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Tuesday
Jun022009

Star Wars Is To Blame For All This.




I came across this old photo of myself and a good chuckle was had. I'm guessing around 16 yrs old, surrounded by a little hobby I used to have. I was one of those Star Wars nuts. I had all the Star Wars toys, every action figure, trading card, art book, toothbrush and whatever else they made, I owned it and had it displayed. I also started collecting the Star Wars comic title. (1. seed planted)

There was a collectables dealer at a local indoor flea market near my house. He had all the rare and hard to find Star Wars stuff and I spent so much time there that he finally just hired me and put me to work. (He knew he couldn't get rid of me and I took merchandise for payment.)

He and his wife owned a comic shop in town and I eventually started working there as she needed more help. (2. seed watered) I was able to complete my Star wars Comic run and being exposed to all those other comics, I started reading and collecting other titles. (3. seed fertilized)

Before I knew it I was working comic conventions for the shop and meeting all these new people and cool comic artists. One con in particular, we were set up right next to Mike Zeck. I got to talk with him all day about his job and whatever else. Really nice guy and I came to realize that comics could be a viable career. (4. seed growth) Which was good because I was also one of those kids that had no idea what I wanted to do with my life.
After awhile, I quit the comic shop, (and eventually quit my next job at McDonalds) and ventured off to cartooning school.

Thats how it all started.
in a really tight pair of jeans....

Any and all comments on the picture are welcome.

Later
WM


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Warren Martineck

Friday
May292009

Casual Friday #10



Welcome to Friday.
It's always a good thing.

I've started going through the suggestions for Casual Fridays from a few posts ago. Looking forward to hitting some of them, but one email just said, "Something with a gun."

So, by request, here's "Something with a gun", (aka "The Black Widow")







There's a Rum & Coke for me out there somewhere. Must go find it now.

Later
WM




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Warren Martineck

Friday
May152009

Casual Friday #8



Today kinda snuck up on me. I've been trying to catch
up on a lot of things in the studio, and out, that I've been putting off for the last month or 2. This week ripped by and if it wasn't for an email I got today mentioning my Casual Fridays, I would have completely forgotten.
But I sat down after dinner, pulled out my portable drawing board, hit the couch, and started working out a wispy sort of spectral figure.
So, here is The Spectre. I've always liked this character, he's really cool to draw and in my head I came up with about 13 different ways or scenes I would liked to have drawn him in. But this "screaming out of the mist" was the first one I went for.

Not that I have a shortage of characters I would like to draw, but feel free to comment on characters or ships or whatever you might want to see me draw. I realize CF's are meant for things I want to draw, but you never know...

Later
WM




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Warren Martineck

Friday
May012009

Casual Friday #6





Hey look at this, I was able to sneak in a Casual Friday image after all. I'm cheating a little as this image of Wolverine, that I drew this morning, was going to be for a 2-piece Wolverine sketch card puzzle that I was planning on doing up for the X-men set I'm currently trying to finish. You can even see the tick marks where the cards would meet in the middle. I was hoping to do a bunch of these for the set but got a little carried away with the detail and realized there was no way I was doing all that a bunch of times over for just sketch cards.
So, here it is as just an art piece.

Enjoy

Later
WM



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Warren Martineck

Friday
Apr032009

Casual Friday #5


ELRIC


Ok, I've finally found a flaw on drawing anything I want. One key aspect about Fridays is that I'm only setting aside a short amount of time to do these drawings so I don't get behind on work. So, I get all excited like; "yes, I'm gonna draw Elric today and it's gonna be totally badass, yadda yadda." I sit down and would normally do a bunch of sketches to find what I think Elric should look like and keep doing designs till I get it right. But I don't have time for that and need to be happy with what comes out the first time around and that's not easy for me. Classic artist faults, "It ain't right till it's right!". (Yes, I'm probably a bitch to live with, too.)

Anyway, enough ranting.
This Elric was fun, but with this head shot, now I'm wondering what Stormbringer would look like. Maybe next time.

Later
WM