Sketchbook'10 | I'm not the one?!

This does part of my Handmade A6 sketchbook (2010), done with blanc and squared paper sheets.
Watercolour and Pencil
Tittle from I'm not the One by 3OH!3

Sketchbook'10 | Cause the word is just never gonna come out

This does part of my Handmade A6 sketchbook (2010), done with blanc and squared paper sheets.
Pencil and Watercolour.

Tittle from the Starstruckk music from 3OH!3

Sketchbook'10 | Little Red

This does part of my Handmade A6 sketchbook (2010), done with blanc and squared paper sheets.
I guess in the past years I've been a little obsess with this character and tale. This is one of my takes on Red. (Little Red Ridding Hood). You might as well see other Reds around soon.

2010 - Wicked partnership In this crime

This does part of my Handmade A6 sketchbook (2010), done with blanc and squared paper sheets.
Watercolour and Pencil
Title come from music Our Truth by Lacuna Coil

Sketchbook'10 | Entwined Lives

This does part of my Handmade A6 sketchbook (2010), done with blanc and squared paper sheets.
Watercolour and pencil.
Two folks meet in a sheet of paper.

Ilustração'09 | Rock & Roll Girls

Drawn in 2009, with the objective of doing a fictional Cd cover for Rock Girls band or duo.
Hand draw, watercolour, black and grey markers.
Used photographic reference for the poses

Illustração'09 | um emigrante em lisboa

Vector done with Illustrator.
Started in 2009 for a uni assignment.
It's inspired in the a film/documentary/tribute called “Movimentos Perpétuos: Tributo a Carlos Paredes” (2006) by Edgar Pêra. In one of the interviews with the musician he says that he felt like a an emigrant in Lisbon. That phrase touch me essentially because I felt like that too many times.
Carlos Paredes (1925-2004) was an expert in Portuguese guitar.

Selfportrait'08 | In pink

I don't Care... by ~maf8
Tittle given by the music I don't Care by Apocalyptica feat Adam Grontier
Self Portrait inspired in a previous drawing, done in Photoshop 

Selfportait'08 | What about five?

This time a few self-portraits done in my drawing classes. I was looking for a mirror and, in the middle one I couldn't look to the paper and the others are done with one line only, almost without stop. 

Illustration'08 | From fairest creatures

From fairest creatures... by ~maf8

Shakespeare sonnet

From fairest creatures we desire increase,
That thereby beauty's rose might never die,
But as the riper should by time decease
His tender heir might bear his memory:
But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes,
Feed'st thy light's flame with self substantial fuel,
Making a famine where abundance lies,
Thyself thy foe, to thy sweet self too cruel.
Thou that art now the world's fresh ornament,
And only herald to the gaudy spring,
Within thine own bud buriest thy content,
And, tender churl, mak'st waste in niggarding.
Pity the world, or else this glutton be,
To eat the world's due, by the grave and thee.


Quer-se prole às mais belas criaturas
pra que não morra a rosa da beleza
e em fenecendo as coisas já maduras
um terno herdeiro as lembre. Mas acesa,
contrai-te a luz do teu olhar, consomes
teu ser no ser das tuas próprias chamas
e onde há abundância crias fomes,
cru inimigo de ti, teu ser desarmas:
tu que do mundo és fresco ornamento
que a gaia primavera arauto fez,
em teu botão te enterras a contento
e terno avaro esbanjas mesquinhez:
Apieda-te do mundo, ou sê glutão.
Comas tu o devido, a cova não.

'08 | 360º Park View

360º Park View by maf8
Done between December 2007 and January 2008 as a school assignment, it was my last work for a drawing discipline. These ones are the raw drawings in pencil. They are 12 A4 drawings, I've assemble them together so you can actually feel the 360º.
Click to enlarge image.



WIP'11 | The Last Word

The Last Word by ~maf8
Recent drawing/draft for an upcoming illustration, featuring two characters of mine from a short story called The Last Word.
She is Juliet and he is Richard. She is a teacher and illustrator, and he is a photographer.

Desenho preliminar de duas personagens duma pequena história criada por mim. A história chama-se A Ultima Palavra. Ela é Ju (Juliet) e ele Ric (Richard). Ambas as personagens estão ligadas ao mundo das artes. 

Art Trade'08 - Into the Night

«She had fire in her soul
It was easy to see
How the devil himself could be pulled out of me
There were drums in the air as she started to dance (...)
And we danced on into the night»
Into the Night - Santana feat Chad Kroeger 
Tools: A4 paper, watercolour, colour pencils, black and white acrylics, black marker   
My part of art trade with *SSPirate  

Selfportrait'10 - Let it snow

Let it snow by ~maf8
Vector Self Portrait. 

Sketchbook'10 | You never know how strong you are

you never know how by ~maf8
 You never know how strong you are
until being strong is the only choice you have

Sketchbook'09 | And all that Jazz

And all that Jazz by ~maf8
Inspired by the Soundtrack of the film and musical Chicago. 

'08 | You don't see me

You don't see me by ~maf8
Cover of paper briefcase. 

'08 | Summer End


Summer's End - Foo Fighters 
Meet me in the summertime
We can move the air
Sweet Virginia countryside
I will meet you there

Golden lips and cherry wine
Moonshine in your hair
Just keep staring at the sun
Pray for summer's end.

--
textures:
:iconkerbi-stock: | :iconlookslikerain: | and mine 

Art Trade'08 | Sepia Collages

Listen to the rain by ~maf8 
Inspired in music with the same name by Enya. 
Tools:  Several different papers, yellow and sepia ink, black marker, black watercolour splatters, colour pencils.
My part of Art Trade with =chop-stix  
thinking about yesterdays by ~maf8
Altered cover book. Vintage reproduction postcard from Lisbon 

'08 | But there was a Butterfly

 But there was a Butterfly by ~maf8
 1st draw is the original only with some texture
2nd is coloured and retouched with Photoshop
3rd and 4th were also changed with Photoshop

'07 - Cara de Anjo Mau

Bad Angel Face by ~maf8 
Tittle by the music "Cara de Anjo Mau" (Bad Angel Face) of Jorge Palma.
Materials: H2 and B3 pencils, cardboard 4,75 cm x 18,2 cm,  colours pencils

'07 | Crown, Self and Swinging

I want to start with some old drawings that I still like

Thorn Crown by ~maf8 | My love for you is like Thorn Crown to me 

Symbols:
Thorn Crown (very bad draw) symbols the pain that love's make. " Love hurts "
The heart represents the love that still exist. It's big heart, cause it's still are a lot of love to give.
Sad/Painful face well represents feeling the pain, but simulate it a little, to the others don't see it to much.
The Blue Lotus represents the start of something new, the start of letting go the pain, and start a new life, new feelings, new thoughts.

Self Portrait by maf8 | Pencils, collage and photo reference

Swinging in the moonlight by ~maf8 

"Swinging in the moonlight
to here and there
thinking what to say to you
thinking about you
and when I see you again.
I look to the moon
I feel doom of thoughts
so much I said to you
so much I gave to you
and you don't even look at me.
The wind swing me
my dress moves i he's sweet complain.
I do not move.
You walk away and leave me behind.
Behind and alone,
alone with the moon.
I remember you in the dreams I had.
I smile.
Maybe I didn't love you,
Just the image of you."

(Ignore the real bad typography of the poem in portuguese, I didn't have some notions that I have today)

Era uma vez / Once upon a time

Era uma vez...no tempo em que os animais falavam, as galinhas tinham dentes e os porcos voavam... uma jovem mulher que tinha como paixão desenhar.  
E foi assim que nasceu este blog.
Da (sua) necessidade de partilhar o que faz e ama.

Let's give our hands by maf8
Once upon a time... in a time where animals were able to speak, chicken have teeth and pigs could fly... there was young woman with a huge passion for drawing. 
And that's how this blog was born.