Venom Star Tom Hardy Handpicked the Fan Art of These Pinoy Artists

They're the finalists out of 3,600 entries from around the world.

(SPOT.ph) There's no doubt that Pinoy fans love superhero movies and that their artistic talent is at par with people from around the world. And if you need any more proof, look no further than the seven Pinoy artists who were chosen as finalists for a fan art contest held for Venom, the latest superhero film starring Tom Hardy as the titular anti-hero.

The Venom Team, led by Hardy himself, collaborated with online creative community Talenthouse for the contest. They led the search for works of art made by the character's biggest fans and ended up with over 3,600 submissions from different countries. In the end, the work of three Pinoy artists were chosen by the Venom Team, namely Harrison Espina, Jeuz Sumangil, and Christian Brian Gomez. Meanwhile, Talenthouse picked the works of four Pinoy artists, namely Don Suratos, JB Villafuerte, Marthin Anthony Millado, and John Becaro. The seven Pinoy artists are part of the shortlist for the final winner of the contest. Take a look at their work:

ILLUSTRATOR Harrison Espinosa

ILLUSTRATOR Jeuz Sumangil
ILLUSTRATOR Christian Brian Gomez
ILLUSTRATOR Don Suratos
ILLUSTRATOR JB Villafuerte
PHOTO BY Marthin Anthony Millado
ILLUSTRATOR John Becaro

According to Talenthouse's website, the winning artwork "will potentially be featured across the film's marketing campaign." Five artworks will be selected and the artists will receive U.S. $2,000 (roughly P108,000) for each winning piece that they made. There's no word yet on when the final winners will be announced.

In Venom, Hardy plays Eddie Brock, a journalist trying to turn his career around by investigating the mysterious leader of the Life Foundation, Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed). While researching one of the foundation's experiments for his story, he comes across the alien Venom who then merges with his body and gives him supernatural—not to mention dangerous—abilities.

Venom premieres in Philippine cinemas on October 4.

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