SPRING PAPER TOY 3: TULIPINO

The last of a special spring trio of paper toys. Check the previous posts to download the entire trio, or go to the button at the end of this page to get the paper toy of Tulipino! He is TuliPino. You can find him near streams; listen carefully for his cackle blended with the sound…

Spring paper toy 2: Blubelle

This is the second of a special spring trio of paper toys. Scroll at the end of this page to download it for free and have fun! She is Blubelle, and her dreams are about curious bees and tickling ladybugs….

Spring paper toy 1: Blossom

This is the first of a special spring trio of paper toys! She is Blossom, and she likes to bloom her flowers, the most beautiful in the garden, only for a few minutes at down.It’s told that only some blackbirds covered in dew and some sleepy bakers have seen those stunning flowering….

Cotton-top tamarin paper toy

First animal paper toy design of 2022: Cotton Top Tamarin. The cotton-top tamarin is a small New World monkey critically endangered due to the destruction of its habitat and illegal pet trade. At the bottom of this post, you can find the free downloadable design, but first, some instructions for assembly this little critter. You…

Paper toys for Christmas 2021: Wren

Here is the second Christmas paper toy, another bird to hang on the tree. You can find the first one here. Wren The wren is a very lively and small bird, measuring just 10 cm! Here is a curiosity about him In folklore, he is considered the King of birds. According to a legend, one…

Paper toys for Christmas 2021: Blue tit

Here we are! I’m sure we’re all ready to decorate our trees, even if the desire for Christmas that I see around is so great this year that I bet you have already thought about it! Anyway, I’m sure you will find a place among the branches for these two paper decorations too. Below you…

Folktale Week 2021

This year I participated as well in the Folktale week from 15 to 21 November. Folktale Week is an Instagram challenge where artists from all over the world participate by posting one piece of art each day for 7 days inspired by the 7 prompts created by the year’s hosts. This year the word were:…

Flora of the world

The fourth volume of the Atlases of Biodiversity that I illustrated – Flora of the world – is out in bookstores.Like the previous ones, this has been written by the unique Emanuela Durand, and published by Sassi Junior. After a highly challenging selection, in the book you will find 26 plants from all over the…

round colorful illustration of sea creatures

Atlas of Biodiversity: Oceans and Seas

The third volume of the Atlases of Biodiversity: Seas and Oceans is now available in bookstores! In this volume, written as usual by the incomparable Emanuela Durand and illustrated by me, we touched some of the most beautiful, fascinating and fragile marine ecosystems on the planet. The guide we have chosen for this journey into…

Mermay and the mermaid fairy Melusine

It’s been some time since the last update to my legends sketchbook. I’ve been so taken by delivering new projects and publishing new books that I didn’t add new pages for a while. Despite everything, this month I really wanted to give some space to my passion for folklore. In the artists’ community online, May…