It all started in 2019.
In the midst of becoming a full time freelancer, I've found myself with a lot more free time to explore my creativity for my own interest, rather than focusing on clients and companies.
The process of starting to illustrate everyday was natural. At a first moment, I figured that my symmetrical and angled approach (derived from creating logos for years) was an artistic limitation to my expression, which I've later discovered that it couldn't be further from the truth. It actually provided me with a technique that explored a more truthful expression that what I thought "conventional art" should be. I've challenged myself to illustrate for 100 days, just for the challenge of itself, not thinking much of it.
These 100 days ignited what is now called Durcotta, my artistic journey. My work comes from my own personal experiences and interest in the street culture, traditional tattooing, skateboarding and surf. Even though these are the fountains from where I reference my work, I found that my most truthful art is not directly related to any of these, rather they dig deeper in the human condition as a whole.
In this project you can find a collection of 80 different graphics - some client work and some personal work. Hope it can ignite you to create something as well 🙂