At an early age, Marc Allante”s family encouraged him to doodle and draw. He was only two years-old when he first attempted to recreate his grandparents” images on paper. Then, he worked for 25 years to develop his passion and create something truly wonderful. His development, from toddler to teen to adult, is amazing to see.
Age 2: Marc began drawing pictures of his Oma and Opa (grandparents).
Age 3: Then, he began attempting drawing animals in the world around him, like bats, rabbits and fish.
Age 4: Of course, Marc couldn”t resist trying his hand at the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Age 5: Marc already knew he wanted to be an artist at age 5… and was dead set against some other professions.
Age 6: Once again, Marc focused on drawing the world around him.
Age 7: But, like any little boy, at some point he got distracted by dinosaurs.
Age 8: Around this age, his drawings began to literally take shape.
Age 9: It was easy to see what he was drawing – and he was getting pretty darn good, too.
Age 10: He went through a National Geographic phase, creating impressive and colorful photo reproductions.
Age 11: He also hit the mystical dragon and Chinese mythology phase we all seem to go through.
Age 13: Then, something magical happened. Marc began realizing it was just as important to know what was on the inside of what he was drawing.
Age 14: He dreamed of one day designing characters for Blizzard.
Age 15: Once he hit high school, Marc also began attempting (and succeeding) at making photo-realistic drawings.
Age 16: He began attempting creating even more human-like faces…
Age 17 & 18: Until, suddenly, his passions took a turn for the surreal. The works were just as detailed, but less about drawing what he saw in this world.
The details of these surrealistic drawings were just as mind-blowing as the photo-realistic.
Age 19: Then, Marc began to hone in his skills and simplify his drawings.
Age 20: This is where his tastes and creativity began to really shine.
Age 22: Even though he began drawing less, the ink drawings seemed to SAY more.
Age 23: Marc began dabbling with other mediums as well, such as oil painting on canvas.
Age 25: He began to truly see who he was as an artist.
Age 25: His most recent painting truly shows who he is and how much talent he has, but he will keep growing throughout the years.
See more of his artwork at MarcAllante.com.