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Many people ask me how to start illustrating for a children book, so this is an example of how I start to illustrate a book. I´m not actually one of those illustrators who do a lot of pre-planning and extensive sketches but I like to go through each text at this early stage and just translate it into a storyboard as if I was doing it for a movie as all my artwork is very cinematic anyway. At this stage is not about details but about the visual compositions and about the overall mood for each scene.

Story and text copyright by Serena Ferrari – 2019

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Once I get this right the rest is actually easy because it´s all about rendering and fine tuning each detail until a page is finished. But that´s another topic for later. For now this is how i start.

Check out the making of video below:

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Created for book 1 of a new series written by Jay Miletsky.
This one is called “The Masterpiece – One Big Canvas” and you can find it on AMAZON.

Join a spunky collection of paintbrushes as they set out to create a grand masterpiece.

When some of the brushes don’t cooperate, is it because they are misbehaving…or is there another reason entirely? In this story, an initiative of REED Foundation for Autism, young readers are introduced to some of the behavioral differences in their peers with autism.

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Take a peek at how the book looks like. Check out this little video here:

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Finally I managed to start my online PUZZLE SHOP.
If you love puzzles, why not consider getting one of mine original illustrations ? 😉
For now I just have a few 1000 pieces puzzles in there but I´ll be adding a ton more products with puzzles of all sorts of sizes and prices in the next days.

https://www.createjigsawpuzzles.com/sell/Icreateworlds-puzzle-shop

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Fantasy Art themed jigsaw puzzle shop featuring enchanted lands, alien worlds, cute creatures and imaginary landscapes. Shop for your kids or for you. If youre a scifi or fantasy fan, youll find in this shop unique and original artwork by professional illustrator Luis Peres. Looking for elfs, dragons, aliens, magic realms, enchanted forests and woods, space stations, alien planets and all sorts of imaginative art ? Like your puzzles to be themed with original artwork not found anywhere else ? Are you a puzzle collector looking for unique themed puzzles ? Welcome to the Icreateworlds Puzzle Shop and buy your original collectors original puzzle today.

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If you are a potential illustration client, if you are looking for an affordable children book artist , concept illustrator or need a freelance artist to work on a pod project ( I do not descriminate print on demand material for sure; I love it ); do not forget to take a look at my illustration portfolio (Fantasy or Childrens Book art ) and I´m always available to discuss future work.
If you have a dream, no matter what your budget is don´t hesitate to contact me and let´s see what we can do.

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ESFS Nominations 2018 – I´m on it !

ESFS NOMINATIONS 2018
Hall of Fame Awards – Best Artist Nomination

Wow, I just got informed that I was nominated by the ” European Science Fiction Society” for the 2018 Award , related to Artist of the Year !

“The ESFS are happy to release the current nominees for the ESFS Achievement Awards and the ESFS Hall of Fame Awards. The winner of these awards will be selected at the next general meeting of the ESFS, which will take place at the 40th Eurocon which takes place in Amiens on the 19th to the 22nd of July.”

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This came totally out of the blue. I had no idea they were even aware of my existence despite this society being on the field since 1972 promoting artists and works within fantasy themes, so it was with surprise that I just got the information that I was nominated to represent Portugal for this 2018 illustration award.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/akacl0h9tpa9myb/ESFS_HallofFame%202018-ver1.pdf

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If you are a potential illustration client, if you are looking for an affordable children book artist , concept illustrator or need a freelance artist to work on a pod project ( I do not descriminate print on demand material for sure; I love it ); do not forget to take a look at my illustration portfolio (Fantasy or Childrens Book art ) and I´m always available to discuss future work.
If you have a dream, no matter what your budget is don´t hesitate to contact me and let´s see what we can do.

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So here´s the complete step by step making of for this brand new one. This is actually a good example of one of my ideas change overtime during the making of an image and why I don´t plan anything in advance as it would be a waste of time in my worklow anyhow. 😉
The initial idea was to place some sort of fairy tale village against an epic crashed spaceship but then that got a bit abstract at some point. Then I thought about placing a character reading an Oz book, but then again my pics are not about characters but about environments . So finally I got the idea of the rocketship. It gave the perfect retro style I was searching for and at the same time it helped to give scale to the whole background.
Here it goes, from start to finish.

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If you are a potential illustration client, if you are looking for an affordable children book artist , concept illustrator or need a freelance artist to work on a pod project ( I do not descriminate print on demand material for sure; I love it ); do not forget to take a look at my illustration portfolio (Fantasy or Childrens Book art ) and I´m always available to discuss future work.
If you have a dream, no matter what your budget is don´t hesitate to contact me and let´s see what we can do.

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“GAMBYS” – The Children Book : Work in Progress

“GAMBYS” – The Children Book : Work in Progress

For years I´ve thinking of creating a childrens book based on the original characters I did for the original “GAMBYS” game; which 25 years ago was the first professional produced video game for PCs ever conceived in Portugal.
Because it was a game oriented  for ecology it always had the potencial for its characters to be the protagonists of stories of their own and so a childrens book was always been in the back of my mind.
So what you see here are my initial tests for my personal children book project based on my Gambys characters. I´m not sure yet how this will develop so let´s see where this will take me.

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For now these are just a test to see if I can modernize my old style. I have this first book alreadt structured and so I will be working on this in between commissions for the next months to come I´m sure.

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If you are a potential illustration client, if you are looking for an affordable children book artist , concept illustrator or need a freelance artist to work on a pod project ( I do not descriminate print on demand material for sure; I love it ); do not forget to take a look at my illustration portfolio (Fantasy or Childrens Book art ) and I´m always available to discuss future work.
If you have a dream, no matter what your budget is don´t hesitate to contact me and let´s see what we can do.

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Goodbye Photoshop, Hello Clip Studio Paint : “West of Oz – South of Fantasia” – Sixth Clip Studio painting.

And here it goes. Here´s the final illustration I´ve been working on the last few days just to relax between another book project I´m doing right now and which has nothing to do with this image now. 🙂
I need to paint this images of my own universes just for fun or I would spend all my life just illustrating other peoples dream visions, so I try to always have a little time to do my own personal work and create the universes that I like.
This is starting to become a series of paintings so here goes another: “West of Oz : South of Fantasia”. Inspired of course by The Wizard of Oz and by The Neverending Story.

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The only idea I had for this image before starting was that I wanted to show the signs point to OZ and Fantasia and that I wanted to do some sort of creature on a field. Other than that I´m as surprised as to what this image turned out to be as all of you are. Otherwise I would be bored to death just trying to paint an already planned illustration.

Here´s the complete making of with all the images now in one place as the other posts I did about the work in progress now are scattered about this blog in between other stuff and people always like to see how I do my paintings.
Making of:

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The end result.
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By the way it´s very important to mirror your painting while you´re doing it because it helps you notice things to fix and also as in this case you might find out that an oposite angle is after all the right one to tell the story you want to tell all along.

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After more than 15 years using Photoshop for most of my original illustration/concept-art work stuff, I´m replacing it with Clip Studio Paint ( also known as Manga Studio in Japan ).
It can do most of the things I did with Photoshop when it comes to creating a painting, the layers work the same way, etc, but it comes with some really cool pre-made brushes that I love to use. Also it has some great comic creation features which are outstanding.

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Don´t let the name of the software fool you, it is not a clipart creation tool but a fully developed software for painting and illustration. Thing of a cross between the classic Painter with plenty of the Photoshop advantages mixed in and you get Clip Studio Paint.
It is known as Manga Studio in Japan but the name is also not very good there too because people may think this is just something to create Manga, which again, it is not.
I have no idea why somebody didn´t give this amazing full illustration creative painting tool a really good name that reflects the true nature of what it can do but for now we´re stuck with “Clip Studio Paint” which must be the most awful and misleading name someone ever gave to an amazing painting sofware.

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If you are a potential illustration client, if you are looking for an affordable children book artist , concept illustrator or need a freelance artist to work on a pod project ( I do not descriminate print on demand material for sure; I love it ); do not forget to take a look at my illustration portfolio (Fantasy or Childrens Book art ) and I´m always available to discuss future work.
If you have a dream, no matter what your budget is don´t hesitate to contact me and let´s see what we can do.

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Almost done. At this point I got inspired by the magic forest from the movie “LEGEND” and as usual by the Neverending Story book and movie.
Here´s the final steps for this pic which I now call “West of OZ : South of Fantasia”. 😉

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Click to see Phase I and Phase II and Phase III

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If you are a potential illustration client, if you are looking for an affordable children book artist , concept illustrator or need a freelance artist to work on a pod project ( I do not descriminate print on demand material for sure; I love it ); do not forget to take a look at my illustration portfolio (Fantasy or Childrens Book art ) and I´m always available to discuss future work.
If you have a dream, no matter what your budget is don´t hesitate to contact me and let´s see what we can do.

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Goodbye Photoshop, Hello Clip Studio Paint : “West of Oz – Fields of Green” – Second Clip Studio painting.

Continuing to explore Clip Studio Paint I´m trying my best to leave Photoshop behind and migrate to this amazing painting software. It has a few drawbacks when compared to Photoshop ( the “Gausian Blur” effect in CSP is terrible and useless ) but in some other ways it´s a better program particularly if you´re looking for a more traditional feel in your artwork. CSP for it´s limitations on image manipulation also forces you to draw and paint “traditionaly” a lot more which in a way is a plus.
So, as I´m still learning my way through this new thing here´s my second painting with it; “West of Oz – Fields of Green” which now seems its becoming part of some sort of ongoing fantasy paitings of mine inspired by the Oz world… I think…
Here it is. CPS number 2.

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After more than 15 years using Photoshop for most of my original illustration/concept-art work stuff, I´m replacing it with Clip Studio Paint ( also known as Manga Studio in Japan ).
It can do most of the things I did with Photoshop when it comes to creating a painting, the layers work the same way, etc, but it comes with some really cool pre-made brushes that I love to use. Also it has some great comic creation features which are outstanding.

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Don´t let the name of the software fool you, it is not a clipart creation tool but a fully developed software for painting and illustration. Thing of a cross between the classic Painter with plenty of the Photoshop advantages mixed in and you get Clip Studio Paint.
It is known as Manga Studio in Japan but the name is also not very good there too because people may think this is just something to create Manga, which again, it is not.
I have no idea why somebody didn´t give this amazing full illustration creative painting tool a really good name that reflects the true nature of what it can do but for now we´re stuck with “Clip Studio Paint” which must be the most awful and misleading name someone ever gave to an amazing painting sofware.

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If you are a potential illustration client, if you are looking for an affordable children book artist , concept illustrator or need a freelance artist to work on a pod project ( I do not descriminate print on demand material for sure; I love it ); do not forget to take a look at my illustration portfolio (Fantasy or Childrens Book art ) and I´m always available to discuss future work.
If you have a dream, no matter what your budget is don´t hesitate to contact me and let´s see what we can do.

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Goodbye Photoshop, Hello Clip Studio Paint : “West of Oz” – First Clip Studio painting.

And after more than 15 years using Photoshop for most of my original illustration/concept-art work stuff, I´m replacing it with Clip Studio Paint ( also known as Manga Studio in Japan ).
It can do most of the things I did with Photoshop when it comes to creating a painting, the layers work the same way, etc, but it comes with some really cool pre-made brushes that I love to use. Also it has some great comic creation features which are outstanding.

I´ll probably post a review about it sometime in the near future but for now here´s the first illustration I created with Clip Studio Paint.
Inspired a bit by the OZ world and so I´ve called it “West of Oz” just because.

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All Clip Studio Paint.
Don´t let the name of the software fool you, it is not a clipart creation tool but a fully developed software for painting and illustration. Thing of a cross between the classic Painter with plenty of the Photoshop advantages mixed in and you get Clip Studio Paint.
It is known as Manga Studio in Japan but the name is also not very good there too because people may think this is just something to create Manga, which again, it is not.
I have no idea why somebody didn´t give this amazing full illustration creative painting tool a really good name that reflects the true nature of what it can do but for now we´re stuck with “Clip Studio Paint” which must be the most awful and misleading name someone ever gave to an amazing painting sofware.

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There´s two versions available, the regular version which costs less than $50 and it´s a bargain and there´s the pro version called “EX” which has aditional settings and tools for professional printing setup, animation tools and some extra bits more oriented to professional production. If you just want to paint and create illustrations or do some comics for pure pleasure or for learning get the regular version and you won´t be disapointed for sure.

More on this sometime in the future when I get to write a review about it.
For now I know that it is good enough for me to cancel my Photoshop subscription. I bought the Clip Studio Paint EX version and so I guess Adobe just lost a client to Manga Studio.

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If you are a potential illustration client, if you are looking for an affordable children book artist , concept illustrator or need a freelance artist to work on a pod project ( I do not descriminate print on demand material for sure; I love it ); do not forget to take a look at my illustration portfolio (Fantasy or Childrens Book art ) and I´m always available to discuss future work.
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This is a peculiar old project. Although I tend to work mostly in traditional illustration even when it´s done in digital, now and then someone asks me to do a more graphic project, based on mixed techniques such as this one which is a blend of photobashing and digital painting. I don´t have the final images anymore as I lost a few of my old archives but I discover these on my facebook today and I thought it would be interesting to share it here also. Some are from a work in progress, others not ( a bunch of fonts were naturally replaced for the final images ) ; but this is a good depiction of my illustration when I´m given more graphic material to create, although I haven´t done a project like this in ages.

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I apologise for the lack of updates on this blog with recent projects but when I´m silent that means I´ve been busy and so as most stuff I´m doing at the moment needs to be kept confidential for some time for contractual reasons this means I tend to only have old work to post here for a while. 😉

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If you are a potential illustration client, if you are looking for an affordable children book artist , concept illustrator or need a freelance artist to work on a pod project ( I do not descriminate print on demand material for sure; I love it ); do not forget to take a look at my illustration portfolio (Fantasy or Childrens Book art ) and I´m always available to discuss future work.
If you have a dream, no matter what your budget is don´t hesitate to contact me and let´s see what we can do.

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I apologise for the lack of updates on my site and on this blog, but I´ve been really busy the last couple of months with children books and board games to illustrate.
So here goes a little making of video with a glimpse of the creative process behind one of my recent children books; “A FADA AZUL E O POTE DA CALMA” for the PT market.

I have a ton of new illustrations to post, but I need the aproval of my clients first as they want to keep what I´ve been doing lately confidential until the games come out.
So, I hope you enjoy the little video above for now.
Stay tuned. 😉

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AVAILABLE FOR ILLUSTRATION WORK

If you are a potential illustration client, if you are looking for an affordable children book artist , concept illustrator or need a freelance artist to work on a pod project ( I do not descriminate print on demand material for sure; I love it ); do not forget to take a look at my illustration portfolio (Fantasy or Childrens Book art ) and I´m always available to discuss future work.
If you have a dream, no matter what your budget is don´t hesitate to contact me and let´s see what we can do.

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