ILLUSTRATION // X-23 Fan Art

gustavo-santos-x23-process

Started to doodle this as soon as I arrived from the cinema. I’ve enjoyed “Logan” so much that I jumped into the desk, played “The Last of Us” soundtrack on a loop and sketched away for a few hours.

Unfortunately work pilled up and I postpone it for weeks and weeks until finally, back in May, I forced myself to finish the piece. I’m still not happy with it, but it’s time to let it go and move on to other things.

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ILLUSTRATION // S. Domingos Monastery

An attempt at an historical reconstruction of the original facade of the old S.Domingos monastery, in the center of Porto.

– Illustration commissioned by Nuno Cruz, author of the portuguese blog dedicated to the History of Porto, “A Porta Nobre” (https://aportanobre.blogspot.pt).

ILLUSTRATION // Museum Commission

 

Ilustração para o NMAA – Núcleo Museológico de Arqueologia de Afife, em Viana do Castelo, representando num friso o Paleolítico, Neolítico, Cultura Castreja e Romanização.

Illustration commissioned for the Afife’s Archaeology Center Museum (Viana do Castelo – Portugal), depicting the timeline for Paleolithic, Neolithic, Iron age’s “Castro Culture” and Romanization.

PHOTOGRAPHY // “Farol das Felgueiras”

Farol das Felgueiras

 

It isn’t original to photograph the Felgueiras Lighthouse. With or without waves licking his back, it got used to be the center of attention by those who pass by daily. Yet, it’s impossible to resist it, specially when we witness by it’s side the end of the evening. So, here goes another picture to the pile of many others, from all of those who pay homage to this lighthouse.

Fotografar o farol das Felgueiras não é original. Com ou sem ondas a lamber-lhe as costas, já se habituou a ser o centro das atenções por quem diariamente por ele passa. Mas é impossível resistir-lhe, especialmente quando com ele partilhamos em silêncio o final da tarde. E assim, aqui vai mais uma fotografia para o monte de tantas outras, de todos aqueles que lhe prestam homenagem.

ILLUSTRATION // “Fargo”

Fargo is a great TV series. As the last episode of the first season wrapped up, I was left with that bittersweet feeling of seeing something wonderful end. I’m sure going to miss Billy Bob Thornton’s character, Lorne Malvo… that’s why it didn’t take long until I’ve decided to paint him while listening to the opening theme on a loop.

Fargo é uma excelente série de televisão. Ao ver o último episódio da primeira temporada terminar, fiquei com aquela sensação agridoce de ver algo magnífico chegar ao fim. Vou certamente sentir falta da personagem interpretada por Billy Bob Thornton, Lorne Malvo… foi por isso que não demorou muito até me decidir a pintá-lo enquanto ouvia o tema musical da série em loop.