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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, but thanks to a passion that did not need studies, I started to work as a graphic designer since 2010. I deal with billboards, advertising, publications, and so on — some illustration.

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

But drawing freely, as a hobby, is my inner and more profound passion. Drawing I find peace, I find myself, I cradle my creativity.

Traditional art is nearer to my heart, for my creativity better shows with pencils, from hands to reality. Something you can touch is unique.

Digital art is like "freedom" because you leave behind the real world, the limitations of the matter, of your eyesight, of your physical limit, to enter in a new place, where "magic" allows you to create new things. The painting becomes an unembodied idea. Digital art is also loneliness because few people love digital pieces, for they lack the fascinating "touch" of material. I use Photoshop and a Wacom Intuos tablet, or a Smartphone with a grip pen and Artflow app.

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

Something clicked

Something clicked

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

Uploading some sketches

Uploading some sketches

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

Abyssal dragon work in progress

Abyssal dragon work in progress

First layer of color

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Thank you for the :+fav:!

Thank you for postjng such lovely portraits. And thank you for following my dragonlance artworks!

You are welcome! The Dragonlance is one of my favorite book series :D and I like very much your artworks with Raistlin Majere (he is one of my favorite characters) and Dalamar Nightson :heart: !

Happy Birthday 2019 by ENIMINEMOE  Happy Birthday!!! Hope you enjoy your special day :D
Wow Emineommoe, thank you!
You're welcome :)
Happy Birthday!:) (Smile)