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Monday
Jul262010

How-To #2, CECE Promo Card #2

 Monday morning; 5:30.
 Seeing as how I need to send out the finished artwork for the promo card this week, I needed to stop what I was working on and jump on this. As I mentioned in the previous CECE post, I'm going to post the process from start to finish and try to do it in real time.
  I've been thinking about the subject of the card for most of the weekend (while finishing up other work and doing all those weekend family functions) and wracking my brain about the what to draw.  
Then I noticed that Larry Elmore is going to be at the show and I got all excited and had flashbacks of my old D&D days. It was a time when I was seriously getting into art, planning on going to art school, and was visually absorbing any cool artwork like a sponge. There was a book I picked up of the Art Of Advanced  Dungeons & Dragons and I couldn't put it down. It was 120+ pages with 5 main artists work and a dozen or so other artists contributions. Larry was one of the artists and one of my favorites. His snow scenes were amazing.
  So, in honor and with a juiced renew for some fantasy, I thought I'd do a fantasy based card. Which works well because I have been developing a character on those lines (Shard) and most of the thought process and work is already done. You can see a bit of that development here in my Lightning Whip post.

I got up this morning about 4 am (not by choice) and couldn't wait to get down to the studio to start and work out some of the images I had in my head. So I did some thumbnails and I think, or I thought, I got what I needed as you can see from the scan. I was going to go with the bottom right image, the last one I drew, of Shard facing towards the camera with destruction and dead giants or Firbolgs behind him.
 Then I went back over the lower lower left image (of Shard facing the destruction) with some blue line, to help show what I drew, just for the blog. I knew what it looked like but I'm sure it would just look like scribbles to somebody else and thought this would make it easier for everyone to see it better. In doing so, I realized I liked the look of that one too, and maybe even more than the one I decided on.

 So I'm off for some caffeine and breakfast and to think about, again, which one to do.

Later
WM

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Warren Martineck

Saturday
May012010

Marvel 70th Artist's Proofs Pre-Order Open (Updated 5/10)

I've received word on how many Artist's Proofs I will be getting for the Marvel 70th Anniversary set and I am taking pre-orders now and filling up the slots. I'll be getting more than usual so there's more slots open and the price will be more reasonable than past sets and is as follows:
(These prices are for full color, just pencils or inks would be cheaper)

Base cost, 1 character: $225
Each additional character: +$20
Puzzle Cards: +$20 for each card.
Other special requests negotiable.

You can contact me directly at artwork@warrenmartineck.com to ask any questions or to reserve your spot while they're available.

I should be getting these within the next week or so and would start on the list shortly thereafter.

Whatever you order for a subject on your AP, know that the only requirement is that the card will have a corresponding year on it as I did on all the regular cards in the set. You can go here to this posting where i have them posted to see more details.

Thanks

Later
WM

UPDATE 5/3: Slots filled quick over the weekend, only a few left. 
UPDATE 5/4: All slots are now filled, thanks everyone!
UPDATE 5/6: I have a new open slot as of today! Get it while it's open!
UPDATE 5/10: Again... All slots are now filled, thanks everyone!
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Warren Martineck

Monday
Apr122010

Marvel 70th Anniversary Card Set Release


The Marvel 70th Anniversary Card set is being released this Wednesday 4/14/10. Along with a few samples here in this post, and eventually in my comicspace galleries, I've exclusively posted scans of all my sketchcards over at the Scoundral Art Forum in the Martineck Marvel Retrospective thread.


 These cards will be released as the 6-case incentives.  Each card depicts origins, first issues, characters, scenes, monumental issues, or moments historically important or relevant for each of Marvels 70 years. I only did 150 cards so it wasn't easy narrowing down all that could have been done and a few things or characters had to be passed over. "Whata ya gonna do." As you can see each card is dated and in full color. 




Also, there are a few puzzle cards slipped in here and there in the set, but with the dating format, it was pretty difficult. Here's one:





Later
WM


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Warren Martineck

Sunday
Nov152009

Justice League of America Archive Set Released.




The Justice league of America Card set has now been released and here's some of the pics and info I promised.
 I did 200 full color sketches for the set and I have posted all of them here in a ComicSpace Gallery. I've thrown a few pics here and there to keep you busy. For more info on the set itself, you can go to Rittenhouse's JLA Web page.
For all those that need a checklist of my cards:
AMAZO 4
AQUAMAN 8
THE ATOM 8
BATMAN 14
BLACK CANARY 11
BLACK LIGHTNING 1
DARKSEID 2
DESPERO 4
DR. FATE 1
DR. LIGHT 2
ECLIPSO 2
ELONGATED MAN 4
FIRESTORM 3
THE FLASH 9
GREEN ARROW 10
GREEN LANTERN 12
HAWKGIRL 11
HAWKMAN 12
JOHNNY THUNDER 1
KANJAR RO 1
THE KEY 2
MARTIAN MANHUNTER 9
RED ARROW 3
RED TORNADO 4
STARRO 5
SUPERMAN 9
VIXEN 3
WONDER WOMAN 10
ZATANNA 8
JLA TEAM CARD A 9
JLA TEAM CARD B 9
JLA TEAM CARD C 9

These JLA Team cards make up a 3 card puzzle in which I did enough of each to make it much more possible to complete a set. More on this and a special offer in the next post.

Later
WM



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Warren Martineck

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Wednesday
Jul082009

X-Men Archives Trading Card Set




The X-Men Card set has now been released.
I was able to do about 150 full color sketches for the set and I was overall pretty happy with the way they came out. This set was right on the heels of the JLA card set in my working schedule (although that ones not out yet) so I was loose, very warmed up, and ready to try some new techniques. I have all the cards posted here at my X-MEN COMIC SPACE GALLERY. In addition to the classic style, you'll be able to see painted cards and other various themed cards.
I also teamed up with a fellow card artist, Bard, on a few cards. I did the pencils and he painted in oils over them and did a really nice job. Martineck/Bard Sketches (Scan to the bottom of this link) Interestingly enough, Bard was supposed to be working on this set also, but for some reason wasn't able to get to it. So, these are the only Bard cards released in the set.

Here's a little eye candy of one of my Storm cards.

Later
WM























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Warren Martineck