Sunday, April 11, 2010

2007 Watercolor Painting by Tom Valente

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Tom Valente is a commercial artist whose done work for places like Cracked, and more recently contributed to the Justice League of America Rittenhouse Archives sketch card series. Thanks to the Martian Manhunter Fotolog, I was directed to his blog, which offered up two illustrations of the Manhunter from Mars.

Just a quick watercolor sketch of Martian Manhunter. I've always liked this character and he's also one of my fiancè favorites.

We've previously showed off Valente's work on the 2007 "ICE COLD MILK and AN OREO COOKIE" sketch and its colorized version, 2009's "LATE NIGHT SNACK...". I prepped most of this post in early November of last year, aside from editing the image for this blog's proportions. I chopped off a massive chunk from the top and bottom, then widened and digitally altered the piece, so you really have to click the link to see it as the artist intended. Also, I know I promised more in-depth posts this weekend, but I've fought hard through distractions (usual stuff, like shopping for a new bed and showering with a monkey,) to build up some surplus on my other blogs. I hate to neglect the Idol-Head, but there'll be some goodies this week to make up for it (like the last of the recent con sketches in my possession...)


LissBirds said...

Wow, very pensive. I like it. Very, very lovely color scheme as well. I can't believe someone can use the word "quick" and "watercolor" in the same sentence and have a piece turn out this good.

Nice to see some more art from Valente, as I loved the little Late Night Snack sketch.

You own a monkey? What's his/her name?

Diabolu Frank said...

Just kidding about the monkey. My girlfriend's favorite gift ever is the stuffed
Bobby Jack Jumbo Plush
I gave her for our anniversary last year. She named it Mon, and we take turns doing his voice. He's part of the family now. We'd never heard of the merchandising line, and our Mon has an entirely different, gentle, humble personality. Poor Mon's gotten a bit grubby over time, so I hand washed and bathed him tonight.

LissBirds said...

I thought maybe you had a capuchin running around the house. I didn't even know you could give a stuffed animal a bath without ruining it, so mine are all dusty. You learn something new every day...

mathematicscore said...

I like this. A meaner, tougher take on the JL cartoon J'onn.

will_in_chicago said...

I like this stern look for J'Onn. He looks like he might be ready to lecture Guy Gardner. The color scheme is great.