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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.
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.
Back in December Droptree Productions decided they needed to update their look, and I was invited to submit some ideas based on their existing concept. It was described to me like this…
‘We know we want something illustrated, and we’d like to have something that can live big and beautiful on say, a website but can also be simplified and shrunk down to live on a business card or header somewhere else. Because our office is out in the country, and operates somewhat like a clubhouse for 30 year old dudes (along with the fact that our name is Droptree), we think that having a treehouse as a logo would be perfect.’
With that to go on I got to work.
I 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.
Below are some select storyboards placed against stills from the final project. Check them out! Continue reading
Haven’t updated the ol’ website for a spell so here are a bunch of random pieces I’ve done recently.
I had a lot of Love Toon orders from my Valentine’s Sale. Here are a few of them. The zombie one was my favorite to draw. (I’ve never drawn a zombie before. Isn’t that weird?) More after the jump. Continue reading
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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.
More new Toons after the jump!
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!