8 Maids-a-Milking

by Carolina Buzio

8 Maids-a-Milking and 8 days for December to start!

Available as a christmas card on my shop:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/211818988/twelve-days-of-christmas-greeting-cards


9 Ladies Dancing

by Carolina Buzio

9 Ladies Dancing and 9 days for December to start!

Available as a christmas card on my shop:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/211818988/twelve-days-of-christmas-greeting-cards

ps: I think this may be my favourite… they are so silly and happy!


10 Lords-a-Leaping

by Carolina Buzio

10 Lords-a-Leaping and 10 days for December to start!

Available as a christmas card on my shop:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/211818988/twelve-days-of-christmas-greeting-cards

 


11 Pipers Piping

by Carolina Buzio

11 Pipers Piping and 11 days for December to start!

Available as a christmas card on my shop:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/211818988/twelve-days-of-christmas-greeting-cards


12 Drummers Drumming

by Carolina Buzio

12 Drummers Drumming and only 12 days for December to start!

(well, actually if you live in Berlin is past midnight… but shhhh!)

Available as a christmas card on my shop:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/211818988/twelve-days-of-christmas-greeting-cards


Uuuuh, Christmas Cards!

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I had lots of fun making this collection of 12 different (!) greeting cards, inspired by the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”!

I’ll be showing you one per day as a countdown to December… the month when I’ll finally allow myself some retro christmas songs all day long! (yep, I’m one of those ;))… starting later today!

If you’d like to buy them (or are just curious to see more), go here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/211818988/twelve-days-of-christmas-greeting-cards


Christmas is coming?

Every year I promise myself I’ll only start listening to Christmas songs in December.

I broke my promise way too early this year…. October is a new record!

I do have an excuse: I’ve been doing Christmas illustrations and taking pictures of the Christmas packaging for my shop! (and I soooo love having an excuse!)

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By the way, if you have never bought anything on etsy, now is the perfect time! Etsy is offering a 5€ discount on your first purchase if you go through this link:

http://etsy.me/1pwHWbh

Happy Shopping!


The Sea Wolf – wip

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(sneak peek! this is a bit of the final illustration… )

So, here is a bit more from the visual development of “The Sea Wolf”, which I mentioned in a post somewhat recently.

Ricardo Bessa is organising an Art-zine where the theme is “Portuguese Super-Heroes” and he invited several artists to participate.

The idea is to make up a character that is somehow related to Portugal… no clichés allowed!

I took a bit of inspiration from my great-grandfather who was a fisherman in a small fisherman’s village in Algarve, and a bit from my other great-grandfather who was nicknamed “Sea Wolf” (“Lobo do Mar” in portuguese) because apparently that is what you name someone who is brave (or crazy) enough to face the sea in a stormy day and save people from shipwrecks!

I then created this character… here is an intro I wrote about him:

“Sea Wolf”. That’s the name he remembers being called. Not his birth name, the same as his father, a fisherman in a small village in Algarve. He got that curious title from being crazy enough to face the strong waves in stormy days and rescue people from shipwrecks along the coast.

Twenty years ago, in a fateful night when he was trying to retrieve his wife and daughter from the raging sea, the waves claimed his life and no one saw him again.

Or did they?

There’s a figure, a stronger-than-human being, who is said to appear during storms and save those whose lives are held captive by the Sea…

 

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Visual development, “Widow waiting”

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Family Genetics and Ageing:

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Character Lineup:

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Deep & Beautiful

One day, I hope I’ll be able to do something as deep and stylistically mature as this short film:

(by Alex Grigg)


CardNest launched!

Hip-Hip-Hippo by Carolina Buzio for CardNest

 

CardNest launched and my hippo is on the website!

To celebrate the launch, they’re giving you 50% off your first month (even on stamps, if you live in the UK!). Use the following code:

LAUNCH50

Go to the website to know a bit more about the service and grab the opportunity to test the service for half the price!