My artwork and a character design tutorial were featured on this month’s issue of Gimp Magazine!
Background animation for the theater show “La Volata di Calò”, for Teatro Stabile di Catania. It’s the adaptation of a novel by G. Savatteri about the life and the dreams of the man who founded the Montante bike factory.
The prologue is set in a legendary market of the shadows imagined by the protagonist when he was still a child, so director Fabio Grossi asked me to aid the narration with my animations.
Mural for a new kindergarten in Taormina, Sicily.
The idea of an orchestra of tigers had been floating in my mind for a while, and this kindergarten was the perfect opportunity to paint it out.
It’s my largest wall so far, roughly 40×4 meters (about 130×13 ft).
The seventeen instruments, left to right: accordion, saxophone, Italian bagpipe, sousaphone, harmonica, drum, trumpet, cymbals, triangle, guitar, piano, tracker, double bass, violin, flute, harp, didgeridoo.
A short animation I directed and animated for the guys at Machinima Realm featuring characters from the video game League of Legends. I didn’t write the script and it’s quite rushed (less than two months total) but it was very fun to animate.
Thanks to Elspeth Eastman for her great voice performance. It helped a lot shaping Annie’s hysteric personality.
Also thanks to Alex, Brett “Hundar” Hundley, Jacob Ditkoff.
The two main layouts.
Gamers should be able to spot some easter eggs I hid in the background.
Nerdy fact: the names of the four characters are Annie, Tibbers, Gangplank and Caitlyn and their initials are G-A-T-C. Genetics, anyone?
A 3D-animated piece of acting was really missing from my portfolio. This was also the first time I animated a lipsync in Blender.
Eleven is the name of the rig. It’s open source and available for free at elevenrig.blogspot.com.
The closest thing to this I had ever done was a puppeteering performance. The “rig” only had three “controllers”, and no, I couldn’t have him to blink.
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It started out as an #inktober sketch, it ended up being some kind of poster art.
After about 15 years I got back to painting on walls. Some of my spraycans were that old!
Thanks to Emergence Street Art Festival.
This is the Making Of video for Oranguerrilla, my student film for the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. I really wanted to make this backstage video as it brings together the countless steps I went through to make my film.
Roughly, I spent 1600 hours of work on the project from concept art to the final edit, spread over two and a half years.
Of course I did this on a hangover…
Cover Art for a psychedelic pop-rock compilation that can be downloaded from free here.
WoStation is an online game I coded long time ago with a friend, Andrea Aronica. It’s a suite of applications to play music, write or doodle.
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