ARōs Illustration

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Blue tit - Cyanistes caeruleus

Blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) - coloured pencils illustration

Today I bring you another sequence of photos of my latest drawing.

Since I’m using some watercolours and watercolour pencils (especially in the beginning) my first step is always to tape the paper into my drawing board. This step is very important to prevent the paper from wrinkling with the watercolours.

Next I did a pencil drawing of the birds, very lightly, and with watercolours I added some…

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— 3 weeks ago
#ARos illustrations  #blue tit  #chapim azul  #coloured pencils  #Cyanistes caeruleus  #Derwent  #natural illustration 
Derwent Pencils Comparison/review

Derwent Pencils Comparison

First of all let me make clear that I’m not sponsored by Derwent or any other art supplies brand. The only reason why I’m making the review/comparison of Derwent pencils is because these are the pencils I have. I also like Faber Castell for example, and I would love to try prismacolor, but I can’t afford a nice set of Faber Castell and the Prismacolors are really hard to find in Europe.

So I…

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— 1 month ago
#Coloursoft  #comparison  #Derwent  #pencils  #review  #Studio  #watercolour 
Hildebrandt’s starling - Lamprotornis hildebrandti

Hildebrandt’s starling - watercolour and studio pencils

Here is a sequence of photos from my latest drawing, a Hildebrandt’s Sterling. If you follow my facebook page you already saw some of these.

I actually had to make this drawing twice. The first time I decided I want to try painting it only with watercolours and trying some different techniques to show the textures of the feathers. What I learned from it was that these are not the techniques for…

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— 1 month ago
#ARos illustrations  #coloured p  #Derwent  #starling  #Studio pencils  #watercolour  #watercolour pencils 
Art supplies haul

Art sup

Hello everyone, I’m back and this time with new supplies (finally!).

If you follow this blog you notice that sometimes I was “struggling” a little with my pencils. For some kind of drawings I needed softer pencils but I only had the good but very hard Derwent Studio and some old Derwent watercolours. Some days this was really frustrating. So now you can imagine how glad I am to be able to tell…

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— 1 month ago
Eupatorus gracilicornis and why I’m not drawing much lately

New painting and why I’m not drawing now

It’s been awhile since my last blog post.

The last time I posted a WIP picture of a small cat drawing and well, I haven’t finished it yet. I worked a little bit more on it but I wasn’t enjoying it so much. Sometimes, when  drawing, you just can’t shake the feeling that something is not right or as you wanted it. This was one of the reasons I didn’t finished it yet.

So, to take my mind off the…

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— 3 months ago with 1 note
#ARos illustrations  #Derwent  #eczema  #Eupatorus gracilicornis  #pompholyx  #science illustration  #watercolour pencils  #watercolours  #Winsor & Newton 
Experimenting with character design. Some of these drawings are from other DeviantArt artists. I want to gather different styles on my personal sketchbook and now I’m trying to develop my own style of character design.

Experimenting with character design. Some of these drawings are from other DeviantArt artists. I want to gather different styles on my personal sketchbook and now I’m trying to develop my own style of character design.

— 3 months ago with 1 note
WIP - Small Cat Portrait

Just a small reminder. You can now follow my work on Facebook. I may post some work in progress, or workplace pictures that I’m not posting here.

WIP - Small Cat Portrait

Just a small reminder. You can now follow my work on Facebook. I may post some work in progress, or workplace pictures that I’m not posting here.

— 4 months ago with 2 notes
Resources - Figure and Gesture Drawing

Resources - Figure and Gesture drawing

Hi everyone. This time I’m not going to show you one of my illustrations but I will show you a website that can help everyone who wants to draw better.

I believe every artist (or artist in training) has his own Nemesis. For example, in my case, I feel much more comfortable drawing animals than drawing people. Often, when I draw a character it misses action and life. Other artists can draw people…

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— 4 months ago with 1 note
#drawing  #figure  #gesture  #illustration  #practice  #sketch 
Sheep and Goat - originals for sale

So I’m finally updating my “For sale” page with 2 original drawings.

Sheep

Paper size: 6.5″ x 5.8″ (16.6 x 14.7 cm)
Drawing size: 4.7″ x 4″(12 x 10 cm)
Paper: white, acid free
Materials: Coloured pencils
***Not framed***

Goat

Paper size: 8.3″ x 5.8″ (21 x 14.8 cm)
Drawing size: aprox. 5.1″ x 4.3″(13 x 11 cm)
Paper: white, acid free
Materials: wood stain, coloured pencils, watercolours
***Not…

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— 4 months ago with 2 notes
#"colored pencils"  #animals  #ARos illustrations  #drawing  #farm  #goat  #illustration  #originals  #paintitng  #sale  #sheep  #wood stain 
Cat portrait with wood stain

Hi! I made a new video of a painting. This one is a small portrait of my cat Nina.

  • It made on watercolour paper with 12 x 12 cm (4.7″ x 4.7″).
  • I painted it with a kind of wood stain. I’m sorry I don’t know if there is a better name for it in English, in Portuguese is called viochene.
  • The final touches were added with coloured pencils, a white pen and some watercolours (in tube).

I accept…

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— 4 months ago with 1 note