“CRADLE” : Old comics project

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CRADLE
This is another old one from about 15 years ago still created in real watercolors, color pencils and ink long before I started to paint in digital.
Inspired by one of my all time favorite sci-fi novels “PROJECT POPE” by Clifford D.Simack, this particular image is part of a larger set of pages I started to create for a comics story at the time but which I didn´t got to finish because in those days I was mostly working in software design and so illustration was like a second thing for me most of the time.

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Nevertheless this is still a concept that I plan to do something with one of these days and perhaps remake this one or so. I´ll post the rest of the comics pages I have somewhere around here when I can find them and get time to scan the things.

 

“Mil Nomes. O Guardião Do Infinito”

This is more of fan-art thing than anything else. I created this for a friend of mine, Brasilian writter J. R. Pereira who came out with a really amazing children book style novel back in 2011. “Mil Nomes, O Guardião do Infinito” was a fantasy story / short novel with a fabulous Anime/Manga feel despite being written in prose and illustrated by another Brasilian artist at the time. It´s hard to describe the originality of this concept because the novel never got the chance to be translated into English as J.R.Pereira was dead just a few months after I sent him my own rendition of his main character as a gift for a poster. Little did I know he was battling cancer when we started to chat about this work some years ago.
I loved his book so much that one day I just did my version of his character just for fun to send him.

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His novel is still in print, and if you can read Portuguese and you can find it somewhere at an affordable price I totally recommend this book if you want to read about a universe that goes way beyond its initial manga/anime look.
Right now as far as I know this book has become a collectors item and its on sale in several websites at really expensive prices; here in Portugal for example it costs almost 100€ at the FNAC website.
Nevertheless if you find this book somewhere and you like fantasy this is a book to pick up.
If you can read Portuguese ( use google translator ) , check my original review for this novel I did some years ago by clicking HERE.