Marcos Mateu Mestre Visual Development Artist DreamWorks
CTN is proud to announce the appearance of visual development artist currently working at Dreamworks Animations, Marcos Mateu Mestre. Marcos will be participating in booksignings, conversations with creators and panel sessions and will be available all weekend to connect with.
Spanish born Marcos Mateu Mestre is a visual development concept artist as well as a traditional animation layout artist and graphic novel artist whose contributions can be seen in titles such as ‘Balto’, ‘The Prince of Egypt’, ‘Asterix and the Vikings’ and ‘Surf’s Up’ amongst others.
With extensive experience that equals twenty plus years in feature animation, Marcos has mainly been working for DreamWorks Animation Studios and Sony Pictures Animation. He has also been teaching drawing, illustration and visual storytelling techniques for twelve years. His works as a film maker have mostly included both the design and cinematic aspects of film, taking care of frame composition, lighting and visual continuity of many key sequences in some major productions. He is the author of “Framed Ink” and “Trail of Steel: 1441 A.D.”
“Designing characters has always been just a part of my work since I got started with comic books, meaning I had to attend to all aspects of the story, not just designing the character visually but also from the psychological point of view, plus locations, color, mood etc., which I find particularly interesting of this artform as you need to be aware of everything all the time.” ~Marcos Mateu
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