Hi! Thanks for coming all this way :)
My work in both illustration and animation is guided by my years as a designer. With each piece, I not only try to convey a message but also solve the little layout puzzle that every encounter of graphic elements is. I think it's fun! :D
More often than not, my drawings include handwritten text but I am perfectly comfortable going without if needed. The most important aspect of any project, to me, is coherence in style and that's why I feel like approaching art with a bit of a designer's eye feels like such a good solution.
My name is Carol Machado and I go by tchaucarou online. I'm 36, born and raised in Rio and I currently live in Japan. I started designing websites professionally in 2005, worked at some of the biggest startups in Brazil and had an established digital product design career.
After a severe burnout in 2019, I started rethinking my professional efforts and since 2020 I've been focusing more and more on illustration and animation.
2d advanced animation - CG Spectrum (9mo) 2022-2023
2d animation - CG Spectrum (9mo) 2021-2022
Comics - Quanta Academia (10mo) 2021
Making Comics - Syn Studio Montréal (3mo) 2018
Visual Narrative & Storytelling - Axis VFX (3mo) 2017
Human Anatomy Drawing - Axis VFX (3mo) 2017
Illustration - Quanta Academia (1y) 2017-2018
Fine Arts School - UFRJ (1,5y) 2005-2007
Drawing workshop - SENAI (6mo) 2005
Script - Quanta Academia (15h) 2020
2d Animation Intro - Quanta Academia (15h) 2021
Drawing - Quanta Academia (15h) 2017
Digital Art - Quanta Academia (15h) 2017
Ilustration - Quanta Academia (15h) 2017
The Art Of Ink - Quanta Academia (15h) 2017
Introduction to children's illustration - Domestika 2023
Illustration Techniques - Domestika 2022
Gouache Sketchbook - Domestika 2021
Creation and development of graphic novels - Domestika 2020
Graphic Humour - Domestika 2020
My studies were always concomitant with my work. I started working as a web designer at 17 years old (2003), and below are the few university courses I could attend while working.
I was accepted into the Escola de Belas Artes (School of Fine Arts) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) when I was 19 (2005). At that time, I didn't prioritize my studies because I found work so exciting.
I have taken several art courses through the years, listed on pages 2 and 3. By mid-May 2023, I'll have concluded Advanced 2d animation on CG Spectrum, which I have been taking for 11 months since July 2022.
Other shorter courses are on page 4.