quarta-feira, 17 de junho de 2009

Can't believe that has already been 2 years since I started this blog - God, I'm getting old!!!
Anyways...I thought I could celebrate this day by sharing with u this set - a selection of some of the illustrations that I've been posting throughout this 2 years. Hope you guys like it!

Custa-me acreditar que já passaram dois anos desde que criei este blog - céus, estou a ficar velho!!!
Pensei que - para celebrar este dia - poderia partilhar convosco esta colectânea - uma selecção de alguns dos trabalhos que tenho vindo a postar ao longo destes 2 anos. Espero que gostem!

42 comentários:

shoe girl disse...

PARABÉNS XIQUINHOOOO!!!
continuo aquia torcer por ti e pelo teu blog preenchidinho com talento :)
grands bisous!!!

ArtSnark disse...

Hearty Congrats to you! Great pics

Carl Knox disse...

Happy birthday dude!!! wow... they grow up so fast.. *sniff sniff... :P

Coralie colorie disse...

Parabens a teu blog !!!

Fauno disse...

Um mestre só é um mestre enquanto continuar a aprender... e desde o primeiro post deste blog ao ultimo existe um percurso, uma evolução estupenda... pelo primeiro trabalho poderiamos pensar que isso seria dificil, pois começaste logo tão lá em cima... mas têns conseguido subir a fasquia em cada novo trabalho editado... Parabens Mestre!_ INVEJO-TE!!!

Francisco Martins disse...

Muito obrigado pelas vossas palavras amigos!

Thanks a million friends for your lovely words

Ana de Amsterdam disse...

Parabéns a você, nesta data querida, muitas felicidades, muitos anos de vida!

De facto há um crescimento notório, um amadurecimento incrível dos teus trabalhos!

Continuo aqui, a torcer por ti e pelo teu sucesso!


Muahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!

Love u!

sonoio disse...

FELICIDADES FRANCISCO!!!!!

Francisco Martins disse...

Vanessa: Muito obrigado pelas palavras amigas e pelo constante apoio!

Sonoio: Muchas gracias amigo!

cabap disse...

Felicitations Francisco,
jan

Pito disse...

FELICITACIONES FRANCISCO!!!!

japi verde tu iu!!!!

Un abrazo.

Damion009 disse...

wow. wow... WOW!!!! SOOOOO FUCKIN COOL... I LOVE IT.... SO AWESOME... YOU HAVE THE TOUCH MAN...

Francisco Martins disse...

Thanks a million guys!

lola disse...

Felicidades Francisco, está genial!
El proyecto del CD me ha encantado, es un personaje fantástico y todo el conjunto muy compacto, muy buen trabajo.
saludos

Art Fan Ako disse...

Congratulations! Great selections. You have the vision!

sandra conejeros disse...

wowowow!!! happy brithday to your blog!!!

your work is better every day!
congratulations!

Nemo Nanashi disse...

Parabéns amigo!!
Foram dois anos que passaram a correr...
Ainda me recordo de quando finalmente tive a oportunidade de apreciar (e comentar) no teu blog...: “It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship”... ;-)

Tem sido um percurso magnifico da tua parte, e uma constante auto-superação, tanto ao nível estético, como ao nível dos conceitos e ideias de cada projecto e ilustração.

Continua amigo... sabes que tens aqui um leitor (fã) atento...

S.

Francisco Martins disse...

Thank you so much to all of you for the support! It makes blogging worth it!

Obrigado amigos pelo vosso apoio. As vossas palavras de incentivo fazem o espírito de blogue valer a pena!

Pupi disse...

Happy blog's birthday!! lot great works, lot of new friends :) a happy life for a blog. cheers

Francisco Martins disse...

Hehe, thanks Pupi! you're right...lots of great stuff in this 2 last years!
Forgot to tell you..your new header turned out really great!!

MONICA disse...

¡¡Muitos parabéns por teu cumple blog e sobretudo pelas criativas imagens e desenhos. Um abraço e boa semana para ti.

Vanessa Brantley Newton disse...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR BLOG!!!! WOW!!! this is totally AWESOME. What wonderful post you have shared and we look forward to more fantastic post. Your blog is fabulous. I wish you many, many more years showing your marvelous talents.

nellita disse...

Cuántos trabajos maravillosos que has creado en el transcurso de estos 2 años!!!! te felicito porque sos un GRAN ARTISTA!

Amy C disse...

Happy Birthday - what a lovely way to celebrate those images look so faboulous all together like that!
Your blog rocks!

Tomás Serrano disse...

Parabens!!! A por el tercero!!

Francisco Martins disse...

Thanks a million to all of you dear bloggers for the constant support!

Peter Breese disse...

Fantastic buddy, congrats!! Per the robots, I'm diggin' the bottom left (green eyes).

Fero disse...

Felicitaciones!!!!!

Desde que lo conozco tu blog es maravilloso!

saludos.

Francisco Martins disse...

Thanks gys!

Brian Lue Sang disse...

Francisco these look so wonderful like this! They would make the most incredible post cards!! Happy Blog Birthday, my friend!

Damion009 disse...

dude!!! thanx a lot for your kind words man. your one of the mane reason i still post new drawings... the comments you make mean so much coming from someone of your skill... thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

douce disse...

Wait 20 years, then you can feel old but not now-- you are just a baby! Congrats on your anniversary, I look forward to more of your brilliant work! Keep it up!

Francisco Martins disse...

Damion: Hehe! My skills are no better than yours Damion! I believe that you are seriously talented, and you have time on your side, 'cause you're really young (I know that I'm only 6 years older than you are, but believe me when I say that 6 years make a lot of difference).
You are very humble, and that’s an amazing thing considering what you can do. You should always stay that way in order to preserve an honest and exact opinion about your own work and keep your vision from being clouded. However, keep this in mind: You are a great artist and you should NEVER allow people to tell you different. In my experience one should never give ammunition to the “enemy”.

Take it from me man, in this world there are people that won’t hesitate to shoot you down whenever they have the chance to do so. The more you get better at what you do, the more they will try to make you feel like crap. DON’T LET THEM!
When you are nobody, everyone is a friend and they all have nice things to say to you, how talented you are, that you're gonna make it, bla bla bla. But when great things finally start to happen to you, some of those people that you thought where your friends will just turn their backs on you for apparently no reason and then start to trash you. First they wouldn’t miss an opportunity to tell you how great you are, then they suddenly become critics and extremely cynical about your work. There are also those who will always try to exploit you as soon as they realise that they can take some advantage of you talent. Beware of the false motives of those people, ‘cause they can be great actors! One must sleelp with both eyes wide open, LOL!

My advice to you: Enter every single illustration competition that you can find. National and international. Contact the best Publishers of books on art, illustration and design. Don’t even go like: “Oh no, I’m not good enough!”. I’m telling you man, YOURE GOON ENOUH to do whatever the hell you wanna do! You’ll see Damion, “good things will come to those who wait”. You just have to work hard enough (and you’re a fighter, I can tell! :)
Even if you don’t exactly live in the land of opportunity (Lord knows I don’t - lol), if you put your heart into it, you will definitely get there!

Please forgive if this is not crystal clear – my English skills are a little rusty. :P
Sory for the length as well – lol – I got carried away!

Douce: Hehe! Thanks Bob!! I'm telling you...sometimes I feel like I'm carrying the weight of the world over my shoulders - working in graphic design (in Portugal) can do that to you sometimes! But hey...I'm not complaining, I like what I do...well, most of the times..ok...NOT ALWAYS! hehe!
See you next post!

PRF - Traços Gerais disse...

Excelente galeria! Parabéns pelos trabalhos e pelos 2 anos de blog. Venham mais 2!

O meu blog só tem meio ano e já estou cansado. Vou tentar acompanhar-te na longevidade.

Abraço

Damion009 disse...

your more then crystal clear! I can't tell you how much it helps to know that you think so highly of me. i well always try to grow as an artist and as long as I have people like yourself on my side I think I'll be just fine... It funny because I write poetry. and much of what you side in your comment i say in my poems! i hope to one day meet you and hang out... draw the seen you know? DUDE if you have a picture of yourself that you really like send it to me... i would love to draw it! O and if i UNIVERSE! you SPACE! LOL! (what are u gonna say to that?)

Francisco Martins disse...

Pedro: Obrigadão Pela visita e pelas tuas palavras. Acredita...quando detes por isso, os dois anos já passaram! hehe! Parece que foi ontem que comecei isto!

Damion: I would love to read some of your poetry one day! Yeah, maybe one day we could meet, that would be really cool!

Are u serious about drawing my picture? Hell yeah! What an honor! I'll make u a deal: You draw mine, I'll draw yours. What do you say?
Now...about finding a picture of me that I really like...that's gonna be a hard one!!! LOL! I mean...whatever you do to my face in your drawing, it's gonna look better than what I see in the mirror every day, ha ha ha! I'll make a selection, and send you 2 or 3 to your email so you can choose.

Ok, OK...so...if I space, you...you...boundless, Immeasurably great, illimitable...INFINITE! (now..bring it on!! ha ha)

CATI disse...

wow!!!
two year full of emotion and art!!!
PARABENS FRANCISCO!!!!
Felicidades, Congratulation!
and keep showing as this beautiful, dreamy and imaginative art!
Muchos saludos!
Cati

CATI disse...

o oh,,,,
I have just re read and realise what a horrible english I have! (would you understand me better in spanish?? :-)

Francisco Martins disse...

Hey Cati, thanks for visiting me!
I understand you perfectly..but whatever is more confortalbe for you, works for me. Spanish or English! Have a nice week!

Bella Sinclair disse...

Dear Francisco,

Oh my, you produced some fabulous pieces over the summer! And now I am hit with this wall of wonder, your birthday collage. Happy birthday! Your work is always impressive and amazing.

I wanted to thank you for the thoughtful message you left for me earlier this summer. Your kind words gave me comfort and strength. I'm sorry it's taken me a while to respond, but I certainly did not forget. Thank you for your friendship.

xoxo
bella

Pato Pagnucco disse...

Hey congratulations!! you're very good!!! You manage the collage perfectly! :)

Francisco Martins disse...

Thanks! :)