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Visual Development with Marc Gabbana Vol. 1

Vol. 1 Traditional Techniques - Conceptualizing the TribalBot


In this series, Marc Gabbana walks you through his process as he creates the TribalBot, a forest dwelling robotic vehicle. In this first volume, he begins with 2D orthographic and perspective drawings and walks you through his artistic process, as he develops them into more realized and finished images. Working with traditional medium such as pencil, pen and marker, he shows you how he bring his ideas to life. He covers some shading and perspective concepts, steps which are necessary to make the work appear more realistic. Marc combines his passions for drawing, perspective and industrial design and stresses exploration of shapes and forms to create never before seen walking vehicles of all sorts. The final image is a fully detailed pen drawing of the TribalBot.

Duration: 2h 52m

Format: HD 1280x720

Marc Gabbana

Freelance Concept Artist

Marc has been working in the film, advertising, game and publishing industries for the past 20 years. He attended Lawrence Institute of Technology, where he studied architecture before graduating from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit in 1990. Having worked with Lucas, Spielberg, the Wachowskis and Zemeckis, Marc's film credits include Star Wars: The Phantom Menace & Attack of the Clones, Matrix Reloaded & Revolutions, Polar Express, War of the Worlds, Jimmy Neutron-Boy Genius, 8 Mile, Hellboy and IMAX's first all CG 3D movie Cyberworld where he worked as Production Designer. Recent movies include Beowulf, Monster House and Disney's A Christmas Carol where he was Art Director. Recent game titles include BioShock 2 and Iron Man 2. Marc continues to create images both traditionally and digitally with an emphasis on architectural, vehicle, creature, character and environmental design; works that reflect his own unique vision. His creative passion is to bring to life the myriad of creatures and monsters crawling around in his head.

  • "I met Marc the first time when my partner, Roger Servick and I were invited to Skywalker ranch for brunch. Marc was part of the amazing group who had just finished work on George Lucas' Episode Two. Looking at Marc's drawing skill, his technique and his enthusiasm for design and image creation I had no doubt he would continue on an ascending professional career. He stopped by our house in Hollywood on his way back to his then residence in Windsor, Ontario, Canada where I had more time to appreciate his creative skill. Now, years later I have the enjoyable opportunity to again reiterate my original assessment of his creative expertise, Marc has an ongoing bright future as a premiere creative talent. I wish him only the best and look forward to many years of enjoying his work. "

    - Syd Mead
    Concept Designer