Filipino artists were among the select few whose works were handpicked by the team behind the upcoming movie “Venom”.
Talenthouse, an art networking site, announced yesterday, Sept. 19 that 10 artworks were handpicked from 3,600 submissions by the “Venom” team and star Tom Hardy himself under the Selected Artists category.
Among the artists were four Filipinos, namely Harrison Espina from Butuan City, Jeuz Sumangil from Davao City, Dren Rivera from Pasay City and Christian Brian Gomez from Mabalacat City, Pampanga.
“A moment where Eddie Brock/Venom faces his enemy Carlton Drake/Riot who is also bound to an alien symbiote. A city background which forms Venom’s face,” Espina described his work.
“I’ve illustrated Venom in a minimal way (a shadow), as a metaphor of what he is, something like very dark (person’s dark side), aggressive, villainous, character,” Sumangil explained of his concept.
Dren Rivera illustrated a profile of Venom with the symbiote shooting out from around the borders and the words “We are Venom” at the center.
Gomez created a clever minimalist piece with a yellow background, seemingly conceptualized after a playing card.
Talenthouse compiled their own list of artists, choosing 15 works which included four Filipinos: Don Suratos, JB Villafuerte from Guimaras, Marthin Anthony Millado from General Santos City and John Becaro.
Suratos’ art was done with Clip Studio Paint and features a clash between Venom and Riot.
“Been a fan of Spider-man, Venom and Carnage since a child so I made this art based on these iconic features of Venom based on [the] movie and the comics,” said Villafuerte, who took two weeks to create the digital vector art.
Millado’s work features a profile of Venom with Eddie’s head inside in sleek colors.
“Venom versus Riot. Inspired from the trailer. Depicting them in battle while the symbiote hosts are exposed. Instead of just simply shattering the symbiotes, I conceptualized them forming as mini symbiotes, just like antibodies,” said Becaro of his vibrant art.
A complete list of the chosen artworks can be seen on Talenthouse’s website. JB