My name is Gabriel Picolo, I’m an illustrator based in Brazil who loves coffee and black kitties.
I’ve been drawing since I was kid but it was always a hobby which I didn’t put much time into. By 2013 I used to draw a doodle per month. Maybe.
Then, I joined the DeviantArt community on 2014 when I did the 365 days of doodles project, in which I challenged myself to draw a doodle a day, for the whole year. It was one of the most challenging things I ever did and it helped me so much with developing my craft and to keep drawing regularly.
Everything from then on was crazy and by the end of the 365 days I was getting art commissions and clients, which made me decide to quit my 9 to 5 job to become a full time freelance illustrator. The support I got from the community was unbelievable and it made me connect with so many amazing people. This connection between you guys and the stories I create is definitely my favorite part of sharing my work here.
Deviousness Award Winner
Picolo-kun made a mark on the DeviantArt community from the moment he joined. Starting off his DeviantArt career with his 365 Days of Doodles project, he was an instant hit with his complex daily drawings. From there, he continued to challenge himself and the DeviantArt community to create art in new and different ways. Once the 365 Days of Doodles were complete, he started a new palette project in which he focused on a different color in his artwork each month. Recently, he also hosted a challenge on Sketch This in the Autodesk Sketchbook mobile app. Outside of his artwork, he’s hosted his own challenges with prizes for the DeviantArt community. If you venture through his journals, you’ll see various stories about his growth, art features promoting other artists from DeviantArt, and tips and tricks for beating procrastination.
Although he’s only been a member of DeviantArt for two years, Picolo-kun has quickly become a core part of the community. It is for this reason that we are proud to award Picolo-kun the Deviousness Award for April 2016.
Encountering Picolo-kun’s DeviantArt gallery is like peering into an active volcano seething with dramatic and seductive imagery. Virtuosic draftsmanship combined with keen insights into the secrets of the human heart, from romance to tragedy, informed throughout by a wise and gentle sense of humor, all rendered in a style that’s both fluid and precise. Comics as poetry, and poetry as hardcore rock and roll for the eyeballs. Add to that a genuine curiosity regarding his fellow artists and simple courtesy in his dealings with them, you have a solid and inspiring deviant and a great natural resource for this community.”
Picolo-kun has a gallery that is filled to the brim with jaw dropping work. Crossing from traditional to digital, he incorporates a beautiful sense of the traditional style in his digital work. His Moleskin journal pieces have traveled so many dimensions of styles, genres, and subjects and all of his hard work has inspired so many others. He often makes great tutorials to help his followers and consistently fosters growth in his own work and for other artists. Congratulations, Picolo-kun! Well deserved!”
First of all I have to say I am honored to be asked to write something about Picolo-kun. (Gabriel) I know him for some years now and he has been a real motivating force for me on DA since I met him, and I know that I am not the only one. His work is very inspiring and full of colors and or ink. The 365 days of doodles challenge was an amazing idea of him and I have seen many people do it and even I have tried to do the challenge, but couldn’t keep up because of a busy school life. Nevertheless, people did the same thing as he did and that’s why he is so big inspiration. He has eye for color and detail and somehow is really good at capturing people’s emotions and has a big fantasy. His new hit, Icarus and the Sun is very popular, just as the 365 days of doodles challenge was last year. And very colorful and inspiring. But above all, he is not only an good and real artist, but also a really nice and humble person and a good friend for encouraging me to continue with the challenge and drawing, although that I eventually quit the challenge back than. But I will never stop drawing, because of people like him. I’ll like to end with that I am really grateful for being asked to write something about him. I wish you all luck for the future Gabriel, enjoy your award. You really deserve it!”
His artwork is born from real emotions, Gabriel’s imagination has sorcery and charm and he trains himself sensually in the perception of the world!!! The way he used lighting often enhances the thought provoking messages in his images. He has a passion to create Art that feels like a magical mess of gorgeous chaos ! He looks at beauty from the strangest outlook, …a true Deviant Artist.”
Gabriel’s amazing talent is matched by his sweet personality and the way he encourages others to be proud of their works! I came across this artist when I saw his inspiring Inking tutorial that earned him a Daily Deviation last year, and thank Goodness for the “More from” feature on the right of the page, because I saw things in there that tickled my curiosity and made me want to visit his gallery and take a more in-depth look! O… MG! There it was, his “Let Me In” piece grabbed my heart automatically, and the rest is history, I’m one of his fans now!!! Enjoying his creations and witnessing his lovely way of being in each of his interactions with every single one of us!!! I am truly amazed by his unbelievable talent and his warmth, his eagerness to be the role model he is!!! Congratulations my dear Picolo-kun, it’s SO good to see YOU holding that sweet little green crown.”
I met Picolo-kun while searching for the black cat in his daily sketchbook postings last year. Picolo is a master of his craft; what sets him apart is the way he weaves heart and soul into his drawing. His Icarus and the Sun series shows him to be also a fine storyteller. But what makes him a truly devious deviant is the way he interacts with his watchers. When I leave a substantive comment on one of his drawings, he replies with one of his own. That’s rare among popular artist. DA is a better place for having Picolo-kun on board.”
Picolo-kun, you probably know him from his well known project called ‘365 days of doodles’. The project started to stop laziness and better himself but turned out to be an inspiring adventure for you see everyday how he progressed in style, and composition. Even after the project, @Picolo-kunconsistency creates pieces of art that are a definite eye candy and elicit tons of emotions. Congrats Picolo-kun, you deserve it!”
Picolo-kun has always been my special inspiration here on DeviantArt. I’ve been honored to meet such a great person on DA! His works are all so interesting and I know all the people here are fans of his little comic strips! He’s a wonderful person, and so are his tutorials and artworks! I congratulate Senpai for getting this award as he truly deserves this! He’s got many more people to be loved by! Keep being awesome!”
I’ve been following Picolo-kun ever since he started out with the 356 sketches project and I remember thinking it was amazing that somebody was able to do such elaborate drawings every single day. His dedication is an inspiration in itself already, but his art is really inspiring and thought-provoking as well. It’s a mix between original takes on every fandom and thought provoking original characters and comics, all presented in a style and manner that’s really unique to him. But what probably struck me the most, is how much of an approachable individual Picolo-kun is. Despite doing daily art and being active on all kinds of social media, he still takes time to reach out to the community and interact with them on all kinds of subjects. He’s provided the community with feedback, tutorials and interesting challenges to take part in. His dedication is truly awesome. So congrats, Picolo-kun. It’s an award well earned!”
Picolo-kun, you probably know him from his well known project called '365 days of doodles'. The project started to stop laziness and better himself but turned out to be an inspiring adventure for you see everyday how he progressed in style, and composition . Even after the project, @Picolo-kunconsistency creates pieces of art that are a definite eye candy and elicit tons of emotions. Congrats Picolo-kun, you deserve it!