Dragonbrush Studio creates artwork for a variety of industries, including advertising, comics, fantasy, and editorial magazines, gaming, conceptual art, and character design.
Advertising agency clients include Y&R, BBDO, Adrenaline, Havas Worldwide, JWT, Saatchi & Saatchi, and many more.
Comic book companies include Marvel Comics, Heroic Publishing, Brainstorm, Malibu Comics, Bluewater Productions, and Atomic Publishing.
Mediums I work in include traditional drawing and painting as well as digital.
I work primarily digitally today using Photoshop, Sketchbook Pro, Painter and a little Manga Studio.
Henry Martinez is the son of Cuban immigrants, he was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. The family immediately moved to Woodside, Queens where they spent most of their lives running the family restaurant. When things got rough financially in 1977 they moved to Puerto Rico, Colorado, Miami then back to NY where they wound up for the rest of their lives.
Back in New York, Henry attended the High School of Art & Design and the School of Visual Arts, both of which changed his life. A United Nations of art and friends, he made long-lasting friendships that still exist to this day.
The friendships he made at SVA led to work in Neal Adam’s Continuity Studios, where he learned the advertising storyboard skills which started his career in advertising that he still uses to this day. During this time he persevered and submitted work to smaller publishers which led to being printed, eventually leading him to his break at Marvel Comics.
His first published Marvel work was finishing up a Morbius issue which led to his work on Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance written by Howard Mackie, followed by the solo book Blaze, written by Larry Hama. After this he was hired by Malibu Comics on a fill-in issue of The All New Exiles, followed by three issues of Mantra, an unpublished Mantra story, and some character design work. After Marvel bought the line and shut it down, he went back to advertising while working for various independents including Brainstorm, and Heroic Publishing. He is currently working for Heroic, doing commissions, and is on a monthly series called Cult of Dracula with writer Rich Davis, which is currently being shopped around as a series or film.