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This is the new year

Posted in Illustration, Ramblings, Sketchbook with tags on February 11, 2014 by Gabriele

Image My step-father once told me that addiction is doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result. Obviously this wasn’t his knock-down definition, but it stuck with me. Every year I make resolutions hoping for them to stick, and they never do, but ever year I go through the same tired ritual. …maybe this year will be different. A friend and I have set ourselves the project of drawing the same thing every day for a week. It doesn’t matter  how badly they are drawn. We decided on frogs (obviously). I’m hoping that this project will keep me interested and allow me to improve this year. To try and keep myself on the right track I’m going to mention my goals here.

  • Keep committed to the drawing project for the year. (draw every day)
  • Complete 4 graphic design tutorials per month.

Here goes.


Plucking feathers

Posted in Illustration, Sketchbook with tags , , , , on January 17, 2014 by Gabriele

Plucking feathers

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Yet another new year, with very little to show for the last.
Hopefully this year will be better.

As a starting gesture towards this hope, or goal, here are some sketches I did this week.

Something old & sad news

Posted in Sketchbook on February 12, 2012 by Gabriele

I found this lurking on my hard drive. I didn’t have the heart to trash it without giving it a second life here on the blog. I always feel a strange attachment to my drawings. This is my rabbit who now lives with a friend of mine actually. He is still very dear to me.


Posted in Graphic Design, Illustration, Sketchbook with tags , , , , , , on December 1, 2011 by Gabriele

Here are some t-shirt design ideas for The Dykeenies. They are the only productive thing I’ve done in the past few weeks. L.A. Noire has systematically destroyed my life, and I regret nothing. Actually that’s a lie. If I’d never played the game I’d never have gone into this ridiculous depressive slump from finishing it and the fantasy having to come to a vicious end.

10h30: anatomy study

Posted in Sketchbook with tags , , , , on November 12, 2011 by Gabriele

Using the ImagineFX: How To Draw & Paint Anatomy. I could get tired of this really quickly. I know it’s important though. I really really do.

10h00: thegreatdestr0yer (10 MINUTE SKETCHES)

Posted in Sketchbook with tags , , on November 10, 2011 by Gabriele

this is Trent Reznor.  But you should know that. If you didn’t then shame on you… or shame on my drawing skills. I owe this guy a lot. A big piece of my happiness. And my film and media storyboard (which i may or may not have based entirely on year zero).

Trying to do more speed drawing/painting. These were 10 minutes worth.

08h15: Golly what a day

Posted in Ramblings, Sketchbook on November 3, 2011 by Gabriele

Fans of Disney’s 1973 classic, Robin Hood will appreciate the title, not so much my failed attempts at recreating the amazing work done by Disney studios back in the days of celluloid animation. But maybe it’s a start. I want to get into animation slowly. The old fashioned variety. Digital fucks everything up. Check this out:

That’s good old animation for you. And that’s why old Disney is better than new Disney generally speaking. I think because it was so much effort to make each film they thought things through so much more. Most animated films and shorts nowadays feel very “mass-produced”.

P.S. I love Robin Hood (the film and its main character). Thinking of getting him as a tattoo sometime in the hopefully not-too-distant future.