Updated Commissions List

This list updated as commissions are finished.  

*) *Next piece scheduled tentatively for after January 8  

1) JJ - PSC - Spiderman (Color)

2) VP - PSC - Shiva (Color)

3) JS - 8.5x11 (Color) D&D  character Head shot

4) F - Silver Surfer (FF card) Color 

5) JS - D&D Head shot (Color)

6) EV - D&D Dwarven tomb scene (color)

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JLA Artist's Proof Sketch Cards / A Call For Subject Matter

JLA Artist's Proof Sketch Cards
I thought I would post some Artists proof Sketch Cards I did from the recently released Justice League Archives set. For those of you that don't know what an Artist Proof card is, heres a brief explanation. 
Many card companies now give to their sketch card artists a type of bonus in the form of either a "returned card" or "Artist's Proof' card. A returned card is a finished sketch card from a set, returned to the artist so they can sell, keep, or do whatever with it. An Artist's Proof card is a separate blank card with special printing or with "Artist's Proof" printed on the back, given to the artist so they can sell, keep, or do whatever with it. It being blank, the artist can draw whatever he wants on it or be commissioned to do a specific subject. Though they usually have to be approved by the company before being sold. 

Here are a few JLA Artist's Proof cards I've done recently. The first is of a certain GL Guy Gardner mistakingly blocking the path of an enraged Big Barda. Not a good idea.

The second is one of the few puzzle AP's I've ever done of some of the members of the JLA and the JSA attacking one of their favorite villains, Starro. 

These JLA Artist's proofs don't have any special printing on them, we were just given regular blanks.
I do have a few AP's still available if anyone would be interested, just contact me. 

Pathetic Call For Direction
   I've been a busy boy lately with a few commissions kicking around and penciling a fully rendered comic. When I get deep into work like I am now and it becomes a slow news time, I sometimes find I have very little imagination for other things... like what to post on my Blog. Seriously, (pointing to head) there's nothing going on up here! I do so much better when asked a direct question or whatever. 

 I know Casual Friday was a favorite among many of you, but until I get back on or ahead of schedule, I've put that on hold for a bit. 
So, if there is anything any of you guys would be interested in me talking about, posting, things you'd rather be reading about here, artwork, how to's,  my take on life, whatever. Let me know here, or email me.  



Warren Martineck

Reader Comments (2)

Ideas? How about showing some of your older artwork & talk about what you'd do differently (such as you did in an older Casual Friday). Maybe write about some of your favorite (or challenging) commissions or jobs & why. Type up some of the strangest questions you've gotten via email or at cons. Start a new FAQ. Some artists have made some videos showing the progress of a piece from start to finish (some of those are in real-time & some are time-lapsed).

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

Thanks D, and thanks to those that emailed me. Lots of great ideas and now I just need to find time to execute them.

February 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWARREN MARTINECK

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