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I'm a graphic designer, class 1986, living in Verona, Italy. I love painting in digital and traditional.

I started with traditional art (pencils, watercolours, acrylics) and landed very soon on digital art (classic photoshop+Wacom tablet, sometimes smartphone + pen).

I graduated in Natural Sciences and I started my work as a graphic designer since 2010. I deal with billboards, advertising, publications, and so on — some illustration.

I play some musical instruments (Celtic harp, clarinet, piano, accordion and traverso), I pyrograph wood and read a lot of fantasy books

Favourite Visual Artist
Todd Lockwood
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Loreena Mc Kennitt
Favourite Books
Fantasy books
Favourite Writers
Robin Hobb - Brandon Sanderson
Favourite Games
Tools of the Trade
pencil, Wacom intuos4, watercolors
Other Interests
Celtic Harp, Traverso, Animals, Nature
After switching between one digital tecnique and the other, after watching tons of videos and such, I understood something important for drawing armours and mobile parts in general: how amazing lazo tool is. I don't like to work with too many levels, because I risk messing up, but just selecting an area and working on that with all the big, cool brushes makes the difference. Of course, I still have a lot to learn, but I feel like I took another little step forward.
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I noticed that something in my skill improved, and I know what is it; finally I understood the importance of using real-life references even for the scenes I imagine. At the cost of acting myself and taking pics to me, instead of scrolling hours on the web: Real body in real position in the real light. With that, everything goes much better. Seems like cheating, but a accomplished traditional artist told me last year: "Do you really think you could LEARN how every position of a body is, and how the light would hit something and recreate that from your mind to your paintings? Maybe in a couple of years? Only true Masters, after 50+ years of painting, can really do that, and they don't really KNOW with their brain how the things are, it's just that it entered in their HEART and they know by instinct what to do... because real-life things are ALWAYS more complex than you can imagine them. So, use reference, Elena, as we all do." wtf.  I just would like to redraw ALL my old drawings
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time passes, and I'm so behind about uploading drawings and paintings... roduction time VS uploading time :-) and If I upload the finished paintings, the preparation sketches means nothing? I love them anyway
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Your gallery is huge, fun to look through it.

wow, thank you for checking it. Indeed it's huge, here on DA I keep many old drawings I love, even if they have an older style, while my "commercial" portfolio is on artstation. Let's say that here I keep my ideas: I hope to redraw many of these with a better style, one day!

Thanks so much for your visit and the badge! :D

This is so awesome! I admired your "Last kiss" picture on Reddit just the other day, (it's such a GORGEOUS piece!) and here I find you favoriting my own Greedfall fanart. Thank you! :D

Thebk YOU! i love all fanarts and I'm deeply involved in the greedfall universe now! Now that we are chatting can I ask you a thing? I'm writing a Greedfall fanfic and I'd like to post some of our artworks at the end of a chapter, with proper credit and link. Can I? The fanfiction is this one (in italian) archiveofourown.org/works/2914… Thank you for your attentions. Regards. Elena Greenedera

It's such an engaging universe! I was so hooked when I played it that I considered writing some fanfic myself, but I never got around to it, sadly. Of course you may use my artwork, that's super cool! It's just a bummer I don't know Italian xD Regards, Ciutar

Thank you! I hope to translate it this summer! Ill post it in the upcoming weeks (can I crop the artwork de sardet/kurt so to post only Kurt?)
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