Looking for a way to annoy my sister, I decided to draw her cats.
At the beginning was a excuse to training digital paint technic, but painting with colored pencils I saw that could be nice let the pencil strokes appearance and give just final touches in digital medium.
One thing that I liked about this drawings was try to capture the personality of each cat. They have a lot of peculiar characteristics and behaviors, but I tried to catch the properties that causes laughs in our family.
August of this year I received one of most wonderful news of my career: First Prize in Caricature and Grand Award in 39th International Humor Exhibition of Piracicaba.
For a while I couldn't believe in what was happening to me, looks like too much. I even don't think that I really deserve the price, I saw so many wonderful works of so many artists that I follow and admire that some times I feel myself like a real nosy guy that luckily fell into a fantastic happening.
The best things in my life seems to happening so accidentally, every happening looks like a very fragile combination of factors that say to me: "just keep going!". My wife, for example, I met almost by accident and we are together about twelve years now. I am always trying to keep going, following this undefined sensation.
I wouldn't send the Louis Armstrong caricature to the festival, I don't know why, and I just have to say thank you to my brother Raphael and my dear Renata that encouraged me to send my work to Piracicaba this year. Renata said to me: "It's done, don't hurts send... so send it!". I did that, and was wonderful!
Was a unique experience, I was so well treated by the fellows of exhibition organization and the judges, and had the chance to personally meet a lot of artists that I am fan of. Besides that, Raphael, Renata and I had a very good time with our great friend Rafael de Latorre! I have to say thank you to my friends in Piracicaba too!
This post was in my drafts for several days, unfinished, mainly because I couldn't translate in words what this prize means. I just decided to express this feeling here, in this few empty words.
Thank you for read this blog post until here! :)
Thank you International Humor Exhibition of Piracicaba! :D