segunda-feira, 24 de maio de 2010

AMERICAN DESIGN AWARDS: 2010 Winter Semi Annual contest



Hey blogger friends! I've been working like crazy and I promise that I'll have fresh new stuff to post as soon as possible. I have been doing photoshotings with some models, and started creating a few illustrations. I've also been visiting amazing places here in Lisbon - like the mystic parks and forests of Sintra for instance, to gather photos for my new pieces. I hope that they will turn out great! :)
In the meantime, I would like to share some good news with you guys: I won 1st and 2nd prize for the Illustration category in the "2010 Winter Semi Annual contest" event by American Design Awards. My "Wonderland" Piece (tree man) got the 1st place, and the illustration that I did for Ibanez Guitars (Steve Vai Ad), got the 2nd place. I feel very honnoured :)

I promise to get back to blogging soon and visiting your blogs to catch up with you guys!
Portuguese hugssss to every body!

Olá amigos! Tenho andado a trabalhar feito um louco e prometo postar material novo o mais brevemente possível. Fiz algumas sessões com modelos fotográficos e já comecei novas ilustrações. Tenho também andado a visitar lugares magníficos aqui em Lisboa, como por exemplo os bosques e parques místicos de Sintra, com o intuito de reunir fotos para os meus novos trabalhos. Espero que fiquem bons!
Entretanto, gostaria de partilhar convosco uma boa notícia: Ganhei o 1º e 2º prémio na categoria de ilustração no evento "2010 Winter Semi Annual contest" promovido pelas American Design Awards. O meu trabalho "Wonderland" (homem-árvore) recebeu o primeiro lugar, e a ilustração que realizei para a Ibanez Guitars (para um anúncio do Steve Vai) recebeu o segundo lugar. senti-me bastante honrado por esta distinção. :)

Prometo que regressarei em força à blogosfera para comentar os vossos posts e recupera o tempo perdido. Abraços para todos os meus fieis seguidores!

56 comentários:

donny* disse...

congratulations many times over! beautiful design/illustration work (as usual) and very well deserved. can't tell you how much i love the ibanez work.

Francisco Martins disse...

Thanks Donny, really appreciate your words! :D

senhorita valdez disse...

parabéns xiki. mereces, por todo o talento que tens, claro, mas também pelo esforço e tempo que investes nos teus projectos.bjs*

Francisco Martins disse...

Danikas, brigdu babes! you know how I love don't u?
(L) xuackkkk

Tomás Serrano disse...

Francisco, enhorabuena. Me alegro mucho de tus muy merecidos premios.

bee disse...

Congrats Francisco! That is SO exciting! It's so great that your hard work has been recognised. Well done :)

Francisco Martins disse...

Tomás, Bee: Thank you my friends for the support! :)

lakhsmita indira disse...

heiii!!! :))
congrats, im so happy for you!
you see, you're better than me! :D
much much much better!

Francisco Martins disse...

Tahnk you!
Oh Shut upppp!!! You're awesome! :)

lakhsmita indira disse...

you remember when we talked about models, yes? ;)))))

im still here :D heheh...

lakhsmita indira disse...

oh oh, you mind if i follow you?
(im not saying i will stalk you...)

ok thanks! :)
you're the best!!!

lakhsmita indira disse...

yes i am awesome, i know :D lol
see you later!

Francisco Martins disse...

Do I mind if you follow me? Of course not, please do! :D
Sureee, You can be my model anytime! :)

Glen Batoca disse...

Genial meu amigo Francisco!!!Seus trabalhos são de excelente qualidade e você merece realmente este prêmio,como já havia comentado no Facebook,mas vale a pena comentar novamente pois é realmente sensacional!!!
Abraços do Brasil!

Francisco Martins disse...

Valeu amigo Glen! muito obrigado!

Bella Sinclair disse...

OOOOOHHH, Francisco, Francisco! You da MAN!! High five! Wow, first AND second place. That is fantastic! You earned it with your hard work and impeccable design style and skill. And congratulations on Dimension Magazine, too! Lotsa great stuff going on over here! I'm so proud to know you!

Jason Dove disse...

Francisco, very impressive design skills! I can see why your pieces did so well! Congrats!

Francisco Martins disse...

Bella: Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!!!!!!! Your lovely words made my day! :D
Kisssss

Jason: Thanks so much for visiting, and for your great comment!
Cheers

lakhsmita indira disse...

ces said you should use ropes and polish your wall climbing skills instead.

lakhsmita indira disse...

and she laughed too.

Francisco Martins disse...

LOL!
That sounds dangerous! :P
I'm not a very lucky person..I would probably fall and break my neck. We wouldn't want that...would we now? No broken necks for me in a near future please! :P

Peter Breese disse...

Absolutely brilliant man, congratulations... wow 1 and 2. Did you give the 1st place award to your right hand and the 2nd to your left, or did you go by brain hemispheres? Bravo bravo

Francisco Martins disse...

Muahahahahaahhaha!! Peter, your funny man! :D
Thanksssssss buddy! ;)

Eric Barclay disse...

Wonderful news! Congratulations!!!

Francisco Martins disse...

Hey Eric, thanks buddy! :)

vjarumugam disse...

Congratulations Francisco! you deserve all of it! :) fantastic show man.

Francisco Martins disse...

Hey VJ Thanks a lot man! :)
How are you?
See ya next post

shamil disse...

congrats martins ... keep rockin more n more

Francisco Martins disse...

Hi shamil, whassup man? hope all is well with you!
Thanks a lot for the comment!

APO (Bem-Trapilho) disse...

hey amigo, PARABÉNS!!! Super merecidos os prémios! MUITOS PARABÉNS!!!
bjoooo

Francisco Martins disse...

Olá! Muito obrigado! :)
bjs

nella gatica disse...

felicitaciones!!!!!!!!!!!!! qué honor!!! un abrazote!

Francisco Martins disse...

Gracias Nellita!! beso! :D

An disse...

E tu gostas da minha obra? tu que tens a *monopolizado tão bons prêmios? Sinto-me alagado. Os teus trabalhos são fantásticos. Cumprimentos e apertas

Francisco Martins disse...

Hola An,
Sim, também gosto do teu trabalho! :)
Muito obrigado pelo comentário e pelos elogios!

kanishk disse...

Absolutely brilliant man, congratulations...
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Francisco Martins disse...

Hey kanishk, thanks for your visit and for your comments! :)

Chelsea Kirchoff disse...

What're you telling ME congrats for?! Francisco! That is so awesome! Your illustration/design work is phenomenal and you deserved this! The hard work has paid off! I am so proud :)

Francisco Martins disse...

Hi Chelsea, how are ya??
Thankssssss!!! :D

Ces disse...

What happened to my comment here? I have commented on this post already.

Francisco, you are radical, man! Just radical.

I am okay, no worries. Just read your comment at Vee's.

Hahaha!

Just having fun.

Bella is right. You da man!

Francisco Martins disse...

Hi Ces! You did? weird, never got your previous comment :(
Hahaha thanks! You're fun!!! :D

Portuguese kiss to you

Mónica disse...

Wooo!!!! Parabéns, é muito merecido, Francisco :D abraço grande e meus melhores desejos para novos premios e projectos novos.

Francisco Martins disse...

Olá Mónica, muito obrigado!!
Bom fim de semana para ti!
Bjs

Ana de Amsterdam disse...

Já sei que já mencionei aqui, também já sei que te disse...

mas.....

SINTO UM ORGULHO ENORME EM TI!!!!

Cada vitória tua sinto como uma vitória minha!!

Luv u so muuuuuch!!!!

Francisco Martins disse...

Oláaaaaaaa! que saudades tuasss!!! :D
Muitooo obrigado pelas tuas palavras sempre tão encorajadoras. És a minha irmã do espírito and I love u toooooo! mts bjinhus

Vanessa Brantley Newton disse...

CONGRATULATIONSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! Like we have all said you are AMAZINGLY talented and it shows in every single thing you do! I wish you all the very best you are blowing up like that!!!!! How fabulous! I'm doing my happy dance for you right now Your the best! I send you hugs
Lots of them
V

Francisco Martins disse...

Haha! Thanks a lot Vanessa, you are the BEST!
Hugsssssssssssssss!

Damion009 disse...

AAAAAAAAAAMAZING!!!!!!!

Francisco Martins disse...

Heya Damion, thanksssssssssssssssss! :D
Big hug to u my friend!

APO (Bem-Trapilho) disse...

olá amigo!
passei para te deixar um bjinho :)

Gracia disse...

innnnnncredible!! brillianpt work and congratulations for the prizes!! very well deserved!!!
:)

Francisco Martins disse...

hanks Gracia! :)

Emily disse...

Fantastic! Congratulations! They are both delightful!
Cheers!

Francisco Martins disse...

Thanks a lot Emily! :)
cheers

Catalina Somolinos disse...

wowww!!!!
eres un crack! primero y segundo!

big congratulations!!

bejinhos :)

Cati

Francisco Martins disse...

Haha, Graciassss! :)

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