Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy year 2016!!

Another year, another chance to begin anew, to become a better person and to be better at living this beautiful life...
Thank you for visiting my page and for all your support.
May the new year bring joy, love and peace into your life. *heart*

(This is an old drawing made for a friend. It kind of suits the "birth" of a new year. ;))

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas!

I wish you all visitors a very Merry Christmas, full of love, joy and laughter amongst those you love! *heart*

Friday, December 11, 2015

Comic Con PT 2015

This year I've had the honor of being invited to Comic Con again. :) This time by Casa da Animação in Porto (translated is like saying "house of animation"). I was there one day, 6th December, and it was really great spending the whole day drawing and making connections.
Here are some pictures of me drawing and the scan of an original I made that day. It was my favorite and somebody bought it. Then he offered to scan it for me. I really appreciate the gesture! :)

I hope to be back to CC Portugal next year! *heart*

Monday, October 26, 2015

Deep Within

This is a little color test I've made with TVPaint. The animation needs more work on its fluidity, but this time I chose to focus more on coloring a quick and loose animation. I kinda like the result and the experience of doing it! :)
If you're wondering what's the purpose of the movement... don't ask. :P I just kind of "went with the flow".

Friday, October 16, 2015

"Just Follow Your Dreams"

I'm sharing with you my first dance painting on a wall! :)
This was commissioned for two teen sisters' room. They both dance and one of them inspires me in a special way. She's a gorgeous and talented 13 y.o. girl who dances beautifully, from the soul. And she has this rare type of hepatitis that debilitates her system. You won't say by looking at those vibrant shinning eyes and by the way she dances passionately. Dance is actually what is helping her a lot with her condition and I have a feeling that someday we will hear about her in the "dance world". :)

I was an honor for me to paint this for her - it was her idea, I just made it visible. ;)

Dance, dance dance art!

As you may already know, Glen Keane is my animation idol ever since I remember having one.
As you may also know, I love drawing dance poses and animating dance since 2012 (which I'm still personally exploring and see where it goes).
So, I feel amazed and inspired that my idol is also getting into dance animation! :)
Feels a little bit like we're in tune or something... it's good. *heart*

Btw, I've been working in that dance animation I presented in a little teaser last December.
It got a little more complicated than I expected and almost re-done it entirely. :P But I'm happy with the result so far, even though there's still more work to do.
I hope to post it sometime soon, before the end of the year preferably. I've been working on it much more often lately. ;)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

"Dragon Age" meme

Ahahah, I was going through my art stuff and found this, back from 2011.
I had finished playing the famous RPG "Dragon Age" - the last game I really got hooked in and actually the last game played since. I enjoyed playing so much and felt like colaborating in a famous meme at Deviant Art.
So here is my personal input of the game in a series of drawings! :) The meme is a unique long/vertical image, so I have cut it into several images for better view.
I really really had fun doing this! :) Enjoy the drawings and the humor, if you know in context of the game. ;)

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Smoky Train

Sometimes we may look at things and see things... ahahah! ;)
(happens to me a lot! and you?)

Welcoming Fall

Season greetings!! You've gotta love autumn! :)
These really cute leaves came to life with colored pencils on paper.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Fire Dress?

Remember my elemental costumes? :D
I said at the time that I was working on "fire" dress, and that was true... But the result wasn't what I had in mind so I left it for while. Then I started this painting... I didn't mean to turn it into a fire elemental sort of paintng, but it turned out that way. So... here is Fire Dress after quite some time! ;)

In case you're curious, here is the older version of Fire dress... unfinished. I felt it needed more work and more thinking. :D I love the colors, though!
Which one you prefer?

Flora - Iconic

This is Flora, the character of ICONIC Network, a congress of animation & concept art from Brazil. :) Great artists there!
They challenged us to re-draw their character just for fun and I felt like participating; I liked the character already, she's really cute! I had fun drawing and painting her and here is the result. ;)

Thursday, May 21, 2015


Back on track, folks! :)
Sorry for being so absent these past months, artistic wise. Some changes happened in my life, I needed to adjust and figure out a lot of things. I'm happy that I'm back and I will be posting more stuff. :)
Today I'm sharing another quick painting (2 hours, +/-). I didn't draw horses for years so it felt good drawing them again! I used to draw horses a lot when I was a little girl; they were my favorite animal until the wolf replaced them. ;)  Sincde then I almost forgot how much I love horses... will sure be drawing them more!

I notice my paintings get a lot more saturated than the originals when I submit them to blogger. Can't figure out why? Oh well...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Happy Kids Africa - Pharrell

I love, Love, LOVE this video!!! So I'm sharing the love. ;) *heart*

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Carina talks about the Transformers Project

I'm a volunteer at the Transformers Project (Portugal), a social project supported by the Global Changemakers, among others. This project helps teenagers in poor social conditions to make the difference in their community through what they love doing most - their talents, which at the Transformers we call "the superpowers" that can transform the world.
I didn't say it in the video, but the place where I teach is essencially a prison for teenagers, with a rehab program of which the Transformers Project is happily a part of..

Being a part of the Transformers Project is something very special to me. So, a friend of mine asked me and 3 more volunteers to record a presentation video in english saying what it is for us to be a Transformer, so she can share it with people in Italy this week.

I decided to share my video in youtube as well because I feel it's a Universal message.

I used some drawings made by me to illustrate this message as well. ;)


Friday, March 20, 2015

A Carina song

Now, this has definitely made my day!!!! ;) A friend was looking for songs with his friend's names and sent me this. How did I miss this marvel? Ahahah! Beautiful videoclip animation, I love it! :D

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Finding the treasures within...

I live in a beautiful country. *heart*
If all you hear about Portugal is the financial crisis, know that you know very little about my country... 
This is "Castro de São Paio", in the north coast of Portugal. It's also a very old geologic fault. It feels amazing just touching those stones... 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Light on Water

Letting my mind flow while creating is very relaxing... Now that my mind is peaceful and quiet I can go to sleep. :)


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Leaves on a breeze

Afternoon in the park inspired... danced on trees that day, not caring what people would think. I was alone, it felt joyful and liberating! The leaves were mostly yellow and brown with all kinds of shades. There were lots and lots on the ground, like a thick carpet. It's great to walk on the leaves and even kick them so they fly all over. :)

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Peace for Peace

Concerning the recent events in Paris, my message is: peace for peace. Don't fight; don't indulge in the same actions that you so condemn. Hate generates more hate, violence generates more violence. Nothing can possibly justify killing people, and certainly not revenge. The point is to END that. And it must be done by example. Violence can only be healed with peace, love and understanding. This is a language violence is not used to see, so we must show it.

There has been enough pain and loss. We can rise above this.
Let us stand with our hearts united. Let our souls be peaceful.

Although its wings are stained with blood, the bird will continue to fly no matter what.