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My name's Marcel Mercado, I'm an illustrator and concept artist.

I make more than pretty images, I make great stories.

I don't sleep much anymore. It's not a time-management issue, I just love to create imaginary worlds, and don't want to waste anytime asleep.

Grew up looking at art from an early age. Comic boo… Read More
My name's Marcel Mercado, I'm an illustrator and concept artist.

I make more than pretty images, I make great stories.

I don't sleep much anymore. It's not a time-management issue, I just love to create imaginary worlds, and don't want to waste anytime asleep.

Grew up looking at art from an early age. Comic books, newspaper strips, or the 16th Century Spanish town I frequented growing up. My first art class took place in the summers of that old city.

Learned art between the traditional liberal academic course. Although I skipped a lot of classes from my Sophomore year to Senior year (the beach is only a 10 minute walk!)

I acquired my Bachelor of Computer Arts in Florida, and transitioned from the traditional media to a digital one. Learned to use 3d software as well as adobe programs, like After Effects and Photoshop.

Took a job at a video game outsource house. Worked with big and small companies alike. Figuring out solutions and implementing ideas. Learned a great deal from companies like Gearbox, Nickelodeon, EA, 2k, and so many others.
My journey took me through unexpected alleys and amazing venues. I have been a painter, compositor, texture artist, art director, and concept artist.

Today I find myself on a new path, a path of uncertainty and excitement. A path filled with the fear of losing, but also the courage of overcoming. Today I find myself a freelance illustrator.

Which is why I can't get myself to sleep too much anymore, there's much left to do. Read Less
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