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The Call to Ruin by marcel-mercado The Call to Ruin :iconmarcel-mercado:marcel-mercado 299 9 The Compass Never Settles by marcel-mercado The Compass Never Settles :iconmarcel-mercado:marcel-mercado 2,233 44 Be the Moon and Make the Stars Jealous by marcel-mercado Be the Moon and Make the Stars Jealous :iconmarcel-mercado:marcel-mercado 217 7 MarcelMercado LastJedi 03 by marcel-mercado MarcelMercado LastJedi 03 :iconmarcel-mercado:marcel-mercado 16 4 MarcelMercado LastJedi 02 by marcel-mercado MarcelMercado LastJedi 02 :iconmarcel-mercado:marcel-mercado 16 0 MarcelMercado LastJedi 01 by marcel-mercado MarcelMercado LastJedi 01 :iconmarcel-mercado:marcel-mercado 16 0 Purson King of Secrets by marcel-mercado Purson King of Secrets :iconmarcel-mercado:marcel-mercado 167 8 For Glory by marcel-mercado For Glory :iconmarcel-mercado:marcel-mercado 156 3 Dragon Summoner by marcel-mercado Dragon Summoner :iconmarcel-mercado:marcel-mercado 104 4 Snake Handler by marcel-mercado Snake Handler :iconmarcel-mercado:marcel-mercado 173 2 Basking Glow by marcel-mercado Basking Glow :iconmarcel-mercado:marcel-mercado 179 2 Warrior by marcel-mercado Warrior :iconmarcel-mercado:marcel-mercado 104 16 Prince by marcel-mercado Prince :iconmarcel-mercado:marcel-mercado 62 1 War Chief by marcel-mercado War Chief :iconmarcel-mercado:marcel-mercado 32 3 Huntress by marcel-mercado Huntress :iconmarcel-mercado:marcel-mercado 48 3 the Anissa by marcel-mercado the Anissa :iconmarcel-mercado:marcel-mercado 143 7


Brushes by 88grzes Brushes :icon88grzes:88grzes 2,388 139 Temple of Doom by Lord-of-the-slugs Temple of Doom :iconlord-of-the-slugs:Lord-of-the-slugs 1,194 35 Through the Mountains by 88grzes Through the Mountains :icon88grzes:88grzes 3,594 106 Blood of the Dragon by JenZee Blood of the Dragon :iconjenzee:JenZee 8,798 176 Magic The Gathering: Cutthroat Maneuver by Cryptcrawler Magic The Gathering: Cutthroat Maneuver :iconcryptcrawler:Cryptcrawler 1,523 49 sketch sketches sketcharoo by Zedig sketch sketches sketcharoo :iconzedig:Zedig 762 39 Oni by ultracold Oni :iconultracold:ultracold 399 7 Cinderella Castle by takmaj Cinderella Castle :icontakmaj:takmaj 4,848 460 Limbs by Wildweasel339 Limbs :iconwildweasel339:Wildweasel339 2,985 85 Embers by jeffsimpsonkh Embers :iconjeffsimpsonkh:jeffsimpsonkh 4,940 170 Vigilant by jameszapata Vigilant :iconjameszapata:jameszapata 5,473 198 Mercenaries by Real-SonkeS Mercenaries :iconreal-sonkes:Real-SonkeS 4,404 218 Jackie Chan by RToledoMrSnOw Jackie Chan :iconrtoledomrsnow:RToledoMrSnOw 1 0 STAR WARS 80's High School - Han approaches Leia by DenisM79 STAR WARS 80's High School - Han approaches Leia :icondenism79:DenisM79 1,082 36 Dark Journey by sinakasra Dark Journey :iconsinakasra:sinakasra 2,669 94 New Edge by sinakasra New Edge :iconsinakasra:sinakasra 1,935 62




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Marcel Mercado
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States


I want to thank everyone who supported me on this site, you guys are awesome! It means a great deal to me. A lot of you ask me for large poster size prints of my latest image, The Compass never Settles, and I'm happy to oblige:… follow the link and get your copy today!
The Call to Ruin
That memory persists and lingers,
Though I am somber,
When we smelled Yarrow through my fingers,
Plenty of sorrows, dying winters.
Mistress calls, misery's warmonger,
She saunters, beckons her herd of pain
They lumber, hooves mauls my brain dumber,
In bed, I lay slain;
The plague bringer reigns.

This piece was developed during one of the cold spells we had early this year. My sinus was acting up, and feeling miserable. I had been helping my wife study for some microbiology exams, in between I willed myself to put all the feelings and images of disease into this.

Closeup images on my website:…
The Compass Never Settles
Prince of the ocean, in compass,
he placed his total devotion
Prince in motion, a god pompous
he raced to the Arctic Ocean
a prophethood nightmare revealed
he'd die there -he reeled

Sea chaotic, breeds eels monstrous
Toothy gloomy grins they reveal.
Prince myopic, dreams do cost us
They wade underneath, set to meal
true teachings they always repeat
engrave our defeat

Prince in peril, water level
Rises and pounds threatens to drown
Myths several taught a lesson
sinking sailors from their vessels
thinking false, subdue the feral
a coup imperil

Personal piece done out of frustration. 
The frustration of not knowing where my vision guides me. 
The frustration of a confused mind.
The frustration of the upheaval's of life.
Be the Moon and Make the Stars Jealous

Inspiration can hit anywhere. I moved in to a new house, with amazing recessed lighting throughout. Loved the way the shadows cast as I passed the bedroom mirror. Took my camera and snapped some photos. Excited by the pictures I started sketching immediately.

I'm always reading and buying books, they're my biggest weakness. I've dreamt creating a dust jacket size illustration for awhile. With the new sketches of the wishmaster, I turned it into a book cover.

The wishmaster's seduction idea sprung from my desire to push myself. I realize I can do better, I sense I can do amazing things. I pushed to make a piece that others would be jealous of, a piece worthy of inspiration.

MarcelMercado LastJedi 03
These pages are done for fun, they're not part of any official star wars project. First of, I liked Last Jedi. I read an interview where Mark Hamill was frustrated at his character's take on the movie, and it prompted me to create this comic. Mark's frustration would've been a better driving motivation for Luke. The sense that Luke felt his destiny tarnished, where he questioned what good he had done. If this was to be the last Jedi, then the moment needed to be epic.
I was just featured in the June issue of Imagine FX get you're copy today!!
Imagine FX #109 by marcel-mercado


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Skobeloff Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your art - you got such an unique style! Keep up the good work! :heart:
dykroon-chan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018
Happy birthday =)
BluePhoenixDown Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018
Happy Birthday! :party::cake:
DreadLockedCipher Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018  Student General Artist
Happy birthday. :iconcake3dplz:   Party Airborne Hugbirthday cake happy DA B-day :3 Hope your day is awesome. :tip-hat: 
NailZ-sama Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday >w</
MetalHarbinger084 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018
Happy birthday
Gurdim Featured By Owner May 14, 2018
mr Mercado, i wish i could reach a tenth of your artistic skill and creativity, hat's off ^^
tokatun Featured By Owner May 13, 2018
Beautiful images!
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there! :la:

Nice art :wow:  If you're ever looking to share your work with other people, live, you should check out #ThumbHub on dAmn (Did you know we had a chat system!? A lot of people don't :( ) We get a lot of great artists popping in to share their work and it varies from Traditional art, to photography, to poetry :) Also a great place to gain more exposure for your art AND to make some new friends xx

Hope to see you there some time :heart:

jademacalla Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017
Thanks very much for the Watch! :salute:
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