Once again thanks Sweetbento for the amazing job you did with my characters ♥
Here we are! Christmas is just round the corner, doesn’t matter if you’ll celebrate it watching the snow fall on swimming in the sea (although is so weird for me thinking to an hot-Christmas)…we want to wish you a wonderful Christmas.
Autumn arrived almost one month ago, I’ve been planning for weeks to adapt the template of the Zoo website to the season changing but it was hard to do while the weather in the Southern Italy was still so sunny and hot (just like today).
Ok I’m late, but try to understand me, I’m grew up surrounded by evergreen trees in a city also known as “the land of sun” …so how could you pretend from me to be perfectly syncronized to foliage timing?
Especially now, when I’m trying to set the clock of my point of view on “it’s never too late in life”.
Here we go again! A new illustration is ready…I had this one in my mind for over a year and finally here it is. It will be soon available as postcard.
This time I was inspired by a French movie, Le fabuleux destin d’Amelie Poulain, I saw it just once in January 2002 and I was stunned by its poetry and colors. Maybe ten years later it’s just time to rewatch it…to have a bad memory could be useful sometimes, as you can watch the same movie again and again through the years as you’re watching it for the first time…a very bad memory indeed
Here’s a short clip for you (in Italian, sorry!)
Here’s the last illustration inspired by Gustav Klimt’s artwork, a detail of the “Tree of life“.
With its roots embedded into the soil and its top branches going to heaven the tree is a symbol to many faiths of: wisdom, rebirth, love, strength, friendship, redemption, and encouragement.
Klimt put very few leaves on his tree, and he made them to look like eyes staring back at you…delightfully alarming!
We’re having the coldest winter in 30 years, many Italian cities are covered by snow, even the mount Vesuvio is white although it isn’t snowing in the city. Today it’s freezing but I like to see the rain pouring outside the window.
The second illustration of the 2012 has been done, so here’s Sea Serpents IV. This binomial Klimt/Nextlola is working amazingly…well, at least for me…it’s an inspiring challenge to melt both styles remaining just Nextlola at the same time.
It was a long time I wished to find time to draw, actually when I decided to try to be a “real” illustrator it was to spend hours drawing and not feeling guilty with thoughts like “damn, I should be working now!”.
Finally I put other activities aside for a while to spend some weeks doing what I like most…and it’s such a nice sensation waking up thinking “ok, which one of my ideas will become real today?”…Danae is the first answer.
When I was seventeen I had the chance to see a Klimt’s retrospective in Firenze and I still consider it as one of the most astonishing art exhibition I ever seen: vibrant colors, amazing style, but what really shocked me was the huge amount of such beautiful paintings he made…somehow in my head I thought that such beauty could exist just in a “limited edition”.
Yes, I am definitely late, and I was definitely neglected in updating all my online stuff…but now holidays are gone and I’m slowly getting back to the daily routine.
Soon the website will look as the illustration above…same winter scene loaded on December but all those lovely twinkling lights are gone (sigh!).
There is a lot to do: update every kind of online site (website, Facebook, shops, etc), work on new projects, implement old projects, find new and committable printers…and above all to find time to DRAW new stuff!
Lot of work, but still 12 months to go