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I've just created a Behance - right here.

I might also be opening some cheap "sketch on postcard" commissions soon, within the price range of 6-9/$10-$15. "Sketches? Postcards?", you ask? Maybe! Not going into details, but if you think you might be interested, I'd love it if you'd let me know in the comments, just so I have an estimate.

Thanks, guys!
Years ago, I did this illustration -

Tagide by Kyendo

lolorrain has written a short fiction based on it, and it's lovely. You can read it here. Thank you, Amanda!
Hey everyone!

First off, for those of you with a Tumblr, I'm running a reblog contest until Wednesday - if you'd like me to send you a postcard with my work on it (and maybe a sketch on the back!), just follow this link! - ricardobessa.tumblr.com/post/4…

Also, Daily Draw February is happening right now! My thread is right here - satellitesoda.com/phpBB3/viewt… Is anyone else participating? :)
Hello, hello!

I have to go back to work in a nano-second, but in case anyone is interested, there's a promotion going on at Society6 - free shipping! You just have to use this link - society6.com/RicardoBessa?prom…

Also, I want to share a sneak-peak of a project I've been working on and just sent off to print (finally!). Check them out on twitter - twitter.com/nonDesignated

That's all for now - as always, thank you very much for every favourite and comment! Every one is read and valued and loved, even if I have no time to reply to all of them.

Ta
Hey guys!

Just to let you know - free shipping for all my prints in my Society6 shop until Midnight Pacific Time today (Dec. 9th) if you use this link. Including several sizes of prints and iPhone cases!

I just added my Community and my Florence + The Machine pieces as well!

Take care!
Ricardo
Hi guys! First of all, thank you so much for all the birthday wishes (and llamas!). You guys are super sweet. All those llamas made me literally go "awwww".

Second, the Six Seasons and a Movie Community art show is this weekend! I'm going to have a few prints of Comunitree available at the show. Go on, guys, make me rich so next time I'm in a show like this I can actually fly there. Ahah. Buuut yeah, anyway, if you're around, the whole thing is bound to be pretty amazing, so do check it out. And take pictures!

Six Seasons and a Movie art show
June 23-24 | Monk Space gallery
4414 West 2nd Street Los Angeles, CA 90004

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On a totally unrelated note - who's excited with Legend of Korra? I am! Maybe I'll do something about it that's not a sketch, but first I have to get cracking on this job that actually pays and involves an Japanese school girl kicking zombie ass.

Later, guys and gals and others. You're the beeeest
...is over, and you can see my thread here! I can't believe I completely forgot to announce it here while it was still happening, I'm the worst PR for myself. EITHER WAY, there's a months worth of sketches, so feel free to browse! I'll probably post a few of my favourites here soon.

Thanks guys!
I forgot to tell you guys, the vote for my Florence + The Machine submission is now open! It's actually going to close very soon, but hey, better late than never. If you like and feel inclined, you can vote here and I will be eternally grateful: www.talenthouse.com/creativein…

As for life in general - started a new job, which seems pretty cool, with cool people and cool stuff to do and whatnot. And I've been making an effort to draw when I commute, which is everyday, so yay! But yeah, life's pretty busy, I literally just managed to get a few minutes for myself and I should already be in bed. But I'm sure it will get better as I become more used to it.

So yeah. Busy busy!
For those of you who don't follow me on Tumblr and might be interested in such a thing, I made a post with drawings from way back until today. It's pretty cool to see one's evolution from 6 years old (1995) until now, if I may say so myself. The post is here.

As usual, feel free to follow me there for more frequent updates - I've been doing a lot of sketches lately and won't upload everything here.

Thanks, guys!


So I decided to create a Society6 shop - it's still growing, so let me know if there's anything you'd like to see there. All the prints are available in a lot of sizes/prices, and hey - there's free shipping worldwide through Monday. So if there's anything you've always wanted, now's the time to acquire! Feel free to follow or promote the heck out of everything. That would be really cool, yes.
Okay, so the voting is over at the TalentHouse contest, thank you so much to everyone who voted! I'm not sure how the voting is going to weigh in on the decision, but we'll see.

Oh, and I never really linked it here, but I have a twitter account which I'm trying to get used to, so add me if you're interested. I'm nonDesignatedTwitter.

These are weird times for me - in one hand, the response to my work online has been insane since I started posting my final project (my number of followers on Tumblr jumped from around 70 to over 900 in the past few weeks. I didn't even know there were that many people on the internet.) and then I had my work on ImagineFX and onedotzero_cascade and a DD and I don't even know. On the other hand, it's weird not being a student anymore for the first time in my life and it sucks still being unemployed, even if right now I'm being considered for a job I would love to have. What a rollercoaster of emotions, I say.

Anyway, none of this matters. It's finally raining outside and my bedroom feels very cozy. That's what matters right now.

Good night, everyone.
Just a quick note to let you know my work was featured in issue #76 of ImagineFX! I'd love to show you pictures, but no subscription = no pretty journals, so please head over here for a couple of shots and really lovely crit from the staff. :')

S-so happy.
The contest winners have been announced! Thanks to everyone who participated. My slots are almost full, but if you're still interested, let me know and I might open a few more soon.

Hey, guys! I'm opening up character commissions - just 5 slots for now. This is the first time I'm doing these and the prices might go up the next time, so if you think you might be interested, act quickly! (Oh, what a sales pitch.) And I'm aware that most of you are from the US, so I'm listing the prices in US dollars.

Prices:

Simple sketch, bust (kyendo.deviantart.com/gallery/… - $10
Simple sketch, full body - $15
Acrylic sketch (fav.me/d3buyjc / kyendo.deviantart.com/gallery/… - $25 (2 characters for 35$)
Coloured pin-up, one character, simple background (fav.me/d3vulqh) - $40-$50, depending on complexity

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- PayPal only! Sorry.
- These are character commissions for simplicity's sake, but if you have something else on your mind, do not hesitate to contact me and we can discuss.
- Feel free to leave a comment, shoot me a note or send me an e-mail for any queries, or if you already know what you want. You don't need to have a Deviantart account to commission me.
- I reserve the right to refuse a commission I deem inapropriate or offensive.
- You're absolutely allowed to post them anywhere or print them for yourself, but these images are for personal use only.

For those of you with a Tumblr - I got a contest going on for a free one of these.

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Also, would anyone be interested in prints? I have had a couple of requests for A pond near the linden tree - I can sell A2 prints of these and more. Please raise your hand if you're interested (not sure about the price yet, but they won't go over 20$+shipping).

Thanks in advance!
Hello guys! So, you know this series I did, A Handful of Wonders? Yeah – some of you probably noticed that I didn't mention anywhere whether they were true or made up.

WELL, GUESS WHAT. 8D

My project was pretty much about that – stretching people's beliefs, I such a way that people would think twice whether to believe me or not. I was actually surprised some people believed some of them (like the whale cemetery one, I totally had a friend with that one, it was awesome). I was very inspired by a book called Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonders - it's a seriously good read, and I wasn't even aware it was non-fiction until I actually decided to google it. It was awesome.

So, without further ado, allow me to clarify.

The Whale Cemetery by Kyendo
The Whale Cemetery

Fake! Sorry about that. Apart from basing myself on the elephant cemetery myth (which is a myth – believe me, I checked), I came up with everything. The island does exist, but as far as I know there's no cave. No red whales. No zombie migration. No magic left.

The Edenbird Hive by Kyendo
The Edenbird Hive

Fake. All of it. No hive mind, no edenbirds, no nests (although some birds do build nest like this – but they're not hanging from branches, they're latched onto the trunk). In the full text I even mentioned the name of the island – which is the name of my favourite Sigur Rós song. :D

The Giant Hourglasses of Abuya by Kyendo
The Giant Hourglasses of Abuya

This is possibly the fakest of all (man, I feel like such a crook). I came up with the desert and the flowers and the canyons and the whole phenomena. The full text also mentions a local folklore legend about a giant serpent which roams the canyons below waiting for men to fall. GUESS WHAT.

The Guatemalan Stone People by Kyendo
The Guatemalan Stone People
Wait don't go yet, this one is partly real! Yes! Well, not exactly real, but loosely based on facts. It's not Guatemala we're talking about, it's Mexico, and they're not exactly ancient (cough), but they're underwater statues indeed, and there they are. More on it here (and yes, there are pictures!): news.nationalgeographic.com/ne…

The Glowing Lakes of Cape York by Kyendo
The Glowing Lakes of Cape York

Mostly true! Some facts and locations were altered to throw people off my track (this phenomena was temporary, not permanent), but I actually combined two very true facts to get my (slightly embelished) version – these algae really do exist around Australia, and Cape York really is one of the most remote places on Earth (but as far as I know, there's basically nothing there, including lakes). Here's the extremely interesting account I mostly based myself on – I really recommend a full read (or, if not, at least for the pictures): www.philhart.com/content/biolu…

So, there it is! Hopefully this didn't destroy the magic, but people were getting curious - and I was starting to feel dishonest, ahah.

I shall return.
Kapow! Comic Con this weekend in London!

Anyone going? I am, just tomorrow. In about 8 hours. I should probably go to bed. I'll let you know what awesome things I manage to gaze upon.


I'm offering comissions over at help_japanlivejournal, in the same style as my "spirit" ones. You can see my thread here. It's for charity, guys! So even if you're not interested, I'd really appreciate it if you could pass this on.

I've been quite busy, and I know I still owe some art to some of you, but I couldn't not do this.
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On an unrelated note, I've created a more official-ish blog (ideally, I'd have a .com, but I guess presenting a blogspot is better than a deviantart when it comes to business/portfolios. All in due time). I've been fiddling with the design and I quite like it. There's still some stuff to add, but it will do for now. Check it out.

That's all. Thanks, guys!
AHAHAAHAH



Right after I'd finished cleaning my feedback inbox. OKAY, SO I GUESS A DAILY DEVIATION HAPPENED. A huge thank you to Phinnimonster for suggesting it and alexandrasalas for featuring it.

And thank you for all your favourites and comments and new watches. I won't be able to respond to all, but I'm very grateful for each and every one of them.

And THANK YOU to those who took the time to check out the rest of my gallery. I really, really appreciate it.

And finally, thanks to maichan-art again, for comissioning me. This Totoro goodness wouldn't have happened without her. =)
Hi guys! Hopefully that title caught your attention. :D

I've been busy with an illustration project for school which requires me to get to work with other people. I've been working with friends, but I'd like to go further. For that, I've created an anonymous form with a few questions that would probably be too private/uncomfortable in any other context, but hopefully are okay here. So I'd love it if you could take a look at this link (there's a more detailed description of the project there) and, if you feel inclined, take part.

spreadsheets.google.com/viewfo…

Like it says, you can answer to as many questions as you want to, and you can write long or short answers. BUT, even though I'm not looking for a huge wall of text (please), one word answers probably won't be very useful either - the more you give, the more ideas will pop up in my head.

Also, I obviously can't guarantee I'll pick every answer. But hopefully you guys will inspire me. :)

Thanks in advance!

[EDIT] I forgot to make this clear - in the last question, I mention quoting your answers, but I might actually be interested in INTEGRATING YOUR WORDS in the illustrations themselves (just a sentence or two, of course, not the whole thing). I've changed it now, but if you've answered YES before this but DO NOT WISH your words to be in the illustration, please just quote your name here:

spreadsheets.google.com/viewfo…

If you don't mind me using them, you don't have to do anything.

If you haven't filled in the form yet, you don't have to do anything (I updated the form).

Sorry for the confusion! I've been getting some really interesting answers and already have some ideas. Keep 'em coming, guys! :)

[EDIT 2] Thanks for all the answers so far! I've got quite a few now - I haven't read all of them, just the first few ones, but there's some pretty good stuff there. I'll probably be closing it tomorrow, since I only have two weeks to do this and the ones I got are quite enough already, but in the meantime, keep'em coming! :la:

[FINAL EDIT] Closed! Thanks for all the answers, I got really, really interesting stuff. Now my only trouble is having enough time to do everything I want to do. =P Wish me luck!
  • Playing: Kingdom Hearts - Birth by Sleep
Hi guys! I don't have internet at home yet, but hopefully I will in next few days. Thanks for all the favourites and watches and kind comments you've been leaving. :) I will reply to everything when I get to be online for a longer stretch of time.

These past couple of weeks have been very tiring, but some of the best ever. I've been meeting buttloads of awesome people from all over the world, and my classmates seems pretty cool - and I was completely DAZZLED by some of their work. And so far, I managed to cook food that's actually kind of good (thanks mom) and no clothes have been ruined by my washing ventures. Everything's beyond awesome. Studying abroad: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

In the mean time, I already have some stuff to post. We had a summer project to do (aka "I did it in the two consecutive nights before the deadline" project) consisting of 3 illustrations, so I'll be posting those, one at a time.

See you around!
  • Reading: Alice in Wonderland
  • Playing: Kingdom Hearts - Birth by Sleep
Tomorrow I board the plane to UK. I have no idea when I'm getting internet, but it might be a while. Let's hope not, though.

See you soon!