Dialogue with thoughts: Diversity

16:15 I do understand that often people in social media follow an account because they only love sketches, or they only want to see the webcomics, maybe just see the digital art, and that is ok I do it too... but that is the same as asking them to be made only of hair and nothing else, or eyes...or fingers. I love all parts of my favorite artists. Their sketches, their video, their happiness and sadness. I kinda like to let them surprise me. The human body is complex... The human mind is worse, but a creative mind it's impossible to keep simple, limited and monotonous. We fought to accept diversity. So yes to a diverse feed too.

365 Character Expressions Videos Challenge

Started a 365 character expression doodling project.


Drawing character expressions anime style, different moods and with some tips.


A collection of expressions to help you create more. Check out daily videos on Instagram or Facebook page.


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Time Lapse Digital Painting

...finishing new art to send to the printer and make some postcards this year. A sneak peek of what kind of art you will be seeing from me from now on as the next projects grow and take form.


It's finally time to get back to those old and complex fantasy worlds that I have been developing for so long. Can't wait to get to the part filled with magic, fantastical creatures including... Dragons!


Polly and the Black Ink 5 graphic novel volumes will keep you company. Each volume with 110 pages and the last one with 140 that will be available December 2017. 


2018 will be exciting, with a lot of work in progress and behind the scenes. Some of the content will be exclusive to newsletter subscribers so if you don't want to miss any contests, free books, news and seasonal gifts make sure to subscribe.


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Free Calendar for Susbcribers

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  NotFromBrazil FREE calendar for subscribers.

Today October 13th 2017 I sent with my newsletter the November 2017 Calendar page free to download and print.

I will be gifting a page each every month until December 2018.


For those who you subscribed after the October 13th and until October 31st.


I will send the November Calendar directly to your email. 



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Polly and the Black Ink Mini Sketchbook Tour: Ink drawings

Polly Mason has a secret.


Polly can see people turning grey and the world crumbling around her. At first, she believes she's the only one, but then she moves to an island that shows on no map... And... Evil follows her, and now the island and its people are in danger.


Polly discovers the islanders have secrets like her own. But first, she must find the key and the door into their worlds, visit their personalities, find their cores and save them from the Black Ink. The idea of the Black Ink as a villain came from my first sketches.


We can't erase ink as easily as we erase pencil. It can leave permanent marks. Join Polly in this epic fight against evil.


Read more about Polly and the Black Ink Graphic Novel books here.


If you have them, please leave a review on your favorite online store.


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Tuesday Tip Time: Ink Drawing with Pen Nibs Ink Drawing

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Tuesday Tip Time Correct Use of References

Tuesday Tip Time. Use references the correct way. 
See full video on my YouTube. .

Usually references will help you to improve your skill.

Tuesday Tip Time: Drawing from Life

Tuesday Tip Time - Use basic shapes

Basic shapes help you to draw from general to detail.


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Tuesday Tip Time - Sketchbook First Page

Tuesday Tip Time. Sketchbooks can be intimidating especially if they're expensive. 

Make a mess. Set yourself free. 

You should try to make as many errors as possible so you can learn more.

New Youtube Channel

Art & Books - Vanessa Bettencourt Wips & Tips

Hello subscribers!

First steps!

I'm fighting my camera shyness! First step, voice. I wish to become brave enough to make a live event or streaming one day!


For now, baby steps. I uploaded an introduction video. Hello subscribers, if you're not already... don't forget to subscribe!

After the introduction video I made my first NFB wip video with voice over. Here it is:

 Notfrombrazil Comic Page wip 1 Composition


Let me know what you think about it and ... YAY! One step closer to fight shyness.


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Garfield Day

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Happy Garfield Day.


It has been an important influence since I was a child. Here's my mash up Garfield and Doctor Who to spice things a little.


I recorded the pencil sketch and digital ink that I will upload to my YouTube later.