Books 2016

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These are all the books I finished in 2016. Most about Brazil, one way or another.

Deuses de Dois Mundos – O Livro do Silêncio – PJ Pereira
Deuses de Dois Mundos – O Livro da Traição – PJ Pereira
Deuses de Dois Mundos – O Livro da Morte – PJ Pereira
Tesouros, Fantasmas e Lendas de Ouro Preto – Angela Leite Xavier
Lendas Gaúchas – org. Pedro Haase Filho
África e Brasil Africano – Marina de Mello e Souza
Povos Indígenas no Brasil Mirim – Instituto Socioambiental
Nossas Lendas (1951) – Nair Starling
Maldito Sertão – Márcio Benjamin
Night Shift – Stephen King
Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
Galicia – A casa da árvore – Marsal Alves Branco
Mapinguary o dono dos ossos: contos indígenas de assombração – Yaguarê Yamã

Potira and Mapinguari

Hi everyone,

Here is an art for the upcoming game “Potira”. It takes place in the Amazon and follows a female indian called Potira.

The Mapinguari is a folklore creature that inhabits the Amazon jungle. Some say it is a huge one eyed ape with dark fur that eats people. Others, that it is a reminiscent of the Giant Sloth, which coexisted with indigenous people in the past. I chose the latter to make good character and similar to a tuxaua (leader), that would aid you on your quest.

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Southern Kingdoms Map

Hi everyone, here is a map I did for my “Grey Days” project.

It depicts a part of the Southern Kingdoms, the only remaining places of the New Lands where humans are free.

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As earth and water masses behave fractal-like, I have made this map using an excellent world map generator, the Fractal World Generator. It creates very realistic maps that can be exported in a very high size.

I then used some of them in Photoshop to make masks and further explore my idea of what that region looked like.

Below you can see some of my tests, the Atlas rendering and the Masks, all generated in the previous link!

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Photoshop screen

Orixás – Oxalá

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The main, more realistic version

This is my take on Oxalá / Oxalufã / Obatalá, one of the main deities of the Candomblé and Umbanda brazilian religions.

I have always been fascinated by the intricacies of the great Orixá pantheon, with so many unique characters.
I decided to start studying and getting deeper into the legends, beliefs and rich stories to portray each Orixá / Orisha.

Oxalá / Obatalá is one of the oldest and most powerful orixás, being responsible for the birth of human beings and the creation of the world. Its color is white and it carries a wooden scepter called opaxorô, which it can use to divide the world in two, if needed.

I went for a more african design, since the original beliefs came from the yoruba people of Africa. The crown is based on the nigerian yoruba crown, or ade / adenla. I decided to make the beads longer to represent power and mystery.

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An alternative version, trying a cartoon style

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Another quick alternative version, going for more details in the dress and beads

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I first start with pencil sketches, exploring different ideas

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Then I went to 3ds Max to quickly model the character to help with 2D

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The beauty pass + ambient occlusion

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I decided to go back to pencil drawings to help with the pose and overall design. This is how I came up with the crown

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Starting to integrate things and doing a paintover

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The ornaments I did for the main design. Some I didn’t end up using