The Secret Life of Animals, Part 1

A drypoint engraving, exhibited in Il segno inciso collective shows held in Genoa, Italy, April and November 2013.

Participated to Illustration Friday - The Weekly Illustration Challenge, topic "Secret", 1-7 November 2013.



Two aquatint etchings, from a series entitled Capricci. Both exhibited in Il segno inciso collective shows held in Genoa, Italy, April and November 2013.


The seagull and the cat

My personal tribute to a book I really loved: Historia de una gaviota y del gato que le enseñó a volar (The Story of A Seagull and The Cat Who Taught Her To Fly) by Luis Sepúlveda.
Citizens and visitors of the city of Hamburg may recognize, on the background, the tower of St. Michael's church where the the novel ends.
Full digital painting.


Vudu Dolls trailer

Vudu Dolls - trailer from Raimondo Della Calce - artFive on Vimeo.

The first trailer for Vudu Dolls animated short, directed by Raimondo Della Calce, written by Riccardo Boccuzzi, produced by Riccardo Boccuzzi and artFive animation studio. Check out the Vudu Dolls official website for more!


Vudu Dolls concept art

all images in this post © Enrico Scheri / artFive 2013


Some concept / set design illustrations I made for Vudu Dolls, an animated short developed by Raimondo Della Calce (artFive studio) with screenwriter Riccardo Boccuzzi. The story is settled in Louisiana in an unspecified old-looking age (somewhere between the late '30s and the early '60s).
Full digital painting, as usual.


Codariccia the squirrel

all images in this post © Editrice Campanila 2012

A selection of the illustrations I made for Codariccia e la paura del buio (Codariccia and the Fear of the Dark), written by Ivano Baldassarre. It's a picture book for children aged 5 or more, about a little squirrel afraid of going to sleep in full darkness. Published by Editrice Campanila in the Libri Canterini series.


Tales of smart animals

all images in this post © Edizioni EL 2012

A selection of illustrations from my first book for prestigious italian publisher Edizioni EL / Einaudi Ragazzi, Storie divertenti di animali intelligenti (Funny tales of smart animals). It's a set of short stories about different animals in different parts of the world linked by a surprise ending, written in an humorous style by Gionata Bernasconi.
It is suitable to children aged 7 or more, who preferably like animals, traveling and irony
You can find more information about this book on Edizioni EL official webpage.

I dedicate this last illustration to all the Indian visitors of my blog (India is country n°1 in my audience statistical panel!). The original story, featuring ants, is settled in Goa surroundings, so I painted on  background a view of beautiful Fort Aguada with his lighthouse, one of the forts built by the Portoguese in 17th Century to defend the entrance of Goa bay.  Hope you enjoy!