domingo, 27 de fevereiro de 2011

OK, Exotic

This is my contribution to this week theme at Take a Word: EXOTIC. My country is one of those places who come to people's minds when they think of exotic, or at least some of the stuff we've got in Brazil, such as paradisiac beaches, macaws, parrots, samba, carnival etc. So, I've decided to take up the cause and, therefore, I've recovered this beautiful cover of an old magazine called Paratodos designed by a brilliant artist named J. Carlos. It's a 1927 edition and I've altered it a little bit.

This is the original cover.

Frame: Maddy Fernandez; butterfly: Dover sample.

quinta-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2011


Hi, blog-friends, this is my entry for Theme Thursday: FLOURISH. Please, enlarge to see the details. Thanks for passing by.

Flower-stars: Louise Brooks, Greta Garbo, Linda Darnell, Elizabeth Taylor and Brigitte Bardot.
Flowers: by Redouté (Dover samples).
Flourishes: Maddy Fernandez
Background: Beth Rimmer
Flourish texture: Denise Liemert

terça-feira, 22 de fevereiro de 2011

Slow down, White Rabbits

Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late.

White Rabbit knows well, time flies, but calm down, there is time to enjoy the beauty and goodness spread around the world. They are there, we just have to take a deep breath, slow down and look around ... Almost forgot, this is my entry to this week Three Muses Challenge: TIME.

Illustrations were slightly altered. They are all from different editions of Lewis Carroll’s Alice Adventures in Wonderland. Illustrators are Tenniel, W.H. Walker, Kennel, Francesca Rovira and Charlotte Whatley. Background by Jinifur. Lozenge background is a tile photograph from a ceramic supplier website. Hourglass is a Graphics Fairy freebie; pocket-watch and clock are Dover samples.

domingo, 20 de fevereiro de 2011

Look for the open door

This week theme at Take a Word is: DOOR. Having Helen Keller (US blind and deaf educator, 1880-1968) quote in mind, I did this quite literal illustration of it...

The doors are Google Images; the lady is from Cool High Quality Pix; there's a Jen Maceyunas paper I used as background.

terça-feira, 15 de fevereiro de 2011

Gentlemen prefer hot

Hi, friends! Movies again... This time to accomplish The Three Muses challenge: hot, hot, hot. My hotties are Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russel in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Backgrounds: vangobot and enchanted stock (deviantArt); flowers: my own photo; hotties: Dr. Macro.

segunda-feira, 14 de fevereiro de 2011

Romance in the movies

This week theme on Take a Word is Romance. I can't think of Romance without thinking of movies. So, here it is my tribute to these movies that made several generations dream, laugh and cry... (please, enlarge)

  1. Clark Gable & Mary Astor, Red Dust, 1932
  2. Ramón Novarro & Greta Garbo, Mata Hari, 1931
  3. Gary Cooper & Tallulah Bankhead, Devil and The Deep, 1932
  4. Gary Cooper & Marlene Dietrich, Desire, 1936
  5. Cary Grant & Mae West, She Done Him Wrong, 1933
  6. Clark Gable & Claudette Colbert, It Happened One Night, 1934
  7. Henry Fonda & Bette Davis, Jezebel, 1938
  8. John Rice & May Irwin, The Kiss, 1896
  9. Nils Asther & Greta Garbo, The Single Standard, 1929
  10. Spencer Tracy & Colleen Moore, The Power and the Glory, 1933
  11. Charles Farrell & Janet Gaynor, Seventh Heaven, 1927
  12. Paddy Dunne Cullinan and Frances Mcnamara, Irish Destiny, 1926
Background: HP designs; heart brushes: readheadstock.

sábado, 12 de fevereiro de 2011

My secret observer

Professor Horowitz tried hard not to spy Manon, a burlesque artist, but he just couldn't help it. Manon simply pretended not noticing him.

Hi, folks. This my contribution to this week challenge on Art Creation Friday.

Professor Horowitz: ACF given image; Manon: Barbara Stanwick on Lady at Burlesque (Doctor Macro); Texture by Fudge Graphics and Graphics Fairy;

domingo, 6 de fevereiro de 2011

When Mr. Raven met Lady Dove

Despite differences, the talkative and spontaneous Mr. Raven has enchanted the aristocratic Lady Dove. Hard times were ahead them though.

Hi, fellows. This week theme at Take a word is Raven. Thanks for passing by.

Lady Dove head: Marie's freebies; Mr. Raven Head: Rodolfo Bernardelli painting (Retrato de André Rebouças); raven: Laura Erickson photo; dove: free-cute-backgrounds; Texture: Beth Rimmer.

sexta-feira, 4 de fevereiro de 2011

Two different girls...

Can you, please, stop dancing and singing and spinning around me, I'm trying to concentrate here!

This is my entry to Art Creations Friday. I simply couldn't resist her!

Background by Enchanted Stock (deviantArt); texture by Colie's Corner; baby on the wall is a Kate Greenaway illustration for the book Sunshine for Little Children; cats by Francien; girl on the chair ???

quinta-feira, 3 de fevereiro de 2011


To Flávia (as a gift for her birthday)

This is my entry to this week The Three Muses Challenge: quotes. This one is from the book Answer Without Ceasing, by Margaret Lee Runbeck. Please, enlarge.

Background by Kitten-chan (deviantArt). Illustrations and borders by Kate Greenaway (17 March 1846 – 6 November 1901), English children's book illustrator and writer.

terça-feira, 1 de fevereiro de 2011

Black and White Window

This is my entry to the Three Muses Challenge: Black and White.

It's a triple homage: to the fashion icon Grace Kelly, to the talented costume designer Edith Head - represented by the lovely dress the American princess wears - and to Rear Window, one of the greatest movies of the Great Hitch.

And for those who thinks I forgot him, a quote by Jimmy Stewart: "I'm the inarticulate man who tries. I don't really have all the answers, but for some reason, somehow, I make it."

Grace Kelly and James Stewart photos are from doctormacro, background by Ivette-Stock (Deviant Art) and frame by Sarah Meyer.