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MUSE: ALEPH

This is "Aleph", or "Alix", or "Aloysius", depending on what my head was in 2014, when I completed his picture. This muse is based on forever blonde californian guy Sean Patrick, shot by Melvin "Mel" Roberts in the late 70's. From orange to black-and-white, from vintage polaroids to computer screens.

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This faun-like, pre-pubescent looking guy illustration was printed and poster-bombed on a decadent São Paulo building, part of the 1st "Festival Queer" art scene in downtown São Paulo. had the original and glitched versions made into the walls with the help of some friends and other artists who resided there.

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Following this event, I also put him the cover of my "BLACKBOOK", a DIY zine featuring some of my digital and sketchbook illustrations for PopPorn #4, also in 2014. "ALEPH" is now for sale as posters and fine art prints via Artflakes.

MUSE: PAUL

"Paul" é o meu primeiro muso, descoberto nos meus arquivos de revistas vintage - e no meio de muitos outros, o que me chamou a atenção foram a elegância do corpo, seus traços delicados e um cabelo que não se faz mais como antigamente. Trabalhei a figura no meu sketchbook, em zines e em outras artes, e o coloquei de logo para o GGE.me. 

Paul is my first muse, found while I was going through my vintage magazine archives - he caught my attention in between hundreds of others guys elegant body, delicate features and this gorgeous fluffy late 70's hair wich we don't see very often nowadays. Since this discovery, I put him in my sketchbook, zines and in the GGE.me logo.

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O muso aparece em dose dupla no desenho "SUNFLOWERS" [2010], editado em zines por aí. Desde então redesenhei os girassóis dessa arte, e ainda tenho planos de fazer novos upgrades. Considero "SUNFLOWERS" e até o próprio "PAUL" trabalhos em progresso até hoje. "PAUL" está a venda como pôster e fine art prints via Artflakes.

This muse is featured also in "SUNFLOWERS" [2010], wich I upgraded since its' first zine appearances. I consider "SUNFLOWERS" a work in progress, also "PAUL" in some extent. And while I don't work in further editions, I'll tell you that "PAUL" is avaliable for sale as posters and fine art prints via Artflakes.

BRANDING: A FACE FOR GGE.me

Trabalhando com design e social media, tenho pensado muito em branding e, no que se refere a mim, self-branding - como achar aplicações para o meu ofício de ilustrador fora da tela do computador. Tirar os meninos do digital, leva-los para a vida real. Para o mundo.

Since I've been working heavily with design and social media, I'm aware of the concepts of branding - Seeing how one promotes and sells itself gave me some insights about what to do with my art. It's time to take the guys from the computer to the real world.

GGE.me - CIRCLESTAR PAUL

Inspirado principalmente em designs de pornografia vintage e nas meninas da Hysteric Glamour, que estampam desde jeans e jóias até mobília, resolvi dar uma cara nova ao projeto, literealmente. E já que não sou modelo, voltei aos meus arquivos e usei um dos garotos para esse exercício: Paul.

Inspired by vintage porn layouts and the Hysteric Glamour girls, who figures in jeans, jewelry, watches and even furniture, I got pumped to work on Go-Guy Express. I wanted to give it a new face. And since I'm not model material, mine wouldn't do. For this, I casted a long time muse, Paul.

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Desde o começo eu queria uma composição circular, então tirei um tempo para trabalhar nas proporções da figura e moldura. Encaixar um personagem dentro de um círculo e fazer tudo ornar é um trabaho complicado. Para resolver o layout e dimensões, fiz impressões e mockups usando o que tivesse à minha volta como suporte.

I knew I wanted a circular frame from the start, so I took some time on the composition because it can be quite tricky - It's a tough job, for the character to fit within a circular shape and not feel cramped. To keep things simple and to make sure it would work in real life, I did some mock ups and prints, using whatever I had in hand as a support.

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Sempre que tenho um trabalho em progresso eu procuro meus amigos para trocar idéias e opiniões, principalmente quanto a mostrar e aplicar a minha arte. Tenho a convicção que o diálogo é o combustível da criatividade, dado que o ambiente os envolvidos colaborem.

I'm quite open to new ideas, especially when it comes to displaying my art, so I often ask friends for opinions and always get good tips. I think conversation and the exchanging of ideas are fuel for creativity, so it's important to be well-rounded in this aspect.

Acho também que ter acesso a um banco de imagens mudou a minha visão de como criar e editar um produto, e isso me facilitou quanto a prever usos e até desenvolver novas artes: if I can fake it, I can make it.

I also think that having a stock image database by has broadened my views on what can be done with my art, especially when it comes to a product - if I can fake it on a screen, I can make it in real life. 

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Estou animado e com a cabeça cheia de idéias para executar. E quem se interessar em ver as novas levas de arte está convidado a seguir Go-Guy express via InstagramFacebook & Snapchat @izmsanma. Muito amor.

I'm really excited and my head is boiling with new ideas wich I'm ready to work on, and I invite everybody who is interested to see they coming to life via Instagram, Facebook & Snapchat @izmsanma. You're welcome. Much love.