Mar­cel Mer­cado

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Fo­cus­ing on art at high school and a sub­se­quent de­gree in com­puter arts formed the ba­sis for Mar­cel’s tal­ents as a dig­i­tal artist. “I started work­ing on a video game out­source house down in Florida,” he says. “I started do­ing tex­ture work for a lot of AAA games and even­tu­ally moved up to be­ing an art di­rec­tor. I left that job af­ter seven years to be­come a free­lance il­lus­tra­tor.

“I’m fol­low­ing my pas­sion of work­ing on fan­tasy worlds and telling sto­ries. I’ve been for­tu­nate enough to have clients that un­der­stand and feed that pas­sion.”

1 1 SN ow Queen “I had in mind a highkey, low-value im­age. I wanted to play around with dif­fer­ent whites, hence the win­tery set­ting and the queen’s dress.”

3 The Stash “Ev­ery once in a while I like to show a bit of char­ac­ter and story, rather than just fight­ing or heroic ac­tion poses. I also wanted to push my colours with this one.”

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2 City of Dis­cord “I wanted to cre­ate this as if it were a book cover, de­pict­ing the mo­ment when the Valkyries ar­rive to take the fallen he­roes away.”

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