I am really happy to announce that after a summer of planning and exactly 2 months of promoting the crowdfunding campaign, my DOGS FROM THE WORLD project has been financed.
What I want to create is an EBOOK full of PORTRAITS OF YOU AND YOUR DOGS from all over the world. A collection with dogs, noses, eyes, paws, ears, people, bellies, hands, colors and so on.
In last years, especially in 2020, to bring some happiness, during the pandemic, I started this series of illustrations called "DOGS FROM THE WORLD”- A lovely collection of our best friends portraits.
I thought about how much happiness gives me spending time with my dog Pina, looking after her, playing with her, learning to understand her and teaching her to understand me.
I thought about how much people are would do for their dogs.
So I decided to make a series of portraits in a graphic and colorful style, to reproduce a little of that HAPPINESS that our friends give us every day.
To know the stories of dogs and people around the world is something I'm passionate about, to hear about places I don't know or would like to know better.
With this collection I want to CELEBRATE DOGS and the unique relationship that we could create with them.
To tell this also to all those who are not yet lucky enough to have a dog in their lives and to raise awareness those who do not know or do not believe in this.
And... it would be an honor to be "that illustrator" who draws dogs. :)
If you are interested in the project or in book a personalized portrait, click on the buttons above, take a look at the other portraits on my Instagram page or contact me privately.
Probably every day I use GIFs in my Whatsapp messages, but I have rarely thought about creating a collection of GIFs. This time, since I created the ebook LE CINQUE SFUMATURE DEL BUFFO, I've taken the opportunity!
You can check out, download and share with your friends this GIFs collection from my profile on GIPHY: https://giphy.com/channel/francescacosanti/le-cinque-sfumature-del-buffo
I hope you will like them!
Last night, Saturday 4 November, the e-book LE CINQUE SFUMATURE DEL BUFFO I created in honor of the 5 Operas Buffa of the 2023 Festival della Valle D'Itria was presented in the Auditorium of the Fondazione Paolo Grassi. The Festival is held in my city, Martina Franca in Puglia - Italy, for 50 years and is an internationally renowned Opera Festival.
The ebook combines music and illustration, in fact for each GIFs a musical track was recorded during the Festival.
The ebook can currently be downloaded from the following link:
and will soon also be available on the Apple Book Store and Google Play Books.
After my presentation, the audience attended the final concert of the students of the Accademia del Belcanto Rodolfo Celletti 2023 and, surprisingly, I worked on a digital live-painting, to create a background for the singers on stage.
Here are some photos to let you take part of the show.
In the past few months I have been many things to do and consequently I have many things to tell.
I usually talk a lot and so there shouldn't be any big problems.
I just need to learn how to transfer all those words into my fingers for once, hitting the keys on my keyboard and...write.
First of all, after a successful conversation with Edward Burns at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair
I came to know about the ITSME Mentorship Program.
After 3 months of this program, during which I interfaced with the wonderful Amy Milligan of Illo Agency I am proud to announce that ILLO AGENCY has decided to represent me as an artist.
If you have a couple of minutes please take a look on my profile.
Since this is a new adventure for me, it seems right to finally try to write sometimes a blog.
Please be patient with my English, I will probably make some mistakes, but I hope it will get better.