1981, first artistic expression, kept and given to me by my mother.

I have been drawing since I was very young, my first drawing is dated from mid 1981. In my life I was fortunate to have my mother Lúcia, although we were poor, she always encouraged me and believed that somehow this path could bring me happiness and some money to living. I will always be grateful to her to make me believe.

But the true truth is, the growing up with a lack of money made me follow the path that could pay my bills. So I worked with what was available in the market, from video editor to graphic designer, among other things. I never worked in my comfort zone for long, And each new job I had to increase speed in my responses for delivery good results for clients, all this pressure led me to appreciate creation, more precisely conceptual art.

Below are some of the works I did as an illustrator and conceptual artist:

Illustration & concept art

Just speaking of art, art is an extremely competitive and deep world. It takes a lot of study and a lot of practice. Certainly what guaranteed me a place in the market was the pleasure I found in making art. A curiosity about me, I love trying new ways of expressing myself, so a long of my journey I studied photography, traditional acrylic painting and even a little bit of carpentry…

What you’ll see next is the style of the none style. Which means my eternal search for a different style. I love a new challenge!

Many ways to began

I have a lot of process to start a job. It depends on the end goal and how this beginning can help me in the end result. So sometimes I start with a 3D mokup when I need to find a specific angle or sometimes with a series of thumbnails when I need to discover something new and creative.

Paper to final illustration
Level to final illustration
Vector to final illustration
Color Shapes to final illustration
3D mokup to final illustration

Concept art & planning

Okay, I have to be honest. This is my favorite part, creation. I consider the most important part of any project, planning. If you plan well you will be prepared for any challenge.

Speedpaint & color script

One of my main methods for creating or searching for a new idea. Without worrying about the details, it just comes. Many of the answers that I am looking for in a project end up appearing precisely in that ignored scribble.

Pixel Art:

I fall in love with pixel art when I saw Super Mario from NES. But it was with the Treasure art style that really I interested in work with this style. I created some games with my own pixel art style. I call it amora pixel. Basically you will see the visual retro of the pixel but they don’t have commitment com perfect sizes, take a look in my games… Below traditional pixel art:

My Process:

Sometimes when I draw, I just let my passion take over.