Welcome to my website!
My name is Otávio Santos de Albuquerque, I am a freelance illustrator and concept artist, also working in comics and music. I graduated from the Savannah College of Art with a B.F.A in illustration, with a concentration in concept for animation and games.
My illustration work ranges from visual development and concept art of environments, character, creatures, and props, to cartoons and editorial. The theme I am most interested in exploring in my work is our relationship with Nature and how it reflects our interconnection as humans and our growth as a planet. This is notably reflected in my tree-hybrid characters, and in the stories I continue to create with them. My approach to illustration ranges from realistic and painterly to humorously stylized. I work traditionally as well as digitally; gouache paint and graphite are my preferred media, and I use Procreate and Photoshop for digital work. I also blend analog techniques with digital tools for final renders.
While I am working on freelance jobs and personal projects, I am also searching for internship opportunities and full-time employment in concept art and illustration.
For inquiries please email me using the form in my contact page. Thank you for stopping by!