one of those days where I feel like the ball in the pinball. Undecided, confused, tired, insecure and blue. I need company but I don't want to bore anyone with my lunar confusion. In fact, this weird situation lasts since the beginning of this moon. Luckily, tomorrow a new one starts and I hope this will be just a bad memory. I hope.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

vanilia & comics

These are the visit cards I made for my friends of Vanilia & comics. They needed a more comics-oriented image, so I re-arranged the original logo into a balloon. Since they love my puppets and expecially my faces, I drew theirs on the back :) Their display is a computer component (a heat-sink, I suppose), which fits them f***ing perfectly! :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

bubble #25

The first time I heard this song I went hog wild. It was about 2005 or 2006, nu-disco was in its infancy and I'm sure I'm not wrong if I say that this track had a key role in its blooming. The space mood, the perfect clearness of the sounds, the slower beat and the dreamy melody together made a bomb. And it blew up in my head like a firework. Thanks to Lindstrom, the world's dancefloors have never been the same.
I consider it one of the best disco tracks ever and I still play it from time to time, jealously keeping the vinyl safe in my collection. So turn up the volume, close your eyes and fly!

Lindstrøm - I Feel Space (2005)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

the onion comes up again

My friend Emanuele liked the onion so much that asked me to paint one for him. And here it is: I used watercolour, pencil and some tiny touches of white ecoline for the light points. It is about 22x30 cm.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

no way

At age 6 I faced the cruel reality: that was my last day at the playgroup. It was located right in front of the primary school, which was until then just the place where the older kids went. But no one knew what was going on in there and nobody ever cared, after all. That day, the teachers started telling us terrifying stories about homeworks, desks, books, being good, being quiet, going to bed earlier, waking up earlier and whatever. I thought that they were exaggerating, but I was wrong: they were even optimistic! The very next day I knew: the party was over. For the first time I had my own pencil case full of colours but I couldn't use them, my best friend was assigned to another class so we could not even chat about our serious businesses, because you couldn't talk. There were no swings, no swords, no music, no building blocks, no flowers, no trees, no robots, no lizards to hunt, nothing at all! I couldn't believe that. Poor me.

flute & bass

I can barely play the flute and I always wanted to play the bass. What would you think if I started now? :)
(this was the sketch for December 26th)

random kids

They say: Hello, we are the random kids. Blaaah!
(this was the sketch for December 25th)


This morning, a message by my boss woke me up telling me that I could stay home for today, delaying everything to monday (tomorrow is Epiphany and in Italy is a feast day). Yay, but that meant that I could not scan my drawings until next week. It was definitely a sign so I didn't think twice and got out of bed, straight to the nearest shop to buy the scanner I needed! I'm going to devote this day to posting all the backlog. What better time to inaugurate a new section of my blog, the pitturini! Pitturini is a bizzarre word that sounds like little cute paintings and I often use it when I'm absorbed into my creative side. This one here figures a little hippie girl. As usual, I drew a light pencil trace and then I used watercolours, ecoline and coloured pencils.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

bubble #24

Well, this seems to be the first post of 2012 :) In these days I'm off to work for the Christmas holidays, so I cannot post any of the sketches and paintings I did, because I don't own a scanner but don't worry: tomorrow I'll be back on my desk and fix everything, and the first New Year's resolution will be to buy one :)
While I was digging through my hard disk to find a bubble, I found this little gem from 2009: I'm mad about the piano riff in the middle, it gives me goose bumps and I cannot stop playing it, as I did the first time I heard it. Don't you think it is simply divine? How I wish I would be able to play it myself! I must ask Leo to teach me.
By the way, happy new year to you all: I really hope that it will bring all the best to all of us. Love! 

Cloned In Vatican - Nina (Road To Cagliari) (2009)