Miles Fargo – Commissioned through discord
I could not be happier with the experience of working with Martin on my character portrait. That’s what it is, collaboration; I was included in the process from start to finish. With each draft he had new questions, and I eagerly welcomed the chance to take part. From the beginning I could sense a clear investment on his end, and am certain this is a passion he does not take for granted. I highly recommend a commission from this extraordinary human and artist, Martin Peder.
– Primus Legate Evocatus Dux Diomikato Aquila Aurix Bask of Onyx Eagle Legio XIX (Character name)
Jeroen Brouwer – Commissioned through discord
Very pleased with his work. Very professional and easy to talk to. Took his time to get a feel for what i wanted. And the result smashed my expectations. Will definitely be asking for other commissions from him in the future.
Desmond – Commissioned through discord
I provided Martin with several reference images for the vistage of the character and Martin expressed excitement at the inspiration. He then independently sought additional visual references keeping the themes I had shown an interest in.
I was fortunate enough to be able to view the process live and that allowed me to give feedback quickly. This feedback was received promptly and incorporated using artistic understandings I lacked, thus aiding the evolution of my concept. Two days of work and the line art was completed. Martin checked with me to guarantee my desires for the likeness were met – they were – and then began rendering in colour the following day.
The colour gradient from the lighting was more than I could have hoped for. It added a sense of drama to a static image by using contrast of vibrant reds to cold purples and blue in a way I couldn’t have conceived on my own.
When given the final version, I asked that the image be adjusted slightly to add additional details matching the markings on the character’s face to the arms and hand. The comment was acted on and a version with additional detail was shown to me within half an hour.
Having spoken in detail, let me conclude by simply saying;
This artist is easy to communicate with, listens to feedback and will give you something far more interesting than you had originally imagined. I am pleased, to say the least.
Sean Smith – Commissioned through discord
Working with Martin is incredibly pleasant, Not only did he provide professional service, I enjoyed speaking with him on a personal level, and he maintained a consistent level of enthusiasm and interest in the project I set before him. I would recommend Martin on these merits alone, but his style, attention to detail, and eye for color led to an end result beyond my most optimistic expectations. I provided Martin with a ton of detail, some of which did not naturally work well together, but ultimately the illustration was balanced, while maintaining all elements I expressed importance too.
He provided me with an exceptional portrait, at what I would consider a price much below its worth. I will be commissioning him again in the near future for another character concept that I would love to see in his style!