Marco Bucci

Exhibiting | Presenting


Marco Bucci began his career in television animation in 2005. Since then he has gone on to freelance for companies such as Disney, Hasbro, Marvel, and many more. He specializes in concept art and color keys. He has also been a teacher for over 10 years, providing both free lessons on YouTube, as well as premium classes to students of all ages and skill levels.

Participant Schedule

Sunday 10/29 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Using Color: Nature and Beyond!

Room 101-102 | Marco Bucci

Using color well is a two-step process. The first step is unlocking nature's secrets. Through study, we can learn what nature's color recipe is, and how things react under different lighting conditions. The second step is to identify color patterns from our findings, and establish nature's 'cookbook'. With this knowledge in-hand, we have the power to extend it as far as we like. We can mimic natural color, go beyond it, understate it ... whatever we want! In my Lightbox talk, I will reveal critical aspects of how to effectively study nature, the secrets I've learned from it, and how I apply it in my work both broadly and subtly. This will be a semester of art school condensed into a single talk!
Friday 10/27 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Colossal Characters: Live Plein Air Painting

Pasadena City Hall (100 Garfield Ave) | James Gurney, Marco Bucci, Angela Sung x Warrior Painters, Gary Geraths, Michelle Lin

To kick off LightBox Expo 2023, artist and author James Gurney (Dinotopia) and friends present a live 'plein air' painting event in front of the iconic Pasadena City Hall. Equipped with their sketchbooks, 12 professional artists wearing orange caps will lead the art event, where artists will draw or paint on location while imagining a giant character visiting Pasadena. The character can come from animation, movies, video games, or comics. The interaction between the character and Pasadena can be anything from playful to apocalyptic. Any artist is welcome to join! Each participant should bring their own materials, including a toy or figurine for reference. Each participant receives an official button. The mentors include James Gurney, Marco Bucci, Gary Geraths, Angela Sung, Michelle Lin, four concept artists from Blizzard, and more! We hope to see you there!