Wednesday, October 31, 2007



Originally uploaded by boredomsketch Hello everyone!

This is part of my self portrait frenzy that i'm doing since September 17th, but i thought it could be a cool temporary id.

It was done using a web cam, Photoshop and wacom intuous.

Hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Little Red Riding Hood

Hello everyone!

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood 2

Little Red Riding Hood 3

I did these three illustration to a Children Illustration contest that happens every two years in Barreiro,Portugal.
You can check the winners here, blog
oficial site
They are from the story of the Little Red Riding Hood.
The first one is when she´s leaving her home, going to her grandmother's house.
Her mother is warning her about the wolf.
The second one is when she meets the wolf and he's able to mislead her, and she's going to pick some flowers, giving the wolf some advantage on the way to grandmother's.
In this one i remembered the Magritte's painting where an horseman it's in the florest and thought it would be a nice way to show the wolf in this case.
here's a link to the painting,
The final one is when the wolf already at grandmother's house and the little girl is entering the house, without knowing that the wolf is there. I've tried to tell the reader that he's there, trying not be literal doing so.

I want to improve if possible, them so im putting them here to your apreciation and critique.
So please do so and i hope you enjoy them!


Friday, June 15, 2007


Originally uploaded by boredomsketch

It happens, a lot times, but we gotta be able to beat it!
And do something to win the lack of ideas.
Go skate or take a walk in coimbra's downtown ares some of the ways i find that usually works for me. ( not allways)
For some, they await patiently for the muse of the almighty inspiration to come. :P

Totally digital, done in Corel Painter IX and wacom =)

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Illustration Friday - Suit

Illustration Friday - Suit
Originally uploaded by boredomsketch

Well, i admit, this time originality was not the qualitty of my illo, :P
It's me on a suit, with a skateboard with some tapes.
It was for my degree's book, where most of the students who are finnishing the degree, make or have made their caricature.
So this is a self caricature.

Saturday, March 31, 2007



Originally uploaded by boredomsketch

This is a personal work.

It started as a small sketch, and over two months, not on a daily basis i've working on this pic.
I have never spent so much time on a digital painting and now i feel it really worth the effort.
My idea regarding this work was to try to visualize somehow how a person's "heart" can be unlocked and the wounds that other relationships created are healed.
The tatoos on her are to remind her of something that she might have learned with other relations.
The rockabilly style on the tatoos are just because i really like the kind of tatoos and i guess they suit the purpose.
Watching Shawn Barber's work regarding tatoos are also the reason behind this work.
It was done using Corel Painter IX initially and then i switched to the X version wich helped me a lot blending the colors because of the real bristle feature.
The arm and the hand holding the key were really hard to got it righ (i still not happy with it).

I loved the time i spent doing it and had a lot a lot of fun.
And i hope you enjoy it too!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Illustration Friday - Red

Illustration Friday - Red

Originally uploaded by boredomsketch.

I did this after watching a video about Carson Ellis on youtube.
I adore her drawings for The Decemberists. with the portraits of the band with cool frames around them.
So the face of this drawing is based on her face and her work.
I could said it was a portrait of her but some things are not exactly like her.

Well hope you enjoy my lttle red girl, which was done with a 2b pencil, plus a red and ocre color pencil's on my moleskine sketchbook. I was looking for a sort of old, yellowish paper, and that kind of paper works, i guess.


Thursday, January 04, 2007

Illustration Friday - Phoenix

Illustration Friday - Phoenix

Illustration Friday - Phoenix
Originally uploaded by boredomsketch.
Will she reborn from the flames? ihihih

Drawing on paper, colored in painter and retouched on photoshop.

It was a good late night painting :)