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Visual Development with Marc Gabbana Vol. 2

Digital Rendering - Finalizing the TribalBot


In this series, Marc Gabbana walks you through his visual development process as he creates the TribalBot, a forest dwelling robotic vehicle. In this second volume, he begins by adding tone to his pen drawings using Adobe Photoshop. Marc demonstrates how to work with values and shading, and he shares his methodology for layer management. He also shows you which custom brushes he uses as he adds dimension to his designs. Through his gray scale paintings, Marc emphasizes how value, composition and lighting are all integral for creating drama and mood in a scene. Lastly, he shows you how to combine various tone images to create new and unexpected lighting scenarios. The final image is a fully painted TribalBot ready to pounce off the screen.

Duration: 3h 25m

Format: SD 1024x768

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