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António Carvalho

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Overview

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  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning French
  • 46, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Illustrator, 2D / 3D artist.
  • I have a Masters Degree in Computer ...
  • From Lisbon
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I am working on it...

ABOUT ME

I was born in Portugal but spent part of my early years of childhood travelling with my parents trough Africa and South Africa . I developed from those times a strong will of discovering other cultures and habits recurrently . It comes to my mind often the thought of not belonging to a country per se, as I felt very comfortable in every part of the world I had the chance to visit. I am more of a nomad spirit than of sedentary person . My mind is always compelling me to discover new things. I guess this is the motif why I choose to be an artist. I like to transport myself to abstract worlds populated by imaginary characters. Part of these drawings are closer to painting, others are more adapted to animation that is other great passion I have but can hardly do it properly. I am kind of a generalist that plays a lot of instruments but none proficiently. Animation requires more than I can handle namely time and people to help.

I guess my friends can define me as someone who likes to have them around and to share histories. I have a great family in Portugal , and a small but very solid group of friends. I am a people person but I also like to live in my self and enjoy the comfort of being alone at times. When I am by myself other then doing my regular professional activity, I occupy my time reading stuff mostly articles, books or comic books. I enjoy also photography , cinema and music. I am trying to be a better cooker . I always lived surrounded by better cookers than me fortunately and unfortunately. To be a better cooker is definitely a plan. The other is to continue my art if possible in connection with other artists and interesting projects.

Besides all I have writen I think I can describe myself as a easy going guy, hard worker, polite, direct and honest.

PHILOSOPHY

I am a positive, romantic and energetic person. My personal philosophy is close to these three aspects of my personality. That said I believe life is to be lived passionately.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I am living in Dubai for 3 months after an experience of one year in China. I am looking for interesting people... friendly, with a nice sense of humor. I want to participate in couch surfing experience by exchanging thoughts, ideas, and points of view that can turn into interesting conversations or common projects. I want to leave the door open to the people I meet on my path, interested in perpetuating the good memories of our encounters. I am not currently hosting but I will in a near future.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I am a recent member of this club so I don't have any experience at all of Couch surfing. I appreciate some tips from other members if they want to share.

Interests

There are many things grab my attention at different levels. I could enumerate a exhaustive list of them but I choose human qualities like solidarity and honesty the first ones on my list. I get also immediately caught by a genuine personality, and passionate energy. I am an illustrator and digital artist or at least that is the kind of work I have been doing for about 20 years in different areas . My main interest orbit obviously around my professional activity but I also like to do sports, to be with friends over a beer or two, go to the movies, listen to music, dance, and to chill out with a good book.

Music, Movies & Books

Blade Runner, Blue Velvet, Midnight Cowboy, Fight Club, TeTsuo, A Clockwork Orange, Once upon a time in the west, There will be blood, City of God, Holy Motors,Bug, Reservoir Dogs, The shinning, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Animal Farm, The jungle Book, Horton, Etc.

Favorite Books: Lord of the Flies, Essay on Blindness, The white Tiger, The Feast of the Goat; comic books everything from Charles Burns, Geoff Darrow, Simon Bisley, Hergé.

Music: Rodrigo Leão, Mão Morta, Fausto, Zeca Afonso, Radio Head, Tricky, Echo and the Bunnymen, PJ Harvey, Pixies, The Breeders, The Cure, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, Beirut, The Stone Roses, Jamiroquai, Mc Sollar, Bill Laswell, Chico Buarque, Egberto Gismonti , FILA BRAZILLIA, Kaki King,Pharoah Sanders , Kora Jazz Trio, etc.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I have plenty of them . The first one was to live in Africa with my parents when I was a kid which was an extraordinary experience that molded my personality forever. The amazing landscapes and wild nature of the african continent filled me with images that I can never forget.

The second is probably to have lived in Dubai in a period of economical frenzy. Here I had the chance to meet the Arab culture and to discover some awesome friends.

Countries I've Visited

Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

China, Portugal, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

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