SPECTRUM 15 ...get set...
"Embyonix" is the title of the digital painting Marc created exclusively for this year's poster. "Marc kicked around several different ideas," notes Spectrum Director Cathy Fenner, "but we pretty much gave him carte blanche to create the type of poster he wanted. His biomechanical Yin/Yang is an arresting and memorable digital painting that we think will excite other artists—which is what the Call For Entries poster is all about. We greatly appreciate Marc taking the time from his busy schedule to create this great image for us."
Artists and art directors interested in receiving a poster in October (and who might not already be on our mailing list) can drop us their address via email. The jury for Spectrum 15 will consist of Daren Bader, Frank Cho, Dave Dorman, Gregory Manchess, and Yuko Shimizu.
Marc Gabbana has created a wide variety of popular illustrations for numerous clients and advertising campaigns (and was profiled in the first issue of Illustration '05 magazine), but is perhaps best known for his concept art and film design. His movie credits include Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius, 8 Mile, Hellboy and IMAX's first all CG 3D movie Cyberworld, where he worked as the Production Designer. He also worked as illustrator and concept designer on the Wachowski brothers' sequels, Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions, which were immediately followed by The Polar Express, directed by Robert Zemeckis with Doug Chiang's design team. Marc's most recent projects include creating art for Monster House (directed by Gil Kenan), Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds, and Zemeckis¹ all-CG motion picture Beowulf, scheduled for release on November 16.
For more information about Marc visit his website here.
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