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 truth is that 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. It was a great exercise for my creativity, because I was increasingly required speed in my responses, 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
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.