Original Artwork - Online sale 45% off!

Hey Fam!

It’s been a while but I wanted to let any visitors know that I have a sale on RIGHT now, for 45% off the price of any Original artwork currently on the store.

You need to use the coupon code: ART45 - to get your 45% discount!

I’ll also be doing a massive print clearance sale in the early new year.
Everything must go, because I really refuse to take any old stock to conventions next year.

Can’t keep selling the same things forever, so that sale will be your last chance to get older prints before I take them all off, and start fresh for 2019!

I’m also currently working on a new book, but I’ll have more info about that soon..
Things are gearing up for the new year!


2018 and Beyond!

Well that is 2017 over with! What an insane amount of work I have done throughout the year!
Most of my work was for the Crystal Clans board game, where I have been creating all the artwork for this new table-top board game from Plaidhat Games.
It will be published worldwide, and was supposed to be released in October, but to my limited knowledge I think it was delayed so that it could be translated to other languages. 
It should be out in 2018 sometime, and I’ll update you all when I have any further info.


So after this week I’ll be wrapping up the 108th character card art illustration for Crystal Clans(like the illustration above), it has been an insane amount of work that has taken up basically all of 2017 and potentially even more of this new year.

As soon as I also get the all clear, I will post all of the artwork I have created so far. I am really looking forward to sharing it all with the world!
I also managed to do various covers this year for Aspen Comics, Udon Entertainment(thanks Jeff), and also contributed to the Mike Weiringo TELLOS Tribute books, where I illustrated 2 sequential pages for the tribute story. I’m sure I am forgetting heaps of things from this year, and while I’d like to knuckle down and give you a detailed list of 2017’s triumphs and trials - its just time to get on with the new year! I’m posting this on a whim, so I need to get back to work and finish this new clan artwork!
After this job is done, I will be focusing on what 2018’s goals will be in terms of publishing my own books and personal projects. I’ll check back in soon, when I have some solid plans to share with you all.
Once again, thanks for visiting my portfolio/rareblog website - don’t forget that I am most active on Instagram and facebook, and if you want to see me at any convention shows this year PLEASE let me know, but also let the convention organisers know too! 
Hope you all stay safe and have had a fantastic start to the new year,


Martin Abel

July 2016 - Update!

I can't believe it is July already! Slow down 2016!

So apart from numerous shows and jobs this year AND settling into our new home in Tasmania we have been working away on our very own PATREON!

Patreon is a platform similar to kickstarter, except it's an ongoing monthly place where I get to give you exclusive content and you can support my efforts in creating art.
You can check out my Patreon page here, or alternatively you can watch this little video I whipped up. (Although, there are some cool changes coming to the level and rewards system!)

An example of the Digital Sketchbook monthly content reward for Level 2!

Level 3 also get some awesome speed video rewards.

My next convention appearance is coming up super fast aswell, I'll be attending Sugar City Con in Mackay, Queensland! I've never been this far north of the country so it should be quite interesting.

Sadly my partner in crime, Jamie; will be staying home this time and it will be my first convention without her basically running the show in almost 3 years! Apologies in advance if I'm a little slower than her at the table. ;)

Hmm what else..
I've been experimenting with my art quite a bit lately, trying different mediums like a brilliant travel watercolour kit which I am loving to death. I've also been steering my work into the fantasy genre lately. It's just where I need to be creatively right now, and I also have a few projects and business ideas in the works.

I'll pop back soon for a better update with some new work and samples of what we have on Patreon for you. :)

Thanks again for your continued support and interest in my art.

Kind Regards,


Official MARTINABEL.com Re-launch!

Hey Guys!

We've finally had an overhaul here at martinabel.com with a new focus on showcasing Martins work to the world in an effort for some potential new clients to appreciate and take advantage of this young mans talent and to get his work out there in the mainstream!

The store is still here for everyone who is after our self published books and prints and also some more up to date and in depth info about Martin and his career in illustration.
So have a look around and be sure to let us know what you think of the new site!