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MEET ME at FantaExpo Salerno!





I’m proud and happy to let you know that I’ll be a guest at FantaExpo Convention in Salerno Italy from the 5th to the 8th of September!

I’ll be there drawing, painting and selling my limited edition prints.
Don’t forget to bring your collection of comics colored by yours truly with you, I’ll be happy to sign and dedicate them for you!!!








SUBSCRIBE with your e-mail address at the bottom of my HOME page to know when a commission list is open and original art is available!





 Check the Facebook page of FantaExpo for more news!

LIMITED EDITION PRINT release!



My limited edition prints are now available! 

So excited to finally be able to see my artwork beautifully printed in poster size, simply because this is really a work of love and I'm putting time and dedication to finally tell my stories with a voice that is completely mine. 


I am grateful for all the experience that I built in years collaborating with so many extraordinary artists and I like that in every brushstroke of mine I find something I learnt during my journey as a comics colorist and background painter. Well, this "illustration journey" was always calling and I felt it was the right moment for me to give it a chance to flourish and have a proper place among my professional activities; now that all that is flowing out so naturally, I just want to go on exploring Myths, the Feminine, Psychology, Aesthetics, Color and all those ancient stories that resonate with all of us at archetypical levels.

With your support and sharing I'll be able to create more time and space for my visions.

Subscribe HERE to get news one week before they go official here and on socials, so you can be the first to know and place a specific order of original artworks or prints before anyone else. Plus you can reserve your spot first when I open a commission list!

Keep an eye HERE and HERE to know more about each artwork's story and if you desire to put a colorful window open to fantastical worlds on your walls,

YOU CAN ORDER limited edition prints poster size of my art HERE

-B.











"Dragonero" Special is out in stores!

This is the cover I colored for "Dragonero" Special on beautiful lineart by Nicola Mari. This special issue is out in stores today July the 10th. If you like, go get your copy!



I totally enjoy painting covers and telling a whole story with color in one picture; in the years I've colored many of them for different publishers, always in couple with amazing and amazingly different artists and that gave me the chance to do a LOT of experience with various styles. The hardest work is finding the "right measure" each time: not too many brushstrokes, hues, saturation, contrast in values and not too few of everything. If you give a quick look at my covers gallery you can suddenly feel these differences from pece to piece.




If you want to learn more about how to color a comics cover art and paint a cover step by step with my support, I created a cover painting tutorial available that includes a professional lineart by top artist Raul Cestaro to do your trials and errors and complete your own version of the cover. Or multiple versions! Why not? :) You can include your finished painted cover in your portfolio of course!
Or... just have fun with it!









Interview for "The Heroine's Journey"


I had the pleasure to answer some questions by Peter de Kuster who is the mind and the heart behind the project "The Heroine's Journey". It's a website collecting stories by women who live and work following their passions and the questions proposed by Peter are aiming to explore what deeply moves them to do what they do and why. He gave me the chance to talk a bit more about my art, influences, inspirations and desires plus I had a moment to pause and have a look at where I am today and what I expect from future.


So, if you want to have a glance at what lays behind my work, you can read all this HERE.

Beneath the Waves Project - VOTE!

Navigating the internet I found this great project by ArtOrder llc and I thought to apply with my recent work "Parthenope" since it seemed a perfect fit. I love the work of Donato Giancola and Rob Rey, plus I adore the themes and it'd be great to see my work published in this amazing book...yes, because the winners will be part of a kickstarter publication for fans of fantasy and literature and it will feature paintings, drawings, sculptures, poetry, mini comics and short proses. 



So if you are passionate about mermaids and mermen, give a look to the whole project HERE....and please take a moment to enjoy my artwork. If you like it, you can vote for it. The work will be juried by professionals for inclusion in the book and of course the quality of work will make the difference. Anyway your positive feedback is key to support my work for consideration. Thank you!!! -B.


Please vote  HERE









Storytelling Contest!-The winner is...and other beautiful stories


On March the 18th I launched a little storytelling contest on my IG proposing to title my artwork and tell a story inspired by my visions. I was blown away by the general response and by the amazing stories and interpretations that I've been reading in the comments for about a week. They were all great stories and it was hard to choose the best one.
Well, here they are for you to enjoy!


THE WINNER STORY:


"The Last Truth: the island of answers"

It was a sense of profound and sudden agitation to awaken me from the state of torpor in which I had not realized I was finished.The small boat on which I was standing was now a few meters from the shore and I could no longer bring to mind the need for safety that had made me desire to reach that place.Everything there gave the idea of ​​a place out of time, immobile and at the same time, as if about to be hit by a terrible storm.The Messenger who had guided me up to that point of my journey, without addressing me a word or a glance beckoned me to come down to the island, pointing to an indefinite point at the base of the enormous plateau.The reason he brought me there was simple: answers. But as I walked, feeling more and more insignificant and subdued in front of the majesty of that spectacle, I was seized with an anguished thought; the decision that had pushed me so far did not belong to me at all.The torment changed to resignation when the Messenger joined me. Despite having uttered no words, I understood what he was asking me."Why...?"The Messenger nodded slowly and, turning his gaze to the plateau, reported my question without making any sound.An eternal moment filled the space, before three eyes, as deep as the night, fixed on me. And so I knew the Truth. -smelos55




OTHER BEAUTIFUL STORIES AND INTERPRETATIONS:


"Twilight Oracle"

The three visionary sisters, old prophets who together constitute the ancient oracle of the buried temple, appeared before me only once, just before sunset, among the ancient ruins, near the two cypresses on the calm waters of the lake and foretold me the future, illuminating my path. An image that I will never forget, as well as their words, almost as if they were a song, sweet and tender but also polyphonic and full of phatos. I know that I will not disappoint them, I know that I will not see them again, I know that I will no longer live that moment out of time. -otanerpainter


"The Core"

The shielded, unique, tranquil island within the heart of every woman from which infinite wisdom, strength and nurturing spirit is fashioned. -aquafanforeverx


"The Fates"

Once the Fates were so many sisters, they all lived together on an island weaving splendid tapestries that they exchanged with the inhabitants of the island. One day a foreigner, a handsome and rich man, landed on the island and immediately one of the sisters, the youngest one, fell in love with him.

To attract his attention, she began to weave a very precious tapestry and in the complicated embroidery, she put a fairy thread in the hope that it would make him fall in love with her. But the young man took advantage of his heart and once their passion was consumed, he left bringing with him the magic tapestry. As the young woman realized she had been abandoned, she threw herself from the highest cliff and died. The three sisters decided to take revenge, they gathered what remained of the fairy thread and took it to the Island's Witch. They asked her to take the young man's life and the Witch demanded a sacrifice in return: the soul of the deceased sister for the life of the stranger. To save her, the sisters proposed a counter-offer; they would weave the magic threads of the Witch in exchange for the life of the young man, until the end of times. Their desire was satisfied, the soul of the young sister was saved, but the three sisters would have become the three Fates well known in mythology. Still today, they weave our lifes' threads foreseeing past, present and future of all human beings. -paolamay84


"The Alchemists"

The title would be "The Alchemists". This is the moment when these three female alchemists managed to turn any matter into pure gold. Before any man could do that. -ilaria.melvi.art


"Norns"

The three female figures made me immediately think of the mythological figures of the Fates or even of the Norns of Norse mythology, three female figures who weave the destiny of men and in the mirror of water scrutinize the fulfillment of the destiny of mortals. Distant, implacable but not without compassion. -rosydiasgard


“The vigil”

Lovely, as I wrote on FB ;) my version of the story is “The vigil”: a silent vigil on a water surface, hellish lake or pond. -hoshimemdraws


"Volcano Gods"

Below the surface of the blue planet, they hid from our eyes and those of their enemy and, in the bowels of the earth adjacent to the sea of ​​magma, still today they dream of regaining their lost home and the freedom for their oppressed people.
Periodically they go out into the outside world through the mouths of the active volcanoes, disguising themselves among the common people for the purpose of exploring and observing the human race, whose technological future they predicted: enough technological growth to help them realize their dream.
Some people swear they have seen mysterious figures crossing lava rivers and flames through small reflective capsules and have given them the name "Volcano Gods" ””. -elmalikko


"Ramayana"

Your artwork is amazingly beautiful 💙 the art reminds me of the Hindu epic 'Ramayana' and the three characters looks like Rama with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana during exile in forest.The Ramayana is one of the largest ancient epics in world literature. It consists of nearly 24,000 verses (mostly set in the Shloka meter), divided into seven Kandas and about 500 sargas (chapters).The characters Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Bharata, Hanuman, Shatrughna, and Ravana are all fundamental to the cultural consciousness of India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and south-east Asian countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia. -siyavideha


"The Emergence"

Once there was only fire, from the fire emerged the titans, who ruled ans built the world. -_that_artist_









COMICON!-April 25/28

One more time I’ll be attending this amazing event! For me it’s a great chance to meet fans and artists/colleagues that I love and admire and I’ve never missed one show in fifteen years. This is one of the top events in Italy for comics, games, art, entertainment and pop culture and I’m lucky to have it in my beautiful city. Naples really becomes an even more magical place in those few days…This year I’ll be there at the Scuola Italiana Di Comix booth where I’ll have some sketch sessions and I’ll be presenting my courses in the “Area Games”. If you’ll be there, step by and say hi! :)