Thursday, January 30, 2014

Using Colour In Your Paintings

It's true - after a (gasp) three-year hiatus, I've returned to YouTube!

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Here's a piece of (unused) concept art from a project I worked on last year.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Hunting the Yeti.

Friday, November 01, 2013

#bucciblogtober 2013 Wrapped!

And that wraps it up for my month of scary paintings! I'm spent. (search #bucciblogtober on twitter to see all 16 paintings I did this October)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Something A Little Different

I enjoy painting scenes with a lot of things happening in it, like this one, every now and then. Ritual witch burnings!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Haven't Forgotten


Thursday, October 17, 2013


Another instalment in my annual tradition of Nosferatu paintings!

Friday, October 04, 2013

October Sketches

I am a sketch-a-holic...but only in October. I'll be updating the blog often this month, I think!

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Travel Sketches

More sketches from my travels! And I've been lucky enough to have been to a lot of places recently. I'm still using my little moleskine setup for the smaller sketches, but new for me lately, is doing slightly larger watercolors out in the field. Really enjoy that medium - it's perfect for capturing the light quickly.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Video Workshop - Painting Outdoors now released!

I'm happy to announce that my Video Workshop: Painting Outdoors is officially released! I spent many hours this summer filming, recording audio, and editing to make sure it is a quality product. There are four painting demos in total, plus in-depth explanations of my outdoor setup and palette. For those who like to paint outdoors and/or for those wanting to learn more specifically about watercolor and wet media (gouache as well), this video is for you! Check it out here.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Batman sketch

A commission I did at Fan Expo a few weeks ago. Watercolour.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Painting Outdoors Video Workshop

This is the result of one of five painting demonstrations in my upcoming video workshop, which is available right now at my online store for a pre-release price! In the video, I will be painting three watercolour pieces, as well as a sketch in my watercolor/gouache travel sketchbook. Fully narrated and well-shot. The video will be officially out on September 18th, 2013.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Fan Expo Sketch

I had a great time at FanExpo this year! I was busy sketching in watercolour at my table. This was one of the sketches I did there.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Toronto Fan Expo 2013

Come and say hi this Thursday-Sunday at Toronto Fan Expo! I'll have some new prints, books, and original paintings (framed oil paintings and watercolour sketches) available. I'm at table 411 (second last row from the end, on the cafeteria side of the floor). See you there!

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Figure Sketch

Been addicted to watercolour lately. I really think it's an ideal medium for lots of things (once you accept that it controls you, and not the other way around). This was a 10-min figure pose.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Paintings From My Workshop

I had my $10 outdoor painting workshop last night, and it was a blast! Thanks to all who came out. We attracted massive crowds as we painted, and I think may have had a TV camera crew shooting us at one point? Anyway, there were the paintings I did. First three are watercolour/gouache, last one is just watercolour. There will be more of these workshops, so if you are in Toronto and interested in attending, feel free to e-mail me ( and I'll add you to an e-mail list!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Corner Of The Bed

How I wake up most of the time.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

I'm Actually OK With This One


Thursday, June 20, 2013



I always try, and always end up going back to opaque media. This time I'm just gonna stick to it and see what happens.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

More Outdoor Sketching

This is still my favourite part of being an artist. These are a blend of watercolour/gouache/pastel in a small moleskine watercolour book.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Abandoned Painting Idea

I liked a lot of this, but something was rubbing me the wrong way. Abandoned this one unfinished, but will try to take a different spin on it sometime soon.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Gone Fishin'

This is the painting I did during my live digital painting workshop, which happened last Saturday. The student participation was just great, and made for a fun environment for me to paint and teach in. I think it shows in the painting too! The recording of the workshop is available for streaming from my art store!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Study Break

It's true - even monsters like pizza more than studying.

Also - reminder that I'm holding a digital painting workshop on May 11, and it's still open for signups!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Original Oil Paintings For Sale

For my first time ever, I'm releasing a few of my oil paintings for sale. These represent some pretty serious time spent in the studio, and I'm nervous and excited all at the same time. Beautifully framed, signed, and available from my art store!
If you live in Toronto, you can see these paintings hanging on the walls of Snakes & Lattes, at Bloor/Bathurst!
Some closeups.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Bedsheet Monster

This is a bedsheet monster in the morning.
Remember: signups for my May 11 digital painting workshop still open!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Digital Painting Workshop

Good news! I am announcing a series of online digital painting workshops. I plan to do one every four months or so. The first workshop is scheduled for May 11 and is available for signup through my store. Register now for early-bird prices!


I am gearing these workshops toward anyone who is interested in taking their work to the next level. Some fundamental knowledge of painting will be assumed of the students, but beginners can also benefit from this workshop. I will be talking about painting from imagination, and communicating effectively to an audience through your artwork. There will be a live chat during the workshop, where I'll be answering any and all questions. I'd love to see you there!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Art Store Launched!

I officially launched the Marco Bucci Art Store! I'm offering a good collection of some of my personal favourite paintings and illustrations, as well as my book. I sign and ship everything myself. Please check out the store!

Friday, February 08, 2013

Snow Day

Snow storm here in Toronto. This is how I felt this morning.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Muppets Songs!

I love The Muppets. One of my all-time favourite songs is 'Rainbow Connection', which is the tune that Kermit sang on the log with a banjo in the original Muppet Movie. I just finished recording my own version of the tune. Hope it brings back good memories!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Baby Shark Teeth

Even sharks need to grow their teeth.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Happy New Year - 2013!

...a summary of my holiday break.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Burn Them

This was an early Christmas gift for a friend of mine, who once wanted to rid a campsite of people by burning them >:D
Quick shout-out to my buddy and co-worker Brian Wong for helping me out with composition on this one.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

New Job

Just started as a visual development artist on a really cool project over at Guru Studio in Toronto. Won't be updating the ol' blog quite as most of my paintings will probably be top secret for the time being. Will share stuff when I can!

Monday, October 29, 2012


Who gives out apples for Halloween anyway?

Friday, October 19, 2012


Had fun sneaking some classic art history paintings into this one. Who knew Nosferatu was a fan of Sargent?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Owls. Need I say more?

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Scary Movie

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Another #bucciblogtober

Another #bucciblogtober from earlier this week. A skull-sacrificing tribe.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Friday's #bucciblogtober


Thursday, October 04, 2012

Yesterday's #bucciblogtober

Follow me on twitter for scary paintings every weekday this month! #bucciblogtober