It is said of Alfredo Roque Gameiro that he painted in watercolor like others paint in oil. These illustrations for Júlio Dinis’ novel As Pupilas do Senhor Reitor attest to that statement. For this set, Roque Gameiro went on to find the town which best fit the narrative in the novel. He found that the landscape in and around Santo Tirso was a perfect match. He even went to the point of buying the period’s clothes and hiring models to pose for him in different settings around the town.

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Written by Pedro Loureiro

I was born on the southwestern-most tip of Europe, in Lagos, Portugal. A childhood of legos and sandcastles led me to architecture school, but an adolescence of doodling drove me to sketching and later to illustration. I like to sketch, to travel and to chop vegetables into tiny manageable bits. I also like maps. The older the better!

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