Wacom Artist Spotlight - Caricature Artist Malcolm Rebello
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This month Wacom features Malcolm Rebello, a Goa based very talented illustrator and a caricature artist.
“Born and brought up in India’s smallest state, Goa. I've graduated from Goa College of Art, specializing in Illustration, holder of ‘Historian Vinayak Narayan Dhume memorial award’ and a merit gold medal for illustration in 2013. I was a part of a team of caricature artists to make caricatures of Goan ‘Tiatr’ actors & singers for International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in 2012. Won state level poster competition in 2008. Got featured in POOL magazine (2016), The Goan Newspaper (2015), The Goan weekly (2013). I was a part of a team of designers for Taxi Fabric, Mumbai (2016). I was a part of 3 professional group exhibitions. Co-founded an online Design store for Goa called icescrewd.com in 2015, where t-shirts, badges, lamp shades, vinyl and framed caricatures are up for sale.
I have been freelancing for people, organizations, design labels, event companies for more than 10 years and currently working for Cognizant Technology Solutions, Pune. I have been experimenting in both Digital and Traditional hand drawn media. To name a few of my ongoing self funded projects are:'Book of spells' Its a series of hand painted surreal artworks. 'Spiral Diary of Faces' is a series of pencil caricatures done of the people around me. I'm mostly known for my Digital caricatures, and my works are bought by many known faces, including Sanjay Dutt (Bollywood Celebrity).
Other than art, I keep my self preoccupied playing for an Indie-pop band in Pune.My Father bought me a Wacom Bamboo tablet in 2011 and since then I have been experimenting digitally, doing caricatures, posters, doodles, animations etc. It gave me extreme freedom to get the traditional drawing feel on a digital platform and I use it till date. I use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After effects, Premier, Flash.
I have tried Wacom Intuos and Cintiq 27" and its amazing to see the endless possibilities in digital art. My honest observation is that the only thing that makes professionals go for a different brand is because Wacom Tablet price ranges are on the costlier side than their competitors, but as far as quality and trust is concerned Wacom is right on top, and is used by almost every art professional.”