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Monday, 22 April 2013

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That damned lovely great little girl called Rib. made a new poster for a contest, Cheap, and it happened that the photograph in which she worked is elegantly stolen from my profile.




Thank you a lot, Rib.
It's always an honour.

Eta's nose

Sunday, 21 April 2013

(«See you at their bodies about 5 pm!»)


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(I desire so badly to create a longer story on this idea, but my list of project calls me up for something else. This is just a sketchy expression of all the pictures that I got today after reading a dream… Uh, the dream isn't mine, I do steal, yep, but I guess that is fine, as long that playing with the strangers consciousness it is too!)



… So, tonight your lesson is: next time that you have to take a flight, you do your check-in, you finally, tired, you seat in the waiting area and you feel unbelievable attracted by that stranger there, well, answer you where is from your feeling; there are strange powerful beings here around and inside, you better watch out!
Or enjoy randomness and serendipity.



(I wish you go for this one 'cause is pretty confortable to me, actually… Thank you a lot in advance.)

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

"Cut the Line" /// Pre-order the 12" vinyl, limited edition of 100"

Past week Heidi posted this vocal message:


Pressed on standard weight black vinyl in recycled cardboard jackets, with full color printed front/back artwork. *All pre-orders will receive a free print of the artwork printed on matte paper using high quality archival inks. Includes immediate download of 10-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

Go on the Inner Ocean Records page to pre-order it, read more and already listen to three tracks!


I don't want to tell too much about it, but… there is also a surprise inside… surprising even to me. Ok, I seal my lips and I go back to work…

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

The stream is going in a shape

My list of current projects and ideas is always been too long, even before my high school age, I never known a moment in which jump and say "Yahoo, I'm free!". It's a bit frustrating, but I know that it's because I basically care of write down all my interesting ideas, seeing later what I can pick up and develop.
But since the beginning of the year my list crazily grown, riding the new tornado of my inspiration.
Finally the list looks like a life plan – and it's a mess, but one of the best that I ever seen as mine.

Probably I'll often update the blog still with easy sketches and photographs, but really a lot of stuff should come out in the next months, even if I'm not yet ready to tell what's going on.


Meanwhile, I show a little detail of the big illustration that I was doing yesterday night.


I made the sketch of this illustration in the past April and it born in my mind exactly the night from the 1st to the morning of the 2nd of April 2012, one year ago, the day in which I moved from Italy to The Netherlands, definitely the first day of my new consciousness way.

This drawing is very particular to me, for many reasons, included the time that is taking. I usually end an illustration in one working night, sometimes two when the sketch asks more. Instead this illustration wants me lost in the details and in the shading like in the old times. Because of my bunch of stuff to do and obviously also because of what my messages asked to my styles, well, it's a long time that I don't allow myself such a long joy with my pastels, in that old way that literally turns your nervous system to the best meditative state.

I was enjoying again so much this state of mind in which I fly when I draw in this way and I was thinking that I could fuckin' die of joy if I were one of that old naturalist that were also illustrator – spending the whole life descovering new species of flowers and butterflies and drawing for scientific reasons.
With this thoughts in my mind, I was taking some inspiration for my figures from some photographs on Google. And in that moment the little new green doodle took my attention:


Maria Sibylla Merian (2 April 1647 – 13 January 1717) was a German-born Swiss naturalist and scientific illustrator, [...]
Because of her careful observations and documentation of the metamorphosis of the butterfly, she is considered one of the most significant contributors to the field of entomology. [...]
[Wikipedia]


Anyhow, the fish in my new banner (hey, that young fish is a brave traveller, don't you see?, it travels through the consciousness between the time, the space and the changes) is another detail of my illustration… if you're still here and not contemplating the amazing work of Maria Sibylla. But you know that both of them call you back to the same great point of view: 
                                                                            the art of seeing.
  
   So, take a breathe around, now
        
                                                   – 


                                                                     (my Dutch Springtime is so moving! Ancóra).