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Ghia Marie Mercado | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Oct 2, 2014

Ghia Marie Mercado

Illustrator and Comic Artist
   United States
  |   Oakland, CA

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $16

Offering affordable and great-looking illustration work with a flair for storytelling!

FOR MY DESIGN AND VISUAL DEVELOPMENT PORTFOLIO, SEE HERE: http://www.coroflot.com/ghiamercado/Visual-Development-Portfolio

Having done commissions work for 7 years and counting, I'm hoping to bring my skills in traditional and digital art to new projects. Adept at digital painting and digital illustration, with a professional understanding of Photoshop and Illustrator. But of course, that all started with a pencil, and being a skilled cartoonist, I still...

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Portfolio

Digital Illustration commissioned for a story
An attempt at illustrating in a more Art Nouveau style.
Digital painting of an original character made for a game screen
Fan Illustration for Monsters Inc.
Fan Illustration of Monsters University
An illustration for John Lennon's Birthday
Loose painting style illustration/comic
Digitally inked illustration commissioned for an original story
Colored character art illustration commissioned for a private game
Costume and design concepts of the main character, for an original story
Page 1 of a Short Comic made to help showcase a playwright's script
Page 3 of a short comic used to showcase a playwright's script
Page 1 of a short comic made to pitch an original story
Page 3 of a short comic made to pitch an original story
Pages from a short comic made for an original story
Bust sketch of Bofur from The Hobbit
Digital painting of an original character made as a gift
Digital painting commissioned to commemorate Towel Day

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Service Description

As an illustrator, I strive to bring art, creativity, and storytelling in all that I do.

Born in the Philippines, raised in Japan, and currently residing just an hour or so away from one of the creative capitals of the world. I am a California-based artist who has seen a little bit more than your average bear just growing up. I decided long ago that storytelling and imagination would always be a big part of my life, drawing and writing extensively since childhood.

I've been illustrating posters, private artwork, comics, and books illustrations for others for almost 8 years and counting. I have a strong comic and cartoon art style, an ability to capture scenes, and I have been recognized for my achievement and abilities in digital illustration by my university and outside competitions.

Since college, I have worked with award-winning comic artists and have made a living doing art for the mobile game industry.

I always strive to give my customers the best of my abilities!

My skills include:

Cartoons/Comics
Character Art
Sequential Art
Digital Illustration

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Employment

Paul Ramon Martinez
Comic Art Assistant
2012 - 2012
Preparing Comic Pages for Print Assisting in product shipping and conventions
Freelance Artist
Artist
2006 - 2012
Cover and Inside Illustrations for Johnny Mustang: The Adventure Begins (2012) Concept Designs, Storyboarding, and Illustrations for HomeRow Productions T-shirt and Logo Design Private...
Elite Theater Company
Set Decorator
2011 - 2011
Set Decoration Additional Art Design Set Painting
High Street Theater Company Youth Workshop
Assistant
2009 - 2009
Set design Background artist Logo Design

Education

California State University Channel Islands
Bachelors in Studio Art
2008 - 2012
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Illustration
Comics
Graphic Novels
Cartoon
Childrens Books
Sequential art
digital art
painting
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