venerdì 19 dicembre 2014


I haven't done something for myself in a long time. I am a little rusty...this is supposed to be a self portrait, but no...I am not that cool. The only true thing about it is that I need an hair cut.

giovedì 18 dicembre 2014


Just as i though the style of my pitch bible was too different from the one of Michael Sowa, so here I am, ready to re do all the things i did before. Ah what a silly sausage i am!

I tried a new style without sketching lines in it, only paint strokes: this is the one i will probably use at the end, i just need to figure out how to change all the other characters.

The pic on the left is by Michael Sowa (obviously) and the right one is by me.

sabato 13 dicembre 2014

Claws of concern

I really enjoy drawing animals, so i decided to do some character design for the third year animation Claws of Concern, a very cool stylish animation. I had to draw a bear, a salmon and a whale, and i really liked it.

the protagonist, the bear

The salmon, all in its majesty

The whale, saviour of the other two

Also i started doing backgrounds for Long way down, another funny animation of the third years.

Yup, that it. A skyscraper...

Life drawing second year

This is the first batch of life drawings I did the first part of the year. I hope i am improving, but i still find hard to draw right all the time. I could say I haven't found my technique yet...sometimes I really enjoy the sessions, like the one with ink (GOSH I REALLY LIKE INK AND BRUSHES) other times I struggle so  hard i can't enjoy at all. So far portraits are my favorite, and i still have some issues with proportions: drawing big is quite complicated but I bet it helps big time.

lunedì 1 dicembre 2014

11 seconds club Smooth Talk

So this was my entry for the 11 second club of November 2014

My first try with TVpaint: a bit tricky at first, still some things makes no sense, but thanks to the help of Billy Allison I managed to get it done.
Thanks mr Billy, you are an amazing teacher and guy!


Fixing the parts that i acted out and didn't work was much more complicated and time consuming than actually animating the whole thing. Bly me, next time i'll just rough it out perfectly first and then do the rest.

I kind of hate animating...(just kidding) but I really enjoyed the outcome. Looking forward to do more, especially stuff for me.

Everybody have a good night!

Especially you, Mr Barry. I know you are watching.

venerdì 14 novembre 2014

William tell us how to cook healthily

My card project consisted in creating something using four random cards i picked up. The cards are:

Character: medieval archer
Environment: running track
Show: cooking show
Artist: Michael Sowa

I came up with the idea of William Tell us how to cook healthily, a show for kids between 15 to 21 that teaches good healthy habits, both in cooking and in exercising.

The main character William Tell is a lunatic archer that after mastering the art of shooting apples decided to teach his fellow peasants how to live an healthy life.

Here you can see some expressions and the turn around

the show would feature various side characters that would interact with William, teaching the viewers various recipes from Europe, like the Mum, Donatella, is Italian and teaches Italian sweets while the brother, Tyrone O'Tell (secretly Robin Hood), British desserts.

Albert Gessler, the historic enemy of William Tell, is nothing but an old man that constantly asks William to leave his private property, but is ignored all the time.

The recurrent characters would be the four people in the background, every week doing a different exercise: the first one gets to eat the food William just prepared while the last one has to go through the apple shooting challenge, a recurring gag of the show, never violent, but always funny and wacky.

Mr Henry seemed to like my idea but suggested me to pick a more definite age range for the show: either for younger kids with less fat/narcoletic jokes and with absolutely no violence or for older kids with less interest for the cookery and more on the gags. Tough choice i presume.

I am a little concerned about my drawing style thou, i am supposed to draw like Michael Sowa but i hardly have the skills to paint like him. I tried basing all the side characters on painting he did and using the same color palette and backgrounds but according to the teacher it is not enough. Luckily, he liked the idea and characters so he said that i only have to put more work in the future animation test.

my try
michael sowa

Little to do now. I'll have to add a lot more though and work into the pitch bible. See you soon!


I've been working very hard for James Henry's pitches, but in the last two days i relaxed doing all the work for Revenant. This week we had to do some farm creatures, mostly dogs and cats: since most of the others drew normal dogs or wolves as creatures, i wanted to do something a little wacky, a black gooey pug. It is not very terrifying, but it is different and a little creepy. What else? a Jelly cat made of souls, a monkey/human/dalmatian demon and a scarecrow that flies around with crows.
All in a day's work

I got quite excited when they asked me to do some props for the crypt level, felt like they really liked my style (or they really need help [hopefully the first one]). Fun and cool to draw with detail things that i usually do not care much about. Finger crossed, maybe they'll ask for more.

And for last i designed other three human characters
Susan, the spoiled girl
Matthew, the dumb good looking meanie
and Eleanor, the giant rude daughter of the blacksmith

still experimenting big simple shapes to start with.

domenica 2 novembre 2014

More Revenant again

More creature design for Revenant: despite really enjoying doing these i am a little sad knowing that the game totally changed play style, from action/ platform game to puzzle solving one. I do not really endorse the idea but as a character designer, i'll keep doing my job with the very same passion. Some of these are a little rushed like the church grimm or the hunky punk, but i really enjoyed doing all of them. Gotta do some humans now, wish me luck

venerdì 24 ottobre 2014

Funny 15: Hail pie

My funny in 15 animation done with Leigh Juggins and Samirah Bello. I worked mainly as a director, doing character design, main poses and background artist, it was fun what was supposed to be funny became obnoxious to me. Despite being a very small group we manage to finish very early and worked great. now it is time to rest a little, i need to draw different things.
Enjoy and LAUGH

lunedì 20 ottobre 2014


Ayyyy here is my showreel i presented the third years on my second year here in falmouth university. i wish i added more drawings, but i lost half of them with my hard-drive and i wanted to sync the actual video with the music. I like the general groovy effect, so whatever, i am satisfied with it :)

More revenant

More concept art for Revenant's environment. It is coming out fairly nice, despite the facts that i am yet not sure about which technique should i use for my works. lineart is quick and easy but doesn't look as cool as blackshapes. Ahhh man, what a bummer!

Environment, plus details and explanation

Oh yea, the humans, i am trying a new style for them, basic shapes, exaggerated features, kind of comic but in a dark grim environment.