Paper Trail

Lately I’ve had the opportunity to have my work featured in one of Portland’s local papers, The Portland Mercury. I’ve been a Merc fan for a while so it’s been great to be involved. The assignments I’ve gotten so far have been a lot of fun and I hope to do more. Here are the pieces I’ve had printed so far.

flowerhousepaperOne Small Step

Story by Denis C. Theriault.

I probably over did the detail on this one, considering it was only going to be a 5×4 spot illustration. I really liked the concept from the art director though, so once I got the idea in my head there was no scaling it back.

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Bic Pen Commercial – Storyboards

Bic StoryboardsI recently storyboarded a commercial for Bic Pens, produced by the fine folks at Droptree Productions. Like most commercial productions, the schedule wasn’t very forgiving. Detailed storyboards helped to speed up the time spent on set and made the days work more efficient. Which is a good thing when you are trying to condense what should be a few days worth of work into one. Of course it helps to have a director with a clear vision, like Brian Baldwin, overseeing things. While not every shot is going to exactly match the board, they served as a good jumping off point.

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Toon Season

It was a busy holiday season for Love Toons. I had more commissions than anticipated from old and new clients and it kept me good and busy. It is always nice when a client has a creative idea for their Toon, and this year’s crop did not disappoint. Here are some of my favorite pieces from this year.

First off, here is one I made for my wife for Christmas. I’m my own favorite client this year. Deal with it.  LizMark

More new Toons after the jump!

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I’m an interNUT!

compweeterWow! What an amazing time we live in! For instance, you can now check out my art on no less than several things with the computer!

Firstly there is this website, Markoart.net, my home base.

Then I am on Tumblr, where I post my art and other things that I like. See?

And I am on Twitter, where I “tweet” art and try not to say anything stupid. Come follow me in a non creepy way. My handle is MarkovichMark.

I am also on LinkedIn, but you have to sign up if you want to “link” with me or whatever the hell they call it. Which you should. It’s free.

See you on the computer!