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Ride Like A Girl
Just a fun T-shirt design to cheer up a friend recovering in hospital. Also a good excuse to really practice on the Wacom.
The Penance, page 11
Splash page on a graphic novel I'm drawing in collaboration with an independent filmmaker, set in a near-future India. 
Motorcycles PSA
I've been riding a motorcycle for about six years now, and it really is an addiction :D 

This was meant for a T-shirt design that never saw the light of day. Pulled it out of the archives and dusted it off, and had a blast coloring it in. 

Drawn with markers on sketch paper, colored and lettered in Photoshop, nothing fancy. Just simple fun.
Taj Mahal
Cover art for an upcoming non-fiction graphic novel about the construction of the Taj Mahal. I was commissioned to create the cover only.

The challenge was coming up with a fresh take. Everyone knows the story, and the monument is instantly recognizable. So I focused more on King Shah Jahan and the idea that the Taj Mahal is really a monument to his grief more than anything else, in that it was born from the pain of her absence, not her presence.

Not sure how clear that idea is. But the assignment was both challenging and fun.

The Taj Mahal was drawn by hand on a lightbox on Copic Marker paper and a set of Staedtler fine pens, using a printed out photo as a guide. The king and "cut-out" queen were drawn separately and the images merged quickly on Photoshop.

The grays were added for my own satisfaction, as the final cover will be colored by the company's own in-house artists for print.

What I can't wait for now is the final, finished, published graphic novel to hit the stands and I get to hold one in my hands. There's no guarantee that I won't pee my pants in joy and pass out when that happens.
So I'm getting back into art after a decade.

It's a long, boring and very ugly story. The short version is that I idiotically dumped everything, moved to the opposite side of the planet with almost no possessions, and immediately ruined my art career before it even began. D'oh! I'm not sure what I was thinking, honestly.

But now, I'm at a place where I might just be able to salvage it and start again. Or something.

If nothing else, I'm hoping that I'll at least get back to having fun drawing, which is really the most important thing for any artist. If you don't really love it, then you could be super successful and earning a fortune, and it will still feel like a shitty job that you hate. 

Right now I'm uploading old art, but hopefully I will start uploading new work on a regular basis. I'm hoping that DeviantArt will be a tool to keep me drawing regularly and getting feedback from fellow artists. And by drawing, I mean specifically my own work: I'm already drawing semi-professionally, doing storyboards / art for an independent Indian horror movie (a sample page is posted in my gallery). It's a fun project and it's especially awesome that it's actually paying; but I also want to get back to drawing stuff I really want to draw, and hopefully by next year, a graphic novel. 

Meanwhile, sleep sounds like a good idea.

Thank you for reading this and/or visiting my gallery. 

- Marcus


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Marcus Santiago
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I'm a comic book artist and illustrator, graduate of the Joe Kubert School (year 2000) and this is basically my online portfolio. Thanks for dropping by :)


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