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)




Entries in Casual Friday (31)


Casual Friday #21

I'm not hating the new look of the Blog, but I need to do some tweeks here and there and add some stuff. Maybe over the weekend.

Now for Friday.
I so didn't have time for this, but I did it anyway. ... and very quickly I might add.
Needless to say, I've got a ton of work, a list of other things I need to get to, and my head is full of all these projects I would love to get to. I'm busting at the seams to get to any of them. Unfortunately, I can only do so much. If I didn't have to sleep...
Any artists or computer guys in my area looking to get taken under a wing?

Anyway, a little "Destroyer" action comin' at ya.


Warren Martineck


Casual Friday #20

I've been humming this tune for the past week

and a half and finally had to do something about it. I looked it up on YouTube and got my fill. Of course, now I've moved from humming to singing the damn thing. So in honor of a most rocking intro to a cartoon and a nod to all the reruns of it that I watched as a kid, I bring you... "Underdog."

They really don't do the "opening song with lyrics" thing much anymore. Does anyone remember Top Cat? Flintstones was another classic.
Anyone got any they have a sweet spot for that I can waste a few more hours looking up?


Warren Martineck


Casual Friday #19

I've been in a Pirate mood lately and I get that warm feeling every couple of months. My bookshelf is littered with history books on the subject along with books on Tall Ships, seafaring, and life and history of the Caribbean. I'd like to think of the studying and delving into all that as one of my few hobbies.
I've even written a few stories about pirates, some short, (one long that I'm still working on) most historically based but usually with a fantasy twist to it, just to keep my own greedy mind content. One of the goals I have is to do a Graphic Novel off one of these stories and really put the time and effort into it to make it something special. "Add all the rigging" so to speak.

I've been thinking of one of these stories lately and decided to do a drawing for today that's loosely based off of it.

So here I present, "Cap'm Blood"


Warren Martineck


Back From A Break, Plus, Casual Friday #18

Where have the posts been? On Vacation with me and the family. It was a long awaited break from work with no Pencil, phone or email contact. Though that might be the last time I do that in this Freelance business.

I've found that it only takes a day or 2 away from drawing to get rusty and I took a whole week off. So, between missing 2 Fridays and being exceptionally rusty and needing something to

warm up on, I decided to dig into some new "old" Cylon badness and add a new posting too.
Starting up cold, I spent more time on this Friday piece than usual, but really needed it. I did a few extra thumbnails to get what I was shooting for.
This was one I originally thought was good, but after looking at it a bit, it wasn't what I was picturing in my head.

*Drawing tip - If your using reference to draw a picture, don't let the reference take over the drawing. Rough it without the reference to get something different and cool, then go back in and touch up details with the reference. Then it becomes your picture, looks accurate, and not like just a copy anyone could have done.
I forgot that when I drew the above pic and redid it with that in mind. I think the final, although not that much different, came out much more interesting.
"Cylon And A Big Gun"
Warren Martineck



Casual Friday #17

Ok, without running a Google check, .. who can name this little fellow?

I was doing a little Hulu search the other day and stumbled on some old episodes of Lost In Space. I used to watch the reruns when I was a kid and enjoyed them thoroughly. So I'm lost in the alien landscape of my childhood when this little space monkey walks across it with that enormous fake head. I didn't notice it when I was 6 but burst out laughing now.

I had to draw him.

Here's my salute to aliens of early SciFi. (not SyFy)

I also promised to mention when I finally get this guy posted on Ebay.


Warren Martineck