Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I'll be back in a few days...

Unfortunately I won't be able to update my blog anytime soon, we have to clean up the apartment before we return the keys, so it will take a while. I'll be back with the daily updates sometime next week.
Thanks for checking out my blog.

Monday, September 25, 2006


We have finally finished packing everything, I feel I can almost listen to 'Hallelujah' playing in the background. The moving company came today and took all the boxes away... What a relief!!! I had to pull an all-nighter the night before so I feel pretty tired and sore right now. I'll be back with the drawing and digital painting updates in a week or so but until then feel free to enjoy the daily photography updates. I'll be hitting the coffee shops again in a couple of days. I miss sketching people but right now I feel like I need a vacation... and some sleep.
Thanks for your patience.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Still packing...

The moving company will come over to pick up everything tomorrow. On one hand we will be finally finished with all this packing we've been doing, on the other hand we HAVE to finish packing everything by tomorrow!!!!!!
Today will be a really busy day.
I took this one in Kyoto, Japan.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Another lazy day...

We're still busy packing things up but my wife and I decided to slow down a bit.
When I'm done with this update I think I'm gonna take a nap (haven't done that in a while).
I took this one in Brazil. I forgot the name of the city though but it's close to Parati.
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, September 22, 2006


I took this one at Yosemite National Park in California.
Great place to go, very inspirational. I felt overwhelmed by its Natural beauty and (of course) by Ansel Adams' photographs. The great master set the bar so high on photographing Yosemite that I couldn't help feeling a little intimidated.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Almost time to go

I'll be flying home in three weeks and I can't wait to get back. Although time will seem to fly, I know that the following weeks will feel like forever.
I just want to go home...

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

A nice warm day...

Enjoying the city as much as I can before we move.
See ya.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Take me out to the ball game...

I took this picture last year during baseball season.
I like the way it turned out.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Night Shot in L.A.

I took this one in LA some months ago.
I like the way the colors contrasted and interacted with one another.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Lazy Sunday...

Still packing. But a little lazy, a little slow...
45th Avenue in San Francisco.

Saturday, September 16, 2006


Getting ready to go back home in a few weeks.

Friday, September 15, 2006

This morning

Hello folks.
I took this photo this morning, aroung 7a.m. I woke up early because I parked in a construction zone and I had to move the car. Luckily I was carrying my camera with me.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

A nice day for a walk

I took this one some time ago. It was a really nice day, my wife and I went for a walk. Plus, it was a good opportunity to take my new camera for a test drive. I don't know about you guys but I'm a Canon guy. I tried Nikon, Pentax and Minolta but I still think that Canon rocks!
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Photographing at Night

I love night photography.
Although it's a little shaky, I like this one (I didn't have a tripod on me that night). You can see the Golden Gate Bridge structure in the middle ground and San Fran in the background (and, yeah, some people in the foreground but they're just a compositional element).
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

No time to paint

Hello, I'm still too busy to paint so here goes a photograph. I took this one in Buonconvento, Italy.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Head study

This one was done with charcoal.
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Old Stuff

I was (still) packing some of my art supplies and artwork when I came across this one. It's an old drawing, I drew this one in school. It was a Head Drawing class.
Hope you guys enjoy it.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Oh, well... busy still

Yeah, you know? Still busy, guys. This one I took in LA.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Still very busy...

Not much time to paint.
I took this photo in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, September 07, 2006


Still busy, guys. This one I took in Japan. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

So much packing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry folks, no digital painting yet. Still packing...

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

So much packing....

Hello folks, we're still packing stuff.
So here's a picture.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 04, 2006

New idea...

I had an idea... instead of not updating the blog at all when I'm busy, I decided to post some of my photographic work. So whenever you guys check my blog and you see a photo, it means I was too busy to draw or paint. It's another way for me to keep my self-imposed daily updates.
I took this one in San Fran, in the Mission district. If you liked this picture, feel free to check my Photo Website. There's a link to it in the Links section: Douglas Amaral - Photographs.
Hope you like it, thanks for stopping by.
See ya.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Not enough time to paint...

I didn't have time to work on the painting at all today so I'm posting a picture.
I took this photo about 2 years ago, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
That's where my wife and I will be moving to. There's so many things to pack that I don't think I'll have time to keep the daily updates going this month.
I'll try to work on the painting tomorrow, I really want to finish it.
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Digital Painting in Progress 3

Hello folks! As you can see I didn't have much time to work on this digital painting today. I'm enjoying Labor day weekend. But still, I decided to work a little on it. I worked on the hands and pants (I'll keep working on that, the hands bother me a little), I also trimmed the hair and cropped it.
Well folks I'm not gonna lie to you. I'll TRY to finish it up by tomorrow. If I can't finish it up by tomorrow, I'll post whatever I was albe to do during the day.
Thanks for your patience.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Digital Painting in Progress 2

Things are still busy, we are still packing. I worked a little on the painting from yesterday. I started to add more details to it, I worked on the face a little (just adding colors, adjusting the temperature etc), and on the t-shirt and jacket.
I'll keep working on it in between the packing, I want to try to finish it up by tomorrow.
See ya!