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01-09-2014, 01:13 AM
Originally posted on 01-09-2014 02:01 AM at koboldquarterly.com (http://www.koboldquarterly.com)

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In his continuing adventures with Deep Magic artists, our artistic maven Marc Radle recently contacted Marcel Mercado, an illustrator in Atlanta, GA. Prior to becoming a freelance illustrator, he was working in the video game industry. He has 8 years of experience in that industry, where he worked with amazing teams like Gearbox, Nickelodeon, EA, and many more. Come find out more about Marcel in this artist profile. When did you decide to become an illustrator, and why did you make this choice?
It’s now two years since I’ve been on my own. I’ve always been involved with the arts in one way or another. I’ve been an art director, concept artist, texture artist. I chose illustration because it allowed me to do art with less technical restrictions.
Please tell us a little about your work style and technique.
All my professional work is digital, since it allows me to be fast and it allows me to keep costs down. As far as style goes, that’s tough. I have a lot of influences; I try to hide and incorporate them as best as I can. I like keeping things loose and only refining some key areas.
What is your favorite piece you did for Deep Magic . . . and why?
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I want to point out that I had a lot of fun with this project. I want to thank Marc and Wolfgang for making me a part of it!
Watch for the release of Deep Magic soonóweíll have more blog articles about this extremely magical project in coming days!

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