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Monday
Jul262010

How-To #4; CECE Promo Card #4

Monday, 1:00 PM

 Lunch was good, lots of leftovers from the Mexican themed party we had over the weekend.

... And I decided to go with Card "A". The main reasons were; even though the action in B was better, the figure looked a bit out of control and didn't quite fit with Shards character. Card A's figure being more in control with a steady stance felt more right. The flow of the chain whip in card A also felt better and less crowded than it is in card B. On top of all that, lately, in honor of Frazetta's passing, I've been meaning to do a piece where the main subject had their back to the camera. (something he did often) Seeing as how I already have pics of shards face I thought this would be a good time to switch things up.

  What I did was take the rough in Photoshop and add it to one of my Trading Card masters that has all the measurements and crop marks all ready worked out. Here I can adjust the piece, move the figure around a bit, adjust the size or whatever. I then turn the dark pencil lines into a very light Blueline drawing and print the whole thing out on good paper. This is where I go at it with some tight pencils and figure out the little details.


I was having a bitch of a time with the dead (Ogre's?) left hand and redrew that thing over and over. I finally broke out the camera and took a ref photo to make it easier on myself. Now that I have it tight enough and to a point where I'm happy with it, I'll move on to the next stage.

Later
WM

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Warren Martineck

Monday
Jul262010

How-To #3; CECE Promo Card #3

Monday, 10:00 am

Ok, all emails are caught up with, some scheduling is fleshed out and on the white board, and I'm back on the promo.
I spent some time going over a few more thumbnails but didn't come up with anything of worth and still hadn't decided which of the 2 I wanted to do. So I did roughs for both to see what I could come up with.


I use a really dull, blunt mechanical pencil lead to do my roughs. So much easier to erase and redraw. I darkened it up in Photoshop so it's easier to see in the post.

 This normally doesn't happen. Usually I do a few thumbnails, hit the one I want, and then it's off to the races. I don't think I can remember having trouble deciding between two different roughs before. But here are the two and I've yet to decide as I like elements of both.

See you in a few..
WM

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Warren Martineck

Monday
Jun142010

Lightning Whip Artwork

 I had a few minutes to get to a couple of pieces from a long list of artwork I've been meaning to get to for awhile. These are pics of a D&D type Battle/Mages' main weapon/staff. It's a chain whip that can be "lit up" with Lightning type spells.

Scorpius

Scorpius, lit up.

Short and sweet.

Later
WM

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Warren Martineck

Friday
Apr022010

Casual Friday #23


 Ok, I actually started this piece awhile ago and had it roughed out and laying on my desk for a few weeks. I'm just starting a cover for the next comic I'm penciling (more on that later) and I thought a little warm up before I started was in order. So out comes this character sketch and I sent the graphite flowing. I spent a bit more time on this than my usual Friday sketch but I just got lost in the picture. Before I knew it, it was a few hours later.
 I'm all warmed up now though. SO that's a good thing.

"Shard"

Later
WM

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Warren Martineck

Friday
Feb262010

Casual Friday #22


  Due to one of those "I just can't get to sleep nights" I had the chance a few days ago to catch Reign Of Fire again on one of the late night movie channels. It had been awhile since I saw it and I remembered just how much I actually liked it and how long it's been since I drew one of my favorite subjects... Dragons. 

  I've been pretty busy lately and I know my mind has needed a break as well as some exercise. So I put the script, comic pages, and commissions aside and went ahead with a long overdue Casual Friday.  

  I've always dreamed of doing a series of drawings or prints with Dragons and this has gotten the ol' juices flowing again. I would love to sit down and really figure out and design what I would think the anatomy and look of what Dragons would be. So I can add this to the list of all the things I want to do and don't have time for. 
  
  I call this one, "Villiage Aflame"



Later
WM


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Warren Martineck