Wednesday, December 24, 2014

X-Mas Greetings animation

Made specially for you, guys! :)

Merry Christmas and a happy new year 2015 everyone!

With Love,

Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Tribute

This is my tribute to one of the people that most inspired me this year: Paul Whitecotton, from the documentary "People in Motion". I've seen other interviews with the guys and the way Paul talks about parkour makes me think of how it applies to everything in life... For instance, you don't have to do parkour to feel at one with everything around you.

It's easy for me to feel at one with nature in nature but I've always felt very much uncomfortable in cities, my spirit would close itself up. Paul has inspired me to see buildings and all man made things around me in a beautiful way. I learned to feel at one with everything! It's like as if my spirit is parkouring the surroundings all the time and every single corner counts. It's wonderful, it feels free and I do feel very happy in that! :)

Paul, thank you so much. *heart* You're amazing!

This tribute is a digital painting done with a reference shot from "People in Motion".
And the "LOVE" sign with Paul jumping is directly traced out of another screen shot.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Comic Con Portugal

I was there! :D And I appear in this video at 4'53" on the right, happily catching up with Sérgio Martins, one of the twins that worked on the recently released animated short "Poets" (from AVA's new album). We can see Sergio in the video too... a little bit of his hair and black shirt! xD The girl with her back to the camera is Carina Morais, another talent that worked on "Poets". I had the pleasure of meeting her for the first time that day. Carina met Carina. In the words of Sergio: "Carinas everywhere!!!"

Comic Con was great! I've never been to one before so I don't have any reference to compare. Sure, some things could be better, but this was the first one in Portugal and it can only get much better from here. It's great that Comic Con has arrived in times where national comics are growing here. About time! :) We also have amazing talents that went international working for big publishers, such as Marvel, DC, etc. Names like Daniel Maia, Daniel Henriques, Jorge Coelho, among many others. Was great to see them there!

One of my favorite things in this Con was the Star Wars imperial march complete with the original song and tons of star troopers around an enormously tall Darth Vader. It was "WOW"! Couldn't stop staring at him each time he passed by!

Another funny thing was that there was a lot of "walkers" from "Walking Dead". They stood in a cage and we could literally "Rent a Walker" and walk him all around with a rope. Even though I didn't watch this series (yet) I felt fascinated with the concept. The guys looked really creepy and really walked like living dead... must have been so tiresome for the poor guys after 3 entire days like that, ahah! One of them, one of the ugliest in matter of fact, startled me and I almost collapsed with a heart attack. :P As I was saying my goodbies to Sérgio and Carina, this walker poked me on the back and as I turned he was right on my face mumbling "aaaa" like zombies do. I'm not usually the hysterical type but I think I let out a little scream and I reacted really funny, my friends laughed. I actually felt scared, it was like a scene from an horror movie and I hate horror movies. :P

I was at Comic Con working with Luis Magalhães, author of the fantasy genre book "A Filha do Gelo" (Ice Daughter) to which I illustrated the cover. It was nice signing the book along with the author and draw a quick, personalized sketch for the person who bought it. :)

Here is some photos of yours truly and the author at our table, a picture of me making a drawing, next is a finished drawing and lastly, a couple of heroines with the books in their hands. ;)
These photos were taken in the last day... hope to be back next year!!! I'm addicted to comic con now! *heart*

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Parkour Documentary: People in Motion

This is one of my favorite documentaries of all time. I even get emotional when I watch it, lol! Is this normal?? :P  Perhaps it's my passion for movement... These guys are so awesome, so part of everything around them... Makes me feel inspired! 
If you enjoy parkour, you're gonna love this too. :)

Dancing Couple Animated!!!

Today I want to share with you a little teaser of what I've been up to lately. ;) It's a little dance scene with a couple. It's the first time I'm animating a couple dancing and I'm really excited!!! :D No references are being used, only inspiration in dance, movement and youtube lessons by my animation idol Glen Keane. *heart*

Enjoy the first phase. ;)

(now with better definition, pew!)

Thursday, December 4, 2014


Here are some watercolor paintings I did recently. There's something so special and enjoyable about brushes, ink and paper that no digital painting can do. These are two very different ways of painting and I love them both. :)
Hope you enjoy my paintings!
The dance couple one is a commissioned gift (for a dancer, of course!) and the "water flow" one is a gift I made for my friend, I wanted to inspire her to let her emotions flow like water. The fairy one is a personal work simply because I love fairies, they represent joy to me. ;)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Master Heart

True story! :)
I find there's no better guidance in life than my heart's soft loving voice. My brain had to learn to quiet itself in order to really listen to the heart and translate its feelings in wise words of advice. :) The heart knows better for ourselves than the mind; it's when the heart and the mind join in cooperation that we become the true masters of our lives.

"Learn to use your emotions to think. Not think with your emotions."


CYMATICS: Science Vs. Music - Nigel Stanford from Nigel Stanford on Vimeo.

This is so cool!!
I'm an absolute fan of sound, vibration and electromagnetic energy and also their effects over matter as we know it. It's fascinating! This music video plays with some of these science experiments and it's so cool to watch. :D

If you watch more about cymatic experiments at Youtube you'll see that it's not hard to imagine how deep this can be in terms of creation itself...

Like master Nikola Tesla used to say: "If you want to know the secrets of the Universe think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration."


Tuesday, November 18, 2014


This painting was made quite quickly comparing to most of my illustrations... took me around 3 hours. I just wanted to let it flow and paint for the joy of it. It's fun and peaceful creating like that, not planning the outcome. :)  I was obviously enjoying calm music while making this piece and it was the music that led me to this theme. :D

Friday, November 7, 2014

Stuck or Free? The choice is ours.

This is a quick sketch illustrating an idea I had yesterday when I was relaxing a bit and reflect on the reasons why people feel stuck in their lives but so many times choose to remain "stuck " . This analogy came to me and I've found it funny ...

It's as if people stayed with their foot stuck in brambles ... The only way to break free is taking off the boot , but that means losing something important to them ... and what society would say on them walking barefoot ? And worse, the floor would wound them their foot, it would hurt and bleed ... who wants to be in pain? So, in fear of facing what would come if if they took off their boot they choose to remain stuck, possibly waiting for something or someone that will improve their situation.

But what if they were not afraid of losing their boot? Is the boot so important anyway? Would it not be better to be free, truly free, because they chose so? Not fearing what society would say or how it would react? Would it not be better to walk barefoot, even if it hurts and bleeds, but also knowing that feet earn callus, get stronger and eventually stop hurting? Then there would be the feeling of complete freedom and that is priceless ... they would see that it is the most valuable thing possible. Only then it’s possible to truly feel the earth pulsing beneath their feet and the life flowing up through them ... only then they really feel their own essence and start being themselves, free from worries on what others would think or expect from them. Only then they will have the chance of meeting other people like them, barefoot, knowing what pain is and also what it is getting stronger from it, cherishing their earned freedom and authenticity more than anything.
It is the “barefoot” people who make a difference in this world because they are genuine and true to themselves; they live as an example and they inspire others to be more authentic too. It’s something everyone wishes to be, deep inside…

It is not easy to walk barefoot ... there are sacrifices and pain. But the feeling that this is the best choice for us makes it all worthwhile. And then, everything becomes so much easier and falls into place! Living our truth is freeing and it is a powerful and beautiful way of living.

Would you take off your boot?

Thursday, November 6, 2014


Isn't this film just absolutely gorgeous? :)

Another inspiration of mine, my animation idol: Mr. Glen Keane! (also the idol of so many people, I wonder why!)

I felt quite flattered because when this movie came out, somewhere in June this year, so many people on Facebook sent me private messages or tagged me on this video, saying they thought of me immediately when they watched it. :) One even said half joking: "was it you who made it, Carina?" Ahah, oh my, I wish! But this movie moved me deeply and I feel inspired... who knows what might come out in the future. ;) I do have plans on doing beautiful things involving dancing. *heart*

Glen Keane, thank you for being you!

(It just hit me how powerful this is, thanking someone for being himself fully. This is someone who's been following his passion all his life... That's what the world needs, the people being truly themselves and following their heart's joy. Everybody's greateness is in those passions. Are you following your heart's joy and truth? :) The world needs you living like that!  One day you'll have someone being grateful to you for inspiring them to do the same. God knows in what ways... There are infinite possibilities and you are a part of this infinite equation.)

Thought of You

Really... this film by Ryan Woodward is one of the most inspirational things I've ever seen. I still watch from time to time and never get tired...
Each time it hits me stronger how much it is the story of my life...

How true Love is all about perfect timing.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Portuguese Talents!

And my friends Sérgio Martins and Edgar Martins (twin brothers) really rocked with their animation skills and film making for Tom DeLonge's Angels & Airwaves new album "The Dream Walker". I'm so proud of them!! This is really the beginning of something great for them, because they are great and they shall be doing great stuff. :) I can't wait to watch what the twins will bring to the world in the future! *heart*

See the full article at Cartoon Brew - here you can watch the trailer (the animation short will be launched somewhere in December) and the little animation done by Sérgio Martins, just for fun, which ended up opening the doors for this great oportunity. :)
Funny how the brothers have always been big fans of Blink 182 and ended up working for the guy... how cool is that?? :)

Nothing happens by chance indeed...

A Unique Book

This is my art contribution for the only book in the world made uniquely based on trades, no money involved. True story! :D It's my friend Andresa Salgueiro who lived for 1 year, 11 days, 1 hour and 1 minute with only 1111€ and many trades! :) And guess what: she actually did it! She still does it, and her project became a social project named "Believe", for she inspired a lot of people to trade and live with less money and also attracted to her those who believed that this was possible. These people help each other with whatever they have so together they can ease any financial crisis. :) Her story is now in a book all in Blue that is not for selling of course... it's for trading! And there's only 1111 books, no more no less. I'm the proud owner of one of them and had the pleasure to contribute for it with a drawing depicting chapter 11 - Dreams - hence my drawing's theme. In the end it was not for chapter 11 nor there was a chapter named "Dreams", but the illustration is there for her final reflections on her life projects, so... it fits! ;)

Yes she has a thing for number 11, she sees it everywhere! I can relate, as many other people can, although not necessarily 11. Numbers do have meaning and there's something about them when they appear frequently as apparent coincidences. In Andresa's case, it's not that she forces the number 11 to appear or makes herself see it everywhere (unless she wants to use it in it's "honor" as she did in her project)... it actually appears when she least expect it, as if the number is implying itself on her... ahah. Her friends can witness this so many times, they cannot deny it. The most recent example is our group dinner celebrating the book launch. The bill came and guess what... it was 111.10€. We all were mesmerized at the coincidence once again. It's really fun!!! :D I'm glad I changed my mind and didn't ask for that coffee, ahahah!

Nothing happens by chance...

And dreams do come true when we really Believe!
Most important of all: when we believe in ourselves!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Angelic Care

This drawing is from last year but I thought I'd share it. It was made for someone very special...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


I present you my newest painting, "Unity" - opposites of the same united as One. This concept inspires me and is very special to me.

Feel the Love!

Dedicated to You.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Book Covers

long time no post... I have been doing some stuff, just not posting. Sorry for being so idle. >.<
Today I will share two book covers I did recently, for portuguese authors: the first is Luis Magalhães' book "A Filha do Gelo" and de second is Odette de Saint-Maurice "As Meninas do Andar de Cima: O Assalto". At sale in portuguese book stores! ;)
I enjoy doing book covers and I'll be doing more in the near future. I feel very excited about it! :)

Friday, January 10, 2014


I'm proud to present my little project, Love-E-Motion! :) Hope you like it!

Love-E-Motion from Carina Beringuilho on Vimeo.


Idea, animation & editing: Carina Beringuilho

Music: "Frames" by Alexander Franke

Belo Cabral, Pedro JAG, Raúl Vicente, Diogo Alves... & Love!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Sketchy funny strips

Sometimes I turn a funny life event into a comic strip. This is one of them, it happened almost exactly as in the drawings. ;)

-Carina: *relaxing* "Ahhhh, let's take this bus ride to rest a little bit"

- Girl: "HI!! Daddy?..."

- Girl: "I just wanted to say that I'm coming over!" *blah blah blah*

- Carina: *relaxing* "Ahhhh... it is now."

- Girl: "HI~!!"

- Girl: "it's auntie! It's just to say that I'm coming over!"

- Carina: *resting one more time* "perhaps this is it..."

- Girl: "HIIII~~!!!"

- Carina: *hitting head on chair* "I give up..."
- Girl: "it's your cousin~!!! It's just to say that I'm coming over!!"

Feel free to check my FaceBook comic strip album for more of these. I hope you like them! :D I tried my best to make all the translations clear enough in english.">Go here.

Elemental costumes

This was a lot of fun to do! This is "Water", "Air" and "Earth" costumes. Wouldn't it be fun to see them in a  dance show? :D
I'm working on "Fire" now.