Monday, May 18, 2015

Update / Actualização

I've been unable to work since January this year. I've been very ill but I'm finally recovering.
I apologize for not being able to reply/work but it is temporary.
I really feel like the exterior is always trying to keep me from developing my work, but my willpower is stronger than these the challenges life keeps putting on my personal path.
I will come back to my normal productivity within a short time frame.

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Não tenho conseguido trabalhar desde Janeiro devido a doença.
Honestamente, é como se o exterior me estivesse constantemente a tentar cortar os pés em tudo o que tento fazer, mas olhando para trás, vejo que a minha força de vontade tem sido sempre mais forte que estes obstáculos que se metem no caminho, e cada vez aprendo mais com eles.
Apesar de ter sido obrigada a ficar parada (o que é tortura para um impaciente obsessivo como eu), aprendi tanto nestes meses que só vai resultar em me tornar ainda mais eficiente e melhor no que faço. Voltarei à produtividade normal em pouco tempo.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

VOLK CD / Vinyl Illustration/Ilustração







Listen to VOLK:

Music by VOLK:


Design/Creative Direction by Susan Young:

Cover Illustrations by Catarina Garcia:

Creative process/Processo criativo:



Above: choosing clothes and posture
Em cima: A escolher roupas e postura








Above: Choosing the right composition
Em cima: escolhendo a composição certa



Turning the model into Eleot, the singer.
Tornando a modelo mais parecida a Eleot, a cantora.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

"Exotic Fruits and Nuts of the New World" Book/Livro







My Opuntia ficus-indica scientific illustration has been published in the following book:
http://www.amazon.com/Exotic-Fruits-Nuts-New-World/dp/1780645058
However, there is a mistake, I'm from Lisbon :)

Summary:
"This is a major reference work on exotic and underutilized fruits and nuts of the New World. While many of these are well known in the local markets and in Spanish-language literature, they have rarely been brought to the attention of the wider English-speaking audience, and as such this book will offer an entirely new resource to those interested in exotic crops."

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A minha ilustração científica do Opuntia ficus-indica foi publicada no seguinte livro:
http://www.amazon.com/Exotic-Fruits-Nuts-New-World/dp/1780645058
Sou, no entanto, de Lisboa, não de Madrid :)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

In progress / Em progresso


I have been so focused on developing my work and organization skills that I forgot to share what I have been doing.
This is one of the paintings I have been developing. Its size is 1,40 m x 1,40m.
I'm trying my best to have everything organized within a couple of a weeks, then I'll start sharing what I've been doing.
This one is still unfinished.

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Tenho estado tão concentrada a desenvolver o meu trabalho, não só pessoal como freelance, e a minha organização, que me esqueço de partilhar o que faço.
Esta é uma das várias pinturas que ando a fazer. Tem 1,40 x 1,40m e está ainda por terminar, mas perto.
Com mais algum empenho terei tudo organizado e terminado em poucas semanas. Depois partilharei trabalho novo mais frequentemente.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Model Drawings / Desenhos Modelo







While most people work on their image towards others, it's extremely hard for me to view myself through the eyes of others.
So everything I write and do, it's like if others are nonexistent. It's hard for me to write in an impersonal manner.
This is seen often by others as ingenuity. And it may be, in some way, if we think that we have to succeed in a world where everyone has to wear masks. But I never wanted a mask, and I'll do everything I can not to have to wear one ever. It takes work, but it's hard for me to live wearing a mask, extremely hard. It's like double-thinking everything you do.

Monday, November 24, 2014

In progress IV / Em progresso IV



I know I'm kind of neurotic but I know this isn't OK yet. Maybe it needs to become not as chaotic as it seems.
Taking a lot of time because I'm working on several canvases at the same time (and also because I'm neurotic).

Monday, November 17, 2014

Exposição 70 Cavaquinhos 70 Artistas




GRANDE EXPOSIÇÃO COLECTIVA E NACIONAL - 70 CAVAQUINHOS 70 ARTISTAS. EM LISBOA, NO MOSTEIRO DOS JERÓNIMOS, ABERTA AO PÚBLICO - entrada gratuita - DE 28 DE NOV A 11 DE JAN.

BRAGA, COIMBRA, FUNCHAL, GUIMARÃES, HORTA, PORTO, S.ROQUE DO PICO, VIANA DO CASTELO e VILA FRANCA DO CAMPO..

Alberto D'Assumpção, Alberto Lopes, Alex Davico, Amélia Muge, Ana Cristina Dias, Ana Pereira | Ana Romero, Ana Silva, André Letria, António Bártolo, Benedita Serrano, Carla Cabral, Carla Regina, Carlos Mensil, Carlos Zíngaro, Catarina Garcia, Constança Amador, Cristina Troufa, Daniela Reis, Débora de A, Domingos Silva, Francisco Martins, Gabriel Garcia, Gil Maia, Graça Bordalo Pinheiro, Helena Berenguer, Helena Trindade, Irene Gomes, JAS, Joana Astolfi, Joana Miguel, Joana Rego, João Barros Mouro, Júlio Dolbeth, Juma, Lara Parreira, Luís Calheiros, Luís Lázaro, Luísa Passos, Luiz Morgadinho, Luz Henriques, Manuela Gandra, Manuela Pimentel, Margarida Cardoso, Maria Rafael, Mariana Dias Coutinho, Mário Fresco, Marta Madureira, Minela Reis, Mutes Pintor, Oliveira Tavares, Paula Rosa, Paulo Sanches, Pedro Sousa Pereira, Renatta Pascoal, Rita Melo, Rita Ventura, Rui Lacas, Rui Tavares, Rui Vitorino Santos, Salomé Nascimento, Sameiro Sequeira, Sara Morais, Sofia Ribeiro, Susana Bravo, Susana Chasse, Teresa Gil, Teresa Melo, Tiago Taron e Vitor Zapa.

UMA PRODUÇÃO AC MUSEU CAVAQUINHO



O meu:


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Fruit / Food Illustration / Ilustração Comida / Frutos











Lately I've been trying to organize all my work.
Here are some drawings I did for Maverick Creative and VHL Enterprises last year.
I also updated my Behance with these projects:
https://www.behance.net/gallery/20961755/Food-Fruit-Botanical-Illustration
https://www.behance.net/gallery/9203603/Website-Illustration-Black-Book-Cooking

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Ultimamente tenho estado a organizar todo o meu trabalho.
Aqui estao alguns dos desenhos que fiz para a Maverick Creative e VHL Enterprises no ano passado.
Actualizei o meu Behance com as ilustrações:
https://www.behance.net/gallery/20961755/Food-Fruit-Botanical-Illustration
https://www.behance.net/gallery/9203603/Website-Illustration-Black-Book-Cooking