sabato 22 dicembre 2012


merry Christmas and a happy new year to you all!

do you prefer the black and white version?
here it is:

venerdì 14 dicembre 2012

IF... Snow

Snow… a most proper topic today! This morning when I opened the window I found my town all covered in soft and white snow. And it was still falling, fairy and obstinate like in a Pieter Bruegel painting. Adults didn't appreciate very much the surprise: too much trouble to reach working places, gates blocked, soaking shoes. But for the children at the school bus stop it was pure bliss. My illustration “snow” is from The Sketchbook Project 2012 and I like to pair it with the song “Snowflake” from Kate Bush album “Fifty words for snow”, a delicate, surrealist piece of music. The text is a dialogue between a woman and a personified falling snowflake. “the world is so loud, keep falling, I’ll find you”.

lunedì 30 luglio 2012

IF... Lonely

A lonely child is reading an orange coloured story before going to sleep. But are we sure he is lonely at all?

"a light orange story" - mixed media on paper - 2012

sabato 21 luglio 2012

IF... Carry

Talya's Shoes - 2012 - mixed media on paper
...and the astonished dog is just carried in the bag...

lunedì 16 luglio 2012


It seems this girl got lost in the wood. But thanks to her strange companion and to her illustrated book she will soon find her way home.
"a blue story" - 2012 - mixed media on paper - children illustration

venerdì 15 giugno 2012

IF... Secret

a story in red must not be kept secret...

On 23rd of June 2012 a nice event will take place in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Many beautiful illustations will be sold at Atelier Viadeigobbidue to raise funds in favour of some Italian schools damaged by the recent earthquake in region Emilia Romagna. I donated this illustration, titled "a story in red" a mixed media on paper cm 22x22.
What do you think about it?

domenica 11 marzo 2012

IF... Yield

and birds finally yielded to the temptation of choosing square city trees as their home, and they loudly began to sing their cryptic songs...

from the sketchbook project 2012 - mixed media: drawing pen and hand painted collaged paper

venerdì 2 marzo 2012

IF... Intention

It was my firm intention to post something this week after such a long time! And I chose one of the illustrations created for the Sketchbook Project 2012, this is the drawing that takes its title from the theme of my Sketchbook: a path through the trees. Like some other illustations of the projects this is freely inspired by the novel "Il Barone Rampante" by Italian writer Italo Calvino, the story of a young Baron who one day climbs up a tree with the intention of spending the rest of his life among leaves and branches.
Here you can view the entire project, comments and opinions are always welcome!