Monday, September 15, 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014


Hello Everybody!  Olá a todos

I have been quite away from my pc since I came back to Portugal.Tenho estado um pouco ausente do meu computador desde que voltei.
But I decided that now was the time for me to come back better than ever! Be prepared! Mas tenho novidades para todos.

Here i tis what I have beend doing in the last month… art book wise. Mas para já aqui fica o que tenho andado a ler nos últimos meses:

First of all I thank my coleagues back at Frontier Developments that offer me 3 amazing books that I loved and I’ll never forget!/
Deixo, desde já,  um grande agradecimentos aos meus colegas da Frontier que me ofereceram 3 livro que adorei!

Techincal book:

- "how to write for animation"

 this is one of them and I fully recommended. 
este é um deles que já está completamente lido e que recomendo vivamente aos interessados pelo tema)

 -  "The animator producer's handbook"
(I haven't had time to fully read it yet but it seems to cover all the essencial aspect)

Comic books:

  - “Friends with boys” is ok… I feel that the story need a strongers highs and lows but it’s a good read for a Sunday afternoon is you have nothing else to do /nada de jeito…

- “Brain Camp” is boring, it is suppose to scary a little… but no… the rawing have the same style as the previous book but the story is worse. / ainda pior.

- “Anya’s Ghost” this one is very good! It has the highs and lows that a story needs./Este sim! Vale a pena!

-“The last of us – American Dreams” I’m a fan of the game so I couldn0t resist in buying the comic! The story is good, but if you played the DLC you should know… the drawing are not as good the cover unfortunately J Para os fãs eu recomendo!

- “Baby Blues no.1” Finally I got the first of manys! This kind of books always live you with a good humor. /Mais um para a colecção que me deixa de bom humor.

- “Amarillo Black Sadalthough I have to make a huge effort to understand the French that I almost don’t remember is still has an exciting story as usual and amazing drawings. This one should be in anyones collection! /Black Sad devia ser obrigatório em qualquer colecção!

Art Books:


“Last of us”
“Wakfu making of”

“Monsters University”


Last of Us - ( I don’t know if you noticed but I’m quite crazy about this one.eheheh.)

I loved this game. For me, Last of us is a movie with a game in it and not a  game with a story. Usually I don’t really like playing this kind of “boy” games because you need to be fast and have cold blood to shoot write away to kill the enemy… usually I loose because I get to nervous, because I need to shoot fast and I cannot catch the enemy and then I loose… and then I try again and loose till I give up. Lol! Althought, in Last of Us I always felt kind of nervous and irritated because I also need to shoot… it was ok because the STORY!!! OMG! The story was amazing, very well told and you could really connect with the characted and empathize with them.

After I finished Last of Us I wanted to find a similar game that could give me the same experience and everybody insisted for me to try Uncharted. I was convinced it was not the same thing, but everybody was saying it was from the same company therefore was quite similar…. WRONG!


UnchartedAlthough I haven’t finished it yet I can tell everybody that this game is not closer to the experecience Last of Us will give. First of all you do not connect or empathize with the character right away.. you just sympathize… I don’t feel the urgent need of wanting to know what’s going to happen next…
This game is similar to Indiana Jones or Tomb Raider games (at least the old versions), the puzzles the level it self is more important than the story. 


Ni no Ku ni-  I’m still at the beginning so I cannot say much. I don’t understand yet why it was so popular when it came out… for now, for me.. it is, still, just an RPG (which I like) but is not the same love I had for Kingdom Hearts…. Inspite of that It’s very colorfull and pretty (need to see the movie).


Walkind Dead (1st Season)- This one is also very good. I never played or watched horror movies with zombies because I hate looking at it but I quite like the TV series (although they are not telling us much…everything happens too slow) and the game is very good in telling an interesting story. Next plan: Play the 2nd season

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Perspectives Teaser

Big News!

I have won and AWARD! To be more specific it's O GANHO DO SOM AWARD 2014.
As they explain in their post on facebook:
"O Ganho do Som Award aims to support audio post-production of films which have standed out for their creativity and originality, leveraging them to a quality level provided by a sound of excellence.

O Ganho do Som will be in charge of all the sound design of this very short film, which soon you will be able to watch - and LISTEN!

Mean while, I have been re-editing my short and altering some of the animation, not much or I would be tempted to do  a completly new animation short. :D

So, now, after a month or two of hard work from both parts trying to improve the short, now you can have access to the TEASER!!! Stay put, the big news are coming!

Huuuhuu! Novidades Fresquinhas!
Ganhei o PRÉMIO d' O GANHO DO SOM 2014 .

O Prémio O Ganho do Som pretende apoiar na produção áudio filmes que se destaquem pela sua criatividade e originalidade, levando-os a ascender a um patamar de qualidade mais elevado proporcionado por um som de excelência.

O Ganho do Som será responsável por toda a concepção sonora desta curtíssima metragem, que em breve poderão ver - e OUVIR!

Depois de alguns meses de trabalho duro por ambos para tentar melhorar a curta, podem então ter acesso ao TEASER!!! Mas, continuem atentos, porque em breve saberão mais!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Which cintiq should I buy?

Which cintiq should I buy?

This is a question  that has been on my mind for quite a long time…

I felt that after being with a wacom baboo all my student life… now that I’m  a professional artist I should invest a little bit on me for once. But I wasn’t on which one should I buy…

I read dozens of reviews, I research a lot, I watch video-reviews and  I talked to friends to hear their different opinions, but in the end everybody would say “If you have the money buy the big one if you don’t buy the small one”.  But that wasn’t enough… The money is not the only thing that matters… they should be different, feel different…. But  how could I tell without trying it first?? But I didn’t have any access to any of them…

In the end, because I’m always moving to different cities and countries I ended up buying the small one – Cintiq 13 HD (not the companion one), because was smaller and easy so transport.

But for a while (although I was very happy with my purchase) I still had the doubt in the back of my mind – “Is it good enough? Should have I bought the 22 inches one instead?” – Well my doubts finally ceased when I tried the 24 inches one at work. In my personal opinion I believe that although the 24 inches is very good because you have so many screen space to draw on… it’s just too big…. If you need a keyboard to help sometimes… it’s not going to work… it’s too annoying… too  big and quite heavy to move around till you find a good position for it…

And also, when I’m drawing, I tend to lean on the paper a little bit… I do the same with the cintiq. With the 24 inches cintiq I feel very tired working that way, my head is always too near the screen and because it is so big my eyes receive a huge amount of light all the time, which is not very healthy for them, making me tired all the time.
But, with the 13 hd cintiq I don’t have the same problem. Because it’s smaller, even if I lean on it, my eyes won’t be surrounded by the artificial light of the screen. And I never feel as tired.
So in my opinion the 13 inches is much better and much cheaper – 2 in 1!

Phew! For a moment, I thought I should had bought the bigger one eheheh.


Qual será a melhor cintiq para investir?
Esta foi uma pergunta que me invadiu a mente por um longo período de tempo.

Depois de toda a minha vida de estudante ter trabalhado com uma Wacom Baboo A6… Resolvi que estava na hora de investir um pouco na minha carreira como artista profissional.

Como era um investimento bastante grande resolvi investigar… li imensas criticas, vi vídeos de demonstração e de comparação, até comentei com amigos para saber qual seria a sua opinião. No fim, todos diziam o mesmo – “ Se tiveres dinheiro compra uma cintiq grande, se não, compra uma pequena.”…. Mas a questão do dinheiro não era o meu único problema… se os vários modelos variam no tamanho e noutros pormenores, também devem proporcionar uma experiencia diferente… Mas como é que poderia tirar isso a limpo se não tinha acesso a nenhuma delas?

Passado vários meses de indecisão, acabei por comprar a Cintiq 13 HD (sem ser a companion ou a outra portátil) por estar sempre a mudar de cidade e de país.

No entanto, a minha dúvida permanecia apesar de estar satisfeita com o meu investimento. “E se a de 22 polegadas fosse melhor? Não teria valido a pena comprar uma maior apesar de andar sempre a mudar de sítio?” A minha dúvida depressa foi exclarecida quando tive a oportunidade de experimentar a cintiq de 24 polegadas no trabalho. Apesar de ser encantadora por ter um ecrã enorme onde desenhar, acabou por me cansar muito a vista.

Quando desenho numa folha de papel tenho a tendência para me inclinar sobre a folha, aproximando-me. Na cintiq faço exactamente a mesma coisa, mas como o ecrã desta é muito grande é como desenhar sobre uma folha A2 (um pouco menos talvez) o que faz com que os meus olhos recebam demasiada luz o que me deixa extremamente cansada.

No entanto o mesmo já não acontece com a cintiq 13 HD. Pois por ser mais pequena , mesmo que me aproxime dela, nunca vou ter a cara rodeada de luz e os meus olhos não ficam tão cansados.

Por isso, aconselho a quem esteja com dúvidas e goste de desenhar perto da “folha” que opte pela Cintiq 13 HD! Para além de emitir menos luz também é mais barata – 2 em 1!

Ufa! E que por momentos pensei ter feito a escolha errada… eheeheh.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013


So I decided to accept the challenge on this blog... which was to make something from this given doodle...

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Zoo Tycoon

Zoo Tycoon was finally launched!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

More Doodles


It seems GIF is in fashion so here it is a very very very very small gif!
Bem, ja que o GIF anda na moda... aqui fica um...