Friday, December 15, 2006


As much as I love digital paint, I need to use traditional media every now and then just so I remember what the real thing is like. This is ink and watercolour (5x7"), done for my parents' annual christmas party. Also doubles as my Drawergeeks submission!


Blogger S.D. said...

Very cute Santa Claus! :) Hope you will do other watercolors, you're talented in it! (don't know if this sentence is very correct, sorry :p )

1:37 AM  
Blogger Anders said...

great santa Marco!!!
and what a list he's got!!!
nice to see your traditional paintings skills, I'm impressed by the fine quality of your watercolor works...

2:02 AM  
Blogger mike said...

woooooooooow!!!!!!!!!!! i love your watercolor!! very nice!

your santa is so cute. :)

8:37 AM  
Blogger Tim Bye said...

Absolutely brilliant!!! Great pic!!!

11:30 AM  
Blogger Sebastien Gallego said...

Great pic Marco! You managed the watercolor really well. I'm too scared to go back to traditional tools now. I've been on digital for too long! :) One day, I know I'll have to do it though!
Great job again,

12:00 PM  
Blogger craig said...

That's one sweet Santa image Marco. Killer werewolf post also!

7:31 PM  
Blogger Shuku said...

Oh this is -lovely-. Traditional media! That's...pretty much all I can use so it's great to see someone else working with it.

I like this Santa much better than most I've seen.


1:41 AM  
Blogger Maleficium said...

Very nice.....I wanna join drawergeeks!!!!

4:11 AM  
Blogger Katsta said...

what a beautiful Santa :) very nice!!

12:28 AM  
Blogger Martin Hsu said...

Hey Marco,
Thanks for the "weird" question :) the answer depends on your definition of "creator". I've been the only artist that's done all of the art from the very first sketch to the t-shirt graphics and book illustrations. I worked with the writers on the Children's books. I've given comments on the art and scripts for the TV show that's airing in Canada. So I can say that I'm the illustrator for Ruby Gloom from the very beginning, but the concept of Ruby gloom came from other sources as well. Have you watched any of the episodes?

12:51 AM  
Blogger Druie said...

cute stuff man!! yes, it's always good to go back and get the feel of the traditional medium!!! is the santa smoking up? lol

4:52 PM  
Blogger Richtoon said...

I still can't get over your painting abilities! I'm in awe.

7:00 AM  
Blogger adrian said...

I totaly agree. I find that if I don't go back to traditional mediums I get too complacent with the ease of digital.
This Santa is great. It has a soft, traditional children's book feel. Great!

10:31 AM  
Blogger Kareem Thompson said...

marco, love your work man. paintings skills are hype man.

2:54 PM  
Blogger LauraBraga said...

Cute Santa Claus.
I really love the colors.
Wow, great picture.


7:29 AM  
Blogger jesukiran said...

great work Marco.
In that list my name is there?? :)

9:21 AM  
Blogger robert casumbal said...

beautiful watercolors! your traditional work is just as wonderful as your digital stuff.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Roc said...

great piece. . i dig it alot.

4:39 PM  
Blogger Andrew Glazebrook said...

Hey I remember watercolous,in fact I think I still have some :) Fab work as usual,great face on this santa !!

6:08 PM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Cool man, it's nice to see you do traditional work as well!

7:54 PM  
Blogger Scott Altmann said...

cool! The traditional media has a nice 'feel' to it :)
Happy holidays!

11:49 AM  
Blogger Jeroen Jaspaert said...

Oooh, he's so cute. Nice to see that paper is still being used.
Have a great Christmas. I'll definitely be checking your blog out again in 2007!

12:45 PM  
Blogger Jeremy Canton said...

Hey man, great artwork on here! I oughta swing by more often!

1:43 PM  
Blogger Mark Montague said...

Aaaaaaaaawesome Santa Marco. Great design and nicely painted. A really christmas treat.

2:53 AM  
Blogger LDahl said...

Love your Santa, he's super and so handsome and smart and well dressed and gee he's just the... i'm not on the list? Well FINE!!! Is that soot in his scraggly old beard?!?


Merry Christmas, and yes, your Santa is still super:)))

9:40 PM  
Blogger Todd Harris said...

Marco, I can't believe I didn't comment on this one yet. Great job as always man. It's always nice to go back to some traditional mediums. You did an excellent job.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Fabrizio said...

Ciao Marco!
Ma tu parli anche italiano?

Anyway, great Santa and great Xmas!


6:42 AM  
Blogger Sebastien Gallego said...

Hey Marco!
I'm glad you're going to start this exercise with us. can't wait to see that!
Merry Christmas and Happy new year Marco!!

12:06 PM  
Blogger Ryan Wood said...

Terrific Santa, dig the watercolors man!

3:15 PM  
Blogger DdK said...

WOW! This stuff is brilliant, Yooz got some really REALLY nice work here!

8:38 PM  
Blogger Beezle said...

haha! Great Santa Marco! Have a great '07!

12:08 AM  
Blogger Philip Thomas said...

I really dig your sant and use of watercolour. An inspiration man!

9:07 AM  

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