Monday, August 8, 2011

A sketch Blog... is a place i go to upload sketch after menial sketch...never finished work, but always fun. check it out! heres some work from there!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Advanced Photoshop issue 85!

This month i was gifted with the chance to display my artwork in the form of a tutorial for my dear friend Adam Smith and the good fellas over at Advanced Photoshop magazine, just a hop skip and a jump away, over in the UK. The spread is a whopping six pages, and i really put my heart into the painting! go out and grab the issue, in stores as of today, and have a great time reading it! Ive been thumbing through my copy and there are lots of other great articles in the mag! so excited!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Selling Portraits

Earlier this summer, my house was broken into, and stolen was my 2500$ Nikon Camera, which i loved dearly. To try and raise some of my hard earned money back to buy another, i will be selling portraits for the next two months to anyone who inquires. Turnaround time is about half a week each, and your price, framed, boxed, and shipped, is 200$.

Size is about 12x12 inches (including frame), framed on black semi glossy frame.
If interested, i would need a straight on face shot, not too small, not too blurry, hopefully with top down lighting (just stander under a nice single light), so that i can get some good shadows and frame up your face nicely.

Hope to hear from you guys!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mortal Kombat Skarlett

lol, had to take it down because i posted it up a day too early, but im reposting it now :)

My favorite mortal Kombat Character, Skarlett!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

some fun personal stuff

These were for Dominance war 2011...buuuuut unfortunately, i couldnt continue my work on it, cuz i took on some freelance. still, was fun!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


the following scenes were created for the Endings in Mortal Kombat 9, which were painted on layers, and chopped up into the ending cinematics. fun but difficult to do O_O

So, Mortal Kombat 9 has finally come out, and even though i was only there on the last two months of the project, i did get a couple of fun pieces out of it. The game was a complete success, and even though my concepts werent as awesome as some of the veterans we had there working on the game before i got there, heres what i have to show!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

AAAAAND go! my dave wilkins work, finally done!

looking at the thumbs, i still think maybe ill visit some more of these as finished pieces in the future! Thanks Dave Wilkins for the opportunity.... i just hope this work holds up to all the other awesome pieces in the book, being that its only a pencil drawing!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

feels like im almost done... like 75%

My El Zombo contribution for Dave Wilkins' upcoming project... i tried to just do a huge piece in pencil... but now that im to this point, i just wana make sure i tone it right and bring it all together? tough. cuz i dunno wtf im doing... but its sure as hell fun!

Monday, February 28, 2011

when drawing a character who smokes a giant cigar, it is necessary to also smoke a giant cigar while doing so.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

w.i.p. el zombo

havin fun slangin that pencil to the sounds of Nas and DMX (yall remember when he was hot like fiya?)

Monday, February 21, 2011

JUKES! w.i.p

so just started painting on this sketch, using some lighting inspiration from a friend of mine, Jason Hong, also known as Rusty... view his work here. (<====that is if the link ever works :( its not working for me at the time, so cross yer fingers, his stuff is REALLY worth seeing)

an old painting that never saw the light

lol. i found this while looking through my old work. it was a nude study, of course. fun fun. enjoy it before i take it down, lol. or maybe i wont take it down. fuck it. I need to stop censoring myself, and just be raw and honest about whats on my mind, or what im painting :P

Friday, February 18, 2011

pan 2011. My personal project for this year.

Sketches for my upcoming personal project, Pan and The Land That Never Was(as im calling it now)...Ive always been intrigued with the decision to make the original peter pan portrayed by a female actor, and ive always wondered what the story would be like if pan were indeed female. Also, i picked up the original peter pan novel, and gave it a good read.... it was very gory and imaginative! so many good creatures, and concepts of great characters! i want to

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Whats Marco Working on....

So in my spare time, ive been working on a super secret project for personal development...and for an art show that i have coming up in december. heres a sneakie....

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Nicki Minaj

i know i know, another nicki minaj piece. but truth be told, shes just SO FUN TO PAINT. what a crazy face, lol. No seriously though, this piece is for a show that im in next month, part of a two piece set, this is the first in the edition. ive never done a caricature before, so any tips are appreciated!

Saturday, January 15, 2011


newest addition to my family, my new bianchi Pista concept bike, fixed gear, for maximum appreciation of Chicago. Ive taken it out a couple times, to get used to it, and i dont mind riding in the snow, but i really cant wait for spring and summer....

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Old Sony Art Test

Wow, cleaning out my folders and found this old stuff. From an art test that i did to try out for the God of War team in Sony Santamonica. Of course, my career took me in a different direction, here at the mortal kombat studio in Chicago, but i had a very fun time doing this. i came across This Guy, Anthony Jones, also known as RobotPencil, who DID get the job (my direct competitor for the position) and now i realize why i didnt. hes an AMAZING artist, and after looking at his submissions, i understand that i have a LOT to learn :)