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Postcard from Argentina

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As mentioned before, I like to play the postcard game. This is where I send hand drawn postcards to my artist friends, with the hope they will reciprocate in kind. It's a way to collect art and share art with friends in a fun and playful way. I figured I'm usually doodling anyway when I travel, why not do it on a 4X6 card and mail it.

I guess I'm an art nerd, I have to admit I get exited to see how these little pieces of art travel, to their destinations -- sometimes with smudges and creases. And, sometimes, they just don't make it! (I guess the mail man is playing the postcard game too.)

So, naturally, while I was in Buenos Aries, Argentina, I managed to drop off a few cards to some friends. This card went to my good friend, and talented artist, Noelle Triaureau!

I'll try and post some of the other cards when I get copies.

24 comments :

hubcap10 said...

Buenos Aires!! So cool. I love the contrast between the busy world outside and the quiet cafe patron. Thanks so much for the card and the link.

Craig said...

Absolutely beautiful Marcelo!!!

Dam Ferreira said...

Fantastic
I lack the words

anima-base said...

Hi, Marcelo..
Your illustration is really cool and amazing.
I love your artworks...
I can't tell any words to your artwork..

craig said...

very cool. Their is something great about the travel involved, the stamp, potential damage.

Hans said...

Great looking card Marcelo! That could be a cool poster too.

-Hans

TH3DEN said...

Thats a really cool idea, not to mention a really nice gesture. This is a great piece and the colors are very nice! :)

Daniel said...

I really like this one. It gives me a real sense of 'being there'.

:)

Ivan Oviedo said...

HI MARCELO,

THANKS FOR COMPLIMENTS IN MY BLOG MAN, I LOVE MUCH YOUR WORK TOO, YOUR WORK IS AWESOME.

Gilberto Valadares said...

great jobs...
you have a big fan in brazil... :)))

Inaki said...

That illustration brings a lot of memories from the argentinian cafeterias to me. You captured the sensitivity of the atmopsphere(inside and outside) incredibly. I think I'd like to play that postcard game too!Count me in, please!!
Thanks for dropping by my blog, Marcelo. Me alegro muchisimo de que tu padre se encuentre bien, el esta cada tanto en las charlas que sostengo con el mío...muchas memorias lindas. Saludos de los mios a los tuyos!

Tel Coelho said...

Great JOB!!!
Amazing blog!!

andrew said...

i like the colors and mood of this piece....your disney concept art below is inspiring as well

Khylov said...

When I first saw this, I thought it was an older illo from The New Yorker. You've captured that classic balance of light, color, and style really well.

Cheeks said...

Heya, Moe! Man... this card is absolutely gorgeous. the colors are magnificent, and the depth is lucious!

Jocomic said...

Excelente!

Marcelo Vignali said...

Thanks everyone.

Hubcap, your welcome.

Craig, it's addicting when you get one of these in the mail. There's that thrill of wondering, "Is it gonna make it!?"

Dam, Aimabase thanks.

Hans, thanks...that's a neat idea.

Th3den, Daniel, Ivan, Gilberto, thanks guys.

Seguro, despues te mando una carta postal Inaki.

Thanks Tel.

I'm glad you liked the concept stuff too Andrew.

Khylov, that really is a compliment. What a cool gig that would be.

Cheeks, I think it did capture the mood, thanks.

Thanks Jocomic.

Silver Knight said...

Is there any way, I can get some of these beautiful work of art? :) just kidding! but i'd treasure one if you'll send me! he he he... Your work is truly inspiring!

anyway, Glad to hear and know your knowledgeable insight about Pacquiao/Hatton... I enjoyed the fight but I'm kinda disappointed it didn't last longer... I'm really hopin' Hatton is alright though. I guess Mayweather is next? or Marquez.

Thanks for another inspiring post! ;)

Ian Abando said...

even if marquez somehow came out on top , pacquiao / mayweather is the fight everyone wants to see , no ? hatton got slipped to the jaw almost effortlessly i just went crazy !

awesome illustration btw ! i find pen to be a tricky medium . maybe because i need to care less about making 'pretty' pictures and focus more on feeling the forms .

-ian

Tatevik Avakyan said...

I love the style of this image-its beautiful!

David Colman said...

Captured so much sense of light and warmth outside in contrast to the inside of the shaded cafe, all w/limited palette......
inspiring as always my friend....

hope all is well.....

Alina Chau said...

THIS IS STUNNING!! What a lucky friend!

Anonymous said...

I never did get MINE!!I guess the post man IS playing the game, too.

~~Bearsy

Marcelo Vignali said...

Thanks everyone...again.

Ian, that's right, you have to go at it with reckless abandon.

Sorry Bearsy, looks like I lost two out of six cards I mailed. And I didn't get a picture of it either. Darn!!!