Friday, 31 January 2014

GOODBYE BLOGGER...

It has been a hell of a ride, but now I've moved my website elsewhere , and a brand new blog comes with the deal.
If you want to see up-to-date stuff, dear visitor, follow the link and enjoy your visit:

http://www.macalabs.com/

http://www.macalabs.com/blog/


I will keep this blogger page as an old archive and as a tribute to my artistic path as long as the people at Google won't kick me out.
Have fun.
MaCa




Marco Caradonna
Concept Artist
http://www.macalabs.com/

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Daily Spitpaint : Napalm Fight

Here you go my second contribution for this amazing  FB group.
Everyday a bunch of themes is chosen, so you have just to pick your favourite and do something within the 30 min. limit.
No photos allowed, just custom brushes.
The group is filled with neophytes and pros alike, and it's really really inspiring.
Anyway, I've done this for the " Napalm Fight" theme.
|Enjoy!














Marco Caradonna
Concept Art & Illustration
http://marcocaradonna.com/

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Lunch Speedpaint_FREESTYLE

Something I did today with no real brief nor direction, just to have fun.
I used a couple of shots I've taken in Cornwall( Tintagel ) for the foreground's texture.
And this one is the first piece in a while that I made just with homemade brushes, for a change:P
BLAU!


P.S.
thanks Chucho and Daniele for support and feedback!
M




















Marco Caradonna
Concept Art & Illustration
http://marcocaradonna.com/

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Lunch Speedpaint_CANNIBAL

Following Ricardo's example (awesome!!) I post my effort for the Lunch Speedpaint session,couple of days ago: topic was " CANNIBAL".
I've always admired self-sufficiency...




















Marco Caradonna
Concept Art & Illustration
http://marcocaradonna.com/

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Monday, 19 August 2013

Sunday, 4 August 2013

SUBSTRATA : NEKTRIUS RODALOS the Pink Shaman

Finally completed this little pink bastard.
If you don't remember this is Substrata.
And this is my submission, now fingers crossed :P














Marco Caradonna
Concept Art & Illustration
 http://marcocaradonna.com/

Monday, 1 July 2013

J!NX Contest: Design your own World of Tanks T-shirt!

As the title suggest, this is the work I did for the aforementioned contest.
I love playing World of Tanks and I have been thinking to design a t-shirt for a bit now, so I thought what the heck,  let's give this thing a go!!
Having in mind WW2 Soviet Union propaganda posters, a limited colour palette  and the semplicity of the movies' poster designer Saul Bass as main references, I tried to convey all of these qualities in one design.
For you out there who don't know anything about WW2 tanks,  this is a simplified, graphic  version of a T34- 85, a legendary russian tank (one fo the contest' requirements was to use a tank from the WOT universe).
It has been really  fun ( especially considering that this is quite out of my comfort zone ) so, even if I've  infringed all the design principles at once, and made a fool of myself in the eyes of any decent graphic designer, ladies and gentlemen without further ado, the design themselves:


 © J!NX

This last pic is an alternative version I did just for fun and that I'm planning to print myself unless my design wins the contest( in that case all the image's rights are transfered permanently to J!NX)
The font used is called Kremlin, made by the talented Vic Fieger, and , at the best of my knowledge, it's freeware ( I've just found out it has been used for  Hawken as well!:P).
I will probably ask you to vote for my design later on, if it passes the first selection, but for  now have a good night chaps.
M

Marco Caradonna
Concept Art & Illustration
http://marcocaradonna.com/