The Pirates step by step

This is the full process of Pirates. All the WIPs was developed and discussed in the cghub’s activity topic. And this is the final entry with a color correction and some tweak here and there:  

Lightspeed Magazine Interview

by GALEN DARA PUBLISHED IN MAY 2013 (ISSUE 36) | 1336 WORDS Giuliano Brocani is a designer and illustrator living in Italy. His portfolio and blog are at You can follow him on Twitter @notpill. *** Our cover image this month is your fabulous illustration, Leviathan. Such a visually stunning piece, harrowing and visceral. I […]

The Art of Jon Foster

This is a must have for every artist. The book that influenced me most. The book it’s quite thick (128 pages printend in hi quality glossy paper) and contains work done with oils, digital and even mixing both the tecnhniques. It’s not easy to find now and since that it’s quite expensive but, who knows, maybe […]

The Blue Wizards

Some quickies and concept development for CGHub's activity:The 'blue wizards' from the Lord of The Rings saga. Character of the week #277

  My first take at one of the most famous’s activity  Character of the Week So c’mon, if you are a CA user, spread some love here. THE BRIEF: In the 42nd Century a secret agency is formed and tasked with sending highly trained assassins through time. Their targets are chosen so that their deaths alter […]


Someone ffffound me!

Well, you've got a very strange feeling when you scan on a daily basis that site searching for inspiration, creativity, beauty ...and you stumble upon something YOU did.


This is the first round of a new weekly CGHub challenge: Character Forge and I’m really proud that this its an idea I suggested to cghub’s admins. The characters are well described in the brief challenge every time so take a look at this topic to know who is supposed to be this guy.

Wer ist da?

This is a 'watch and paint' excercise, so no tracing or overpainting: just pause the movie you're watching and paint the frame you see on tv.

John Carter step by step

Take a look at the process step by step of the John Carter‘s cover challenge, from the early (digital) pencils, references, rendering and final mokup.

Pegleg pete step by step

Yep, most of my sketches are yet published in forums but I decided to collect them in onme place, just for my convenience. So theese are the Pegleg quick sketches, winner entry in the cghub Disney Redesign Challenge.

New challenge started

Exploration sketches and concept for a new adventure at cghub. An epic story created for the forumite and developed with the weekly challenges.

making The Crash

Thumbnail sketches and progress for (before) The Crash Preliminary sketch: Color pass   Final (click to zoom) Take a look to the challenge at for some other great entries and enjoy the winner pic by Marco Mazzoni.

The chimp on digipack

Whoa, the ape finally printed. Bitten by an ape album is in my hand and it’s quite good! Available on iTunes too but, well no digipack and without chimp’s back so do the right thing.  

Some pics in ImagineFX #11

Some pics from my portfolio published in ImagineFX #11. Great! Wonderful cover by Svetlin Velinov and a mount of stunning workshops in this issue. ImagineFX is definitely my favourite magazine. Absolutely fantastic.

Good Ad.

My Cop of the year was chosen for the Exotique advertising banners. Wooohoo!

Published in Exotique!

Super news!! I’m really, really glad to announce that Cop of the year has been selected for inclusion in Ballistic Publishing’s Exotique2 book.


Random painting. Che grandissima ficata! Vabè, non è che l’ho scoperto io e non è neanche una grandissima novità.Trattasi di tecnica strausata da moltissimi illustratori però quando ho letto il workshop di Daryl Mandryk sul numero di giugno di ImagineFX sono rimasto folgorato. Scarabocchiando in photoshop , seguendo i consigli di Daryl e soprattutto senza nessuna […]