comic life

Finding my voice

I’ve never thought that I would portray myself in my illustrations, but… I’m not only doing that now, but what’s more important, I’m enjoying doing it !!!Sometimes I talk about disappointment (as in the illustration above) other times about the need for coffee in the mornings (see illustration below)So the subject is me and I’m finding easier than expected to share a little bit of myself with the world. My overall aim is to talk about experiences we all have in common and to illustrate them in my own way.

Wish me luck!

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Illustration Friday: Fear

What do you think when you hear the word fear? I think of dark woods, of children horror stories, of urban legends and of Alfred Hitchcock’s movies…

For the week of September 14th, the prompt from IF is fear.

I love the way Kim Novak’s expression really reflects the character’s mental state. You can tell she’s really afraid of something out there…

Vertigo – 1959

ink drawings, Self-portraits

To Pluto and back


Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars
Let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars
In other words, hold my hand, in other words, baby, kiss me

Frank Sinatra

How far would you go for someone you cared for? Today, I would go to Pluto and back.
It´s not Spring time, it´s more like back-to-work time… and yet… I am hopeful.
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Illustration Friday: anonymous

Illustration Friday is a website and a collaborative effort, where illustrators submit their creations for a weekly topic.

  • The rules are: you do your illustration, you post it on your blog, then you submit it to the website.
  • Topics are published each Friday and you’ve got until the following Thursday to upload your creation.

    The most recent prompt is: anonymous.

    Here’s my take on it.


    3… 2… 1… Ready to launch!

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    Hiya! My name is Gabriella and I am an artist and an illustrator. I am also an actress who loves to do improv in French and an avid movie goer whom some people believe should be a movie critic with her own podcast. But all of that is after hours. Monday through Friday, 9 to 5, I am an office manager in an international firm.

    But this blog is NOT about my desk job, the performing arts, or even my love for all-French things. This blog is about creating art, exploring the world around me, honing my craft and putting all of it out there in front of an audience.

    So… This is the beginning of a new road, filled with stories to tell and hopefully new people to meet. Where will this road lead to? I have no idea, but I am hoping for the best.