Marc Martin is an illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. Working with watercolour, textas, ink, pencil, scanned textures and computer, Marc’s work is a world of dense colour, rich textures and the odd scribble. He draws inspiration from his surroundings, nature, travel, and the city he lives in. He has worked for clients such as Monocle, Wired, The Financial Review, Capital magazine, The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and various festivals and publishers. He is also the author and illustrator of three books, Silent Observer (Erm Books, 2011), A Forest (Penguin Books, 2012), and The Curious Explorers Guide to Exotic Animals A-Z (Penguin Books, 2013).
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What's the most important object in your studio?
Ping pong table - I'm perfecting my backhand.
Paper or Plastic?
Plaper. I mean Paptic.
If you could resurrect one no longer living person to have lunch with, knowing you will have to return them to the grave right after coffee, who would it be?
Charley Harper, but I'm not keen on digging his grave.
Preferred method of dealing with an encounter with an acquaintance whose name you can't remember.
Hope like hell they forget your name first. Otherwise, re-introduce myself as MORC and see how they react.
Favourite client so far?
Next Wave Festival
Favourite imaginary client?
A talking Walrus
How does your mother describe your profession?
I'll have to ask her...
Coffee or tea?
Coffee in the morning, tea in the evening. That's the rules.
What's your earliest drawing memory?
In kindergarten, a teaching telling me that the sky goes all the way down to the ground and isn't just a blue strip at the top of the page.
How do you prefer to spend your mornings?
With a slow bike ride into the studio, enjoying the morning sun.
All images contain invisible and trackable digital watermarks.
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