Overturnable Sketch 3 | Schizzo rovesciabile 3

Overturnable Sketch 3

Overturnable Sketch 3 | Schizzo rovesciabile 3, pastel, ball pen and pencil on paper, 2013

This is an overturnable sketch, just in case.


Two Book Trailers for my new mystery novel

Here is two book trailers for my upcoming mystery novel, In Bianco (In White), that I made with some drawings of mine, some roogh footage and some little pieces of music I wrote. Learn more about this book here.

Photo & Painting 7

Foto 007

This is a photo of the Piazza Matteotti Skyscraper in Livorno (Leghorn), shot during fall 2015. As I already said, although my paintings & drawings never represent actual towns or urban landscapes, there are buildings and places out there that may resemble to, or work as (semi-conscious) inspiration material for, some doodles of mine. Such as those right below.



The Cover of My New Mystery Novel


And here it is, ladies and gentlemen, the complete cover for my upcoming mystery novel In Bianco (In White), which will be released November 2015 by Atmosphere Libri. The picture on the front cover is Maybe Later, a painting of mine (acrylic on cardboard, 50×70, 2010).

Maybe Later | Casomai più tardi

Maybe later | Casomai più tardi

Maybe later | Casomai più tardi, acrylic on cardboard, 50×70, 2010

Reposting this Maybe Later at a better resolution.

Ripubblico questo Casomai più tardi a una risoluzione migliore.

Dear #Bloggers, Do You Accept #Blog Awards?

Marco Bigliazzi:

This is really near to what I think about this “blog awards” stuff, that I dont’accept either.

Originally posted on Daily (w)rite:

Bloggers accepting Blog Awards Do Blog Awards Build Community?

Over the six years I’ve been blogging, I’ve received hundreds of blog awards, but after I tried accepting the first one, I knew it was not for me.

I’d rather have my sidebar link to sites that are useful for writers, or to folks that have interests like mine– I can’t stand the clutter of various awards.

My idea of appreciating a fellow blogger or being appreciated simply means commenting on each others’ blogs. I find that bloggers give me awards out of the blue– specially on posts which have a lot of comments or likes.

Call me suspicious, but it seems to me that they just want to leave more than one link back to their sites. The very rule that requires folks to go and leave a link to their post on someone else’s blog seems spammy to me. I may have…

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A Book Trailer (In Bianco)

I made a book trailer of my upcoming mystery novel, In Bianco, and I put it online. You’ll maybe notice some doodles of mine – coming from this very blog – in it. I also wrote the little tune of the soundtrack. Enjoy.

In Bianco: In White, a novel


This is a little litterary announcement: my first novel, In Bianco (In White) in November 2015 will be published in Italy (and in Italian) by Atmosphere Libri, which also has a blog on WP. It’s a mystery-thriller. Learn more about the book on In Bianco Blog an In Bianco FB Page.

BTW, any English editor interested?

Il prossimo Novembre verrà pubblicato, per i tipi di Atmosphere Libri, che ha anche un blog su WP, il mio primo romanzo, In Bianco (ci sono anche un blog e una pagina fb dedicati).

Overturnable Sketch 2 | Schizzo rovesciabile 2

Overturnable Sketch 2

Overturnable Sketch 2 | Schizzo rovesciabile 2, pastel, ball pen and marker on paper, 2013

This is an overturnable sketch, just in case.


Unleashed Sketch 324 | Schizzo scatenato 324

Unleashed Sketch 324

Unleashed Sketch 324 | Schizzo scatenato 324, pastel, semi-soft pastel, pencil and ball pen on colored paper, 2015

Well, one more unleashed sketch, just finished.

Portrait of trapezist | Ritratto di trapezista

Portrait of trapezist | Ritratto di trapezista

Portrait of trapezist | Ritratto di trapezista, acrylic on canvas, 100×50, 2005

Portrait of trapezist | Ritratto di trapezista

Portrait of trapezist | Ritratto di trapezista, acrylic on canvas, 100×50, 2005

(Post updated at higher resolution) Here is one more example of a technique I enjoy using: layers of different kinds of acrylic paint (one opaque and the other glossy). As you can see, light angle changes the overall effect, affecting illusory depth too (if any). This is specially evident when moving in front of the picture. I find this a little bit similar to the multiplane camera technique used in motion pictures in traditional animation: various pieces of artwork are stacked and moved past the camera in order to simulate a three-dimensional effect.

(Post aggiornato a risoluzione più alta) Ecco un altro esempio di una tecnica che uso abbastanza spesso: strati di diversi tipi di colori acrilici (uno opaco e l’altro lucido). L’angolo di incidenza della luca cambia l’aspetto generale, influenzando anche l’eventuale effetto di profondità – cosa molto evidente specie se ci si sposta davanti alla tela.  Questa tecnica mi ricorda un po’ quella della multiplane camera usata per la realizzazione di film di animazione tradizionali: varie parti disegnate sono impilate e mosse di fronte alla macchina da presa per simulare un effetto tridimensionale.

Still Life Sketch 4 | Schizzo di Natura Morta 4


Still Life Sketch 4 | Schizzo di Natura Morta 4, semi-soft pastel, pencil and ball pen on paper, 2015

This is the fourth sketch of a new series, the Stll Life Sketches. Guess why?

Unleashed Sketch 323 | Schizzo scatenato 323

Unleashed Sketch 323

Unleashed Sketch 323 | Schizzo scatenato 323, pastel, pencil and ball pen on colored paper, 2015

Another unleashed sketch, just finished.