What was your very first commission (sketch) piece?
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Hello everyone!  Though I am not new to collecting - I am still new to getting commission pieces for my collection.  I have found them to be very addicting!  I got my very first one last year - and I am now up to six.  Which made me wonder... what was everyone else's very first commission piece?  And if you are comfortable sharing - why?

My very first commission piece was this Princess Leia sketch by Siya Oum done at Denver Comic Con 2018.  As for the why... just look at it - Siya killed it!?!

 

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This was mine 

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8 hours ago, Jking3437 said:

This was mine 

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Bruce Timm!  Very nice!  That is an awesome 1st sketch - and Harley too.  Thanks for sharing.

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Not the first commission I had done, but it was my first sketch cover.
Emi only had some small paper at Louisville Supercon 2018 - I think like 5"x7"? I just had her do it on the back of a Batman comic.

This was the second in collection of Studio Ghibli themed sketches for my son's room: San from Princess Mononoke.

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This was my first, I just became enamored with the idea that I could have a creator's sketch, I chose Don Perlin because he created Moon Knight :whee: I don't have an updated pic but I did get the Newton Rings fixed, thank you Brittany McManus :) 

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4 hours ago, austinhg said:

Not the first commission I had done, but it was my first sketch cover.
Emi only had some small paper at Louisville Supercon 2018 - I think like 5"x7"? I just had her do it on the back of a Batman comic.

This was the second in collection of Studio Ghibli themed sketches for my son's room: San from Princess Mononoke.

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I am not familiar with Emi Lenox (sorry) - but her art is beautiful!  Thanks for sharing!

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4 hours ago, ADAMANTIUM said:

This was my first, I just became enamored with the idea that I could have a creator's sketch, I chose Don Perlin because he created Moon Knight :whee: I don't have an updated pic but I did get the Newton Rings fixed, thank you Brittany McManus :) 

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For sure - to get a sketch of a character by the actual creator of said character - how could you go wrong!?!

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1 hour ago, DELTA 62 said:

I am not familiar with Emi Lenox (sorry) - but her art is beautiful!  Thanks for sharing!

Check out Plutona - she drew it and Jeff Lemire wrote it. They also teamed up this year for the Black Hammer one-shot: Cthu-Louise.

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3 hours ago, austinhg said:

Check out Plutona - she drew it and Jeff Lemire wrote it. They also teamed up this year for the Black Hammer one-shot: Cthu-Louise.

Will do!  Thanks!

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Thanks man - we have come a long way from head sketches on Fallen Son blanks . . .

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OK, here is my confession. I have been collecting comics since before 1970 with a large gap until 2016 (life happens). I had never even heard about sketch covers until that year (and listening to some CGC Boarders, I am way late to the party). That is fine.. I am making up for it now. My first exposure to any sketch cover was either a Natali Sanders Elektra cover or a @FAKadar Harley cover..... I was hooked. Here is what I think was my first Sketch cover (which has since been signed by Gal Gadot). Either way, my first cover was courtesy of Frank Kadar... and his covers are awesome!

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20 minutes ago, Ron C. said:

OK, here is my confession. I have been collecting comics since before 1970 with a large gap until 2016 (life happens). I had never even heard about sketch covers until that year (and listening to some CGC Boarders, I am way late to the party). That is fine.. I am making up for it now. My first exposure to any sketch cover was either a Natali Sanders Elektra cover or a @FAKadar Harley cover..... I was hooked. Here is what I think was my first Sketch cover (which has since been signed by Gal Gadot). Either way, my first cover was courtesy of Frank Kadar... and his covers are awesome!

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Still jealous of the Gal Gadot auto. 😄 

Still one of my favorite covers.

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4 hours ago, FAKadar said:

Still jealous of the Gal Gadot auto. 😄 

Still one of my favorite covers.

Gorgeous!  Absolutely gorgeous... and to then get it signed by Gal Gadot herself is priceless!?!

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I posted this in a couple other threads. I only started going to cons since 2014. And first non blank cover sketch I gotten was in 2014 a classic 9x12 Alex saviuk full body spidey. Since 2015 I been sticking to blank sketch covers. 

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Okay, not sure if this is what you mean but around 1990 I was at a convention getting comics signed (I used to get lots of comics signed back in the day) and there was a short line and when I looked to see why I saw that Paul Ryan was doing free sketches. "Artists at cons draw?!?!?" I had never seen or heard of such a thing. I stood in line and took out a backing board and asked for Reed Richards. The stretching arm goes around the back of the backing board and comes out the other side! I am pretty sure that was my first piece of art and it was definitely my first con sketch.

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First commission 

Edit: Wizard World Los Angeles.  Only time I had the honor of meeting Michael Turner.

 

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On 3/15/2019 at 6:23 AM, seanfingh said:

Thanks man - we have come a long way from head sketches on Fallen Son blanks . . .

I remember seeing the con head sketches popping up on the boards and being amazed at what people were getting. Then came the sketch ops on the boards. The bar was set higher by those ops.

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