Fishars was born in Rome 2004 as a project of illustration of marine organisms. Starting from traditional representations of scientific subjects, current artworks are realized with an original technique of scratchboard drawing. This is based on a thick vegetal paper that is manually coated with black Indian ink and then scratched with sharp knives. This technique can yield a detailed graphic image and it combines well with digital techniques. Lucio Valdéz was born in Fermo, Italy in 1969 under the name of Ernesto Azzurro. He received a Phd in Marine Biology and Ecology in 2006 at the Università Politecnica delle Marche while pursuing his early artistic career in Italy and Spain. Its artistic production combines a fine art technique with an ongoing scientific background.
His portfolio includes both scientific and fantastic representations of fishes and other marine animals.