A blog showing the beauty of Wildlife and History together in a land named Almeida, in Portugal.

 

A stray cat in Almeida. Fortunately cats here are fed, even though they don’t have a home. They look a bit scrawny and all that, because after all they fight a lot, and must be full of parasites.
Almeida, Portugal

A stray cat in Almeida. Fortunately cats here are fed, even though they don’t have a home. They look a bit scrawny and all that, because after all they fight a lot, and must be full of parasites.

Almeida, Portugal

ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment

EARTH LIVESTREAMING!

This should GO VIRAL!! Our planet is our home! It is so beautiful and it should be cherished and cared. WE EVOLVED TO LIVE HERE. No other place in this infinite Universe will be a home for us - even if we find another nice planet, Earth will always be the place where we came from.

People should spend a few minutes and stare at this beauty.

It is still an experiment so sometimes there is loss of signal (showing a grey image). Also when the satellite is going over the dark side of Earth, you won’t be able to see anything :p Be patient and wait for the satellite to pass over the daytime area…it is SO WORTH IT.

Next Tutorials?

Hello everyone!

We’ve got already 2 art tips tutorials ready, but again, your opinion and requests are important as well. We’re still working on the smaller kinds of tutorials. - quick art tips just so that you can go through easily.

Let us know what you would like :)

Another tutorial. Simple tutorial as always, this time mentioning how to make a fur texture using BIC’s. Next tutorial will be about getting proportions right. Many of these things are not new for many artists, however these tutorials are for many people who are starting recently on the art-world. More in-depth art tutorials are being developed. But for now, these weekly art tips are available.

Anyways, I want to say thank you for my friend Luciana, for letting me take photos non-stop of Inuit.

Almeida’s reptiles: Montpellier’s snake (Malpolon monspessulanus). Juvenile and male adult. The females are similar to the juveniles but darker. These snakes are mildly venomous, but pose virtually no threat to humans. Very efficient in pest control, especially rodents. A bit aggressive by nature and extremely well adapt to the more humanized areas.

Both are old drawings, in desperate need of remake, especially the juvenile that was made in a small sketchbook pad, and because of it, it is visible the gap between pages.

Both done with watercolours and coloured pencils.

Almeida’s reptiles: Montpellier’s snake (Malpolon monspessulanus). Juvenile and male adult. The females are similar to the juveniles but darker. These snakes are mildly venomous, but pose virtually no threat to humans. Very efficient in pest control, especially rodents. A bit aggressive by nature and extremely well adapt to the more humanized areas.

Both are old drawings, in desperate need of remake, especially the juvenile that was made in a small sketchbook pad, and because of it, it is visible the gap between pages.

Both done with watercolours and coloured pencils.

Still a work in progress. Mixing traditional with digital.
Have a juvenile Goshawk done with BIC/Biro mixed with some basic digital painting. Don’t know if this will ever be finished. It was simply a test.

Still a work in progress. Mixing traditional with digital.

Have a juvenile Goshawk done with BIC/Biro mixed with some basic digital painting. Don’t know if this will ever be finished. It was simply a test.

Here a BIC drawing of an Iberian Wolf. This is a first stage of a drawing that is meant to have a bit of colour and another elements to it. But for now we will share this :)

Here a BIC drawing of an Iberian Wolf. This is a first stage of a drawing that is meant to have a bit of colour and another elements to it. But for now we will share this :)