Hi Everybody! I want to take this opportunity to tell something about my journey on
and I want to thank everybody of the DA crew for their work and for this wonderful idea on the 14th birthday of the site.
in September 2006 after a year of lingering at the door, as a logged out guest, peeping through the amazing art displayed in the homepage. I was introduced to this site by a dear friend of mine, who sadly passed away in 2009 and for that reason, somehow, DA has now a bigger importance to me. However, away from the sad things, in 2005/06 I wasn't drawing anymore, I lost all the passion and confidence in myself and my dream to be able to draw comics was totally faded. Until I got in touch with DA and my artistic flame, after a spark, started to burn again with desire. When I joined the community
that's what I was--------->
A stupid doodle made during a boring lesson, a total letdown.
But here I discovered and got in touch with amazing comic books artists, I then discovered professional photographers (read:beautiful things and references
), and other kinds of artists who gave me the fuel to go on.
Life isn't always as you expect and I'm a little bit ashamed of myself to say that I'm still not a comics pro right now and I don't know if I'll ever be, anyway I can see my growth: from here
I started to train, I attended a comic books professional school, I helped organize the 24H Comics Day since 2009 in Rovigo(the only officially registered event for Italy these past years), 3 comic books fairs (or comicons if you like, even though they were quite small) and got involved, as a colorist, in the production of a special issue of DIABOLIK-a famous Italian comic book- related to one of the comicons I mentioned above.
(here's a sketch I did on a paper towel to promote RovigoComics, one of the comicons I organized in Rovigo, IT. I then colored digitally)