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Posted by Bia Watanabe | 06 October 2016| Shop

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details of a spring colors quilling
Posted by Bia Watanabe | 13 August 2016| Creating!, Portfolio, Quilling

While researching a cutting technique and paper collage, I found an advertisement about the quilling technique. So I decided to buy this book, starter kits, materials and watch videos. Quilling is a way to create images with the use of curled paper strips in different shapes. I started making miniature pieces of flowers, plates, cups...

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handmade green box and notebook bookbinding
Posted by Bia Watanabe | 13 August 2016| Creating!, Portfolio

Here are manual bookbinding works. I started studying these techniques at the end of my course in industrial design (2006/2007) at Rio de Janeiro and then, Buenos Aires, Argentina. This knowledge gave me a base on different materials, especially paper. I learnt about to do notebooks, seams, boxes, hard covers, for example. I also learnt...

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observing light in a mockup of a little city
Posted by Bia Watanabe | 13 August 2016| Creating!, Portfolio

During the years as a graduate student at Production Engineering at COPPE-UFRJ, I got to know the literacy project for Youth and Adults in this institution. This is an initiative that promotes literacy to university workers that don't know how to write and read. I met the coordinator and creator of this project, Fatima Bacelar,...

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watercolor dog sleeping
Posted by Bia Watanabe | 13 August 2016| Creating!, Portfolio, Tips

Here are some of the drawings I have done lately. In general, my favorite subjects are animals, cute things, loving scenes and the whinsical. I like warm colors with a summer or autumn palette. I have tested different types of materials such as gouache and colored pencils, but I prefer to use watercolor. I really...

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miniature of a cup of coffee in quilling
Posted by Bia Watanabe | 13 August 2016| Creating!, Portfolio

Here are some miniatures with which I've been investing my time! I always liked to assemble small houses and imagine mini worlds. So as a child I liked and still like to do delicate things and think that everything is part of a fluffy place. Once I bought a plastic little bears set and built...

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rio de janeiro landscape digital green filter
Posted by Bia Watanabe | 13 August 2016| Creating!, Portfolio

About my thesis work when I developed an educational kit based in images and stories about Santa Marta favela, in Rio de Janeiro.

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watercolor diverse angles of a black dog
Posted by Bia Watanabe | 13 July 2016| Creating!, References, Watercolor

The world is not made only of Bread (my dog), so here is his little sister! The dog called Whale. Whale is very different from her brother, that is more affectionate. She is suspicious, always arrives quietly and does not give much confidence to people. But she loves a  cuddle and is capable of running...

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