Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Boas Festas!

Boas Festas!, originally uploaded by boredomsketch.

Illustration for Grupo de Teatro O Celeiro, for their Happy Holidays card!

Done with brush and ink, colors digitally added! And the type is digital also!

Here are some close ups!

The drawingsThe drawings, close upClose up on the houses!Close up on Santa!

Hope you enjoy it!

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Cadavre exquis

Cadavre exquis, originally uploaded by boredomsketch.

Cadavre exquis

Saturday night drawing with my friend Ana Biscaia, cadavre exquis style.
She started the drawing, then passed to me, i did a litle more, and allways like that until it was time for a new one!
Made with copic markers, waterbrushes and the mighty bic cristal ballpoint pen!

You should do it too!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ler é Divertido!

Ler é Divertido!, originally uploaded by boredomsketch.

An illustration i did for Gatafunho, a portuguese publisher, for which i'm finnishing an illustrated book, written by Lurdes Breda.
In the book it says "Reading is fun!", which is a great message on any given time.

Made with brush and ink, colors and letters digitally added.

Take care!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

After Picasso

After Picasso, originally uploaded by boredomsketch.

I did this drawing after watching a documentary on Picasso, called "Picasso, The Full Story.
I visited his museum late september this year, when i was in Barcelona, and i was very happy to be able to see again his works. I say again because i did go to Barcelona 10 years ago. But now i saw it with "other eyes".

Here are sone closeups,

After Picasso, closerAfter Picasso, close up

It was made on my moleskine with a waterbrush pen, with ink, and two copic markers, which i recently got to try.

After Picasso, Tools
Hope you enjoy it! :)
Oh i really recommend the documentary!

Friday, November 26, 2010



originally uploaded by boredomsketch

Poster for the play, "Ordem", written by João Santos Lopes, winner of Concurso INATEL|Teatro Novos Textos, 2009, and performed by Grupo de Teatro O Celeiro, also winner of Concurso INATEL|Teatro Novos Textos, 2009.

More details here,

Done with brush, ink and digital colors.
Type also done digitally.

Hope you enjoy it.

Friday, November 05, 2010

The Amazing Freelancer

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The Amazing Freelancer, originally uploaded by boredomsketch.

Double spread illustration for the issue #10 of the great Göoo Magazine.

“We seek to create a circus built by the different acts of life, based on that happy decay which make us laugh instead of crying, dazzle and frighten us with fantastic characters and situations from the everyday circus of the imaginary.”

You can see more photos of the magazine here,

Thanks to Martín Orza for inviting me to participate :)

Take care,

Wednesday, October 27, 2010



Marvão, originally uploaded by boredomsketch.

These are some drawings made during my stay in Marvão, with the writter Lurdes Breda. We were invited by the Biblioteca Escolar de Marvão to talk about our books, and our jobs.

Here's a video of me drawing for the children, that were trying to guess what i was drawing!

For more info, only in portuguese, you can click in

It is a very beautiful place to visit!

Take care, André

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Um desenho por dia…

Um desenho por dia…

Um desenho por dia…Hello!

I've participated on Zona Gráfica volume 1, which was presented on the Beja's International Comic Book Festival.

It's a very short story, 2 page only, made with brush and ink, on a A3 paper.
I did the washes directly on the inks. :)

Original pages and the book

I made it like it was a comercial, about how good a drawing every day does to you, :P

Here are some detail shots, of the book and the drawings.

Detail shot, page One

Detail shot, page One

Detail shot, page Two

Detail shot, page Two

Printed pages

Here's the link to ZonaBd blog,
And to some photos of the book,

All the best,

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Small Moleskine!

These are two pages from my small Watercolor Moleskine sketchbook.
It's from 2008, but i have lot's of cool things still to share.

This is the Owl.

Little Owl, originally uploaded by boredomsketch.

Made with Brushes, Chinese Ink, Watercolors.

Some close ups.
Close up - OwlClose up - Owl
And a very angry old man.
Angry old man!
Close up!
Close up - Angry Old ManClose up - Angry Old Man

Made with Brushes, Chinese Ink, Watercolors and Gouache.

Hope you enjoy!

Take care,

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Arlequim, Servidor de Dois Amos

Poster design and Illustration for the play "Arlequim, Servidor de Dois Amos", performed by the students at ESEC University, in Teatrao Theatre.
I had to follow Teatrão's Graphic style, so the illustration was the part where i had more freedom.
I made the illustration with brush and ink on paper, scanned it, and colored it digitally.
For more info on the play, but in Portuguese, go here,

And now some little details of the process.
To start, the Thumbnail of for the Illustration.


Now the final drawing and inked drawing.

Some closeups on the drawing.
Close up!

The mask!

And finally, all the elements of this project.
The thumbnail, the inked drawing, the printed poster and flyer.


Hope you enjoy my little talk about my process.
Take care,

Saturday, July 10, 2010


God?, originally uploaded by boredomsketch.

I was interviewed by Eloísa for TugaMagazine and she challenged me to draw a portrait of God.
I have to say it was a hard one, because i only had a few hours, but i had a lot of fun with it.
I used watercolors, no sketching at all, because the medium allowed me to discover shapes without controlling too much. After a few washes, i painted gouache over the watercolors and finally scanned it and added a few color corrections and that was it.

Thank you Eloísa! You can read the interview she made, but only in portuguese, here,
Here are some photos of my table where i was working.


On the left side of the photo you can see the plate where i mixed my watercolors, and on the right side, my palete for gouaches. I've used Winsor and Newton watercolors, Carand d'ache gouaches, painted with Winsor & Newton Cotman series, and the brush on top of the sketchbook is a sable hair brush, but it doesn't have a brand.
Finally, the paper is a Canson watercolor Sketchbook, 300gr.
And now a close ups on the painting.

Close up

Closer to God

Now i want to paint more Gods!

I hope you enjoy it and i'll waiting your opinions and critiques!

Friday, June 11, 2010

A Naifa in Coimbra

A Naifa in Coimbra, originally uploaded by boredomsketch.

A Naifa in Coimbra
On May 27th, i went to A Naifa's concert, in Oficina Municipal do Teatro, Coimbra.
Link to their blog
The show was amazing, and by the third song i was drawing it.
Even with very few light to see what i was doing, i went for it, and tried to capture what i was seeing. And it was great!
Even more lucky i felt when i shared the drawings with the band members! Who liked a lot and said that it was the first time they have seen drawings of them playing.
It was a very cool night, and you can see the drawings clicking on the images above, that links to the set in Flickr.
For the tech details, i drew with a Pentel waterbrush,filled with Winsor&Newton black ink on a Moleskine Plain Soft Notebook - Large sketchbook.

Hope you enjoy it, and if you also draw, maybe you feel inspired to try the same.

Take care!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

EmCena, Second edition

EmCena, Second edition, originally uploaded by boredomsketch.

Poster for the second edition of EmCena.

Illustration made with brush, ink and digital colors.
The character presenting the event is "Shakys", the mascot of EmCena.

Details and the program here, (portuguese),

Take care,