I'm a designer and illustrator. I've studied Robotics at IST, History of Art and Drawing with Model at SNBA and Scientific Illustration at UAL.

My primary choice of medium is scratchboard wich allows me to achieve the detail that i strive for. Complex illustrations can take hundreds of hours to complete. I also enjoy working with other mediums, the airbrush and digital painting.

I love to take a walk in nature. Watch the birds, the sea, always finding something new to look over, study and draw.

João Simões bird watching at Alcochete
Photo by João Artilheiro

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